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Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study
Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before t...
Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana
Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. However, the group's update...
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study ...
Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extensive exposure to common chemicals appears to be linked to an earlier start of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that m...
Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds
Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On the days your kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found. On any given day in the United Sta...
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new ...
Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret
Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new lab study might help explain why pancreatic cancer is so deadly. "Patients with the earliest stage of pancreatic cancer have a survival rate of only 30 percent....
Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens
Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep raises teens' risk of alcohol and drug problems, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,500 American teens that was c...
Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia
Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new stu...
PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes
PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with post-traumatic stress disorder seem more likely than others to develop type 2 diabetes, with severe PTSD almost doubling the risk, a new study suggests. Th...