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  • Warm Weather Stirs Up Amoeba Warning

    June 18, 2013 12:41 PM 7

    iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Florida health officials are urging swimmers to steer clear of stagnant water, which could be home to millions of microscopic killers. Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba invisible to the naked eye, loves to lurk in warm, standing water, according to a warning released by the Florida Department of Health. And while

  • WHO urges tougher food marketing rules to curb childhood obesity

    June 18, 2013 11:33 AM 6

    LONDON (Reuters) - The marketing of unhealthy foods to children has proven "disastrously effective", driving obesity by using cheap social media channels to promote fat-, salt- and sugar-laden foods, the World Health Organisation's Europe office said on Tuesday. The United Nations health agency called for tighter controls on such marketing, saying tougher

  • Alternative therapies, supplements can cause side effects

    June 18, 2013 11:04 AM 1

    Some complementary medicine approaches have been proven safe, while others have not. "Complementary" therapies are those used alongside conventional medicine. Recent research has disproven the usefulness of many of these therapies, but found others to be helpful. * Gingko biloba did not slow mental decline, improve memory or reduce blood pressure

  • Encephalitis season arrives in northern India with fears 2013 will be the deadliest in years

    June 18, 2013 8:07 AM 55

    While India’s efforts against polio and tuberculosis get plenty of attention, the poor farmers and day laborers of eastern Uttar Pradesh state face an almost-silent emergency, battling a disease that has killed thousands of children over the past eight years. Many families have taken out crushing loans for treatment. The children who survive often cannot

  • Ukraine kids at risk from low vaccination rates

    June 18, 2013 6:39 AM 12

    In this Monday, April 23, 2013 photo pediatrician Fyodor Lapiy examines a child before administering him a combined vaccine against diphtheria, whopping cough and tetanus in Children's Hospital No. 1 in Kiev,Ukraine. Only about one-half of Ukraine’s children are fully immunized against vaccine-preventable communicable diseases in line with local health

  • Sunscreen is valuable, but different types produce different results

    June 18, 2013 5:58 AM 15

    White House, NASA want help hunting asteroids Yes, skin protection is essential, especially with skin cancer rates on the rise in many populations around the world. But sunscreens come with often confusing labels and long, unpronounceable lists of chemical and other ingredients. How do you know which are safe to slather on you or your kids? The first

  • High-Fat Diet May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

    June 17, 2013 11:31 PM 16

    Diets high in saturated fat and sugar may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and a new study may explain why. In the study, participants who ate a diet high in saturated fat (including lots of beef and bacon) and "high glycemic index" foods (such as white rice and white bread) had an increase in levels of a protein called amyloid-beta in their

  • Meningitis warning given ahead of NYC's Gay Pride weekend 

    June 17, 2013 9:01 PM 8

    People traveling to New York City for Gay Pride events over the June 28-30 weekend are being told to seek advice about vaccination for invasive meningococcal disease, in a report released Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Doctors from Weill Cornell Medical College and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are raising the alarm

  • Testosterone boosts women's mental skills

    June 17, 2013 8:35 PM 22

    There’s new hope for postmenopausal women suffering from a decline in memory. Researchers announced results of a new study Monday that shows postmenopausal women had better improvement in verbal learning and memory after receiving treatment with testosterone gel, compared to those who received a placebo. The findings were presented June 17 at The Endocrine

  • Red-meat intake linked to increased risk of diabetes

    June 17, 2013 8:31 PM 7

    Eating more unprocessed and processed red meat over time raises risk of type 2 diabetes. The latest nutrition news may put a damper on your desire to grill hot dogs, pork chops and T-bone steaks this summer. Increasing your intake of red meat over time is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a large, long-term study out Monday