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Live Longer, Exercise

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  Older men can live longer if they exercise everyday. In Your Health Minute, Even a few minutes of light exercise day can help lower the risk of early death in older men. That’s according to a long term U-K study of nearly 12 hundred men in their later 70’s. Each additional 30 minutes a day of light activity like…

Pregnant Women Can Get Vaccines

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  Some doctors say its ok for pregnant women to get vaccinations. In Your Health Minute, Vaccination during pregnancy is not harmful to infants. That’s according to a new government study of 400 thousand newborns. Babies whose moms got a flu, tetanus , diphtheria or whooping cough vaccine had no increased risk of health problems during the first six months…

Common For Newborn Babies to have a Stroke

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Teens who suffered strokes as babies have few side effects. In Your Health Minute, Believe it or not, one in 4 thousand newborns suffer a stroke before during or after birth. But, a stroke in a baby does not have the same lasting impact as those in adults. Georgetown University researchers studied 12 youth who had a perinatal stroke that…

Vaping Teens

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Researchers ask teens why they smoke e cigarettes. In Your Health Minute, A new government study reveals teens are impressionable when it comes to e-cigarettes. Researchers found 39 percent of those who had tried e-cigarettes did so because a friend or family member vaped. One-third said they were enticed by the flavors like mint,  fruit or chocolate. And 17 percent…

Washing Your Hands can Save Lives

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Basic hand washing being urged to stop the spread of disease. In Your Health Minute,   New research suggests improving hand hygiene in all healthcare facilities not just hospitals can save lives. The French study included 13 nursing homes that required all staff, residents and visitors to wash their hands. After one year, these facilities had fewer deaths , especially…

Inhaling Cleaning Products can Affect Your Lungs

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Inhaling strong cleaning products can affect your lungs In Your Health Minute, Women who work as cleaners may be at risk for lung problems later in life Researchers in Norway followed over 6 thousand women fo rmore than 20 years. Those who regularly used cleaning products at work or at home had a faster decline in lung function than their…

Single Fathers Less Likely to be Health Conscious

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  Single dads less likely to take care of their health. In Your Health Minute, Some concerning findings about single fathers. A Canadian study shows they have more than twice the risk of early death than single mothers or parents with partners. Researchers say single dads are more likely to eat a poor diet and binge drink than single mothers…

Processed Foods Could Lead to Cancer

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  Processed foods are linked to cancer , according to some experts. In Your Health Minute, Eating a lot of highly processed foods may increase the risk of cancer. Researchers from France and Brazil tracked the diets of over 100 thousand adults. People who ate 10-percent more packaged snacks, fizzy drinks and ready meals has a 12 percent higher risk…

Mothers Prenatal Care Paid by Parent’s Insurance

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More adult pregnant women getting prenatal care paid for by their parent’s insurance coverage. In Your Medical Minute, Allowing young adults to stay on their parents insurance has increased prenatal care according to a new Harvard study. In 2011 Obama Care expanded parents coverage until the age of 26. Since then, more young women have gotten prenatal care and there…

Early Onset Dementia

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Childhood heart defects are somehow linked to dementia. In Your Health Minute, People who survive a childhood heart defect may face a higher risk of early onset dementia. Researchers in Denmark followed over 10-thousand adults born with a hear defect. They were 60 percent more likely to develop dementia than their peers and 160 percent more likely to be diagnosed…