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  • Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses SUNDAY, April 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses form due to friction or pressure on the skin, and there are a number of ways to treat these often unsightly areas, an expert says. "Calluses can develop anywhere on the body where there is repeated friction, such as a guitar player's fingertips or a mechanic's palms," said Dr. Nada Elbuluk, assistant professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. "Corns typically devel...

  • E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds. Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a "gateway" product to addictive cigarette smoking. "Since electronic nicotine devices have the potential to cause harm, result in nicotine addiction and lead to use of traditional cigarettes, advertisement of these dev...

  • Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers given higher levels of emotional support from moms, dads or other caregivers tend to have better emotional health during their childhood and teen years, a new study suggests. The researchers saw increased growth in a brain region known as the hippocampus in children who were highly supported at preschool age. The hippocampus is involved in emotion, learning and memory formation. Reduction...

  • Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating disorders may be more prevalent at schools where a greater portion of the student body is female, a new study suggests. British and Swedish researchers analyzed data from Sweden, and also found the risk increased when more of the students' parents had a university education. "Eating disorders have an enormous effect on the lives of young people who suffer from them -- it is important...

  • Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds

    Posted: 04/24/2016

    Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a "wait-and-watch" approach, according to new research. Experts have debated whether to treat early DCIS or simply monitor it to see if it progresses. The new study suggests excision of DCIS -- cancer confined to the milk ducts in the breast -- is best in nearly all cases. "Regardless of [tumor] grade...

  • Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

    Posted: 04/19/2016

    Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people believe smoking from a hookah is safe because smoke passes through water before being inhaled. But, a new study found that hookah smoking may actually be more dangerous than cigarettes. The study found that young adults who are considered light hookah users have noticeable changes in the cells lining their airways. "With hookah, smoking a bowl is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes," said s...

  • ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study

    Posted: 04/18/2016

    ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening of emergency room patients for suicide risk might be an effective way to prevent it, a new study suggests. Nurses at eight ERs were trained to screen patients for three suicide risk factors: depression, suicidal thoughts and previous suicide attempts. Over five years, suicide screenings rose from 26 percent to 84 percent, and detection of patients at risk of suicide increased from nearly 3 percen...

  • Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer

    Posted: 04/18/2016

    Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in their 50s who are at increased risk of heart disease should take a low-dose aspirin each day to reduce their risk of both heart disease and colon cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends. Americans in their 60s who are at increased risk of heart disease can also benefit from taking aspirin, the influential expert panel said, but the benefit is som...

  • Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study Says

    Posted: 04/18/2016

    Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study Says FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise helps counteract the harmful health effects of too much sitting, a new British study suggests. "This research is significant because it demonstrates yet again why physical activity and exercise is so important. It shows that people who spend large amounts of time not moving, either through work, leisure or lifestyle, can counteract some of the negative effects of sedentary behavior by ...

  • Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: Study

    Posted: 04/15/2016

    Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: Study THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study confirms a common-sense notion: Earplugs can shield you from the temporary hearing loss that can happen after a high-decibel music concert. While getting young people wear earplugs at concerts may be a long shot, one expert said the threat to their hearing is real. With more people using MP3 players, "and the increasing loudness of movies, concerts and sporting events, physicians need ...