Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women exposed to high levels of flame-retardant chemicals may be at increased risk for having premature babies, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed blood samples from pregnant women when they were admitted to hospital […]

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Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls

Lead Exposure a Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report. Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead’s harmful effects […]

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Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?

Long-Term Birth Control Without Surgery You don’t have to take a pill every day. Several birth control methods last weeks, months, or even years with little effort on your part. They are safe and effective for most healthy women of childbearing age. “The best method of contraception for any woman is the method that she’s […]

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Obama Lifting Curtain on ‘Precision Medicine’ Plan

Obama Lifting Curtain on ‘Precision Medicine’ Plan Jan. 30, 2015 — President Obama will unveil details Friday about the “Precision Medicine Initiative,” a move toward tailoring medical treatments for each person. Obama announced the initiative in his State of the Union speech. “Throughout history, most treatments have been designed for the average patient,” says Jo […]

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Should Vaccination Be a Personal Choice?

Should Vaccination Be a Personal Choice? Jan. 29, 2015 — As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park continues to spread, a backlash against parents who refuse or delay vaccination for their children has risen to a fever pitch. More and more pediatricians say they are “firing” patients who decide not […]

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Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Binge-Watching TV: Sign of Depression, Loneliness? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests. “Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching should no longer be viewed this […]

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Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Binge-Watching TV: Sign of Depression, Loneliness? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests. “Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching should no longer be viewed this […]

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Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Binge-Watching TV: Sign of Depression, Loneliness? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests. “Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching should no longer be viewed this […]

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Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Binge-Watching TV: Sign of Depression, Loneliness? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests. “Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching should no longer be viewed this […]

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5 Alzheimer’s Disease Myths: Risk Factors, Memory Loss, Prevention, and More

5 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease as we clear up five common misunderstandings. Myth No. 1: Alzheimer’s happens only to older people. Most people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But it can happen when you’re younger, too. About 5% of people with the disease get symptoms in their 30s, […]

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