78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

January 23, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California now stands at 78, health officials reported Friday.
The overwhelming majority of cases — 68 — have been reported in California.
Most of those people hadn’t gotten the measles-mumps-rubella, […]


With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say

January 23, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taste exerts the biggest influence on people’s food choices and many believe that healthy foods don’t taste good, researchers report.
That means more needs to be done to make healthy foods appealing, the study authors said.
In the study, participants were presented with a variety of yogurts, each with different […]


70 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

January 23, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in Southern California now stands at 70, health officials reported Thursday.
The overwhelming majority of cases — 62 — have been reported in California, and most of those people hadn’t gotten […]


Disneyland Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface

January 22, 2015

Fifteen years after measles was declared eliminated in the United States, the recent outbreak traced to two Disney parks in California illustrates how quickly a resurgence can occur.


Study Hints That ‘Video Feedback’ Therapy May Help Curb Autism

January 22, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A therapy involving “video feedback” — where parents watch videos of their interactions with their baby — might help prevent infants at risk for autism from developing the disorder, a new study suggests.
The research involved 54 families of babies who were at increased risk for autism because they […]


Dealing With a Hostile Boss

January 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — One way of dealing with nasty bosses may be to turn their hostility back on them, a new study suggests.
Hundreds of U.S. workers were asked if their supervisors were hostile — doing things such as yelling, ridiculing and intimidating staff — and how the employees responded to such […]


Therapy Dogs Really Do Help, According to Heartwarming Study

January 20, 2015

People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from man’s best friend, new research suggests. The study is among the first to scientifically test the effects of therapy dogs—trained and certified pooches brought in to ease human anxiety, whether it’s from trauma, injury, or illness.


Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Joining a walking group may be just what the doctor orders, because research suggests it is one of the best ways to improve your overall health.
It’s easy to stick with this type of exercise program, which offers a wide range of health benefits and has virtually no […]


TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds a link between the number of TV ads for alcohol a teen views, and their odds for problem drinking.
Higher “familiarity” with booze ads “was associated with the subsequent onset of drinking across a range of outcomes of varying severity among adolescents and young adults,” […]


Tanning Addiction May Be Genetic, Study Says

January 19, 2015

Snowbirds who flock south in winter in search of the warmth of the sun, listen up: People who carry a particular gene variant may be more likely to develop an “addiction” to tanning, a preliminary study suggests.



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