Category: Health & Fitness

Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that children and teens in U.S. areas with greater levels of poverty face a higher risk of suicide. “Our findings suggest that community poverty is a serious risk factor for youth suicide, which should […]

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Faulty Immune System May Lead to Lung Cancer

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An immune system that’s not functioning normally may lead to lung cancer in patients who don’t smoke, a new study suggests. “A strong immune system helps to keep inflammation under control and chronic inflammation is known to promote cancer,” said co-author Rayjean Hung. […]

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Many Critical Workers in U.S. Short on Sleep

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of working Americans don’t get enough sleep, and the problem is greatest among the police, the military, health care workers and truckers, researchers report. Their analysis of data from more than 150,000 employed adults between 2010 and 2018 also found that the rate of inadequate […]

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Low-Dose Aspirin Might Help Prevent Preterm Births

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A daily baby aspirin helped first-time mothers lower their chances of delivering too soon in a new clinical trial, though it’s not clear the practice should become routine everywhere. The trial, which was run in six lower-income countries, found that giving first-time mothers […]

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4 New Advances for Treating Skin and Body Issues

SOURCES: Rebecca Tung, MD, a dermatologist in Winter Haven, FL. Robert Anolik, MD, a dermatologist and professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. Joely Kaufman-Janette, MD, a dermatologist in Miami. Papri Sarkar, MD, a dermatologist in Brookline, MA, and president of the New England Dermatological Association. Anthony Youn, MD, a plastic surgeon […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Skin Cancer

Cancer Treatment & Nutrition By Kara Mayer Robinson Artificial intelligence (AI) is ramping up how dermatologists diagnose skin conditions, even serious cancers like melanoma. While far from perfect, it’s promising. “We’re only just starting to scratch the surface of what’s possible,” says Bobby Buka, MD, CEO of The Dermatology Specialists in New York. Here’s what […]

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Pet Apps From First Aid to Fitness

By Jodi Helmer Whether you have one pet or a menagerie, keeping track of their current medications, vaccination due dates, and other health information is, well, no walk in the park. A host of health apps have made it easier to remember to give heartworm preventives, apply flea and tick control, or schedule wellness visits, […]

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Game Day Food

When Drew Adams throws a Super Bowl party, he puts the emphasis on options. “Know what your guests like and give them a lot of things to try,” says Adams, executive chef at Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. But you don’t have to do all the work on game day. […]

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Coronavirus 2020 Outbreak: Latest Updates

Jan. 24, 2020 — News about the coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, is changing rapidly. The respiratory infection, which is closely related to SARS and MERS, has been spreading across China, and cases have been diagnosed in several other countries, including the United States. We’ll provide the latest updates on cases, deaths, travel […]

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Male Body Image

Overactive Bladder Assessment: Could You Live Better? In the last few decades, children’s action figures, like GI Joe and Superman, have become more muscular. And more recently, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media have become places that celebrate these extremes, via images of shredded celebrities and influencers. It appears to have had an impact. In […]

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Smart Fitness

By Kara Mayer Robinson This is next-century exciting. From apps that automatically adjust your workout when you’re sore to pants that help you nail your yoga pose, artificial intelligence is quickly morphing into your new personal trainer. “While AI can’t do everything a human personal trainer can do, it’s an affordable way to get useful […]

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Racism Linked to Faster Aging Among Blacks

Experience Our Exclusive Guide to Nights of Better Rest By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The racism black Americans face may age them prematurely, a new study suggests. This aging is occurring at the cellular level — specifically, the shortening of telomeres, researchers say. Telomeres are the repetitive sequences […]

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The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation

9 Vaccines Teens & Preteens Need By Kayla McKiski HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be. From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish media outlets. As a result, thousands […]

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