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Long Workdays Could Raise Your Stroke Risk

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 13:49

The researchers found a strong association between working long hours and stroke risk, for men and women alike. The link seemed stronger for people under the age of 50.

Statins May Cut Stroke Risk After Cancer Radiation

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 13:29

Radiation therapy can cause arteries to scar or thicken, leading to blockages that can result in heart attacks and strokes. Statins work by keeping plaques from building up in blood vessels, preventing blockages.

Another Vaping Danger: E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen's Face

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:08

The e-cigarette blast was strong enough to break bones and blow out teeth.

U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 33% Between 1999 and 2017

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:59

Significant increases were also seen in suicide rates among boys and men in all racial/ethnic groups except for Asian or Pacific Islander.

1 in 6 Hospital, ER Stays Result in Surprise Bills

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:54

A Senate panel is scheduled to vote next week on legislation to close the loophole that allows such charges.

Nike Mannequins Come in All Sizes

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:57

The sportswear brand Nike has introduced new, inclusive mannequins to their Niketown stores in London that include representations of physically disabled and plus-sized athletes.

Frozen Avocado Recalled On Listeria Fears

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:47

Nature's Touch Frozen Foods said the recall is "based on strict precautionary measures after the company was informed by the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] that a routine sampling program found a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in one sample bag of the Product."

Another Carcinogen Found in Popular BP Meds

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:26

Valisure reported finding high levels of called N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) in specific lots of the drug.

Study: Teens' Orientation a Struggle for Some Parents

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:13

The survey revealed that adjusting takes time. Parents who had learned about their child's sexual orientation two years ago struggled just as much as those who had recently been told.

Study: Many LGB Teens' Parents Acknowledge Struggle

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:13

The survey revealed that adjusting takes time. Parents who had learned about their child's sexual orientation two years ago struggled just as much as those who had recently been told.

How Much Work Brings Happiness? Not Much, Study Shows

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:35

On average, it only took eight hours of work per week to improve an unemployed person’s mood -- with no sign of extra benefits with more time on the job.

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Your Heart

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:41

The research found no decrease in major heart events in people taking vitamin D supplements. There was no drop in heart attack rates. No drop in stroke. No drop in death from any cause

San Francisco May Ban Sales of E-Cigarettes

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:22

The goal is to reduce youth use of e-cigarettes until the Food and Drug Administration completes a review of the effects of e-cigarettes on public health, the Associated Pressreported.

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:07

Suicides among teens have especially spiked, with an annual percentage change of 10% between 2014 and 2017 for 15- to 19-year-olds, researchers said.

Study: More Pregnant Women Using Pot, Despite Risks

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:48

The percentage of women in the study who reported "daily or near daily" cannabis use during pregnancy more than tripled -- from 0.9% of respondents in 2002 to 3.4% by 2017.

Sprouts Recalls Frozen Spinach for Listeria Fears

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:28

The recall involves Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, in both conventional and organic 16-ounce bags, made by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. Sprouts announced the recall Friday in a company news release.

Many Advanced Colon Cancers 'Born' Ready to Spread

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:52

Researchers found that for 80% of the advanced cancers studied, the spreading most likely started very early -- before the cancer was even diagnosed.

U.S. News: Boston Children's Hospital Still the Best

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:41

Boston Children's also tops in the country for care in children’s cancer, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology specialties.

Mom Plays Role in Your Age at Menopause, Longevity

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:27

Family history appears to be the most important factor in the timing of menopause, researchers say. And later menopause appears to be associated with slower aging.

'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria On Rise With Climate Change

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:04

Five cases of the devastating bacteria were reported in 2017 and 2018 along the Delaware Bay, compared with one infection in the previous eight years.