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  • Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses SUNDAY, April 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses form due to friction or pressure on the skin, and there are a number of ways to treat these often unsightly areas, an expert says. "Calluses can develop anywhere on the body where there is repeated friction, such as a guitar player's fingertips or a mechanic's palms," said Dr. Nada Elbuluk, assistant professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. "Corns typically devel...

  • E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds. Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a "gateway" product to addictive cigarette smoking. "Since electronic nicotine devices have the potential to cause harm, result in nicotine addiction and lead to use of traditional cigarettes, advertisement of these dev...

  • Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers given higher levels of emotional support from moms, dads or other caregivers tend to have better emotional health during their childhood and teen years, a new study suggests. The researchers saw increased growth in a brain region known as the hippocampus in children who were highly supported at preschool age. The hippocampus is involved in emotion, learning and memory formation. Reduction...

  • E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to give electronic cigarettes a try if they attend schools where use of the devices is common, a new study suggests. The researchers found that differences in e-cigarette use between schools increased over time. This finding suggests that certain schools play a larger role in increasing teen use of e-cigarettes than other schools do. The researchers believe that there's something in the culture of those sc...

  • Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports. A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted diet for two years lost nearly 17 pounds on average and enjoyed significant quality-of-life improvement, said lead author Corby Martin. He is director for behavioral sciences and epide...

  • Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Small children riding in taxis often aren't in a car safety seat, putting them at risk for injury and death in an accident, U.S. researchers warn. All 50 states require young children to be in car safety seats when traveling in a motor vehicle. But, many municipalities exempt taxis from this safety rule, the researchers said. Study senior investigator Dr. Ruth Milanaik is with Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde P...

  • Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating disorders may be more prevalent at schools where a greater portion of the student body is female, a new study suggests. British and Swedish researchers analyzed data from Sweden, and also found the risk increased when more of the students' parents had a university education. "Eating disorders have an enormous effect on the lives of young people who suffer from them -- it is important...

  • Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds

    Posted: 04/24/2016

    Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a "wait-and-watch" approach, according to new research. Experts have debated whether to treat early DCIS or simply monitor it to see if it progresses. The new study suggests excision of DCIS -- cancer confined to the milk ducts in the breast -- is best in nearly all cases. "Regardless of [tumor] grade...

  • Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

    Posted: 04/19/2016

    Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people believe smoking from a hookah is safe because smoke passes through water before being inhaled. But, a new study found that hookah smoking may actually be more dangerous than cigarettes. The study found that young adults who are considered light hookah users have noticeable changes in the cells lining their airways. "With hookah, smoking a bowl is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes," said s...

  • ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study

    Posted: 04/18/2016

    ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening of emergency room patients for suicide risk might be an effective way to prevent it, a new study suggests. Nurses at eight ERs were trained to screen patients for three suicide risk factors: depression, suicidal thoughts and previous suicide attempts. Over five years, suicide screenings rose from 26 percent to 84 percent, and detection of patients at risk of suicide increased from nearly 3 percen...