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Sunday, February 14, 2016


Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys

Yesterday - Health
SATURDAY, Feb. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teen boys who get too little of a particular type of sleep may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The research focused on “slow-wave sleep” — an important stage of sleep that helps people store memories and recover after sleep deprivation. This type of sleep is also ass... by Health Editor

Obsessed Athletes More Likely to Approve of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Study

Yesterday - Health
SATURDAY, Feb. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The more obsessed that college athletes are with their sport, the more likely they are to approve of using performance-enhancing drugs, a new Canadian study finds. Two types of passion are associated with sports, the University of Waterloo researchers explained. “Harmonious passion” involves feelings... by Health Editor

Hacking of Health Care Records Skyrockets

Yesterday - MSNBC Health
Roughly one out of every three Americans had their health-care records compromised and most are completely unaware by Tom Costello

Reliable Weight-Loss Programs May Be Hard to Find: Study

2 days ago - Health
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For people who need to lose a lot of weight, it might be tough to find a program in their community that meets nationally recommended guidelines for shedding pounds, researchers suggest. In a new study, almost 200 weight-loss programs were evaluated on whether they incl... by Health Editor

Can Meditation Trigger Panic Attacks? The Weird Effect Making News

2 days ago - Health
Photo: Getty Images Meditation is often touted as one of the best things you can do for your health. But it may not be right for everyone. A recent article in The Guardian reported that some people actually have an adverse reaction from practicing mindfulness techniques. The writer, Dawn Foster, describes her own troubling experience, durin... by Kathleen Mulpeter

Hospital Performs Surgery on Wrong Baby

2 days ago - Health
credit: Getty Images A Tennessee hospital performed a minor surgery on the wrong infant, People reports. Jennifer Melton said she thought doctors were taking her newborn son Nate for a typical exam, “checking blood-type, weight gain, that type of thing.” But the day after Nate was born, a physician at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn... by Kathleen Mulpeter

Baldness Linked to Risk for Prostate Cancer Death

2 days ago - WebMD
A new study has added urgency to the question of whether or not baldness is a risk factor for prostate cancer. WebMD has the details

The Easiest Way to Do a Digital Detox

2 days ago - Health
Photo: Getty Images We may be glued to our devices, but it seems that we’re starting to rethink the attachment: Eighty-four percent of Health readers polled said they feel like they use their smartphone too much. Luckily, you don’t have to toss your little lifeline to get your life back, says James Roberts, PhD, author of Too Much of a Good Thi... by Health Editor

Study: Global Water Crisis Worse Than Thought

2 days ago - Health
FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Severe water scarcity affects at least two-thirds of the world’s population, or about 4 billion people, according to a new study. These people experience severe water scarcity at least one month a year, and the number is far higher than the 1.7 billion to 3.1 billion people suggested by previous research... by Health Editor

5.5 Million Die Early From Air Pollution Worldwide

2 days ago - Health
FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Every year, poor air quality claims 5.5 million lives prematurely worldwide — more than half of them in China and India, two of the world’s fastest-growing economies, according to new research. Power and industrial plants release tiny particles into the air that can harm people’s health. Particles ar... by Health Editor

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