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18 Aug

Binge-Watching TV and Your Health

Binge-watching TV may be a risk factor for poor sleep, study finds

17 Aug

Sleep and Diabetes Risk in Children

Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes, study finds

16 Aug

Alcohol and Your Health

Light-to-moderate drinking may protect your health, new study finds
'Weekend Warriors' Tend to Wear White Collars

Randy Dotinga August 18, 2017

'Weekend Warriors' Tend to Wear White Collars

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Wealthier Americans are more likely than others to be sedentary for much of the week and then turn into active "weekend warriors" on Saturdays and Sundays, researchers report.

Only about one in 20 U.S. adults (5 percent) currently meet the recommended exercise guidelines. The recommendations ar... Full Page

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

Robert Preidt August 18, 2017

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study.

Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are commonly used proton pump inhibitors.

Two previous studies reported a higher risk of dementia among people who took... Full Page

FDA May Limit 'Risk Info' in Direct-to-Consumer TV Drug Ads

Margaret Farley Steele August 18, 2017

FDA May Limit 'Risk Info' in Direct-to-Consumer TV Drug Ads

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may shorten the list of caveats for drugs you see advertised on television.

Prescription drug makers must now mention all benefits and risks in direct-to-consumer advertising, presenting viewers with a litany of potential harms, both major and minor. But a ... Full Page

Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine

Robert Preidt August 18, 2017

Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say one dose of cholera vaccine appears to provide about the same protection as the standard two doses, at least for the first six months.

They also found that cholera vaccines are highly effective in adults but less so in young children, who are at particular risk of death from th... Full Page

'Confusion' Complicates Hospitalization of Elderly

Robert Preidt August 18, 2017

'Confusion' Complicates Hospitalization of Elderly

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with confusion are more likely to remain in the hospital longer once they are admitted, and are more likely to die, a new study finds.

"People with confusion -- or cognitive spectrum disorders -- make up over one-third of the population over 65 [in the U.K.] who are admitted as an... Full Page

Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots

Serena Gordon August 18, 2017

Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If a pregnant woman hears anti-vaccine messages from family or friends about childhood immunizations, she's much more likely to delay her baby's shots, new research shows.

And that's true even if she hears positive messages after the discouraging ones, the New Zealand investigators found.

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