AHA: Aging LGBT Seniors a 'Major Public Health Issue'

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) — LGBT people of all ages have experienced health inequalities, but researchers have begun to delve into the consequences of a lifetime of that inequity — and what happens to their health as they grow older. “They’ve been relatively invisible, undercounted and underserved,” said Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen.…

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25 U.S. Kids Treated in ERs Every Hour for Bike Injuries

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than 2.2 million American children a year — or about 25 an hour — were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period, a new study finds. “The good news is that the rate of injury declined over the course of the study. Still,…

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Many Parents Say Sports Can Be Too Dangerous for Kids

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than half of American parents say they’ve considered keeping their children out of sports over concerns about injuries, a new survey finds. Still, the poll of more than 1,000 parents found that nearly 60 percent said their kids had participated in sports, and 9 in 10 believed…

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Study Confirms Denser Breasts Are More Prone to Cancer

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Using automated breast density measurements, Norwegian researchers were able to more precisely confirm that women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer. The study included more than 100,000 women and more than 300,000 screening exams. “We found that screening examinations of women having dense breasts…

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Giant Hogweed Can Burn Skin and Eyes, and It's Spreading

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Giant hogweed is much like a Dr. Seuss nightmare — a towering, invasive plant with toxic sap that burns the skin and eyes upon contact. But the noxious weed is not imaginary, with a dozen states now on the lookout to eradicate any patches of giant hogweed that…

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Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flight attendants may face higher-than-average risks of breast and skin cancers, a new study finds — though the reasons why aren’t yet clear. Harvard researchers found that compared with women in the general U.S. population, female flight attendants had a 51 percent higher rate of breast cancer. Meanwhile,…

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Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An ancient scourge — the polio virus — may be an unexpected friend to people battling one of the deadliest brain cancers, new research shows. The new therapy uses a tweaked, harmless form of the polio virus to significantly boost the chances patients with recurrent glioblastomas can survive…

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5 Ways to Keep That Lost Weight Gone for Good

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight and keeping it off comes down to making permanent changes in the way you eat. Although many eating habits are formed in childhood, it’s never too late to improve. But you’ll need to reinforce them until they become second nature. One high-tech way is with diet…

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'Heat Zapping' Kidney Tumors May Help Some Patients Avoid Surgery

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When kidney cancer strikes, surgical removal of the organ is often the standard course of action. But new research supports a nonsurgical approach for some patients: using a needle to “zap” kidney tumors away with either heat or cold. The procedure — known as percutaneous ablation — isn’t…

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Artificial Pancreas Helps Hospitalized Type 2 Diabetics

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Using an artificial pancreas can help hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes maintain good blood sugar control, a new study suggests. That’s important because when diabetes isn’t managed well, high blood sugar levels can lengthen hospital stays and increase the risk of complications and even death, the researchers…

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Aggressive Treatment Doesn't Slow Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Study

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Early and aggressive drug treatment does not slow progression of type 2 diabetes in obese children, researchers say. The new study included 91 obese diabetes patients aged 10 to 19, who were divided into two groups. One group took a long-lasting insulin called glargine for three months, followed…

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Families Need Summertime Sleep Schedules

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For many families, summer means longer days, less routine and more time outside. That’s not all good news, one expert says, because it could jumble a family’s sleeping habits. Even without the rigorous and often hectic school-year schedule, it’s important to ensure that everyone gets enough sleep, according…

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