Overweight, obesity may up early mortality risk in pediatric ALL

(HealthDay)—For Mexican children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), overweight and obesity are predictors of early mortality, according to a study published online July 18 in BMC Cancer. Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez, M.D., from the UMAE Hospital de Pediatría in Mexico City, and colleagues conducted a multicenter cohort study involving 1,070 children younger than 15 years old with ALL who were followed […]

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Cholesterol levels below 50 can RAISE stroke risk by up to 170%

Low cholesterol can RAISE risk of stroke: LDL levels below 50 linked to 170% greater risk of fatal vessel ruptures The American Heart Association recommends keeping your ‘bad’ cholesterol low to prevent heart disease  But new Penn State research suggests that there is such a thing as too low  An LDL below 100 is considered ‘good’ and linked to a […]

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How does your diet stack up?

(HealthDay)—Ever wonder how your diet habits—good or bad—compare to others? Annual surveys done by the International Food Information Council Foundation detail positive changes that people are making and where improvement is still needed. People are, in general, hungry for more food information and get it from sources as varied as dietitians and government websites, but most rely on friends and […]

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NEVER Give This Up For Motherhood

The dichotomy of what life is like before and after motherhood can feel polarizing. One minute you’re drinking mimosas by the pool with your friends, and the next, you’re knee-deep in newborn responsibilities. While this shift is completely normal, some women begin to feel disconnected from their identity — and guilt themselves into giving up a lot to become a […]

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Oh, Baby! Growing Up Bates' Erin, Chad Paine Expecting Fourth Child Together

Another one! Erin Paine (née Bates) is pregnant, expanding to a family of six with her husband, Chad Paine. “It’s official, baby No. 4 is on the way,” the Bringing Up Bates stars told UPtv in a Thursday, June 6, statement. “We know that life is fixing to get even crazier, but we’re getting ready for more laughs and more […]

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Cocaine deaths up in US, and opioids are a big part of it

U.S. health officials say cocaine overdose deaths have been rising. Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine began rising around 2012, and jumped 34 percent between 2016 and 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Thursday. The increase at least partly reflects trends in deaths from heroin, fentanyl and other opioid drugs. Many overdose deaths involve someone who […]

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Dylan Dreyer Opens Up About Secondary Infertility: I’m ‘In the Middle of It’

Sharing her story. Dylan Dreyer suffered a miscarriage while trying to have a second baby with her husband, Brian Fichera, and is now opening up about her infertility journey. After trying to conceive for six months, the Today show meteorologist, 37, found out she had a “very low egg count” and her uterus was “scarred shut” from delivering her son, […]

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Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress

One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. “We used a robust data-mining technique to identify associations between mental distress in college students with substance […]

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There's a new blood test that could detect up to 90% of cases of endometriosis

The Mitomic Endometriosis Test, which was developed at MDNA’s Newcastle lab, looks for biomarkers of endometriosis in the blood through the close examination of mutations in mitochondrial DNA. A study published in the journal Biomarkers in Medicine found that these newly-identified biomarkers can accurately detect endometriosis in blood samples in up to nine out of 10 cases, even in the […]

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