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Fruit Juice in Infancy

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Fewer U.S. Teens Are Boozing It Up

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are hitting the bottle less often than they did 25 years ago, new research reveals.

The analysis found that while 5 percent of 13-year-olds frequently binge drank between 1991 and 1998, only 2.6 percent were doing so in 2015.

Among 18-year-olds, that number fell from 20...

U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Until Gearah Goldstein fully transitioned her gender, being female housed in a male body felt like a hunger she couldn't satisfy.

A vital part of Goldstein's transition involved multiple gender confirmation surgeries several years ago that aligned her appearance with the person she's always fel...

No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Several new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics may just send toddlers into tantrums.

One recommendation is that fruit juice be limited for toddlers and older children, and babies shouldn't have any at all before their first birthday.

Another recommendation is that p...

Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting calorie intake may slow aging, a new study suggests.

Previous research has shown that calorie restrictions slow aging in worms, flies and mice, so Duke University researchers wanted to see if it could slow biological aging in people.

"Biological aging is the gradual and progre...

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

SUNDAY, May 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first prescription of an antibiotic that the average U.S. adult with pneumonia receives is now ineffective in about a quarter of cases, a new study finds.

In these cases, more or different antibiotics were needed, or the patient's condition worsened to require ER admission or hospitalization...

Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients

SUNDAY, May 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with the potentially life-threatening infection complication known as sepsis are less likely to receive immediate antibiotic treatment in overcrowded emergency departments, researchers say.

"Prompt initiation of appropriate antibiotics is the cornerstone of high-quality sepsis care, a fac...

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