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  • Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes, being too invested in just one sport may not be the best idea, new research shows. The study found that teen girls who focus only on one sport -- in this case, soccer -- tended to have more stress and poorer sleep than girls who also played other sports. The study couldn't definitively "answer whether sport specialization itself interferes with a youth athlete's sleep and well-being," said study lead...

  • Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. "Fracture in older adults with type 2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the aging of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes," said study author Dr. Elizabeth Samelson. Samelson and her colleagues used special medical scans to assess more than 1,000 peop...

  • For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Active middle-aged men are likely to stay active into old age, a new study finds. The research included nearly 3,500 British men, aged 40 to 59 at the start of the study. The researchers followed the men's health for 20 years. Those who were physically active in mid-life were nearly three times more likely to be active at the end of the study period. Men who played sports in mid-life were more likely to be active in ...

  • Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people may safely donate blood as often as every eight weeks -- but that may not be a healthy choice for all, a new study suggests. The study was done in the United Kingdom, where experts recommend that blood donors wait 12 to 16 weeks before giving again. That's in contrast to the United States, where blood donations are already allowed at eight-week intervals. The study -- a large clinical trial invol...

  • Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- First Texas, now Florida. For the second time in less than a month, residents of the second and third most populous states, respectively, are confronting the enormous task of recovering from devastating hurricanes that exacted huge health and financial tolls. Florida is just beginning the process of assessing and recovering from the damage done by Hurricane Irma. And many parts of Houston and southeastern Texas are still dryi...

  • For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key

    Posted: 09/20/2017

    For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Living near a park can help reduce asthma symptoms among children who live in cities, researchers say. The new study included 196 inner-city children in Baltimore, aged 3 to 12 years, with persistent asthma. Some lived close to a park or other green space, while others were more than 0.6 miles away from one. The farther the children lived from a park, the more asthma symptoms they had over a two-week period, t...

  • Football Fans Still Loyal Despite Concerns About Players' Brains

    Posted: 09/20/2017

    Football Fans Still Loyal Despite Concerns About Players' Brains SUNDAY, Sept. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Football remains America's favorite professional sport, even though a majority of fans admit they're concerned about brain injuries to players, according to a new survey. Among 1,000 Americans questioned, 77 percent of those who follow pro football believe head injuries for players pose a major problem for the sport. Fifteen percent said it is a minor problem, while 6 percent don't consider it a p...

  • Food Allergies Can Hit Your Four-Legged Friends, Too

    Posted: 09/13/2017

    Food Allergies Can Hit Your Four-Legged Friends, Too FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fido and Fluffy can suffer from food allergies just like people, a new report says. But the allergic reactions of cats, dogs and horses mostly affect the skin, followed by the gastrointestinal tract, according to a new position paper from the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. "Not only humans but basically all mammals are susceptible to developing allergies, as their immune system is capable...

  • Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

    Posted: 09/08/2016

    Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Federal funds to combat the Zika virus are nearly exhausted and there will be no money to fight a new outbreak unless Congress approves more funding, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The CDC had spent as of Friday $194 million of the $222 million it was given to fight the virus, said agency director Dr. Thomas Frieden, The New York Times reported. While harmless to most peo...

  • FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Posted: 09/08/2016

    FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new biological drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) is a "biosimilar" to Enbrel (etanercept), which was approved by the FDA in 1998. A biosimilar is a biological product approved on findings that it is highly similar to an already-approved biological product and has no clinicall...