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Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim

WebMD - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:46

Over time, daylight saving time (DST) eliminates bright morning light that's crucial to synchronizing your biologic clock, possibly putting people at increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other harmful effects of sleep deprivation, said Dr. Beth Ann Malow, director of the Sleep Disorders Division at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Exercise Can Help Prevent Depression

WebMD - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:18

Getting more exercise could help ward off depression, even if you have a genetic risk for it, new research shows.

Only Children May Have Higher Obesity Risk

WebMD - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 12:44

Researchers examined the eating habits of only children and found that they had less healthy eating and drinking habits than those with brothers and sisters.

Experts: Climate Change 'Threat to Human Well-Being'

WebMD - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:52

A global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists warns that planet Earth is facing a "climate emergency" that will cause "untold human suffering" unless drastic steps are taken.

Tough Childhoods Can Leave a Lifetime of Harm

WebMD - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:46

Traumatic experiences in childhood can do lifelong harm to physical and mental health, education and work, the CDC says.

U.S. ERs See Doubling of Teen Sexual Abuse Cases

WebMD - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 08:48

Sexually abused youths are turning more often to U.S. emergency departments for help, a new study finds.

Vitamin D Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

WebMD - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 08:30

Vitamin D deficiency is linked with poor muscle health in older adults, a new study finds.

New Alzheimer’s Drug from China: Hope or Hype?

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 16:40

Some are urging caution about a new drug approved in China that claims to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer's disease.

People Turn to Social Media to Diagnose STDs

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:56

People worried that they have a sexually transmitted disease are more often turning to social media to receive a diagnosis, according to a new report.

1 in 4 High School Kids Vape, Mint Flavor Preferred

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:22

More than one in every four U.S. high school students (27.5%) currently vape, a new study shows.

Too Much Screen Time May Stunt Toddlers' Brains

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:15

Toddlers who spend loads of time looking at tablets, smartphones or TVs may be changing their brains, and not for the better.

Meatless Meat Sparks Backlash

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:02

The rise in popularity of next-generation vegan "meat" is sparking push back from industry groups and others.

Many Areas in U.S. Lack Child Psychiatrists

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:36

Despite a growing need for mental health care for children and teens -- including a rise in youth suicide -- many areas of the United States lack any child psychiatrists, new research reports.

Many on Medicare Face Crippling Medical Bills

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:23

Even with Medicare coverage, older Americans with serious health conditions are often burdened by medical bills, a new study finds.

Running - Even a Little -- Helps You Live Longer

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 09:51

Even a little running on a regular basis can extend your life, Australian researchers say.

Mutant Gene Kept Woman From Getting Alzheimer's

WebMD - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 08:47

Researchers report on a  potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain had already been damaged by Alzheimer's disease.

Mom With Breast Cancer Has Healthy Baby After Chemo

WebMD - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 13:58

Jade Devis was just a few months pregnant when she learned she had a fast-growing type of breast cancer.

Veggies Recalled for Possible Listeria Risk

WebMD - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:34

Among the dozens of products are several from Del Monte, HEB, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and the Marketside brand sold at Walmart.

Anti-Vaxxers Find Ways Around States' 'Personal Exemption' Bans

WebMD - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:37

Researchers found that after Vermont banned personal-belief exemptions, the number of kindergartners with religious exemptions from vaccination suddenly shot up -- from 0.5% to nearly 4%.

Could a Blood Test for Breast Cancer Become a Reality?

WebMD - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:30

One U.S. breast cancer expert was encouraged by the findings, but agreed there's still a long way to go before blood tests replace mammograms in breast cancer detection.

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