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Air Pollution Worse for Small Children

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Even small amounts of air pollution can trigger effects in children. In Your Health Minute, Another new study reveals just a slight increase in air pollution can trigger respiratory infections in young children. The culprit is fine particulate matter which is extremely small particles of dust, smoke or soot. Researchers in Utah noticed a spike in lung infections several weeks…

Do Election Worries Cause OCD?

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Study claims more Americans developed compulsive behaviors after the election. In Your Health Minute, 2016 election may have triggered obsessive-compulsive behaviors in some Americans. A Baylor College survey of nearly 500 adults found 18 percent were having intrusive political thoughts and behaviors. Many admitted repeatedly checking news site for political updates and worrying about the future of the country. These…

Brain Injuries and Dementia

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  A childhood concussion increases the risk of dementia. In Your Medical Minute, Traumatic brain injuries might increase the risk of dementia. That’s according to a large new study from the University of  Washington. It showed people who had suffered a brain injury were 24 percent more likely to be diagnosed with dementia than those with no history of head…

Will Tougher Gun Laws Protect Small Children

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Some pediatricians want tough gun control laws. In Your Health Minute, More than 300 pediatricians will visit Capitol Hill later today urging congress to protect children from gun violence. The doctors will press legislators for funding and stricter laws to keep children safe. Specifically they support raising the age for purchase of assault weapons to 21. They also want 50…

Americans Unaware of Cancer Drug Shortages

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Many Americans not aware of cancer drug shortage. In Your Health Minute, another study reveals most Americans don’t know that there are shortages of many cancer drugs. A survey of over 400 adults found just 16-percent were aware of the shortage. However the majority said they would want to know about a drug shortage and potential substitutions if they were…

Calm Your Kids by Reading to Them

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Kids learn self control and to focus when parents read aloud to them. In Your Health Minute, reading out loud might reduce hyperactivity and attention problems in children. A new study followed a group of kids enrolled in a positive parenting program from birth through age three. Their parents got regular coaching on how to read aloud and engage in…

Immigrant Families Have Less Heart Disease

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  Researchers want to know why immigrant families have fewer heart health problems. In Your Health Minute, People born in the U-S tend to have more heart disease than people who immigrate to the United States. But it’s not necessarily because Americans have poor diets and lifestyle habits. CDC researchers found people who were born in other countries had a…

Less Exercise , More Depression

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Exercise is effective in fighting depression. In Your Health Minute, quitting an exercise regimen could increase symptoms of depression. That’s according to a new review of research in Australia. Study participants had been exercising at least 30 minutes a day for three months. But, when they stopped the physical activity their depressive symptoms increased sometimes within just days. It’s recommended…

The Stigma Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Early diagnosis is best for Alzheimer’s patients. In Your Health Minute, the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease might prevent people from getting screened or treated for the condition.   That’s according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers asked 300 adults to read a fictional description of an Alzheimer’s patient. 55 percent felt the person in the…

States with the Highest Numbers of Drug Deaths

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  Study identifies which states have the highest numbers of drug deaths In Your Health Minute, The number of drug related deaths in the U-S has spiked over the past two decades. But some areas of the country are more affected by this crisis than others A new Syracuse University study shows there are major geographical differences in drug mortality…