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  • PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The most popular PG-13 movies now depict more acts of gun violence than R-rated films, a new look at the U.S. motion picture landscape reveals. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) states that a movie rated PG-13 is open to all viewers, but parental guidance is suggested. An R rating means a movie can't be seen by minors under the age of 17 unless they are accompanied by an adult. The n...

  • Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with serious congenital heart defects can usually have successful pregnancies -- but they should work closely with their doctors before, during and after pregnancy, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA). At one time, women born with complex heart conditions were told they could never have a baby, said Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, a cardiologist and one of th...

  • Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries SATURDAY, Jan. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As children's soccer has become more popular in the United States, soccer-related injuries have also become more common, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. People can get hurt playing soccer if they collide with other players, the ground or a goalpost. Injuries can also occur while running, twisting, shooting and landing, the AAP explained. Children who are injured while playing soccer mos...

  • Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American parents don't always agree when to keep their children home sick from school, a new poll reveals. The poll included almost 1,500 parents nationwide. All had at least one child aged 6 to 18. The research found that 75 percent had kept their child home sick from school at least once in the past year. The main reasons for keeping a child home were concerns their illness would get worse or spr...

  • Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men can also suffer from postpartum depression after their baby is born. "Dads want to be part of the newborn experience, but often they feel like they're on the 'outside,' " said Dr. Yaprak Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. "Moms may not always realize they're excluding dad from caring for the baby, and they may fail to realize that he wants time with the little one, too...

  • Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from a mental illness that distorts their perception of physical defects, but doctors often don't spot the problem, new research suggests. Researchers found that plastic surgeons correctly identified the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in less than 5 percent of patients who screened positive for the disorder. According to publish...

  • Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults

    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From broken bones to frostbite, you're at extra risk for foot and ankle injuries during winter. But you can protect yourself, according to a surgeon who specializes in podiatry. "During the winter months, patients should take extra precaution to keep their feet warm and dry when navigating frigid temps, especially patients who have existing health conditions," said Dr. Greg Catalano, a Massachusetts-based foot an...

  • Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health

    Posted: 01/16/2017

    Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to have reduced short-term spatial memory. The study also reported that such kids seem to be more prone to antisocial and aggressive behavior, such as bullying. Poor children are also more li...

  • Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing

    Posted: 01/12/2017

    Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a bone cancer drug once every three months, instead of monthly, does not boost the risk of bone problems over two years, a new study finds. That could reduce side effects from the drug, known as zoledronic acid (Zometa), and increase cost savings, the researchers said. The drug is used to treat the spread of breast cancer, prostate cancer and multiple myeloma to the bone. Current guideline...

  • Plant-Based Diets Score Big for Healthy Weight Loss

    Posted: 01/12/2017

    Plant-Based Diets Score Big for Healthy Weight Loss WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've resolved to eat healthy and lose weight in 2017, a new report suggests the DASH diet may be your best bet. For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has named the plant-based eating plan as the best choice overall, followed by the Mediterranean diet, up from fourth place last year. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, but its benefits go beyond preventing high b...