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October 19, 2018

Try Small 'Bites' to Get Kids to Exercise

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise.

Health Tip: Suggestions For Healthier Aging

(HealthDay News) -- Many factors influence how we age, ranging from dietary choices and physical activity to health screenings and managing risk factors for disease.

Health Tip: It's Never Too Late to Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- If you are middle aged and out of shape, it isn't too late to get active and improve your health, the American Heart Association says.

Does Your Dog Really Understand You?

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many dogs perk up at certain words, like "treat" or "squirrel." But does Buddy really understand what you're saying, or is he simply reacting to the excitement in your voice?

Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report.

Breastfeeding May Shield Baby From Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Another study backs up the belief that "breast is best" when it comes to a baby's health.

Juul Drawing Lots of Teen Followers on Twitter

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though the maker of Juul e-cigarettes has claimed its product is aimed at adult smokers trying to quit, almost a quarter of the company's Twitter followers are under 18, a new study finds.

Hormonal Changes Might Lead to Hernias in Aging Men, Mouse Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related increases in estrogen may be the reason why inguinal hernias are common among older men, new research with rodents suggests.

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer's disease, a new research paper contends.

What Americans Fear Most

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Government corruption is Americans' biggest concern, a new survey contends, but worries about the environment are also a dominant fear.

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause.

Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline.

Many Young Juul Users May Not Know They're Addicted

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use Juul e-cigarettes appear to be oblivious to the addictive potential, even when they already show signs of being hooked on the nicotine delivered by the devices, a new study shows.