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Only Half of U.S. Adults Over 45 Are Screened for Diabetes

A new cross-sectional study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that only half of adults in the U.S. were screened for diabetes within the last three years, less than what is recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
25-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Teens World-Wide Self-Medicate with Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs

Adolescents around the world are frequently using over-the-counter and prescription medications without a doctor’s order, a risky practice that can lead to overuse and abuse and is often continued into adulthood, reveals a new review in the...
23-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Online Social Networking Linked to Use of Web for Health Info

The use of social networking sites like Facebook may have implications for accessing online health information, finds a new longitudinal study from the Journal of Health Communication.
16-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Elderly Who Have Had Serious Falls May Show Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress

Older adults who experience a serious fall may develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the days following the event, finds a study published in General Hospital Psychiatry.
11-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Few Overweight People with Diabetes Getting Recommended Physical Activity

Women and men with diabetes who are trying to lose weight are not meeting the recommended amounts of physical activity for weight loss, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.
9-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Poor Health Habits Linked to Financial Insecurity

Financial hardship, or feeling that one can’t make ends meet, may be more predictive of health risk behaviors than actual income levels for people with low-incomes, finds a recent study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.
4-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Sexual Risk Behaviors of Hispanic Youth Vary by Language, Place of Birth

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that the sexual risk behaviors of young Hispanic people living in the U.S. vary considerably with their degree of acculturation.
2-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Obese or Overweight Teens More Likely to Become Smokers

A study in American Journal of Health Behavior examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular cigarette smoking.
28-Aug-2014 4:25 PM EDT

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