FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it’s considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely. “The concerns around flavors in tobacco are not new. For years, we have recognized that flavors in these products appeal to…

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The High Costs of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sharp increases in Alzheimer’s disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals. About 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease — 5.5 million of them aged 65 and older. By 2025, the number of seniors with Alzheimer’s could reach…

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Cutting Out Late Night Calories

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight comes down to eating fewer calories than you burn. But beyond that basic rule, studies done at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., show that when you eat those calories could have an effect on your weight and your health. Unlike our ancestors who went…

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A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found. Microparticles inserted into small blood vessels around the knee helped reduce the pain and improve function in eight arthritis sufferers, according to clinical trial results. The results were presented…

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Booze Boosts Your Heart Rate

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You might think that glass of wine or beer helps you relax at the end of a long day, but researchers report that it actually makes your heart race. And the more you drink, the faster your heart beats. To come to that conclusion, German doctors monitored the…

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