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  • Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

    Posted: 03/23/2017

    Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a cancer when young may leave some women with another health issue: An increased risk for certain pregnancy complications. That's the conclusion of a new study of more than 15,000 births to teen and young adult women, aged 15 to 39, living in North Carolina. Those who were cancer survivors had a higher risk for preterm birth, cesarean delivery and low birth weight infants, the re...

  • Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change

    Posted: 03/20/2017

    Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change SATURDAY, March 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people have more trouble adjusting to daylight saving time than others and genes may be the reason why, says an expert on sleep/wake patterns. The time change occurs 2 a.m. Sunday morning when clocks "spring ahead" one hour. "It is likely that advancing our clocks in the spring would more affect owls, those individuals who tend to stay awake later at night and consequently wake up later in the morning...

  • Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life

    Posted: 03/13/2017

    Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What makes for a happy, productive worker? It could be a good sex life. At least that's the suggestion of a new study that included 159 married employees who were surveyed daily for two weeks. Those who had sex were in a better mood at work the next day, which led to higher levels of work engagement and job satisfaction. The beneficial effects that sex had on work were equally strong for men and women and lasted ...

  • Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It

    Posted: 03/12/2017

    Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" New research suggests that a love of Shakespeare's sonnets, a Japanese haiku, a Welsh poem -- or any other poetry -- might be "hardwired" into the human brain. "It is the first time that we show unconscious processing of poetic constructs by the brain," lead researcher Guillaume Thierry, from Bangor University in Wales, said in a news release from the journal Frontiers in Psych...

  • Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with type 2 diabetes are much more likely to show signs of complications from the blood sugar disease than those who have type 1 diabetes, a new study shows. While the researchers found that about three in four teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes had at least one complication, only one in three with type 1 diabetes did. Why? "The one big difference in the kids with type 1 and type 2 was ob...

  • Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks

    Posted: 02/01/2017

    Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Younger survivors of thyroid cancer are at increased risk for certain types of health problems later in life, a new study suggests. "As the number of thyroid cancer survivors grows, more people are living with other serious health conditions resulting from treatment," study lead author Brenna Blackburn said in an American Society of Clinical Oncology news release. Blackburn is a graduate research as...

  • Your Health Record in a Heartbeat?

    Posted: 01/30/2017

    Your Health Record in a Heartbeat? FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A patient's heartbeat might one day be used to protect his or her electronic health records, a new study suggests. Traditional security methods can be expensive and time-consuming. So, U.S. researchers investigated the use of a person's unique electrocardiograph (ECG) -- the electrical activity of the heart measured by a sensor attached to the skin -- as a way to lock and unlock electronic health records. "The ECG signal is one...

  • Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

    Posted: 12/16/2016

    Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds. "Patients with pre-hypertension [slightly elevated blood pressure] are likely to develop hypertension [high blood pressure] unless they improve their lifestyle," said study author Dr. Ashutosh Angrish. He is a cardiologist at Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi, India. "Both pre-hypertension and high blood pr...

  • Young Adults With Head Trauma May Have Higher Risk of Jail Time

    Posted: 12/15/2016

    Young Adults With Head Trauma May Have Higher Risk of Jail Time THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A traumatic brain injury may be linked to a young adult's higher chances of ending up in jail, a new Canadian study suggests. "These findings contribute to emerging research suggesting traumatic brain injury is an important risk factor for involvement with the criminal justice system," said lead author Dr. Flora Matheson, of the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto...

  • Your Recipe for a Healthy, Delicious Holiday Season

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Your Recipe for a Healthy, Delicious Holiday Season WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can become one big pig out, but experts say it's possible to maintain healthy eating habits while you celebrate. "It's important to not look at holiday events as if they are an all-you-can-eat situation. Listen to your body. Serve yourself smaller portions and only go back for seconds if you are still hungry. Don't plan to eat everything at the table, and instead, only serve yourself your favori...