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How Common Are STDs? Most People Have No Clue

How Common Are STDs? Most People Have No Clue

Latest Sexual Health News By Adam Townsend on 02/25/2020 8:32 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News Even as the latest government statistics show record numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) throughout the U.S., a major health poll shows most people are oblivious. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control works to tamp down spikes in STD […]

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Pot Use Among U.S. Seniors Nearly Doubled in 3 Years

Pot Use Among U.S. Seniors Nearly Doubled in 3 Years

Latest Senior Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans may want to rethink the stereotype of the pot-loving teen: More U.S. seniors are using the drug now than ever before. The proportion of folks 65 and older who use pot stands at 4.2%, up from 2.4% in 2015, […]

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Dietitian-Led Behavioral Therapy May Help Seniors Lose Weight

Dietitian-Led Behavioral Therapy May Help Seniors Lose Weight

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Dietitian-led intensive behavioral therapy may help obese seniors lose weight, a new study suggests. Intensive behavioral therapy for obesity (IBTO) features individualized counseling sessions to help people change their eating and exercise habits, CNN reported. The East Carolina University study of nearly 2,100 obese […]

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Time Spent on the Links May Lengthen Life

Time Spent on the Links May Lengthen Life

Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Grab your golf clubs. Spending a day on the green at least once a month may lower the risk of early death among older adults, a new study finds. About 25 million Americans play golf, which is a sport that can reduce stress and […]

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Golf May Be a Recipe for Longevity

Golf May Be a Recipe for Longevity

Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a senior, playing golf regularly may do more than improve your swing: New research suggests it could reduce your risk of early death. Researchers followed nearly 5,900 adults, 65 and older, for 10 years and found that those who were regular golf […]

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High Testosterone Levels Have Different Health Impact for Men and Women

High Testosterone Levels Have Different Health Impact for Men and Women

Latest Sexual Health News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — High levels of the sex hormone testosterone may trigger different health problems in men and women, a new study reveals. In women, testosterone may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, while in men it lowers that risk. But high […]

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Caregivers Give Short Shrift to Their Own Health

Caregivers Give Short Shrift to Their Own Health

Latest Senior Health News SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than 43 million American adults care for their loved ones every year, but a new survey shows they are more likely to neglect their own health in the process. The survey found that those who regularly care for a family member or friend […]

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One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works as well as multiple doses to protect older teen girls against preinvasive cervical disease, which can develop into cervical cancer, researchers say. For the study, the researchers analyzed data on more than 133,000 females […]