Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — More worrisome news for people who toss and turn all night: Insomnia appears to be linked to a heightened risk for heart attack or stroke, a research review from China suggests.
“We found that difficulty initiating sleep,…
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Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — Inactivity can lead to weaker bones in teens, a new Canadian study finds.
Researchers reviewed physical activity and bone strength in more than 300 teens over a four-year period that is important for healthy bone…
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U.S. Thyroid Cancer Cases Continue to Rise

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — The rate of Americans diagnosed with thyroid cancer has more than tripled over the past four decades, and continues to rise more than 3 percent a year, new research shows.
The rise can’t be completely attributed to better…
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Self-Harm Can Be a Harbinger of Suicide

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — Adults who self-harm appear to be at increased risk for suicide over the next year, a new study suggests.
“The patterns seen in this study suggest that clinical efforts should focus on ensuring the safety of individuals who…
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Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — It’s common for parents to worry that their kids are growing up too fast. But in certain cases, early puberty in girls may be linked to sexual abuse, a small study suggests.
Pennsylvania State University researchers…
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Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — Cigarette packs carry health warnings, but many Americans think they’re far too small, new research shows.
Warnings about the dangers of tobacco use cover roughly 10 percent of the package label. Researchers at the…
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Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — Overall cancer death rates in the United States continue to fall, but racial gaps persist, a new report says.
Death rates fell between 2010 and 2014 for 11 of the 16 most common cancers in men and for 13 of the most common…
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Researchers Take Aim at Insecticide-Resistant Bedbugs

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — There’s a potential new weapon in the fight against the scourge of travelers everywhere — bedbugs.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Penn State say they have created a fungal “biopesticide” to battle…
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Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — Teens and young adults who were infected with HIV near the time of birth are at increased risk for serious health problems and death, a new study finds.
“Despite being engaged in health care, the number of deaths among…
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Is Your TV Making You Fat?

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 — Trying to stay slim? Start by switching off your TV during meal time.
Of course, just turning off the television won’t make pounds melt away. But new research suggests that not watching TV at dinnertime seems to reduce the…
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