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More Booze in Movies could influence teen drinking, Study Finds

More Booze in Movies could influence teen drinking, Study Finds

Children’s exposure to movie imagery of tobacco and alcohol has been linked to smoking and drinking at a younger age, heavier drinking and alcohol abuse, said the researchers from Dartmouth University Geisel School of Medicine. More movies approved for young viewers are showing alcohol brands, a trend that could influence teen drinking, researchers say. Still, […]

May 29, 2013 | By More
Women’s Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

Women’s Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

May 29, – Researchers found differences in the activity of genes in children born to women after they’d had gastric bypass surgery compared to their siblings born before surgery. The changes suggest that the kids born after surgery, to thinner mothers, will fare better in terms of heart health because of benefits gained in the […]

May 29, 2013 | By More
Study finds- Using Marijuana to Treat Pain, A Pill May work as well as a puff

Study finds- Using Marijuana to Treat Pain, A Pill May work as well as a puff

A pill may work as well as a puff when it comes to using marijuana to treat pain, according to a small but carefully controlled new study. Pain relief from pills may last longer, however, and may not leave people feeling as high as they do after they smoke the drug. Medical marijuana is now […]

May 28, 2013 | By More
As Summer Approaches, Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Skin Cancer

As Summer Approaches, Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Skin Cancer

May 26, – Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but it’s also one of the most preventable, according to doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and experts note that you need to protect your skin […]

May 27, 2013 | By More
Plan B Pill Approved For females aged 15 and older Without a Prescription

Plan B Pill Approved For females aged 15 and older Without a Prescription

May 26, – The Plan B “morning-after” emergency contraceptive pill has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for distribution without a doctor’s prescription to females aged 15 and older. In 2011, the agency denied a petition filed by maker Teva Women’s Health Inc. to approve the pill for all females of reproductive […]

May 26, 2013 | By More
Study: Common Supplement May Help Patients Fight Heart Failure

Study: Common Supplement May Help Patients Fight Heart Failure

May 25, – Regular doses of the dietary supplement Coenzyme Q10 cut in half the death rate of patients suffering from advanced heart failure, in a randomized double-blind trial. Researchers also reported a significant decrease in the number of hospitalizations for heart failure patients being treated with Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). About 14 percent of patients […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens’ Substance Abuse

Study finds: Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens’ Substance Abuse

May 25, – That’s too bad, say experts at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), since new research shows that parents are actually one of the most influential forces helping to shape their child’s views on these issues. About one in five parents think they have little control over whether their teens […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
SARS-like Coronavirus claims new life in Saudi

SARS-like Coronavirus claims new life in Saudi

May 25, AP – A man who had contracted the coronavirus has died in Saudi Arabia, raising the death toll in the Kingdom from the SARS-like virus to 17, the health ministry announced on its website on Wednesday “A male non-Saudi died on Tuesday in a hospital in the Qassim region where he had been […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
New Study: How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Tens are worst offenders

New Study: How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Tens are worst offenders

May 24, AP – “Teens underestimate the number of calories in their meals by as much as 34 percent, parents of school-age children by as much as 23 percent, and adults by as much as 20 percent,” study lead researcher, Dr. Jason Block, said in a news release from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

May 24, AP – “Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more rapidly in children,” said Dr. Jane Chiang, senior vice president of medical affairs and community information for the American Diabetes Association. “Complications are appearing faster, and it appears to be at a more significant rate than we see […]

May 24, 2013 | By More