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Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment
Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens who experience severe harassment can suffer from serious mental health problems, a new study sugge...
Legionnaires' Disease Can Transmit Person-to-Person, Case Suggests
Legionnaires' Disease Can Transmit Person-to-Person, Case Suggests WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legionnaires' disease -- the respiratory illness that plagued New York City in an outbreak last summer -- is typically thought to develop wh...
Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about four out of 10 U.S. babies aged 6 months to 23 months are getting vaccinated against the flu, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Betwee...
Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age
Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke marijuana as young adults may have a slightly harder time remembering words by the time they reach middle age, a new study suggests....
Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease Deaths
Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease Deaths MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to ozone air pollution -- commonly known as smog -- may increase the risk of death from heart and lung diseases, a new study indi...
Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S.
Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S. MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ticks that transmit Lyme disease are now found in nearly half of all counties in the United States, a much broader swath than was seen in the late 1990s, researche...
Lymphoma Survivors May Not Get All Recommended Follow-Up Care
Lymphoma Survivors May Not Get All Recommended Follow-Up Care FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some teen and young adult survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma do not receive all the recommended follow-up care, a new study finds. The study included 35...
Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for Seniors
Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for Seniors THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who are healthy but have low blood levels of bicarbonate are at higher risk for premature death, a new study contends. Bicarbonate plays an importan...
Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: Study
Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hernia repair with mosquito netting may be a viable alternative in countries where commercial mesh is too expensive, a new ...
LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study
LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people seeking asylum in the United States and Canada report suffering persecution and abuse in thei...