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  • 4 Your Health: OT may be bad for your heart; people spend more time outside

    4 Your Health: OT may be bad for your heart; people spend more time outside

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:25:56 GMT

     Working overtime could affect your heart health. And Americans are spending more time outside playing or exercising.

     Working overtime could affect your heart health. And Americans are spending more time outside playing or exercising.

  • 4 Your Health: Headache diary; what's lurking in sandboxes; allergic reactions

    4 Your Health: Headache diary; what's lurking in sandboxes; allergic reactions

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-07-12 16:46:15 GMT

    Many children who suffer a severe allergic reaction are not treated quickly enough. A stressful today could mean a migraine tomorrow. And an alert for parents about what could be lurking in playground sandboxes.

    Many children who suffer a severe allergic reaction are not treated quickly enough. A stressful today could mean a migraine tomorrow. And an alert for parents about what could be lurking in playground sandboxes.

  • 4 Your Health: Controlling a toddlers weight; surviving a first heart attack.

    4 Your Health: Controlling a toddlers weight; surviving a first heart attack.

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:10:36 GMT

    New research has revealed race may play a role in whether people survive a first-time heart attack. And allowing infants to control how much they eat does not appear to affect their weight as toddlers.

    New research has revealed race may play a role in whether people survive a first-time heart attack. And allowing infants to control how much they eat does not appear to affect their weight as toddlers.

  • 4 Your Health: Sweet drinks lead to obese children; medication mistakes

    4 Your Health: Sweet drinks lead to obese children; medication mistakes

    Monday, July 10 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-07-10 16:39:46 GMT

    More and more people are making mistakes when taking their medication. And avoiding sugar-sweetened drinks during pregnancy may be a way to prevent childhood obesity. 

    More and more people are making mistakes when taking their medication. And avoiding sugar-sweetened drinks during pregnancy may be a way to prevent childhood obesity. 

  • 4 Your Health: Keys to seniors living independently; cancer's link to Parkinson's disease

    4 Your Health: Keys to seniors living independently; cancer's link to Parkinson's disease

    Friday, July 7 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-07-07 16:48:12 GMT

    A new study confirms a link between Parkinson's disease and the deadliest form of skin cancer. And Swedish investigators reportedly have found the keys to living independently late in life. And Swedish investigators reportedly have found the keys to living independently late in life.

    A new study confirms a link between Parkinson's disease and the deadliest form of skin cancer. And Swedish investigators reportedly have found the keys to living independently late in life. And Swedish investigators reportedly have found the keys to living independently late in life.

  • 4 Your Health: Contacts for kids; brain injuries connection to dementia

    4 Your Health: Contacts for kids; brain injuries connection to dementia

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:31:57 GMT

     Tucson-  Finnish study finds traumatic brain injuries could increase the risk for dementia. The researchers monitored more than 40,000 adults who had suffered a severe brain injury at least a decade ago. The risk for dementia was highest among middle-aged men. Doctors said it's important to monitor former TBI patients long term. Contacts for kids Kids may be able to handle wearing soft contact lenses just as well as adults. Many optometrists often hesitate to give chil...

     Tucson-  Finnish study finds traumatic brain injuries could increase the risk for dementia. The researchers monitored more than 40,000 adults who had suffered a severe brain injury at least a decade ago. The risk for dementia was highest among middle-aged men. Doctors said it's important to monitor former TBI patients long term. Contacts for kids Kids may be able to handle wearing soft contact lenses just as well as adults. Many optometrists often hesitate to give chil...

  • 4 Your Health: Dangerous summer plants; kids hitting the books over the break

    4 Your Health: Dangerous summer plants; kids hitting the books over the break

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-07-05 16:55:58 GMT
    Tucson- School may be out for summer but many kids are choosing to head back to class. The HHS office on adolescent health, reports a growing number of teenagers are opting for summer school.  In fact, the proportion of teens enrolled in July of 2016 was more than four times higher than in July of 1985. They're also earning a paycheck. Last year more than 23 million teenagers and young adults were working or looking for a job. And a quarter spent time volunteering. Summer pla...
    Tucson- School may be out for summer but many kids are choosing to head back to class. The HHS office on adolescent health, reports a growing number of teenagers are opting for summer school.  In fact, the proportion of teens enrolled in July of 2016 was more than four times higher than in July of 1985. They're also earning a paycheck. Last year more than 23 million teenagers and young adults were working or looking for a job. And a quarter spent time volunteering. Summer pla...
  • 4 Your Health: Bacterial infections increase; danger from using heartburn meds

    4 Your Health: Bacterial infections increase; danger from using heartburn meds

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-07-04 16:32:10 GMT

    A recent study has uncovered evidence that some popular heartburn drugs may lead to early death. And dangerous bacterial infections are increasing in the U.S..

    A recent study has uncovered evidence that some popular heartburn drugs may lead to early death. And dangerous bacterial infections are increasing in the U.S..

  • 4 Your Health: People walking more; children not as allergic to penicillin

    4 Your Health: People walking more; children not as allergic to penicillin

    Monday, July 3 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-07-03 16:06:34 GMT

    Many children who have a suspected penicillin allergy are not actually allergic to the drug. New government data shows a steady increase in walking over the past decade for both transportation and leisure.

    Many children who have a suspected penicillin allergy are not actually allergic to the drug. New government data shows a steady increase in walking over the past decade for both transportation and leisure.

  • 4 Your Health: Speaking up for lower prescription costs; mixed numbers on birthrates

    4 Your Health: Speaking up for lower prescription costs; mixed numbers on birthrates

    Friday, June 30 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-06-30 16:24:16 GMT

    Birth rates in the U.S. dropped to a record low last year with over 3.9 million births in 2016, down one-percent from the year before. And older Americans struggle to pay for their prescription drugs but only half tell their doctors.

    Birth rates in the U.S. dropped to a record low last year with over 3.9 million births in 2016, down one-percent from the year before. And older Americans struggle to pay for their prescription drugs but only half tell their doctors.

  • 4 Your Health: IQ effects life span; accuracy of diagnosing skin cancers

    4 Your Health: IQ effects life span; accuracy of diagnosing skin cancers

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:56:46 GMT

    A new study is raising concern about the accuracy of diagnosing melanoma. And having a high IQ has many benefits but new research suggests it may play a role in how long you live.

    A new study is raising concern about the accuracy of diagnosing melanoma. And having a high IQ has many benefits but new research suggests it may play a role in how long you live.

  • 4 Your Health: Off the wall threat; seniors skip shots; pain free way to prevent flu

    4 Your Health: Off the wall threat; seniors skip shots; pain free way to prevent flu

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-06-28 17:30:50 GMT

    You may soon be able to get a flu vaccine without the pain. Another new study reveals many older Americans are not getting the flu, or other recommended vaccines. And new research from France suggests toxins from fungus growing on wallpaper may disperse into the air.

    You may soon be able to get a flu vaccine without the pain. Another new study reveals many older Americans are not getting the flu, or other recommended vaccines. And new research from France suggests toxins from fungus growing on wallpaper may disperse into the air.

  • 4 Your Health: More sleep, less junk food; medical care cuts drug deaths

    4 Your Health: More sleep, less junk food; medical care cuts drug deaths

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:51 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:51:03 GMT

    Improving medical care for heroin or opioid addicted patients could reduce the number of addiction-related deaths. And if you tend to binge on junk food after a stressful day at work try to get more sleep.

    Improving medical care for heroin or opioid addicted patients could reduce the number of addiction-related deaths. And if you tend to binge on junk food after a stressful day at work try to get more sleep.

  • 4 your health: Protecting young people from guns; vaccinations may put more kids in school

    4 your health: Protecting young people from guns; vaccinations may put more kids in school

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:32:28 GMT

    Improving child vaccination rates, especially with girls, may improve school attendance in developing countries. And the country's leading pediatricians are reminding parents to ask about guns before sending a child to play at a friend's house this summer.

    Improving child vaccination rates, especially with girls, may improve school attendance in developing countries. And the country's leading pediatricians are reminding parents to ask about guns before sending a child to play at a friend's house this summer.

  • 4 Your Health: Keeping children safe this summer on the playground and on two wheels

    4 Your Health: Keeping children safe this summer on the playground and on two wheels

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-06-23 17:06:21 GMT

    If your children are riding bikes be sure they wear a helmet. And pediatricians are reminding parents about summer playground safety.

    If your children are riding bikes be sure they wear a helmet. And pediatricians are reminding parents about summer playground safety.

  • 4 Your Health: Acupuncture in the ER; diverse middle schools are best

    4 Your Health: Acupuncture in the ER; diverse middle schools are best

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-06-20 15:54:45 GMT

    Students of all races benefit from attending ethnically diverse middle schools. And a new Australian study reveals acupuncture could be an effective alternative to painkillers for emergency room patients.

    Students of all races benefit from attending ethnically diverse middle schools. And a new Australian study reveals acupuncture could be an effective alternative to painkillers for emergency room patients.

  • 4 Your Health: Anti-inflammatories that fight cancer; low job numbers mean low college enrollment.

    4 Your Health: Anti-inflammatories that fight cancer; low job numbers mean low college enrollment.

    Friday, June 16 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-06-16 17:37:01 GMT

    Adolescents who live in areas with widespread job loss are less likely to go to college. And anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, may improve survival in patients with colorectal cancer.

    Adolescents who live in areas with widespread job loss are less likely to go to college. And anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, may improve survival in patients with colorectal cancer.

  • 4 Your Health: New recommendations for preventing peanut allergy

    4 Your Health: New recommendations for preventing peanut allergy

    Thursday, June 15 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-06-15 20:20:36 GMT

    New findings have prompted the National Institutes Of Health to encourage parents to introduce peanut-containing foods earlier in their infant's life to lower the severity or even prevent their child from developing a peanut allergy.

    New findings have prompted the National Institutes Of Health to encourage parents to introduce peanut-containing foods earlier in their infant's life to lower the severity or even prevent their child from developing a peanut allergy.

  • 4 Your Health: Danger season for ATV's; identifying veterans at risk for suicide

    4 Your Health: Danger season for ATV's; identifying veterans at risk for suicide

    Thursday, June 15 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-06-15 18:37:43 GMT

    Despite the high rate of suicide among veterans there is no clear cut standard for identifying those at risk. And trauma physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said they've seen nearly 50 ATV injuries so far this year.

    Despite the high rate of suicide among veterans there is no clear cut standard for identifying those at risk. And trauma physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said they've seen nearly 50 ATV injuries so far this year.

  • 4 Your Health: Addicted babies on the rise; on the lookout for bedbugs

    4 Your Health: Addicted babies on the rise; on the lookout for bedbugs

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-06-14 17:39:36 GMT

    Nothing provokes disgust in travelers like the thought of bed bugs in their hotel room but most people don't know what the critters actually look like. And new study reveals the number of newborns treated for opioid withdrawal more than quadrupled between 2003 and 2012.

    Nothing provokes disgust in travelers like the thought of bed bugs in their hotel room but most people don't know what the critters actually look like. And new study reveals the number of newborns treated for opioid withdrawal more than quadrupled between 2003 and 2012.

  • 4 Your Health: Sign language disconnect; prescription drug costs around the world

    4 Your Health: Sign language disconnect; prescription drug costs around the world

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-06-13 17:40:05 GMT

    Tucson- New research reveals prescription drug costs vary widely among high income countries with universal healthcare. The study looked at primary care prescriptions in ten countries, not including the United States. Costs for some medications were over 600 percent higher in Canada which has a mixed system of private and public financing for prescriptions.  Sign language mixed message Teaching sign language to children with Cochlear implants may delay their verbal develo...

    New research reveals prescription drug costs vary widely among high income countries with universal healthcare. 

  • 4 Your Health: Wake-up call for cancer; dogs walk seniors to better health

    4 Your Health: Wake-up call for cancer; dogs walk seniors to better health

    Monday, June 12 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-06-12 17:53:03 GMT

    Owning a dog can help seniors stay more active and new study reveals why African American are reluctant to seek aggressive treatment for prostate cancer.

    Owning a dog can help seniors stay more active and new study reveals why African American are reluctant to seek aggressive treatment for prostate cancer.

  • 4 your health: Patient advocates bedside and beyond

    4 your health: Patient advocates bedside and beyond

    Thursday, June 8 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-06-08 20:52:55 GMT

    A patient advocate is someone who provides medical expertise and who represents a patient while they receiving treatment at a care facility or a hospital. These advocates are now part of a growing trend as healthcare becomes more and more complicated.

    A patient advocate is someone who provides medical expertise and who represents a patient while they're receiving treatment at a care facility or a hospital. These advocates are now part of a growing trend as healthcare becomes more and more complicated.

  • 4 Your Health: Childbirth exercise and alcohol brain drain

    4 Your Health: Childbirth exercise and alcohol brain drain

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-07 17:42:02 GMT

    New research suggests even moderate drinking could lead to a decline in brain health. And women at risk for post partum depression may want to get out and exercise.

    New research suggests even moderate drinking could lead to a decline in brain health. And women at risk for post partum depression may want to get out and exercise.

  • 4 Your Health: Sunscreen-bug repellent combo; lasting effects of brain injuries

    4 Your Health: Sunscreen-bug repellent combo; lasting effects of brain injuries

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-06-06 17:49:41 GMT

     Military veterans who suffer a blast-related concussion may have long lasting symptoms. Using combination sun screen and bug repellent may not work so well.

     Military veterans who suffer a blast-related concussion may have long lasting symptoms. Using combination sun screen and bug repellent may not work so well.

  • 4 Your Health: Knee replacement using robot technology

    4 Your Health: Knee replacement using robot technology

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-06-06 10:56:54 GMT

    Tucson- Replacing a hip or a knee has become pretty common these days but new techniques are not. an orthopedic surgical center in Tucson is now using robot technology to make knee replacement a very exact science. Melissa Anderson has had both her knees replaced.  The surgeries were performed by Dr. Russell Cohen at the Tucson Orthopedic Institute.  But for the second procedure Dr. Cohen, utilized the Mako robotic-arm.  "This way we can put the knee in exactly t...

    Tucson- Replacing a hip or a knee has become pretty common these days but new techniques are not. an orthopedic surgical center in Tucson is now using robot technology to make knee replacement a very exact science. Melissa Anderson has had both her knees replaced.  The surgeries were performed by Dr. Russell Cohen at the Tucson Orthopedic Institute.  But for the second procedure Dr. Cohen, utilized the Mako robotic-arm.  "This way we can put the knee in exactly t...

  • 4 Your Health: Sunscreen, sunglasses and barbeques; tips for a safe summer

    4 Your Health: Sunscreen, sunglasses and barbeques; tips for a safe summer

    Friday, June 2 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-06-02 17:46:21 GMT
    Tucson- Food safety experts have some good advice for your backyard barbeques this summer. Before you take your steaks or burgers off the grill, it's best to use a food thermometer to ensure all meat is thoroughly cooked. Place it in the thickest part of the food and let the meat rest about three minutes before eating it to kill any remaining bacteria. Don't put cooked food on the same plate that held raw meat or poultry and be sure to throw away any food that has been sitting out f...
    Tucson- Food safety experts have some good advice for your backyard barbeques this summer. Before you take your steaks or burgers off the grill, it's best to use a food thermometer to ensure all meat is thoroughly cooked. Place it in the thickest part of the food and let the meat rest about three minutes before eating it to kill any remaining bacteria. Don't put cooked food on the same plate that held raw meat or poultry and be sure to throw away any food that has been sitting out f...
  • 4 Your Health: Food allergies; disturbing numbers about teen drivers

    4 Your Health: Food allergies; disturbing numbers about teen drivers

    Thursday, June 1 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-06-01 15:47:00 GMT
    Tucson- Some alarming new statistics about teens and car accidents as we enter the 100 deadliest days of summer. Fatal crashes involving teen drivers increased more than 10 percent in one year according to AAA. New teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly accident. Distracted driving plays a role in more than half of crashes involving teens and 60 percent of teen drivers killed were not wearing a seat belt.  Food allergy numbers About three...
    Tucson- Some alarming new statistics about teens and car accidents as we enter the 100 deadliest days of summer. Fatal crashes involving teen drivers increased more than 10 percent in one year according to AAA. New teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly accident. Distracted driving plays a role in more than half of crashes involving teens and 60 percent of teen drivers killed were not wearing a seat belt.  Food allergy numbers About three...
  • 4 Your Health: Transgender adults face health woes; men tight-lipped about health

    4 Your Health: Transgender adults face health woes; men tight-lipped about health

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:30:21 GMT

    Tucson- A new study reveals transgender adults may face more medical issues than the general population. Questionnaires from over 300,000 people show gender minorities were more likely to struggle with concentration, decision-making and their overall health.  They were also more likely to be overweight, have depression and be uninsured. Men private about health A new national survey found men under 35 were 90 percent less likely than women, of the same age, to talk to family ...

    Tucson- A new study reveals transgender adults may face more medical issues than the general population. Questionnaires from over 300,000 people show gender minorities were more likely to struggle with concentration, decision-making and their overall health.  They were also more likely to be overweight, have depression and be uninsured. Men private about health A new national survey found men under 35 were 90 percent less likely than women, of the same age, to talk to family ...

  • 4 Your Health: Music, reading good for the brain; good news about babies

    4 Your Health: Music, reading good for the brain; good news about babies

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-05-30 16:52:24 GMT

    Teen births continue drop in the U.S. along with infant deaths. 

    Teen births continue drop in the U.S. along with infant deaths. 

  • 4 Your Health: Eating away knee pain and mandatory bedtimes for kids

    4 Your Health: Eating away knee pain and mandatory bedtimes for kids

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:36:36 GMT
    Tucson- A high fiber diet may lower the risk of arthritis related knee pain. Research from two long term studies show adults who ate the most dietary fiber were 30 to 60 percent less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than those who ate the least. Fiber, especially cereal fiber, was also associated with a lower risk of worsening pain in patients who already had the condition. Researchers are not sure why fiber may protect against knee osteoarthritis. Enforcing bedtimes Establis...
    Tucson- A high fiber diet may lower the risk of arthritis related knee pain. Research from two long term studies show adults who ate the most dietary fiber were 30 to 60 percent less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than those who ate the least. Fiber, especially cereal fiber, was also associated with a lower risk of worsening pain in patients who already had the condition. Researchers are not sure why fiber may protect against knee osteoarthritis. Enforcing bedtimes Establis...
  • 4 Your Health: Good and bad news in the fight against cancer

    4 Your Health: Good and bad news in the fight against cancer

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:48:09 GMT
    Tucson- The number of women living with the most severe form of breast cancer is growing. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute estimate about 150,000 American women had metastatic, or spreading, breast cancer in January of this year. That's a significant increase since 1990 and they project that number will continue to rise as the population ages even as treatments improve. The good news is, the five year survival for these women is improving, especially among younger women....
    Tucson- The number of women living with the most severe form of breast cancer is growing. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute estimate about 150,000 American women had metastatic, or spreading, breast cancer in January of this year. That's a significant increase since 1990 and they project that number will continue to rise as the population ages even as treatments improve. The good news is, the five year survival for these women is improving, especially among younger women....
  • 4 Your Health: Obesity is bad for teeth and stopping workouts can make you sick

    4 Your Health: Obesity is bad for teeth and stopping workouts can make you sick

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:47:58 GMT
    Tucson- It only takes two weeks of inactivity to increase the risk of chronic disease. The benefits of doing more exercise are well known but British researchers wanted to see what happens when active people become sedentary. They asked 28 healthy adults to reduce their activity by 80 percent. After only 14 days, they showed a significant loss of muscle mass and increased body fat. These changes can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even early death. Carrying excess ...
    Tucson- It only takes two weeks of inactivity to increase the risk of chronic disease. The benefits of doing more exercise are well known but British researchers wanted to see what happens when active people become sedentary. They asked 28 healthy adults to reduce their activity by 80 percent. After only 14 days, they showed a significant loss of muscle mass and increased body fat. These changes can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even early death. Carrying excess ...
  • 4 Your Health: Throwing food out is a waste of nutrients and not taking care of ADHD

    4 Your Health: Throwing food out is a waste of nutrients and not taking care of ADHD

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-05-15 15:58:27 GMT
    A study from Emory University reveals racial differences among children with ADHD. Researchers found African Americans were 22 percent more likely to stop taking their prescribed ADHD medications than whites. Hispanics were nearly 17 percent more likely to discontinue medication. Minority children were also more likely to completely stop treatment for attention issues. Much of the food wasted in the U.S. is full of important nutrients lacking in many people's diets. A new Johns Hop...
    A study from Emory University reveals racial differences among children with ADHD. Researchers found African Americans were 22 percent more likely to stop taking their prescribed ADHD medications than whites. Hispanics were nearly 17 percent more likely to discontinue medication. Minority children were also more likely to completely stop treatment for attention issues. Much of the food wasted in the U.S. is full of important nutrients lacking in many people's diets. A new Johns Hop...
  • 4 Your Health: A warning about eating sushi, arthroscopic surgery and benefits of Tai Chi

    4 Your Health: A warning about eating sushi, arthroscopic surgery and benefits of Tai Chi

    Friday, May 12 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-05-12 16:01:21 GMT

    Tucson- Arthroscopic surgery is not a good option for most people with arthritic knees. That's according to a panel of international experts who researched this common procedure. they say arthroscopic knee surgery does not provide lasting improvement for pain and function and is not cost effective. However, the study revealed that many doctors often recommend the procedure in patients with arthritis meniscus tears or stiffness in the knees. Tai Chi may help you sleep A new study s...

    Tucson- Arthroscopic surgery is not a good option for most people with arthritic knees. That's according to a panel of international experts who researched this common procedure. they say arthroscopic knee surgery does not provide lasting improvement for pain and function and is not cost effective. However, the study revealed that many doctors often recommend the procedure in patients with arthritis meniscus tears or stiffness in the knees. Tai Chi may help you sleep A new study s...

  • 4 Your Health: Gluten free not so healthy and HIV patients living longer

    4 Your Health: Gluten free not so healthy and HIV patients living longer

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-11 15:50:09 GMT
    Tucson- People diagnosed with HIV are living much longer than they were just two decades ago. British researchers studied over 88,000 HIV positive people who began anti-viral treatment between 1996 and 2010. During this time period, the number of deaths dropped and life expectancy increased by nearly ten years.  In fact, a 20 year old who began treatment for HIV in 2008 or later may live nearly as long as people in the general population. Gluten-free foods may not be as health...
    Tucson- People diagnosed with HIV are living much longer than they were just two decades ago. British researchers studied over 88,000 HIV positive people who began anti-viral treatment between 1996 and 2010. During this time period, the number of deaths dropped and life expectancy increased by nearly ten years.  In fact, a 20 year old who began treatment for HIV in 2008 or later may live nearly as long as people in the general population. Gluten-free foods may not be as health...
  • 4 Your Health: Expired Epipens, the dangers of cotton tips and the importance of gut bacteria

    4 Your Health: Expired Epipens, the dangers of cotton tips and the importance of gut bacteria

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-05-09 18:00:53 GMT
    Tucson- A new study has found newborns appear to get important gut bacteria from their mother's breast milk. Scientists at UCLA, studied bacterial communities in 107 healthy mother and infant pairs. They found gut bacteria in breast-fed babies were more closely related to their own mother's milk and skin, compared to a random mother. Experts say these results emphasize the importance of breast-feeding because this bacteria plays an important role in a child's lifelong health. Epipe...
    Tucson- A new study has found newborns appear to get important gut bacteria from their mother's breast milk. Scientists at UCLA, studied bacterial communities in 107 healthy mother and infant pairs. They found gut bacteria in breast-fed babies were more closely related to their own mother's milk and skin, compared to a random mother. Experts say these results emphasize the importance of breast-feeding because this bacteria plays an important role in a child's lifelong health. Epipe...
  • 4 Your Health: Pumping up with a curse and analyzing concussions with spit.

    4 Your Health: Pumping up with a curse and analyzing concussions with spit.

    Friday, May 5 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-05-05 17:58:12 GMT
    Tucson- A simple spit test could help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside quickly or linger for weeks. The test measures genetic material in saliva, called micro RNA's that are released by brain cells after a head injury. researchers found this method was 90 percent accurate in identifying kids whose symptoms lasted longer than a month. that's much better than typical concussion tests which are wrong nearly 70 percent of the time. Cursing makes you stronger ...
    Tucson- A simple spit test could help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside quickly or linger for weeks. The test measures genetic material in saliva, called micro RNA's that are released by brain cells after a head injury. researchers found this method was 90 percent accurate in identifying kids whose symptoms lasted longer than a month. that's much better than typical concussion tests which are wrong nearly 70 percent of the time. Cursing makes you stronger ...
  • 4 Your Health: Bad news about kids and suicide and people willing to risk their health

    4 Your Health: Bad news about kids and suicide and people willing to risk their health

    Thursday, May 4 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-05-04 18:21:41 GMT
    Tucson- Many people at high risk for a heart attack have no desire to change their lifestyle. That's according to a new Canadian study that surveyed over 45,000 adults about their weight, exercise habits, diet and smoking status. While most high-risk people agreed they needed to make changes more than half said they did not have the time or self-discipline. Nearly 18 percent said they felt no need to improve their health. Children and suicide Alarming new statistics about suicide f...
    Tucson- Many people at high risk for a heart attack have no desire to change their lifestyle. That's according to a new Canadian study that surveyed over 45,000 adults about their weight, exercise habits, diet and smoking status. While most high-risk people agreed they needed to make changes more than half said they did not have the time or self-discipline. Nearly 18 percent said they felt no need to improve their health. Children and suicide Alarming new statistics about suicide f...
  • 4 Your Health: Being "liked" doesn't make you happy and a reason not to stay gluten free

    4 Your Health: Being "liked" doesn't make you happy and a reason not to stay gluten free

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-05-03 17:16:19 GMT

    People who do not suffer from celiac disease should not avoid gluten and a new study reveals getting "likes" on social media does not make you feel better.

    People who do not suffer from celiac disease should not avoid gluten and a new study reveals getting "likes" on social media does not make you feel better.

  • Miss Tucson Del Sol overcomes debilitating scoliosis

    Miss Tucson Del Sol overcomes debilitating scoliosis

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-02 18:20:34 GMT

    Tucson- Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine, a condition that effects over 6 million people in the U.S.. One local woman's case was so severe it nearly robbed her of a chance to compete for a national title. But with a lot of determination and the help of a gifted surgeon she was soon back on stage. 

    Tucson- Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine, a condition that effects over 6 million people in the U.S.. One local woman's case was so severe it nearly robbed her of a chance to compete for a national title. But with a lot of determination and the help of a gifted surgeon she was soon back on stage. 

  • 4 Your Health: The battle against bullying and children still not eating healthy

    4 Your Health: The battle against bullying and children still not eating healthy

    Monday, May 1 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-05-01 17:59:55 GMT
    Tucson-  A new study reveals bullying has decreased over the past decade. Researchers at Johns Hopkins surveyed students in 109 Maryland schools between 2004 and 2014. Students reported fewer instances of cyberbullying, along with physical and verbal abuse. But there is still room for improvement. 13 to 28 percent of students said that they had experienced bullying in the past month. Young children still not eating well Despite some improvements in the diets of children many ...
    Tucson-  A new study reveals bullying has decreased over the past decade. Researchers at Johns Hopkins surveyed students in 109 Maryland schools between 2004 and 2014. Students reported fewer instances of cyberbullying, along with physical and verbal abuse. But there is still room for improvement. 13 to 28 percent of students said that they had experienced bullying in the past month. Young children still not eating well Despite some improvements in the diets of children many ...
  • 4 Your Health: A landmark for In Vitro births, missing macular degeneration and obesity and exercise.

    4 Your Health: A landmark for In Vitro births, missing macular degeneration and obesity and exercise.

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-04-28 16:55:32 GMT
    Tucson- Just because obesity runs in your genes doesn't mean you should give up on exercising. A new study reveals physical activity is especially beneficial for people who are genetically at risk for weight gain. Researchers, at the University Of North Carolina, identified thousands of adults with the so-called obesity gene. They found exercise reduced the weight gaining effects of this gene by about 30 percent. IVF babies reach million mark More than one million babies have now ...
    Tucson- Just because obesity runs in your genes doesn't mean you should give up on exercising. A new study reveals physical activity is especially beneficial for people who are genetically at risk for weight gain. Researchers, at the University Of North Carolina, identified thousands of adults with the so-called obesity gene. They found exercise reduced the weight gaining effects of this gene by about 30 percent. IVF babies reach million mark More than one million babies have now ...
  • 4 Your Health: A key ingredient in heart disease and more people willing to tune in to a tele-doctor

    4 Your Health: A key ingredient in heart disease and more people willing to tune in to a tele-doctor

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:49:19 GMT
    Tucson- A new survey reveals 60 percent of American adults are willing to use telemedicine to interact with a nurse or doctor. College graduates and those with higher incomes were more inclined to use telemedicine but younger adults were the most comfortable with the idea. 70-percent of millennials said they would use live video for healthcare because of the accessibility and convenience. Researchers have identified a nutrient in meat and eggs that may increase the risk of heart dis...
    Tucson- A new survey reveals 60 percent of American adults are willing to use telemedicine to interact with a nurse or doctor. College graduates and those with higher incomes were more inclined to use telemedicine but younger adults were the most comfortable with the idea. 70-percent of millennials said they would use live video for healthcare because of the accessibility and convenience. Researchers have identified a nutrient in meat and eggs that may increase the risk of heart dis...
  • 4 Your Health: A cancer risk for children and unknown high blood pressure

    4 Your Health: A cancer risk for children and unknown high blood pressure

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-04-26 15:47:31 GMT
    Tucson- Many people with high blood pressure don't even know they have the condition. New government research shows nearly 16 percent of adults have undiagnosed hypertension. Men, people under 39 and Asian adults were most likely to be unaware of their high blood pressure. Patients with health insurance and those who visited their doctor more often were least likely to have undiagnosed hypertension. High blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Child organ rec...
    Tucson- Many people with high blood pressure don't even know they have the condition. New government research shows nearly 16 percent of adults have undiagnosed hypertension. Men, people under 39 and Asian adults were most likely to be unaware of their high blood pressure. Patients with health insurance and those who visited their doctor more often were least likely to have undiagnosed hypertension. High blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Child organ rec...
  • 4 Your Health: Higher risk for prostate cancer and deadly news about obesity

    4 Your Health: Higher risk for prostate cancer and deadly news about obesity

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 17:31:32 GMT
    Tucson- Obesity is the top cause of preventable early death in the U.S.. That's according to a new study from the Cleveland clinic that analyzed how lifestyle decisions affect mortality. Researchers found obesity caused 47 percent more life years lost than tobacco use, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Diabetes was the second highest preventable cause of death. Just 15 years ago, smoking topped the list. New alert about prostate cancer A new study suggests prostate screenin...
    Tucson- Obesity is the top cause of preventable early death in the U.S.. That's according to a new study from the Cleveland clinic that analyzed how lifestyle decisions affect mortality. Researchers found obesity caused 47 percent more life years lost than tobacco use, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Diabetes was the second highest preventable cause of death. Just 15 years ago, smoking topped the list. New alert about prostate cancer A new study suggests prostate screenin...
  • 4 Your Health: Steroid treatment hard to swallow and parents come down on junk food ads

    4 Your Health: Steroid treatment hard to swallow and parents come down on junk food ads

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-04-19 16:47:00 GMT
    Tucson- A majority of parents want to see fewer junk food advertisements targeting their children. Researchers, at the University Of Connecticut's Rudd Center For Food Policy And Obesity, surveyed over 36-hundred parents. 85 percent said food companies do not act responsibly when they advertise to children, which makes it harder to raise healthy kids. More than 60 percent were supportive of policies to promote healthy eating for their children, in the media, schools and communities....
    Tucson- A majority of parents want to see fewer junk food advertisements targeting their children. Researchers, at the University Of Connecticut's Rudd Center For Food Policy And Obesity, surveyed over 36-hundred parents. 85 percent said food companies do not act responsibly when they advertise to children, which makes it harder to raise healthy kids. More than 60 percent were supportive of policies to promote healthy eating for their children, in the media, schools and communities....
  • 4 Your Health: Exercise for children and attempts to put cigarettes out for good.

    4 Your Health: Exercise for children and attempts to put cigarettes out for good.

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-04-18 16:47:52 GMT
    Tucson- A new study reveals three quarters of smokers who tried to kick the habit used more than one method during their most recent attempt. The three most common quit methods were cutting back, quitting cold turkey and switching to E-cigarettes.  E-cigarettes were used more often than the nicotine patch or gum, even though they are not approved by the FDA. New data shows adolescents who take physical education more frequently, are more fit and more informed about the health ...
    Tucson- A new study reveals three quarters of smokers who tried to kick the habit used more than one method during their most recent attempt. The three most common quit methods were cutting back, quitting cold turkey and switching to E-cigarettes.  E-cigarettes were used more often than the nicotine patch or gum, even though they are not approved by the FDA. New data shows adolescents who take physical education more frequently, are more fit and more informed about the health ...
  • 4 Your Health: Allergy medicine for children and troubling news about mental illness

    4 Your Health: Allergy medicine for children and troubling news about mental illness

    Monday, April 17 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-04-17 16:36:34 GMT
    Tucson- An increasing number of Americans are mentally ill but fewer people have access to health care services. A new study from New York University finds three and a half percent of the population, about eight million people, suffer from serious psychological distress. Access to health care has decreased for mentally ill patients over the past ten years. It's not clear why but researchers suggest it could be due to doctor shortages, insurance coverage for mental health and the cos...
    Tucson- An increasing number of Americans are mentally ill but fewer people have access to health care services. A new study from New York University finds three and a half percent of the population, about eight million people, suffer from serious psychological distress. Access to health care has decreased for mentally ill patients over the past ten years. It's not clear why but researchers suggest it could be due to doctor shortages, insurance coverage for mental health and the cos...
  • 4 Your Health: Memory care community may be guilt free option for families

    4 Your Health: Memory care community may be guilt free option for families

    Friday, April 14 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-04-14 17:57:04 GMT
    Tucson- A family coming to terms with a loved one suffering from a cognitive disorder, such as Alzheimer's or dementia, can be painful process. And often the difficult decisions that must be made come with a large dose of guilt.  After a loved one is diagnosed with a cognitive disorder many families attempt to care for that person, only to eventually realize they are not equipped to provide that care. But many assisted living communities now have their own memory care facilities...
    Tucson- A family coming to terms with a loved one suffering from a cognitive disorder, such as Alzheimer's or dementia, can be painful process. And often the difficult decisions that must be made come with a large dose of guilt.  After a loved one is diagnosed with a cognitive disorder many families attempt to care for that person, only to eventually realize they are not equipped to provide that care. But many assisted living communities now have their own memory care facilities...
  • 4 Your Health: The popularity of plastic surgery and how migraines weigh on people

    4 Your Health: The popularity of plastic surgery and how migraines weigh on people

    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-04-13 17:48:42 GMT
    Tucson- Weighing too much or not enough may increase the risk of migraine. Researchers at Johns Hopkins looked at 12 studies of more than 280,000 adults. They found obese people were 27 percent more likely to have migraines than those who were at a normal weigh and being under-weight was linked to a 13 percent higher risk of migraines. Experts speculate that molecules secreted by fatty tissue may play a role in triggering the headaches. Plastic surgery up Americans spent $16 billi...
    Tucson- Weighing too much or not enough may increase the risk of migraine. Researchers at Johns Hopkins looked at 12 studies of more than 280,000 adults. They found obese people were 27 percent more likely to have migraines than those who were at a normal weigh and being under-weight was linked to a 13 percent higher risk of migraines. Experts speculate that molecules secreted by fatty tissue may play a role in triggering the headaches. Plastic surgery up Americans spent $16 billi...
  • 4 Your Health: Surviving a heart attack with exercise and sweet treatment for diabetes

    4 Your Health: Surviving a heart attack with exercise and sweet treatment for diabetes

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-04-12 17:54:48 GMT
    Tucson- Although fresh fruit contains sugar it may lower the risk of diabetes and complications from the disease. A new study followed a half million people in China for seven years. People who ate large amounts of fresh fruit were less likely to develop diabetes than their peers. And for people who already had diabetes, fresh fruit was linked to fewer complications and a lower risk of death. Regular exercise not only helps prevent a heart attack it improves the odds of surviving o...
    Tucson- Although fresh fruit contains sugar it may lower the risk of diabetes and complications from the disease. A new study followed a half million people in China for seven years. People who ate large amounts of fresh fruit were less likely to develop diabetes than their peers. And for people who already had diabetes, fresh fruit was linked to fewer complications and a lower risk of death. Regular exercise not only helps prevent a heart attack it improves the odds of surviving o...
  • 4 Your Health: Cancer treatment with yoga and news for night owls

    4 Your Health: Cancer treatment with yoga and news for night owls

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-04-11 15:53:35 GMT
    Tucson- A new study reveals that yoga can help men cope with side effects while being treated for prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, found patients who attended two yoga classes a week, during radiation, had less fatigue than those who did not do yoga. Yoga patients also reported better sexual and urinary function. Night owl gene If you tend to be a night owl it may be in your DNA. Scientists have identified a gene mutation that delays the body's inte...
    Tucson- A new study reveals that yoga can help men cope with side effects while being treated for prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, found patients who attended two yoga classes a week, during radiation, had less fatigue than those who did not do yoga. Yoga patients also reported better sexual and urinary function. Night owl gene If you tend to be a night owl it may be in your DNA. Scientists have identified a gene mutation that delays the body's inte...
  • 4 Your Health: Alzheimer's and pneumonia, high blood pressure and the super senses of the sightless

    4 Your Health: Alzheimer's and pneumonia, high blood pressure and the super senses of the sightless

    Monday, April 10 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-04-10 16:33:29 GMT

    Tucson- When the brain loses connection with one sense, like eyesight, other senses appear to be heightened. 

    Tucson- When the brain loses connection with one sense, like eyesight, other senses appear to be heightened. 

  • 4 Your Health: Smoking deadly as ever and the effects of exercise before a stroke.

    4 Your Health: Smoking deadly as ever and the effects of exercise before a stroke.

    Thursday, April 6 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-04-06 18:28:08 GMT

    Exercise, not body fat, may predict how well people recover after a stroke.

    Exercise, not body fat, may predict how well people recover after a stroke.

  • 4 Your Health: More benefits from yoga and a mothers voice

    4 Your Health: More benefits from yoga and a mothers voice

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-04-05 17:50:04 GMT

    The sound of a mother's voice is beneficial to the health of premature babies.

    The sound of a mother's voice is beneficial to the health of premature babies.

  • 4 Your Health: Another danger for firefighters and a better way to treat children with diabetes

    4 Your Health: Another danger for firefighters and a better way to treat children with diabetes

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-04-04 17:46:31 GMT

    An artificial pancreas is a safe and effective way to improve blood sugar in diabetic children. 

    An artificial pancreas is a safe and effective way to improve blood sugar in diabetic children. 

  • 4 your health: A shot in the arm for vaccines

    4 your health: A shot in the arm for vaccines

    Monday, April 3 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-04-03 17:29:08 GMT

    Most children who die from the flu are not vaccinated. 

    Most children who die from the flu are not vaccinated. 

  • 4 Your Health: Pot plus alcohol equals bad grades and lack of sleep could be deadly

    4 Your Health: Pot plus alcohol equals bad grades and lack of sleep could be deadly

    Friday, March 31 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-03-31 17:19:08 GMT

    Sleep problems may increase a person's risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  

    Sleep problems may increase a person's risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  

  • 4 Your Health: Healthy teeth a matter of life and death and heroin use on the rise

    4 Your Health: Healthy teeth a matter of life and death and heroin use on the rise

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:52:26 GMT

    Heroin use has soared over the past decade, especially among white Americans.

    Heroin use has soared over the past decade, especially among white Americans.

  • 4 Your Health: Marathons are not good for the kidneys and knee replacements a step short

    4 Your Health: Marathons are not good for the kidneys and knee replacements a step short

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-03-29 17:27:24 GMT

    Knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. have doubled in recent years but the benefits may not be worth the cost for patients with milder symptoms. 

    Knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. have doubled in recent years but the benefits may not be worth the cost for patients with milder symptoms. 

  • 4 Your Health: The will in a will, stronger bones and not so effective baby supplements

    4 Your Health: The will in a will, stronger bones and not so effective baby supplements

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-03-28 16:29:44 GMT

    Taking DHA supplements during pregnancy does not help boost children's IQ or academic abilities. 

    Tucson- Taking DHA supplements during pregnancy does not help boost children's IQ or academic abilities. Researchers in Australia had a group of expectant mothers take 800 milligrams of DHA daily or a placebo during the last half of pregnancy. They found no differences in cognitive, language and motor development at 18 months old. At the age of seven, both groups had similar IQ scores. The study also found more behavior problems among children whose mothers took DHA. Stronger bones...

  • 4 Your Health: Another reason to cut back on salt and news about breast-feeding

    4 Your Health: Another reason to cut back on salt and news about breast-feeding

    Monday, March 27 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-03-27 17:56:37 GMT

    Breastfeeding may reduce hyperactivity in young children. 

    Breastfeeding may reduce hyperactivity in young children. 

  • 4 Your Health: Secondhand vapors and the cost of gunshot violence.

    4 Your Health: Secondhand vapors and the cost of gunshot violence.

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:08:56 GMT

    A new Stanford University study reveals the price tag for treating gunshot wounds topped six billion dollars over a nine-year period. 

    A new Stanford University study reveals the price tag for treating gunshot wounds topped six billion dollars over a nine-year period. 

  • 4 Your Health: Partying with a kick may be bad; Best locations for AEDs.

    4 Your Health: Partying with a kick may be bad; Best locations for AEDs.

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:59:43 GMT

    A new warning for people who mix energy drinks with alcohol. Data from 10 studies shows the combination increases the risk of falls, car accidents and other injuries compared to drinking alcohol alone. Experts say the caffeine in energy drinks masks the effects of alcohol and so people tend to drink even more than usual. Best locations for AED's A new study suggests coffee shops and ATM's may be the best places for public automated external defibrillators. There has been an ongoin...

    A new warning for people who mix energy drinks with alcohol. 

  • 4 Your Health: Benefits of alcohol skips a few beats

    4 Your Health: Benefits of alcohol skips a few beats

    Thursday, March 23 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-03-23 16:41:56 GMT

    Having a few drinks a week may lower the risk of some but not all types of heart disease. 

    Having a few drinks a week may lower the risk of some but not all types of heart disease. 

  • 4 Your Health: Good and Bad news about kids and opioids

    4 Your Health: Good and Bad news about kids and opioids

    Monday, March 20 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-03-20 16:19:07 GMT
    Tucson- Fewer children are being treated for opioid related poisonings or misuse but according to the experts there is much room for improvement. New data shows that after a steady increase in prescription opioid exposures from 2000 to 2009 there has been a decline in recent years. However, teens are still at risk for more serious outcomes, including opioid related suicides, which rose by more than 50-percent.  Hydrocodone was the most common medication involved in pediatric ca...
    Tucson- Fewer children are being treated for opioid related poisonings or misuse but according to the experts there is much room for improvement. New data shows that after a steady increase in prescription opioid exposures from 2000 to 2009 there has been a decline in recent years. However, teens are still at risk for more serious outcomes, including opioid related suicides, which rose by more than 50-percent.  Hydrocodone was the most common medication involved in pediatric ca...
  • 4 Your Health: Tracking down the cause of a restless workforce

    4 Your Health: Tracking down the cause of a restless workforce

    Thursday, March 16 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-03-16 17:11:59 GMT

    Tucson- World Sleep Day is Saturday but getting some extra slumber this weekend is not going to help an already tired workforce. A new survey from Career-Builder finds one in four workers feel they don't get enough sleep every night. And 60 percent said that lack of sleep has hurt their job performance. But work may be what's costing them sleep. Nearly half of the surveyed workers said thinking about their job is what keeps them up at night. Mice mimic behavior If you've felt the ...

    World Sleep Day is Saturday but getting some extra slumber this weekend is not going to help an already tired workforce. 

  • 4 your health: Socializing tough on dieters

    4 your health: Socializing tough on dieters

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-03-14 16:30:19 GMT

    Tucson- A new study reveals socializing and dining out are not a good combination if your trying to diet. Researchers, at the University of Pittsburgh, followed 150 people who were trying to lose weight. The dieters had a 60 percent chance of overeating in a social setting especially at a restaurant. But having company during meals wasn't the only diet risk. They admitted to over-indulging almost half the time when they dined all alone. Boomers skipping Hepatitis-C test Very few b...

    A new study reveals socializing and dining out are not a good combination if your trying to diet. 

  • 4 Your Health: Fake marijuana more dangerous than real weed

    4 Your Health: Fake marijuana more dangerous than real weed

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-03-13 15:30:40 GMT

    Tucson- A new government study finds additional risks for teens who use synthetic, or man-made, forms of marijuana. Researchers found that high school students who had used fake weed, were much more likely to use other drugs and engage in risky sexual or violent behaviors than those who used marijuana only. Experts say these findings are concerning because one in ten teens have tried synthetic pot.  Fertility therapy and heart disease Women who undergo fertility treatments bu...

    A new government study finds additional risks for teens who use synthetic, or man-made, forms of marijuana. 

  • 4 Your Health: Blues over heart attack can be deadly

    4 Your Health: Blues over heart attack can be deadly

    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:10 PM EST2017-03-09 17:10:38 GMT

    Depression after a heart attack may increase the risk of early death. 

    Depression after a heart attack may increase the risk of early death. 

  • 4 Your Health:  People with high blood pressure not taking their meds

    4 Your Health:  People with high blood pressure not taking their meds

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 11:09 AM EST2017-03-07 16:09:52 GMT
    Tucson- Many people with high blood pressure are not taking their medications correctly. Researchers in the Netherlands made the discovery while conducting a study on other treatments for hard to control hypertension. Only 20 percent of the patients were taking all of their prescribed medications but 20 percent were not taking any at all. Health professionals urge patients to be honest with their doctors if they don't want to take their pills for any reason because there may be othe...
    Tucson- Many people with high blood pressure are not taking their medications correctly. Researchers in the Netherlands made the discovery while conducting a study on other treatments for hard to control hypertension. Only 20 percent of the patients were taking all of their prescribed medications but 20 percent were not taking any at all. Health professionals urge patients to be honest with their doctors if they don't want to take their pills for any reason because there may be othe...
  • 4 Your Health: Soy not harmful to women with breast cancer

    4 Your Health: Soy not harmful to women with breast cancer

    Monday, March 6 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-03-06 16:33:00 GMT
    Tucson- New evidence shows soy is safe and even beneficial for some women with breast cancer. Past research has raised concerns that soy increases the risk of cancer so many women are told to avoid these foods. But a Tufts University study of over six thousand breast cancer patients found soy foods were not harmful. In fact, women who consumed the most soy had a  21 percent lower risk of death than those who consumed the least. Children with disabilities at risk for neglect or...
    Tucson- New evidence shows soy is safe and even beneficial for some women with breast cancer. Past research has raised concerns that soy increases the risk of cancer so many women are told to avoid these foods. But a Tufts University study of over six thousand breast cancer patients found soy foods were not harmful. In fact, women who consumed the most soy had a  21 percent lower risk of death than those who consumed the least. Children with disabilities at risk for neglect or...
  • 4 Your Health: Cancer survivors putting themselves in harms way

    4 Your Health: Cancer survivors putting themselves in harms way

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:19 PM EST2017-03-02 17:19:35 GMT
    Tucson- Although most melanoma survivors limit their sun exposure many continue to get sunburns. A University of Minnesota study compared sun exposure and protection habits of melanoma patients to people with no history of skin cancer. Survivors were more likely to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing but 20 percent reported getting tanned or burned in the previous year. When a bad flu season hits seniors may want to opt for the high dose flu vaccine. Higher flu dose better ...
    Tucson- Although most melanoma survivors limit their sun exposure many continue to get sunburns. A University of Minnesota study compared sun exposure and protection habits of melanoma patients to people with no history of skin cancer. Survivors were more likely to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing but 20 percent reported getting tanned or burned in the previous year. When a bad flu season hits seniors may want to opt for the high dose flu vaccine. Higher flu dose better ...
  • 4 Your Health: A connection to eating unhealthy foods as a child and breast cancer

    4 Your Health: A connection to eating unhealthy foods as a child and breast cancer

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 11:40 AM EST2017-03-01 16:40:39 GMT
    Tucson- Poor eating habits at a young age may increase a woman's risk for breast cancer. A new UCLA study tracked the diet and health of over 1,000 middle aged women. Those who ate a lot of refined sugars, carbs and red meat but few fruits and vegetables as teenagers were 35 percent more likely to develop breast cancer at a young age than healthier eaters. Women who ate poorly during their early adult years had a 41 percent higher risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer. Flu medicine ...
    Tucson- Poor eating habits at a young age may increase a woman's risk for breast cancer. A new UCLA study tracked the diet and health of over 1,000 middle aged women. Those who ate a lot of refined sugars, carbs and red meat but few fruits and vegetables as teenagers were 35 percent more likely to develop breast cancer at a young age than healthier eaters. Women who ate poorly during their early adult years had a 41 percent higher risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer. Flu medicine ...
  • 4 Your Health: The real cost of tanning beds

    4 Your Health: The real cost of tanning beds

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-02-28 22:12:46 GMT

    Tucson- Indoor tanning is responsible for over $300 million in skin cancer costs. That's according to a new study from the university of north Carolina. Researchers estimate tanning devices were linked to more than 200,000 cases of skin cancer in 2015 racking up medical costs of over $343 million. 

    Tucson- Indoor tanning is responsible for over $300 million in skin cancer costs. That's according to a new study from the university of north Carolina. Researchers estimate tanning devices were linked to more than 200,000 cases of skin cancer in 2015 racking up medical costs of over $343 million. 

  • 4 Your Health: Antibiotics not working for children with infections

    4 Your Health: Antibiotics not working for children with infections

    Thursday, February 23 2017 10:58 AM EST2017-02-23 15:58:51 GMT
    Tucson- More children are being diagnosed with infections that can't be cured with regular antibiotics. Data from 48 hospitals shows a 700 percent increase in the number of children with drug-resistant infections over the past eight years. Most of these patients already had the infection when admitted to the hospital, which means the bacteria may be spreading in the community. Researchers said these findings are concerning because very few strong antibiotics are approved for use in ...
    Tucson- More children are being diagnosed with infections that can't be cured with regular antibiotics. Data from 48 hospitals shows a 700 percent increase in the number of children with drug-resistant infections over the past eight years. Most of these patients already had the infection when admitted to the hospital, which means the bacteria may be spreading in the community. Researchers said these findings are concerning because very few strong antibiotics are approved for use in ...
  • 4 your health: Exercise best for women with breast cancer

    4 your health: Exercise best for women with breast cancer

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 12:55 PM EST2017-02-22 17:55:08 GMT
    Tucson- A new study out of Canada reveals the best two factors that keep victims of breast cancer alive. Researchers wanted to see how certain lifestyle choices improve the survival of breast cancer patients and reduce the risk of recurrence. While eating healthy, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol were helpful, avoiding weight gain and exercise had the greatest impact on survival. Experts recommend  that patients should get 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day at least fiv...
    Tucson- A new study out of Canada reveals the best two factors that keep victims of breast cancer alive. Researchers wanted to see how certain lifestyle choices improve the survival of breast cancer patients and reduce the risk of recurrence. While eating healthy, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol were helpful, avoiding weight gain and exercise had the greatest impact on survival. Experts recommend  that patients should get 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day at least fiv...
  • 4 Your Health: Toll cancer takes on the Hispanic population

    4 Your Health: Toll cancer takes on the Hispanic population

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 12:04 PM EST2017-02-21 17:04:25 GMT

    Tucson- Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic Americans but there are major differences within ethnic groups. According to a new study, Cubans have the highest overall cancer death rates for men and women. More Cubans and Puerto Ricans die from colorectal, endometrial and breast cancer, than any other group. Cubans also had the highest number of deaths from lung cancer, while Dominicans ranked number one for prostate cancer deaths. Teens more aware of alcohol ads Und...

    Tucson- Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic Americans but there are major differences within ethnic groups. According to a new study, Cubans have the highest overall cancer death rates for men and women. More Cubans and Puerto Ricans die from colorectal, endometrial and breast cancer, than any other group. Cubans also had the highest number of deaths from lung cancer, while Dominicans ranked number one for prostate cancer deaths. Teens more aware of alcohol ads Und...

  • 4 Your Health: Treatment over punishment for pregnant drug users

    4 Your Health: Treatment over punishment for pregnant drug users

    Monday, February 20 2017 12:08 PM EST2017-02-20 17:08:57 GMT
    Tucson- The country's leading pediatricians believe women who use opioids during pregnancy need to be helped not punished. The American Academy of Pediatrics argues that prosecuting and jailing mothers for drug use is not effective and may prevent women from getting help. Instead, doctors recommend a preventive approach, such as prescription drug monitoring, routine drug and alcohol screening and treatment programs. Experts said women must be able to discuss drug use with their doc...
    Tucson- The country's leading pediatricians believe women who use opioids during pregnancy need to be helped not punished. The American Academy of Pediatrics argues that prosecuting and jailing mothers for drug use is not effective and may prevent women from getting help. Instead, doctors recommend a preventive approach, such as prescription drug monitoring, routine drug and alcohol screening and treatment programs. Experts said women must be able to discuss drug use with their doc...
  • 4 Your Health: Another benefit from vitamin D

    4 Your Health: Another benefit from vitamin D

    Thursday, February 16 2017 11:00 AM EST2017-02-16 16:00:47 GMT
    Tucson- Vitamin D is known to be good for bone and muscle health but it could also keep you from getting sick. A new worldwide study focused on adults with low vitamin D because they are more susceptible to respiratory infections. Researchers found regular vitamin D supplements helped cut their risk of respiratory illness in half. Even those without a deficiency showed some benefit from the supplements but taking too much vitamin D can cause other health problems. Over prescribing ...
    Tucson- Vitamin D is known to be good for bone and muscle health but it could also keep you from getting sick. A new worldwide study focused on adults with low vitamin D because they are more susceptible to respiratory infections. Researchers found regular vitamin D supplements helped cut their risk of respiratory illness in half. Even those without a deficiency showed some benefit from the supplements but taking too much vitamin D can cause other health problems. Over prescribing ...
  • 4 Your Health: Exercise helps with menopause

    4 Your Health: Exercise helps with menopause

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 12:53 PM EST2017-02-15 17:53:42 GMT
    Tucson- There is new evidence that working out delivers many benefits for women after menopause. A new study tracked a group of sedentary, middle aged women, after they completed a 20 week exercise program. The women said exercise made them feel better mentally and physically with fewer hot flashes and a more positive mood. They were also more likely to maintain a healthy weight, than less active women. And long-time soccer players may be at risk of developing a type of dementia c...
    Tucson- There is new evidence that working out delivers many benefits for women after menopause. A new study tracked a group of sedentary, middle aged women, after they completed a 20 week exercise program. The women said exercise made them feel better mentally and physically with fewer hot flashes and a more positive mood. They were also more likely to maintain a healthy weight, than less active women. And long-time soccer players may be at risk of developing a type of dementia c...
  • 4 Your Health: Seniors taking drugs that effect the brain on the rise

    4 Your Health: Seniors taking drugs that effect the brain on the rise

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 1:12 PM EST2017-02-14 18:12:12 GMT
    Tucson- A new study reveals the number of senior citizens taking at least three drugs that effect brain function has more than doubled over the last decade. The use of multiple medications like opioids, anti-depressants and tranquilizers, rose even more in rural areas. Researchers say combining these drugs increase the risk of falls as well as problems with driving, memory and thinking. And babies who weigh less than three pounds at birth may be at a higher risk for mental health pr...
    Tucson- A new study reveals the number of senior citizens taking at least three drugs that effect brain function has more than doubled over the last decade. The use of multiple medications like opioids, anti-depressants and tranquilizers, rose even more in rural areas. Researchers say combining these drugs increase the risk of falls as well as problems with driving, memory and thinking. And babies who weigh less than three pounds at birth may be at a higher risk for mental health pr...
  • 4 Your Health: Deadly numbers for teens who drink and drive

    4 Your Health: Deadly numbers for teens who drink and drive

    Monday, February 13 2017 11:15 AM EST2017-02-13 16:15:10 GMT
    About half of traffic deaths among kids and teens are linked to alcohol. A new study looked at nearly 85,000 vehicle fatalities involving people under 21. About 28 percent were killed in accidents where the driver was legally drunk and half involved drivers with blood alcohol levels over zero. Experts said limiting late night driving for teens could help reduce alcohol-related deaths. But states with the toughest alcohol policies had the fewest deaths. Poverty may affect children's...
    About half of traffic deaths among kids and teens are linked to alcohol. A new study looked at nearly 85,000 vehicle fatalities involving people under 21. About 28 percent were killed in accidents where the driver was legally drunk and half involved drivers with blood alcohol levels over zero. Experts said limiting late night driving for teens could help reduce alcohol-related deaths. But states with the toughest alcohol policies had the fewest deaths. Poverty may affect children's...
  • 4 Your Health: Protecting older loved ones from exploitation

    4 Your Health: Protecting older loved ones from exploitation

    Friday, February 10 2017 1:59 PM EST2017-02-10 18:59:47 GMT

    Tucson- The attorney general's office in Arizona estimates that over 7,000 cases of exploitation of seniors takes place every year. But there are signs to look out for to protect older loved ones in your life...   Total Care Connections CEO, Daniel stringer, runs a company that provides home care and living facility care to seniors and veterans. Stringer said the health care providers who work for him are trained to recognize seniors who may be being exploited. "We look at ...

    Tucson- The attorney general's office in Arizona estimates that over 7,000 cases of exploitation of seniors takes place every year. But there are signs to look out for to protect older loved ones in your life...   Total Care Connections CEO, Daniel stringer, runs a company that provides home care and living facility care to seniors and veterans. Stringer said the health care providers who work for him are trained to recognize seniors who may be being exploited. "We look at ...

  • 4 Your Health: Women not following up with mammograms

    4 Your Health: Women not following up with mammograms

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:20 AM EST2017-02-09 16:20:48 GMT
    Tucson- Women who get a false positive on a mammogram, may avoid being screened in the future. Researchers studied mammography data from more than a quarter million women living in Chicago. Women who got false positive results were more likely to delay their next mammogram than those who got a true negative. But even more concerning false positive patients were 34 percent more likely to skip their next screening altogether. Also, new research finds the recurrences of melanoma is mo...
    Tucson- Women who get a false positive on a mammogram, may avoid being screened in the future. Researchers studied mammography data from more than a quarter million women living in Chicago. Women who got false positive results were more likely to delay their next mammogram than those who got a true negative. But even more concerning false positive patients were 34 percent more likely to skip their next screening altogether. Also, new research finds the recurrences of melanoma is mo...
  • 4 Your Health: Good education impacts children living in poverty

    4 Your Health: Good education impacts children living in poverty

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 11:14 AM EST2017-02-08 16:14:00 GMT

    Tucson- Just one year of high quality early education can dramatically benefit low income children. Researchers followed a group of underprivileged infants and toddlers enrolled in Edu-care, a full-day, year round program, available in 18 U.S. cities. After one year, they had better language skills, fewer behavior problems and a stronger bond with their parents, than low income children not in the program. Also, new data shows black and hispanic students who experience discriminati...

    Tucson- Just one year of high quality early education can dramatically benefit low income children. Researchers followed a group of underprivileged infants and toddlers enrolled in Edu-care, a full-day, year round program, available in 18 U.S. cities. After one year, they had better language skills, fewer behavior problems and a stronger bond with their parents, than low income children not in the program. Also, new data shows black and hispanic students who experience discriminati...

  • 4 Your Health: Jogging may fix your heart.

    4 Your Health: Jogging may fix your heart.

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 10:26 AM EST2017-02-07 15:26:10 GMT

    Tucson- More proof that exercise is good for the heart. Studies using mice, show just one session of endurance exercise, like running, increased the body's ability to repair damaged heart tissue. In fact, researchers believe exercise could be just as important for heart health as a healthy diet and maintaining normal cholesterol levels. Researchers hope future studies will lead to drug-free cures for heart disease. And weight may affect end of life care for terminally ill seniors. ...

    Tucson- More proof that exercise is good for the heart. Studies using mice, show just one session of endurance exercise, like running, increased the body's ability to repair damaged heart tissue. In fact, researchers believe exercise could be just as important for heart health as a healthy diet and maintaining normal cholesterol levels. Researchers hope future studies will lead to drug-free cures for heart disease. And weight may affect end of life care for terminally ill seniors. ...

  • 4 Your Health: Teens making E-cigarettes more risky

    4 Your Health: Teens making E-cigarettes more risky

    Monday, February 6 2017 10:48 AM EST2017-02-06 15:48:48 GMT
    Tucson- The popularity of E-cigarettes continues to grow among young people. And now a warning about "dripping". A new study finds one quarter of teens who use E-cigarettes have tried dripping liquid nicotine directly onto the heating coils of the device. Dripping creates a thicker vapor cloud and many teens said it gives a better flavor and a stronger hit. While there is no proof that dripping causes any additional health risks, it may expose users to higher levels of tox...
    Tucson- The popularity of E-cigarettes continues to grow among young people. And now a warning about "dripping". A new study finds one quarter of teens who use E-cigarettes have tried dripping liquid nicotine directly onto the heating coils of the device. Dripping creates a thicker vapor cloud and many teens said it gives a better flavor and a stronger hit. While there is no proof that dripping causes any additional health risks, it may expose users to higher levels of tox...
  • 4 Your Health: Overweight couples may take longer to have a baby

    4 Your Health: Overweight couples may take longer to have a baby

    Friday, February 3 2017 11:59 AM EST2017-02-03 16:59:06 GMT
    Tucson- Obese couples face a tougher time getting pregnant. A new government study is one of the first to look at the weight of both partners and not just women, who are trying to have a baby. Researchers found, on average, obese couples took nearly 60 percent longer to become pregnant than normal weight couples. Experts say fertility specialists should advise their obese patients to lose weight, to reduce the time needed to conceive. Also, women who have more pregnancies, may be a...
    Tucson- Obese couples face a tougher time getting pregnant. A new government study is one of the first to look at the weight of both partners and not just women, who are trying to have a baby. Researchers found, on average, obese couples took nearly 60 percent longer to become pregnant than normal weight couples. Experts say fertility specialists should advise their obese patients to lose weight, to reduce the time needed to conceive. Also, women who have more pregnancies, may be a...
  • 4 Your Health: Another bad result from not sleeping

    4 Your Health: Another bad result from not sleeping

    Thursday, February 2 2017 12:32 PM EST2017-02-02 17:32:44 GMT
    As if not sleeping well weren't enough of a nightmare, a new study reveals insomnia may increase the risk of asthma. Researchers in Norway, tracked the sleeping habits of nearly 18,000 adults for over a decade. People with chronic insomnia were three times more likely to develop asthma than those without sleep problems. In fact, sleeping poorly just a few nights a week increased the risk of asthma by 94 percent. Also, older patients who see the same primary care doctor over time, ar...
    As if not sleeping well weren't enough of a nightmare, a new study reveals insomnia may increase the risk of asthma. Researchers in Norway, tracked the sleeping habits of nearly 18,000 adults for over a decade. People with chronic insomnia were three times more likely to develop asthma than those without sleep problems. In fact, sleeping poorly just a few nights a week increased the risk of asthma by 94 percent. Also, older patients who see the same primary care doctor over time, ar...
  • 4 Your Health: Treatment eliminates underarm sweating

    4 Your Health: Treatment eliminates underarm sweating

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 7:22 PM EST2017-02-02 00:22:06 GMT

    If you have ever had a moment when you have been embarrassed by underarm sweat stains, a new treatment can make it possible to never be humiliated again.

    If you have ever had a moment when you have been embarrassed by underarm sweat stains, a new treatment can make it possible to never be humiliated again.

  • 4 Your Health: When you eat effects your health

    4 Your Health: When you eat effects your health

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 10:48 AM EST2017-01-31 15:48:01 GMT
    Tucson- While it's important to eat nutritious foods, when we eat them also has an impact on our health. Researchers at Columbia University found people who eat breakfast are less likely to have high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The data also revealed skipping a morning meal increases the risk for obesity and diabetes. The timing and frequency of meals have also been linked to heart disease and stroke. Researchers said planning out meals and snacks can prevent overeating, tr...
    Tucson- While it's important to eat nutritious foods, when we eat them also has an impact on our health. Researchers at Columbia University found people who eat breakfast are less likely to have high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The data also revealed skipping a morning meal increases the risk for obesity and diabetes. The timing and frequency of meals have also been linked to heart disease and stroke. Researchers said planning out meals and snacks can prevent overeating, tr...
  • 4 Your Health: Not enough sleep may be what ails you

    4 Your Health: Not enough sleep may be what ails you

    Monday, January 30 2017 1:38 PM EST2017-01-30 18:38:51 GMT

    Tucson- A new study helps explain why many get sick when they don't get enough rest. Researchers at the University of Washington took blood samples from 11 pairs of identical twins with different sleep patterns. The twin who regularly got less sleep had a weaker immune system than his or her sibling, leaving them more vulnerable to illness. Experts said about one third of working adults get less than six hours of slumber a night. Also, new research suggests if you want more time wi...

    Tucson- A new study helps explain why many get sick when they don't get enough rest. Researchers at the University of Washington took blood samples from 11 pairs of identical twins with different sleep patterns. The twin who regularly got less sleep had a weaker immune system than his or her sibling, leaving them more vulnerable to illness. Experts said about one third of working adults get less than six hours of slumber a night. Also, new research suggests if you want more time wi...

  • 4 Your Health: Fat harvesting used in plastic surgery

    4 Your Health: Fat harvesting used in plastic surgery

    Friday, January 20 2017 2:40 PM EST2017-01-20 19:40:30 GMT

    Tucson- Plastic surgery for women and men remains a popular option for enhancing or reducing body parts. But surgeons are now recommending using something from your own body to compliment the sculpting process. Fat harvesting is a plastic surgery procedure that basically takes fat from places where you don't want it and then have it put it in parts of your body where you do. Dr. Gwen Maxwell, with Maxwell Aesthetics, said fat harvesting is a good option when considering plastic surg...

    Tucson- Plastic surgery for women and men remains a popular option for enhancing or reducing body parts. But surgeons are now recommending using something from your own body to compliment the sculpting process. Fat harvesting is a plastic surgery procedure that basically takes fat from places where you don't want it and then have it put it in parts of your body where you do. Dr. Gwen Maxwell, with Maxwell Aesthetics, said fat harvesting is a good option when considering plastic surg...

  • 4 Your Health: Jogging doesn't run you down

    4 Your Health: Jogging doesn't run you down

    Thursday, January 19 2017 10:41 AM EST2017-01-19 15:41:19 GMT
    Tucson- Many believe that running wears away cartilage in the knees and causes arthritis. But a daily jog may actually help protect your knees. Researchers at Brigham Young University studied fluid from the knees of 30 young adults, before and after, they went for a run. After just a half hour of running, their knees had less inflammation and reduced levels of a protein linked to arthritis. Sitting, though, for 30 minutes actually increased inflammation in their knees. And the key ...
    Tucson- Many believe that running wears away cartilage in the knees and causes arthritis. But a daily jog may actually help protect your knees. Researchers at Brigham Young University studied fluid from the knees of 30 young adults, before and after, they went for a run. After just a half hour of running, their knees had less inflammation and reduced levels of a protein linked to arthritis. Sitting, though, for 30 minutes actually increased inflammation in their knees. And the key ...
  • 4 Your Health: Acupuncture helping colicky babies

    4 Your Health: Acupuncture helping colicky babies

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 12:05 PM EST2017-01-17 17:05:13 GMT
    Tucson- A new Swedish study has found acupuncture could be an effective treatment for infant colic . Researchers divided a group of colicky babies to get twice-weekly acupuncture or standard care. After two weeks, infants in the acupuncture group cried significantly less than those not treated with needles. Doctors recommend parents keep a diary of their baby's crying episodes and eliminate cow's milk from their diet before seeking more help. Also, new data suggests the onset of h...
    Tucson- A new Swedish study has found acupuncture could be an effective treatment for infant colic . Researchers divided a group of colicky babies to get twice-weekly acupuncture or standard care. After two weeks, infants in the acupuncture group cried significantly less than those not treated with needles. Doctors recommend parents keep a diary of their baby's crying episodes and eliminate cow's milk from their diet before seeking more help. Also, new data suggests the onset of h...
  • "Young blood" transfusions the next fountain of youth

    "Young blood" transfusions the next fountain of youth

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 11:24 AM EST2017-01-17 16:24:12 GMT

    A California start up company may have discovered the fountain of youth. Ambrosia, based in Monterey, Calif., is looking to enroll 600 participants for its clinical trial where patients would undergo a transfusion of a two-liter bag of plasma from young adults and teenagers.

    A California start up company may have discovered the fountain of youth. Ambrosia, based in Monterey, Calif., is looking to enroll 600 participants for its clinical trial where patients would undergo a transfusion of a two-liter bag of plasma from young adults and teenagers.

  • 4 Your Health: Blueprint for a healthy life

    4 Your Health: Blueprint for a healthy life

    Monday, January 16 2017 12:46 PM EST2017-01-16 17:46:09 GMT
    Tucson- That resolution to get in shape sounded great on January 1st but if your looking for more incentive a new study may help. Researchers from Vanderbilt Health and Wellness analyzed data from over 10,000 health risk assessments. They found the most effective lifestyle behaviors were eating a low-fat diet, aerobic exercise, not smoking, wearing seat belts and getting enough sleep. Experts say even small changes can lead to greater health over time. Also, the American Heart Asso...
    Tucson- That resolution to get in shape sounded great on January 1st but if your looking for more incentive a new study may help. Researchers from Vanderbilt Health and Wellness analyzed data from over 10,000 health risk assessments. They found the most effective lifestyle behaviors were eating a low-fat diet, aerobic exercise, not smoking, wearing seat belts and getting enough sleep. Experts say even small changes can lead to greater health over time. Also, the American Heart Asso...
  • Tucson Orthopaedic surgeon helps invent new hip replacement procedure

    Tucson Orthopaedic surgeon helps invent new hip replacement procedure

    Monday, January 9 2017 5:01 PM EST2017-01-09 22:01:36 GMT

     Dr. Russell Cohen from the Tucson Orthopaedic Institute joined a team of other surgeons to develop a new surgical technique that allows their patients to get back on their feet sooner. 

     Dr. Russell Cohen from the Tucson Orthopaedic Institute joined a team of other surgeons to develop a new surgical technique that allows their patients to get back on their feet sooner. 

  • 4 Your Health: Older organ donors just as good as young

    4 Your Health: Older organ donors just as good as young

    Monday, December 19 2016 10:15 AM EST2016-12-19 15:15:31 GMT
    Tucson- Many people wait over five years for a kidney from a donor.  A new study finds organs from older patients may be just as viable for transplant. Italian researchers followed over 600 patients who received kidneys from healthy donors over the age of 50. They found the recipient five year survival rates were about the same, regardless of their donor's age, even those over 80. Experts say these findings could help cut down the wait times for transplant surgeries. A new gov...
    Tucson- Many people wait over five years for a kidney from a donor.  A new study finds organs from older patients may be just as viable for transplant. Italian researchers followed over 600 patients who received kidneys from healthy donors over the age of 50. They found the recipient five year survival rates were about the same, regardless of their donor's age, even those over 80. Experts say these findings could help cut down the wait times for transplant surgeries. A new gov...
  • 4 Your Health: Dancing away from dementia

    4 Your Health: Dancing away from dementia

    Friday, December 16 2016 11:53 AM EST2016-12-16 16:53:51 GMT

    A new study reveals that dancing may dramatically reduce your chances of becoming a victim of Alzheimer's disease. That is not the only reason for stepping out to a ballroom near you.

    A new study reveals that dancing may dramatically reduce your chances of becoming a victim of Alzheimer's disease. That is not the only reason for stepping out to a ballroom near you.

  • 4 Your Health: Celebrities spreading awareness about disease not enough

    4 Your Health: Celebrities spreading awareness about disease not enough

    Thursday, December 15 2016 2:34 PM EST2016-12-15 19:34:06 GMT

    Tucson- In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie revealed she had undergone a double mastectomy. That announcement had a dramatic impact on getting women tested for breast cancer. A new Harvard study found testing for the BRCA, breast cancer gene, increased by 64 percent in the weeks after Jolie went public. But that announcement did not translate to an increase in mastectomy rates. Researchers suggest that while celebrity announcements reach a large audience, they may not necessarily target...

    Tucson- In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie revealed she had undergone a double mastectomy. That announcement had a dramatic impact on getting women tested for breast cancer. A new Harvard study found testing for the BRCA, breast cancer gene, increased by 64 percent in the weeks after Jolie went public. But that announcement did not translate to an increase in mastectomy rates. Researchers suggest that while celebrity announcements reach a large audience, they may not necessarily target...

  • 4 Your Health: Pokemon Go short on fitness

    4 Your Health: Pokemon Go short on fitness

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 1:20 PM EST2016-12-14 18:20:14 GMT

    Tucson- While playing Pokemon Go may encourage exercise among adults, it doesn't last very long. Harvard University researchers tracked more than 1,000 adults who down-loaded the popular reality game. During the first week, they averaged an additional 955 steps. That totals about half of the World Health Organization's recommendation for physical activity. But as their interest in the game declined so did  their step count and the effect was lost after just six weeks of chasin...

    Tucson- While playing Pokemon Go may encourage exercise among adults, it doesn't last very long. Harvard University researchers tracked more than 1,000 adults who down-loaded the popular reality game. During the first week, they averaged an additional 955 steps. That totals about half of the World Health Organization's recommendation for physical activity. But as their interest in the game declined so did  their step count and the effect was lost after just six weeks of chasin...

  • 4 Your Health: Good news in the fight against obesity

    4 Your Health: Good news in the fight against obesity

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 12:30 PM EST2016-12-13 17:30:08 GMT

    Tucson- Signs of obesity among babies in low income families, appear to be going down. A new study attributes the decline to changes in the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, also known as WIC, back in 2010. The CDC says the turnaround started when the WIC program started delaying giving cereal and juice to infants and encouraged more support for breastfeeding. Some 17-million babies in the WIC program were included in the study. And a Georgetown Unive...

    Tucson- Signs of obesity among babies in low income families, appear to be going down. A new study attributes the decline to changes in the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, also known as WIC, back in 2010. The CDC says the turnaround started when the WIC program started delaying giving cereal and juice to infants and encouraged more support for breastfeeding. Some 17-million babies in the WIC program were included in the study. And a Georgetown Unive...

  • 4 Your Health: New revelations about breast cancer

    4 Your Health: New revelations about breast cancer

    Monday, December 12 2016 12:48 PM EST2016-12-12 17:48:44 GMT
    Tucson- Although more women are surviving breast cancer, the treatments they endure can often cause lingering physical and mental effects. 92 percent of breast cancer survivors, in a new University of Pennsylvania study, said they had at least three long-term symptoms from treatment, like fatigue, pain and insomnia. And 65 percent said they were not getting the right treatment for at least one of their symptoms. Researchers said, as a result, survivors were more likely to suffer fro...
    Tucson- Although more women are surviving breast cancer, the treatments they endure can often cause lingering physical and mental effects. 92 percent of breast cancer survivors, in a new University of Pennsylvania study, said they had at least three long-term symptoms from treatment, like fatigue, pain and insomnia. And 65 percent said they were not getting the right treatment for at least one of their symptoms. Researchers said, as a result, survivors were more likely to suffer fro...
  • 4 Your Health: Stroke survivor credits rehab center with recovery

    4 Your Health: Stroke survivor credits rehab center with recovery

    Friday, December 9 2016 4:32 PM EST2016-12-09 21:32:52 GMT

    Tucson- On march 26th, 2015, Eric Cline suffered a massive brain aneurysm.

    Tucson- On march 26th, 2015, Eric Cline suffered a massive brain aneurysm.

  • 4 Your Health: Americans not living as long

    4 Your Health: Americans not living as long

    Thursday, December 8 2016 10:06 AM EST2016-12-08 15:06:30 GMT
    Tucson- Although it has only dipped slightly, the life expectancy of people in the U.S. is going down. A new government report reveals the average life expectancy dropped from 78.9 to 78.8 years in 2015. The ten leading causes of death did not change though, topped by heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease. There was also no significant change in the infant mortality rate. Duke University researchers say even small increases in high blood pressure can cause serious health ri...
    Tucson- Although it has only dipped slightly, the life expectancy of people in the U.S. is going down. A new government report reveals the average life expectancy dropped from 78.9 to 78.8 years in 2015. The ten leading causes of death did not change though, topped by heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease. There was also no significant change in the infant mortality rate. Duke University researchers say even small increases in high blood pressure can cause serious health ri...
  • 4 Your Health: Effects of driving while drowsy

    4 Your Health: Effects of driving while drowsy

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 11:38 AM EST2016-12-06 16:38:25 GMT
    Tucson- A new warning about the dangers getting behind the wheel when you haven't had enough sleep. A new study from AAA reveals drivers who get less than seven hours of sleep, nearly double their risk for a crash. And sleeping less than five hours, had a crash risk comparable to someone driving drunk. While 97 percent of surveyed drivers were aware of these dangers, nearly one in three admitted they had recently driven when they were so tired, they struggled to keep their eyes open...
    Tucson- A new warning about the dangers getting behind the wheel when you haven't had enough sleep. A new study from AAA reveals drivers who get less than seven hours of sleep, nearly double their risk for a crash. And sleeping less than five hours, had a crash risk comparable to someone driving drunk. While 97 percent of surveyed drivers were aware of these dangers, nearly one in three admitted they had recently driven when they were so tired, they struggled to keep their eyes open...
  • 4 Your Health: Mind altering drugs easing cancer patients suffering

    4 Your Health: Mind altering drugs easing cancer patients suffering

    Friday, December 2 2016 12:22 PM EST2016-12-02 17:22:27 GMT
    Tucson- A hallucinogenic drug, may help ease anxiety and depression in cancer patients. A Johns Hopkins study monitored 51 adults with life threatening cancer as they took a large dose of Psilocybin, the active compound in "magic mushrooms". The patients reported feeling less fearful of death, a sense of optimism and an overall better quality of life after taking the drug. Even six months later 80-percent felt less anxiety and depression. But experts say hallucinogenics sh...
    Tucson- A hallucinogenic drug, may help ease anxiety and depression in cancer patients. A Johns Hopkins study monitored 51 adults with life threatening cancer as they took a large dose of Psilocybin, the active compound in "magic mushrooms". The patients reported feeling less fearful of death, a sense of optimism and an overall better quality of life after taking the drug. Even six months later 80-percent felt less anxiety and depression. But experts say hallucinogenics sh...
  • 4 Your Health: Family doc may be best therapist for kids during divorce

    4 Your Health: Family doc may be best therapist for kids during divorce

    Monday, November 28 2016 7:33 PM EST2016-11-29 00:33:47 GMT

    Every year, over a million American children experience the divorce or break-up of their parents.

    Every year, over a million American children experience the divorce or break-up of their parents.

  • New Study: Childhood exposure to flu may determine susceptibility to new strains

    New Study: Childhood exposure to flu may determine susceptibility to new strains

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 8:19 PM EST2016-11-17 01:19:40 GMT

    A new study has found that the type of flu virus people are exposed to during childhood may determine which strains they are protected from for the rest of their lives.

    A new study has found that the type of flu virus people are exposed to during childhood may determine which strains they are protected from for the rest of their lives.

  • 4 Your Health: No surgery required to lose unwanted fat

    4 Your Health: No surgery required to lose unwanted fat

    Thursday, November 10 2016 4:23 PM EST2016-11-10 21:23:49 GMT

    For some, controlling their weight is a constant battle. But there is a medical facility in Tucson that performs a procedure that has helped hundreds of people not only shed unwanted fat but also shape up. 

    For some, controlling their weight is a constant battle. But there is a medical facility in Tucson that performs a procedure that has helped hundreds of people not only shed unwanted fat but also shape up. 

  • 4 Your Health: Worrying about your health can make you sick

    4 Your Health: Worrying about your health can make you sick

    Friday, November 4 2016 9:06 PM EDT2016-11-05 01:06:18 GMT

    A new study reveals, people who constantly worry about contracting a serious disease, can end up with one.

    A new study reveals, people who constantly worry about contracting a serious disease, can end up with one.

  • Adults not the only ones who should pass on salt

    Adults not the only ones who should pass on salt

    Thursday, November 3 2016 9:52 PM EDT2016-11-04 01:52:41 GMT

    Young people could use less seasoning at the dinner table. That is according to a new government study that evaluated the diets of more than 2,000 6 to 18 year olds

    Young people could use less seasoning at the dinner table. That is according to a new government study that evaluated the diets of more than 2,000 6 to 18 year olds

  • 4 Your Health: New technology helping wipe away blotchy, red, and brown spots on our faces

    4 Your Health: New technology helping wipe away blotchy, red, and brown spots on our faces

    Friday, July 8 2016 8:02 PM EDT2016-07-09 00:02:25 GMT

    With an average of 286 sunny days a year here in Tucson, it's tough avoiding those damaging ultra violet rays. The longer we live here, the more likely we are to develop blotchy, red, and brown spots on our faces. But now it's easier than ever to wipe them away. 

    With an average of 286 sunny days a year here in Tucson, it's tough avoiding those damaging ultra violet rays. The longer we live here, the more likely we are to develop blotchy, red, and brown spots on our faces. But now it's easier than ever to wipe them away. 

  • 4 Your Health: Treat varicose veins to avoid swelling, fatigue, pain

    4 Your Health: Treat varicose veins to avoid swelling, fatigue, pain

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 2:49 PM EDT2016-06-21 18:49:09 GMT

    More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from varicose veins but there are still many misconceptions about this common problem. 

    More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from varicose veins but there are still many misconceptions about this common problem. 

  • 4 Your Health: 3-D imaging helping to easy trouble during dentist visit

    4 Your Health: 3-D imaging helping to easy trouble during dentist visit

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 8:09 PM EDT2016-06-01 00:09:18 GMT

    Going to the dentist will never be a day at the beach. But new technology makes it a whole lot less unpleasant for the patient and more efficient for the dentist. 

    Going to the dentist will never be a day at the beach. But new technology makes it a whole lot less unpleasant for the patient and more efficient for the dentist. 

  • Health officials now confirm 11 cases of measles in Arizona

    Health officials now confirm 11 cases of measles in Arizona

    Monday, May 30 2016 5:32 PM EDT2016-05-30 21:32:46 GMT
    Photo of measles rashPhoto of measles rash

    An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases. 

    An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases. 

  • Father's age, lifestyle may have bigger impact on health of future children

    Father's age, lifestyle may have bigger impact on health of future children

    Monday, May 16 2016 8:45 PM EDT2016-05-17 00:45:37 GMT

    Men have a bigger impact than you might think when it comes to the health of their future children. New research reveals a father’s age and lifestyle can affect his...

    Men have a bigger impact than you might think when it comes to the health of their future children. New research reveals a father’s age and lifestyle can affect his...

  • Loneliness hurts: Senior health about more than disease

    Loneliness hurts: Senior health about more than disease

    Monday, May 16 2016 4:05 PM EDT2016-05-16 20:05:31 GMT
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    Grandma's cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to mind. But that's not the whole story. 

    Grandma's cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to mind. But that's not the whole story. 

  • 4 Your Health: New orthodontics changing the way braces work

    4 Your Health: New orthodontics changing the way braces work

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 8:28 PM EDT2016-08-04 00:28:38 GMT

    Not long ago, kids liked to decorate their braces with colorful rubber bands. But that trend is disappearing now that more orthodontists are using self-ligating braces. 

    Not long ago, kids liked to decorate their braces with colorful rubber bands. But that trend is disappearing now that more orthodontists are using self-ligating braces. 

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