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Grow happiness through focus, practice

Many people wait around for happiness to find them, when in reality it’s sometimes only a positive thought away. Read More

Climate change ups mental health risk

Rising temperatures and air pollution ramp up the risks to your mental health and well-being. Read More

Most of the time, eye floaters pose no risk

Black or gray specks, strings or cobwebs that typically drift about when you move your eyes and appear to dart away when you look at them directly are known as floaters. People who need glasses to see distance are more likely to get them. Read More

Deadline to enroll in Obamacare coverage coming up

Consumers who enroll in Obamacare plans by the deadline will receive coverage beginning on Jan. 1, 2019. Read More
 

To make healthy changes, change your thinking

When you’re doing something for someone else, you can find unknown powers to change the future. Read More

Is your antiperspirant putting you at risk for dementia?

Since the 1960s, when some poorly designed studies made people scared of aluminum (even in frying pans), it’s been rumored that it could contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

Kona hospital accepts patients as scabies treatments continue

Kona Community Hospital said it is continuing to admit patients while treating an undisclosed number of people for scabies, a highly contagious skin condition caused by tiny, burrowing mites. Read More
 

Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires’ disease source

A cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak last year near the theme park, a health official testified this week. Read More

Are you addicted to lousy food?

The marketing pitches for fast foods have long trumpeted the addictive quality of everything from cola to potato chips and burgers to pizza, but it turns out this isn’t just hot air! Read More

Processed meats substantially increase breast cancer risk

The International Journal of Cancer has published an analysis of 15 studies that found women eating processed meat up their risk of breast cancer by 9 percent. Read More

High blood pressure linked to dementia

High blood pressure is a threat to more than heart health. It endangers blood vessels everywhere, including in the brain. Read More

Kids’ brainpower tied to exercise, sleep, limited screen time

Researchers tied three behaviors to higher scores on tests of mental ability in children: at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, nine to 11 hours of sleep a night and no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time. Read More
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Beef recall expands to 12M pounds after more than 200 get sick

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An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said today. Read More

Audit prompts state Health Department to probe care homes

The state Department of Health is investigating 64 care homes operating without licenses. Read More
 

China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

China’s government ordered a halt today to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. Read More

Babies born in withdrawal new complication in opioid cases

The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Read More

Marijuana might reverse heart failure, University of Hawaii study finds

University of Hawaii researchers have discovered that the use of marijuana may reverse heart failure. Read More

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