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23 Jan

E-cigarettes and Youth Trends

E-cigarette use rising rapidly among adolescents, according to new research.

20 Jan

HPV Infection in Men

More than 45 percent of men are infected with HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease, new study finds.

19 Jan

New Heart Saving Device?

An implantable robotic device could help failing hearts continue to pump blood, new study finds.

2 Republican Senators to Unveil Obamacare Alternative

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two Senate Republicans plan to propose a bill Monday that they say would serve as a replacement for Obamacare.

In a statement, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana would unveil the "Patient Freedom Act of 2017" as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Memory training is far less effective in older adults who are obese than those who aren't, a new study finds.

The research included about 2,800 people, average age 74, who were followed for more than 10 years.

Obese participants gained only one-third of the benefit of memory training ...

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  • January 23, 2017
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U.S. Deaths From Cervical Cancer May Be Underestimated

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of women who die from cervical cancer in the United States may be higher than previously believed, and the risk is greatest among older and black women, a new study finds.

"This is a preventable disease and women should not be getting it, let alone dying from it," study leader Anne R...

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  • January 23, 2017
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Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health?

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young people in juvenile detention or jail may suffer health effects that last well into adulthood, a pair of new studies suggests.

Together, they suggest incarcerated teens will face higher rates of depression, worse physical health, and a greater risk of sexually transmitted diseases, compare...

E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence that e-cigarettes are driving down teen smoking -- and, in fact, they may be drawing in kids who otherwise would never have smoked, a new study suggests.

Researchers said the findings add to concerns about teenagers' use of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are battery-po...

Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal problems, such as belly pain and constipation. And new research suggests that these issues may stem from a heightened response to stress.

"When treating a patient with autism who has constipation and other lower gastrointestinal issues, ph...

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  • January 20, 2017
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