Why Obese People Find It So Tough to Slim Down

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity is no picnic for those who struggle with it, but new research sheds some light on why so few ever find their way to a healthy weight. It turns out that overweight and obese folks hold starkly different views on diet and exercise than their normal-weight peers, the study found....
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Smartphone-Obsessed Parents May Mean Cranky Kids

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Parents who take refuge in their smartphones when their kids throw a tantrum may, in the long run, make matters worse, a new study suggests. The study, of 183 couples with young children, found that stressed-out parents often turned to their electronic devices when dealing with their...
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WHO Calls ‘Gaming Disorder’ Mental Health Condition

Tweet To be diagnosed with gaming disorder, a patient must have at least five of the listed symptoms. In a 2017 study done in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany, close to 19,000 gamers completed a survey about symptoms of gaming disorder. More than 65% of participants did not report any symptoms of gaming disorder. Only 2.4% of the sample endorsed at least five of the symptoms needed to...
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Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggests. Comparing more than 106,000 people who had stress disorders with more than 1 million people without them, researchers found that stress was tied to a 36 percent greater risk of developing...
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Marriage Is Good Medicine for the Heart

Tweet TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Add protection from heart disease and stroke to the health benefits of marriage, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 34 studies that were published between 1963 and 2015. They included more than 2 million people between the ages of 42 and 77, in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Scandinavia. The investigators found...
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What Is a ‘Good Death’?

Tweet Meier, E. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychology, April 2016. Aldridge, M. The American Journal of Public Health, December 2015. Ganzini, L. The Journal of Pain Symptom Management, December 2009. News release, UC San Diego Health. Quartz Media, “The 11 qualities of a good death, according to research.” The Conversation Project. Compassion and Choices. Death with Dignity. 9news.com:...
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U.S. Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than 14 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2017, the lowest level seen since data collection started in 1965, government health officials reported Tuesday. “Certainly, it is fantastic that the U.S. smoking rates continue to drop,” said Dr. Adam Lackey,...
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Single Blood Test Might Diagnose Diabetes

Tweet 6 Tips to Help if You’re Tired of Your Diabetes By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that a single blood test could confirm type 2 diabetes, saving patients time and health care costs. Currently, it’s recommended that a blood test focused on elevated fasting levels of blood sugar...
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People With Diabetes Forgo Medical Care Due to Costs

Tweet June 19, 2018 — Nearly half (45 percent) of Americans with diabetes sometimes do without care because they can’t afford it, a new survey reveals. It also found that more than 4 in 10 diabetics said they had more than $1,000 in out-of-pocket costs in the past year for diabetes complications, and another third spent between $100 to $500, CBS News reported. Many diabetics also have...
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How ‘Helicopter’ Parenting Impedes a Child’s Development

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overcontrolling moms and dads — so-called “helicopter” parents — can stunt their children’s emotional development, new research warns. Directing every move a toddler makes may undermine a child’s ability to manage their emotions and behavior on their...
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