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Heart disease associated with NSAIDs

Heart disease associated with NSAIDs

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Research has shown that taking NSAIDs can raise the risk of heart disease, particularly heart attacks and strokes. To keep your risk low, if you use NSAIDs, take the lowest dose possible for the shortest amount of time necessary to relieve your symptoms. NSAIDs are drugs commonly used to treat pain […]

Chocolate milk, saltier food heading back to schools

Chocolate milk, saltier food heading back to schools

Donald Trump administration changing standards set by Obama on low-fat foods and lower sodium levels BY LINDSDAY WISE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Chocolate milk is coming back on the school lunch menu. So are white bread and saltier food. Several paragraphs tucked into a massive 1,665-page government spending bill released Monday would relax Obama-era […]

How much vitamin D do you need?

How much vitamin D do you need?

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Understanding how much vitamin D you need can be confusing because there are different recommendations about how much vitamin D adults should get. Using the recommendations that fall on the low end, many adults don’t get the amount of vitamin D they should. Because few foods contain vitamin […]

Tips to ease the pain of childhood immunizations

Tips to ease the pain of childhood immunizations

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE “Immunizations” is a word most parents or children don’t want to hear. Yet, immunizations play an important role in keeping many spreadable, harmful diseases away from children and infants. “In the U.S., vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps and whooping cough, can happen and will happen,” says Dr. […]

CDC urges lookout for Zika-related epilepsy

CDC urges lookout for Zika-related epilepsy

BY DANIEL CHANG MIAMI HERALD/TNS Federal health officials writing in a medical journal on Monday urged doctors to be on the lookout for Zika-related seizures and epilepsy among infants born to mothers infected with the virus while pregnant. Citing recent studies that found seizures and epilepsy reported in some infants exposed to Zika while in […]

Study: Cigarettes go better with booze than weed

Study: Cigarettes go better with booze than weed

BY TRACY SEIPEL MERCURY NEWS/TNS For millennials, cigarettes go better with booze than they do with weed. That’s the conclusion of a new University of California, San Francisco study showing tobacco accompanied by alcohol gives cigarette smokers a greater perceived reward than when they smoke cigarettes while using marijuana. The article, published Tuesday online in […]

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their health care provider about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. That’s according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening […]

How to fend off skin damage and illness while traveling

How to fend off skin damage and illness while traveling

BY LISA IANNUCCI TRAVELPULSE/TNS Flying can take its toll on your body. From the dry air on the plane to the jet lag and the dehydration, you might not feel your best when you arrive at your destination. Studies have shown that flying can also increase your risk of contracting influenza, bronchitis, tuberculosis and more. […]

Think before you eat to help ward off Alzheimer’s

Think before you eat to help ward off Alzheimer’s

A poor diet can increase the risk of developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, which in turn can end up compromising an individual’s cognitive function. BY JUDITY GRAHAM KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Diets designed to boost brain health, targeted largely at older adults, are a new, noteworthy development in the field of nutrition. The latest […]

Take a mindful approach to fighting spring allergens

Take a mindful approach to fighting spring allergens

FAMILY FEATURES While springtime means blooming flowers, warmer temperatures and more time spent outdoors, it also means allergies and pollen. Tackling dust mite matter, tree pollen and animal dander is completely different from protecting your home against the winter flu and requires a new regimen of preparation and cleaning. Take on spring allergens by refreshing […]