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Acne affects self-confidence of many teenagers, survey finds
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Growing up can be hard for any teenager without the added stress of acne. Sadly acne affects around 80% of adolescents aged 13-18 years at some point.

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Cholesterol levels are a problem for many US kids
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High cholesterol levels are more common in children who are obese, the report found. Among obese children in the study, 11.6 percent had high total cholesterol levels, compared with 6.3 percent of children whose body weight fell into the normal range.

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Too many young people have elevated blood pressure
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Persistently elevated blood pressure, or hypertension, is one that tops 140/90, a reading that measures the force of pressure in the heart as it contracts and as it relaxes between contractions. Hypertension has been long implicated as a risk factor in …

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Kids, asthma and secondhand smoke at home = twice as many hospitalizations
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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 24, 2015) – Parents who allow their children with asthma to be exposed to second hand smoke (SHS) at home need to know the risk is high their child will be hospitalized. In fact, the risk is nearly double that for …

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Kim Kardashian Pregnant — How Many Months Along Is …
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So exciting! As you know, Kim Kardashian is pregnant with her second child — and now, we know how far along she is in her pregnancy.

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Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than …
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"All nicotine use during pregnancy should be avoided, whether the source be cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or nicotine replacement therapy products like nicotine gum and patches. Indeed, studies have shown that nicotine …

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Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study …
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WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of all pregnant women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, a new study finds. "This is a concern because gaining too much weight has health consequences …

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Learning about many causes of asthma
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Unless you have asthma or a disease that affects your lungs, it will be hard to understand how it feels to struggle to breathe. Many asthma sufferers don't know what happens to them when they have an attack. This can cause anxiety and sometimes …

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Despite Cholesterol Drop, Many Kids Still Have High Blood Pressure
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For the new study, Kit and his colleagues used National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, which includes direct measurements of fat and cholesterol in the blood and blood pressure readings, from seven surveys between 1999 and …

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