Violent Video Games May Not ‘Desensitize’ Players

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don’t play much By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Young men who play violent video games the most — at least two hours a day — don’t appear to become desensitized to violence or to lose the […]


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Baby Boomers Get an ‘F’ for Hep C Testing

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Despite recommendations, too few American baby boomers are tested for hepatitis C, a new study reveals. In 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 to get a one-time test for hepatitis C virus. “Prevalence of [hepatitis C virus] testing […]


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Depression May Hasten Death After Heart Diagnosis

“Studies have shown that biological changes take place within the body when depression is present, and patients are not as adherent to medications, prescribed behavioral regimens. They also make more poor choices,” May said. Lana Watkins is an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Because the study didn’t […]


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Americans With High BP Still Eating Too Much Salt

Among Hispanics and blacks, sodium consumption increased 26 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Among whites, sodium consumption increased 2 percent, the researchers found. “Whites always had a higher salt consumption, so it’s not like they’re in a good place, it’s more like they were in a bad place and stayed there, and blacks and Hispanics […]


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Americans With High BP Still Eating Too Much Salt

Among Hispanics and blacks, sodium consumption increased 26 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Among whites, sodium consumption increased 2 percent, the researchers found. “Whites always had a higher salt consumption, so it’s not like they’re in a good place, it’s more like they were in a bad place and stayed there, and blacks and Hispanics […]


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Americans With High BP Still Eating Too Much Salt

Among Hispanics and blacks, sodium consumption increased 26 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Among whites, sodium consumption increased 2 percent, the researchers found. “Whites always had a higher salt consumption, so it’s not like they’re in a good place, it’s more like they were in a bad place and stayed there, and blacks and Hispanics […]


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How Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Your Health?

On March 12, most of us (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii) will set our clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep to gain an extra hour of sunlight may seem like a small change, but springing forward interrupts your circadian rhythm — or your sleep-wake cycle.  Your body has to adjust […]


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What Does Obamacare Uncertainty Mean For You?

March 8, 2017 — House Republicans have unveiled their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, keeps a number of the current law’s provisions in place but dramatically changes others. Markup of the bill by two House committees will start Wednesday. Republicans have set a deadline for […]


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Soy May Be Protective for Breast Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The pros and cons of soy for breast cancer patients have been debated for years. Now, research involving more than 6,200 breast cancer survivors finds that those who ate the most soy had a lower risk of death from all causes during the nearly 10-year follow-up period. “We […]


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Chrissy Teigen Shares Her Struggle With Postpartum Depression

As a supermodel, cookbook author, and mother, and the wife of singer/songwriter John Legend, Chrissy Teigen seems to have it all — as well as a terrific sense of humor.       But the 31-year-old host of Lip Sync Battle recently revealed she has been struggling with a serious health issue. “I’ll just say […]


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