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22 Jul

How Much Responsibility Do You Give Your Teen?

1 out of 4 parents point to themselves as a barrier to teen independence.

19 Jul

Diabetes and Women's Heart Health

Women with diabetes at higher risk of heart failure than men with diabetes.

18 Jul

The PROs and Potential CONs of Regulating E-cigarettes

Laws regulating e-cigarettes may have unintended consequences.

Many Americans Take Antibiotics Without a Prescription

Many Americans Take Antibiotics Without a Prescription

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No one would argue that antibiotics are an amazing 20th-century innovation, promising a quick cure for bacterial illnesses that might otherwise cause serious harm or death.

But they are not without risk, especially when taken without a doctor's supervision.

Yet a new study review sugg...

Parents Who Belittle Their Children May Be Raising Bullies

Parents Who Belittle Their Children May Be Raising Bullies

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a vicious cycle: Teens who are belittled and demeaned by their parents are more likely to be bullied and to bully others, a new study suggests.

"Inappropriate interpersonal responses appear to spread from parents to children, where they spawn peer difficulties," said study co-author Brett ...

Guns in Home, Greater Odds of Family Homicide

Guns in Home, Greater Odds of Family Homicide

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Family members are at risk of being killed in homes with guns in the United States, a new study suggests.

For each 10% jump in home ownership of guns, the risk of someone in the household being killed rises by 13%. The risk of a nonfamily member getting murdered is increased only 2%...

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'Failure to Launch': Poll Finds Many Older Teens Still Too Reliant on Parents

'Failure to Launch': Poll Finds Many Older Teens Still Too Reliant on Parents

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sarah Clark was happy to get the call from her college teen, but couldn't believe what she was hearing.

"My kid called from college and said, 'I'm sick, what should I do?'" Clark said. "I'm like, what do you mean what do you do? You have a drug store down the street. Go have at it."

A...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • July 22, 2019
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AHA News: Where There's Wildfire Smoke, There May Be Heart Problems

AHA News: Where There's Wildfire Smoke, There May Be Heart Problems

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When the Tubbs Fire swept through their neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California, in October 2017, there was little time for Richard Grundy and Jamei Haswell to think about how all the smoke they were inhaling was impacting their health.

Trees already were burning when they pull...

Some Women Still Getting Pregnant While on Acne Drug Tied to Birth Defects

Some Women Still Getting Pregnant While on Acne Drug Tied to Birth Defects

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of pregnancies still occur every year among U.S. women taking an acne medication that carries a high risk of birth defects, a new study finds.

"While the number of pregnancies among patients taking isotretinoin is low, even 200 pregnancies is too high," said corresponding author Dr. Ar...

AHA News: With Help, Boy's Dreams of Flight Get to Soar Despite His Heart Issues

AHA News: With Help, Boy's Dreams of Flight Get to Soar Despite His Heart Issues

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As soon as he could walk, Easton Fryer bolted into his backyard whenever he heard an airplane flying over his home in Hamilton, Montana.

His second birthday party was held at the Ravalli County Airport. His first flight came months later. He's since flown in a two-seater and a...

Many Youngsters Aren't Ready for Kindergarten

Many Youngsters Aren't Ready for Kindergarten

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The start of school is just around the corner, but a leading pediatricians' group warns that many kids entering kindergarten lack the skills they need to succeed in class.

To help parents get their young ones ready to start school, the American Academy of Pediatrics has just released a report o...

Plastic Surgery Pays Off for Men

Plastic Surgery Pays Off for Men

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Plastic surgery is no longer the sole domain of women, and men now have even more incentive to try a little nip-and-tuck on their faces: New research suggests they look more attractive and trustworthy to others.

The study included 24 men, average age 49 years, who had one or more of the followi...

The Great Fat Debate: How Much Is Unhealthy?

The Great Fat Debate: How Much Is Unhealthy?

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have redefined the role of fat in healthy eating, but before you grab a chunk of cheese or another pat of butter, understand the differences between the various types of fat in your diet.

For decades, guidelines recommended limiting total dietary fat to no more than 30% of daily cal...

The Latest on Caffeine Limits

The Latest on Caffeine Limits

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It seems as though every day brings yet another study on the effects of caffeine or coffee in particular. Researchers have looked at its effects on almost every aspect of health, from overall mortality to the heart, bones, kidneys, liver, fertility and more.

Sometimes, separate studies on the s...

Longer Rx for Birth Control Pills a Smart Idea for Female Vets: Study

Longer Rx for Birth Control Pills a Smart Idea for Female Vets: Study

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Giving U.S. female military veterans a year's supply of birth control pills would reduce their risk of unwanted pregnancies and lower health care costs, a new study finds.

The researchers also found that the health care cost savings would more than outweigh the expense of providing birth contro...

AHA News: Know the Flax: A Little Seed May Be What Your Diet Needs

AHA News: Know the Flax: A Little Seed May Be What Your Diet Needs

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Adding seeds to your diet can be an easy way to shore up your defenses against heart risks without adding too much work to meal prep.

Many types of seeds can be valuable as part of a healthy diet – commonly added as a snack or add-on to salads or desserts – because...

Preterm Births to Hispanic Women Climbed After Trump's Election

Preterm Births to Hispanic Women Climbed After Trump's Election

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of preterm births to Hispanic women in the United States inched up shortly after the 2016 election -- raising the question of whether the political climate played a role, researchers say.

The study, of births between 2009 and 2017, found an uptick in preterm deliveries among Hispanic...

Astronauts: Exercise More in Space, Faint Less on Earth

Astronauts: Exercise More in Space, Faint Less on Earth

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man's first steps on the surface of the moon, a new study offers a solution for a vexing problem that many astronauts experience on their return to Earth.

All the time that astronauts spend floating weightless can trigger faint...

Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise

Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant, new research warns.

"These findings should alert women's health clinicians to be aware of potential increases in daily and weekly cannab...

Diabetes Raises Heart Failure Risk More in Women Than Men

Diabetes Raises Heart Failure Risk More in Women Than Men

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes brings with it a variety of long-term complications, but at least one of those -- heart failure -- is a bigger threat to women than men, new research suggests.

The risk difference was even more pronounced for women with type 1 diabetes.

"Our global review of 12 million peopl...

Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?

Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you struggle with anxiety, you might want to skip that second cup of coffee, new research suggests.

For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said Dr. Julie Radico, a clinical psycholo...

Music Soothes the Stressed Soul Before Surgery

Music Soothes the Stressed Soul Before Surgery

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Music may be as powerful as drugs in calming patients before they undergo surgery, new research suggests.

It worked just as well as a tranquilizer before patients received a peripheral nerve block prior to their procedure, the researchers said. Peripheral nerve block numbs a specific area of t...

Strength-Training Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Strength-Training Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to go to the gym to get a great muscle-building workout. You don't even need equipment. There are many bodyweight-only exercises for strength training that you can do anywhere -- at home, when traveling, even at work if you've got a space you can exercise in. Here are two to try.

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