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Entries by Amanda L. Chan from 12/2012

World AIDS Day: 10 New Things We've Learned About HIV/AIDS This Year

Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Today marks World AIDS Day, a time for the global community to recognize the widespread impact of HIV/AIDS. Right now, 1.2 million people in the U...

Art Therapy And Mindfulness Training Lower Stress In Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Stress is especially dangerous for those with cancer -- it's even been tied to lower survival rates -- but a new study suggests art and mindfulness co...

To Clear Negative Thoughts, Physically Throw Them Away: Study

Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Bothered by negative thoughts? Clearing your mind of them could be as simple as writing them down and physically throwing them away, according to a ne...

Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad, CDC Says

Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade – and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday...

Tap Water Chemical Dichlorophenol Linked With Food Allergies: Study

Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

A chemical used in tap water chlorination and pesticides for produce has been associated with increased risk of food allergies, according to a new stu...

Blood Clot Risk Higher For Women With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Who Take Birth Control Pill: Study

Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Taking oral birth control could double the risk of blood clots among women with a common hormone condition, according to a new study in the Canadian M...

Fruits, Vegetables Linked With Lower Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Eating a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits, grains and fish could protect people with heart disease from experiencing a dangerous -- and often fatal --...

Gut Check: American Gut Project, uBiome Aim To Find What Bacteria Live In Our Bodies

Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The bacterial zoo inside your gut could look very different if you're a vegetarian or an Atkins dieter, a couch potato or an athlet...

Ten-Minute Walks A Stretch For Most Americans

Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser Despite all the news reports on the health benefits of walking and biking, most Americans do not walk, bike, or engage in other...

Winter Allergies Can Be Mistaken For Colds

Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
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Although allergies can share some symptoms with the common cold, there are clues that can help you find the source of your misery and choose the right...

Eye Sunburn: What Caused Anderson Cooper's Temporary Blindness?

Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Anderson Cooper has regained his sight after suffering temporary blindness for 36 hours due to sunburned eyeballs, according to news reports. Coop...

Mini-Stroke: Actor Frankie Muniz's Transient Ischemic Attack, Explained

Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

"Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz, who is nearly 27, is recovering after being hospitalized for a "mini stroke," according to news reports. ...

Aromatherapy's Blood Pressure-Lowering Benefits Only Last For About An Hour: Study

Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to aromatherapy, it could really be possible to have too much of a good thing. Taiwanese researchers found that the positive effects ...

Doctor Empathy Could Decrease Stress, Pain Sensitivity In Patients: Study

Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Doctors who take the time to listen and understand what their patients are going through could actually have a positive effect on their patients' pain...

Tamoxifen Breast Cancer: Longer Use Cuts Deaths, Study Shows

Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 y...

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis: Cause Of Second Most-Common Arthritis Discovered

Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Researchers have made a breakthrough involving the second most common form of arthritis that, until now, has eluded scientists. Diffuse idiopat...

Health Care Is Most Urgent Health-Related Concern For Americans Today: Report

Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Americans believe that health care is the biggest health issue of today, according to a new survey conducted by Gallup researchers. Following clos...

Nostalgia Can Make Us Feel Physically Warmer: Study

Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living

There may be another way to keep cozy besides sweaters and blankets as the temperatures slink lower: Reminiscing on fond memories could also help to k...

Sleeping Longer At Night Could Up Your Pain Tolerance: Study

Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

To be less sensitive to pain, you might want to hit the hay. A small new study links sleeping longer at night with decreased pain sensitivity and ...

Salmonella: Martha Stewart Sickened Last Month After 'Handling So Many Turkeys'

Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Martha Stewart was confined to her bed for several days last month because of salmonella infection, the New York Post's Page Six reported. “I ne...

Aspirin 'Resistance' May Actually Be Caused By Pill's Coating, Study Suggests

Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

As many as one third of people who take daily aspirin for heart-health reasons don't seem to reap the drug's blood clot-busting benefits, and a new st...

Colorectal Cancer Detected By Breath Test In Small Study

Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

A small new study suggests it might be possible to detect colorectal cancer in people just by examining their breath. The findings, published in t...

Vitamin D Might Protect Against Tooth Decay: Study

Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser Vitamin D might help prevent tooth decay, a new review of existing studies published in the journal Nutrition Reviews found. ...

Women With Sleep Apnea Face More Severe Brain Damage Than Men: Study

Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Women who have sleep apnea experience more damage to their brain cells as a result of the condition than men with obstructive sleep apnea, according t...

Chemo Brain: Cognitive Problems May Occur Even Before A Cancer Patient Undergoes Chemotherapy, Study Finds

Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living

The thinking problems associated with cancer treatment -- often called "chemo brain" -- may sometimes be present before a person undergoes chemotherap...