1 in 3 High School E-Cig Users Vape Pot: Survey

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes are fast becoming a clever way for American teens to use pot, with a new survey showing that nearly a third of high school e-cig users have vaped marijuana. The survey involved nearly 20,700 middle and high school students from both public and private institutions. The goal…

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Which of the 4 New 'Personality Types' Are You?

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Modern psychology largely rejects the notion that people can be pigeonholed into personality types. But that assumption is being challenged by a major new study, which discovered at least four distinct personality types into which people tend to cluster. Researchers discovered these clusters by running the results of…

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AHA: Coming Soon, Computers That Will Read Your Heart Tests

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Tapping into the technology behind facial recognition programs and self-driving cars, researchers in a new study have taught computers key elements of assessing echocardiograms. The advance might simplify an otherwise extensive process now done by humans. Researchers created algorithms to recognize images and potential heart problems that…

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Drug Users Trying to Stay Ahead of Deadly Fentanyl

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As deadly fentanyl is increasingly mixed into heroin and other street drugs, some drug abusers are getting smart, a new study finds. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, has triggered a sharp increase in overdose deaths over the past few years. The drug is to blame for 44 percent…

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Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is America’s love affair with meat starting to lose its luster? A new survey finds that many Americans are cutting back on the amount of red and processed meat they eat — and even some poultry and fish — because they’re worried about their health or their finances.…

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After Florence Comes the Cleanup: Stay Safe

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — True to its storm-of-the-century hype, Hurricane Florence pounded the Carolinas with historic rainfall and catastrophic flooding — and continuing danger looms in its wake. Infection and injury are the big threats as cleanup begins, and experts say it’s important to be smart as you tackle the dirty work.…

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Air Pollutants Reach Placenta, Might Harm Fetus: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women, possibly harming the health of unborn babies. Tiny carbon particles released by the burning of fossil fuels enter a woman’s bloodstream when she breathes polluted air, said a research team at Queen Mary University…

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Slaying the Couch-Potato Mindset

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list. Here’s how to hurdle the obstacles standing between you and getting in shape. “I’m too tired to exercise.” Being too tired to work out is…

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Scent of a Woman: Fertile Females Smell Better to Men

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman. Researchers in Switzerland determined that women who are the “fittest” for reproduction have a distinctive scent that makes them particularly appealing to men. “Women with high estrogen and low progesterone…

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Infant Walkers Still Injuring Thousands of Babies

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite decades of warnings about the hazards of baby walkers, thousands of toddlers still end up in hospital emergency rooms with walker-related injuries, new research shows. The study reported that more than 230,000 children younger than 15 months old were treated in emergency rooms between 1990 and 2014.…

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Is Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Really Worth It for Seniors?

SUNDAY, Sept. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older. Aspirin has long been recommended for middle-aged folks with a history of heart disease, to prevent future heart attacks or strokes.…

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Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge

SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how people at high risk for the disease can detect it early. According to the American Cancer Society, 54,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018.…

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