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  • Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That

    Posted: 06/25/2017

    Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teens support raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old, new research finds. Specifically, kids from 11 to 18 were asked if they supported the Tobacco 21 initiative -- a program through the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation that strives to raise the minimum age for tobacco purchases. "Current studies have focused on the attitudes of adults, and lit...

  • Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases

    Posted: 06/25/2017

    Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gene mutations may cause up to 17 percent of cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients with no family history of the disease, a new study finds. ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurological disease that typically leads to complete paralysis and death. There is no cure. It is called familial ALS when there is a clear family history of ALS, and sporadic ALS when there is no kno...

  • Regular Sleep Makes for Happier College Students

    Posted: 06/25/2017

    Regular Sleep Makes for Happier College Students FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Between studying and socializing, college students often have crazy sleep schedules, and new research suggests that a lack of regular sleep may dampen students' well-being. "We found that week-long irregular sleep schedules are significantly associated with lower self-reported morning and evening happiness, healthiness and calmness during the week, even after controlling for weekly average sleep duration," said st...

  • Risky Behavior Triggers Vicious Cycle for Vets With PTSD

    Posted: 06/25/2017

    Risky Behavior Triggers Vicious Cycle for Vets With PTSD FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Reckless behavior could worsen post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans, a new report suggests. The study of more than 200 U.S. veterans with PTSD found that risky behavior -- which is one symptom of PTSD -- creates a pattern of repeated stress that can have harmful results. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. "For individuals ...

  • Replace Coal With Solar Power to Save Money, Lives

    Posted: 06/14/2017

    Replace Coal With Solar Power to Save Money, Lives TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Replacing coal with solar power would save American lives and money, according to a new study. "If we're rational and we care about American lives -- or even just money -- then it's time to end coal in the U.S.," said study co-author Joshua Pearce. He is an associate professor of materials science and electrical engineering at Michigan Technological University. Tens of thousands of Americans die early due to hea...

  • Reporting Symptoms Online to Docs Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer

    Posted: 06/14/2017

    Reporting Symptoms Online to Docs Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer SUNDAY, June 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When people with advanced cancer report their symptoms to health care providers using an online program, they may live longer, a new study suggests. The benefit may come because the new online tool cuts any "lag time" between patients experiencing symptoms and their care team's response to those issues, the researchers said. "Patients receiving chemotherapy often have severe symptoms, but doctors...

  • Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hackers are increasingly targeting hospitals, using viruses to lock their computer systems and hold sensitive medical data and other files hostage, according to a doctor in Great Britain. The computer viruses that lock the files are called ransomware. These attacks prevent hospitals from accessing the data stored on their computers until they pay a ransom, explained Dr. Krishna Chinthapalli. He's a neurologist at t...

  • Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers

    Posted: 05/11/2017

    Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you ever wondered whether reading Goodnight Moon to your baby every night was a waste of time, a new study suggests it wasn't. The researchers followed more than 250 children from the age of 6 months to 54 months. The investigators found that kids whose mothers started reading to them in early infancy had better vocabulary and reading skills four years later, just before the start of elementary scho...

  • Red Wine Antioxidant Might Help Diabetics' Arteries

    Posted: 05/11/2017

    Red Wine Antioxidant Might Help Diabetics' Arteries THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The antioxidant resveratrol -- found in red wine, peanuts and berries -- might improve the health of blood vessels in people with type 2 diabetes, a small study suggests. The study found that resveratrol supplements lessened artery stiffness in some people with type 2 diabetes. Stiffening of the arteries, called arteriosclerosis, raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. "In treatment with resveratrol among p...

  • Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'

    Posted: 05/11/2017

    Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why' THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It started as a bestselling novel aimed at teens. In 2007, Thirteen Reasons Why , by first-time novelist Jay Asher, outlined the story of a 16-year-old named Hannah Baker. In the book, Hannah recounts -- from beyond the grave -- the high school gossip, humiliation, bullying, invasion of privacy, betrayal and sexual assault that led her to suicide. In the spring of 2017, "13 Reasons Why" became an even more p...