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Study: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets

Study: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets

May 23, – Overall, the rate of birth among teens aged 15 to 19 dropped by nearly one half from 1991 to 2011 — from about 62 births for every 1,000 teens to 31 births for every 1,000. From 2007 to 2011, the most recent time period studied, rates fell 25 percent, from 41.5 to […]

May 23, 2013 | By More
New Research: Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk

New Research: Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk

May 23, AP – “While prior animal studies found fish oil increased circulating adiponectin, whether similar effects apply in humans is not established,” the study’s lead author, Jason Wu, from the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a news release from the Endocrine Society. Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type […]

May 23, 2013 | By More
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child’s Mental Health

Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child’s Mental Health

May 22, – But even thunderstorms with lightning and strong winds can be emotionally upsetting, too, health experts note. The monstrous tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect a child’s mental well-being. Some anxiety in the face of violent […]

May 22, 2013 | By More
Vitamin D from soaking up the sun may treat asthma

Vitamin D from soaking up the sun may treat asthma

Time spent by asthma patients soaking up the sun may help in the treatment of the illness, a research has said. A team of scientists at King’s College London said vitamin D, which is made by the body in sunlight, calms an ‘over-active’ part of the immune system in asthma, BBC reported. However, treating patients […]

May 22, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma

Study finds: Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma

May 21, – Urban elementary school children with poorly controlled asthma are likely to experience sleep problems and suffer academically, new research indicates. “In our sample of urban school children, aged seven to nine, we found that compromised lung function corresponded with both poor sleep efficiency and impaired academic performance,” said study author Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, […]

May 21, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging

Study finds: Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging

May 20, – This “early aging” of the brain gets worse over time, according to the study published online May 17 and in the October print issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The study measured mental or “cognitive” functioning. Alcoholics who smoke have more problems with memory, problem solving and quick thinking than those […]

May 20, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease

Study finds: Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease

May 20, – Investigators from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that drinking coffee was associated with a reduced risk of developing the disease, which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure and biliary cancer. This association, however, does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. Just a few extra cups of coffee each […]

May 20, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Fever-reducing drugs don’t slow children’s recovery

Study finds: Fever-reducing drugs don’t slow children’s recovery

May 19, AP – Researchers have debated for decades whether lowering a sick child’s fever helps the recovery process or interferes with the body’s ability to fight the infection. A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children’s recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of […]

May 20, 2013 | By More
New case of deadly coronavirus detected in Saudi Arabia

New case of deadly coronavirus detected in Saudi Arabia

May 19 AP – Riyadh: A new case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in Saudi Arabia where 15 people have already died after contracting it, the health ministry announced on Saturday on its internet website. “One new case of novel coronavirus recorded in the Eastern Region” where most of the kingdom’s cases have […]

May 19, 2013 | By More
New research shows College women more likely to drink alcohol than men

New research shows College women more likely to drink alcohol than men

May 18, AP – It comes as little surprise that college students sometimes binge drink, but new research shows that college women are more likely to drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol on a weekly basis than are college men. Much of this difference is probably because the amount of alcohol that’s considered safe on a […]

May 18, 2013 | By More