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  • Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report

    Posted: 06/24/2016

    Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Improved care could prevent one in every five deaths currently lost to traumatic injuries in the United States, a new federal report finds. Injuries from car crashes, gun violence, falls and other incidents remain the leading cause of death among Americans younger than 46, a committee from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine noted. Trauma's aftermath also costs the United Sta...

  • Blood Pressure May Soar if You Live Near an Airport

    Posted: 06/24/2016

    Blood Pressure May Soar if You Live Near an Airport FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living near an airport isn't just hard on your hearing, it may also be hard on your heart, new research suggests. "The volume of air traffic has skyrocketed since jet-powered planes were introduced in the 1960s," said study author Marta Rojek, a researcher at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland. "According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, there were 64 million take-offs an...

  • Brain Tumors More Common in Better Educated, Wealthier Folks: Study

    Posted: 06/24/2016

    Brain Tumors More Common in Better Educated, Wealthier Folks: Study MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a college education, a professional career or a big paycheck may be more likely to be diagnosed with a brain tumor than people who are less well-off or not as educated, a new study reports. Medical data for more than 4.3 million residents of Sweden revealed that people with higher education or better jobs were more likely to be found with one of three types of brain tumor -- glio...

  • Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts

    Posted: 06/24/2016

    Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that's used to check the health of a donor heart may not accurately predict if a heart transplant will be successful, a new study finds. Placing less emphasis on this blood test could increase the number of hearts available for end-stage heart failure, the researchers said. "Heart transplantation is an incredible therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure, but there are only 2,000 to 2,400 transp...

  • Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study

    Posted: 06/24/2016

    Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows. "When I compared 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls who had the same levels of behavior problems -- including difficulty sustaining attention, regulating emotions, delaying gratification, and forming positive relationships with teachers and peers -- I found that boys were less likely to learn and more likely to ...

  • Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study

    Posted: 06/23/2016

    Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Raising the minimum hourly wage in every state by as little as $1 above the federal level might lead to fewer infant deaths and cases of low birth weight babies, a new study suggests. The researchers, who looked at three decades of data, found a pattern: states that had a minimum wage that was $1 above the federal level had a 4 percent decrease in infant deaths. At the same time, the number of newborns with a low bi...

  • Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen

    Posted: 06/22/2016

    Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Be sure your summer plans include a big dose of sun protection for your baby's thinner and more delicate skin, a pediatrician recommends. The best way to protect babies is to avoid direct sun exposure, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., said Dr. Jay Joo, a pediatrician at UCLA Health. If that's not possible, then make sure the baby has a wide-brimmed hat and long pants and long-sleeved shirts made of lightweight materials. Su...

  • Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

    Posted: 06/22/2016

    Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests. The finding was based on an analysis involving just over 200 men and women in their early- to mid-20s. It suggests that premature infants fed just breast milk during infancy ultimately have better heart volume and overall function compared to preemies raised o...

  • Brains of Teens With Type 2 Diabetes May Have Gray Matter Differences

    Posted: 06/21/2016

    Brains of Teens With Type 2 Diabetes May Have Gray Matter Differences TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with type 2 diabetes may have differences in gray matter in their brains, a small study found. Researchers conducted brain scans on 20 teens with type 2 diabetes and 20 teens without the blood sugar disease. Those with diabetes had less gray matter in six regions in their brains, and more gray matter in three regions. Some of these affected regions are involved in seeing and hearing, sp...

  • Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That

    Posted: 06/20/2016

    Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new smartphone app may help lung cancer patients live longer and better by monitoring their symptoms and alerting doctors to potential problems, researchers report. The Moovcare smartphone and web application proved so effective that researchers ended the clinical trial early, said study author Dr. Fabrice Denis, a researcher at the Institut Inter-regional de Cancerologie Jean Bernard in Le Mans, France. Ab...