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Radiation May Also Lead to 'Chemo Brain'
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Breast cancer survivors can experience memory and concentration problems several years after treatment with radiation and/or chemotherapy, a new study says.

The findings suggest that there may be common and treatment-specific ways that these cancer therapies impair cancer survivors' mental abilities, according to Paul Jacobsen, of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Calorie Info Helps Teens Choose Water Over Sugary Drinks
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Black teens might drink fewer sugar-sweetened beverages if they're provided with easy-to-understand facts about calories, especially when the information includes how many minutes of exercise it would take to burn off those calories, researchers have found.

Study Sheds Light on Preemies' Higher SIDS Risk
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Babies who are born prematurely are known to be at higher risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and new research now suggests that's because their underdeveloped nervous systems can't control drops in blood pressure as needed during sleep.

SIDS is the sudden, unexpected death of an apparently healthy baby.

'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk
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An older woman's sleep/wake cycle and levels of physical activity may affect her risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

It found that the risk of dementia or "mild cognitive impairment" (a state that sometimes precedes dementia) was higher in older women with weaker circadian rhythms who are either less physically active or more active later in the day, compared to those who have a stronger circadian rhythm and are more active earlier in the day.

Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report
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Americans' heart health is in a woeful state, says this year's report card from the American Heart Association.

And it's largely because people just aren't taking care of themselves.

In the past three or so decades, women have upped their calorie consumption by 22 percent and men by 10 percent, with carbohydrates and sugar-sweetened beverages both major sources of unneeded calories.

Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk
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Along with helping people with obstructive sleep apnea get a better night's sleep, machines that help keep the airways open during sleep can also help improve the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, according to new research.

Metabolic syndrome is a group of symptoms that indicate a higher risk of heart disease.

Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens
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Alcohol use by American teens has dropped to historic lows, but more of them are using marijuana and don't believe it's a dangerous drug, according to an annual national survey conducted by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan.

Sugary drinks can accelerate the onset of menstruation in girls
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Girls, drinking more than one glass of sweet drinks in a day, most likely early periods, according to scientists from the Harvard medical school, USA.

In the new study involved more than 6 thousand teenage girls.

In California reported dangers of electronic cigarettes health
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In the state of California has recognized that electronic cigarettes are hazardous to health and are addictive. For this reason, the sale of electronic cigarettes should be regulated,

Developed a program to improve the memory of people who have had a stroke
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New Zealand researchers from the University of Canterbury reported that they had developed a computer program that can help stroke survivors improve prospective memory. This type of memory is responsible for the ability to remember their intentions,

Sleep deprivation threatens hypertension
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Sleep problems, especially problems with falling asleep, may be associated with high blood pressure, say Chinese researchers.

The study involved 300 adult volunteers.

Antibacterial Soaps may cause liver damage
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Components antibacterial soap helps fight germs, but they can also cause liver damage, say U.S. researchers.

The management of sanitary supervision of food and drugs U.

Vitamins E and C protect smokers from cancer
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Nutritional supplements containing vitamin C, help to restore the body to normal levels of vitamin E, which is one of the main components of the protective mechanism that protects the lungs from the harmful substances contained in tobacco smoke.

Health Tip: Dealing With Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy
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Hemorrhoids are swollen, painful veins that develop in the rectum. Up to half of pregnant women have them, the website says.

The site offers these suggestions to ease hemorrhoid pain:

Drink plenty of fluids.
Eat foods rich in fiber, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Headaches May Plague Many With HIV/AIDS
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Headache affects 50 percent of HIV/AIDS patients in the United States, and many of those headaches are severe, a new study says.

About 27.5 percent of the 200 HIV/AIDS patients in the study suffered "chronic migraine," a rare condition in which a person has migraine symptoms (with or without other headaches) for 15 or more days a month.

Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study
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Efforts to reduce costly hospital readmissions have focused on improving patient care just after discharge. But much of the readmission problem may be due to an overuse of inpatient hospital services in the first place, a new study suggests.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that overall hospital admission rates played the biggest role in readmission rates among Medicare patients from various geographic regions, accounting for up to 24 percent of the variation in readmission totals among those with congestive heart failure and up to 20 percent among those with pneumonia.

Many Toddlers Wind Up in ER After Accidental Overdose
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Each year in the United States, one of every 150 two-year-olds visits an emergency room for treatment of an accidental medication overdose, a new government report shows.

Most of these cases occur when unsupervised children eat or drink medicines they find at home, according to the U.

Drunk Driving-Related Deaths Surge During the Holidays
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During the holidays, alcohol-related car accidents claim more lives than at any other time of the year, according to U.S. government experts.

The U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that 40 percent of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New Year's involve drunk drivers -- a 12 percent increase over the rest of the month of December.

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