Asthma Myths That Can Hurt You

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — Even though asthma is common in the United States, there are many misconceptions about the respiratory disease, an allergy/immunology expert says.
“Asthma is a serious condition that affects more than 26 million Americans…
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Video Games Don't Hamper Boys' Social Skills, Study Finds

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — Does playing a lot of video games really jeopardize a boy’s ability to make and keep friends?
Maybe not, reports a team of Norwegian and American researchers.
Investigators spent six years tracking the gaming habits and…
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Can Pregnancy Put a Damper on Your Career?

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — Many American women feel less welcome at work once they become pregnant, a new study finds.
On the other hand, expectant and new fathers often get a career boost.
“We found that pregnant women experienced decreased…
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'Two Wave' Flu Season Unusually Long: CDC

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — What looked like a mild flu season in December has turned into the longest flu season in five years, U.S. health officials report.
The season is so prolonged because two waves of flu viruses hit one after the other, making…
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Can Obesity Shrink Your Brain?

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — Obese people may show some shrinkage in their brain tissue as early as middle age, a large new study confirms.
The study, based on brain scans of thousands of adults in the United Kingdom, found that those with higher body…
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Not All Cervical Cancer Rates Are Declining

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — A type of cervical cancer that’s less sensitive to Pap testing is increasing among white women in the United States, new research shows.
An overall decline in cervical cancer rates in recent decades has been driven by…
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Americans Sitting More Than Ever, and Tech Is to Blame

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — America’s couch potatoes are becoming ever more deeply rooted, and computers are the reason why.
The amount of time people spend sitting around has increased in recent years, driven largely by more leisure time spent with…
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The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — The body’s immune system is designed to fight off threats, like infection-causing germs, through a process called inflammation. But a steady state of inflammation can lead to everything from diabetes to autoimmune diseases…
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