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Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women

It reduced the frequency of the symptom by nearly three-fourths, study found By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) — Hypnosis may help reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women, cutting down their frequency as much as 74 percent, researchers say. Hot flashes affect about 80 percent of women as they go through menopause.…

Health Tip: Handling Food During Pregnancy

Wash your hands before and after (HealthDay News) — Women are more susceptible during pregnancy to foodborne illness, which also can harm the unborn baby, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. The academy offers these food safety suggestions for pregnant women: Wash your hands frequently. Make sure you keep raw meat separate from ready-to-eat…

Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes

First, get a doctor’s ok (HealthDay News) — Becoming active and exercising daily benefits almost anyone — even those with a chronic health condition. But you should always get your doctor’s approval. The American Diabetes Association offers these suggestions for diabetics who want to start an exercise program: Choose favorite activities, making sure they’re easy…

Sandy Leaves Massive Blackouts, Flood Damage in Her Wake

At least 51 are dead and millions are left without power By HealthDay StaffHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) — As the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. Northeast in a generation rolled toward Canada Wednesday morning, it leaves behind at least 51 dead and millions without power in the cities and towns…

Health Risks Will Rise in Sandy’s Wake, Experts Warn

Injuries, lack of clean water, toxic mold can all pose threats By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) — The torrential rains and hurtling winds of “superstorm” Sandy are slowly passing through, along with some of the more acute health dangers such as falling trees and high flood waters. But in the days,…