Humidity Won't Hamper Spread of Flu Virus

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Humidity doesn’t hinder the ability of flu viruses to infect people, claims a new study that challenges a long-held belief that the viruses become less active in moist conditions. The researchers found that mucus and other airway secretions expelled during coughs or sneezes protect flu viruses when they’re…

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Never Ignore Depression

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren’t getting the help they need, sometimes because they don’t know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma that can still surround mental health issues. But the numbers are too great to ignore. Up…

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Could Early Birth Hinder Adult Success?

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely or very small may not fare as well in life as those born full-term, a new research review suggests. Adults who were born tiny or early may be more likely to lag behind educationally and professionally. They’re also more likely to use social services, according…

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The Keto Diet Is Popular, But Is It Safe?

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fatty cuts of meat. Thick slabs of cheese. Stacks of bacon. These are a few of the keystones of the trendy “keto” diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan that’s sweeping the nation. The diet is intended to alter your body’s metabolism, putting it into a state called ketosis,…

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