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2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens

2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens0

'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study

'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study0

Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment0

Omega-3s a Recipe for Healthy Blood Pressure in Young Adults

Omega-3s a Recipe for Healthy Blood Pressure in Young Adults0

Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism

Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism0

Food Labels on Potential Allergens May Confuse Shoppers

Food Labels on Potential Allergens May Confuse Shoppers0

Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy

Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy0

Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility

Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility0

Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts

Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts0

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More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say

More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines issued by three leading cancer organizations suggest that more breast cancer patients should consider radiation therapy after a mastectomy. Overall, the guidelines say there's enough ...

Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?

Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?0

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research seems to confirm that stress lowers a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, particularly stress that occurs around the time of ovulation. "If you are feeling more stress than you usually ...

Something to 'Like' About Facebook

Something to 'Like' About Facebook0

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Like it or not, Facebook has the potential to lift your well-being, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people who care about you send personal messages to you through the social media ...

Parents Can Play Key Role in Setting Healthy Habits for Kids

Parents Can Play Key Role in Setting Healthy Habits for Kids0

FRIDAY, Sept. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Encouraging your kids to eat right, exercise and limit screen time may not be enough to instill healthy habits. You also need to lead by example, researchers suggest. "Although any support parents can ...

Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term

Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery helps people drop a significant amount of weight, and now a new study confirms that much of the weight appears to stay off for at least 10 years. "This study suggests that ...

Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study

Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may be especially hard on the hearts of younger women who have heart disease, new research suggests. Researchers gave nearly 700 men and women with heart disease a mentally stressful public ...

Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better

Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better0

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests. The treatment ...

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes0

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of feeding tubes for nursing home patients with advanced dementia -- a practice increasingly discouraged by some national organizations -- is declining, a new study finds. One Alzheimer's ...

Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts

Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and young adults with epilepsy face an array of psychological, physical and social challenges, a new analysis reveals. Australian researchers reviewed 43 studies that included a total of ...

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study0

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children aged 1 and 2 years have relatively high rates of chemical eye burns, with everyday cleaners a common cause, researchers say. The new study, based on U.S. emergency department visits at ...

Heart Risk Factors Rise <i>Before</i> Menopause

Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease risk factors -- such as abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood pressure -- appear to increase before a woman goes through menopause, not after, new research finds. "These risk ...

Pregnancy Problems More Likely With Baby Boys, Study Suggests

Pregnancy Problems More Likely With Baby Boys, Study Suggests0

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Serious pregnancy complications are more likely when women are carrying baby boys, new research suggests. After analyzing more than half a million births in Australia, researchers said the baby's gender ...

4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study

4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study0

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of children who have the seizure disorder epilepsy also have other health conditions, such as digestive troubles and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a large Norwegian study ...

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal0

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don't play out the same for all women, new research shows. Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the ...

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review0

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new review finds. "If you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, you will probably have fewer heart attacks ...

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes0

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to be on the lookout for a trio of harmful health conditions in young female athletes, a new report says. Known as the "female athlete triad," the conditions include eating problems, ...

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome0

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome -- a condition that continues to baffle doctors -- may be influenced by a person's intestinal bacteria -- sometimes called gut microbiome, new research finds. "Patients with ...

Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?0

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often worry that their children who take stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for substance abuse later. Now, a surprising new study finds ...

Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds

Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds0

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests. The findings echo ...

Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay

Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay0

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma -- a serious eye disease -- by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests. "We found those consuming the most green ...

Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay

Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay0

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma -- a serious eye disease -- by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests. "We found those consuming the most green ...

Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle

Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle0

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health warning labels on sugary beverages -- similar to those on cigarette packs -- might make parents less likely to buy such beverages for their kids, according to new research. Growing concerns ...

Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist

Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist0

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people are familiar with the fear that can precede a visit to the dentist, but new research shows that talk therapy can help when that anxiety becomes a crippling phobia. In the study, British ...

Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study

Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study0

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound and mammography appear equally likely to detect breast cancer, a new study says. The finding is good news, particularly for women who live in developing countries that typically have more ...

Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study

Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study0

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound and mammography appear equally likely to detect breast cancer, a new study says. The finding is good news, particularly for women who live in developing countries that typically have more ...

Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: Study

Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: Study0

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke may trigger early menopause and infertility in women, a new study suggests. Other research has linked smoking with higher rates of infertility and perhaps ...

Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?

Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?0

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using a laser to heat and destroy tumors -- called laser ablation -- may be an effective way to treat small breast cancers, potentially saving some women from a lumpectomy, new research suggests. The ...

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study0

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who have an early, noninvasive form of breast cancer had similar recurrence rates of disease whether they took the drug tamoxifen or the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole after surgery, new ...

Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?

Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?0

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast density is considered by many an independent risk factor for breast cancer. But new research from Croatia suggests it might not be that critical after all. Researchers evaluated thousands of ...

Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too

Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light therapy, a treatment for a kind of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), may also benefit nonseasonal depression, a new study indicates. "The combination of light and an ...

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Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too

Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light therapy, a treatment for a kind of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), may also benefit nonseasonal depression, a new study indicates. "The combination of light and an ...

Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem

Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem0

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding a premature infant may help reduce the risk of a serious eye problem known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), new research suggests. The researchers said that when babies were ...

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug raloxifene doesn't help the declining memory and thinking skills of women who have mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests. "We found no effect," said ...

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Hormone-Like Drug Doesn't Help Women With Alzheimer's: Study0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug raloxifene doesn't help the declining memory and thinking skills of women who have mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, a small study suggests. "We found no effect," said ...

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Married people who have cardiac surgery may fare better after the operation than those who are divorced, separated or widowed, according to new research. In the study, people who were not married -- ...

Low-Fat Diets No Better Than Other Plans: Study

Low-Fat Diets No Better Than Other Plans: Study0

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-fat diets are often promoted as a superior way to lose weight, but they're no more effective than other types of diets, a new review indicates. "We found that low-fat diets were not more effective ...

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Married people who have cardiac surgery may fare better after the operation than those who are divorced, separated or widowed, according to new research. In the study, people who were not married -- ...

Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds

Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds0

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While experts know the chances of finding a type of early stage breast cancer known as DCIS increase with age, a new study from Germany shows these cancers are more likely to be aggressive when discovered in ...

Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds

Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds0

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Paintball, airsoft and BB guns are often considered harmless, but a new study confirms that the guns can cause severe, sometimes life-threatening injuries in children. "The popular conception is that ...

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery0

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox isn't just for crow's feet anymore. The injectable wrinkle concealer may also help prevent development of an irregular heart rhythm after bypass surgery, new research suggests. Atrial ...

Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family

Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family0

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preteen girls with a strong family history of breast cancer worry more than their peers without that background about getting breast cancer themselves, new research shows. Although the researchers found ...

Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds

Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds0

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For parents dealing with moody teens, a new study offers welcome news: Adolescents do grow out of those emotional swings. That's what Dutch researchers report after following nearly 500 teens for five ...

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study0

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 -- because she is a carrier of BRCA, a ...

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk0

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research. "What this argues for is, we need to do a ...

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk0

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research. "What this argues for is, we need to do a ...

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?0

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk ...

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?0

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk ...

1 in 5 Medicare Patients Faces Delay in Melanoma Surgery: Study

1 in 5 Medicare Patients Faces Delay in Melanoma Surgery: Study0

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of Medicare patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, face delays in getting surgical treatment, a new study reveals. Researchers evaluated more than 32,000 ...

Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens

Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens0

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens. The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It's an established migraine drug for adults ...

Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds

Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds0

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of packaged grocery store foods included in a new study contained too much added salt, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. That's important because eating too much salt (sodium) is ...

Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys

Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys0

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking too much iced tea might be surprisingly hard on your kidneys, a new case report contends. After conducting a kidney biopsy on a 56-year-old man with unexplained kidney failure, doctors ...

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids0

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new ...

Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?

Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?0

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's the latest thing among avid runners: "minimalist" shoes that approach the way humans first ran -- barefoot. But a new study suggests that runners over the age of 30 who transition from ...

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex0

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking to jump-start their sex life may want to spend more time in bed. Sleeping. That's the conclusion of a new study that suggests that each additional hour of sleep increased by 14 ...

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex0

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking to jump-start their sex life may want to spend more time in bed. Sleeping. That's the conclusion of a new study that suggests that each additional hour of sleep increased by 14 ...

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?0

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long assumed that as a man's testosterone level declines, so does his sex life. But a new study suggests the reverse may be true. "Most people in or out of medicine assume that a lowered ...

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?0

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long assumed that as a man's testosterone level declines, so does his sex life. But a new study suggests the reverse may be true. "Most people in or out of medicine assume that a lowered ...

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk0

SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding an experimental new biologic drug to conventional cholesterol-lowering drugs may result in better cholesterol control and reduced risks of heart attack and stroke, according to a new ...

Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk0

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A family history of prostate cancer may be tied to a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Women whose father, brother or son have had prostate cancer may have a 14 percent higher risk of ...

Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk0

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A family history of prostate cancer may be tied to a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Women whose father, brother or son have had prostate cancer may have a 14 percent higher risk of ...

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