Dee Armstrong

More Girls Engage in Self-Harm

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Study reviews statistics on self-harm. In Your Health Minute, self harm is becoming an increasing problem among teenage girls. New research in the U-K found cases of self harm rose almost 70 percent in just three years. The study also found girls are three times more likely to self harm than boys. Kids and teenagers who self harmed had a…

Many LGBT Employees say they Feel Bullied

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  LGBT workers say they are being bullied. A new survey reveals 40 percent of LGBT workers feel bullied at the office. The poll, conducted by Career-Builder, included over three thousand full time workers. Many LBGT employees said they were falsely accused of mistakes they did not make or were picked on for their appearance. One in five said being…

Oral HPV Infections More Common Among U-S Men

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  Throat cancers increase in men in the U-S. In Your Health Minute, despite a rise in throat cancers caused by¬† HPV, the overall risk is still very low. Government data shows HPV related throat cancers have increased since the 1980’s, especially among men. But, a new study from Johns Hopkins University found the lifetime risk of these cancers is…

Want to Live Longer, Walk!

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A little walking produces big effects. Walking could help you live a lot longer. A new study finds regular walking, even for just two hours a week, lowered the risk of an early death, compared to inactivity. Walking was especially effective in reducing deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Experts say walking is the perfect exercise because it is simple,…

Is Indoor Tanning Addictive?

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  Some tanners say its an addiction.   In Your Health Minute today, many young women may be addicted to indoor tanning. A new Georgetown University study found one in five women who had tanned over the past year has developed a dependence. And women suffering with depression were more likely to become addicted to indoor tanning. Researchers say about…

Yoga Plus Aerobics = Good Heart Health

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  Yoga is good for the heart, especially combined with areobics. In Your Health Minute today, a combination of yoga and aerobic exercise might be beneficial for people with heart disease. Researchers in India followed 750 heart patients participating in either aerobic training, yoga or both. The combined group had double the reduction in blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass…

More Americans Use Emergency Rooms for Their Health Care

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    Millions of Americans get their health care in emergency rooms. In Your Health Minute, nearly half of all medical care in the U-S comes from emergency rooms. That’s according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. They found emergency care visits increased by almost 44 percent between 1996 and 2010. Women, African Americans and uninsured…

Teens Say it’s OK to Smoke Marijuana and Drive

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Teens say its ok to smoke marijuana and drive. In Your Health Minute, many teens don’t know the law when it comes to marijuana use and driving. A new survey of 3-thousand high school students found one third of teens think it is legal to drive under the influence of marijuana in states where the drug has been legalized for…

Obese Youngsters With Asthma Have Worse Symptoms

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  Obesity worsens asthma in young children. In Your Health Minute, Obesity may worsen asthma symptoms in children. That’s according to a new study of nearly 40 thousand children hospitalized for asthma. Kids who were obese were more likely to be re-admitted within 30 days than those with a normal weight. They also had longer hospital stays. Researchers say these…

Disposable Heart Stents Not as Safe, say Experts

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  If You Have a Disposable Heart Stent Talk with Your Doctor About Possible Complications. In Your Health Minute, heart stents that dissolve over time might not be as safe as once thought. Dissolvable stents were designed as an alternative to metallic stents which were linked to clotting problems. But a new Chinese study finds patients with these stents actually…