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Gaming Doesn't Hamper Boys' Social Skills: Study

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:22

In contrast, the more time a girl spent gaming at age 10, the more social interaction difficulties she experienced by age 12.

Can Obesity Shrink Your Brain?

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:39

Earlier this year, another study -- pulling from the same data source -- found that middle-aged adults with abdominal obesity tended to have less gray matter volume than their normal-weight counterparts.

Employers May Stymie Advancement of Pregnant Women

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:35

The different treatment of expectant women and men -- known as the "motherhood penalty" and the "fatherhood premium" -- has been documented in previous studies, but the researchers said this is the first one to show that women who feel unwelcome the workplace may decide to opt out.

Americans Sit Way Too Much, But Exercise May Help

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:05

In the U.S., total sitting time from 2007 to 2016 rose by about an hour a day, to 8.2 hours for teens and 6.4 hours for adults

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:06

Metformin doesn't seem to be particularly helpful for shedding pounds in the first place, though.

Skipping Breakfast a Bad Move for Your Heart?

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:18

More Americans than ever are opting out of a morning meal.

Many 'Gen Xers' Despair as They Navigate Adulthood

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:06

These new findings indicate that despair is pervasive throughout Generation X, affecting people regardless of their race, background or family income.

U.S. Set to Break Measles Cases Record

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:21

Just a few months into the year, the United States is set to break an annual record for the number of measles cases.

Why Science Can't Seem to Tell Us How to Eat Right

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 17:32

Who is to blame for the average person’s jaded palate when it comes to foods that supposedly are or are not “healthy”? Like many things food-related, it depends on whom you ask.

Lack of Water Consumption Tied to Kids' Obesity

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:57

Among the 1 in 5 who didn't drink any water daily, sugared-drink calories totaled 200, on average, compared with 100 calories a day among water drinkers.

FDA OKs Generic Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 15:59

The FDA is also considering whether naloxone should be routinely prescribed along with all or some opioid prescriptions in order to reduce the risk of overdose.

FDA Approves First Device for Children With ADHD

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:28

The pocket-sized device is for use at home while a child is sleeping. It's connected by wire to a small patch placed on the child's forehead above the eyebrows, CNN reported.

FDA Approves First Device for Children With ADHD

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:28

The pocket-sized device is for use at home while a child is sleeping. It's connected by wire to a small patch placed on the child's forehead above the eyebrows, CNN reported.

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:52

While the rates of accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed are low, they're on the rise.

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:52

While the rates of accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed are low, they're on the rise.

'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:47

In the study, researchers tested 399 hospital patients and found that 14% had superbugs on their hands or nostrils right after admission. Superbugs were also found on items commonly touched by patients, such as the nurse call button, in nearly one-third of tests.

Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:43

Nearly 24% of patients whose pharmacies closed failed to refill their statin prescription during 12 months of follow-up, compared with nearly 13%  of those whose pharmacies remained open, the findings showed.

Girls' Online Sex Experience May Spur Risk Offline

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:50

In addition, girls who had been mistreated prior to the study were more likely to experience physical violence and HIV risk.

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats in 4 States

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:43

The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more than two years ago, have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:39

Pre-owned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States may be sold online through Amazon, eBay and Craigslist, or directly from the seller, according to the FDA.

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