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Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They’re Thinner Than They Are


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S.

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence


By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit — it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.

5 Things You Need to Know About Vitamin D Deficiency


Imagine there were a nutrient that could protect your bones, brain and heart, and maybe even help you live longer.

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations


TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an “emergency situation” could arise within weeks.

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.

10 New Ways to Do a Plank


Planks are one of the best ways to tone your abdominal muscles and strengthen your entire body. Once you’ve mastered holding a perfect plank, why not challenge yourself a bit more with one of these new variations?

2 Courts, 2 Different Decisions on Key Obamacare Provision


By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a wild day for Obamacare, two federal appeals courts arrived at completely different conclusions Tuesday on the use of financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website exchange.

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics


By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk.

Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows


TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) – High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds.

The Reason Why Your Peaches Are Being Recalled


Photo: Getty Images Who doesn’t love stone fruit in the summer? Well, if you’ve bought any in bulk recently at stores like Trader Joe’s and Costco, it’s time to listen up: California-based Wawona Packing Co.

Obamacare Dealt Setback by Federal Appeals Court


By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a bombshell ruling that could potentially play havoc with Obamacare, a federal appeals court said Tuesday that the financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance though the federal HealthCare.gov website exchange are illegal.

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study


By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly.

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia


TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise


TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Could Yogurt Help Lower High Blood Pressure?


Photo: Getty Images MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too


By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child’s stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them.

Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig’s Disease


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of the disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, Italian researchers report.

MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn


TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epilepsy


Photo: Getty Images Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as Mel Gibson’s daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot, was found dead in Houston on Saturday at age 21.


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