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TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though asthma is common in the United States, there are many misconceptions about the respiratory disease, an allergy/immunology expert says.
"Asthma is a serious condition that affects more than 26 million Americans -- more than 8% of the population," Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the...
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty million largely self-taught home caregivers in the United States perform complex medical tasks for family members and friends, a new report says.
That means that half of the nation's 40 million family caregivers do things typically performed by health care professionals, such as givin...
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Does playing a lot of video games really jeopardize a boy's ability to make and keep friends?
Maybe not, reports a team of Norwegian and American researchers.
Investigators spent six years tracking the gaming habits and social interactions of nearly 900 Norwegian children from ages ...
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many American women feel less welcome at work once they become pregnant, a new study finds.
On the other hand, expectant and new fathers often get a career boost.
"We found that pregnant women experienced decreased career encouragement in the workplace only after they disclosed they...
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- America's couch potatoes are becoming ever more deeply rooted, and computers are the reason why.
The amount of time people spend sitting around has increased in recent years, driven largely by more leisure time spent with a computer, federal survey data shows.
Total daily sitting t...
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- What looked like a mild flu season in December has turned into the longest flu season in five years, U.S. health officials report.
The season is so prolonged because two waves of flu viruses hit one after the other, making it like two flu seasons in one.
"Those two waves together ha...
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