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25 Jun

Migraines and Food Worry

Young adults facing food insecurity at higher risk of migraine headaches.

24 Jun

Are Video-Gamers At Higher Risk of Obesity?

Is the stereotype of the overweight video-gamer a myth?

21 Jun

Your Job and Your Stroke Risk

People who work long hours for at least 10 years suffer more strokes.

Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Face More Struggles

Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Face More Struggles

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors often face intellectual and financial struggles, a new study finds.

Advances in treatment have prolonged the lives of many childhood brain tumor patients, but survivors may have to contend with a number of effects from the disease and its treatment, t...

FDA Warns Two Kratom Marketers About False Claims

FDA Warns Two Kratom Marketers About False Claims

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday took two kratom marketers to task over false claims that their products can treat or cure opioid addiction.

The latest salvo is part of the agency's continuing efforts to alert consumers about the potential dangers of the herbal drug.

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Many Young Men Putting Health at Risk to Bulk Up

Many Young Men Putting Health at Risk to Bulk Up

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Image is everything for most teens and young adults, and 22% of young men and 5% of young women turn to potentially dangerous methods to "bulk up," a new study says.

These unhealthy methods -- dubbed "disordered eating behaviors" -- include eating to gain weight and using supplements ...

Buyer Beware: Many Stem Cell Clinics Lack Docs Trained in Treatments

Buyer Beware: Many Stem Cell Clinics Lack Docs Trained in Treatments

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's a good chance the doctor treating you at a stem cell clinic doesn't have any professional training related to your illness, researchers report.

Anesthesiologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, radiologists and family doctors are among a wide range of physicians overseeing treatment...

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  • June 25, 2019
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Could Antibacterial Triclosan Weaken Women's Bones?

Could Antibacterial Triclosan Weaken Women's Bones?

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Triclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women's bones, a new study suggests.

"We found that higher triclosan levels in urine were associated with lower bone mineral density in the femur and lumbar spine and increased the risk for o...

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  • June 25, 2019
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AHA News: Genetics May Help Predict the Right Blood Pressure Drug for You

AHA News: Genetics May Help Predict the Right Blood Pressure Drug for You

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication can play a huge role in reducing high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke, heart attack and other serious health problems. Yet given the wide selection of drugs for doctors to choose from, figuring out which drug works best for someone is difficult.

But resea...

Sperm Seems to Survive Just Fine in Space, Study Shows

Sperm Seems to Survive Just Fine in Space, Study Shows

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The reality of humans getting reproductive help in space just got a little bit closer.

Scientists in Spain report frozen sperm samples subjected to space-like gravity conditions were as viable as those that remained on Earth, a finding that could eventually lead to sperm banks in space.

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Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a link that few might consider, but new research suggests young adults who worry about affording groceries may be more likely to suffer migraines.

The study, of nearly 15,000 Americans aged 24 to 32, found that migraines were common among those reporting "food insecurity." About one-qua...

Experts Want Doctors to Add Vaping to Youth Prevention Pitch

Experts Want Doctors to Add Vaping to Youth Prevention Pitch

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should add electronic cigarettes to their efforts to prevent young people from using tobacco, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says.

It's the most significant change in a draft statement updating 2013 recommendations on steps primary care providers should take to stop tobacco us...

More Education Could Mean Less Heart Disease

More Education Could Mean Less Heart Disease

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers a compelling case for staying in school: American adults who spent more time in the classroom as kids have a lower risk of heart disease.

"As a society, we should be thinking about investing in social policies to improve overall health and reduce health care costs," said s...

Healthy Work Lunches Are Hard to Come By

Healthy Work Lunches Are Hard to Come By

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you struggle to eat a healthy lunch during your workday, a new survey suggests you're far from alone.

"The good news is most people said they are interested in doing better" when it comes to healthy eating, said Dr. Anne Thorndike, vice chair of the nutrition committee at the American Hear...

Is Your Child Depressed or Suicidal? Here Are the Warning Signs

Is Your Child Depressed or Suicidal? Here Are the Warning Signs

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents think it couldn't happen to their kids, but the number of children and teens admitted to children's hospitals for thoughts of self-harm or suicide is alarming.

Each year 4,600 young people between the ages of 10 and 24 take their own lives, and 157,000 are treated in emergency de...

Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Experts agree that detecting breast cancer early offers a better outlook, but when to start screenings and how often to have them has changed repeatedly.

The goal has been to balance early detection with the distress of false positives that lead to unnecessary testing. But leading medical org...

Vets With PTSD Face Higher Odds for Early Death From Multiple Causes

Vets With PTSD Face Higher Odds for Early Death From Multiple Causes

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans with PTSD are twice as likely as the general population to die from suicide, accidents and viral hepatitis, a new study finds.

Veterans with PTSD also have a higher risk of death from diabetes and liver disease, according to the study published June 24 in the American Journal o...

Coffee Might Be Your Go-to Brew for Weight Loss

Coffee Might Be Your Go-to Brew for Weight Loss

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could America's favorite morning drink also help fight one of its biggest health issues, obesity?

That's the suggestion from a British study that finds coffee stimulates the human body's "brown fat," a heat-generating form of fat that literally burns calories in a process called thermogenesis.<...

The Right Gut Bacteria May Give Athletes an Edge

The Right Gut Bacteria May Give Athletes an Edge

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Elite athletes' grueling training regimens may pay off in an unexpected way: The exercise seems to boost levels of a type of gut bacteria that enhances athletic prowess.

Researchers found that the bacteria Veillonella were much more common in the guts of marathoners, compared to sedentar...

Med Students' Smartphones Loaded With Staph, Other Germs

Med Students' Smartphones Loaded With Staph, Other Germs

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones have become an essential part of modern medicine, but they might be exposing patients to potentially deadly staph infections, a new study suggests.

Tests of cellphones at a Brazilian medical school revealed that 40% carried Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of hospita...

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  • June 24, 2019
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Young Female Smokers at Especially High Heart Risk

Young Female Smokers at Especially High Heart Risk

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking increases the risk of heart attack in all people, but much more so in young women, a new study shows.

British researchers examined data on more than 3,300 cases of acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) that occurred in the Yorkshire region of England between January 2...

Hispanic Teens Losing Sleep Over Trump's Immigration Policies

Hispanic Teens Losing Sleep Over Trump's Immigration Policies

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic teens are being driven to anxiety and sleeplessness over the Trump Administration's immigration policies, even though they are U.S.-born citizens and face no threat of deportation, a new study shows.

Nearly half of a group of 16-year-old Hispanic children in the Salinas Valley region o...

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  • June 24, 2019
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Widely Prescribed Class of Meds Might Raise Dementia Risk

Widely Prescribed Class of Meds Might Raise Dementia Risk

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often prescribe anticholinergic drugs for a variety of ills. But a new study suggests they may increase the risk of dementia in older patients.

These medicines include everything from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to certain antipsychotics and Parkinson's meds. They're used to treat a wide...

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