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Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 — Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood ...

Even Teens Can Suffer Organ Damage From High Blood Pressure

SUNDAY, Sept. 17, 2017 — High blood pressure can lead to organ damage — and the risk isn’t limited to adults, new research suggests. Along ...

Some May Need a Little Help Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home

SATURDAY, Sept. 16, 2017 — Home blood pressure monitoring is on the upswing in the United States. But some adults are less likely to do ...

Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 — Teens and young adults who have surgery may be at increased risk for opioid painkiller abuse, a new study indicates. ...

More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 — A growing number of children and teens are turning up in U.S. emergency departments dependent on opioids — including prescription ...

Health Tip: Medication Suggestions for Older Adults

— It may be difficult and confusing for older adults to manage an ever-growing list of medications and supplements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 — A new European study finds that when the price of cigarettes rises, infant deaths decline. The finding didn’t surprise one ...

Cutting the Fat From Your Favorite Brews

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 — Whether it’s to get your day going, a way to curb your appetite, or just a taste you love, you ...

Skin Patch Shrinks ‘Love Handles’ — in Mice

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 — Imagine using a medicated skin patch to burn off areas of unwanted fat, including those “love handles.” Scientists are doing ...

Suicidal Thoughts More Common for Transgender Youth

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 — Transgender youth are more likely to have suicidal thoughts, a new study finds. Researchers examined survey data from more than ...

Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 — Senate Republicans on Wednesday introduced a plan to roll back key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and use that ...

5 No-Calorie Hunger Busters

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 — Psychology can play a big role in how much we eat. Many people eat purely out of habit, like snacking ...

Health

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may slow kidney damage in people with lupus while stress may ...