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Study Looks at Elephant Cancer Rates to Help Humans

COULD ELEPHANTS HELP ONE DAY FIND A CURE FOR CANCER?

1/1Could elephants help one day find a cure for cancer? Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Elephants rarely get cancer. Despite having trillions more cells than humans, less than five-percent of elephants die of cancer. For humans, that number is 25%. Researchers are taking a close look at animals who “naturally resist cancer,” including elephants. They’re hoping to uncover ways…

Brain Injuries and Suicide

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People with brain injuries more likely to commit to suicide. In Your Health Minute, A like between traumatic brain injury and suicide. A 35 year study from Denmark found patients treated for a brain injury had higher suicide rates than the general population. The risk was greater among those with more severe injuries and longer hospital stays. Suicide was most…

Exposed to Opioids in College

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Opioid abuse is a part of college life. Many college students are affected by opioids even if they don’t take them. A new survey reveals one in five students said they know someone who is addicted to pain medication. And nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin. Women were twice as likely to have…

Risks of Binge Drinking

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In Your Health Minute, Many college students are affected by opioids even if they don’t take them. A new survey reveals one in five students said they know someone who is addicted to pain medication. And nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin. Women were twice as likely to have intimate ties to people…

Teen Sexual Habits and HPV Shots

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Study claims teens are not more likely to have sex after getting the HPV shot. In Your Health Minute, Requiring teens to get the HPV vaccine does not appear to affect their sexual behaviors. A new study looked at sexual activity and condom use of high school students in 16 states with HPV vaccination laws. It showed no difference in…

Boxers or Briefs? Men’s Undies May Impact Fertility

STUDY: MEN WHO WEAR BOXERS HAVE HIGHER SPERM CONCENTRATION THAN MEN IN TIGHTER UNDERWEAR

1/1Study: Men who wear boxers have higher sperm concentration than men in tighter underwear Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Boxers or briefs? That decision could be more important that you think. It’s at the heart of a new study published Wednesday in the journal “Human Reproduction.” The study found that men who prefer loose-fitting boxers have a higher sperm…

Study: Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Avoids C-Section?

STUDY SUGGESTS INDUCING LABOR 39 WEEKS INTO A PREGNANCY MAY BE GOOD FOR BOTH MOM AND BABY

1/1Study suggests inducing labor 39 weeks into a pregnancy may be good for both mom and baby Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – A new study suggests that inducing labor 39 weeks into a pregnancy may be good for mother and baby. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, says women who had elective induced labor at…

Study: Teens Who Vape More Likely To Smoke Pot

STUDY: TEENS WHO VAPE OR USE HOOKAH ARE MORE LIKELY TO USE MARIJUANA LATER

1/1Study: Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Teens who use e-cigarettes and hookahs are more likely to use marijuana later. That’s according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California surveyed more than 2,600…

Understanding Your Kid’s Asthma Medicines

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Doctors say some parents really don’t understand how to administer their kid’s asthma medicines. Your Health Minute, It seems an update is needed in some households with asthmatic kids. Johns Hopkins doctors studied nearly 300 caregivers of preschool age children in the city of Baltimore. They wound many did not have a good understanding of meds kids with asthma need….

Overweight and Pregnant

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Being overweight increases medical problems when pregnant. In Your Health Minute, A small new study reveals obesity may cause heart complications during pregnancy. Researchers tracked 11 obese expectant mothers under the age of 35. As early as their first trimester they had higher blood pressure and their hearts did not pump blood as efficiently as normal weight women. These are…