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28 Jul

Work-Family Conflict

Juggling work and family puts both women and men to the test, study finds

27 Jul

College Binge Drinking Down?

Binge drinking is on the decline among college students, new study finds

25 Jul

Sunscreen Safety Check

How many sunscreens meet recommendations from the American Academy of Dermatology?

Just Thinking You're Less Active May Shorten Your Life

Just Thinking You're Less Active May Shorten Your Life

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking that you're less active than others may increase your risk of dying at a younger age, a new study claims.

"Our findings fall in line with a growing body of research suggesting that our mindsets -- in this case, beliefs about how much exercise we are getting relative to others -- can pl...

Senate Says No to 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal Bill

Senate Says No to 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal Bill

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a dramatic overnight showdown, the U.S. Senate early Friday morning rejected by one vote a highly contentious "skinny" repeal bill that would have gutted key elements of the Affordable Care Act.

The move may have ended the Republican Party's seven-year quest to dismantle the controversial he...

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Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought

Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder what you're inhaling as you idle in rush-hour traffic? New research finds air pollution levels in cars are much higher than previously believed.

"We found that people are likely getting a double whammy of exposure in terms of health during rush-hour commutes," said Michael Bergin, a...

'Eye Freckles' May Predict Sun-Related Problems

'Eye Freckles' May Predict Sun-Related Problems

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dark spots that appear on the iris -- the colored part of the eye -- aren't cancerous, but these "eye freckles" could signify other issues related to excessive sun exposure, researchers say.

Scientists found outdoorsy people who develop these spots may be at greater risk for cataracts, macular ...

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  • July 28, 2017
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How Savvy Are You About Nail Care Safety?

How Savvy Are You About Nail Care Safety?

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before your next manicure or pedicure, give some thought to the safety of your nail care products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says nail polishes and removers are safe when used as intended. But under the wrong circumstances, going for that polished look can ignite problems.

Are You Eating for the Wrong Reasons?

Are You Eating for the Wrong Reasons?

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to have an eating disorder, like binge eating, to have an overeating habit.

When stress, anxiety or even boredom -- rather than hunger -- cause you to eat (and eat and eat), you might be experiencing emotional eating, with food serving as a way of soothing yourself, according to ...

Could a Little Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

Could a Little Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That glass of wine or pint of beer you enjoy with dinner every night might come with an added benefit -- a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new Danish study contends.

The researchers found that men who had 14 drinks each week and women who had nine drinks a week appeared to have the lowest ri...

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  • July 28, 2017
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Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average

Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A donated kidney is turned away for transplant an average of seven times before reaching the patient who finally receives it, a new study shows.

Transplant centers regularly reject kidneys based on a donor's age or perceived quality of the organ, even though these kidneys are eventually accep...

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  • July 27, 2017
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How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out

How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine if your muscles kept telling your brain you were exhausted, even when you were resting.

That's what it's like for those who struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome, and researchers suggest in a new report that they now know why.

The disorder may cause the body to amplify fati...

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  • July 27, 2017
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Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients

Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The emotional and physical costs of cancer can be staggering. But the financial side of cancer is also a great burden, with many patients in the United States struggling to pay for treatment, new research reveals.

"The current health law has greatly improved access to meaningful health cove...

When Is It Nail Fungus?

When Is It Nail Fungus?

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you think you have nail fungus, you might be tempted to hide your problem with nail polish or self-treat with over-the-counter antifungal products. But you should visit a doctor instead, a dermatologist suggests.

"Nail fungus can be an embarrassing problem, but you shouldn't be embarrassed...

Binge Drinking Rates Dropping on College Campuses

Binge Drinking Rates Dropping on College Campuses

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After years of increases in binge drinking among the college crowd, new research shows those rates have now dropped.

Unfortunately, the reverse held true for young adults who did not go to college.

Between 1999 and 2005, binge drinking among college students jumped from 37 percent ...

Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study

Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's good and bad news from a new study on the noise blasted in American teenagers' ears -- more kids are listening to music via earphones than ever before, but rates of hearing loss have not increased.

Still, "the overall take-home message ... is that not only are the elderly at danger of...

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'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders

'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to stereotypes, it's not only women who struggle to balance work and family responsibilities, according to a new report.

In a review of more than 350 studies, researchers found that, overall, men and women reported similar levels of "work-family conflicts."

That runs counte...

Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer

Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is increasingly common in the United States, so people need to be alert for signs of the disease, an expert says.

About 700,000 new cases of this skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, according to the American Acad...

Eczema Can Take a Toll on Adults

Eczema Can Take a Toll on Adults

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The itchy, rashy skin condition eczema sometimes takes a heavier toll on adults than children, an expert says.

"Adult eczema patients may have dealt with their symptoms for their entire lives, which can be draining, or they may experience symptoms for the first time as adults, which can be a ...

Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?

Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can your canine companion help you fight off a troubling skin condition?

Possibly. Well, maybe not your dog, per se, but dogs in general. A human skin specialist said that dogs can offer valuable insight into human skin conditions such as eczema.

"Dermatologists, veterinarian...

Golfing and Gardening Your Way to Fitness

Golfing and Gardening Your Way to Fitness

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Leisure-time activities like golf and gardening can become efficient calorie-burning exercises -- if you tweak your routine just a bit.

Here's how to turn these popular pursuits into muscle-building workouts.

On the links, skip the golf cart, suggest experts at the Harvard School of...

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  • July 27, 2017
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Senate Rejects Repeal of Obamacare Without Replacement

Senate Rejects Repeal of Obamacare Without Replacement

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another blow to Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare, the Senate on Wednesday voted down a proposal to repeal the health care reform law without an immediate replacement.

In a 45-55 vote, seven Republicans voted against the measure: Sens. Shelley Moor...

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  • July 27, 2017
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More E-Cigarettes, Fewer Tobacco Smokers?

More E-Cigarettes, Fewer Tobacco Smokers?

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are giving up cigarettes, and a new study suggests electronic cigarettes may be the reason why.

After stalling for 15 years, the U.S. quit-smoking rate rose to nearly 6 percent in 2014-2015, up from less than 5 percent in prior years, according to national survey data.

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  • July 27, 2017
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