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Psychotherapy-050416.jpg Psychotherapy could be the best option for the treatment of chronic insomnia, according to a new study from researchers at the American College of Physicians. In a new report, the group suggested that the practice of cognitive behavioral therapy could be as effective but less risky than the prescription medication. "Sometimes we forget that sleep medications have the potential for serious . . ."

texting-while-driving-050416.jpg The increasing use of smartphones among teenagers may be the cause of struggle in some family homes, according to a news study from researchers at the Common Sense Media Group. For the study, overseen by Northwestern University, the researchers polled 1,240 parents about teen phone use. The researchers found that about half of the teens' parents described them as addicted to their phones.

playground-050416.jpg Incidents of children sustaining brain injuries while on playgrounds in the U.S. has risen significantly in recent years, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In their research, the CDC found that about 10 percent of all kids that experience a playground injury end up having a brain injury.

As many as one-third of all the antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. may be unnecessary, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study the CDC collected data on all the antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. between 2010 and 2011. "Antibiotics are life-saving drugs, and if we continue down the road of inappropriate use we'll lose the most powerful . . ."

Psoriasis-050216.jpg Cutting down on flab per se is a desirable outcome for many reasons and now there is one more reason as to why you should burn the extra calories. You may just be avoiding a debilitating disorder called psoriasis. A new research, which involved twin pairs, has found out that there is an association between chronic skin condition Psoriasis and obesity and type 2 diabetes.

kids-042816.jpg Children from lower income families suffering from allergies may suffer worse from their symptoms than those from higher income families, according to a new study from researchers at the Program for Maternal and Child Health at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from 1,200 parents of food allergies.

The FDA has issued a warning that a common yeast infection drug may lead to miscarriages for some women. The FDA's warning follows a recent study from Danish researchers claiming that the drug oral fluconazole could pose some birth risks. The drug, which is marketed in the U.S. under the brand name Diflucan, currently has no warning on its label about possible birth defects.

child-042816.jpg Obesity amongst children in the U.S. has continued to rise in recent years despite various efforts to curb the trend, according to researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from kids between 1999 and 2014 and found that one-third are overweight while one quarter are obese.

jogging-042816.jpg As little as one minute of exercise could be beneficial to health, according to a new study from researchers at McMaster University. For the study the researchers collected data from 27 previously sedentary men who underwent one of two different exercise regimens over the course of two years. "Most people cite 'lack of time' as the main reason for not being active," said Dr. Martin Gibala.

Softdrink-042516.jpg Consuming sugary drinks could be linked with increased cancer risk, according to a new study from researchers at New York University. For the study the researchers collected data from 3,200 U.S. citizens over 20 years, reviewing their dietary information and cancer data. They found that men who routinely consumed sugary drinks were as much as three times more likely to develop prostate cancer.

Milk-042516.jpg Whole milk may be a healthier option overall than skim milk, according to a new study published in the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For the study the researchers collected data on nearly 30,000 people over 15 years. They found that drinking full fat milk and consuming other such dairy was associated with a significant decrease in diabetes risk as compared with skim milk.

Tanning-bed-042516.jpg Tanning may limit the skin's natural ability to produce vitamin D, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pernambuco Medical School in Recife, Brazil. For the study the researchers reviewed health records for 1,000 males and females from Recife who were between 13 and 82 years old.

A new freezing technique may reduce phantom limb pain in amputees, according to a new study. The new study, presented at a meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, in Vancouver, Canada, included 20 amputees diagnosed with phantom limb pain who underwent image-guided cryoablation, which involved insertion of a probe needle under the skin at the point of limb loss.

The death of a partner could be linked with increased risk of heart problems, according to a new study from researchers at the New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts Medical Center, in Boston. For the study the researchers collected data from 88,600 Danish citizens with new cases of atrial fibrillation as well as 886,120 healthy people.

Woman-in-WhiteShirt-042016.jpg The life expectancy for non-Hispanic white women has decreased slightly over the past few years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to new research, experts from the National Center for Health Statistics ran the numbers for the years 2013 and 2014 and found non-Hispanic white women have a slightly lower life expectancy, dropping 0.1 year.

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