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BPA Bottles And Cans Could Cause High Blood Pressure

Posted On December 09, 2014

(Undated) -- Drinking from cans and plastic bottles could be raising your blood pressure. According to a new study for the journal "Hypertension," cans and bottles that contain the material widely known as BPA can greatly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers found that drinking two canned beverages a day can cause clinically significant…

HPV Vaccine Not Increasing Young Girls’ Risk Of Sexual Behavior, Study Says

Posted On December 09, 2014

(Undated) -- Researchers say getting vaccinated against HPV does not increase girls' risk of sexual behavior. The lead author says the study at McGill University in Montreal doesn't show any evidence of increased risk of sexual activity. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends HPV shots for all girls and boys. The study…

Americans Spending More On Health Care

Posted On December 09, 2014

(Undated) -- Americans are spending more money on health care. A new report finds health care spending increased more than three and-a-half percent in 2013. Researchers say spending totaled just under three-trillion dollars. That works out to more than nine-thousand dollars per person.

Study: Teen Hookah And Snus Use May Lead To Cigarette Smoking

Posted On December 08, 2014

(Lebanon, HN) -- Teens who use snus or smoke using a hookah are more likely to move on to cigarettes. A study from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth shows hookah use introduces teens to the practice of inhaling smoke, while snus can create a nicotine addiction that can better be satisfied by cigarette…

Mediterranean Diet Could Have More Benefits

Posted On December 08, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study is finding more benefits to a diet that has already been linked to a healthier heart. Registered Dietitian Kate Patton at the Cleveland Clinic says the Mediterranean Diet can help slow the aging process and lead to a longer life.   Researchers analyzed data from almost 47-hundred women and found…