RadioMD: Health News

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April 13, 20171 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.Use of tanning beds is on the decline finds a new government report. Some two million fewer people are engaging in the dangerous practice than just a few years ago. Exposure to UV radiation from indoor tanning is much more intense than being outdoors. Tanning beds are most popular with the 18-29 year old age bracket.While tanning bed use is down, heroin use is up in the U.S. according to another government survey. Over the past decade, some 300,000 new users in fact. Experts believe the increase comes from those who became addicted to prescription painkillers and sought out similar, but cheaper substitutes.And... want your kids to have a higher IQ and wealth as adults? Breast-feed them, says new research. Children who were breast-fed for at least 12 months scored almost 4 points higher on IQ tests, attended school for a year longer and made 15% more money by age 30. Scientists point to crucial nutrients in mother's milk that aid in brain development. I can hear the marketing sloga

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