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HealthDay News - November 26, 2015

Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Every Thanksgiving, lots of people loosen their belts and reach for antacids to quell an overstuffed tummy.

Healthy Holiday Substitutions Can Help Your Heart

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One way to serve up a heart-healthy Thanksgiving dinner is to use healthy substitutions in traditional recipes, the American Heart Association advises.

Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Touch football is an important Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans, but more than 25,000 people will suffer a serious ankle injury during those games, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) says.

Health Tip: Stuff Your Holiday Bird Safely

(HealthDay News) -- A stuffed turkey may be a holiday staple, but the bird and its delicious contents can also become sources of food poisoning.

Health Tip: Reward Yourself for Reaching Fitness Goal

(HealthDay News) -- Attaining a fitness goal is a milestone, and you should reward yourself for a job well done.

Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The family of National Football League Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced Wednesday that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) prior to his death.


Probiotics May Not Shield 'Preemies' From Serious Illness, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics don't protect very preterm infants from serious complications, such as a bowel condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis or death, according to a new study.

Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are now the largest age group seeking help in narcotic painkiller and heroin treatment programs, a study based in New York City found.

Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy may not improve the odds of motherhood for women with a history of miscarriage, a new study finds.

Advanced Ebola Is Riskiest Stage for Caregivers, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of catching Ebola is highest among people who provide home care for patients in the late stages of the disease and those who prepare the bodies of victims for burial, a new study finds.

FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first flu vaccine with an adjuvant has been approved for use in seniors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long periods of exposure to air pollution -- including dust and car exhaust -- heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.

Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report.

New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new form of treatment for type 1 diabetes that's based on the immune system appears safe for patients in an early trial.

Drug Helps Those With Tough-to-Treat Schizophrenia: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug clozapine reduces symptoms in schizophrenia patients who don't benefit from other antipsychotic medications, a new study indicates.

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades.