Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds. “The results reinforce the fact that cigar smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. Cigar smoking is linked […]

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Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds. “The results reinforce the fact that cigar smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. Cigar smoking is linked […]

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Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer

Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer April 24, 2015 — It’s never too late to stop smoking, experts say. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help add years to your life. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center reviewed info from 25 different studies involving 503,905 people from Europe […]

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Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows. The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have […]

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Adult-Onset Allergies

Why Do You Have Allergies All of a Sudden? If you’ve made it to adulthood without allergies, that’s great. You might not be off the hook, though. You don’t have to be a child to have a first bout of hay fever or red, itchy skin. Half of new allergies happen in adults, most often […]

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2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For the second time this week, a major U.S. manufacturer of ice cream has recalled all of its products because of possible contamination with the bacteria listeria. Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams said Thursday that it was recalling all of its ice creams, sorbets and ice cream sandwiches, […]

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Genes May Determine Whether You’re Mosquito Bait

Genes May Determine Whether You’re Mosquito Bait By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows. In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team at the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine discovered […]

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Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday. In 2013, about 681,000 Americans aged 12 and older said they had used heroin in the […]

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More Children Seek Help for Gender Dysphoria

More Children Seek Help for Gender Dysphoria April 22, 2015 — Sam was born Samantha. When Samantha was 3, she drew a picture of a family. She explained that she was the daddy. By age 5, she’d told her mother, “My mind tells me I’m a boy.” Mom made a note to ask her pediatrician […]

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Changing Genders: How It’s Done

Changing Genders: How It’s Done April 22, 2015 — As many as hundreds of thousands of Americans don’t feel they fit the gender they were born with, and some take steps to change that. People who wish to live their lives as the opposite sex are known as transgender. A report from The Williams Institute […]

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