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Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas


MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Since HIV first appeared in humans in the early 1980s, scientists have been laboring to discover where and how the AIDS-causing virus first developed.

Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?


By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends.

Hate Crunches? 6 Better Core Exercises for Beginners


So maybe you aren’t in good enough shape to get down and give us 50 crunches. But we know you’re not looking to ignore your core either.

Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better


By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.

What You Should Know About the Lung Disease That Killed Leonard Nimoy


Photo: Getty Images Leonard Nimoy, the beloved actor, photographer, and director who was most well-known as Mr.

New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague


MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Rats in New York City are brimming with fleas and other parasites that can carry a number of diseases, including the plague, a new study reports.

Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought


By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely obese children — such as those at least 100 pounds overweight — are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating


By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens — both boys and girls — fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds.

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests


By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay) — Eating nuts, including peanuts and peanut butter, may help you live longer, a new study suggests.

6 Doctors Who’ve Definitely Had it With Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Kids

Most people don’t need a reminder of the importance of having their children vaccinated. But considering the 170 cases of measles reported in 2015 so far by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (mostly tied to an outbreak at California’s Disneyland theme park late last year), it seems anti-vaxxers need a bit more convincing.

3 Butt-Enhancement Procedures That Are on the Rise


Photo: Getty Images THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report.

The Ultrasound Treatment That May Help People With Chronic Plantar Fasciitis


Photo: Getty Images By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Why Doctors Often Yield to Parents’ Request to Delay Kids’ Vaccines


Photo: Getty Images By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children’s vaccinations — and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S.

Watch the Awesome Ways This Woman Works Out With Her Kids

I follow lots of healthy food and fitness accounts on Instagram, but one that never fails to make me smile is @staystrongmummy.

Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online


MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s easy for teens to buy electronic cigarettes online, a small study finds.

Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease


MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.

Severely Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought


By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely obese children — such as those at least 100 pounds overweight — are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes


MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In the days and weeks following a concussion, it’s often tough to give patients a clear sense of their recovery time.

Here’s Why Julianna Margulies Wears a $10,000 Wig on ‘The Good Wife’


Photo: Getty Images As dynamite lawyer Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies always has the sleek hair to perfectly match to her character’s smooth-yet-powerful personality.


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