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2023

Sugary Drinks Raise Women's Odds for Liver Disease, Cancer

Sugary Drinks Raise Women`s Odds for Liver Disease, CancerWEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- There are plenty of reasons to steer clear of sugary drinks, and new research highlights yet another one: Women who drink sodas and other sweetened drinks have a higher risk of developing liver cancer and chronic liver disease.Looking at data on nearly 100,000 women, researchers found that nearly 7% of women consumed one or more sugar-sweetened beverages daily. Those women had an 85% higher risk of liver cancer and 68% higher risk of chronic liver disease death compared to those who had fewer than three sugar-sweetened beverages a month.“To our knowledge, this is the first study to report an association between sugar-sweetened beverage intake and chronic liver disease mortality,” said study co-author Longgang Zhao, a postdoctoral...

Some Schools Respond to Child Obesity by Focusing on Water

7 August 2023
Some Schools Respond to Child Obesity by Focusing on WaterMONDAY, Aug. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of a childhood obesity epidemic, a new study is pointing to a way to help school kids maintain a healthier weight: clean, accessible drinking water.The decidedly low-tech solution emerged in a study of 18 California elementary schools that serve largely low-income minority families. Researchers found that when they kicked off a "Water First" program -- which included putting tap water stations in the schools -- it made a difference in kids' weight gain.At the nine schools where the program launched, the percentage of kids who fell into the overweight category held fairly steady over 15 months. In contrast, that figure rose by almost 4 percentage points at schools without the water program.Experts said the impact was striking, given...

Tattoo Regret? Here's Tips on Safely Getting Old 'Ink'...

6 August 2023
Tattoo Regret? Here`s Tips on Safely Getting Old `Ink` RemovedSUNDAY, Aug. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you got a tattoo on a whim or after much thought, that ink on your body is fairly permanent.Tattoo removal is possible, but it comes with risks, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates tattoo ink and pigment, as well as the laser devices used to remove them. State and local authorities typically oversee tattooing practices.The FDA has cleared several types of lasers for tattoo lightening or removal. They are to be used by or under the supervision of a health care professional. The process requires using the correct type of laser, understanding how tissue will react and knowing how to treat the area after the procedure.One challenge with removal is that tattoos are more than skin deep. The needle injects ink...

FDA Gives Approval to Pill to Ease Postpartum Depression

5 August 2023
FDA Gives Approval to Pill to Ease Postpartum DepressionSATURDAY, Aug. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new pill, called zuranolone, that may quickly ease severe postpartum depression and help millions of women regain their emotional equilibrium following childbirth.Taken as a pill once a day for two weeks, zuranolone (Zurzuvae) showed “rapid, significant and sustained” reductions in depressive symptoms when compared to a placebo, according to a recent study of nearly 200 women, the FDA said.These improvements occurred in as few as three days and were still evident 28 and 45 days later. That's compared to the many weeks it typically takes for standard antidepressants to start taking full effect. “Postpartum depression is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition in which...

Foods High in Added Sugars Might Raise Your Odds for Kidney Stones

4 August 2023
Foods High in Added Sugars Might Raise Your Odds for Kidney StonesFRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- There is a long list of reasons to avoid high-sugar foods, and a new study may be adding one more: kidney stones.Researchers found that among over 28,000 U.S. adults, those with a lot of added sugars in their diet were more likely to have a history of kidney stones. People in the group downing the most sugar were 39% more likely to have had stones, versus those who consumed the least sugar.The findings -- published Aug. 4 in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition -- do not actually prove that sugar is the culprit.And for people trying to prevent kidney stone recurrences, it's best to focus on more precise diet advice aimed at the stone-forming chemicals in their urine, according to Dr. Johnathan Khusid, who specializes in treating kidney stones at...
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