Health and Lifestyle News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/hea Health and Lifestyle News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:43:30 EST Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:18:29 EST 5 Adopted kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanages http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20170222/99673d9a-bf0e-4a62-b302-988f3c30820c LONDON (AP) — Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:43:30 EST 20170222/99673d9a-bf0e-4a62-b302-988f3c30820c By MARIA CHENG Associated Press Transgender wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policy http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20170222/8c1d0650-f149-4d64-beb1-f4931dc8f6ed EULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:39:55 EST 20170222/8c1d0650-f149-4d64-beb1-f4931dc8f6ed By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30 http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20170222/af02c4e5-ca51-4ed3-a10b-cef7ce1597e3 MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:36:50 EST 20170222/af02c4e5-ca51-4ed3-a10b-cef7ce1597e3 Associated Press Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20170222/eb0ce38d-051c-4006-83f7-606074d067f7 WASHINGTON (AP) — Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:54:14 EST 20170222/eb0ce38d-051c-4006-83f7-606074d067f7 By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers http://enews.earthlink.net/article/hea?guid=20170222/b925b2f2-20f9-4392-afc6-05164be18796 The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you. The idea is that when your money is on the line — and not the insurance company's — you'll look for the best value and do your part to curb national health care spending. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:03:00 EST 20170222/b925b2f2-20f9-4392-afc6-05164be18796 By TOM MURPHY Associated Press