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Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Still Too Many Unwanted Pregnancies

Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Still Too Many Unwanted Pregnancies

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds. Teens who didn’t use birth control during their first month of sexual activity faced nearly a fourfold […]

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Want to Live Longer? Just Sit a Bit Less Each Day

Want to Live Longer? Just Sit a Bit Less Each Day

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Take a stand for a longer life. Researchers say even a few extra minutes off the sofa each day can add years to your life span. “If you have a job or lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting, you can lower your risk […]

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FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods

FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods

Routine inspections of riskier foods will resume as early as Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There was a brief halt in inspections of foods such as produce, infant formula and cheeses due to the partial government shutdown, the Associated Press reported. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The FDA is bringing back about […]

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Calling All Blood Donors

Calling All Blood Donors

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The holidays, winter weather and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said Monday it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed over Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those […]

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1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline

1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are living with drug addiction, but a free, national hotline that offers help is underused because most don’t know about it, new research finds. After the popular singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized in July, researchers found […]

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More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen Brain

More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen Brain

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoking just a couple of joints may cause significant changes in a teenager’s brain structure, a new study has found. Brain scans show that some adolescents who’ve tried marijuana just a couple of times exhibit significant increases in the volume […]

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Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids: Study

Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly all TV food ads aimed at Hispanic and black children in the United States are for unhealthy products, a new report claims. In 2017, black teens saw more than twice as many ads for unhealthy food products as white teens, researchers found. “Food […]

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Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

(HealthDay News) — An “innocent” heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ’s chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says. Latest Healthy Kids News The condition is common among children, and it may disappear and reappear when they are excited or scared, the […]