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Does Bullying Start at Home?

WebMD - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:15

Bullying was more likely to occur in families with three or more children, and the eldest child or older brothers were more often the bullies. Female children and younger children were more often targeted.

Breast Cancer and DDT: Exposure Timing May Matter

WebMD - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:15

If harmful DDT exposures occur at times when breast tissue is rapidly changing, such as during puberty, they impact breast development in ways that can later result in cancer, the study author said.

TaTattooed and Need MRI? What You Need to Know

WebMD - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:15

While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported, including a pulling sensation on tattooed skin because tattoo ink can contain pigments that are magnetic and interact with the MRI's strong magnetic fields.

Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Direct Nursing

WebMD - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 15:15

Researchers found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria than milk from women who fed their infants only from the breast.

Teen Pot Use Raises Later Suicide Risk

WebMD - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:15

Not only were those who smoked marijuana more likely to suffer depression and suicidal thoughts, they were also more than three times as likely to attempt suicide between the ages of 18 and 32.

New Mammogram Screening Guidelines FAQ

WebMD - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:37

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that women who aren't at high risk of breast cancer start getting mammograms at age 50, a decade later than previously recommended. Experts answer questions about the new mammogram guidelines.

FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for Depression

WebMD - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:11

Despite the panel's approval, two of five key studies of esketamine failed to meet their primary goals. When taking esketamine, some patients experienced sedation, blood pressure spikes and dissociation (feeling disconnected from surroundings) within two hours of taking the drug, CNN reported.

Your Sex Life After Baby: When You Can Get Back to Sex, How to Find the Energy

WebMD - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:37

WebMD discusses how new parents can get their sex lives back on track.

Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?

WebMD - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:15

Veterans with PTSD had higher rates of smoking, depression, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but no single condition explained the association between PTSD and heart disease, a new study found.

'Ultraprocessed' Foods Tied to Higher Death Risk

WebMD - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:20

The researchers found that each 10 percent increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods consumed was associated with a 14 percent higher risk of early death, CNN reported.

Hep C Meds Are Safe for People With Liver Cancer

WebMD - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:15

Study findings contradict previous research suggesting that antiviral drugs might increase these patients' risk of liver cancer recurrence.

Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

WebMD - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:42

High school senior Ethan Lindenberger said his parents' misguided anti-vaccine beliefs put him, and his younger siblings, at risk, CBS News reported.

Dating With Schizophrenia

WebMD - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:25

Dating when you have schizophrenia can be a challenge. But your condition doesn’t have to stand in the way of a happy, healthy relationship. Get tips on easing into the dating game.

Nearly 8 million US Kids Have Mental Issues

WebMD - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:25

Mental health problems in U.S. children are common, according to a new survey, with about 1 in 6 children of school age affected. The survey asked parents about anxiety, depression and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD—because they are the most prevalent and pose the greatest risk for long-term problems

HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young

WebMD - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:15

Vocal cord, or glottic cancer, has been associated strongly with smoking and almost entirely seen in patients over 40 years, but today nonsmokers make up nearly half of glottic cancer patients, and it is common for them to be diagnosed under the age of

More Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

WebMD - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:15

Over just five years, researchers found, the number of men who opted for monitoring tripled -- from 14 percent of patients in 2010, to 42 percent in 2015.

Study: New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives

WebMD - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:15

According to the researchers, this is the first study to show the effectiveness of direct-acting antivirals in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection.

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It

WebMD - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 17:15

Low-dose aspirin can lower your risk for colon cancer but fewer than half the people who already have polyps aren’t taking it.

Vaping Is Erasing Gains Made Against Teen Smoking

WebMD - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 17:15

All told, more than 1 in 4 high school students and about 1 in 14 middle school students used a tobacco product in 2018, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements

WebMD - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:15

The changes would be "one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in an agency news release.