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Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism


SUNDAY, Nov. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a challenge for families of children with autism because sensory overload can trigger major meltdowns, an expert says.

‘Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies


SATURDAY, Nov. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns.

5 Myths and Facts About Sagging Breasts


Getty Images “If you don’t want your boobs to hit your knees by the time you’re 30, always wear a bra, even to bed,” Halle Berry recently told InStyle.

How to Host (or Attend) a Successful Friendsgiving


Getty Images Let’s face it: Thanksgiving is the most delicious holiday of the year, with possibly the best leftovers ever.

5 Signs You Should Take a Break From Social Media


Getty Images In a tech-obsessed society where 500 million tweets are sent per day and 1.28 billion people use Facebook on a regular basis, how can you tell when your own love of “checking in” has gone too far?

Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks


FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds.

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens’ Drinking


FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Close friends have more influence on teens’ alcohol use than their general peer group does, a new study says.

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds


FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Those air-blown hand dryers in public restrooms may spread far more germs than conventional paper towels, a new study suggests.

10 Fitness Trackers Worthy of a Spot on Your Wish List


It’s great to be an independent woman and all, but going at your fitness pursuits solo isn’t always the most productive scenario for reaching your goals.

Tattoo-Removal Laser May Help Reduce Acne Scars


Getty Images By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows.

5 Reasons to Love Cinnamon


Getty Images Cinnamon is one of my feel-good foods. The scent reminds me of fall, my favorite time of year, and brings back memories of making apple pies with my mom, and celebrating the holidays.

How Texting Can Seriously Mess Up Your Spine


Photo: Surgical Technology International If you’re the type of person who’s constantly glued to your phone, be warned: Looking down at your screen can be the equivalent of putting up to 60 pounds of extra weight on your spine, according to a new analysis published in the journal Surgical Technology International. You already know that the caved shoulders habit is bad posture and a recipe for back pain.

Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted


FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is a safe and effective way to manage the disease and reduce the risk of stroke.

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stroke outcomes are better when patients are treated in an ambulance by a neurologist equipped with a CT scanner and clot-busting drugs, German researchers report.

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men


FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being the boss at work seems to raise the odds for symptoms of depression among women, but not men, a new study finds.

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man’s Brain Yields Genetic Secrets


FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve mapped the genome — the genetic “blueprint” — of a tapeworm extracted from a British man’s brain, in hopes it might help others with this very rare infection.

Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows


FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene.

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes


By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests.

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start … for Now


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season is off to a slow but detectable start.

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney


THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another.


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