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Sexual Harassment on the Job

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  How do Americans feel about sexual harassment the job? In Your Health Minute, Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to make headlines. But most Americans feel their employers have failed to address the problem. That’s according to a new American Psychological Association poll of 15-hundred adults. Only one third of respondents said their company has added more training or…

Study: U.S. Stillbirths, Newborn Deaths Down Nearly 12%

THE STUDY LOOKED AT OVER 34 MILLION BIRTHS IN THE US AND FOUND AN 11.5% DECREASE IN INFANT MORTALITY AND STILLBIRTHS

1/1The study looked at over 34 million births in the US and found an 11.5% decrease in infant mortality and stillbirths Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – A recent study found an 11.5% decrease in stillbirths and neo-natal deaths in the U.S. from 2007 to 2015. The study looked at over 34 million births and 200,000 stillbirths. A lead author…

Pregnant Moms Warned about the Effects of Air Pollution

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  The air pregnant women breathe in affects the unborn child. In Your Health News, Scientists have more evidence about the dangers of air pollution. A new Johns Hopkins University study found kids exposed to high levels of pollution while in the womb were 60 percent more likely to have high blood pressure in childhood. The biggest culprit was find…

WHO Vows To Cut Trans Fats Globally By 2023

WHO CALLS FOR ELIMINATION OF TRANS FAT IN ALL FOODS BY 2023

1/1WHO calls for elimination of trans fat in all foods by 2023 Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The World Health Organization wants to eliminate artificial trans fats around the world by 2023. Artificial trans fats, or trans fatty acids, are made when vegetable oil hardens in a process called hydrogenation. Those hydrogenated fats are often used in processed foods…

Introducing Your Daughter to the OB-GYN

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Some doctors say moms should introduce their daughters to the OB-.GYN In Your Health News, A first visit to an ob-gyn can be nerve wracking, especially for teens. But scheduling a pre-exam appointment could ease some worries. A new survey from Orlando Health found nearly 40 percent of young women felt concerned about their first exam. That’s why experts are…

FDA Anticipates Epipen Shortage

FDA IS ANTICIPATING A SHORT-TERM SHORTAGE OF EPIPENS AND GENERIC EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS

1/1FDA is anticipating a short-term shortage of EpiPens and generic epinephrine auto-injectors Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The FDA is anticipating a shortage of Epipen, Epipen junior, and generic epinephrine auto-injectors. The agency says manufacturing delays are the reason for what it expects to be a short-term shortage. The products are still currently available. The devices are made to…

HPV Vaccines and Young Girls

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  Study finds HPV vaccine effective in young girls. In Your Health News, New research suggests the HPV vaccine does protect young women against cervical cancer. Scientists looked at 26 studies involving over 73 thousand women. They found the HPV vaccine reduced the risk of pre-cancer especially in women vaccinated before the age of 26. There was also little risk…

Parents of Sick Babies More Likely to be Depressed

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The stress of having a baby in the NICU causes depression in parents. In Your Health News   The stress and worry of having a baby in the NICU may cause lingering depression in parents. That’s according to a new study from Children’s National Health System. It showed 40 percent of parents had symptoms of depression when their newborn was…

Trump Appoints Dr Oz To Sport, Fitness Council

DR. OZ TO BE A PART OF A PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL ON NUTRITION AND FITNESS

1/1Dr. Oz to be a part of a presidential council on nutrition and fitness Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – President Trump announced plans to appoint some new faces to his council on sport, fitness, and nutrition. And some of those picks are raising some eyebrows. One of Trump’s picks is doctor Mehmet Oz. He hosts a long-running TV show…

More Doctors Offering Weight Loss Help

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  More doctors are giving weight loss advice to arthritis patients. In Your Health Minute, More doctors are offering weight loss advice to obese patients with arthritis but the number is still low. Government researchers found weight counseling increased by more than 10 percent from 2002 to 2014. Still more than half of overweight or obese arthritis patients are not…