Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer Than Cigarettes

Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many young American adults believe electronic cigarettes and water pipes are safer than traditional cigarettes, a new study finds. “This is concerning as it suggests that even a substantial proportion of nonsmokers may view hookah as […]

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Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance

Low Blood Sugar at Birth Linked to Test Scores By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who experience a brief drop in blood sugar right after birth may have a harder time with reading and math when they go to school, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly […]

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Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat

Exercise May Help Control Irregular Heartbeat By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise appears to help control an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation in obese people, a new study finds. Australian researchers found that “cardiorespiratory fitness” reduced the risk that this potentially dangerous heartbeat will return by as […]

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Study: 2 Million Exchange Enrollees Miss Out On Cost-Sharing Assistance

More than 2 million people with coverage on the health insurance exchanges may be missing out on subsidies that could lower their deductibles, copayments and maximum out-of-pocket spending limits, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health. Those who may be missing out are people with incomes between 100 and 250 percent of the federal […]

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Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study

NFL Study Suggests Preteen Football May Harm Brain By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may be linked to brain changes seen in pro football players who developed memory and thinking problems later in life, new research suggests. “It makes sense that […]

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Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key

Single and Happy? View on Relationships is Key By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Single people can be just as happy as those in romantic relationships — but it may depend on their temperament, a new study suggests. Over the years, research has found that single people tend to […]

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Pot Belly Linked to Heavy Smoking

Pot Belly Linked to Heavy Smoking Aug. 21, 2015 — A common fear among smokers is that they’ll pile on the pounds if they quit the habit. But new research has found that heavy smokers are more likely to get pot bellies. Scientists say that while people who light up may have better control of […]

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Doctor’s Support Boosts Weight Loss, Study Shows

Good to Know is a new feature that allows members of the community to answer questions from WebMD experts, doctors, staff, and other community members. We’re testing this new feature and we’d like your feedback. From: http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/20150821/doctors-support-boosts-weight-loss-study-shows?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma?

Could Laser Skin Test Replace Biopsy For Melanoma? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Skin cancer remains the most common cancer for Americans, and invasive biopsies for lesions that could be dangerous melanomas have long been routine. Now, researchers say they’ve developed a non-invasive test that can spot melanoma […]

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Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study

Early Stage Breast Cancer Not a Death Sentence By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study […]

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