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20 Jun

Alcohol and Cancer Risk

How Do Your Lifetime Drinking Habits Affect Cancer Risk?

19 Jun

Risks of Helicopter Parenting

Children With Over-controlling Parents May Be Less Able to Deal With The Demands of Growing Up, Study Finds.

18 Jun

Vitamin D and Colon Cancer Risk

Having Higher Concentrations of Vitamin D May Protect Against Colon Cancer, Study Finds.

Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought

Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Compulsive gambling. Shopping until your money has run out. Eating until you've grown obese. Relentless sexual risk-taking.

Medications that restore normal movement in patients with Parkinson's disease can unlock their inner demons more often than thought, a new study finds.

It's l...

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  • June 20, 2018
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Does Mental Illness Raise Diabetes Risk?

Does Mental Illness Raise Diabetes Risk?

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes, and the increased risk is highest among minorities, a new study suggests.

Researchers looked at more than 15,000 patients with severe mental illness and found that 28 percent had type 2 diabetes. T...

Smartphone-Obsessed Parents May Mean Cranky Kids

Smartphone-Obsessed Parents May Mean Cranky Kids

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who take refuge in their smartphones when their kids throw a tantrum may, in the long run, make matters worse, a new study suggests.

The study, of 183 couples with young children, found that stressed-out parents often turned to their electronic devices when dealing with their kids. A...

When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient's Own Tissue Is Best

When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient's Own Tissue Is Best

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For women who have their breast removed while fighting cancer, using their own tissue for breast reconstruction is better than implants, a new study suggests.

More than 60 percent of women who undergo breast removal to treat breast cancer decide to have breast reconstruction, and that rate i...

70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak linked to melons and fruit salad mixes continues to expand, say officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

So far, 70 people have been sickened across seven states after eating fruit salad mixes that included pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, ca...

If Opioid Addicts Survive OD, Other Hazards Lie Ahead: Study

If Opioid Addicts Survive OD, Other Hazards Lie Ahead: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Survivors of an opioid overdose may consider themselves lucky, but they remain at heightened risk of dying -- not just from drugs, but from a host of medical problems or suicide, a new study finds.

Compared with the general population, patients who lived through an opioid overdose were 130 t...

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  • June 20, 2018
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Video Replays Affect Soccer Refs' Thinking

Video Replays Affect Soccer Refs' Thinking

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone watching 2018 World Cup Soccer has to marvel at the referees' quick thinking. But slow-motion video playbacks may alter their ultimate decision, a new study suggests.

Researchers assessed 88 elite soccer referees' responses to videos of fouls. The refs handed out harsher penalties whe...

Enlist a Pharmacist to Help Manage High Blood Pressure

Enlist a Pharmacist to Help Manage High Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease and stroke, yet has no symptoms of its own. That's why having your blood pressure checked regularly is a must, as is controlling it if it's high.

But identifying the right high blood pressure drugs can be a challenge. A...

When the Heart Stops, Drugs Often to Blame

When the Heart Stops, Drugs Often to Blame

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Hidden" drug overdoses account for nearly 1 in 7 sudden cardiac deaths, a new study contends.

Researchers looked at more than 900 people in San Francisco who died of an apparent out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Through autopsies and lab tests, they found that only 541 of those peop...

Why Obese People Find It So Tough to Slim Down

Why Obese People Find It So Tough to Slim Down

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is no picnic for those who struggle with it, but new research sheds some light on why so few ever find their way to a healthy weight.

It turns out that overweight and obese folks hold starkly different views on diet and exercise than their normal-weight peers, the study found. Namely...

Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity

Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bicycling or other regular exercise may help reduce harmful inflammation in obese people, a new study suggests.

Physical activity tames inflammation by changing blood characteristics, according to a team led by Dr. Michael De Lisio, of the University of Ottawa in Canada.

Chronic ...

Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus

Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The first confirmed human case of Keystone virus has been diagnosed in a Florida teen, but it's likely that infection with the mosquito-borne disease is common among state residents, researchers report.

The virus can cause a rash and mild fever. It's named after the location in the Tampa Bay...

Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different.

"I would do my injections and testing in private [in another room or even the bathroom] to avoid having conversations about diabetes with people," he said.

After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too?

After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too?

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for leg injuries, preliminary research suggests.

The study included boys and girls who played soccer at 52 U.S. high schools. Those who'd suffered a concussion at any time in their life were 85 percent more likely to suffer ...

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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  • June 19, 2018
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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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