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School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens

Study found less fighting among girls who were athletes and less bullying against boys on teams SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) — Playing school sports is known to have many benefits for teens, but researchers have found a new reason to encourage kids to take up a sport: It may reduce teen girls’ likelihood of…

Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study

Adding nutrient to standard antioxidant supplement didn’t help ward off macular degeneration SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) — Adding omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients to standard antioxidant vitamins doesn’t give older people any added protection against a leading cause of blindness, a new study finds. The study looked at age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which…

High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury

Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. high school football players say they would keep playing after experiencing a concussion, even though they know it would put them at risk for serious harm, a new study reveals. The findings suggest…

Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers

Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants’ mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) — A new Swedish study suggests that parents who want to protect their infants from developing allergies should try a simple approach to introducing their children to the…

Can Walking Prevent Loss of Brain Volume?

A brisk walk not only gets your blood pumping and tones your heart – it could save your brain too. According to new research published in the journal Neurology, taking a daily walk prevents brain atrophy and the loss of brain volume that goes along with aging. So, if you want to hold onto your…

Drinking Tomato Juice May Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis

Milk’s not the only drink that builds healthy bones. According to new research published in the journal Osteoporosis International, drinking tomato juice reduces the risk of osteoporosis too. Is sipping tomato juice twice a day the key to healthy bones? Drink Tomato Juice for Healthy Bones? Tomatoes and tomato juice are a rich source of…

Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss is a clinical problem that’s increasingly observed these days in women. When the cause is high androgen level, it’s called female androgenetic alopecia. When it occurs with normal androgen level, it’s called female pattern hair loss [1]. There can be numerous causes of hair loss in women, and a dermatologist is the best…