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24 Aug

Youth Football and Head Trauma Risk

Football tackling/blocking drills pose highest injury risk, study finds.

23 Aug

Chemicals and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chemicals banned decades ago may be linked to increased autism risk today, study finds.

22 Aug

The impact a lousy job has on your health

Being unhappy at work in your 20s could lead to serious health problems in your 40s, study finds.

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news when it comes to Zika's effect on infants: A case study suggests the virus can live and cause damage in newborns for at least two months after birth.

The report, published online Aug. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, involves a baby boy born in January...

Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staying slim throughout your life might lower your risk of developing at least eight types of cancer, an international cancer research group says.

Those include cancers of the stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, ovary and thyroid. The list also includes a form of brain cancer known as m...

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who've had weight-loss surgery may have increased odds for premature delivery, researchers report.

"Women and their doctors should be aware of this risk increase, and women with previous bariatric [weight-loss] surgery should be carefully monitored during pregnancy," said Dr. O...

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  • August 24, 2016
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Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may be especially hard on the hearts of younger women who have heart disease, new research suggests.

Researchers gave nearly 700 men and women with heart disease a mentally stressful public speaking assignment. Then they measured blood flow to the heart.

Women aged 50 or yo...

  • Kathleen Doheny
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  • August 24, 2016
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Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop asthma when they're adults may have another health issue to worry about: an increased risk for heart disease and stroke.

That's the finding from research involving almost 1,300 adults, average age 47, none of whom had heart disease at the beginning of the study.


  • Robert Preidt
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  • August 24, 2016
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Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the doctor's office of the future, a simple blood test might gauge a patient's odds of suffering a stroke someday, new research suggests.

A team of Canadian researchers measured levels of blood-borne chemical signals, or "biomarkers," in the blood of more than 3,200 people.

The ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • August 24, 2016
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