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Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks

15 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations than those who don't get such classes, a recent study suggests.

Money troubles tied to higher risk of heart disease for African-Americans

15 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who don't have much financial stress, a U.S. study suggests.

Delayed newborn baths tied to higher breastfeeding rates

14 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Newborns who don't get baths right away may be more likely to be exclusively breastfed than infants who get whisked away to be washed soon after delivery, a U.S. study suggests.

More young adults binge-drinking well into their 20s

14 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say.

Gender-affirming treatment tied to better quality of life for older adults

13 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Older transgender adults have a better quality of life when they get drugs or surgery to help their bodies match their gender identity, a U.S. study suggests.

Certain drugs, supplements may improve sperm health

13 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but there's little evidence about whether that leads to pregnancies and births, a research review concludes.

Eating lots of meat tied to higher risk of liver disease

12 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - People who eat a lot of animal protein may be more likely to have excessive fat in their livers and a higher risk of liver disease than individuals whose main source of protein is vegetables, a Dutch study suggests.

Heart failure makes surgery riskier, even without symptoms

12 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Even relatively healthy heart failure patients may still be more likely to die after surgery than people with healthier hearts, a U.S. study suggests.

One in six U.S. kids have mental health disorders

11 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Roughly in six U.S. kids have at least one mental health disorder, and only about half of them receive treatment from a mental health professional, a new study suggests.

Almost half of U.S. heart disease patients struggle with medical bills

11 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Roughly 45 percent of Americans under 65 who have cardiovascular disease experience financial hardships from medical bills, a U.S. study suggests.

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