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Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
Older Adults In Certain Regions May Be Healthier
Could older residents in certain parts of the country fare better than their peers in other regions? Maybe so, according to the authors of a new study.
More School Years Linked to Worse Vision
In some cases, vision problems are related to genetics. But for many people, other factors may be behind those vision problems.
Pain After Surgery Differed Between the Sexes
Men and women are similar in so many ways. Yet, when it comes to health, there may be some important differences between the sexes, and recovering from surgery may be one of those areas where men and women differ.
Vitamin D and Disease: Review of the Research
Vitamin D has been reported to decrease some bone diseases and reduce risk of other diseases like cancer and heart disease. But some of these claims may not be supported by research.
Gender Differences in COPD
COPD, a common lung disease, used to be considered a disease that primarily occurs in men. However, in recent years, more women have been diagnosed with COPD.
Explaining Rates of Broken Bones
Broken bones happen for many reasons. From weak bones to accidental falls and lifestyle choices, researchers recently explored these reasons.
Does AA Help Men & Women Differently?
Originally designed for men, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) now welcomes women. But does successful abstinence from drinking through AA differ for men and women?
More Active, More Immune After Cancer
The tolls of cancer can make it difficult to exercise. But when treatment is done and patients keep up an exercise routine over time, the body can get stronger in a number of ways.
Running Free Barefooted
First there were toe socks. Then came the toe shoes, and shoemakers have been busy designing some of their own to go with the barefoot running craze, but is it just a fad?