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1 in 7 suffer from sleep 'drunkenness'

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Have you ever answered the phone in the morning to discover it was actually your alarm clock going off, or had a conversation in the middle of the night and woken up the next day with no recollection of it? A new study suggests you are not alone. Researchers found many of us have had […]

Childhood mental health disabilities on the rise

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Over the past half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the United States has been on the rise, possibly due to an increased awareness about these issues. Now a study published in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics suggests the nature of those newly diagnosed disabilities is changing. The report, “Changing Trends of Childhood […]

New at-home test may detect colon cancer

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard, it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. The test, which is ordered through a doctor's office, can be done […]

Hand sanitizer doesn't help in schools

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

School children get low marks when it comes to spreading germs, often sharing bugs with their classmates. So scientists wondered if putting hand sanitizers into elementary school classrooms would lead to fewer absences. The study Researchers in New Zealand set out to discover if using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, in addition to regular hand washing, would […]

Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease – whether you plod along or go at race speed. Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages of […]

Acetaminophen may not relieve back pain

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Doctors often suggest taking acetaminophen for low back pain relief. But according to a new study, the popular painkiller isn’t any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside. A study published Thursday in The Lancet found patients who took acetaminophen for low back pain had the same recovery time […]

Genetics play a bigger role than environmental causes for autism

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Genetics plays more of a role in the development of autism than environmental causes, according to new research published Sunday in Nature Genetics. The study found that 52% of autism risk comes from common genes, while only 2.6% are attributed to spontaneous mutations caused by, among other things, environmental factors. “These genetic variations are common […]

Babies want to speak as early as 7 months

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Babies usually start speaking by their first birthday. But new research suggests talking to your baby stimulates his brain well before she utters those first words. For the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National...Show More Summary

Child medication measurements confuse parents

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons? Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors. The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is […]

What your next gyno exam may not include

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

For doctors, pelvic examinations are a routine way to screen for abnormalities. But for many women, the procedure is uncomfortable and embarrassing. Thanks to a new clinical practice guideline by The American College of Physicians, your next annual check-up might be less... Show More Summary

Study: 1/3 of knee replacements are questionable

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Whether to replace aging knees can be a tough decision. More than 650,000 Americans underwent total knee replacement surgery last year, but a new paper from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University suggests that a third of those were not “appropriate,” based on standard medical criteria. The study authors analyzed 175 cases, looking at imaging tests […]

Have you had the 'sext' talk with your kids?

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

It’s called sexting, the act of sending and/or receiving sexually explicit text or photo messages via your mobile phone. And one in five middle school-aged students are doing it, according to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics. Among the 1,285 Los Angeles students aged 10 to 15 surveyed for the study, 20% […]

How reliable is the drug info you find online?

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

When people want to learn more about a new drug warning, they turn to the internet - that’s no surprise. But is the information they find there accurate and up-to-date? Not always, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week. “Despite debates over its credibility, Wikipedia is reportedly the most […]

Do I need a 3-D mammogram?

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Digital breast tomosynthesis, better known as 3-D mammography, can find more invasive, and in some cases more dangerous, cancers than a traditional digital mammogram, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week concludes. But do you need one? Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011 as a […]

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy may increase autism risk

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Scientists have long hypothesized that chemicals found in our environment play a role in causing autism. Research published this week in Environmental Health Perspectives supports that theory, finding children whose mothers are exposed to agricultural pesticides during pregnancy may be at increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, or ASD. Show More Summary

Depression a 'powerful' risk factor for heart disease in young women

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Young women are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die of heart disease if they suffer from depression, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 3,237 patients with suspected or established heart disease who were undergoing coronary angiography – a medical procedure used to diagnose narrowing in the arteries that supply blood […]

Sitting too long may increase your cancer risk

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

If you’re spending a lot of time sitting every day, either in front of the TV or at work, you may be at higher risk for developing certain types of cancer, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study found an additional two hours a day of sedentary behavior was […]

Moles may predict breast cancer risk

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

Skin moles may indicate a woman's risk for breast cancer, according to two studies coming out this week in the journal PLOS Medicine. More moles could mean a slightly higher risk, particularly in middle-aged women, researchers say. Scientists stress that this does not mean people with moles should panic.  The studies do not say if you have […]

Teaming up with Google to find autism cause

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

The cause of autism is still unknown, but researchers hope harnessing the power of Google will help them solve this neurodevelopmental puzzle. The research and advocacy group Autism Speaks announced Tuesday they are collaborating with the Google Cloud Platform to build the largest autism genome database to date. The collaboration, known as The Autism Speaks Ten […]

1 in 4 Americans living with diabetes don't know

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

The number of Americans with diabetes continues to rise – there are now more than 29 million adults living with the disease, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. That’s 3 million more than the last time the CDC released diabetes statistics in 2011. The CDC estimates that […]

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