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Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows
Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impact that young teens' sexual activity has on their circle of friends differs for girls and boys, a new study finds. Researchers looked at da...
Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe
Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy among people worldwide has risen by more than six years since 1990, and healthy life expectancy has climbed by more than five years, a new re...
Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when...
Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study
Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many health-care providers don't follow guidelines meant to reduce the risk of infection from catheters placed in the arteries of inten...
Got a Rash? You Might Be Allergic to Nickel, Dermatologist Says
Got a Rash? You Might Be Allergic to Nickel, Dermatologist Says THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nickel is one of the most common causes of a skin rash that occurs due to contact with an allergen, a dermatologist says. This type of rash, al...
Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety
Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Farm fields are becoming soaked with increasing amounts of suspected cancer-causing herbicides, thanks to the spread of genetically modified crops tha...
Good Moods Infectious Among Teens
Good Moods Infectious Among Teens TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A good mood is infectious among teens, but depression is not, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 2,000 American high school students to see how they influe...
Gender Doesn't Influence Hamstring Strain Recovery Time
Gender Doesn't Influence Hamstring Strain Recovery Time TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time is similar for male and female college soccer players who've strained their hamstrings, but different factors affect their readiness to re...
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neurologists have long known that a variant of a gene called APOEe4 can raise the odds for Alzheimer's disease in people who carry it. Now, new research sug...
Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says
Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Someone's genetic makeup may determine whether an HIV vaccine will work, a new study suggests. Scientists say the finding could help them find a way to i...