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  • Sunscreen 101

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Sunscreen 101 TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people make mistakes when using sunscreen that could increase their risk of skin cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers set up free sunscreen dispensers at the Minnesota State Fair and watched as nearly 2,200 people used them. The researchers found that only 33 percent of people applied sunscreen to all exposed skin. Only 38 percent were wearing sun-protective clothing, hats or sunglasses. Also, use of the free sunscreen dispensers fell sha...

  • Smiling Adds Years, But Not in a Good Way, Study Finds

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Smiling Adds Years, But Not in a Good Way, Study Finds TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to look younger? Don't crack a smile, a new study suggests. Participants were shown pictures of people with smiling, neutral and surprised expressions. Compared to those wearing a poker face, the smiling people were judged two years older. Those with a surprised look were rated younger. The explanation is quite simple: Smiling people look older because a grin forms wrinkles around the eyes, while a surp...

  • Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lead tests made by Magellan Diagnostics may yield inaccurate results for some children and adults, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday. Parents of children younger than 6 years old, pregnant women and nursing mothers who have been tested for lead exposure using these tests should consult a health care provider about whether they should be retested, the officials said. Data indicate that when all four of Magellan's lea...

  • Suicide by Insulin?

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Suicide by Insulin? THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin typically saves the lives of those with diabetes, but it can also be a way for some people to kill themselves, a new review warns. People with the blood sugar disease tend to suffer higher rates of depression, the researchers explained. And suicide or suicide attempts using insulin or other diabetes medications that lower blood sugar levels may not always be an easy-to-spot attempt at self-harm, they added. "Some suicides with insuli...

  • Study Refutes Viagra-Melanoma Link

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Study Refutes Viagra-Melanoma Link FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some good news for sexually active older men: Viagra and related erectile dysfunction drugs do not increase the risk of deadly melanoma skin cancer, researchers report. "Physicians should still screen for melanoma risk, but they do not need to add the use of Viagra and similar drugs to the list of screening criteria specifically," said study leader Dr. Stacy Loeb. Loeb is a urologist and assistant professor at NYU Langone Medica...

  • Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old'

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old' MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Senior citizens with no history of heart problems appear to gain no health benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a new study suggests. People 65 and older treated with pravastatin (Pravachol) as part of a major clinical trial had about the same risk of death as people in a placebo group, according to the results. They also appeared to suffer strokes and heart attacks at about the same rate. "Our...

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be with sleep apnea may have a higher risk of pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and admission to the ICU than those without the sleep disorder, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million U.S. women found sleep apnea linked to significantly higher odds for problems such as heart failure, hysterectomy, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. The findings may come as a surprise even t...

  • Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction

    Posted: 05/21/2017

    Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who prefer pornography to real-world sexual encounters might find themselves caught in a trap, unable to perform sexually with other people when the opportunity presents itself, a new study reports. Porn-addicted men are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction and are less likely to be satisfied with sexual intercourse, according to survey findings presented Friday at the American Urological As...

  • Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life

    Posted: 05/21/2017

    Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Male shift workers listen up: Two new studies link sleep disorders common in these men to urinary problems and erectile dysfunction. And a third report links the repercussions of shift work to lower-quality semen, which could make it harder for men to father children. The research doesn't prove that shift work and its accompanying sleep issues cause these problems. However, "men who work shifts, particularly night shi...

  • Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span

    Posted: 05/21/2017

    Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with brain diseases such as Parkinson's and dementia with Lewy bodies die about two years earlier compared with people who don't have these conditions, a new study suggests. The report provides new clues about the survival of patients with degenerative brain diseases, researchers at the Mayo Clinic said. "Our results may be helpful to guide clinicians counseling patients and caregivers," Dr. Rodolfo Savica and...