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17 Aug

Sleep and Diabetes Risk in Children

Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes, study finds

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Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Five years after heart bypass surgery, patients whose operation was done using a heart-lung pump lived longer than those whose surgeons didn't use the device, a new study finds.

Since the 1990s, two different approaches have been commonly used by heart surgeons to perform coronary artery byp...

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Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mom was right -- eating breakfast really is important.

Without it, kids may not get recommended amounts of nutrients, British researchers suggest.

"This study provides evidence that breakfast is key for parents to ensure that their children are getting the nutrition they need," said...

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Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Online training for nurses increased hospital patients' use of medication that can prevent potentially deadly blood clots, a new study reveals.

Nurses sometimes won't give the blood thinning drugs if patients don't want them. So researchers developed the training to teach nurses how to respon...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • August 17, 2017
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4 Ways to Jazz Up Your Salad

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Salads are a diet staple for good reason -- they're low calorie and filling.

But they can also become boring, and if you need high-fat dressings to jazz them up, you defeat their purpose.

Here are four ways to rethink your salad.

Start by experimenting with new leafy green...

'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Zika infections has dropped dramatically in Florida this summer, and scientists say herd immunity may be the reason why.

In practical terms, herd immunity means that people traveling to the United States from South America and the Caribbean may have ...

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  • August 17, 2017
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Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two major chronic lung diseases -- asthma and COPD -- kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report finds.

The study calculates that 3.2 million people died in 2015 from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) -- a group of lung conditions that includes emphysema and chr...

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  • August 16, 2017
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