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05 Dec

Coffee, Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

Drinking coffee may help prevent Metabolic Syndrome in women, study finds.

02 Dec

Yoga Injuries

Yoga injuries on the rise, but ancient practice is still relatively safe, study finds.

01 Dec

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

New Paper Outlines Health Benefits of Plant-Based Vegetarian Diet.

Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brazilian bikini waxing and similar forms of personal grooming may be all the rage, but they come with a heightened risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease, new research suggests.

The study found that frequent groomers of pubic hair are three to four times more likely to contract a sexu...

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Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Could religion play a role in breast-feeding practices?

Women in Western nations with a strong Protestant heritage are more likely to breast-feed. However, the reverse seems to be true for those in nations with a strong Catholic heritage, new research suggests.

"Our results suggest tha...

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U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence that certain drugs aren't always necessary, doctors are still prescribing these treatments, a new survey of doctors reveals.

Antibiotics are by far the drugs most frequently used in situations where they'll provide no value for patients. The survey found that more than a quarter...

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Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's commonly believed that anxiety in the doctor's office causes patients' blood pressure to rise. But for some people, the opposite occurs: Their blood pressure is normal at their medical appointment but elevated the rest of the day.

This phenomenon is called "masked hypertension." The best wa...

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C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Why is it so difficult and painful for human females to give birth? Researchers have developed a new theory: Evolution favored small female pelvises and large newborns for good reasons.

And, the researchers said, the rise of cesarean sections -- the surgical delivery of a baby -- in recent decad...

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'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a troubling new type of antibiotic resistance among U.S. farm animals.

The drugs at issue are the carbapenem class of antibiotics. In hospitals, such drugs are considered a last line of defense against hard-to-treat bacterial infections.

In the United States,...

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