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August 2018 Media News

Screen time linked to ADHD symptoms in teens. Teens who spend lots of time surfing the web, playing games and chatting with friends on smartphones and tablets may be more likely to develop ADHD symptoms than youth who don’t, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 07/17/2018.

Wide variation in follow–up care for women with low–risk breast cancer. The kind of imaging U.S. women receive after treatment for non–metastatic breast cancer can vary widely, a new study finds. Reuters Health, 07/17/2018. (Also see Cancer)

Women's fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors. Young women with unhealthy levels of fats in their blood may have higher odds of having just one child, or no children at all, a recent study suggests. Reuters Health, 07/17/2018.

When to Get Your Bone Density Tested. Updated guidelines can help women decide when to have bone density screening but may discourage men. New York Times, 07/16/2018. (Also see Osteoporosis)

Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny. Many famous studies of human behavior cannot be reproduced, but even so, they revealed aspects of our inner lives that feel true. New York Times, 07/16/2018.

An Aspirin a Day for Heart Health? It May Depend on Your Weight. A daily dose of baby aspirin is widely recommended for heart disease prevention, but a one–dose–fits–all approach may not work. New York Times, 07/17/2018. (Also see NSAIDs)

Blood in the stool could point to more than colon cancer. A standard test for colon cancer that looks for blood in the stool may turn up more risks than doctors or patients bargained for, researchers reported. NBC News, 07/16/2018. (Also see Cancer)

Urgent care centers overprescribe antibiotics, study finds. Urgent care centers are the biggest offenders when it comes to giving people antibiotics they don’t need, researchers reported. NBC News, 07/16/2018. (Also see Arthritis Treatments)

Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'. Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a simple way to protect your heart – but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. BBC Health News, 07/18/2018. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)

Is heading a football bad for your health? Can repetitive heading cause damage to the brain and lead to long–term health problems? BBC Health News, 07/17/2018.

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