RadioMD: Health News

RadioMD Health News

March 16, 20171 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.Unintended pregnancies have reached a three-decade low in the U.S., mostly due to long-acting contraceptive methods, finds a new study. An 18% decrease was observed just in the past 5 years before the Affordable Care Act, with a further decline expected.Children who suffer emotional abuse have an increased risk of migraines as adults, says new research. In fact, 52% more likely. Childhood abuse can have long-lasting effects on health and well-being, found the report.And... maybe the smartphone isn't so smart after all. A popular app that uses your smartphone to check your blood pressure is wildly inaccurate, missing high blood pressure readings in 4 out of every 5 patients tested, experts report. The app is no longer for sale on the iPhone App Store or Google Play, however several copycat apps are still available. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney damage and a wide array of other health problems.For RadioMD News, this is John Byrd. Hear health

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