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Risks of Helicopter Parenting

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Sleep And Teen Heart Health

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How Much Drinking Is Healthy -- or Not?

How Much Drinking Is Healthy -- or Not?

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a few drinks a week tend to live a bit longer than teetotalers do -- but even moderate drinking may raise the risk of certain cancers, a large, new study finds.

The research is the latest to look at the question: What level of drinking might be "healthy"?

It's a compl...

Marriage Is Good Medicine for the Heart

Marriage Is Good Medicine for the Heart

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Add protection from heart disease and stroke to the health benefits of marriage, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from 34 studies that were published between 1963 and 2015. They included more than 2 million people between the ages of 42 and 77, in Asia, Europe, the Middle East...

Experts Warn of Synthetic 'Bioweapons' Danger

Experts Warn of Synthetic 'Bioweapons' Danger

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The burgeoning field of "synthetic biology" research could lead to the creation of dangerous new bioweapons, and U.S. defense officials need to be alert to assess the potential threat.

So concludes a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which advises the...

Obesity Plagues Rural America

Obesity Plagues Rural America

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Country folk are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show.

Nearly 40 percent of rural American men and almost half of rural women are now statistically obese, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported Tuesday.<...

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Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study

Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you may wonder if driving is even possible.

Well, a new study offers some comfort because it found that kids with autism who aren't intellectually disabled are probably capable of driving a c...

Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive

Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggests.

Comparing more than 106,000 people who had stress disorders with more than 1 million people without them, researchers found that stress was tied to a 36 percent greater risk of developing 41 au...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • June 19, 2018
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