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26 Apr

Driving While High?

One in 7 drivers with kids in the car have THC in their system.

24 Apr

How Obesity Changes the Brain

The amount of body fat you carry can change your brain structure.

23 Apr

Health Risks of Sitting

Can physical activity help offset the health risks of sitting too much?

School Bullying's Impact Can Last a Lifetime: Study

School Bullying's Impact Can Last a Lifetime: Study

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being bullied as a youngster may lead to lifelong struggles in adulthood.

New research warns that victims of teenage bullying face a 40% greater risk for mental health problems by the time they hit their mid-20s.

Young adults with a history of adolescent bullying may also see th...

How Does Age Affect Creativity? Nobel Prize Winners Offer Clues

How Does Age Affect Creativity? Nobel Prize Winners Offer Clues

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Creativity doesn't fade as you get older, but it may change, a new study shows.

An examination of 31 winners of the Nobel Prize in economics found an early peak of winners in their mid-20s and a later peak of winners in their mid-50s.

"We believe what we found in this study isn't lim...

'Exposure Therapy' May Work Best for PTSD Plus Drinking Problems

'Exposure Therapy' May Work Best for PTSD Plus Drinking Problems

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) combined with a drinking problem, the type of psychotherapy prescribed can make a difference in recovery rates, a new study finds.

So-called prolonged exposure therapy is more effective than coping skills therapy in helping these patients...

How to Make a Powerhouse Smoothie

How to Make a Powerhouse Smoothie

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoothies make for a fast and filling breakfast or snack, but the bloom is off the rose when it comes to their health profile. Turns out that many store-bought smoothies are hidden havens for a crazy amount of calories, many coming not only from the natural sugar in the fruit but also from added sweete...

Why Kids Should Play More Than One Sport

Why Kids Should Play More Than One Sport

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Playing team sports is a great way to teach kids life lessons about leadership, teamwork and how to socialize with peers. Sports are also a great way to build self-esteem and gain physical skills. Most important, they're fun.

But too many -- nearly three-quarters of young athletes -- a...

Is Peanut Allergy 'Immunotherapy' Causing More Harm Than Good?

Is Peanut Allergy 'Immunotherapy' Causing More Harm Than Good?

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The idea behind immunotherapy for peanut allergy is appealing in its simplicity: Ask a patient to eat tiny amounts of peanut every day, and over time their immune system will become desensitized to it.

Unfortunately, this cure might be doing more harm than the allergy itself, a new evidence re...

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  • April 26, 2019
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Half of Older Dialysis Patients Die Within a Year, Study Finds

Half of Older Dialysis Patients Die Within a Year, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate for older Americans receiving dialysis for kidney failure may be nearly twice as high as widely thought, according to a new report.

For the study, researchers looked at 391 Medicare patients, aged 65 and older, who started dialysis, in which a machine is used to remove toxins...

1 in 9 U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy, and Numbers Are Rising

1 in 9 U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy, and Numbers Are Rising

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though the harms to babies are well known, one in nine pregnant women in the United States drinks alcohol, new research shows.

In one-third of those cases, frequent binge drinking is also often involved.

What's more, the rate of drinking during pregnancy is actually on the ris...

Better Food Assistance Programs Might Lower Childhood Obesity Rates

Better Food Assistance Programs Might Lower Childhood Obesity Rates

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Changes made to improve nutrition in a U.S. government food assistance program seem to have triggered a drop in obesity rates among young, poor children, a new study finds.

In 2009, food packages from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) were made ...

Many Drivers Testing Positive for Marijuana, Even With Kids in Car

Many Drivers Testing Positive for Marijuana, Even With Kids in Car

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people may drive with marijuana in their system -- even when they have kids in the car.

That's the upshot of a new study of drivers in Washington state, where recreational pot is legal.

In roadside tests of more than 2,000 drivers, researchers found that 14% of those with ...

Fatal Drug ODs Surging Among Young Americans

Fatal Drug ODs Surging Among Young Americans

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of America's opioid epidemic just keeps rising, with new research showing that overdose deaths among teens and young adults are soaring.

The death rate from drug overdoses rose from eight in every 100,000 people aged 15 to 24 in 2006 to nearly 10 per 100,000 in 2015, researchers fo...

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  • April 25, 2019
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Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Up Women's Odds for Heart Trouble

Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Up Women's Odds for Heart Trouble

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but using them over a long period might raise the odds of heart disease and stroke in older women, a new study suggests.

Researchers tracked the health of nearly 36,500 U.S. women over an average follow-up of nearly eight years. During that time, more than a th...

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons Expands to More Than 100 Cases

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons Expands to More Than 100 Cases

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-four new illnesses linked to an outbreak involving packaged melon distributed across 16 states were reported by U.S. health officials Wednesday.

The outbreak now includes 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 32 cases so severe the patients required hospitalization,...

As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Measles cases in the United States have now reached 695 -- the highest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Wednesday.

Outbreaks are occurring across the country, often linked to the "anti-vaccination" movement....

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After a Stroke, Your Bones Need Care

After a Stroke, Your Bones Need Care

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors often face limited mobility, which quadruples their odds of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls. But most are never screened for these problems, new research reveals.

"Our study adds to previous research that found despite an increased risk, only a small number of people wh...

Think You Only Smell With Your Nose? You're Wrong

Think You Only Smell With Your Nose? You're Wrong

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A boy who wondered if snakes flick their tongues to smell prompted a surprising new discovery about how human senses work.

Turns out your tongue helps you smell, according to researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia -- a team that included the curious 12-year-old's d...

Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men, but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it's no longer possible to enjoy a sex life. Fortunately, that's rarely the case.

However, while many women do resume their sex lives within month...

Ginger: A Flavorful and Healing Root

Ginger: A Flavorful and Healing Root

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Zesty ginger is more than just a great way to dress up your favorite recipes. It contains a potent immunity booster -- its active compound gingerol is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compound.

Ginger is also a source of vitamin C and the minerals potassium and magnesium.

Gi...

Wellness Programs Take Hold in American Workplaces

Wellness Programs Take Hold in American Workplaces

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. workplaces now offer wellness programs, a new study finds.

"Most American adults work, and many spend half or more of their waking hours at work," said study author Laura Linnan. She's a professor in the department of health behavior at the University of North Carolina...

Young Adults With Autism Need Jobs, But Resources Vary By State

Young Adults With Autism Need Jobs, But Resources Vary By State

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's a lot of news about the dramatic rise in the number of children with autism and the services available to them, but less attention has been paid to what happens when those kids grow up.

Now, a new study suggests that finding a job can be a struggle, and just how much of a struggle i...

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