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Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground


SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young children are more likely to suffer playground injuries when their parents are texting or talking on a cell phone, a new study shows.

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids


SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Whether it’s Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds.

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk


SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows.

How My IUD Made My Skin the Best It’s Ever Been


Photo: Getty Images Last summer, my family and I attended the wedding of a close family friend. As the guests filed out onto the dance floor, my mother walked over to me while I was deep in conversation with some of the bride’s college-age cousins.

7 New Sunscreen Formulas to Try


As the sun ups its appearance, you should also up your sunscreen use. “Your winter routine won’t cut it now,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, dermatologist and director of cosmetic research at Mount Sinai Medical center in New York City.

Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?


FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Playing a wind instrument may reduce your risk of sleep apnea, a new study suggests.

Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds


FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows.

Diet Pepsi Will No Longer Contain Aspartame


Photo: Getty Images PepsiCo is removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from Diet Pepsi, the company has announced.

Why Baby Swings and Car Seats Aren’t Safe for Sleeping, According to One Study


Photo: Getty Images FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Using car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices as sleeping places for infants puts them at risk for injury or death, a new study warns.

For Breast Cancer Patients With BRCA1 Gene, Removing Ovaries Might Lower Death Risk


Photo: Getty Images By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed — after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 — because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

Move of the Week: Straddle Crunch + Midline Crunch

This core strengthening sequence from Biggest Loser trainer Jen Widerstrom goes way beyond the standard crunch.

A Late-Life Gender Transition Like Bruce Jenner’s Is Full of Challenges and Rewards


Photo: Getty Images By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patricia Harrington is many things: a woman in her 60s, a successful physicist and radiation oncology programmer, and currently the intake coordinator for the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Health Visits May Offer Chance to Prevent Suicide


FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people who attempt suicide have a health care visit in the weeks or months beforehand, which suggests health visits may provide opportunities for suicide prevention, researchers report.

2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For the second time this week, a major U.S.

Is Bikram Yoga Safe? Here’s What a New Study Says


Photo: Getty Images Bikram yoga may not be as safe as yogis believe, a new study suggests. The study, sponsored by the American Council on Exercise and published in the Gundersen Medical Journal, showed practicing yoga in a hot room can raise internal temperatures and heart rates to levels that may be dangerous for some people.

How to Buy a Bra That Actually Fits


Photo: Getty Images Lori Kaplan, who owns the intimate-apparel store Bra Tenders in New York City and has fitted celebrities like Brooke Shields and Uma Thurman, shares a few of her tricks for finding the perfect brassiere.

The Blogger Who Claimed to Cure Her Brain Cancer Holistically Admits It Was All a Lie

Exclusive: Belle Gibson speaks to @WomensWeeklyMag about her battle with the truth. http://t.co/gPyK6JbOVL pic.twitter.com/kv3BABkgp8 — Aparna Balakumar.

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children


THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — According to the World Health Organization, about 584,000 people, mostly in Africa, die from mosquito-borne malaria each year.

Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 Additional Malaria Deaths: Study


THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 11,000 extra deaths due to malaria may have occurred in 2014 because of disruptions in health care services caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a new study suggests.

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age


By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe.


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