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Unwed Parents Should Tie the Knot Before Child Turns 3: Study
Unwed Parents Should Tie the Knot Before Child Turns 3: Study THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unwed parents who plan to get married should do it before their child is 3 so they can create the strongest possible bond, a new study suggests. I...
U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain
U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options ...
Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds
Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hard liquor, especially vodka, is chosen by nearly half of all underage binge drinkers in the United States, a new study finds. Beer is used in less th...
U.S. Diabetes Cases Jump to 29 Million: CDC
U.S. Diabetes Cases Jump to 29 Million: CDC TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans with diabetes rose from 26 million in 2010 to 29 million -- 9 percent of the population -- in 2012, a new federal government study finds. On...
Use Your 'ABCDE' to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer
Use Your 'ABCDE' to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer SUNDAY, June 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As pools and beaches beckon this summer, be sure to protect your skin against the sun's rays and remember that early detection is the best way to prevent and successf...
Use Prescription Painkillers Safely
Use Prescription Painkillers Safely FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Powerful prescription painkillers known as opioids are often involved in accidental overdoses, so experts offer tips on how to take these highly addictive medications safely....
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measles cases in the United States are at a 20-year high so far this year. And nearly all the cases involve unvaccinated U.S. residents who've traveled abroad to countries w...
U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report
U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More and more U.S. teens now fall short when it comes to cardiorespiratory fitness, a new government report shows. Using a specific me...
Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study
Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When diagnosing kidney stones, using ultrasound instead of CT scans reduces costs as well as patients' exposure to radiation, according to new ...
Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners
Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illness-causing bacteria can survive on surfaces inside airplanes for days or even up to a week, a new study shows. Researchers tested how long two types of harmf...