Could Aspirin Help Keep Alzheimer's Away?

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If new research in mice bears out in humans, that daily low-dose aspirin many people take to keep heart trouble at bay might also protect their brains against Alzheimer’s. Scientists report aspirin appeared to help clear out plaques of waste material called amyloid beta in the brain. Those…

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Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Seniors are giving rave reviews for medical marijuana. In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers. Nine out of 10 liked it so much they said they’d recommend medical pot to others.…

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Sports Safety: It's Not Just Child's Play

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Playing sports offers plenty of fitness and other developmental benefits for kids, but injuries are common. Every year, more than 2.6 million U.S. children aged 19 and under are treated in the ER for sports- and recreation-related injuries. If your child plays team sports, start by vetting the…

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Teens Sneaking Juul E-Cig Into Classrooms

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Parents, if you want to find out whether your teenagers are “juuling” in school, you might consider checking their Twitter accounts. That’s what California researchers did, and after sifting through more than 80,000 tweets, they found almost 1 in 25 detailed using the tiny e-cigarette device during class…

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To Fight Childhood Obesity, Moms to the Rescue

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Moms can play a big role in combating America’s childhood obesity epidemic, researchers contend. The key: kids are less likely to be obese if their mothers follow five healthy habits, according to the report from Harvard. The five habits are: eating a healthy diet; exercising regularly; maintaining a…

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