Dee Armstrong

Prostate Cancer Screenings

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    Not as many men getting prostate screenings. In Your Health News, New research reveals fewer men are getting screened for prostate cancer. A University of Washington study looked at PSA testing rates for men under 65 between 2008 and 2014. It showed testing biopsy and prostate cancer detection dropped significantly during this time. Many leading medical groups recommend…

Autism Screenings Missing Some Children

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    Doctors say some tests not identifying children with autism. In Your Health News, A new study looks at why some children with autism are not diagnosed in early screenings. Researchers in Norway followed more than 69 thousand 18 months olds who tested negative for autism. They found several differences in behavior between children who were later diagnosed with…

Teen Sexual Identity

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LGBT teens say they are afraid. In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals may gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender teens also live with the fear of being harassed. Nearly three-quarters of LGBT teens said they have been verbally threatened because of their sexual identity 95-percent reported having trouble sleeping. Transgender teens were the most likely to feel unsafe at…

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…

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…

Too Much Exercise at Work

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  Some people might be getting a little too much exercise on the job. In Your Health News, There might be such a things as getting too much exercise on the job. Researchers in the Netherlands tracked nearly 200-thousand adults. They found men with highly physical jobs had an 18 percent higher risk of early death than those who were…

Gun Violence in the Movies

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    Many parents concerned about violence in movies. In Your Health News, Gun violence in PG-13 movies if more intense than many parents would like. University of Pennsylvania researchers asked 600 parents to view four movie clips depicting violent gun use. Most parents thought the content was not appropriate for adolescents under age 15. However, if the violence seemed…

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…

Plain Old Ginger is Good as Some Medicine

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Researchers say one of the best ways to help kids with stomach aches is not in the prescription isle. In Your Health Minute, You might want to stock up on ginger, especially if you have kids . If your little one comes down with a stomach bug give himĀ  ginger. Researchers in Italy found ginger helped reduce vomiting in children…

Kids, Antibiotics and Kidney Stones

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Small children are prescribed antibiotics more than any other group.   In Your Health News, Antibiotics could increase the risk of painful kidney stones. That’s according to a new study form Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. It showed patients who took oral antibiotics were more likely to develop kidney stones up to fie years later. And that risk was highest among…