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  • E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    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 in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    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...

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

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    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...

  • Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2 TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms. Babies 6 months and younger whose mothers had a flu vaccine during pregnancy were 70 percent less likely to have lab-confirmed flu than babies born to mothers who didn't have the immunization while pregnant. In addition, the babies born to mothers immunized during pregnancy had an 80 percent reduction in flu-related...

  • Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About one-fifth of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of being declared free of the virus, a new study finds. Many survivors develop uveitis, a general term describing illnesses that trigger swelling and can destroy optical tissues, the researchers said. "Uveitis patients developed ocular symptoms a median of three weeks after discharge from Ebola treatment centers" in Sierra L...

  • Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have emergency surgery in poor nations may be much likelier to die than patients in wealthy countries, a new study finds. British researchers analyzed data on more than 10,000 people who had emergency abdominal surgery in 58 countries. They found death rates in the 30 days after surgery were three times higher in low-income countries than in high-income countries. This disparity remained even after t...

  • Exercise Is Good for You, Even in Polluted Cities: Study

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Exercise Is Good for You, Even in Polluted Cities: Study THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even in cities with badly polluted air, the health benefits of walking or bicycling outweigh the risks of breathing dirty air, a new study contends. Researchers used computer simulations to compare the risks and benefits of walking or cycling in a range of air pollution levels. In most cities worldwide, the risks from air pollution do not cancel out the positive effects of cycling and walking, the study fo...

  • Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

    Posted: 05/04/2016

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

    Posted: 05/03/2016

    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...

  • 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...