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20 Feb

Common Tech-Related Injuries

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19 Feb

Are Your Sitting Habits Increasing Your Risk Of Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Older women are sitting 8.5 to 9 hours per day throwing off their insulin levels and BMI.

18 Feb

Little Night Owls May Be At Increased Risk of Obesity

Children who go to sleep after 9 gain more weight.

Gay Men Underestimate Their Risks From HPV

Gay Men Underestimate Their Risks From HPV

Young men who have sex with other men don't fully grasp their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, due to a lack of information from health care providers, researchers say.

Interviews with men in their early 20s who are gay, bisexual or who identify as straight but have sex with men found that they knew little about HPV, incl...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • February 20, 2020
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Who's Caring for Family Caregivers? 1 in 5 Says Health Is Poor

Who's Caring for Family Caregivers? 1 in 5 Says Health Is Poor

Caring for a loved one at home can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming and take a toll on your own health, a new study suggests.

According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 5 of the nearly 18 million Americans who provide informal, unpaid care may be in fair or poor health....

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • February 20, 2020
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Could the Weather Swings of Climate Change Make Flu Seasons Worse?

Could the Weather Swings of Climate Change Make Flu Seasons Worse?

Climate change, and the sudden weather changes it brings, could fuel future flu epidemics, researchers warn in a new report.

They used historical data to assess how major weather swings in the fall months could affect flu season in highly populated areas of the United States, mainland China, Italy and France.

Specifically, th...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • February 20, 2020
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Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery

Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery

A noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation device worn less than an hour a day can increase activity near stroke-injured areas of the brain, a small, preliminary study suggests.

Those improvements in brain activity might then lead to increased motor function in people who have had a stroke, the researchers said.

"We were exci...

  • Serena Gordon
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  • February 20, 2020
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Flu Vaccine Making a Strong Showing This Season

Flu Vaccine Making a Strong Showing This Season

Though a severe flu season is now in full swing in the United States, a new government report delivers a bit of good news: This year's vaccine is working well against the viruses that are circulating.

"Preliminary vaccine effectiveness estimates indicate that the 2019-20 flu vaccine is providing substantial protective benefit, particul...

  • Robin Foster
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  • February 20, 2020
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Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke

For decades, artery-opening stents have helped prevent heart attacks, and new research suggests they might also help prevent strokes in the brain.

In a new study, the self-expanding, intracranial Wingspan brain stent seems effective over the long term in reducing stroke patients' risk of a subsequent stroke and death.

Intracr...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • February 20, 2020
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