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Secondhand Smoke and Arthritis

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In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals children exposed to secondhand smoke may face a higher risk for arthritis. Researchers in France tracked over 90 thousand females for 2 decades. They found smokers were more likely to develop arthritis. But even non smokers, exposed to tobacco during childhood , had an elevated risk for the disease.  

Drinking and Dementia

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Too much and too little alcohol not good for you. In Your Health Minute, Drinking heavily or not at all could increase the risk of dementia. French researchers tracked over 9 thousand middle aged adults for 25 years. Those who consumer either zero or more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week were more likely to develop dementia than light or…

Heatwave Deaths

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Controversial prediction of man made global warming. In Your Health Minute, A separate study shows deaths caused by severe heatwaves will rise steadily over the next 60 years. Scientists in Australia say as the globe warms up heatwaves will be more intense more frequent and last longer. Their climate model predicts heat related deaths could increase five-fold by 2080 in…

Phones in Classrooms

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Grades go down when students are allowed to use phones in the classroom. In Your Health Minute, It might not be so smart to bring your smart phone into the classroom. A new Rutgers University study found students allowed to use phones during lectures scored a half a grade lower on their final exams. Even students who did not use…

Post-Heart Attack Depression

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Many heart attack patients suffer with depression. In Your Health Minute, Treating depression in patients who have had a heart attack might help them avoid another cardiac event. Scientists in South Korea tracked 300 heart patients who also had symptoms of depression. Those who took anti-depressants for six months were less likely to have another heart attack than those who…

Fathers and Depression

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Researchers say fathers suffer with depression as well as mothers. In Your Health Minute, We hear a lot about depression in mothers but a new study suggests many fathers struggle as well. Researchers from Indiana University surveyed  a group of parents during their child’s well-check visit. 4 and a half percent of fathers and 5 percent of mothers screened positive…

Child Abuse and Eye Injuries

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One sign of child abuse could be eye injuries. In Your Health Minute, The country’s leading pediatricians want doctors to screen children with certain eye injuries for signs of abuse. They say retinal hemorrhages are the most common eye injury among victims of child abuse and should be investigated carefully.  

Women Who Adopt

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In Your Health Minute, A new government study shows nearly four in ten women have considered adopting a child but fewer than 1 percent complete the process. Women over 25 are more likely to actually adopt a child regardless of fertility issues. But women over 35 are most likely to actually adopt a child regardless of fertility issues.  

When Do You Eat Dinner

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Eating dinner late in the evening could increase your risk of cancer. In Your Health Minute, Eating earlier might lower your risk of certain cancers. Researchers in Spain surveyed thousands of adults about their lifestyle habits. People who are before 9 pm or went to bed at least two hours after dinner were 20 percent less likely to develop breast…

Zika is Still a Concern

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  Warnings to pregnant women traveling to places where the zika virus is active.   In Your Health Minute, The zika virus isn’t in the headlines these days, but, its still a concern for female travelers. Infectious disease experts with Emory University say women of reproductive age should talk to their doctors before visiting zika-affected countries. It is important to…