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  • Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma

    Posted: 09/23/2017

    Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if those who weathered Hurricanes Irma and Harvey don't have enough to worry about, one bug expert warns that the standing water left behind is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Residents need to drain birdbaths, pots and anything else in their yards that can provide egg-laying sites for the disease-carrying insects. "No container is too small to empty," Phil Kaufman, an entomology professor at the Universit...

  • Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

    Posted: 09/23/2017

    Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If kids only watched YouTube for insights into drinking, they'd get a very slanted view, new research shows. The study found alcohol intake is typically shown only as fun, with none of the downsides. Researchers analyzed 137 YouTube videos that featured alcohol brands popular with underage drinkers. The videos had been viewed nearly 97 million times, and 1 in 10 depicted chugging, the investigators said. "Our aim is not...

  • Body Gestures Aid Conversation

    Posted: 09/23/2017

    Body Gestures Aid Conversation FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talking with your hands has taken on a new level of importance in communication, researchers report. They found that hand and body gestures got responses faster when someone asked a question during a conversation. The researchers analyzed question-and-response sequences as 21 volunteers interacted, and they found a strong link between body gestures such as head and hand signals and questions being asked and answered during the con...

  • Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk

    Posted: 09/20/2017

    Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-fed at least one child appear to have a lower risk for developing endometriosis, new research suggests. Endometriosis is a chronic and often painful condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus grows outside of the reproductive organ on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or another area. "We found that women who breast-fed for a greater duration were less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosi...

  • Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey

    Posted: 09/18/2017

    Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As people return to flood-affected homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, they need to take precautions to stay safe and healthy, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) says. The massive storm left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in southeast Texas flooded and about 50,000 people displaced. Each year, there are more than 150 flood-related deaths in the United States and many of those deaths occur from e...

  • Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD

    Posted: 09/14/2017

    Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD MONDAY, Sept. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The start of a new school year isn't always easy, especially for kids with developmental and behavioral issues, such as autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Parents of these children may also have concerns about what lies ahead for their youngsters. But keeping a positive outlook is important for a smooth transition, according to Dr. Anson Koshy. "Starting a new school year is an excitin...

  • Brain Scans Offer Clues to Why Some Teens Pile on Pounds

    Posted: 09/12/2017

    Brain Scans Offer Clues to Why Some Teens Pile on Pounds THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How come some people can just walk on by a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, while others grab a handful as they pass? Brain scans done on teenagers may provide a clue. Researchers found that the brains of overweight teens were less active in areas that help with impulse control when teens were shown pictures of food. Even thin kids who has risk factors for becoming overweight -- such as a f...

  • Bystander CPR Less Likely in Black Neighborhoods

    Posted: 09/11/2017

    Bystander CPR Less Likely in Black Neighborhoods WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If your heart suddenly stops beating, the racial makeup of the neighborhood may determine the likelihood of receiving CPR from a passer-by or having access to a public defibrillator, researchers say. These lifesaving treatments for cardiac arrest occur less often in black neighborhoods in the United States, researchers discovered. Delaying CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can dramatically reduce the odds of ...

  • Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents

    Posted: 09/09/2017

    Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before a nearby volcano blew and buried the ancient Roman town of Pompeii centuries ago, residents were drinking toxic water that probably caused a host of ills, a new study suggests. Based on an analysis of pipes that ran through the city, Danish researchers believe that Pompeiians could have suffered from a variety of digestive problems and organ damage due to high concentrations of toxic c...

  • Bicyclist Deaths Rise in U.S., Men Are Likely Victims

    Posted: 09/05/2017

    Bicyclist Deaths Rise in U.S., Men Are Likely Victims THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bicyclist deaths on U.S. roadways are up significantly, and men -- not kids -- are commonly the victims, a new report finds. Biking deaths rose 12 percent in 2015, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. This jump was the largest among any group that uses roadways. Historically, most fatal bicycle crashes involved children and teens. Now, 85 pe...