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  • You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features

    Posted: 04/24/2017

    You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How likely is your baby to have Mom's button nose or Dad's chiseled cheeks? New research suggests the odds are good. Based on a study of nearly 1,000 twin girls in the United Kingdom, researchers say they've pinpointed the facial features most influenced by a person's genes. The finding: Genetics play a big part in the shapes of the end of the nose, the area above and below the lips, cheekbones and th...

  • Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

    Posted: 04/24/2017

    Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of financial skills is a big pothole on the road to independence for many young adults with autism, a new study indicates. University of Missouri researchers interviewed 16- to 25-year-olds with autism. Most participants saw the link between adulthood and such responsibilities as paying bills and filing taxes, but many were anxious about it. "Participants agreed that independence required managing fi...

  • Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

    Posted: 04/02/2017

    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...