How Much Work Brings Happiness? Not Much, Study Shows

Tweet Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having a job can be a boon to mental well-being, but for many of us, it only takes one day of work per week, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 70,000 adults in the United Kingdom, found that when unemployed people found...
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Study: Teens’ Orientation a Struggle for Some Parents

Tweet WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many parents of lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) children take years to adjust after learning about their sexual orientation, a new study finds. The study included more than 1,200 parents of LGB youth aged 10 to 25. The parents visited a website with LGB resources and were asked to complete a questionnaire. Of those parents, 26% had learned that...
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1 in 6 Hospital, ER Stays Result in Surprise Bills

Tweet June 20, 2019 — About 1 in 6 U.S. hospital stays or emergency room visits result in “surprise” medical bills that can amount to thousands of dollars, a new study finds. These “out-of-network” charges affect millions of people with what’s viewed as solid coverage from large employers, the Associated Press reported. Rates of such charges vary widely between...
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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 33% Between 1999 and 2017

Tweet June 20, 2019 — The United States’ suicide rate in 2017 was 33% higher than in 1999 and is at its highest since World War II, according to a new study. It found that suicide rates among Americans ages 15-64 rose from 10.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017, CNN reported. American Indian or Alaska Natives had the highest increase among all racial/ethnic groups, according...
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Another Vaping Danger: E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen’s Face

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A vape pen exploded in the face of 17-year-old Nevada boy, breaking his jaw and requiring multiple surgeries to repair the damage, according to a case report in the latest New England Journal of Medicine. The 2018 incident highlights a little-known danger of e-cigarettes —...
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‘Unprofessional’ Surgeons’ Cases Have Worse Results

Tweet THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Before having that operation, you might want to ask your surgeon’s colleagues about his behavior. A new study finds that patients whose surgeons have more complaints from coworkers about unprofessional conduct are at increased risk for complications during and after surgery. Researchers examined data on more than 13,500 adult patients in...
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Norovirus Fears Stir Recall of Frozen Blackberries

Tweet FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You may want to check any frozen blackberries or mixed berries you bought recently: A Georgia-based distributor is recalling products sold at Walmart and Save-A-Lot stores due to potential contamination with norovirus. In a company statement, Alma Pak of Alma, Ga., stressed that so far there have been no illnesses linked to the bags of frozen blackberries...
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Few Pregnant Women Get Right Amount of Nutrients

Tweet FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For pregnant women, good nutrition is essential for their health and the baby’s health. But many aren’t getting adequate amounts of the vitamins and minerals they need, a new study finds. On the other hand, some of actually taking higher levels of nutrients than is healthy, the same research reports. And almost all are eating too much...
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Cancer Survivors May Have Lower Odds for Dementia

Tweet Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have found more evidence of a puzzling phenomenon: Older adults who survive cancer seem to be somewhat protected against dementia. A number of studies in recent years have found that cancer survivors have a relatively lower risk of developing...
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High Arsenic Levels Found in 2 Bottled Water Brands

Tweet High levels of arsenic were found in two brands of bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target and Walmart, the Center for Environmental Health in California says. The nonprofit group found that the brands Penafiel, owned by Keurig Dr. Pepper, and Starkey, owned by Whole Foods, contain levels of arsenic that are higher than tap water and violate California guidelines, USA Today reported. High...
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