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High blood pressure and sex: Overcome the challenges

Treatment for high blood pressure and satisfaction with sex can...

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Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time

Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each day

Regular exercise does little to reduce the amount of time that seniors are sedentary, researchers say.

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Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

Women who gain weight after having a baby may be more likely to develop diabetes during their next pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Women who suffered trauma and stress during their teens have a greater risk of depression during the years leading into menopause, a new study suggests.

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Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

Black people with a trait for sickle cell anemia appear to have double the risk of kidney failure that requires dialysis, new research suggests.

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Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or High Risk of Getting It: Report

Close to half of all American adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a new study finds.

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Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy

A drug to treat the most common eye disease among diabetics has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day

More than three-quarters of U.S. children eat fruit on any given day, and nearly 92 percent dig into vegetables in a 24-hour period, a new U.S. health survey reveals.

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When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More

A teacher's state of mind may be key to preschoolers' behavior, a new study finds.

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Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet

Shooting hoops beats watching 'March Madness' when it comes to your health, expert says

The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.

Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

If paying the bills and putting food on the table put adults’ nerves on edge, just imagine how today’s overscheduled, frequently tested teenagers must feel.

Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Treating depression in its early stages might help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.

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Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot

Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized

Adults with diabetes are vulnerable to flu and its complications, experts say. Now a large new study finds they’re also at higher risk of being hospitalized for flu.

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Could Turning Down the Thermostat Help You Lose Weight?

Could your warm and cozy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts? Dutch researchers say keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity.

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Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds

If you can’t get relief from your asthma, the way you communicate with your allergist might be part of the problem, according to two new studies.

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Therapy That Confronts Trauma of Sexual Abuse Helped Teen Girls With PTSD

Teen girls struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from sexual abuse do well when treated with a type of therapy that asks them to repeatedly confront their traumatic memories, according to a small new study.

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Tylenol and alcohol a bad mix

Nearly half who combined the two reported kidney disease

Combining Tylenol and even light consumption of alcohol can more than double someone’s risk of kidney disease, researchers say.

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Adults whose parents experienced intimate-partner violence often become abusers or victims themselves

Domestic violence travels down through generations, study finds

The risk of domestic violence often is passed from parents to their children, a new study finds.

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Mediterranean diet may help women live longer, healthier lives

Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent

Middle-aged women who follow a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may live a healthier, longer life, a new study suggests.

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Romance can sour when only one partner slims down

Study of couples probes the ‘dark side’ of weight loss

A romantic relationship can change when one partner slims down, and not always in a good way, new research suggests.

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Kids who add sleep can subtract pounds, study suggests

But other lifestyle factors also influence weight control, experts say

Getting kids to eat less may be as simple as making sure they get a good night’s sleep, a new, small study suggests.

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New study suggests e-cigarettes may not be gateway to smoking

It found few teens go on to smoke cigarettes, use other kinds of tobacco after ‘vaping’

E-cigarettes don’t appear to entice teens to try smoking tobacco, a new study says.

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Suicide a risk for young cancer patients, study finds

Teens, young adults should be assessed, monitored after diagnosis, researchers say

A diagnosis of cancer may put teens and young adults at risk for suicide, a new study finds.

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Mondays might be your best day to quit smoking

Smokers are most likely to think about kicking their habit on Mondays, according to a new study, and this finding may help boost the effectiveness of anti-smoking campaigns.

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Weight-loss surgery seems to beat diet and exercise

Study finds surgery more effective at least two years out

For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests.

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California teens drinking more sugary drinks

Daily consumption of soda, sports and energy drinks contributes to obesity crisis, experts warn

Although younger children in California are drinking less soda and other sugary beverages, teens in the state are actually drinking more, according to a report released Thursday.

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Flu shot may also help your heart

Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

If avoiding an achy, feverish week or so laid up with the flu doesn’t motivate you to get a flu shot, a new study linking flu shots to a lower incidence of heart disease might persuade you to roll up your sleeve.

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Vigorous workouts, but not work, tied to blood pressure

Exercising for fun may lower the risk of high blood pressure, but heavy lifting on the job does not offer the same benefit, according to a new review of the evidence.

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Human milk purchased via the Internet may contain high levels of bacteria

Websites selling human milk for infant consumption are gaining in popularity

In the study, “Microbial Contamination of Human Milk Purchased via the Internet,” published in the November 2013 issue of Pediatrics, researchers purchased 102 cross-sectional samples of human milk through a popular U.S. milk-sharing website.

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Teaching sleep tips to parents seems to help kids with autism

Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

Sleep education for parents of children with autism helps improve the youngsters’ behavior and quality of life, according to a new study.

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Immune protein found to block HIV spread in some people

Cells’ second-line defense could cut need for long-term drug therapy

One percent of people infected with HIV have a second line of defense deep in their immune system, which serves as a back-up for the body’s defenses that get wiped out by the virus, according to a new study.

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Weight loss tied to knee arthritis benefits

Intensive weight loss together with regular exercise did more to ease knee arthritis than exercise alone for overweight and obese adults in a new U.S. study.

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Sickle cell drug reduces symptoms, health costs

A drug used to treat sickle cell disease can not only reduce complications, but also cut healthcare costs associated with treating children affected by this painful condition, according to a new study.

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Adopted teens more likely to attempt suicide, study finds

Teenagers who were adopted may be at greater risk of a suicide attempt than kids raised by their biological parents, a new study suggests.

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Whooping cough risk higher among children who miss vaccinations

Young children aged 3 months to 36 months who don’t get all their doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine on schedule appear to be at increased risk for pertussis — also known as whooping cough — according to a new study.

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Regret that tattoo you got?, study shows your not alone

In 2011 doctors performed nearly 100,000 tattoo removal procedures

That tattoo on your arm of a former flame — the one that seemed like a great idea years ago — is kind of embarrassing today. And your spouse is not too crazy about it either.

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Minority children with Autism less likely to use specialty services

Compared to White children, Black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

Black and Hispanic children with autism are markedly less likely than children from White families to receive specialty care for complications tied to the disorder, a new study finds.

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Many young Americans unaware they’re infected with HIV

The younger you are, the less likely you are to realize you are infected with HIV or receive treatment for it, a new study finds.

Race and geography may influence late-stage kidney care

At the end of life, Black kidney disease patients are more likely than White patients...