Transgender Kids Face High Risk of Mental Health Woes

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children and teens who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health woes, new research suggests. People who are transgender or gender non-conforming have a gender identity that’s different from the one they were at birth. For some, this may mean…

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Company Recalls More Than 200 Million Eggs Due to Salmonella Scare

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 207 million eggs produced at a farm in Hyde County, N.C., are being voluntarily recalled because of concerns of contamination with the salmonella bacteria, the egg company announced. In a statement, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind. said that 22 illnesses but no deaths have so far…

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A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing its signs can help savvy students avoid it, one psychologist says. “Burnout is described as feeling apathy and lack of interest toward activities that were previously enjoyable, some amount of work avoidance and…

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Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Know what to look for if you suspect your child or teen may be depressed. “In children and adolescents who are depressed, you may notice more irritability and loss of interest rather than just sadness or a depressed mood,” said Kimberly Burkhart, a pediatric psychologist at University Hospitals…

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Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests. This is especially true in families with a history of breast, ovarian, prostate or pancreatic…

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Arizona Romaine Lettuce Tied to Nationwide E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You may want to think twice about that Caesar salad. As a recent outbreak of serious illness from the E. coli stomach bug continues to spread across the United States, experts say romaine lettuce grown in Arizona could be the culprit. Since the last update on Tuesday, “18…

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Another Study Finds Later School Bell Brings Sleep Bonus for Teens

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Singapore’s teens are the world’s best on an international test of academic performance, but they pay for it with their sleep. Most get well below the recommended eight to 10 hours of shut-eye on school nights. But a new study finds that delaying the morning school bell would…

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Fish Oil Supplements Fail to Ease Dry Eye, Study Shows

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There was hope that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements might ease the discomfort of chronic dry eye. But new research suggests that isn’t so. “Contrary to a long-held belief in the ophthalmic community, omega-3 supplements are not significantly better than a placebo at reducing…

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AHA: Rx for Sedentary Kids — Friends and the Great Outdoors

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Hanging out with friends can make kids less sedentary, but having inviting outdoor spaces and nearby parks can help them be more physically active, according to new research. Both are important for kids’ health, said Tracie Barnett, lead author of a study based on data mined from…

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Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won’t increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory disease. Investigators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) based that conclusion…

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FDA Cracks Down on Caffeine-Loaded Supplements

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it has issued tough new restrictions on the sale of dietary supplements that contain dangerously high amounts of caffeine. Supplements that contain pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms are no longer permitted to be sold…

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'Let It Go' May Be Good Advice for Health

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The advice to “let go” of negative feelings is repeated in yoga classes and self-help books. Now a new study suggests it really brings a lasting health benefit. The study, of more than 1,100 middle-aged adults, found that those who had a hard time getting over daily stressors…

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