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  1. Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big DividendsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | HON

    It may not come as a surprise, but a new study suggests that people who reach middle age in good heart health can look forward to a longer, healthier life. The investigators found that people in optimal heart health in middle age lived an average of four years longer than their peers who had at least two risk factors for heart disease.


  2. Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | HON

    Soothing your kids with food may stop the tears in the short-term. But researchers warn it can lead to unhealthy eating patterns long-term.


  3. Nurse! What's Taking So Long?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | HON

    Researchers found that nurses are usually quick to react when alarms are urgent. But, they're slower to respond at the end of the workday or when they suffer from "chronic alarm fatigue."


  4. Tanning's Allure Tied to Other AddictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | HON

    People who seem to have a deep tan year-round -- whether from the sun or indoor tanning -- may be "addicted" to tanning. And new research suggests there's also a link between such tanning and other addictions.


  5. Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Aggressive LymphomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | HON

    An experimental gene therapy for aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma beat back more than a third of cancers that seemed untreatable, the therapy's developers report. Thirty-six percent of over 100 very ill lymphoma patients appeared disease-free six months after a single treatment, according to results released by the treatment's maker, Kite Pharma of Santa Monica, Calif.


  6. Zika Infection Shrinks Testicles in MiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | HON

    Zika virus can be sexually transmitted through semen, and a new mouse study could help explain why that occurs -- and how the virus might damage male fertility. In lab research, Zika attacked the testicles of mice, targeting cells that produce the male hormone testosterone and ultimately causing testes to shrink, the researchers said.


  7. 1 in 4 Teen E-Cigarette Users Has Tried 'Dripping'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | HON

    One-quarter of U.S. teen e-cigarette users have experimented with "dripping" -- a new vaping method that produces thicker clouds of vapor, researchers report. Regular electronic cigarettes produce inhalable vapor by gradually drawing liquid into a heating coil through an automatic wick, explained lead researcher Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin.


  8. Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before BirthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | HON

    The study authors said that roughly 10 percent of American babies are born preterm. The findings suggest that factors contributing to premature birth may also affect brain development, and might be associated with problems such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and cerebral palsy.


  9. Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study SuggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | HON

    To predict someone's risk of becoming a victim of gun violence, a new study offers a suggestion: Look at the company they keep. Researchers report that gun violence may actually be "contagious," with social networks acting as a breeding ground for the spread of gun exposure and violence.


  10. Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. ExpertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | HON

    Routine blood test screening for genital herpes is not recommended for teens and adults -- including pregnant women -- who don't have any signs or symptoms of the sexually transmitted disease , a panel of U.S. health care experts says. After reviewing available evidence, the group concluded that the potential harms of screening outweigh the benefits.


  11. Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer RiskRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | HON

    There's evidence that daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study. The Chinese-based study couldn't prove cause-and-effect.


  12. Study Sheds Light on Safety of Driving With EpilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | HON

    People with epilepsy who experienced longer seizures during a simulated driving test may face an increased risk for crashes while on the road, a new study suggests. About 75 percent of people with epilepsy use medication to control their seizures and are able to drive.


  13. First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in InfantRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | HON

    The first case of an infant who developed glaucoma after being exposed to the Zika virus while in the womb has been reported by an international team of researchers. No previous cases have seen a link between Zika infection and glaucoma, a condition that can permanently damage the optic nerve and result in blindness, the researchers said.


  14. Can a Community's 'Well-Being' Help You Live Longer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2016 | HON

    The level of "well-being" in a community -- including people's emotional health and life satisfaction -- may help explain some of the disparities in life expectancy across the United States, a new study finds. It's known that Americans' life expectancy can vary hugely depending on where they live.


  15. Stressed-Out Mate Bad for Your WaistlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | HON

    "We found that your partner's stress, and not your own, predicted an increased waist circumference over time," said Kira Birditt, a research associate professor at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Birditt and her university colleagues also found that quality of marriage also seemed to play a role in whether husbands and wives fattened up over the four-year study.


  16. Cranberry Products May Not Prevent UTIs: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | HON

    But a new study finds that cranberry capsules didn't prevent recurring UTIs in older women who lived in nursing homes. No significant difference was seen in the number of UTIs among those receiving the capsules versus a placebo pill, the researchers said.


  17. Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: PanelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | HON

    This includes education about the benefits of breast-feeding, encouragement and practical help on how to breast-feed, according to the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. "Breast-feeding has real health benefits for babies and their mothers.


  18. Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCDRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | HON

    Pregnancy behaviors and certain childbirth complications may influence a child's risk of developing obsessive compulsive disorder , a new study suggests. Cesarean sections, preterm and breech births, smoking while pregnant, and unusually large or small babies were all associated with increased risk for the mental health disorder, Swedish researchers reported.


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