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Does Fatherhood When Young Boost Odds of Dying in Middle Age?

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study reports that Finnish men who became fathers before age 25 were more likely to die in middle age. The findings raise questions about whether the stress of early parenthood had an especially strong impact on these men.
Younger men were less likely to […]

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Birth Control Pills May Cut Women’s Odds for Uterine Cancer

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer.
Taking birth control pills, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, the British researchers said. And the longer a women takes birth […]

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Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some like it hot, and a new study finds that folks who favor spicy foods might also have a lower risk of premature death.
The study was based on a large multi-year food analysis. It found that adults who reported eating spicy foods — such as […]

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Crohn’s Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
“Patients with IBD face substantial […]

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Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDC

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An immediate, focused effort to halt the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs could save tens of thousands of lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections over the next five years, a new government report suggests.
As many as 37,000 lives could be saved, and 619,000 […]

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Dogs Have Special Spot in Brain for Human Faces

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Dogs process human faces in a specific region of their brains, researchers report.
“Our findings show that dogs have an innate way to process faces in their brains, a quality that has previously only been well-documented in humans and other primates,” study senior author Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at […]

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Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular marijuana use doesn’t appear to put teens at increased risk for depression, lung cancer or other physical and mental health problems later in life, contends a new study that challenges previous research.
“What we found was a little surprising,” lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, a psychology research fellow at […]

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‘Yo-Yo’ Dieting Won’t Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — “Yo-yo dieting” does not increase cancer risk, a new study suggests.
This type of dieting, also called weight cycling, features repeated episodes of weight loss followed by weight gain. Previous research has suggested that weight cycling may trigger biological processes that could lead to cancer.
For the new study, investigators […]

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This Rx May Boost Survival for Ovarian Cancer Patients, But Too Few Get It

Chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdomen significantly improves survival among women with advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

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Why Women Who Work in Offices Are Always Cold

Heating and cooling system settings in office buildings are based on men’s needs and could result in excess energy use, a new study suggests.

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Scientists Discover How ‘Bad’ Fat Can Turn Into ‘Good’ Fat

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Unhealthy white fat can be transformed into calorie-burning brown fat, researchers report.
Finding a way to burn calories without having to increase physical activity levels could prove crucial in fighting obesity and the health problems it causes, according to researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Previous […]

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FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The age of 3D printing has come to the drug industry, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approving the first pill made with the technology.
The agency approved the prescription drug Spritam (levetiracetam) as a 3D-printed pill, to be taken with other medicines for seizures in […]

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Mindfulness Therapy Might Help Ease PTSD

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness therapy seems to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study suggests.
Mindfulness encourages those suffering from PTSD not to avoid disturbing thoughts, feelings and experiences, but rather to accept them and put them in perspective. The approach may help those who […]

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U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Violent crime rates have decreased dramatically over the past three decades, largely due to crime prevention efforts that focus on the root causes of violence, researchers say.
Murders in the United States have dropped by more than half, from a peak of 10.7 per 100,000 persons […]

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More Evidence That Kids of Gay Parents Do Just Fine

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, new research suggests that children raised by gay parents are well-adjusted and resilient.
The four new studies to be presented later this week at the annual meeting of the American Psychological […]

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Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Septic tanks don’t prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes, according to a new study that dispels a widely held belief that they can.
“All along, we have presumed that on-site wastewater disposal systems, such as septic tanks, were working,” Joan Rose, a water expert at Michigan […]

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Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Trying to curb alcohol use on your own with web-based or CD programs may not be very effective, a new study reports.
The study found these programs could reduce drinking slightly among adults and college students. But they appeared to be ineffective for reducing binge drinking […]

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