Hip-Hop Loaded With Pot, Cigarette References

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hip-hop music videos are rife with use of marijuana, e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, perhaps enticing young viewers to light up, researchers say. “While there is no doubt that hip-hop artists have made many positive contributions to social change — speaking out on issues like police violence against minorities…

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Preteens' HPV Shot Won't Encourage Early Sex, Study Says

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite some parents’ fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, vagina, penis, anus and throat. Experts recommend…

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Michael's Lingering Threat: Mold

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the flooding and devastation left by Hurricane Michael, Americans faced with the clean-up are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in the path of the storm, say experts from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. “Where there’s…

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Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite a flood of news reports on the opioid crisis, many people still want the potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, a new survey suggests. The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids…

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Kids' Concussion Symptoms May Persist for a Year

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A year after a concussion, up to one-third of kids still have symptoms such as headache and irritability that may affect school performance, a new study finds. “Children with all types of injuries may show post-concussion symptoms,” said lead researcher Linda Ewing-Cobbs, a professor of pediatrics at the…

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5 Salad Killers to Skip

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A huge bowl of greens can be filling and chock full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. But what you top it with can turn it from diet delight to diet disaster. Whether you’re at home or facing a tempting all-you-can-eat salad bar at a restaurant, these tips will…

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What Kids — and Parents — Fear Most at the Doctor's Office

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician’s office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad. Half of 2- to 5-year-olds are afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new survey of 726 parents. And some kids get so…

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Diabetes Can Make Weight-Loss Harder. Here's Help

SUNDAY, Oct. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Because of the medications they take, losing weight can be difficult for people with diabetes. Diabetes medications are a major roadblock to weight loss, according to a paper from the American Association of Diabetes Educators. “Diabetes medications are vital in helping manage blood sugar, so you shouldn’t stop…

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Eczema? Ask Your Doctor About a Bleach Bath

SATURDAY, Oct. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bleach baths can ease symptoms of moderate to severe eczema and reduce the risk of skin infections, a dermatologist says. Eczema causes itchy, red, scaly skin. It’s often triggered by cold weather or allergens, and can be a chronic source of discomfort. “Bleach is antibacterial, and studies have…

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Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Obesity is widely regarded as a risk factor for asthma, but these new findings suggest the reverse is true, too, according to the researchers. The study authors analyzed data from more than 21,000 children…

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Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 colon or rectal cancer cases in the United States. They found a significant association between rates of these…

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Many Supplements Contain Unapproved, Dangerous Ingredients: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials have issued more than 700 warnings during the last decade about the sale of dietary supplements that contain unapproved and potentially dangerous drug ingredients, new research reveals. In nearly all cases (98 percent), the presence of such ingredients was not noted anywhere on supplement labeling,…

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