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  • Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Tidying up that vacant lot in your community may help curb crime in the area, researchers say. In a new study, Michigan State University researchers compared crime statistics from 2005 through 2014 in Flint, Mich., with data from a greening program -- called the Clean and Green program -- in which thousands of abandoned lots were regularly mowed and maintained. "Generally speaking, I found that greening was mo...

  • Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms? SATURDAY, April 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-milk analysis may someday offer an alternative to mammograms for women in their childbearing years, new research suggests. Because mammography isn't well-suited to the dense breasts of younger women, scientists have begun looking for other viable breast-cancer screening tools. In a preliminary study, researchers report promising results with a new technique: evaluating breast milk for signs of cancer. "We hav...

  • Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A nutrient in meat and eggs may conspire with gut bacteria to make the blood more prone to clotting, a small study suggests. The nutrient is called choline. Researchers found that when they gave 18 healthy volunteers choline supplements, it boosted their production of a chemical called TMAO. That, in turn, increased their blood cells' tendency to clot. But the researchers also found that aspirin might reduce tha...

  • Counting Your Way to Weight Loss

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Counting Your Way to Weight Loss MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The concept of counting calories to lose weight is based on a pound of fat being equal to 3,500 calories, so that cutting 500 calories a day means you should lose about one pound a week. That's not always true, however. Many diets limit daily calories to 1,200, but this may not be the magic number for everyone. It could be too low for a very active man or too high for a sedentary woman to net a pound-a-week loss. To determine th...

  • Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients? WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cooling the face of an accident victim who has lost a lot of blood may help prevent a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, according to preliminary research. The researchers said first responders could apply an ice bag to the face of trauma victims to help ensure that their heart, brain and other vital organs continue to receive adequate oxygen. Sudden drop in blood pressure -- known as card...

  • Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children given an organ transplant have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer -- in some cases up to 200 times higher -- than the general population, a new study finds. But the individual risk of any one child getting cancer still remains very small, the study authors stressed. Overall, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) study found that the risk for cancer among children who received...

  • Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found differences in the gut bacteria of people with chronic fatigue syndrome versus their healthy peers. The finding is among the first to link abnormalities in the makeup of gut bacteria -- the "microbiome" -- and chronic fatigue, a mysterious and debilitating malady. Whether these differences are merely a sign of chronic fatigue syndrome or an underlying cause isn't clear, said s...

  • Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk? THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When a woman chooses to stop smoking during her pregnancy, the potential effects to her baby are probably on her mind. But a new British study hints that smoking in pregnancy could even affect the health of a woman's grandchildren -- specifically, their risk for autism. "We already know that protecting a baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things a woman can do to give her child a healthy star...

  • Crossroads for Obamacare

    Posted: 04/29/2017

    Crossroads for Obamacare THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, is still the law of the land. But its fate may be sealed by Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration in the coming days, weeks and months, health policy analysts say. In March, Republican leaders brought a repeal-and-replacement bill to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ultimately, the measure failed to garner sufficient support across GOP factions and was a...

  • College Now the Place to Try Pot: Study

    Posted: 04/27/2017

    College Now the Place to Try Pot: Study THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There may be new meaning to the term "higher" education: College has become a major setting for first-time pot use, new research contends. Undergrads are experimenting with marijuana in record numbers. And those who never tried pot are 51 percent more likely to experiment with the drug while on campus than those who don't go to college, said study author Richard Miech. He's a research professor with the University of Mi...