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23 Jul

Treating ADHD Symptoms

Do stimulant medications help lower the risk of serious complications from ADHD?

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.

Mediterranean Diet Has Big Benefits for Expectant Moms: Study

Mediterranean Diet Has Big Benefits for Expectant Moms: Study

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could following a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy help head off gestational diabetes and excess weight gain?

A British study says the answer is yes.

But the researchers added that the eating regimen -- which is high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds and oli...

Higher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk: Study

Higher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk: Study

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems are more likely in high-risk patients denied access to cutting-edge cholesterol-busting drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors, a new study reports.

Patients are 16% more likely to have a heart-related health crisis if their PCSK9 prescription is reject...

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  • July 23, 2019
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More Clues to Mysterious Illness Among Staff at U.S. Embassy in Cuba

More Clues to Mysterious Illness Among Staff at U.S. Embassy in Cuba

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three years ago, U.S. diplomats in Cuba began experiencing hearing loss, dizziness and memory problems -- in what the Trump administration attributed to an attack of unknown origin.

Now researchers say they have detected some "alterations" in the patients' brain structure and function -...

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- All pregnant women should be screened early for hepatitis B, to prevent the viral infection from being passed to newborns.

So says the latest guideline from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

"Clinicians can help mothers and their babies by screening all pregnant people at thei...

A Health Home Run: Pro Baseball Players Live Longer, Healthier Lives

A Health Home Run: Pro Baseball Players Live Longer, Healthier Lives

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It can look like a less strenuous sport than football or soccer, but professional baseball players might be the healthiest athletes out there, a new study finds.

Athletes in Major League Baseball (MLB) tend to live about 24% longer than the average American guy, according to a century's wo...

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  • July 23, 2019
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Drug Experimentation and Summer a Dangerous Duo

Drug Experimentation and Summer a Dangerous Duo

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's summer, a time of music festivals and rock concerts. And drug experimentation?

Apparently so, as new research shows many people try drugs for the first time when the weather is warm and the music is loud.

Researchers examined data from nearly 395,000 people, aged 12 and older, w...

AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Improving cardiovascular health during the early stages of pregnancy can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy, it also can greatly improve a woman's long-term heart health, new research shows.

The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Heart Associati...

ADHD Meds Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

ADHD Meds Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may be reluctant to give their kids powerful stimulants to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a new review shows the medications bring significant benefits.

In addition to helping kids calm down and concentrate in school, the review also fou...

Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking testosterone might sound like a good idea for an older man, but a new study suggests the treatment might be bad news for his heart.

Men who took it showed a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the first few years.

"Our findings show that the use of [testoster...

Extreme Eating Habits Could Be an Early Clue to Autism

Extreme Eating Habits Could Be an Early Clue to Autism

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of kids are picky eaters. But when eating habits in young children are extreme, it could be a sign of autism, researchers say.

A new study finds atypical eating behaviors -- such as hypersensitivity to food textures or pocketing food without swallowing -- in 70% of kids with autism. T...

Pec Moves That Go Beyond Pushups

Pec Moves That Go Beyond Pushups

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for simple yet effective exercises to work chest muscles, put the pec press and pec fly on your list.

Both also target the shoulder muscles, and the press works the triceps of the upper arm.

For the pec press, lie on your back on a weight bench with a dumbbell...

A Fresh Look at Celery and Celery Root

A Fresh Look at Celery and Celery Root

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Crave more crunch in your meals but want to avoid calories? Don't overlook low-cal celery.

With only 6 calories per cup, celery is a perfect warm weather refresher, helping you stay hydrated, thanks to its high water content. But there's no reason to limit yourself to the same old sticks. Cele...

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...

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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...

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