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Sleep Helps You Lose Weight

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  A lack of sleep makes it more difficult to control your appetite. In Your Health Minute, could the secret to weight loss be a good night’s sleep? A new British study followed a group of healthy adults who slept less than seven  hours a night. Scientists noticed people who increased their sleep time by just an hour or 90…

Weekly HIV Drug Replaces Daily Doses

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  http://Scientists at MIT New HIV meds easier to manage. In Your Health Minute, patients with HIV could soon replace their HIV daily medications with a once a week pill. Scientists at MIT developed a capsule that releases a week’s worth of drugs in a single dose. The capsule could make it easier for patients to stick to their dosing…

Tax Dollars Paying for Prenatal Care

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  Pregnant women depending on government tax programs for help. In Your Health Minute,  a new study reveals four in ten women who gave birth in 2016 received prenatal benefits from the government. The women, infant, children program provides financial assistance and nutrition education for expectant mothers. Hispanic women were most likely to receive these benefits as were younger moms…

‘Try’ Cigarettes and You’re Likely to Continue

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Most people who just want to try cigarettes end up smoking them. In Your Health Minute, people who try smoking are likely to continue. That’s according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. Researchers surveyed over 200 thousand people from four countries including the U-S. At least 60 percent of those who tried their first cigarette became…

Stress Shortens the Lives of Poor People

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  Poor people more likely to die of stress related illnesses. In Your Health Minute, minorities and poor Americans may face higher risks for stress related illnesses. A new study found people with lower incomes reported more severe levels of stress than their more affluent peers. Blacks and Hispanics also felt more stress than whites. Experts say all of that…

Childhood Mortality Rates High in US

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  Infant mortality rates remain high in the US. The US lags behind other wealthy nations when it comes to childhood survival rates. Researchers at Johns Hopkins hospital looked at 50 years of data from 20 countries. Although child deaths declined, mortality in the US has been higher than other countries since the 1980’s. The risk of death over the…

City Versus Country Women

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Sexual activity of rural and city women varies, according to a study.   In Your Health Minute, new research reveals differences in sexual activity in rural and urban areas of the United States. The government study found women in rural areas became sexually active about one year younger than those in urban areas. Rural women were also more likey to…

Lung Caner Treatment Differs Among Ethnic Groups

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  Elderly African Americans more likely to be refused treatment for lung cancer. In Your Health Minute, new research finds more than half of very elderly patients with stage three lung cancer do not get any treatment for their disease. Some healthcare providers think patients in their 80’s and 90’s might be too fragile. But, the Emory University study finds…

Boys, Toy Guns and Eye Injuries

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    Teen boys urged to wear safety glasses when using toy guns. In Your Health Minute, another nationwide children’s study looks at the growing number of kids injured by toy guns. Doctors say the rate of pediatric eye injuries associated with bb guns , pellet or paintball guns, rose by nearly 169  percent since 1990. Most of the injured…

Facial Exercises Work

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  Facial exercises really do work. In Your Health Minute, Finally exercising your facial muscles could help you look younger. Researchers at Northwestern University followed a group of middle aged women who learned and practiced 32 facial exercises. After 20 weeks the women had firmer skin and more toned faces with fuller upper and lower cheeks. Most importantly they were…