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The study also found that picky eaters tend to have a lower body mass index.
Tips on how to reduce your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.
Researchers say movement-based yoga helps improve symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression.
Though the physical health risks posed by COVID-19 are at the top of everyone's mind, experts warn the pandemic is also exacting a massive toll on mental health.
So finds new research emerging on the mental health effects in China, where infection peaks and lockdowns have preceded the American experience by several months.
When bike-sharing services open in cities, more people start to commute by bicycle and take public transit, new research shows.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, bike commuting had increased by 20% in cities where bike-share systems were introduced, according to study author Dafeng Xu, assistant professor of public policy and governa...
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) youth who die by suicide are five times more likely to have been bullied than their straight counterparts.
The finding stems from a review of nearly 10,000 U.S. death records for 2003 to 2017. All of the youth were between 10 and 19 years of age when they took their own lives.
If you've had one baby through fertility treatment, your chances for a second success are good, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 35,000 women in Australia and New Zealand who had a live baby after in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The women were treated between 2009 and 2013 and followed to 2015. Li...
Receiving home health care reduces heart attack survivors' risk of hospital readmission after discharge, a new study finds.
In the United States, only a small percentage of heart attack survivors receive home care such as nursing and physical therapy, according to study authors.
The findings were presented recently at a virt...
When kids and teens chafe under COVID-19 quarantine, how can parents stop the meltdowns and misbehavior?
Start with understanding: Young people miss their friends and their freedom. Younger kids might respond by throwing tantrums. Teens might isolate themselves, ignore social distancing rules or sneak out to see friends.
To curb ...
Many people with high blood pressure may have an unrecognized hormonal condition driving their numbers up, a new study suggests.
The condition, called primary aldosteronism, arises when the adrenal glands overproduce the hormone aldosterone. That causes the body to retain sodium and lose potassium, spurring a spike in blood pressure.
Weighing in at about the same as when he graduated high school, Brian Muscarella, 62, eats a healthy diet and enjoys plenty of physical activity. Indeed, he has completed the New York City Marathon four times.
But at 53, Muscarella's life changed dramatically when he had a spinal stroke, which accounts for just over 1% of all strokes...
If anxiety and fear about COVID-19 are keeping you awake, rest assured: Adopting a few easy-to-follow habits will help you get a good night's sleep.
"Now more than ever, we need to get good sleep," said Dr. Amy Guralnick, a pulmonologist at Loyola Medicine in Chicago. "Sleep can help our immune system function at its best. Getting a go...
With businesses beginning to reopen, the National Safety Council (NSC) has tips for doing it right.
"We hope these universal actions, the detailed playbooks and the recommendations within them will help employers safely navigate reopening operations while prioritizing employees' rights to safe work environments," said Lorraine Martin,...
No matter where you live, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are now lethal centers for COVID-19 in the United States.
Im fact, nursing home residents and workers now comprise between 30% and 40% of all COVID-19 related deaths in the United States, according to estimates.
The care centers serve as a "well of...
For parents hoping their "picky" eater will grow out of it, a new study may be unwelcome news.
Researchers found that choosy 4-year-olds were still turning their noses up at many foods at age 9 -- suggesting their finicky eating is more of a trait than a phase.
The study, which followed over 300 children, found three patterns...
Air pollution might increase the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), Italian researchers report.
They found that in places with low levels of tiny particles of air pollution called particulate matter, the risk for MS was lower than in areas where those levels were high. In urban areas, the risk was 29% higher than in rural areas.
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Safety concerns over a malaria drug that President Donald Trump has touted as a coronavirus treatment prompted the World Health Organization on Monday to remove the medication from a global trial of potential COVID-19 therapies.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the international health agency's...
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Skin-to-skin contact between parents and babies -- often called "kangaroo care" -- provides major benefits to preemies' hearts and brains, Australian researchers say.
They assessed 40 babies born about 10 weeks early with an average weight of 2.9 pounds. Normal birth weight is 6.6 pounds.
One hour a day of kangaroo care signi...
People with physically demanding jobs take more sick leave. They also have higher unemployment rates and shorter work lives, a new Danish study finds.
"This study showed that high physical work demands are a marked risk factor for a shortened expected working life and increased years of sickness absence and unemployment," study co-auth...
Having a child with cancer doesn't appear to affect parents' risk of splitting up or their plans to have more kids.
That's the conclusion of a Danish study that compared more than 12,400 parents of children diagnosed with cancer between 1982 and 2014 to nearly 70,000 parents whose kids were cancer-free.
Parents were followed ...
With many beaches and parks opening in time for Memorial Day, the American Cancer Society is reminding people to practice sun safety.
Overexposing yourself to the sun increases your risk for skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the United States, with almost 5.5 million cases each year. That's more than breast, colon, lung a...
SATURDAY, May 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There have been high hopes that the antiviral drug remdesivir might be an answer to the pandemic of COVID-19. But a major, new study finds the drug on its own won't be enough to significantly curb cases and deaths.
The study, published May 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine, fo...
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Swimming pools in many parts of the United States may reopen soon, and Americans can take comfort in knowing that taking a dip should pose little risk of coronavirus infection.
However, there could be risks at indoor pools from crowds, poor air circulation, and contaminated surfaces such as handrails, according to Ernest Blatchley III,...
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