Health Tip: Considering a Birthing Class?
(HealthDay News) -- A birthing class can help settle any
pre-birth jitters and prepare first-time couples for the pending
Health Tip: Stretch Safely
(HealthDay News) -- Stretching after exercise can help your body
adjust to inactivity without pain or discomfort.
Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- "Sexting" -- sending
out sexually explicit text messages or photos by cellphone -- is
fairly common among teens, a new Belgian study finds. And peer
pressure, the search for romance and trust that the recipient will
respond positively seem to be the key factors driving sexts.
Warfarin May Up Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many older
Americans take the blood thinner warfarin to help guard against
heart trouble. However, a new study suggests use of the drug is
tied to a temporary spike in the risk of stroke for people with a
common heart rhythm disorder.
Study Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful
bacteria was found on 97 percent of chicken breasts bought at
stores across the United States and tested, according to a new
Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- When actress
Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive double mastectomy,
it did not lead to an increased understanding of the genetic risk
of breast cancer, researchers say.
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- You know those
popular songs that you just can't get out of your head? A new study
suggests they have the power to trigger strong memories, many years
later, in people with brain damage.
Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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Survey Finds Support for Banning E-Cigarette Use by Kids
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds
that 44 percent of American adults are concerned that the use of
e-cigarettes by children and teens will encourage them to start