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Today’s Health Headlines

September 29, 2016

Acne may HELP us and our skin age slower

This small study in twins found chromosome telomere length longer in those who suffered from acne, which is an indicator of slow aging.  My theory is the greasier the skin, the more moisturized, and unfortunately more acne.

 
Birth control pills may increase depression risk
Even though manufacturers already warn women that BCP can increase mood swings and worsen depression, this study found women were 23% more likely to be on an antidepressant strengthening the link
 

High blood pressure in kids affects their thinking

In adults, many don’t notice effects of their high blood pressure hence “the silent killer”. But when children with high blood pressure were studied, they appeared to perform worse on cognitive tests.
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Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor Touro University Nevada

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