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19 Jun

Sexting and Teen Sexual Behavior

Adolescents and teens who sext more likely to engage in sexual behavior.

18 Jun

Colon Cancer Detection

Colon cancer can spread to other parts of the body before the primary tumor is detectable.

17 Jun

Measles and Summer Vacation

Why it's important to take extra precautions before traveling to Europe.

Fitness in Middle Age Cuts Men's Odds for COPD Later

Fitness in Middle Age Cuts Men's Odds for COPD Later

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having good heart-lung fitness in middle age could lower men's long-term risk of developing and dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

COPD includes respiratory conditions that narrow the airways, such as emphysema and bronchitis. Smoking is the main risk...

Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for sickle cell disease reduced anemia and boosted the health of red blood cells in patients, according to a new study.

Whether the drug, voxelotor, will have long-term health benefits to patients remains to be seen.

But if approved for use by the U.S. Food and...

Statins May Lower Risk of Stroke After Cancer Radiotherapy

Statins May Lower Risk of Stroke After Cancer Radiotherapy

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation treatment for cancer can damage the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk for a stroke or heart attack. But a new study suggests cholesterol-lowering drugs can significantly reduce that risk.

The researchers reported that taking statins may lower the risk of a stroke after r...

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Kindergarten Behavior Linked to Life Earnings in Study

Kindergarten Behavior Linked to Life Earnings in Study

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, how your kid acts in kindergarten might impact his earning potential years later, a new study suggests.

Canadian researchers found that boys and girls who were identified by their kindergarten teachers as inattentive earned nearly $1,300 less a year than their more focuse...

How Much Work Brings Happiness? Not Much, Study Shows

How Much Work Brings Happiness? Not Much, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a job can be a boon to mental well-being, but for many of us, it only takes one day of work per week, a new study suggests.

The study, of more than 70,000 adults in the United Kingdom, found that when unemployed people found a job, their mental health typically improved. But, on avera...

AHA News: Couple Knew They Would Face Heart Problems Together -- But Not Like This

AHA News: Couple Knew They Would Face Heart Problems Together -- But Not Like This

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kelly DiMaggio was used to being the patient. She was the one born with half a heart. She was the one who went through three open-heart surgeries before turning 8. She was the one with irregular heartbeats, blood clots and constant fatigue as an adult. She was the one who pushed herse...

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Your Heart

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Your Heart

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking to improve your heart health, getting regular exercise and eating healthy foods can definitely help, but new research says popping a daily vitamin D supplement won't.

The research -- a meta-analysis of 21 randomized clinical trials involving more than 83,000 people -- foun...

Lonely Baby Boomers Driving Surge in Plastic Surgery

Lonely Baby Boomers Driving Surge in Plastic Surgery

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Face-lifts and hair transplants. Chin implants and forehead lifts and lip augmentation.

Baby boomers hoping to retain their youth -- and maybe get back into the dating scene -- are seeking plastic surgery in ever-increasing numbers, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Most U.S. Pot Users Think They Can Get Away With Driving High

Most U.S. Pot Users Think They Can Get Away With Driving High

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans think they won't get caught driving while high on marijuana, a new AAA Foundation survey finds.

Nearly 70% of the nearly 2,600 licensed drivers polled think there's a low chance that a driver using pot will be stopped by police.

"Marijuana can significantly alter...

Many Lesbian, Gay Teens Still Face Rejection by Parents

Many Lesbian, Gay Teens Still Face Rejection by Parents

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) children take years to adjust after learning about their sexual orientation, a new study finds.

The study included more than 1,200 parents of LGB youth aged 10 to 25. The parents visited a website with LGB resources and were asked to complete a ...

Summer Suppers Fresh From the Farmers' Market

Summer Suppers Fresh From the Farmers' Market

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Summer is the perfect time to give your stove a rest and kick back with some fast, no-cook meals made with veggies you can grab at your farmers' market.

For a tasty alternative to a ho-hum salad, thinly slice zucchini and toss with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Add a few doll...

How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck

How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can sneak up on you over time. While it can be caused by an accident or injury, your everyday posture and body mechanics can also be to blame, from the way you carry a shoulder bag, cradle your phone while multitasking or sit at your desk. These tips will help you better protect your neck.

Yogurt Might Help Men Avoid Colon Cancer: Study

Yogurt Might Help Men Avoid Colon Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Yogurt is a healthy food, and it may also be a cancer fighter, a new study suggests.

Men who had two or more servings of yogurt a week had a 26% lower risk of developing precancerous growths in their colon, a new study reports. Researchers didn't find the same cancer-fighting benefit for w...

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A-Fib Can Raise Dementia Risk, Even in Absence of Stroke

A-Fib Can Raise Dementia Risk, Even in Absence of Stroke

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many aging Americans have the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib." Now comes the sobering news that it might raise their odds for dementia.

The Korean study couldn't prove cause and effect, but researchers noted that the link between a-fib and dementia was fou...

Help for Impotence Starts With Frank Talk With Doctor

Help for Impotence Starts With Frank Talk With Doctor

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Erectile dysfunction is often treatable, but many men hesitate to discuss it with their doctor.

What's more, doctors don't often bring it up with their patients, according to Dr. Susan MacDonald, a urological surgeon at Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center.

"I think it's because ...

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  • June 18, 2019
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More Women Using Pot During Pregnancy, Despite Potential Harms to Baby

More Women Using Pot During Pregnancy, Despite Potential Harms to Baby

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As laws around marijuana relax nationwide and the drug becomes more popular, American women are increasingly using pot during pregnancy, a new study finds.

The study was based on data from more than 467,000 women collected between 2002 and 2017. The researchers found that the percentage of wom...

Sprouts Supermarkets Recalls Frozen Spinach Due to Listeria Fears

Sprouts Supermarkets Recalls Frozen Spinach Due to Listeria Fears

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although illnesses have not yet been reported, the Sprouts Farmers Market chain says it is recalling frozen spinach sold nationwide, due to potential contamination with the listeria germ.

The recall involves Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, in both conventional and organic 16-ounce bags, made by Natio...

Many Advanced Colon Cancers Were 'Born' Ready to Spread

Many Advanced Colon Cancers Were 'Born' Ready to Spread

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In most patients with metastatic colon cancer, the disease may have begun spreading throughout the body very early on -- when the original tumor was no bigger than a poppy seed, a new study suggests.

Metastatic refers to the most advanced stage of cancer, when the original tumor has spread to ...

Perfect Teeth Won't Guarantee a Perfect Life

Perfect Teeth Won't Guarantee a Perfect Life

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Braces won't suddenly give you more confidence, even if they give you a winning smile, Australian researchers say.

They came to that conclusion after following nearly 500 young people in Australia from age 13 to 30. More than a third had braces between 1988 and 2006.

To gauge the eff...

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U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates among teens and young adults have reached their highest point in nearly two decades, a new study reports.

Suicides among teens have especially spiked, with an annual percentage change of 10% between 2014 and 2017 for 15- to 19-year-olds, researchers said.

"It really is ...

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