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Many gun injuries involving the eyes strike U.S. children and teens

16 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - More than one in five victims hospitalized for gun-related injuries to the eyes are under 21 years old, a U.S. study suggests.

IUDs associated with lower ovarian cancer risk

16 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control may be less likely to develop ovarian cancer, a research review suggests.

Smokeless tobacco use in pregnancy tied to higher blood pressure in kids

16 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers used smokeless tobacco during pregnancy have higher blood pressure by the time they're 5-6 years old compared to peers whose mothers avoided tobacco, a small Swedish study finds.

Suicide attempts rising among black teens

16 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the U.S. even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic groups, a study suggests.

Repeat concussions declining in U.S. high school sports

16 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - While concussion rates remain higher among U.S. high school students playing football than among those playing other sports, a new study also suggests these brain injuries are becoming less common in football practices and repeat concussions are happening less often in all sports.

Weight-loss surgery tied to lower risk of birth defects

16 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Women with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight before becoming pregnant may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than similar women who don't have weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.

Breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies

14 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Even as more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding their babies, a new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening.

Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

11 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don't, a research review suggests.

'Executive physicals' at top-ranked hospitals may lack recommended screenings

11 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Executive physicals may lure corporate clients and wealthy individuals with the promise of personalized attention and comprehensive preventive care, but a new study suggests many of these pricey exams may skip recommended screenings.

Unpredictable income may be bad for brain health

11 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Young adults who don't earn the same amount of money from year to year, or who weather substantial pay cuts, do worse on brain health assessments in midlife compared to those with steady income, a recent study suggests.

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