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Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Local health officials in Texas have confirmed a case of Zika virus infection that was transmitted by sex, and not by the bite of a mosquit...
Text Messages May Prompt People to Take Their Meds
Text Messages May Prompt People to Take Their Meds TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) - When patients with chronic diseases get text reminders from their doctor's office to take their medicines, it doubles the chances they will take those drugs as...
Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital
Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your stool-based colon cancer test should come back positive, just how long it takes for you to get follow-up care may depend on you...
Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain
Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests. "We know that poor sleep...
Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades
Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the ligh...
Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study
Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Do you worry that forgetting names, or where you put your keys, might be a sign of impending dementia? If you're like most older Americans, you don'...
Too Much Social Media Could Mess Up Your Sleep, Study Finds
Too Much Social Media Could Mess Up Your Sleep, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who spend too much time on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may pay the price in poor sleep, new research suggests. "This is one of th...
Too Sedentary? There's an App for That
Too Sedentary? There's an App for That WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphone reminders about getting up and moving around may help boost people's physical activity levels and reduce their risk of cancer, a pilot study suggests. Inact...
Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too
Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to switch to real cigarettes within a year, a new study suggests. In fact, the researchers found that teen...
Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study
Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New survey results suggest that teenagers who go to tanning salons are more likely to smoke, drink and use illegal drugs and steroi...