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Lisa Rapaport

Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline

21 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Adults with clogged arteries carrying blood to the heart may be more prone to cognitive decline than their counterparts without such cardiac problems, a study suggests.

Youth with chronic physical ailments more prone to mental illness

21 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Children and young adults with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, and ADHD may be more likely to develop mental illness than youth who don't have physical health problems, a U.S. study suggests.

Camp prep can make summers better for kids

21 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Kids may have a much better - and safer - time at summer camp when parents plan ahead to make sure programs are a good fit for their child and capable of handling any health issues that may arise, U.S. pediatricians say.

Extra red meat helpings linked to increased odds of death

20 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Adults who increase the amount of red meat they consume over the years also increase their odds of dying sooner than those who hold steady or reduce meat intake, a U.S. study suggests.

Teen 'sexting' may not always spell trouble

20 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - While teen sexting is linked to increased odds of certain types of risky behavior, a new analysis of research to date on the impact of sexually explicit content on adolescent health also suggests there's a lot we still don't know.

Beauty products send a small child to the ER every two hours

20 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Injuries from cosmetics, shampoo and other personal care products send one young child to a U.S. emergency room every two hours, according to a new study that suggests many parents may need to do more to keep these things out of tiny hands.

Father's smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids

13 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they're in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA.

Mesh implants work for bladder leakage, long-term safety unclear

13 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Several different types of mesh implant surgery may be effective for treating bladder leaks, but the long-term safety and effectiveness of the procedures isn't yet clear, a new analysis suggests.

Many epinephrine self-injectors still potent long after expiration date

13 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - EpiPens and other autoinjectors filled with epinephrine to treat severe allergic reactions may still be potent enough to work many months past their labeled expiration date, according to a new study that concludes patients might need expensive refills less often.

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death

12 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't suffer these problems, a recent study suggests.

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