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U.S. Teens: Vaping Up, Smoking Down, Pot Use Level

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:15

At the same time, marijuana use has held steady as it remains more popular than cigarettes and, in a piece of good news, misuse of opioid painkillers like OxyContin has actually dropped among adolescents.

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Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:17

Family meals yield multiple physical and mental health benefits, according to the long-term Canadian study.

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Your Pets Can't Put Your Aging on 'Paws'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:15

The British researchers pointed out that some studies have suggested that pets can improve psychological health, perhaps by easing loneliness or providing companionship.

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Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:15

Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds.

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Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:15

Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in Norway that left 69 people dead and 33 severely wounded. Most of the dead were teenagers.

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Woman's Skin Cancer Selfie Sparks Awareness

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:18

Dzierzek was a regular user of tanning beds in her youth. She was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 21.

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Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:15

Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends.

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Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:15

A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta  (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be.

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Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:42

The common spice, found in many Indian dishes, has properties that can help fight cancer and inflammation, researchers say.

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Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:15

When patients received a non-opioid medication called gabapentin before and after surgery, the need for continued opioid painkillers was reduced by 24 percent, said researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Recall: Crib Mattresses Don't Meet Fire Standards

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:08

Cribs, sold by major retailers online, did not meet federal flammability standards.

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Friday Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:15

Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for people living in 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website.

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Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:15

One new study suggests artificial intelligence (AI) might someday detect breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes.

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Dinosaurs Dealt With Pesky Ticks, Too

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:15

Researchers say they've found a 100-million-year-old piece of Burmese amber that contained an extinct type of tick grasping a dinosaur feather.

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Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:15

That finding comes from a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers of nearly 4,100 people with lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells that normally help fight infection.

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These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:15

While these elders had poorer physical health than younger family members, they had better mental well-being, according to the study.

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Postmenopausal Women Should Still Avoid HRT

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:15

Yet again, the nation's leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

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Memo to Motorcyclists: Beware the Full Moon

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:15

Because a full moon can be a major distraction and occurs about 12 times a year, researchers decided to investigate whether full moons might be linked to more motorcyclists'  deaths.

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New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:15

Almost one-third of people with a food allergy have reactions to more than one type of food.

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Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:15

Still another investigation indicated that in the face of both the flu and other respiratory illnesses, men face a higher risk for developing complications than women.

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