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Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:30

"Just because we detect HPV DNA in the hand doesn't necessarily mean the viral particles are viable or that there is enough to cause an infection," the study's lead author says.

Ohio Teen Gets Himself Vaccinated, Inspires Others

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:52

As he began to get various vaccinations, media reports about him multiplied, and so did the requests for information and guidance, questions and comments.

Guys, Can You Give Us 40? It May Show Heart Health

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:15

Men in their 40s who can do more than 40 push-ups at a time have a 96 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease compared with men who did 10 or fewer.

Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:15

Osteoporosis is a serious condition for men, too. After breaking a hip, the risk of illness and death is greater among men than women, researchers said.

Physical Shows Trump is Obese But in Good Health

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:21

Last year the 72-year-old, 6-foot 3-inch Trump weighed 239 pounds, but in a year he has gained 4 pounds and is now 243 pounds. That puts him at a body mass index of 30.4, which crosses the 30 BMI clinical threshold for obesity.

1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:15

Among more than 700 infants in seven countries, the researchers didn't find any measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioral problems up to the age of 5.

In States With Legal Medical Pot, Teen Use Is Down

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:33

The longer medical marijuana had been legal, the less likely teens were to use pot.

Women, Take Your Heart Attack Symptoms Seriously

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:16

You can have a heart attack even if your arteries don't have blockages, which is the case for at least a third of women who've had heart attacks, a cardiologist says.

Winter-Proof Your Skin

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:41

What is it about winter and dry skin? A dermatologist explains and offers some tips and tricks to soothe winter dry skin.

Teen Weight Loss Surgery Gaining Acceptance

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:09

Twenty years ago, weight loss surgery for teenagers was seen as a risky last resort. But today, many doctors say that for some, the benefits outweigh the risks.

What to Do When Adult Children Want to Move Back In

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:20

How do you handle it when your millennial adult child wants to move back home? See what a psychologist has to say about house rules and boundaries.

Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:15

This year's flu vaccine offers 47 percent protection against all circulating strains, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sports Are Important to Keep You Fit, Active as You Age

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:05

Research shows that playing sports and exercising in midlife promotes activity as men age. The benefits of sports may also surpass those of gym-based exercise.

Learn About How Geriatricians Care for Older Adults

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:20

Just as pediatricians care for young patients, geriatricians focus on caring for older adults. Learn more about what these medical doctors do.

Blacks Gain, Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:15

The number of black lives lost to cancer in the United States is falling, and at a faster rate than observed among white people. That's helping to close a decades-long "race gap" in cancer deaths.

Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:15

There's really no one-size-fits-all time for resuming sexual activity. The six-week guideline seems widely accepted, but researchers were not able to find evidence to support it.

Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:22

It’s only in the past decade or two that most states allowed higher-alcohol beers to be sold in restaurants and stores. Most had an ABV limit of 6% or 7%. In other words, those estimates do not reflect that a 12-ounce beer with an alcohol by volume of 10% has about twice the alcohol content of a 5-ounce glass of wine.

Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:22

It’s only in the past decade or two that most states allowed higher-alcohol beers to be sold in restaurants and stores. Most had an ABV limit of 6% or 7%. In other words, those estimates do not reflect that a 12-ounce beer with an alcohol by volume of 10% has about twice the alcohol content of a 5-ounce glass of wine.

Could Diet Sodas Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:18

Women who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 percent, compared with those who had diet drinks less than once a week.

Your Valentine May Bring You Better Sleep

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:15

If you can have a good relationship, you probably have good interpersonal skills. And if you get along well with your partner, you're probably less likely to get into a fight with your boss or a friend.

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