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May 13, 2016

Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are joining Facebook in large numbers for the same reasons as kids and younger adults -- to develop social connections, a new survey finds.

Health Tip: Cleanse Your Body Naturally

(HealthDay News) -- "Detox" diets may be all the rage, but experts say they're not necessary and may be unhealthy.

Health Tip: Recognizing Ankle Sprain

(HealthDay News) -- A lone misstep can cause pain in your ankle, but how can you tell if it's a sprain?

Stoned Stoners OK With Driving While High

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana users are more likely to say it's acceptable to drive while stoned if they're asked the question while high, a new study finds.

5 Warning Signs of Stroke

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing five sudden and severe warning signs of stroke can help save lives and reduce the number of people living with disabilities, a stroke expert says.

Inactive Women May Face Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are sedentary appear more likely to develop cervical cancer, but just 30 minutes of exercise each week might significantly reduce that risk, new research suggests.

Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease face high out-of-pocket costs and other significant barriers to adequate medical care, a new report finds.

What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As any parent of a preschooler knows, media management can be a minefield of do's, don'ts -- and tantrums.

More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports.

Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even an ounce of alcohol a day might alter heart function if you have high blood pressure, researchers report.

Health Highlights: May 13, 2016

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