Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If traveling is in your near future, there are a number of things you can do to keep from getting sick and spoiling your trip. “We are having a bad cold and flu season, so it is really important to remember to practice good general health hygiene so…

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Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds. “Falls among men and women 65 and older are a common, costly and growing public health problem,” said lead researcher Curtis Florence, a health economist with the U.S. Centers…

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Why 'False News' Spreads Faster Than Truth

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Amid growing concerns about the impact of “fake news,” a new study finds that false stories take off much faster than truth on Twitter. The study, of news and rumors shared by 3 million Twitter users, found that false information spreads more quickly and further than accurate information.…

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Exercise an Antidote for Aging

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be your best option, researchers report. The findings “debunk the assumption that aging automatically makes us more frail,” said researcher Janet Lord. She is director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the…

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