Why NFL Teams Play Better at Night

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If your favorite National Football League team has a make-or-break game this coming season, you might want to hope for a nighttime kickoff. Pro football players make fewer mental errors and are less likely to suffer injuries in night games than in afternoon games due to body clock-related…

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Blood Test Might Predict Preterm Birth

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict a pregnant woman’s risk of preterm delivery with up to 80 percent accuracy. The test is not ready for prime time, stressed senior researcher Stephen Quake, a professor at Stanford University in California. It still has to be validated…

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U.S. Suicide Rates on the Rise

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Suicide rates are soaring across America, a new government report shows. Between 1999 and 2016, 25 states saw suicide rates jump more than 30 percent. There was variation: They rose by just under 6 percent in Delaware to more than 57 percent in North Dakota, according to the…

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Think Twice About Tonsil, Adenoid Removal

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having tonsils removed in childhood is supposed to end chronic earaches and breathing problems. But what if it also increases risk of respiratory infections? “We found that long-term risks of diseases — in particular respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases — were substantially increased after surgery up to 30…

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