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Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds

Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many city-dwelling teens with asthma, their chronic lung disease may go undiagnosed and untreated, a new study finds. According to a survey of more than 33,000 New York City high school students, 20 percent reported having asthma-like symptoms, but were not diagnosed with the […]

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Diabetes and erectile dysfunction may be genetically linked

Diabetes and erectile dysfunction may be genetically linked

New research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, suggests that a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes may be a cause of erectile dysfunction. New research finds evidence that erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes are genetically linked. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 30 million adults in the United States. There are several […]

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Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?

Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?

Millions of people live with high blood pressure, which can place them at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. For this condition, doctors typically prescribe blood-lowering drugs, but could exercise help just as well? A new study suggests that exercise can be just as effective as drugs when it comes to keeping blood pressure under control. […]

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Keep Your Skin Glowing With Good Health in 2019

Keep Your Skin Glowing With Good Health in 2019

Latest Skin News MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — One of your New Year’s resolutions should be to be good to your skin, and dermatologists have 10 ways to help. “All the stresses and excesses of the holidays can leave your skin in bad shape, which makes you feel low, too,” said Dr. Megan […]

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Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re pregnant you already know the importance of eating a healthful diet and taking prenatal vitamins, including folic acid and possibly B12 and iron supplements. What not to do isn’t always clear, however. There’s no doubt about the hazards of […]

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People With Movement Disorders May Become Immune to Botox Therapy

People With Movement Disorders May Become Immune to Botox Therapy

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some people who receive botulinum toxin injections for disorders that cause muscle tightness and contractions develop resistance to the treatment, researchers say. The new study included nearly 600 patients with dystonia or spasticity who had been receiving botulinum toxin type A (commonly known as “Botox“) […]

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Dial Down the Stress

Dial Down the Stress

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stress and uncertainty plague many Americans, but there are a number of steps you can take to cope, a psychiatrist suggests. “In this day and age of ‘digital’ perfection, the stress of daily living can take a toll on our health, causing anxiety and […]

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Foods That Can Lead to Obesity in Kids

Foods That Can Lead to Obesity in Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to so-called good foods and bad foods, it’s pretty easy to separate a green salad from a piece of pie. But some healthy foods can become less beneficial for you simply because of the way you cook […]