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24 Jun

Are Video-Gamers At Higher Risk of Obesity?

Is the stereotype of the overweight video-gamer a myth?

21 Jun

Your Job and Your Stroke Risk

People who work long hours for at least 10 years suffer more strokes.

20 Jun

Vitamin D and Heart Risk

Taking Vitamin D supplements may not help lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events.

Vets With PTSD Face Higher Odds for Early Death From Multiple Causes

Vets With PTSD Face Higher Odds for Early Death From Multiple Causes

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans with PTSD are twice as likely as the general population to die from suicide, accidents and viral hepatitis, a new study finds.

Veterans with PTSD also have a higher risk of death from diabetes and liver disease, according to the study published June 24 in the American Journal o...

Coffee Might Be Your Go-to Brew for Weight Loss

Coffee Might Be Your Go-to Brew for Weight Loss

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could America's favorite morning drink also help fight one of its biggest health issues, obesity?

That's the suggestion from a British study that finds coffee stimulates the human body's "brown fat," a heat-generating form of fat that literally burns calories in a process called thermogenesis.<...

The Right Gut Bacteria May Give Athletes an Edge

The Right Gut Bacteria May Give Athletes an Edge

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Elite athletes' grueling training regimens may pay off in an unexpected way: The exercise seems to boost levels of a type of gut bacteria that enhances athletic prowess.

Researchers found that the bacteria Veillonella were much more common in the guts of marathoners, compared to sedentar...

Med Students' Smartphones Loaded With Staph, Other Germs

Med Students' Smartphones Loaded With Staph, Other Germs

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones have become an essential part of modern medicine, but they might be exposing patients to potentially deadly staph infections, a new study suggests.

Tests of cellphones at a Brazilian medical school revealed that 40% carried Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of hospita...

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Young Female Smokers at Especially High Heart Risk

Young Female Smokers at Especially High Heart Risk

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking increases the risk of heart attack in all people, but much more so in young women, a new study shows.

British researchers examined data on more than 3,300 cases of acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) that occurred in the Yorkshire region of England between January 2...

Hispanic Teens Losing Sleep Over Trump's Immigration Policies

Hispanic Teens Losing Sleep Over Trump's Immigration Policies

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic teens are being driven to anxiety and sleeplessness over the Trump Administration's immigration policies, even though they are U.S.-born citizens and face no threat of deportation, a new study shows.

Nearly half of a group of 16-year-old Hispanic children in the Salinas Valley region o...

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Widely Prescribed Class of Meds Might Raise Dementia Risk

Widely Prescribed Class of Meds Might Raise Dementia Risk

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often prescribe anticholinergic drugs for a variety of ills. But a new study suggests they may increase the risk of dementia in older patients.

These medicines include everything from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to certain antipsychotics and Parkinson's meds. They're used to treat a wide...

'Secret Shopper' Study Shows How Easily Teens Can Buy E-Cigs

'Secret Shopper' Study Shows How Easily Teens Can Buy E-Cigs

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite federal and state age restrictions on the sale of tobacco and vaping products, a new "secret shopper" study found that IDs were checked only about half the time.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires tobacco retailers to check an ID for anyone appearing to be under 27, and Cali...

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Thanks for the Stinky Memories: Scientists Say Bad Smells Boost Recall

Thanks for the Stinky Memories: Scientists Say Bad Smells Boost Recall

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bad smells, better memory?

A series of experiments with volunteers aged 13 to 25 showed that they were better able to recall images that were associated with unpleasant odors.

Specifically, they had better recall of images 24 hours after seeing them if the images were paired with a ba...

Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be the Standard for Breast Cancer Screening?

Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be the Standard for Breast Cancer Screening?

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More women are getting 3-D mammograms, which spot breast anomalies more accurately than traditional mammograms, a new study shows.

But there are big variations in use across the United States, the researchers noted.

Three-D mammography -- also called digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)...

AHA News: Half of U.S. Adults Should Monitor Blood Pressure at Home, Study Says

AHA News: Half of U.S. Adults Should Monitor Blood Pressure at Home, Study Says

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Some people go to the doctor and find the intake so nerve-wracking their blood pressure spikes. Others find the routine relaxing, as they're asked to rest for a moment and breathe easy before a blood pressure cuff is wrapped around their arm.

People with borderline hypertensio...

Is Green Tea a Fad or a Real Health Boost?

Is Green Tea a Fad or a Real Health Boost?

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Green tea is a popular health trend, with many people sipping it in hopes of deriving benefits from the brew.

There's nothing wrong with that, dietitians say -- green tea is a healthy drink loaded with antioxidants. But the jury's still out on many of its purported health benefits.

"C...

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9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers.

Exposure to dust at the New York City site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered chronic inflammation in the responders' prostates, which may have contributed t...

Just How Harmful Is TV for Your Health?

Just How Harmful Is TV for Your Health?

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cautions about TV viewing are as old as television itself, but how bad is it really?

A number of studies cite health risks due to the link between a sedentary lifestyle and the number of hours spent watching the tube.

Young adults who watch three or more hours of TV a day and get lit...

Seafood Offers Vital Nutrient for Expectant Moms and Babies

Seafood Offers Vital Nutrient for Expectant Moms and Babies

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods including fatty fish and flaxseed, may be best known for their link to heart health, but they're also vital for pregnant women and their babies.

These important nutrients have been linked to a reduced risk for depression for mom and a better birth weight for...

Ocean Swimming Causes Skin Changes: Study

Ocean Swimming Causes Skin Changes: Study

SATURDAY, June 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The population of bacteria on your skin changes when you swim in the ocean, potentially increasing your risk of infection, researchers report.

They collected samples of skin bacteria from the legs of nine people before they took a 10-minute swim in the ocean, after they had air-dried complete...

FDA Approves Second Drug to Help Women With Low Libido

FDA Approves Second Drug to Help Women With Low Libido

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to Vyleesi, the second medication so far approved to help women with low sexual desire.

In a news release, the FDA said that Vyleesi (bremelanotide) is a drug that would be administered by injection prior to having sex.

New Drug Combats Leading Cause of Dwarfism

New Drug Combats Leading Cause of Dwarfism

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug increased growth rates in children with dwarfism, according to a new study.

The four-year phase 2 trial was conducted at centers in the United States, France, United Kingdom and Australia, and included 35 children, ages 5-14, with the genetic bone disorder achondroplasia, t...

Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry 'Superbug' Germs

Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry 'Superbug' Germs

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says.

British researchers used ultraviolet-light flytraps, electronic fly killers and sticky traps to collect ...

Heart Disease Is Lasting Threat to Breast Cancer Survivors

Heart Disease Is Lasting Threat to Breast Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who survive breast cancer may have a higher risk for developing heart disease, a new study says.

Heart problems can appear more than five years after radiation treatment for breast cancer, and the added risk persists for as much as 30 years, according to Brazilian researche...

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