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Health News for 07/30/14

July 30, 2014

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

For patients with asthma, just believing an odor is potentially harmful is enough to trigger airway inflammation for at least 24 hours, a new study indicates.
Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

Each year in the United States, at least 2,000 Americans die from extreme heat or cold, floods or lightning, health officials said Wednesday.
Health Highlights: July 30, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Clues to whether a person is at risk for suicide could lie in a simple blood test, a new study suggests.
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.
Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are more than twice as likely as others to develop severe memory problems later in life, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses

Sunglasses are more than just fashionable, they also reduce the risk of sun damage to your eyes.
Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

A blister usually can be managed at home with careful cleaning. But it's important to watch for signs of infection.
Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to boost longevity, a new research review suggests.
Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

A simple blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida, new research finds.
Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, these wounds usually heal well if left alone, an expert notes.
Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.
Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

Chlorine helps keep pool water clean, but it can also make swimmers more likely to develop eye infections, doctors say.
Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

Want young children to embrace a more healthful diet?
Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The time at which heart attack patients arrive at the hospital may affect their chances for survival, new research suggests.
Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

Successful negotiations may depend on more than diplomacy. When it comes to negotiating, men with wider faces may have an advantage, according to a new study.
Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review.

 

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