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DDW: Ingested Button Battery Can Cause Gastric Injury

Ingestion of a button battery (BB) can cause mucosal damage in pediatric patients, even without symptoms, according to a study presented at the 2019 Digestive Disease Week, held from May 18 to 21 in San Diego. Racha T. Khalaf, M.D., from the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of the medical records...

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Health Tip: Bed Bug Protection

--Bed bugs hitchhike from place to place by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage and more. The small nuisances live on the blood of animals or humans and can be quite resilient, says the Environmental Protection Agency. To help prevent bed bugs in your home, the EPA suggests: Check secondhand furniture for bed bugs before bringing it home. Use...

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Health Tip: Safely Storing Guns

--Every year, thousands of people in the United States are injured or killed by guns, says KidsHealth. If you decide to keep a gun in your home, proper storage can help keep your family safe. If you have a gun at home, KidsHealth urges: Keep the gun unloaded and locked away. Lock the bullets in a place separate from the gun. Hide the keys to both...

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Open Heart Surgery Beats Stents for Multivessel Disease

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery may be a better treatment option than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery, according to a study published online May 1 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Suresh R. Mulukutla, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues...

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Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD

Parents often fret when their teen drivers get behind the wheel, but parents of teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may now have added worries. A new study found that teens with ADHD are significantly more likely to get into a car crash than their peers. During the first month a teen with ADHD is driving, the risk of an auto...

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Health Highlights: May 20, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Walking During Work Meetings Bring Benefits Holding work meetings while taking a walk outdoors offers a number of benefits, researchers report. Not only does it provide much needed exercise for people who are often tied to their desks for the entire...

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Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as Adults

Just a few extra pounds during adolescence may translate into higher odds for heart disease in adulthood, a new study of young men suggests. It included about 1.7 million Swedish men who began military service at ages 18 or 19 between 1969 and 2005. They were followed for up to 46 years. During the follow-up, nearly 4,500 were diagnosed with cardiomyopathy,...

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1 in 5 Kids Don't Strap on Helmets Before Biking

Many American kids don't don helmets when biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a troubling new poll finds. Among more than 1,300 parents surveyed, 18% said their kids never wear helmets while biking, 58% said their kids don't wear helmets while skateboarding, and 61% said their children don't wear helmets when riding scooters, according to the...

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The Top 5 Veggies to Add to Your Diet

The guidelines to eat more vegetables are clear, and eating a rainbow of colors gets you the widest variety of nutrients and phyto-nutrients, those hard-to-duplicate compounds that go beyond vitamins and minerals. But whether you're at the farmers' market or choosing a side dish at a restaurant, are some vegetables better than others? A research study...

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The Best Exercises for Brain Health

There's a lot you can learn from your elders, starting with the results of a multi-year study of exercise and brain health in seniors. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Miami compared results of two sets of brain scans and tests measuring memory and thinking skills in 876 seniors. The tests were done five years apart. The...

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Green Gold

The signing of the 2018 Farm Bill by Trump in December last year paved the way for a more widespread (yet still restricted) cultivation of hemp and a more regulated cannabidiol (CBD) market. And that market is currently booming, with a forecasted revenue of over 22 million by 2022. But there is still a lot […]

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Worshipping The Wine (or Beer) God or Godess

For many Americans, alcohol is a big part of their life. No matter the occasion, from weddings to birthday parties, family gatherings to date nights, most assume alcohol will be available. In fact, more than 50% of people say they would enjoy a major event less if alcohol was prohibited. But at what point does […]

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The Veneral Pest Returns

The history of syphilis makes interesting reading. For a start, there’s controversy about its origins. Some believe it to have been prevalent from at least 3000BC, whereas the more popular theory links its general introduction to the world to the return of the Columbus navigators from the New World in 1493. Regardless of its actual […]

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