Posts tagged as: study

Officials: Young Afghans trafficked to study under Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says

More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented with lifestyle changes such as controlling high blood pressure and getting more exercise, according to a major report published Thursday in … Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

New Study Reveals The Diets That Help You Live Longer

Can eating certain healthy foods consistently help you to live longer? According to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the answer is yes. Researchers at the H… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

OTC Hearing Aids May Help Some People, Study Says

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. People with mild-to-moderate hearing loss might be helped by a relatively affordable over-the-counter device, according … Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Being denied an abortion more harmful to a woman’s mental health than having one: Study

Planned Parenthood supporters rally for women’s access to reproductive health care on “National Pink Out Day” at Los Angeles City Hall. Brittany Sherwood was only 15 when she had an abortion after becoming pregnant the first time she ever engaged in sex. “Looking back, I’m proud of myself for having the insight to know that […]

Mind-altering drug use spikes among older Americans: study

The number of older Americans taking multiple prescription drugs such as tranquilizers, antidepressants, antipsychotics and painkillers has more than doubled in the past decade, researchers said Monday. Researchers found the rise was particularly sharp in rural areas, where the rate of doctor visits for multiple drugs more than tripled. Health News Headlines – Yahoo News

Insomnia could triple the risk of developing asthma, study finds

Trouble falling asleep, frequent night wakings and chronic insomnia could double or even triple the risk of developing asthma, a new European study has found. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that currently affects 300 million people worldwide. Many risk factors, such as smoking, obesity, atmospheric pollution and depression and anxiety symptoms, have been associated […]

‘Third-hand’ smoke may harm infants: study

The first solid evidence that smoking causes cancer came in the 1950s, followed decades later by revelations that "second-hand" smoke also harms health. On Friday, scientists issued a warning about what they call "third-hand" smoke (THS) — the sticky residue from tobacco puffing that clings to walls and furniture. In mice, at least, exposure to […]

‘Third-hand’ smoke may harm infants: study

The first solid evidence that smoking causes cancer came in the 1950s, followed decades later by revelations that "second-hand" smoke also harms health. In mice, at least, exposure to these toxic leftovers causes lower infant weight and alters counts of blood cells associated with the body's immune system, they reported in the Nature journal Scientific […]

Study finds no difference in microbiome of babies born vaginally or by c-section

A study from the US, published in Nature, found no difference in the microbiome of babies aged four to six weeks born by cesarean section or by vaginal delivery. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, studied 160 pregnant women and their babies. The scientists collected samples from various body sites (gut, oral, nasal, […]

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