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  • Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of young children with type 1 diabetes need to be on the lookout for symptoms of another autoimmune condition -- celiac disease, new research suggests. The study found these youngsters appear to face a nearly tripled risk of developing celiac disease autoantibodies, which eventually can lead to the disorder. "Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease are closely related genetically," explained study auth...

  • While New Moms Cook and Clean, New Dads Play

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    While New Moms Cook and Clean, New Dads Play THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's news that may be familiar to many American women -- young Dads are not taking on their fair share of housework and child care, especially on weekends. New research shows that, on their days off, men are most often found relaxing while women do household chores or look after their new infant. That's according to lead researcher Claire Kamp Dush, associate professor of human development and family science at Oh...

  • When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER? MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents aren't sure when to rush their child to the emergency room, a new survey finds. "When young children experience urgent medical situations, parents have to make decisions about whether to administer first aid at home, call for advice or seek emergency care," said Dr. Gary Freed, from the University of Michigan. He is co-director of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Poll on Children's Health. "Our ...

  • Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football? TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they're part of a team's running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found. High-magnitude head impacts most often involve positions such as quarterback, running back and linebacker as those players sprint across an open field, Virginia Tech researchers concluded after watching a season of youth footb...

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery could help some severely obese people reduce their risk for cancer by at least 33 percent, a new study suggests. The researchers examined medical data compiled by health insurance and health care delivery systems in the western United States, including Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado. The analysis included data on nearly 22,200 people who had weig...

  • Working Night Shifts May Widen Your Waistline

    Posted: 10/16/2017

    Working Night Shifts May Widen Your Waistline WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Workers who regularly pull overnight shifts may be more prone to pack on the pounds, a new analysis suggests. The finding involved an in-depth look at 28 studies conducted between 1999 and 2016. All the investigations explored the health impact of shift work, in which employees are regularly asked to either alternate between daytime and overnight schedules or to exclusively work overnight hours. An estimated 700 mi...

  • Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC

    Posted: 10/10/2017

    Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed 2011-2014 data from six states on babies younger than 2 months. The investigators found that Tdap vaccination in the third trimester of pregnancy preve...

  • Where It's Legal, One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Pot

    Posted: 10/05/2017

    Where It's Legal, One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Pot MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you legalize medical marijuana, a sizable number of cancer patients will sign up, a new Washington state survey suggests. One-quarter of cancer patients in Washington use marijuana, researchers found. But the study also revealed it can be a challenge to get information about the drug from health care providers. "Cancer patients desire but are not receiving information from their cancer doctors ...

  • When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member

    Posted: 10/04/2017

    When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When one child gets sick, you might brace yourself for everyone getting sick. But it's possible to keep healthy family members from falling ill, too. When taking care of a sick child, handwashing is more important than ever. All healthy family members should wash frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Do this after every contact with the sick person, their room and bathroom, and any items he...

  • When It Comes to Exercise, Quality Trumps Quantity

    Posted: 10/04/2017

    When It Comes to Exercise, Quality Trumps Quantity FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably heard that you need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. But a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that a mix of different types of exercise brings better results than simply adding more quantity. That's important if you spend hours at the gym, but focus solely on strength training or pounding the treadmill. Researchers at Skidmore College in New...