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  • Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids

    Posted: 06/15/2017

    Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women who smoked as few as 10 cigarettes are more apt to have thinking and learning problems later, a new study suggests. Studies have long shown that babies born to smokers are likely to be premature, small and have behavior problems early on. The new research found that the negative health effects of tobacco exposure in the womb can last for years, taking a toll on teens' executive function -- le...

  • Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Can Trigger Body's Decline

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Can Trigger Body's Decline WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a short break from an active lifestyle may do more harm than most people might think, a new study warns. Just two weeks of sedentary behavior can cause healthy, young people to start losing muscle and develop fat around their organs. And this can increase their risk for conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes that could eventually lead to a premature death, British researchers report. "Wh...

  • Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table

    Posted: 05/15/2017

    Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Tossing out the salt shaker may not be enough for your heart health. Most of the salt that Americans consume comes from processed foods and restaurant meals, a new study finds. In a sampling of 450 U.S. adults, only 10 percent of salt, or sodium, in their diet came from food prepared at home. About half of that was added at the table. Instead, restaurant meals and store-bought foods -- including crackers, breads...

  • Just a 'Social Smoker'? Toll on Your Health Still High

    Posted: 05/14/2017

    Just a 'Social Smoker'? Toll on Your Health Still High FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you think that having an occasional cigarette in social settings is less dangerous for your heart than smoking a pack a day, think again. New research shows that social smokers have the same risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol as regular smokers do. "Not smoking at all is the best way to go. Even smoking in a social situation is detrimental to your cardiovascular health," said study author Kat...

  • Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening rates are much lower among women with severe mental illness than among other women, a new study finds. "The results of this very large study indicate that we need to better prioritize cervical cancer screening for these high-risk women with severe mental illnesses," said study senior author Dr. Christina Mangurian. She's an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the ...

  • Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools

    Posted: 04/03/2017

    Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators in schools save lives, but only about one-third of U.S. states require the devices in at least some schools, a new study reveals. As of February 2016, researchers found that 33 states had no legislation requiring automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools. The portable devices treat sudden cardiac arrest -- the abrupt, unexpected loss of heart function. They de...

  • Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds

    Posted: 02/06/2017

    Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever heard a loud pop as you bent down to pick something up, you'll be relieved to know that it's normal for your joints to make popping and cracking noises. These sounds can be caused by a number of things, including when soft tissues -- such as tendons and ligaments -- rub or snap over other tissues and bones, explained Dr. Aman Dhawan. He is an orthopedic sports medicine specialist at Penn State Heal...

  • Jury Still Out on Whether to Screen All Adults for Sleep Apnea

    Posted: 02/01/2017

    Jury Still Out on Whether to Screen All Adults for Sleep Apnea TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's not yet clear if there's any benefit to screening adults for sleep apnea when they don't have signs or symptoms of the condition, according to a U.S. government advisory panel of health experts. This is the first time that the panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), "has reviewed the evidence on screening for obstructive sleep apnea," panelist Dr. Alex Krist said in a ...

  • Jet Lag a Drag on Pro Baseball Players

    Posted: 01/31/2017

    Jet Lag a Drag on Pro Baseball Players MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping across time zones might be more than just tiring for pro baseball players: The resulting jet lag may actually harm their performance on the field, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 40,000 Major League Baseball games played over 20 years. The conclusion: jet lag may have a significant impact on players. The Northwestern University researchers said they found that jet lag slowed the base ...

  • James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't

    Posted: 01/23/2017

    James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Being a secret agent is risky enough without adding cigarette smoking to the mix. So it's good news that James Bond seems to have kicked the health-harming habit about 15 years ago, a new study says. Still, since 1962, there's only been one James Bond movie that hasn't shown people smoking, according to the new research. And even though Bond no longer smoked after 2002, he's still been exposed to secondhand s...