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Commercials Influence What Your Teens Eat

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Teens greatly influenced by junk food commercials. In Your Health Minute, Junk food commercials may influence what your teens love to eat. That’s according to a new British  study that tracked the tv and online viewing habits over 3-thousand adolescents. It showed kids who watched more junk food ads are more calories than those who watched fewer of these commercials….

Don’t Drive to Work, Walk!

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Whenever you can, don’t drive, walk. In Your Health Minute , You can improve your health by walking…or biking….to work! A new British Study finds active commuters were 11 percent less likely to develop heart disease or stroke than people who drove to the office. And they were 30 percent less likely to die from these diseases.

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…

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…

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 him  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…

Depression can Affect Your Memory

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  Depression has been linked to memory problems. In Your Health Minute, Depression may be connected to memory problems in older adults. A University of Miami study assessed more than one thousand healthy seniors over a five year period. Patients with more symptoms of depression were more likely to develop memory issues than those who were not depressed. Depression was…

A Walking Test Uncovers Memory Problems

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Doctors say  your walk can tell him about your memory if you have heart problems.   In Your Health Minute, A simple walking test could help predict a patient’s risk of memory problems after a heart operation. Researchers in Japan studied nearly 200 older adults undergoing  non emergency heart surgery. Before the procedure they were asked to walk as far…