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  • Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
    on May 21, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    A bill to raise the minimum age for buying any type of tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes, from 18 to 21 was introduced Monday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. […]

  • Mustaches May Guard Against Sun's Rays
    on May 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    For all of those men who view a mustache as a largely ornamental addition to their masculine appearance, a new study reveals it can also guard against lip cancer. […]

  • Purely Elizabeth Recalls Granola Products
    on May 20, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    A range of gluten-free granola products have been recalled by Purely Elizabeth because they may contain foreign matter such as glass, plastic or rocks. […]

  • Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat is Risky
    on May 20, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    The deaths fall under the umbrella of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental suffocation and/or strangulation in bed. […]

  • U.S. Children Eating Less Seafood
    on May 20, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    U.S. government advisories on possible fish contamination may have "pushed people away from eating fish in general and canned tuna in particular," according to the report authors. […]

  • Walking During Work Meetings Brings Benefits
    on May 20, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Not only does it provide much needed exercise for people who are often tied to their desks for the entire work day, it can also give them a stress-reducing mental lift. […]

  • Neck Cracking and Stroke: How Risky Is It?
    on May 20, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    A direct cause-and-effect link has not been established, but the Heart Association-Stroke Association statement recommends that health care providers tell patients of the risk before they have neck manipulation. […]

  • Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom
    on May 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    In the study, researchers assessed heart and blood vessel health in postmenopausal women, along with their breastfeeding history. […]

  • Swallowed Button Batteries Must be Removed: Study
    on May 20, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Whenever a child swallows a battery -- or might have swallowed one -- parents should get to the hospital right away. […]

  • Sugary Drinks and Juices Increase Early Death Risk
    on May 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    The researchers found that those who drank the most sugar-sweetened beverages -- including 100%  fruit juice -- had higher odds of dying during the study, compared with those who drank the least of these. […]

  • For Women With HIV, Life Can Hurt Fight for Health
    on May 17, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    The study of nearly 2,000 HIV-positive women in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and San Francisco who have been followed since 1994 found that many have been able to control their HIV levels, off and on. […]

  • E-Cig Makers' Free Stuff Leads More Teens to Vape
    on May 17, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Before adjusting for other factors, the researchers found that teens who owned promotional items were 2.3 times more likely to try alternative tobacco products than those who did not. […]

  • The Unsexy Truth: Fewer in the U.S. Having Sex
    on May 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Despite all the steamy action portrayed on our screens both big and small, new data suggest fewer people are actually having sex than in the past, including young adults and teens who seem to be less sexually active than their peers in previous generations. […]

  • Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Girls' Deaths Highest
    on May 17, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls. […]

  • Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young
    on May 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Among twenty-somethings, colon cancer cases rose by 18% a year in Denmark and 11%  in Norway, according to the study published May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hematology. […]

  • LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report
    on May 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    The blue light in LED lighting used in many consumer products may harm your sleep and pose a risk to your eyes, a new report warns. […]

  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens
    on May 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the CDC says. […]

  • Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity
    on May 17, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Study found people who ate predominantly processed foods were more likely to gain weight. […]

  • Former President Jimmy Carter Out of Hospital
    on May 16, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Former President Jimmy Carter, 94, was released from the hospital Thursday, after surgery to repair a broken hip. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter also was released, after feeling faint Wednesday and being admitted for observation and testing. […]

  • Low-Fat Diet Could Help Against Breast Cancer
    on May 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer by 21%. […]

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