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Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

September 19, 2017   ·   0 Comments

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 — Human semen provides a potential hiding place and breeding ground for a host of dangerous viruses, a new evidence review ...

Lifestyle Tips for Better Diabetes Control

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 — Managing diabetes is more than just taking medication. Some adjustments in your daily lifestyle can have a huge impact on ...

Clues to MS May Lurk in Gut Bacteria

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 — Certain types of bacteria in the gut may play a role in the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to researchers ...

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