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 Latest News
    
  Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee
A 10-minute climb can increase fitness and motivation, researcher says

 

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You'll feel more energized if you do some easy stair walking rather than drinking caffeine, a new study recommends.

The study included college women who said they were chronically sleep deprived, meaning they got less than 6.5 hours of sleep a night.

On separate days, they consumed capsules with 50 milligrams of caffeine (roughly the am

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  House Delays Vote on Obamacare Overhaul
Revisions to initial GOP 'repeal and replace' plan didn't sit well with party moderates

 

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Republican pledge to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act remains on hold.

The GOP had hoped to replace the health reform law with its own version, but those efforts broke down Thursday evening when it became clear there weren't enough votes in the House of Representatives to do so.

The White House had bee

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   •  Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop'
  Skin cancer expert offers advice for protection against summer rays
 
   •  U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
  Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible
 
   •  Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health
  Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says
 
   •  Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop
  Research counters conventional wisdom about easy access to healthy food choices
 
   •  Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?
  Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities
 
   •  Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel
  Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds
 
   •  Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch
  Working with your doctor can help prevent chronic conditions
 
   •  Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
  By 85, many could use a hand, study finds
 
   •  Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby
  Mothers' support system also seems to have protective effect, study suggests
 
   •  Seizure Control Eases Life for Young Adults With Epilepsy
  Those with uncomplicated cases do as well as their siblings without the disorder, study finds
 
 FDA Approvals
 
   •  Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids
  Batten disease is a neurologic disorder that typically affects young children
 
   •  Rydapt Approved for Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  A blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow
 
   •  Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer
  First approved treatment for this disease in years
 
   •  1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved
  Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue
 
   •  FDA Approves Hep C Drugs for Kids 12 and Older
  Previously allowed only for adults
 
 FYI
 
   •  Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens
  Suggestions to limit TV and PC time
 
   •  Health Tip: How to Get Enough Vitamin D
  The sun isn't the only source
 
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