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Kathleen Raven

Breastfeeding past two years linked to infant tooth decay

Mar 14 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding is credited with a long list of benefits, but one downside of extended and intensive breastfeeding may be a higher risk of cavities in baby's first teeth, according to a new study.

Quitting smoking linked to improved mood

Mar 12 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokers who kick the habit appear to benefit from an improved mood, according to a new review of past studies.

Quitting smoking linked to improved mood

Mar 12 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokers who kick the habit appear to benefit from an improved mood, according to a new review of past studies.

No clear winner for neck pain treatment: study

Mar 06 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercise and strengthening may not be the best approach for all kinds of neck- and whiplash-related pain, according to a new analysis by Canadian researchers.

Energy drinks linked to risky behaviors among teens

Mar 05 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Consuming highly caffeinated energy drinks like Amp, Red Bull or Rockstar could be a telltale sign of other problems for high school students, according to a Canadian study.

Obese kids may face higher risk of bad elbow breaks

Feb 27 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Complicated elbow fractures could be added to a growing list of heightened health risks for obese children, according to a recent analysis.

In sickness and health, sex keeps older couples happy: study

Feb 26 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among older couples, physical illnesses can strain a marriage, but maintaining a healthy sex life could make a difference in how happily both partners cope, a new study suggests.

Testosterone therapy for "low T" carries risk: endocrinologists

Feb 20 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men considering taking testosterone for low libido, fatigue, irritability or muscle loss should be made aware of the heart-related risks of testosterone therapy, according to a statement from the Endocrine Society.

Can avatars bring out the good in gamers?

Feb 19 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking on the role of a game avatar like the benevolent Superman or villainous Voldemort may influence a person's behavior after the game is over, according to a new study.

Months after rehab, knee and hip patients keep improving

Feb 17 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have had a knee or hip replacement reap the benefits of intense rehab months after they've returned home, according to a new analysis.

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