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Is Facebook Messing With Your Self-Esteem? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions


Photo: Getty Images The great social media and mental health debate continues, thanks to a new study out this week that looked at young women’s use of Facebook and their risk for risky dieting.

Kids’ Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treatment costs for one childhood illness, hemophilia, may use up a big chunk of a state’s Medicaid budget, a new study out of California shows.

Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new study suggests.

Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most older Americans feel they are prepared for the process of aging, but many have concerns about maintaining their physical and mental health as they get older, a new survey finds.

The Surprising Facts About Tonight’s Blue Moon


Photo: Getty Images Tonight, if you look up in the sky, you’ll find a rare sight—one that occurs “once in a blue moon.” As in, you’ll see an actual blue moon, which is (colloquially at least) when a second full moon occurs within the same calendar month.

More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims still aren’t getting treated soon enough, a new study suggests.

Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch


By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.

What Drives Trophy Hunters Like Walter Palmer?


Photo: Courtesy of Science of Us/Brian Orford When this week began, chances are high that you’d never heard of Cecil the lion, the beloved big cat of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

11 Beauty Products From the ’90s That Have Stood the Test of Time


Photo: Courtesy of MIMI; Art: Courtesy of Elysia Berman It’s always fun to mock the ridiculous beauty trends we loved in the ’90s (feathered bangs, anyone?

The Science of Why You Crave Comfort Food


Photo: Getty Images In mid-July, I was visiting my hometown in Minnesota when I happened upon the unmistakable scent of something deep-fried.

What Is Legionnaires’ Disease? All About the Germ Causing the New York City Outbreak


Photo: Getty Images   An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx has killed two people and sickened dozens more, and New York City health officials are urging anyone with symptoms of the lung infection to promptly seek medical attention.

Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chimpanzees in Uganda have started eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, researchers report.

Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens


By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, new Canadian research reveals.

Being a Teen Athlete Linked to Longer Life for Women, Study Finds


Photo: Getty Images By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows.

This Is How Much Longer You Should Stand Each Day to Get Health Benefits


Photo: Getty Images By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.

Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely hot weather can be deadly if you don’t take the proper precautions, an expert warns.

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests.

Stand, Don’t Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.

Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?


By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows.

Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears highly effective against the deadly infectious disease, according to an interim analysis of findings from a clinical trial being conducted in the West African nation of Guinea.


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