Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Language Delays — in One Sex

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Toddlers whose mothers used acetaminophen — best known as Tylenol — early in pregnancy may have a heightened risk of language delays, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when moms-to-be used the painkiller during the first trimester, their daughters were more likely to have language delays at…

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Hormone Therapy May Ease Depression Linked to Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A year of hormone therapy cut the risk of depression symptoms in women going through menopause and early postmenopause, new research shows. “Thirty-two percent of women randomized to treatment with a placebo experienced clinically significant depressive symptoms. But for women randomized to hormone therapy, the risk was cut…

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Dissatisfaction With Breasts May Mean Fewer Self-Checks for Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts — whether too big or too small — may be less likely to perform self-exams to check for signs of breast cancer, new research suggests. These women are also more likely to put off seeing a doctor if…

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Is Surgery Riskier for Black Children?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Black children are more than twice as likely as white kids to die from surgery complications in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers found that black kids more often had risk factors that raised their odds of dying within 30 days of surgery. They were more…

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Is Surgery Riskier for Black Children?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Black children are more than twice as likely as white kids to die from surgery complications in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers found that black kids more often had risk factors that raised their odds of dying within 30 days of surgery. They were more…

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Smarter, Slimmer Alcoholic Drinks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Wine and spirits are tallied in the “empty calories” column because they lack any nutritional benefits. Add cream or soda to make a mixed drink and you can more than double the caloric damage. So how can you enjoy a cocktail without wrecking your diet? Here are some…

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Smarter, Slimmer Alcoholic Drinks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Wine and spirits are tallied in the “empty calories” column because they lack any nutritional benefits. Add cream or soda to make a mixed drink and you can more than double the caloric damage. So how can you enjoy a cocktail without wrecking your diet? Here are some…

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Many Lung Cancer Patients Aren't Getting Best Treatment: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy and radiation are the standard of care for small-cell lung cancer that hasn’t spread to other parts of the body. But many patients don’t receive these treatments, a new study indicates. This less-than-optimal care is reducing survival rates, according to researchers from the University of Texas MD…

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Many Lung Cancer Patients Aren't Getting Best Treatment: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy and radiation are the standard of care for small-cell lung cancer that hasn’t spread to other parts of the body. But many patients don’t receive these treatments, a new study indicates. This less-than-optimal care is reducing survival rates, according to researchers from the University of Texas MD…

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Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests. In just four months, vitamin D supplements reduced arterial stiffness in a group of 70 young black men and women, according to…

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Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests. In just four months, vitamin D supplements reduced arterial stiffness in a group of 70 young black men and women, according to…

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Ozone Hole Smaller Thanks to Decades-Old Chemical Ban: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — NASA scientists say they have satellite evidence that the international ban on chlorine-containing chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has helped heal the massive hole that was chewed in the Earth’s protective ozone layer. There now is roughly 20 percent less ozone depletion during the Antarctic winter than in 2005,…

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