Dinosaurs Dealt With Pesky Ticks, Too

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Dinosaurs probably didn’t do “tick checks,” but even they had to put up with the blood-sucking critters, a piece of fossilized amber reveals. Researchers say they’ve found a 100-million-year-old piece of Burmese amber that contained an extinct type of tick grasping a dinosaur feather. It’s the first direct…

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Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Physical activity appears to help people with lymphoma survive their disease. That finding comes from a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers of nearly 4,100 people with lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells that normally help fight infection. “As physicians, we recommend physical activity…

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Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Yet again, the nation’s leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is standing by its original recommendation that women who have already gone through menopause should avoid using female hormones to guard against osteoporosis or…

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Tips for Healthy, Happy Travels

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city. Prescription medications are the top priority, according to the U.S. Centers…

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