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High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say. Elevated blood sugar levels, even among people who don't have diabetes continue reading »

STUDY: U.S. Troops’ Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat

Psychiatric screening would help identify soldiers at greatest risk, experts say. The suicide rate in the U.S. military has risen in recent years, but a large new stu continue reading »

Teens More Likely to Smoke if Parents Have EVER Smoked

Study also shows influence of older siblings. Teens of a parent who smoked -- even if the mother or father quit before the teen was born -- are more likely to smoke than those whose parents ar continue reading »

STUDY: 1 in 3 American Youths Experience Dating Violence

Problem isn't getting better, expert warns. More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they've suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they've been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds. About one-quarter say they've been both an abuser and a victim. continue reading »

STUDY: Odds of Smoking Higher for Those Who Grow Up Poor

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors. Poor children are more likely than their wealthier counterparts to smoke cigarettes, continue reading »

STUDY: Low-Income Moms Can’t Afford Diapers, Mental Health Suffers

Many low-income mothers cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers and are likely to suffer mental stress that can harm their children, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. continue reading »

Low-Income Moms Struggling to Afford Diapers

Shortage leads to a host of physical, mental, and social problems for families, researchers note. Diapers can take a big bite out of the family budget, and now a new survey of low-income moms finds that continue reading »

Skipping Breakfast May NOT Lead to Weight Gain Afterall

Small study found it did not make college students eat more later in the day, contrary to popular belief. Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests. continue reading »

Seniors’ Unhealthy Living Could Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits. Seniors who don't exercise much, who smoke or who eat few fruits and vegetables continue reading »

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

Heavy use tied to sedentary lifestyle, less fitness in study of college students. Smartphone users just might be the new couch potatoes. Researchers studying college students found that cellphone use continue reading »

Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Those Who Also Have PTSD

For those with both post-traumatic stress and the sleep disorder, sticking with CPAP therapy may help. For military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep apnea, continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Why are U.S. Latinos Outliving Whites?

Some call it the “Hispanic Mortality Paradox” – U.S. Latinos outliving whites yet they are most likely to be uninsured and live in poverty- stricken areas. continue reading »

STUDY: Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents

If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers. If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these continue reading »

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Brain

Study found patients taking metformin were 20 percent less likely to develop dementia. The diabetes drug metformin may do more than help control blood sugar levels: New rese continue reading »

A Bad Boss May Also be Harmful to Employee’s Family

Research shows employees bring workplace stress home to spouses, children. When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, continue reading »

Though Exercise in the U.S. is Up, So is Obesity

Food control is the missing link, experts say. Although Americans are exercising more, the obesity epidemic continues to expand, University of Washington researchers report. continue reading »

As U.S. Population Ages, ER Visits Will Lengthen

And hospitalizations stemming from these visits will rise, study predicts. While the number of visits to emergency rooms will not rise due to United States' aging population, continue reading »

Tips for Better Sleep in Summer Nights

Don't let longer daylight hours disturb your slumber. Those extra hours of daylight in the summer contribute to sleep problems experienced by many Americans, experts say continue reading »

Tired Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Study found those who slept less than 7 hours a night were also less likely to eat fruits, vegetables. Sleep-deprived teens make poor food choices, a new study finds. continue reading »

With Help From Grants, More Kids Will have Health Insurance

Federal officials unveiled $32 million in awards to outreach efforts in 22 states. More children in low-income families will get health insurance coverage, continue reading »