FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You can’t beat the convenience of ordering out, but a steady diet of takeout food could raise your child’s risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life. That’s the word from British researchers who looked at the eating habits and health of more than 1,900 ethnically diverse…

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new drug that targets a genetic flaw common to most cancer cells is showing potency against many tumor types. The preliminary trial of a drug called ulixertinib was conducted with 135 patients who had already failed treatments for one of a variety of advanced, solid tumors. Researchers…

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Today marks the end of the shortened sign-up period for most Americans to buy health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) marketplace. Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for people living in 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website. At the site, people can pick…

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The skin disorder rosacea should be added to the list of chronic diseases linked to obesity, researchers report. Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises. The researchers reviewed the records of nearly 90,000 U.S. women, tracked over 14 years.…

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s long been known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects. But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels — not just full-blown diabetes. “This finding may have a profound effect on how…

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s fun to celebrate the holidays, but week after week of festivities can add up to weight gain if you aren’t careful. Pre-planning is key if you don’t want to start next year with an even bigger weight loss goal. This is the perfect time of year to…

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread. The poll, conducted last winter by Harvard researchers, found those women most likely to report sexual harassment were young and college-educated.…

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A spot of hot tea in the afternoon might help you save your sight, new research suggests. The study of U.S. adults found that people who drank hot tea on a daily basis were 74 percent less likely to have glaucoma, compared to those who were not tea…

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sales of antibiotics for use in U.S. livestock fell in recent years but still remain too high, according to the National Resources Defense Council. In the livestock industry, the nonprofit council said, it’s common to put antibiotics in livestock feed or water to promote growth and prevent illness.…

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Graphic anti-tobacco posters intended to deter young people from buying cigarettes might actually have the opposite effect. New research suggests that the strategy of hanging these posters in convenience stores could backfire, prompting some teens to light up. The tobacco industry focuses much of its advertising efforts on…

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