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Archive By Section - Health News


Will tax on sugary drinks make us healthier or just poorer?

If the beverage tastes sweet and comes in a can or a bottle, it will cost more in Philadelphia come January when a new tax on sugary and artificially sweetened drinks goes into effect.

June 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


The smoothie craze explored

It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie in Instagram and you'll see nearly 6 million posts. They are popular and trendy but are they worth all the hype?

June 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Health News


To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

June 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


The real cost of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that misery costs.

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there's renewed interest in how to protect them from mosquito bites.

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that has been evading me for months, I have a sassy little voice in me that says, “I have seven kids, hear me roar!”

June 16, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Health News


The easy test you should do before diving into a public pool

For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ways H2O in public places can make you sick.

June 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


10 little ways to get your life in order

Unless you are fine with feeling that your entire life is slipping out from under you, keep reading. These little tips will help you get a handle on whatever is going on:

June 15, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Health News


How moms can help solve America's obesity epidemic

Despite the billion-dollar ministrations of the weight-loss industry, American adults are still gaining weight. Thirty-five percent of men and 40 percent of women are now obese, according to new data from federal researchers, and the gender gap is widest among the most seriously overweight.

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


What to know before putting your child on an antidepressant

Only 1 out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants is effective in children and teens, and at least one is associated with an increased risk of suicide, a new study says.

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


7 common myths about drug addiction

There are many misconceptions about drug addiction today that affect addicts and how people in society perceive them.

June 13, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Health News


Healthy eating on the go for summer

It’s summer time. Between barbecues, hanging out poolside, hikes and family trips, your healthy eating efforts may take a backseat during these fun — but busy —summer months. Even when you’re on the go this time of year, you can still make healthy, wholesome eating happen. In general, healthy eating requires planning and thinking ahead to minimize eating out. While eating out is fun and delicious, indulging too often can lead to your body feeling sluggish and low on energy and can detract from fun experiences this time of year.

June 09, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Health News


How researchers in the U.S. are trying to stop the spread of Zika through a simple, cost-effective t

PHOENIX — Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect the disease even in regions with limited medical resources.

June 08, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Health News


The 3 reasons more Americans are dying in greater numbers

For more than a decade, the death rate in America has been falling, in part because of fewer deaths from cancer and heart disease. Now, it may be rising again because of Alzheimer's disease, drug overdoses and suicide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Turtles, frogs and other pets your family probably shouldn't own

If you cultivate free-range kids, one is likely to bring home a turtle or a frog from the woods one day — maybe even a salamander from a creek.

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


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16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face ...

September 25, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Health News


8 symptoms of diabetes in children and teens you need to know about

Diabetes has become increasingly easier to manage through the years, but if left untreated or undiscovered, it is deadly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause ...

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Health News


Protect your toddlers from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With recent outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Florida and New Jersey, here’s everything you need to know about this brutal virus ...

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Health News


The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second ...

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Health News


The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in ...

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Health News


Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


What you need to know about Zika before you conceive

In Texas, dozens of women are showing up to be tested each Friday at a Zika clinic. In South Carolina, one county sprayed so vigorously ...

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


5 reasons you should be using a menstrual cup

The first time you see a menstrual cup, it’s a little jarring. People put that in them? And then take it out and reuse ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Health News


6 homemade recipes to get rid of acne that people swear by

Zits have a funny way of popping up in the most obvious spot on exactly the worst day. Things only get worse when you realize ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Health News


The reason parents should set bedtimes and stick to them

An early bedtime for young children does more than preserve parents' sanity. It can lead to better health for your children, even when they're ...

September 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


This is your brain on a foreign language

Loading your brain with a foreign language or two appears to make you a better thinker, giving parents another reason to study French or Spanish ...

September 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


7 foods you should always eat during your period to make it way better

It’s beautiful that the female body has the ability to create life. Or at least that’s what we ladies repeat over and over ...

September 15, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Health News


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