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About half of American adults have food allergies, survey says

December 13, 2017

Americans typically associate food allergies with children, but new research suggests that nearly half of all food allergies begin during adulthood. While children often have nut or shellfish...

For some men, exercise may carry a potential risk

December 12, 2017

For some men, easing up on exercise might provide some benefits. A recent study found that white men who exercise intensely are 86 percent more likely to get plaque buildup in the heart arteries by...

Pet dog may protect unborn child from getting eczema

December 11, 2017

Having a dog as a pet can be rewarding on many levels, from companionship to security. But can Fido help a pregnant woman protect her unborn child from a chronic disease? New research says yes, at...

Study suggests e-cigarettes are gateway for kids to real cigarettes

December 8, 2017

Kids who try electronic cigarettes are more than twice as likely to take up tobacco cigarettes. That’s the finding from a group of researchers in Canada, who found that e-cigarettes appear to be a...

The Grinch diagnosed: Major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern

December 13, 2017

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. And maybe ill, too. Consider the symptoms from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and its adaptations. Grinch’s heart is an empty hole, two sizes too small,...