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Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines

Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash. Any amount of physical activity -- even two minutes' worth -- can add up to huge benefits for your immediate and long-term health, according to the new edition of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Previously,...

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Health Tip: Limit Fat, Sugar and Salt in Your Child's Diet

-- Childhood is the perfect time to start healthy eating habits, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. While children need fat in their diets to get the daily energy they need, too much fat can lead to health problems, especially if it's in the form of saturated fat that can lead to heart disease later in life. Children should be offered healthier...

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FDA Approves Yupelri (revefenacin) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

DUBLIN, Ireland, HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH) ("Theravance Biopharma") and Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) ("Mylan") today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the  New Drug Application (NDA) for Yupelri (revefenacin)...

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Major Injuries Take a Toll on Mental Health

People who've suffered major traumatic injuries are at much greater risk for mental health problems and suicide, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 19,000 people in the Canadian province of Ontario who suffered serious injuries. Most of the injuries (89 percent) were accidental rather than intentional (for example, car crashes...

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Breaking the Smoking-Drinking Connection

Smoking and drinking often go hand-in-hand, stimulating pleasure centers in the brain. But there's even more to this unhealthy relationship than meets the eye. Researchers have found that nicotine in cigarettes cancels out the sleepiness caused by alcohol, basically allowing people to keep drinking … and smoking. The two vices feed off of each other. It...

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Health Tip: Prevent Temper Tantrums

-- Temper tantrums are a way of getting attention and expressing displeasure among younger kids who can't express their needs or control their emotions, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Tantrums tend to be worst between ages 2 and 3, and rarely occur after age 4. Being tired, hungry or sick can make them worse, the agency says. Here are...

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Your 6-Month-Old Isn't Sleeping Through the Night? Relax

If your 6-month-old still wakes up at 2 a.m., a new study suggests you don't lose any additional sleep worrying about it. Even if she's still not getting six to eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye at night by her first birthday, it doesn't mean your baby isn't developing normally. And, rest assured, it probably won't hurt your child's thinking,...

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AHA: Heart Attacks More Common Now in Younger People, Especially Women

Heart attacks once characterized as a part of "old man's disease" -- are increasingly occurring in younger people, especially women, according to new research. The study, presented Sunday at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting in Chicago and published in the AHA journal Circulation, sought to investigate heart attacks in the...

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Breast Milk, Formula Affect Baby's 'Microbiome' in Different Ways

Breast milk and infant formula both encourage the growth of similar types of bacteria in a baby's digestive system, but the bacteria from the two forms of food work differently, researchers report. These differences could have health effects that are currently unclear, according to the researchers. Good bacteria in the digestive tract play an important...

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Could a Natural Protein Help Fight Obesity?

It's a finding only observed so far in mice, but researchers say that a naturally occurring protein triggered significant weight loss in obese rodents. The scientists said the protein -- FGFBP3 (BP3 for short) -- might offer a new way to treat obesity as well as conditions associated with metabolic syndrome, such as type 2 diabetes and fatty liver...

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No Baby Plus No HIV

What if there was a device that could stop you from getting pregnant as well as protect you from HIV? Well, one day soon, there might be. Researchers are currently working on a vaginal ring that releases both levonorgestrel (a contraceptive hormone) and dapivirine (an antiviral effective against HIV) that can be left in place […]

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Vitamin D: Our most controversial vitamin?

Over the past two decades, we have learned a lot about vitamin D. For a start, it shouldn’t really be called a vitamin, because it isn’t. A vitamin is defined as “A compound that is vital for normal growth and nutrition that is required in small quantities in our diet because it is not made by […]

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Beware the online pharmacy in sheep’s clothing

Buying medicines online is very tempting. Shopping from the safety of your couch in your living room seems like a great way to save time and money, particularly when these drugs are just soooooooo much cheaper than what your local drug store can offer.But the old saying “If it seems too good to be true, […]

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