February 17, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals

Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — America’s love affair with gluten-free foods may come at a cost: greater intake of the toxic metals arsenic and mercury, a new study contends. “These results indicate that there could be unintended consequences of eating a gluten-free diet,” said study

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February 17, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s not perfect, but this year’s flu vaccine is a fairly good match for the circulating viruses, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Overall, the vaccine is 48 percent effective. For the predominant circulating influenza

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February 17, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Depression in and just after pregnancy is most often associated with moms-to-be, but a new study shows expectant dads can have similar symptoms. Expectant and new fathers who are in poor health or have high levels of stress are

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February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There’s preliminary evidence that adequate amounts of vitamin D might help lower rates of respiratory infections. These infections include colds, bronchitis and pneumonia, the researchers said. In a review of past trials of people taking vitamin D supplements,

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February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Sore Throat: Is It Mono?

How do you know if your sore throat is caused by mononucleosis? Having a sore throat can be a symptom of many conditions, and many people wonder if their own sore throat might be a sign of something more serious than the common cold. Specifically, infectious mononucleosis (“mono“) and infection

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February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Student-Athletes Don’t Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Most injuries to student-athletes occur during routine practices, but only about a third of public high schools have a full-time trainer, according to the U.S.-based National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). “It’s important to have the right sports safety

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