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  • Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer and Your Risks

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer and Your Risks THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 22,440 American women will learn they have ovarian cancer this year, and more than 14,000 will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Often called a "silent killer," ovarian cancer is the 9th most common type of malignancy in women in the United States. Every woman should know the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. While the causes are unclear, those at increased risk are over age...

  • Kidney Failure Declining Among U.S. Diabetics: CDC

    Posted: 11/14/2017

    Kidney Failure Declining Among U.S. Diabetics: CDC THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While diabetes cases continue to rise in the United States, one potential outcome -- kidney failure -- has decreased by one-third, health officials report. The rate of kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation among people with diabetes fell 33 percent from 2000 to 2014, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. This continued a trend begun in the 1990s. "Continued ...

  • Keep Halloween Spooky, But Safe

    Posted: 11/09/2017

    Keep Halloween Spooky, But Safe MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids may encounter some scary surprises on Halloween, but they shouldn't get injured while they go trick-or-treating. However, U.S. emergency departments reported more than 700,000 Halloween-related injuries involving children and teens between 2007 and 2016. In many cases, kids are sustaining head or hand injuries, according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. "It's essential that parents talk to kids about the...

  • Kids' High Blood Pressure Often Overlooked

    Posted: 11/08/2017

    Kids' High Blood Pressure Often Overlooked MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One in every 30 children in the United States has high blood pressure. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics may help doctors screen children 3 years and older for the condition. "We are seeing it at far younger ages than we used to," said Dr. Thomas Dispenza, a cardiologist with Penn State Children's Heart Group. "As obesity rates have risen, we have also seen more complications from it." But "det...

  • Kids' Food Allergies, Especially to Peanuts, Are on the Rise

    Posted: 11/07/2017

    Kids' Food Allergies, Especially to Peanuts, Are on the Rise FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. children allergic to peanuts has increased by 21 percent since 2010, with nearly 2.5 percent of youngsters now having this type of allergy, a new study has found. Peanut allergies aren't the only ones on the rise, however. The researchers surveyed more than 53,000 households nationwide between October 2015 and September 2016 and found that rates of tree nut, shellfish, fin fish and s...

  • Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office

    Posted: 11/03/2017

    Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Avoid the stuffed animals at your pediatrician's office. Or better yet, take your own playthings when your child has a doctor's appointment. That's one of the tips in updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to prevent the spread of germs in doctors' offices. The guidelines say waiting rooms should not have plush toys, which can harbor germs and are difficult to clean. Instead, parents sho...

  • Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients

    Posted: 11/01/2017

    Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney failure takes an especially tough toll on young adults, affecting their employment and relationships, researchers report. Young people with kidney failure are less likely to have jobs or be in long-term relationships than others their age, according to a new British research review. "It is vital to understand how kidney failure affects social goals, because by defining these we can seek interventions to improve ar...

  • Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later

    Posted: 10/01/2017

    Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 155,000 children in Europe. They were followed from birth through ages 4 to 15 years. Those who had an upper respiratory infection -- such as a cold, sinusitis, laryngitis and tonsillitis -- by age 5 had an increased ris...

  • Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects

    Posted: 09/01/2016

    Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who suffer even mild head trauma are more likely to have serious issues later on, including psychiatric problems and premature death, a new study suggests. Researchers compared 100,000 Swedes who suffered at least one traumatic brain injury (TBI) before age 25 with their unaffected siblings. The investigators found that those who had had head injuries were consistently more likely to die early an...

  • Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The day she ended up with second- and third-degree burns on her back, 4-year-old Giuliana Maggio was just busy doing what 4-year-olds do: running around the house, playing hide-and-seek during a family gathering. Giuliana never saw the electrical cord running from the wall to the hot slow cooker sitting on the kitchen table. She ran into the cord, and pulled the scalding hot contents of the slow cooker on to her small...