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Using Devices as Babysitters Can Backfire on Parents

Using Devices as Babysitters Can Backfire on ParentsMONDAY, Dec. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's an all-too-familiar scenario for many parents: Your preschooler starts to act up just as the phone rings or you start dinner.Maybe you hand over an iPad or smartphone to soothe the child so you can get down to business.And this probably does the trick. But if this is your go-to strategy, your child may be at risk for developing longer-term behavioral issues — especially boys and kids already hard-wired to be hyperactive or impulsive.“If a child is upset and has big emotions and you hand over a smartphone or tablet to distract them, it may keep the peace in the moment, but if this is the main way you soothe your child, it will be a setback in the long run,” said study author Dr. Jenny Radesky. She is a developmental behavioral...

Are Retired NFL Players Aging Faster Than Other Men?

9 December 2022
Are Retired NFL Players Aging Faster Than Other Men?FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Former elite football players may age faster than their more average peers, a new study suggests. NFL players, especially former linemen, had fewer disease-free years and earlier high blood pressure and diabetes diagnoses. Two age-related diseases, arthritis and dementia, were also more commonly found in former football players than in other men of the same age.This research was part of the ongoing Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. "We wanted to know: Are professional football players being robbed of their middle age? Our findings suggest that football prematurely weathers them and puts them on an alternate aging trajectory, increasing the prevalence of a variety of diseases of old age," said senior investigator Rachel...

Buying Testosterone on the Internet Comes With Dangers:...

8 December 2022
Buying Testosterone on the Internet Comes With Dangers: StudyTHURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- With more American men turning to testosterone therapy as a way to boost energy levels, build muscle and tackle erectile dysfunction, it’s no wonder that web-based merchants have stepped into the breach, seeking to grab market share away from doctors and pharmacies.But are online testosterone purchases safe? No, a new investigation warns.The conclusion follows an anonymous testing of seven U.S.-based online entities that sell testosterone therapy to consumers across the country. The upshot: The vast majority of online portals are perfectly willing to sell the hormone to patients who are not, in fact, testosterone-deficient. Most also fail to inquire about potentially problematic underlying conditions and neglect to caution patients about the...

FDA OKs Bivalent COVID Boosters for Kids 6 Months and Older

8 December 2022
FDA OKs Bivalent COVID Boosters for Kids 6 Months and OlderTHURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now approved for use in children as young as 6 months of age, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.Children can receive either a Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster shot, although the rules differ depending on their age and what type of vaccine they got as their primary series, the FDA said.Kids 6 months to 5 years who received the original Moderna vaccine can receive the Moderna booster at least two months after completing their first round of shots.Children 5 and older also can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech booster at least two months after they've completed their first series of COVID shots.The new Pfizer-BioNTech booster will replace the third dose of the primary series of...

1 in 10 Teens Have Sexted, Many See Porn by 6th Grade: Study

7 December 2022
1 in 10 Teens Have Sexted, Many See Porn by 6th Grade: StudyWEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A high number of preteens and teens in the United States have viewed pornography and many have also sent or received nude or seminude photos -- sexting -- over their smartphones, a new study reveals. “The prevalence rates we found in this study suggest that school counselors must be prepared to talk about sexting and pornography use with students, and to change the narrative about these behaviors,” said Amanda Giordano, lead author of the study and an associate professor in the University of Georgia Early College of Education, in Athens.“It’s important that students know that sending a sext is not a new requirement for romantic relationships and that pornography does not reflect expectations for sexual activity,” Giordano added in...

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