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  • Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea in young children may affect youngsters' attention, memory and language development, a new study suggests. The researchers added that as sleep apnea worsens, the risk of these problems also may increase. "Although evidence suggesting the presence of cognitive deficits in children with sleep apnea has been around for quite some time, the relatively small groups studied made it diffic...

  • Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age

    Posted: 05/21/2016

    Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests. Along with your nose, you can detect aromas through your mouth when you chew your food, which releases certain types of molecules, researchers explained. The study included 102 healthy nonsmokers, aged 18 to 72, who ate various foods and were asked to rate how intensely they detected two tastes (sweet and salty) and...

  • Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign

    Posted: 05/15/2016

    Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to reduce tobacco use by young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an LGBT stop-smoking campaign. "We know LGBT young adults in this country are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as other young adults," said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. "We want LGBT young adults to know that there is no safe amount ...

  • Your Healthy Skin Germs Stay Put, Despite Cleaning

    Posted: 05/12/2016

    Your Healthy Skin Germs Stay Put, Despite Cleaning THURSDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some things never change, and your personal collection of skin bacteria may be one of them -- despite the use of sanitizers and antibacterial wipes. Human skin encounters countless germs every day, and researchers expected to find that the colonies of bacteria, viruses and fungi in skin fluctuated over time. Instead, they found the germs stay fairly constant. However, skin hosts micro-environments, which can eit...

  • Young Gay, Bisexual Men May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide, Study Finds

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Young Gay, Bisexual Men May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide, Study Finds TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay and bisexual men may be much more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves than their older counterparts, and blacks are at greater risk than whites, British researchers report. "We know minority groups are at higher risk of poor mental health than the heterosexual majority, however the mental health differences within sexual minorities is unclear," said study author Ford Hick...

  • Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

    Posted: 04/19/2016

    Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Where they live and how much they earn significantly affects the average American's longevity, a new study suggests. Income may even be a more important factor than geography, the researchers said. "We find very large differences across areas [of the United States] for the poor but very small differences across areas for the rich," said study lead author Raj Chetty. In other words, "where you live matters much m...

  • Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes

    Posted: 03/29/2016

    Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 percent of young, low-income transgender women with a history of unsafe sexual behavior struggle with at least one serious mental health issue and/or substance abuse problem, a small study suggests. Nearly 20 percent have two or more serious mental health diagnoses, the investigators said. The findings concern both teens and young adults who identify as women but were born male. The study also fou...

  • Young Athletes Pressured by Parents May Resort to 'Doping'

    Posted: 03/07/2016

    Young Athletes Pressured by Parents May Resort to 'Doping' MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young male athletes under parental pressure to succeed are more likely to use banned substances to boost their sports performance, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Kent in England asked 129 young male athletes, average age 17, about their attitudes on "doping" -- the use of prohibited drugs, such as steroids, hormones or stimulants, to boost athletic ability. These substances, sometime...

  • Younger Female Heart Patients More Likely to Need Follow-Up Care

    Posted: 03/02/2016

    Younger Female Heart Patients More Likely to Need Follow-Up Care TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women under 50 who've been treated once for heart disease seem to fare worse than similarly treated men, a new report shows. Younger women who'd already had a procedure known as angioplasty to open their heart arteries were significantly more likely to need additional procedures to keep those arteries open and functioning well than men were, the study said. Angioplasty is a procedure in which a ti...

  • Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study

    Posted: 02/22/2016

    Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- College students whose friends text while driving are more likely to engage in this risky behavior as well, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, in College Park, questioned 861 college students about their use of instant messaging while they were driving. More than 50 percent admitted to texting while driving at least once in the past month, t...