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22 Mar

Energy Drinks and Alcohol

People who mix energy drinks and alcohol at increased risk of injuries, study finds.

21 Mar

Dietary Soy and Breast Cancer

Dietary soy products are safe for women diagnosed with breast cancer, study finds

20 Mar

Opioids and Children

The number of children exposed to opioid drugs is falling, according to new study.

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed pain drug pregabalin (brand name: Lyrica) may be no better than a placebo when it comes to treating the back and leg pain known as sciatica, a new clinical trial suggests.

The study, published March 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that sciatica ...

ACL Surgery Usually Puts Athletes Back in Play: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most athletes who undergo reconstructive surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are able to return to sports, a new study says.

Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City followed more than 200 athletes who had ACL reconstruction there between 2009 and 2...

Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new smartphone device has shown early promise as a convenient way for men to check the health of their sperm in the privacy of their home.

The infertility test analyzes semen using a disposable rubberized microchip that's designed to enclose and handle samples. The microchip is slid into...

Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Death Is Closer?

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of smell even in your 40s and 50s is linked to an earlier death -- and dementia isn't the culprit, a new study suggests.

The Swedish study found that in middle age and beyond, people with a poor sense of smell had about a 20 percent increased risk of dying within 10 years, said study c...

Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Food products that claim to be no-fat, no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt aren't necessarily healthier, researchers say.

The study authors looked at more than 80 million food and beverage purchases from 2008 to 2012. The purchases were made by more than 40,0000 U.S. households.

The...

'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's spreading via social media: A "dare" where kids use erasers to rub away the skin on their arms, often while reciting the alphabet or other phrases.

Players compare the resulting injuries, and the most injured player is the "winner."

The so-called "eraser challenge" has been ...

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