Video Games May Be OK for Toddlers — If Mom or Dad Join In

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Parents, you may be able to stop feeling guilty about letting your toddlers play video games — as long as you’re playing with them. That’s the suggestion of a small study on the effects of touchscreen technology on kids’ development. The research dovetails with growing concern that toddlers…

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Human Cancer Meds Might Help Save Tasmanian Devils

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs that fight cancer in people could help treat cancers that put Tasmanian devils at risk of extinction, researchers report. They found that two transmissible cancers — devil facial tumor 1 (DFT1) and devil facial tumor 2 (DFT2) — are closely related and that molecules called receptor tyrosine…

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The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer's Research

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The way that Alzheimer’s disease is defined for research should be based on brain changes rather than symptoms. That’s what leading Alzheimer’s scientists are proposing in what could be a major policy change for investigating the brain-robbing illness. “We have to focus on biological or physical targets to…

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Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

TUESDAY, April, 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The youngest victims of America’s addiction crisis are not the teenagers tempted by tobacco, pot and pills. Rather, they are tens of thousands of toddlers and preschoolers who are accidentally poisoned when they get into the drug stash of a parent or older sibling, claims a new report…

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Who Do City Mosquitoes Bite Most?

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In cities, the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes varies according to neighborhood income — and middle-class residents may be at greatest risk. That’s the upshot of a study done in Baltimore, where researchers spent two years analyzing DNA from mosquitoes’ stomachs. They found that in low-income neighborhoods,…

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Help for When You're Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Something like this has happened to most of us: You wake up, wide awake, only to discover that it’s 3 a.m. Suddenly your mind fills with worry about how hard tomorrow will be if you don’t get more sleep. The problem is, you toss and turn and can’t…

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One Man Got a Nasty Surprise From World's Hottest Chili Pepper

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Forget what a hot chili pepper can do to your stomach: A new case report suggests that eating some of the hottest ones may give you a headache that can send you to the emergency room. A young man was taking part in a hot chili pepper eating…

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Mom's Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a new mom also smokes marijuana, does the drug turn up in her breast milk? Yes, says new research. But the exact consequences of the small amount of marijuana that makes it to a baby aren’t yet…

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Expert Tips for Taming Oily Skin

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Oily skin isn’t all bad. And there are a number of things you can do to control it, an expert says. “There are many reasons for oily skin, including stress, humidity, genetics and fluctuating hormones,” said Dr. Deirdre Hooper, a dermatologist in New Orleans. “These factors can make…

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Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy suppresses testosterone and other male hormones that drive prostate cancer growth. But suppressing those hormones leads to loss of muscle mass and strength as well as…

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FDA Puts New Restrictions on Contraceptive Implant Essure

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — To help curb complications tied to the permanent contraceptive implant Essure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday slapped new restrictions on the sale of the device. The step was taken to ensure that all women considering the device “are provided with adequate risk information so that…

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Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even one night of lost sleep may cause the brain to fill with protein chunks that have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study warns. People deprived of sleep for one night experience an immediate and significant increase in beta amyloid, a substance…

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