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Exercise May Reduce Risk of Falls Among Alzheimer’s Patients.

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Among a group of 210 seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers observed that those who participated in a year-long exercise program had a lower risk of falling than Alzheimer’s patients who did not exercise.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, October 2018

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Vitamin D Supplement May Help with Bedwetting.

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Nocturnal enuresis is a common urinary bladder problem in younger children. In this study, researchers found that giving a daily vitamin D supplement to children with a history of wetting the bed appeared to significantly reduce the number of wet nights experienced by 44.4% of the participants within two months.

Journal of Pediatric Urology, June 2018

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FDA Bans Lead in Hair Dyes.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that lead acetate will no longer be approved as a hair color additive. Tom Neltner, the chemicals policy director at the Environmental Defense Fund, explains, “In the last several decades, we’ve seen tremendous progress in reducing exposure to lead from major sources. Given this progress and wide recognition that there is no safe level of exposure, it may seem unbelievable that common hair dyes contain the neurotoxin—putting those who use the product ...

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Certain Chemicals Tied to Language Delays in Children.

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A new study suggests that children may suffer a delay in language development if their mothers come into frequent contact with chemicals called phthalates early in their pregnancy. In a study that involved 1,370 pregnant women in Sweden and the United States, researchers found that children with higher exposure to two phthalates (dibutyl phthalate and butyl benzyl phthalate) while in utero had up to a 30% increased risk for language delay than kids with less phthalate exposure.

JAMA Pediatrics, October 2018 ...

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Prevent Swollen Gums.

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Unhealthy gums are often swollen, red, and painful. Triggers for swollen gums usually include poor dental care, malnutrition, poorly fitted dentures, or side effects of a medication. To prevent swollen gums, the National Library of Medicine recommends the following: consume a balanced diet that includes a wide variety of fruits and vegetables; skip foods that can lodge under the gums, such as popcorn or chips; avoid mouthwash that irritates your gums; brush and floss your teeth regularly; and visit your ...

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