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21 Aug

The Mammography Age Debate

Annual mammography screenings starting at 40 may save more lives, study finds

18 Aug

Binge-Watching TV and Your Health

Binge-watching TV may be a risk factor for poor sleep, study finds

17 Aug

Sleep and Diabetes Risk in Children

Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes, study finds

Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Same-sex couples are unlikely to influence the gender identity of their adoptive children one way or another, a new study finds.

Starting with preschool, researchers tracked the gender identity development of kids from 106 lesbian, gay or heterosexual families.

"Parental sexual orient...

Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. kids and teens are likely to be diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure because of new guidelines released Monday from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

About 3.5 percent of children and teens have abnormally high blood pressure ("hypertension"), which often goes unnoticed and...

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  • August 21, 2017
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Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors' Minds

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors and particularly blacks with high blood pressure, lowering it may help keep their minds sharp, a new study suggests.

The association between high blood pressure and the risk for mental decline is well-documented. But the ideal systolic blood pressure for older adults has been less c...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • August 21, 2017
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Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus thrives in pregnant women by suppressing their already dampened immune systems and running roughshod over their body's natural defenses, which allows the virus to directly attack the fetus, a new study reports.

A woman's immune system naturally suppresses itself during pregnancy ...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • August 21, 2017
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Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of U.S. adults surveyed would be supportive if they had a teenage child who wanted to transition to the opposite gender, a new online survey finds.

Women, college graduates and Northeast residents were slightly more likely than others to support kids who made this choice, accordi...

  • Randy Dotinga
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  • August 21, 2017
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Study Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How frequently should women get a mammogram? Guidelines differ, but a new study estimates thousands of U.S. lives could be saved if mammograms were done every year from age 40 to 84.

"Screening annually starting at age 40 is the best strategy to avert an early breast cancer death," said study c...

  • Randy Dotinga
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  • August 21, 2017
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