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Smoggy Air May Spawn Weaker Sperm

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:15:20 EST

Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm, which in turn can make it difficult to fertilize a woman's egg, the researchers said.

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It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:15:18 EST

It's a simplified approach to eating that essentially views fruits and vegetables through the same prism as candies and soda. All that matters is the total caloric tally.

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Report: Industry Hid Study Showing Sugar's Effects

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:15:14 EST

More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer, the paper trail investigation reports.

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Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:15:15 EST

Girls ages 10 to 14 had an 18.8 percent increase per year in treatment for self-inflected injuries -- the sharpest rise among young people ages 10 to 24, according to an analysis of ER data from 66 U.S. hospitals.

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Saliva Test Could Diagnose Concussion: Study

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:15:11 EST

Researchers say combination of too much food and drink leads to more choking incidents at holidays.

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Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:15:09 EST

New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain.

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Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:15:06 EST

Researchers tested the effect of insulin pills on 560 children and adults whose relatives had type 1 diabetes.

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Snared by New Blood Pressure Guidelines. Now What?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:55:04 EST

More than 30 million Americans suddenly found themselves newly classified as having high blood pressure.

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Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:15:21 EST

Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends.

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Annual Flu Shot Won't Weaken Your Immune System

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:15:11 EST

There's no evidence to support the notion that people who get the flu vaccine every year somehow "weaken" their immune system over time, researchers say.

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Women Still Want Annual Mammograms

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:15:09 EST

Currently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women at average risk for breast cancer be screened every two years, beginning at age 50.

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Severe Psoriasis May Make Diabetes More Likely

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:15:12 EST

People with the skin disease psoriasis are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and the more severe the psoriasis, the greater their risk, a new study finds.

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Vitamin D Levels A Key To Treating Infertility?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:15:11 EST

Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin D levels, a new study suggests.

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Treat Mini-Stroke Quickly To Cut Later Stroke Risk

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:15:12 EST

Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report.

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Diabetes, High BP In Pregnancy Can Lead to Issues

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:15:10 EST

If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report.

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Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:15:20 EST

New research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with PTSD.

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Parasite May Threaten Lives of Vietnam Veterans

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:15:13 EST

A tropical parasite may be slowly killing hundreds of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War.

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Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:15:11 EST

Overweight or obese women are at greater risk of having breast cancer detected after the tumor has grown large -- over 2 centimeters -- than their slimmer counterparts, the study found.

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Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:15:10 EST

Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says.

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Opioid Epidemic Cost the U.S. $500 Billion in 2015

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:15:17 EST

More than 64,000 Americans died from overdoses, White House says in new report.

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Recall: Store Brands of Frozen Sweet Corn

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:50:55 EST

The whole kernel corn was sold at GIANT, Martin's and the Stop & Shop Co. stores.

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Advocates Call For Maternal Mortality Solutions

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:20:41 EST

A group of advocates and doctors told congressional staff that more should be done to prevent women from dying during and after childbirth.

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Can Girls Help Boost Boys' Reading Scores?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:16:38 EST

The study found that young men got better reading marks in school when they were outnumbered by young women in the classroom.

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Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:15:12 EST

The researchers reported that dog owners who lived alone were 11 percent less likely to die of heart disease and a third less likely to die from any cause, compared with those who lived alone and didn't have a dog.

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Office Workers Don't Like Being Chained to Desks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:15:08 EST

People with desk jobs want to move more, a new study suggests.

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Calm Parents Help Calm Kids With ADHD

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:15:10 EST

As challenging as it can be to raise a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research offers biological evidence that calm, positive parenting may help these kids master their own emotions and behaviors.

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Spare the Rod, Spur Better Behavior?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:15:08 EST

Researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 children in the United States and found that those who had been spanked by their parents at age 5 had more behavior problems at ages 6 and 8 than those who had never been spanked.

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CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:15:06 EST

Just 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent get the recommended amount of fruit daily

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Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:23:30 EST

Expectant mothers seeking to lower their risk of a cesarean  delivery might want to consider getting a midwife involved, a new study suggests.

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Death By Birth: Bearing the Burden of Maternal Mortality

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:27:46 EST

When 32-year-old Calista Johnson died 5 days after giving birth this summer, she became part of a troubling trend of moms dying in childbirth in the U.S.

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Getting Care in the '4th' Trimester

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:09:14 EST

Most pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. happen after a baby is born, prompting some doctors to say the postpartum period should be treated as the "Fourth Trimester."

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Kids Still Get Risky Painkiller Post-Tonsillectomy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:15:28 EST

Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds.

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NFL Star Was 1st Living Person Diagnosed with CTE

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:15:26 EST

The first case of a living person to be diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is described in a new case study.

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One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:15:23 EST

Obese people who follow a low-fat weight-loss plan could tack extra years onto their life, a new review of medical evidence suggests.

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Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage Risk

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:15:18 EST

Chronic exposure seemed to increase that risk by more than 10 percent, according to researchers who tracked hundreds of pregnancies among couples in Michigan and Texas.

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If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:15:15 EST

Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests.

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Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:15:12 EST

For each 10-minute increase in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a week, the risk of glaucoma fell by 25 percent, according to the study.

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5 Factors Can Predict Your Heart Health

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:49:52 EST

Five simple health indicators can evaluate a healthy person's risk of heart damage from clogged arteries without drawing blood for medical tests, a new study finds.

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Sleeping on Side Reduces Stillbirth Risk: Study

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:15:20 EST

New study confirms what doctors have advised for years.

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Any Alzheimer's Breakthrough Could Bypass Millions

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:15:17 EST

Even if researchers were to find a groundbreaking new treatment for Alzheimer's disease, millions of people might not benefit from it, new research reveals.

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Diabetes Driving Breast Cancer Up in Black Women?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:15:14 EST

Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer among black women in the United States, a new study finds.

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