Health News
Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Giving peanut products to infants at high risk for peanut allergy may reduce the risk of developing the allergy by 80 percent, a startlingly new study suggests.

For years, the conventional wisdom was to avoid giving peanuts to infants who were at risk for developing an allergy to them. And although that recommendation was retracted in 2008, many parents continued to avoid giving peanut products to their infants, said lead researcher Dr. Gideon Lack, from the department of pediatric allergy at King's College London in England.

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Fitness Experts Dispel Common Exercise Myths
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Several often-cited fitness "facts" are really myths, according to experts on exercise.

For example, stretching before exercise doesn't actually reduce the risk of injury, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) said in a Feb. 14 news release, after examining research conducted over the past decade. However, stretching can help prevent injuries at other times, such as after a workout.

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Taking a Bath After a Workout? Hold the Ice, Researchers Say
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Taking an ice bath after a workout does not reduce soreness or strength loss, according to a new study.

"It doesn't help you feel better and it doesn't help you perform better," lead researcher Naomi Crystal said in a University of New Hampshire news release.

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Health Tip: Run Safely in Cold Weather
Monday, February 16, 2015
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When the weather gets cold, you can take the temperature change in stride as long as you take a few precautions.

The Road Runners Club of America offers these safety guidelines for winter weather running:

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Stay Warm This Winter to Protect Your Health
Monday, February 16, 2015
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During cold weather, people are at an increased risk for a dangerous drop in body temperature, called hypothermia. And that can lead to heart attack, kidney problems, liver damage and even death, the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) cautions.
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