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18 Oct

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Still Dominate The Children's Drink Market

None of the 34 top-selling sweetened children's drinks meet expert health recommendations.

17 Oct

Irregular Periods and Your Health

Irregular menstrual cycles could signal an underlying medical issue.

16 Oct

High School Concussion Trends

Concussions during H.S. football games still on the rise, but the news isn't all bad.
Mercury in Creams, Feces in Cosmetics: Beware Bargain Beauty Products

Serena Gordon October 17, 2019

Mercury in Creams, Feces in Cosmetics: Beware Bargain Beauty Products

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stocking up on the latest beauty products can be costly. Is it possible to save money and still put your best face forward?

You may luck out and find things on sale at reputable retailers. But beware of prices that seem too good to be true on the internet or from sellers that may not be arou... Full Page

Juul Halts Sale of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes

Dennis Thompson October 17, 2019

Juul Halts Sale of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Juul, which makes the top-selling brand of electronic-cigarettes in the United States, said Thursday it will no longer sell fruit or dessert flavors of its products.

The company's decision comes as it faces widespread criticism that its flavored nicotine products are hooking a generation of t... Full Page

More Patients With Heart Disease Die at Home Than in Hospital

Robert Preidt October 17, 2019

More Patients With Heart Disease Die at Home Than in Hospital

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly a third of U.S. heart patients die at home, which is more than the number who die in the hospital, according to a new study.

Researchers examined data on more than 12 million heart disease patients who died between 2003 and 2017. They looked at whether the deaths occurred in a hospital... Full Page

AHA News: He Used CPR in an Emergency – Then He Became the Emergency

October 17, 2019

AHA News: He Used CPR in an Emergency – Then He Became the Emergency

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Joe Farrell went to retrieve an errant golf ball when he came upon another player on the ground not breathing. The man's golfing partner was attempting CPR but not performing it properly.

Joe, a physical therapist, took over. He made sure 911 was called before starting chest... Full Page

Deaths Due to Suicide, Homicide on the Rise Among U.S. Youth

Dennis Thompson October 17, 2019

Deaths Due to Suicide, Homicide on the Rise Among U.S. Youth

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The anger and fear seething throughout the United States could be having a fatal impact on some of the nation's youngest citizens.

More teens and young adults are coming to a violent end in recent years, either at their own hand or another's, new federal data show.

Both suicide and ... Full Page

Unyielding Stress Plays Role in Blacks' Blood Pressure Woes

Robert Preidt October 17, 2019

Unyielding Stress Plays Role in Blacks' Blood Pressure Woes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chronically high levels of stress may increase black Americans' risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

"Given the disproportionately high burden of hypertension in African-Americans, determining if chronic stress increases the risk of hypertension in this population is an importa... Full Page

Certain Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide Risk in Study

Dennis Thompson October 17, 2019

Certain Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide Risk in Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of blood pressure medication might be associated with an increased risk of suicide, a new study suggests.

People taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) appear to be more likely to die by suicide, compared to those who take another type of blood pressure drug called ACE inhi... Full Page

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia

Alan Mozes October 17, 2019

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could your personality as a teen forecast your risk for dementia a half-century later?

Very possibly, say researchers, who found that dementia risk is lower among seniors who were calm, mature and energetic high schoolers.

"Being calm and mature as teen were each associated with rou... Full Page

Why Maintaining a Healthy Weight Is Important in Adulthood

Robert Preidt October 17, 2019

Why Maintaining a Healthy Weight Is Important in Adulthood

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who pack on pounds between their mid-20s and middle age have an increased risk of premature death -- and the same is true of those who lose weight from middle to late adulthood, according to a new study.

The findings suggest that maintaining normal weight throughout adulthood reduces t... Full Page

Your Noisy Knees May Be Trying to Tell You Something

Robert Preidt October 17, 2019

Your Noisy Knees May Be Trying to Tell You Something

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever hear your joints clicking, creaking or crunching? Now, researchers say a new technique that listens closely to knees may help doctors diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis.

In the new study, researchers attached small microphones to participants' knees, which allowed them to listen for hig... Full Page

Surgery Helps Tough-to-Treat Acid Reflux

Serena Gordon October 17, 2019

Surgery Helps Tough-to-Treat Acid Reflux

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that doesn't respond to the usual treatments, a complex surgery may help, a new study finds.

In carefully selected patients, the surgery provided much more relief than two different types of medication treatment -- 67% for surgery co... Full Page

A Workout to Shape Your Shoulders

Len Canter October 17, 2019

A Workout to Shape Your Shoulders

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Don't shrug off working your delts, the muscles of your shoulders. Besides assisting with good posture, strong shoulders help you lift and carry items with ease, and create excellent upper body definition for men and women alike.

Deltoid rows work not only your shoulders, but also your... Full Page

Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?

Robert Preidt October 17, 2019

Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say.

Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research shows. Yet these heart-healthy folks represent a sizable number of stati... Full Page

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

Robert Preidt October 17, 2019

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers analyzed medical data from more than 1 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They ranged in age from 18 to 60 years and tw... Full Page

How to Make Your Own Healthy Chicken Tenders

Len Canter October 17, 2019

How to Make Your Own Healthy Chicken Tenders

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you a chicken finger fanatic, but worried about what might be lurking in the take-out versions? The solution is simple: Do it yourself.

Making chicken fingers at home is a snap. Between oven baking and ingredient swaps to cut back on the fat and calories, this version is the perfect way t... Full Page

Next-Gen Artificial Pancreas Boosts Blood Sugar Control

Serena Gordon October 16, 2019

Next-Gen Artificial Pancreas Boosts Blood Sugar Control

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The latest version of the so-called artificial pancreas system helped people with type 1 diabetes gain even better control of their blood sugar levels than current technology does, a new study reports.

The device combines an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor and a computer algorith... Full Page

Stress in Pregnancy May Affect Baby's Sex, Preterm Delivery Risk: Study

Robert Preidt October 16, 2019

Stress in Pregnancy May Affect Baby's Sex, Preterm Delivery Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental stress during pregnancy may influence the baby's sex, and physical stress may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests.

Researchers assessed 187 healthy pregnant women between 18 and 45 years of age. About 17% were mentally stressed, with high levels o... Full Page

For Kids With Genetic Condition, Statins May Be Lifesavers

Amy Norton October 16, 2019

For Kids With Genetic Condition, Statins May Be Lifesavers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When children with genetically high cholesterol are prescribed statins, it can drastically cut their risk of heart disease and death before the age of 40, a new study finds.

At issue is a condition called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited genetic disorder that causes levels of... Full Page

Brain Damage From Concussion Evident a Year Later

Steven Reinberg October 16, 2019

Brain Damage From Concussion Evident a Year Later

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion damage may linger a full year after an athlete returns to play, Canadian researchers report.

"Brain recovery after concussion may be a more complex and longer-lasting process than we originally thought," said lead investigator Nathan Churchill, a research associate in the Neurosci... Full Page

Aging Population, Unhealthy Habits Underlie Expected Cancer Surge

Robert Preidt October 16, 2019

Aging Population, Unhealthy Habits Underlie Expected Cancer Surge

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Due to population growth and aging, the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to jump 60% by 2040 -- but unhealthy lifestyle habits are likely to make the surge even larger.

That's the conclusion from the new edition of the Cancer Atlas, unveiled Wednesday at the World Canc... Full Page

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