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16 Oct

High School Concussion Trends

Concussions during H.S. football games still on the rise, but the news isn't all bad.

15 Oct

Male Marijuana Use and Pregnancy

Pregnant couples with male partners who use marijuana may be at increased risk of miscarriage.

11 Oct

Marital Status and Mortality

Married, divorced or widowed, which group was found to have lower death rates?

None of Top-Selling Kids' Drinks Meet Experts' Health Recommendations

None of Top-Selling Kids' Drinks Meet Experts' Health Recommendations

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Drinks marketed to children often contain loads of unhealthy sugars and sweeteners, and they come in packages that deliver too-large servings, a new report finds.

None of 34 sweetened drinks aimed at the youth market meet nutrition recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),...

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  • October 16, 2019
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Can Testosterone Make Women Better Runners?

Can Testosterone Make Women Better Runners?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A little bit of testosterone cream might help women run faster longer, a new study suggests.

Some female athletes have naturally high testosterone levels that are similar to men, and there is controversy over whether it's fair to allow them to compete against female athletes with normal test...

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  • October 16, 2019
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Breast Milk Combats Growth of Bad Bacteria

Breast Milk Combats Growth of Bad Bacteria

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have identified a compound in breast milk that combats the growth of infection-causing bacteria in infants.

The compound is called glycerol monolaurate (GML), and the amount of GML in human breast milk is more than 200 times higher than in cow's milk. Infant formula has no...

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  • October 15, 2019
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When Baby Makes Four

When Baby Makes Four

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When people in non-monogamous relationships decide to have a baby, they may find that hospitals are not ready to handle their childbirth needs, a new study suggests.

The study is among the first to look into the health care experiences of people in "polyamorous" relationships.

While ...

Bladder Drug Can Cause Eye Damage: Study

Bladder Drug Can Cause Eye Damage: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used bladder drug Elmiron may cause eye damage, a new study claims.

A report released last year suggested that the drug -- known as pentosan polysulfate sodium and used by hundreds of thousands of people for decades -- may be toxic to the retina, the light-sensing tissue at the back...

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  • October 15, 2019
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What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?

What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dealing with the agitation, anxiety and aggression that often come with dementia is one of the most challenging aspects of caring for someone with this brain disorder. But new research suggests that massage and other non-drug treatments may be more effective than medications.

Even just taking...

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  • October 15, 2019
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AHA News: The Road to Better Exercise Might Be in Your Playlist

AHA News: The Road to Better Exercise Might Be in Your Playlist

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Music may be just what you need to stick with an exercise program – and picking the right tunes could even improve performance.

Federal exercise guidelines recommend people get at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of vigoro...

Chlamydia Can Harm Male Fertility

Chlamydia Can Harm Male Fertility

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Undiagnosed chlamydia infection can harm male fertility, a new study suggests.

"Chlamydia infection has been associated with women's infertility but much less is known about its impact on male infertility, particularly if men do not experience symptoms, which is estimated to be in about 50%...

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  • October 15, 2019
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Steroid Shots for Painful Joints May Make Matters Worse

Steroid Shots for Painful Joints May Make Matters Worse

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Corticosteroid shots are often used to ease arthritis pain, but a new study suggests they may be riskier than thought.

Researchers found that among patients who had the treatment at their center, 8% had complications. Most often, that meant a worsening in cartilage breakdown in the joint. ...

Good News, Bad News on Concussions in High School Sports

Good News, Bad News on Concussions in High School Sports

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research on concussions reports mixed news for kids playing high school sports.

The good news? Concussions are down during football practices. And the number of recurrent concussions is down in all sports.

The bad news? Concussions are on the rise during high school football ga...

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  • October 15, 2019
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Shrinking Youth Group Aids Global Decline in Homicides

Shrinking Youth Group Aids Global Decline in Homicides

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Aging populations in many countries may explain why the worldwide homicide rate fell 20% between 1990 and 2015, researchers say.

They analyzed data from 126 countries that account for 90% of the world's population and found that people aged 15 to 29 were responsible for a large percent...

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  • October 15, 2019
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Beyonce's Dad Puts Spotlight on Male Breast Cancer

Beyonce's Dad Puts Spotlight on Male Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Beyonce Knowles' father first suspected something was wrong when he noticed a dot of blood that kept appearing on his shirts and bedsheets.

"Imagine a piece of white paper and you took a red pen and just put a dot," Mathew Knowles told the New York Times. "That's what it looked like in ...

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  • October 15, 2019
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Childhood Risk Factors Can Predict Adult Obesity

Childhood Risk Factors Can Predict Adult Obesity

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Certain risk factors in childhood can identify those who are more likely to suffer severe obesity in adulthood, a new study finds.

The research included more than 12,000 participants from different countries who were followed from childhood in the 1970s and 1980s into adulthood.

In c...

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  • October 15, 2019
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Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Eye Disease

Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Eye Disease

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for diabetic eye disease that can lead to vision loss and blindness, researchers report.

Poor control of diabetes can result in damage to tiny blood vessels at the back of the eye, a condition called diabetic retinopathy. It's a leading cause of blindness in...

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  • October 15, 2019
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Happy Spouse, Healthy You

Happy Spouse, Healthy You

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have shown that a stable and happy marriage is good for the health of both partners, increasing longevity. But did you know that there's also a link between one spouse's happiness and the health of the other?

Building on the idea that a happy person is often a healthy perso...

Are You Eating More Calories Than You Think?

Are You Eating More Calories Than You Think?

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You've worked hard to curb mindless eating by not watching TV with a bag of chips in your lap, and you log everything you do eat in your smartphone app. But you could still be taking in more calories than you realize.

The fact is that throughout each day, you're bombarded by sneaky sources of...

Frequent Male Pot Use Linked to Early Miscarriages

Frequent Male Pot Use Linked to Early Miscarriages

MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men who use marijuana at least once a week are twice as likely to see their partner's pregnancy end in miscarriage, compared to those who use no pot, new research suggests.

Miscarriages related to frequent male pot use tended to occur within eight weeks of conceptio...

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  • October 15, 2019
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Suicide Attempts Rising Among Black Teens

Suicide Attempts Rising Among Black Teens

MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Historically, black teenagers in the United States have had lower suicide rates than whites. But a new study finds that more black teens have been attempting suicide in recent years -- and experts are not sure why.

Researchers at New York University found that betwe...

How to Spice Up Everyday Oatmeal

How to Spice Up Everyday Oatmeal

MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to add pizzazz to your morning bowl of oats? Here's how to spice things up and boost the nutrition.

Oats are rich in important minerals like manganese, which plays a role in controlling blood sugar. They also happen to be very high in fiber, important for gut and heart health. Nuts and se...

Put Safety First When Planning to Pack Food-to-Go

Put Safety First When Planning to Pack Food-to-Go

MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you're tailgating, cooking for a potluck or bringing in a treat for co-workers, keep safety in mind to avoid food-borne illnesses.

Safe handling is always important, but it's an even bigger priority when you're away from your kitchen, without the benefit of your fridge and oven to cont...

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