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Less than half of parents exclusively follow safe sleep recommendations for infants, study finds
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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests.
The combo pill has been dubbed the "Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS)" supplement, based on trial in which it was studied previously.
- Steven Reinberg
- August 23, 2017
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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For people at increased risk of heart disease, intensive blood pressure control may be just as safe as standard treatment, a new study finds.
Experts said the results bolster the case for more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure.
Two years ago, a U.S. government-funded tria...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You go to the fair for corn dogs and cotton candy, not an infectious swine flu.
Researchers are warning that flu can spread among pigs at agricultural fairs and then make the leap to humans, which could potentially lead to a swine flu epidemic.
The good news is that people can take...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who spend less time each night in the dream stage of sleep may be more likely to succumb to dementia as they age, new research suggests.
Known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, this critical phase "occurs in intervals throughout the night, and is characterized by more dreaming and r...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even if local health officials say it's safe, cloudy drinking water may have the potential to cause vomiting and diarrhea, a new research review finds.
Researchers looked at past North American and European studies exploring the link between water cloudiness, or turbidity, and tummy troubles...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids and young adults targeted by cyberbullies appear to be twice as likely to hurt themselves or to attempt suicide than their non-bullied counterparts, a new study finds.
Cyberbullies themselves aren't immune, either. They're also more likely to have suicidal thoughts and take suicidal act...
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