The Paleo Diet: Fad or Not So Fad?

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The so-called “Paleo” diet, which cuts out a number of food groups to bring about weight loss, has been around for several years now and at first blush may sound like just another fad. But some recent scientific studies since the diet became popular have found that the…

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Hit-and-Run Deaths on the Rise

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hit-and-run deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2016, a new report shows. “Hit-and-run crashes in the United States are trending in the wrong direction,” said David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “Our analysis shows that hit-and-run crashes are a…

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HIV Drug Appears Safe During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs to prevent HIV-positive pregnant women from infecting their unborn babies appear safe and don’t raise the risk for premature birth or infant death, new research indicates. The U.S. scientists said their findings should ease worries among expectant mothers treated with antiviral regimens that contain the drug tenofovir…

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Many Opioid Overdoses May Be Suicides

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the United States grapples with an ongoing opioid epidemic, experts are calling attention to a hidden aspect of the crisis: Many overdose deaths may, in fact, be suicides. The researchers describe suicide as a “silent contributor” to the nation’s opioid overdose death rate. It’s hard to know…

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Restless Legs Linked to Brain Changes

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Structural changes in the area of the brain that processes sensations may be linked with restless legs syndrome, a new study suggests. People with restless legs syndrome experience uncomfortable sensations in the legs and a need to move them. It often occurs in the evening and at night,…

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