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Fussy infants and toddlers watch more TV

8 months agoHealth : The Chart

Does your baby have difficulty calm him or herself? Falling and staying asleep? It can be stressful, especially for new parents. But once again, researchers are recommending that parents avoid plopping them down in front of the television. According to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, fussy babies and toddlers tend to watch […]

Flu drugs may not be worth stockpiling

9 months agoHealth : The Chart

Tamiflu, commonly used to reduce flu symptoms, may not work as well as the federal government believed when it spent more than $1.3 billion stockpiling it. The Cochrane Collaboration, a nonprofit network of health practitioners, researchers...Show More Summary

Severe obesity in kids on the rise

9 months agoHealth : The Chart

The decline of childhood obesity rates seen in a couple of recent studies may be nothing more than an illusion, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. The researchers looked at data from more than 26,000 children age 2 to 19 in the United States who participated in the National Health and […]

Running more may not help you live longer

9 months agoHealth : The Chart

No, this isn't an excuse to put down your running shoes. Unless, of course, you're already running more than 20 miles a week. Research presented this week at the annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in Washington shows runners who average more than 20 miles a week don't live as long as those who […]

Study: Eat 7 servings of fruit, veggies daily

9 months agoHealth : The Chart

You know the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Turns out eating one apple isn't enough. A new study suggests people who eat up to seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day can cut their risk of death by 42% - and that vegetables may be more important than fruit to […]

Marriage is good for your heart and other new research

9 months agoHealth : The Chart

More than 13,000 cardiovascular experts met in Washington over the past few days for the Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, where more than 2,000 studies are being presented so doctors and researchers can learn about the latest research in diagnosing, treating and preventing heart disease. Show More Summary

Study: Stress may reduce fertility

9 months agoHealth : The Chart

If you're trying to get pregnant, relax and try to keep your stress down.  That sounds like good advice, which your doctor has probably given you, but there has been very little science to back it up - until now. Researchers, publishing in the journal Human Reproduction, say they have put out the first prospective study […]

Medical marijuana may ease some MS symptoms

9 months agoHealth : The Chart

Medical marijuana might be the most effective complementary or alternative medicine to provide relief of symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released Monday. Show More Summary

Colon cancer rates down since 1980s

9 months agoHealth : The Chart

Colon cancer, which was once the most common cause of cancer death in America, has been on a steady decline for decades, according to a new study in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. In 1985, there were an estimated 66.3 cases of colon cancer for every 100,000 adults in the United States. By 2010 […]

Blood pressure in gray area? You're still facing stroke risk

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Nearly one-third of Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it’s not under control, it can lead to heart damage, stroke and even death. Now new research suggests anyone with blood pressure even slightly higher than the optimal 120/80 may be more likely to have a stroke […]

Grown-ups: Put down the smartphones at mealtime

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

You’ve seen it before: Parents using cell phones while their children vie for their attention. Now a new study suggests these behaviors can be seen often at mealtime - an important time for child-caregiver interactions. In the new study, published Monday in Pediatrics, researchers not only observed these behaviors, but extensively recorded and described aspects […]

Test may some day predict 5-year risk of death

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Will you be alive five years from now? New research suggests it might be possible to predict if you’ll die from a medical condition in the next half-decade. How, you ask? With a simple blood test. According to a recent study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, if your blood registers high levels of four “biomarkers,” biological molecules […]

CDC: Hospitals contributing to rise of superbugs

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Health officials have long been warning us about the overuse of antibiotics and the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs." Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shining a light on how hospitals are contributing to the problem. "Prescribing [antibiotics] varies widely among hospitals," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, an infectious disease expert, said in […]

Middle-aged? Put down the meat

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long - the same study showed those over 65 need more protein to reduce their mortality risk. Background Insulin-like growth […]

Schoolchildren are eating more fruits, veggies

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Are schoolchildren actually eating more fruits and vegetables under the new school lunch program? Apparently they are, according to a new study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Children returning to school...Show More Summary

Angry outbursts may raise heart attack, stroke risk

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Getting really angry might be more dangerous than you think. A new study found people who experienced severe anger outbursts were more at risk for cardiovascular events in the two hours following the outbursts compared to those who remained calm. "The relative risk was similar for people who had known pre-existing heart disease and those […]

Five studies you may have missed

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other. Your nurse needs a break. I wouldn’t complain if […]

Study: Children of older fathers at much higher risk of psychiatric disorders

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Do men have a biological clock of sorts? A large new study suggests they may. Compared to younger fathers, older fathers' children were found to be significantly more at risk for a host of psychiatric disorders, according to the study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. For example, the children of fathers ages 45 […]

MERS coronavirus in 74% of Saudi Arabian camels

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

Scientists are making strides in unraveling the mystery of the MERS coronavirus, which so far has sickened at least 182 people, including 79 deaths. While human cases have been traced back to September 2012, according to the World Health Organization, researchers in the United States and in Saudi Arabia have found evidence of MERS in […]

Low radiation risks outside Fukushima zone, study finds

10 months agoHealth : The Chart

The safety measures imposed after the 2011 meltdowns at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant appear to have averted widespread health risks to the surrounding population, Japanese scientists say. People who live on the outskirts of the evacuation zone surrounding the plant received only slightly more radiation than normal background doses in the year following […]

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