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A Guide to Acne Care for People of Color

A Guide to Acne Care for People of ColorSATURDAY, Sept. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dealing with acne can be especially difficult for people of color, a skin expert says. Acne affects up to 50 million people in the United States each year. For people of color, acne is often accompanied by dark spots or patches called hyperpigmentation. "Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., and it can be particularly frustrating for people with skin of color because of the discoloration and scarring that can occur after blemishes heal," said Dr. Crystal Aguh, a dermatologist in Columbia, Md. "For these reasons, it's critical to treat acne in skin of color carefully and avoid skin care products that can exacerbate discoloration," she explained in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. For mild acne, try using...

COVID Conflicts Are Putting Big Strains on Relationships

17 September 2020
COVID Conflicts Are Putting Big Strains on RelationshipsTHURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, it's clear that not everyone's on the same page when it comes to preventing the risk of infection. Lots of people wear masks, try to maintain social distancing and avoid large gatherings. But plenty of others forgo a mask or wear it on their chin, go to busy bars and attend social gatherings, like weddings. Both sides think they're right. And that's led to friction and frustration among friends and families. How can you deal with these differences and keep your relationships intact? "This is a super-charged topic. Your beliefs about science are now injected with politics," said Dr. Richard Catanzaro, chief of psychiatry at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. "My fundamental...

Black Kids at Higher Odds for ADHD

16 September 2020
Black Kids at Higher Odds for ADHDWEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Current wisdom holds that white kids are at greater risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than Black children are, but a new analysis finds the opposite is true. In a review of 21 previously published U.S. studies, which included nearly 155,000 Black children in the United States, researchers found that 14.5% of these children had ADHD. That's much higher than the prevalence estimate of 9.4% for all U.S. children, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Black individuals are no less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, contrary to what is usually stated in the scientific literature. In fact, they are even more at risk," said lead researcher Jude Mary Cénat. He is an assistant professor in the school of...

Death From COVID-19 Very Rare for Americans 21 and...

15 September 2020
Death From COVID-19 Very Rare for Americans 21 and Under: ReportTUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Only a tiny fraction of children and young adults who have contracted COVID-19 have died from their infection, a new government report shows. Just 121 people younger than 21 have died from COVID-19 through the end of July, out of nearly 392,000 confirmed or probable cases, said researchers led by Dr. Danae Bixler from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The deaths of young Americans generally fall along the lines of risk that have applied to all people since the start of the pandemic. Kids are more likely to die from COVID as they enter young adulthood if they suffer from chronic health problems, and if they are part of a minority group, the results revealed. "The study illustrates that in the relatively rare instance of...

Does Hostility Predispose You to a Second Heart Attack?

15 September 2020
Does Hostility Predispose You to a Second Heart Attack?TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you have experienced a heart attack and you have an adversarial personality, new research suggests you might want to consider an attitude adjustment. An angry outlook may make you vulnerable to a second heart attack, the new study found. The study included more than 2,300 heart attack survivors, average age 67, who were followed for 24 months. Men accounted for 68% of the patients. At the start of the study, the patients' levels of hostility were assessed, and 57% were rated as hostile, according to the report published Sept. 15 in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. "Hostility is a personality trait that includes being sarcastic, cynical, resentful, impatient or irritable," said study author Dr. Tracey Vitori, from the...

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