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Healthy Tip:  What’s Behind Iron Deficiency

Healthy Tip:  What’s Behind Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential mineral that's present in all cells. As a key component of hemoglobin in the blood, for example, it helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. continue reading »

Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study finds

Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study finds

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, according to preliminary clinical trial data presented today. continue reading »

DailyFeats Launches; New Online and Mobile Platform to Reward People for Doing Good

DailyFeats Launches; New Online and Mobile Platform to Reward People for Doing Good

Online Community Offers Recognition and Savings for Doing Positive Actions. DailyFeats, the online community that rewards and celebrates doing good, today launched its platform for sharing positive actions at www.dailyfeats.com. continue reading »

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. continue reading »

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Less Invasive Surgery Just as Effective for Some Breast Cancer Patients

When breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, many doctors believe that removing several more nodes provides better treatment. But a new study suggests otherwise. The finding may change the way early-stage breast cancer is treated in some patients. continue reading »

Pediatricians’ Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Pediatricians’ Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Experts say ultraviolet-A rays in booths are 10 to 15 times higher than midday sun. In a new policy statement issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said it supports legislation that would bar children from using tanning beds or other artificial tanning devices. continue reading »

El asma, la diabetes y otras condiciones de salud ocasionan más riesgos

El asma, la diabetes y otras condiciones de salud ocasionan más riesgos

CDC recomienda que las personas con condiciones crónicas de salud se vacunen contra la influenza. Si usted es uno de los millones de estadounidenses con una condición de salud crónica como el asma, la diabetes continue reading »

Severe Heart Attack No More Deadly to Women Than Men

Severe Heart Attack No More Deadly to Women Than Men

But women who have a certain type of heart attack tend to be older and sicker, raising death risk. Gender does not appear to have any impact on the risk of dying following a severe heart attack, new research indicates. continue reading »

Health Tip: Unwind With Yoga

But practice it correctly. Yoga may be a great way to exercise, relax and even relieve pain. But the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says you can do more harm than good if you practice yoga incorrectly. continue reading »

¿Cuánta Vitamina D Necesitan las Preadolescentes?

En invierno, las preadolescentes necesitarían más vitamina D, ya sea a través de la alimentación o suplementos, para tener huesos sanos. continue reading »