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May 04, 2017

Walking vs. Running -- Which Is Better?

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Running and walking are both popular ways to get a great cardio workout. But is a brisk walk really as good an exercise as a sweaty, heart-pounding run?

Health Tip: Preparing Nutritious Meals

(HealthDay News) -- Preparing a week's worth of meals on the weekends ensures that you have a steady supply of nutritious offerings.

Health Tip: Coping With Hardening of the Arteries

(HealthDay News) -- Hardening and narrowing of the arteries -- medically called atherosclerosis -- may require lifestyle changes to protect yourself from heart attack.

Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 16 American children are hospitalized daily due to gunshot injuries, a new study says.

Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you ever wondered whether reading Goodnight Moonto your baby every night was a waste of time, a new study suggests it wasn't.

More Starring Roles for Booze in Kids' Movies, Study Finds

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol marketing in movies increased significantly over the past two decades, especially in popular children's films, researchers report.

A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Letting a baby or toddler use a smartphone or tablet may lead to delays in talking, a new study suggests.

When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety?

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 3 million grandparents in the United States are raising their grandchildren, but outdated health practices and myths may be putting some of those youngsters at risk, new research contends.

Sugary Drinks More Affordable Across the Globe

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sugar-sweetened beverages have become more affordable worldwide, making the fight against obesity even more difficult, a new study suggests.

Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It started as a bestselling novel aimed at teens.

Artificial Hand 'Sees' Objects

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An artificial hand that "sees" is being tested for the first time.

Americans Uneasy With Push to Repeal Obamacare: HealthDay/Harris Poll

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five Americans are happy that Republicans are making another push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollreveals.

Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double in a Decade

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why," has renewed public focus on the tragedy of teen suicide -- and a new study suggests its release is timely.

Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When someone goes into cardiac arrest, quick action from bystanders can have a long-lasting impact, researchers say.

House OKs Republican Health Care Bill

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With one vote to spare, Republicans took the first steps Thursday in their longstanding battle to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Health Highlights: May 4, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Red Wine Antioxidant Might Help Diabetics' Arteries

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The antioxidant resveratrol -- found in red wine, peanuts and berries -- might improve the health of blood vessels in people with type 2 diabetes, a small study suggests.

4 in 10 People Will Suffer Arthritic Hands Over Lifetime

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you have stiff, aching fingers and hands, you're not alone -- a new study reports that 40 percent of people will be affected by the pain of arthritis in at least one hand.

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