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Lisa Rapaport

Gaming associated with impaired social skills for some girls, but not boys

9:47pm BST

(Reuters Health) - Playing video games may not necessarily impair children's social skills, and a new study suggests that any behavioral effect that frequent gaming might have may occur only in pre-teen girls.

Medically-tailored meal delivery tied to lower health spending

8:14pm BST

(Reuters Health) - Low-income people with chronic diseases who get free meals delivered that are tailored to their medical needs are less likely to be admitted to hospitals or nursing homes, a study in Massachusetts suggests.

Poverty, other disadvantages tied to higher smoking risk

8:08pm BST

(Reuters Health) - The more adversities people face, the more likely they are to start smoking and the less likely they are to quit, a U.S. study suggests.

Drinking water might help kids limit soda

23 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - One in five U.S. children and young adults don't drink any water at all on a typical day, and a new study suggests they consume almost twice as many calories from sodas and sugary drinks as young people who do drink water.

Americans get more sedentary as computer use surges

23 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - Most Americans spend at least two hours a day watching television or videos, and a new study suggests they're becoming more sedentary as they devote more remaining free time to sitting in front of computers.

Soft bedding top cause of suffocation death for sleeping babies in U.S.

22 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - Most sleep-related suffocation deaths among babies less than one year old happen because infants' airways got blocked by things like pillows, blankets, couch cushions or adult mattresses, a U.S. study suggests.

Voice analysis software may help diagnose PTSD in veterans

22 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - Voice analysis software can help detect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans based on their speech, a study suggests.

Transgender U.S. adults have higher risk of poor health

22 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a U.S. study suggests.

Higher state minimum wage tied to lower suicide rates

19 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates grow more slowly in states that increase their minimum wage, according to a U.S. study that suggests this might be one strategy for curbing deaths by suicide.

Stress disorders tied to increased heart disease risk

19 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - People who suffer from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a Swedish study suggests, and the risk may be greatest in the months right after stress disorders are diagnosed.

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