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20 May

Infant Sitting Devices and Sleep-Related Deaths

The danger of using an infant car seat as an alternative to a crib.

17 May

Diet and Breast Cancer Risk

Women who follow a low-fat diet lower their risk of death from breast cancer.

16 May

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

A surprising number of parents read and write text messages while driving.
Why So Many Older Women Develop UTIs

Robert Preidt May 20, 2019

Why So Many Older Women Develop UTIs

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Urinary tract infections are one of the indignities many women face as they age. One reason why is because their bladder walls can be invaded by several species of bacteria, a new study finds.

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are among the most common type of bacterial infections in women, acc... Full Page

Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

Serena Gordon May 20, 2019

Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Steering clear of folks who are coughing and sneezing is one way to prevent catching the flu. Avoiding e-cigarettes may be another, new research suggests.

In a small study including smokers, e-cigarette users and nonsmokers, researchers saw that both traditional cigarette smokers and "vapers" w... Full Page

Nearly Half of Juul Twitter Followers Are Teens, Young Adults: Study

Steven Reinberg May 20, 2019

Nearly Half of Juul Twitter Followers Are Teens, Young Adults: Study

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Juul became the dominant brand of e-cigarettes in the United States by targeting teens with its clever use of social media, a new study suggests.

Nearly 70% of U.S. e-cigarette sales are Juul products, and most vapers are teens and young adults. The study determined that nearly half of Juul'... Full Page

Complete Tumor Removal in Dogs Cuts Risk of Cancer's Return: Study

Robert Preidt May 20, 2019

Complete Tumor Removal in Dogs Cuts Risk of Cancer's Return: Study

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In dogs, soft tissue sarcoma is a group of malignant cancers that come from skin or connective tissue. Now, a new research review says when a tumor is completely removed, the risk of cancer returning is cut by nearly two-thirds.

Veterinary researchers from Oregon State University analyzed 10 s... Full Page

Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat Can Be Deadly

Alan Mozes May 20, 2019

Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat Can Be Deadly

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A car seat is the safest place for an infant while traveling in a car. But putting your baby to sleep in a portable car seat at home can be deadly, a new study warns.

Over a decade, nearly 12,000 babies in the United States died while sleeping -- about 3% of them while in an "infant... Full Page

TV Not a Good Sleep Aid for Young Kids

Robert Preidt May 20, 2019

TV Not a Good Sleep Aid for Young Kids

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents think that watching TV helps their young children fall asleep, but new research finds the opposite is true.

Researchers looked at 470 children aged 3 to 5 in Massachusetts and found that those who watched less than one hour of TV per day got 22 more minutes of sleep at night -- near... Full Page

AHA News: Stress From Work, Home Can Harm Women's Hearts

May 20, 2019

AHA News: Stress From Work, Home Can Harm Women's Hearts

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Even with supportive spouses, many women still find themselves helping the kids with homework and cleaning up household messes, often while scrambling to make dinner after a 10-hour workday filled with deadlines and challenging colleagues.

All that stress could put women at hig... Full Page

Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD

Serena Gordon May 20, 2019

Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often fret when their teen drivers get behind the wheel, but parents of teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may now have added worries.

A new study found that teens with ADHD are significantly more likely to get into a car crash than their peers.

During ... Full Page

Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as Adults

Robert Preidt May 20, 2019

Heavy Teen Boys May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk as Adults

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few extra pounds during adolescence may translate into higher odds for heart disease in adulthood, a new study of young men suggests.

It included about 1.7 million Swedish men who began military service at ages 18 or 19 between 1969 and 2005. They were followed for up to 46 years.

... Full Page
1 in 5 Kids Don't Strap on Helmets Before Biking

Steven Reinberg May 20, 2019

1 in 5 Kids Don't Strap on Helmets Before Biking

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many American kids don't don helmets when biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a troubling new poll finds.

Among more than 1,300 parents surveyed, 18% said their kids never wear helmets while biking, 58% said their kids don't wear helmets while skateboarding, and 61% said thei... Full Page

The Best Exercises for Brain Health

Len Canter May 20, 2019

The Best Exercises for Brain Health

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's a lot you can learn from your elders, starting with the results of a multi-year study of exercise and brain health in seniors.

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Miami compared results of two sets of brain scans and tests measuring memory and thinking skills in 87... Full Page

The Top 5 Veggies to Add to Your Diet

Len Canter May 20, 2019

The Top 5 Veggies to Add to Your Diet

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The guidelines to eat more vegetables are clear, and eating a rainbow of colors gets you the widest variety of nutrients and phyto-nutrients, those hard-to-duplicate compounds that go beyond vitamins and minerals.

But whether you're at the farmers' market or choosing a side dish at a restaurant,... Full Page

Love the Smell of a Cup o' Joe? Here's What That Reveals About You

Robert Preidt May 17, 2019

Love the Smell of a Cup o' Joe? Here's What That Reveals About You

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Java junkies can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee, and the more they drink, the better they can smell it, British researchers say.

It's a discovery with powerful implications for treating people addicted to substances with a distinct smell.

"The higher the caffeine use, the quick... Full Page

AHA News: Drummer's Death Inspires Grief-Stricken Bandmates to Rethink Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle

May 17, 2019

AHA News: Drummer's Death Inspires Grief-Stricken Bandmates to Rethink Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When the members of the hard rock band Hellyeah walked onstage for their first show in more than a year, everything looked different.

The most glaring change was the absence of famed drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died suddenly in June 2018 at age 54 from severe coronary arter... Full Page

For Women With HIV, Daily Life Can Impede Fight Against Virus

Robert Preidt May 17, 2019

For Women With HIV, Daily Life Can Impede Fight Against Virus

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Day-to-day struggles prevent many American women with HIV from taking medicines to suppress the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows.

"Survival is a priority over putting a pill in your mouth for a number of our participants, and that is the public health challenge we must address," said study ... Full Page

Sugary Drinks <i>and</i> Fruit Juice May Increase Risk of Early Death

Steven Reinberg May 17, 2019

Sugary Drinks and Fruit Juice May Increase Risk of Early Death

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most folks know that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better.

In fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your life, researchers say.

"Older adults who drink more sugary beverages, which include fruit juice as well as sodas and other ... Full Page

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys

Robert Preidt May 17, 2019

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates are on the rise among American children, but the increase is greatest among girls, a new study finds.

"Overall, we found a disproportionate increase in female youth suicide rates compared to males, resulting in a narrowing of the gap between male and female suicide rates," said stu... Full Page

When E-Cig Makers Offer Promotional Items, More Teens Likely to Vape

Robert Preidt May 17, 2019

When E-Cig Makers Offer Promotional Items, More Teens Likely to Vape

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Coupons, samples, branded hats and T-shirts: When teens use or wear promotional items from companies that make alternative tobacco products like electronic cigarettes, they are more likely to try those products, new research shows.

The study included 757 California teens, aged 13 to 19, who were... Full Page

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

E.J. Mundell May 17, 2019

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The rise in colon cases among younger adults that's been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows.

In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer among people under 50 increased by 3% a year in Denmark, New Zealand,... Full Page

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

Amy Norton May 17, 2019

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows.

The review covered 85 studies that have tested hypnosis for easing "experimental models" of pain -- that is, lab studies where brave volunteers agreed to be subjected to a pai... Full Page

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