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New study: U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births all-time Low

New study: U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births all-time Low

June 29, AP – U.S. women have their first baby at age 25.6 on average, according to 2011 figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is up slightly from 2010 and significantly older than the 1970 average of 21.4 years. As American women continue to delay parenthood, rates of […]

June 28, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Oily fish helps fight breast cancer

Study finds: Oily fish helps fight breast cancer

June 29, AP – Oily fish is rich in so-called n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, or n-3 PUFAs, which are involved in the immune system, blood-vessel activity and chemical messaging in the brain. Researchers based in China looked at 26 previously published studies covering more than 800,000 volunteers in the United States, Europe and Asia whose […]

June 28, 2013 | By More
Research: Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol

Research: Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol

June 28, AP – Researchers found that 37 percent of kids in one Pennsylvania county had sipped alcohol by second grade, and two-thirds had tasted it by age 12. Many 8-year-olds in the United States have already tasted alcohol, according to a new study. Childhood exposure to alcohol is concerning because other research has suggested […]

June 27, 2013 | By More
Even thinking of stress can make you sick

Even thinking of stress can make you sick

June 27, AP – It was found, while following more than 7,000 civil servants over a period of up to 18 years, how the increased perception of stress almost doubled the risk of suffering a heart attack. Researchers have found just thinking about being stressed can make individuals fall seriously ill and even increase the […]

June 27, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion

Study finds: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion

June 26, AP – Canadian researchers found that of nearly 9,000 Ontario adolescents, 20 percent said they’d previously had a concussion, and almost 6 percent had suffered at least one in the past year. Concussions appear to be a common injury for teenagers, with the risk higher not only for athletes but also for kids […]

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Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease

Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease

June 26, AP – Just a few extra cups of coffee each month might help prevent the development of an autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a new study suggests. Investigators from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that drinking coffee was associated with a reduced risk of developing the disease, […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
New study: Smoking in pregnancy linked to teens’ hearing loss

New study: Smoking in pregnancy linked to teens’ hearing loss

June 25, AP – Teenagers are more likely to have hearing loss if their mothers smoked during pregnancy, according to a new study that included audio tests of close to 1,000 youth. Researchers said that although the link was “relatively modest,” even limited hearing loss can have implications for kids’ learning and social skills – […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Injuries from Sea Waves More Common Than Thought

Injuries from Sea Waves More Common Than Thought

June 23, AP – To keep safe, it’s important to swim at beaches with lifeguards, ask them about surf conditions and never turn your back to the waves, one study author suggested. A study out of Delaware suggests that injuries to beachgoers caused by ocean waves are more common and severe than previously suspected, and […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Take Safety precautions Before Letting Kids in the Pool

Take Safety precautions Before Letting Kids in the Pool

June 22, – Never leave children alone in or near a pool and be sure that they are always supervised by an adult who can swim, said Dr. Natalie Lane, medical director of the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Pools can provide lots of fun and exercise for children, but a fun day […]

June 22, 2013 | By More
Saudi announces SARS-like coronavirus claims one more life

Saudi announces SARS-like coronavirus claims one more life

June 22, AP – The 81-year-old man died in Eastern Province, where most cases of coronavirus have been registered, the ministry said on its website on Friday. An elderly Saudi man has died from the MERS virus, bringing the Kingdom’s death toll from the SARS-like infection to 33, the health ministry said. It said two […]

June 22, 2013 | By More