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14 Feb

What Is Toxic Masculinity?

And how does it impact the mental health of men?

13 Feb

Pregnancy And Paraben Exposure

Artificial preservatives used in many consumer products linked to childhood weight problems.

12 Feb

Sharing The Love On Valentine's Day And Every Other Day

10 tips to show your kids unconditional love and support.
U.S. to Evacuate Americans on Cruise Ship Hit by Coronavirus; First Death Occurs Outside Asia

E.J. Mundell and Robin Foster February 16, 2020

U.S. to Evacuate Americans on Cruise Ship Hit by Coronavirus; First Death Occurs Outside Asia

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak -- and the global response to it -- continues to evolve, with the first death outside Asia reported in France on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, U.S. health officials announced that a chartered flight will arrive on Sunday to evacuate 400 American passengers stranded on a cruise ship docked in Japan.

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Don't Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone

Kayla McKiski February 16, 2020

Don't Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone

Going solo when trying to quit smoking isn't enough, one lung health expert says.

"Smokers develop a physiological dependence on nicotine, and they need more than willpower to quit," said Dr. Danish Ahmad, a pulmonologist with Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The American Cancer Society says that smokers... Full Page

Keep Your Kids Safe, Warm in Wintertime Fun

Kayla McKiski February 15, 2020

Keep Your Kids Safe, Warm in Wintertime Fun

Sledding, skiing and ice skating are big fun in the winter, but can lead to big injuries, too.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reminds parents to take steps to help their kids avoid injury and make sure they're dressed appropriately for the cold weather.

"This is the time of year when we see people return from winte... Full Page

Shower Your Valentine With Love All Year Long

Robert Preidt February 14, 2020

Shower Your Valentine With Love All Year Long

You need to work on your relationship with your significant other all year round, not just on Valentine's Day, a relationship expert advises.

There are five key things you can do to keep your relationship healthy, according to Frank Provenzano, an instructor in psychology and a clinical psychologist at Furman University, in Greenville,... Full Page

Traumatic Brain Injuries Raise Risk of Psychiatric Ills in Soldiers

Robert Preidt February 14, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injuries Raise Risk of Psychiatric Ills in Soldiers

U.S. soldiers who suffer a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to suffer other mental health woes than those with other serious injuries, a new study finds.

It also showed that the rate of mental health disorders among seriously injured soldiers is much higher than previously reported.

"A central t... Full Page

Could 9 in 10 Cases of Dengue Be Prevented?

Robert Preidt February 14, 2020

Could 9 in 10 Cases of Dengue Be Prevented?

Scientists say that 90% of dengue cases could be slashed by artificially infecting mosquitoes.

Dengue viruses are spread to people by infected mosquitoes. But infecting the insects with Wolbachia bacteria blocks the dengue virus from replicating in mosquitoes and being transmitted between people, the international researchers said ... Full Page

Antiviral Drug, Plasma Transfusions Show Promise in Treating Coronavirus

Robert Preidt February 14, 2020

Antiviral Drug, Plasma Transfusions Show Promise in Treating Coronavirus

The race is on to find effective treatments against the new COVID-19 coronavirus spreading through China, and two new therapies show real promise, researchers say.

One is an experimental antiviral medicine that already being used by Chinese doctors on a "compassionate" basis in coronavirus patients and has shown effectiveness in monkey... Full Page

Hot Chocolate Could Help Ease Painful Clogged Leg Vessels

Serena Gordon February 14, 2020

Hot Chocolate Could Help Ease Painful Clogged Leg Vessels

Could hot chocolate deliver relief to those suffering from the painful condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD)?

A small, new study says it's entirely possible.

Though you may be picturing a steaming cup of hot milk chocolate with tiny marshmallows bobbing on the top, the concoction the study volunteers drank was ma... Full Page

5 Secrets to an Allergy-Free Valentine's Day

Kayla McKiski February 14, 2020

5 Secrets to an Allergy-Free Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to shower your loved one with gifts, but some may do more harm than good.

"If you want to impress your beloved this year, take a pass on gifts that cause sneezing and wheezing," said allergist Dr. J. Allen Meadows, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

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AHA News: Spanish-Speaking Stroke Survivors Face More Obstacles

February 14, 2020

AHA News: Spanish-Speaking Stroke Survivors Face More Obstacles

Stroke survivors who speak Spanish are more likely to have low stroke literacy and a negative perception of their health care, according to a new study that called for breaking down language barriers.

The preliminary study, being presented next Friday at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles,... Full Page

Coronavirus Spreads Most Easily When Patients Are Sickest: CDC

Robert Preidt February 14, 2020

Coronavirus Spreads Most Easily When Patients Are Sickest: CDC

Coronavirus is most infectious when patients are at the peak of their illness, U.S. health officials said Friday.

"Based on what we know now, we believe this virus spreads mainly from person to person among close contacts, which is defined as about six feet, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneeze... Full Page

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate Cancers

Robert Preidt February 14, 2020

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate Cancers

Drugs that many men with prostate cancer might already be taking -- cholesterol-lowering statins -- may help extend their survival if they have a "high-risk" form of the disease, new research suggests.

High-risk patients include men with high blood levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and a "Gleason score" of 8 or more. Gleason s... Full Page

How to Dispel Your Child's Fears About the New Coronavirus

Kayla McKiski February 14, 2020

How to Dispel Your Child's Fears About the New Coronavirus

With stories about the new coronavirus outbreak flooding the media, it's easy to get scared. And if you're scared, your kids might be, too -- but they don't have to be.

Honesty and directness are key when talking to your child about this new virus, said Diane Bales, associate professor of human development and family science at the Uni... Full Page

Restful Romance: Smelling Your Lover's Shirt Can Help You Sleep

Robert Preidt February 14, 2020

Restful Romance: Smelling Your Lover's Shirt Can Help You Sleep

Bedtime without your partner on Valentine's Day could make sleep elusive. But a new study suggests one remedy: Cuddling up with a piece of his or her clothing.

Researchers say having a loved one's natural scent nearby could be as effective a sleep aid as melatonin.

"One of the most surprising findings is how a romantic partne... Full Page

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Diet Drug Belviq Due to Cancer Risk

E.J. Mundell February 14, 2020

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Diet Drug Belviq Due to Cancer Risk

A clinical trial of the weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) shows an association with an increased risk of cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting that its maker withdraw the drug from the U.S. market.

Eisai Inc. has already "submitted a request to voluntarily withdraw the drug," Dr. Janet Woodcock, who directs... Full Page

More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

Dennis Thompson February 14, 2020

More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

If you need more than two hands to count the number of lovers you've had in your life, new research suggests you might want to worry about your cancer risk.

People who have had 10 or more sexual partners had higher odds of being diagnosed with cancer than those who were less sexually active, researchers repo... Full Page

Young Black Adults More Prone to Stroke, but Don't Know It

Kayla McKiski February 13, 2020

Young Black Adults More Prone to Stroke, but Don't Know It

Young black Americans face higher rates of stroke than others as a result of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, new research suggests.

But the same study finds they typically underestimate their stroke risk.

"If people think they're not at risk of a stroke, they are less likely to change their behavior to reduce the r... Full Page

Will Brushing and Flossing Protect You Against Stroke?

Kayla McKiski February 13, 2020

Will Brushing and Flossing Protect You Against Stroke?

Gum disease may be linked to higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary research findings indicate.

Two unpublished studies suggest that treating gum disease alongside other stroke risk factors might help prevent stroke by reducing the buildup of plaque in arteries and narrowing of blood vesse... Full Page

Use of Club Drug 'Special K' Could Be Underreported

Robert Preidt February 13, 2020

Use of Club Drug 'Special K' Could Be Underreported

Ketamine use among electronic dance music party-goers is much higher than previously thought. And unintentional use appears to play a role, a new study finds.

Ketamine is known as Special K on the party scene. The operating room anesthetic was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2019 as a treatment for depression. But ... Full Page

Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb

Robert Preidt February 13, 2020

Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb

Diabetes among U.S. youths continued to rise from 2002 to 2015, especially for Asian children and teens, a new study says.

Researchers analyzed type 1 and type 2 diabetes among 5- to 19-year-olds. They found rates were generally higher in blacks and Hispanics than in whites. Surprisingly, the rate in Asian/Pacific Islanders rose faster... Full Page

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