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12Apr
2021

Healthy Living Helps Ward Off Deadly Prostate Cancers in Men at High Risk

Healthy Living Helps Ward Off Deadly Prostate Cancers in Men at High RiskMONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A nutritious diet, regular exercise and other components of a healthy lifestyle may reduce the odds of lethal prostate cancer in men with a high genetic risk for it, researchers report."The excess genetic risk of lethal prostate cancer could be offset by adhering to a healthy lifestyle," concluded co-lead author Anna Plym. She's a postdoctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.Genetics account for about 58% of variability in prostate cancer risk.Researchers looked at nearly 10,500 men for whom genetic data were available. They also identified more than 2,100 prostate cancer cases over a median follow-up of 18 years and nearly 240 lethal prostate cancer cases over a median...

Guys, Take the Lead in Self-Checks for Testicular Cancer

11 April 2021
Guys, Take the Lead in Self-Checks for Testicular CancerSUNDAY, April 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Young men should become familiar with symptoms of testicular cancer and know how to do self-exams, an expert says.Though testicular cancer accounts for less than 1% of all male cancers in the United States, it typically occurs in men between the ages of 20 and 34. Cure rates are near 95%, especially when the cancer is detected early."Some men might be nervous or uncomfortable with approaching their doctors -- or anyone -- about the subject of testicular cancer," said Dr. Thomas Jang, associate chief of urologic oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick. "Not speaking up or waiting and hoping that a testicular mass will simply go away on its own is dangerous and can lead to cancer affecting other parts of the...

Women More Prone to Concussion's Long-Term Harms: Study

8 April 2021
Women More Prone to Concussion`s Long-Term Harms: StudyTHURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- After a concussion, women may be at heightened risk of lasting physical and mental symptoms, a new study finds.The study of 2,000 concussion sufferers found that women were more likely than men to still have some symptoms one year later. The problems included fuzzy memory and difficulty concentrating, as well as headaches, dizziness or fatigue.In contrast, women and men showed similar recovery times after traumatic injuries to other areas of the body.The reasons are unclear, but the study is not the first to find sex differences in concussion recovery. Many have found that on average, women improve more slowly post-concussion, regardless of what caused the injury.But the new study also included a "control" group of people who had suffered...

Black Women Are Dying of COVID at Much Higher Rates Than...

8 April 2021
Black Women Are Dying of COVID at Much Higher Rates Than White MenTHURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 death rates are significantly higher among Black American women than among white men, according to a new study, suggesting that race is a factor in survival differences between men and women.Researchers analyzed COVID death rates in Michigan and Georgia, the only states reporting data by age, race and sex."This analysis complicates the simple narrative that men are dying at greater rates of COVID-19 than women," said lead author Tamara Rushovich, a doctoral candidate in population health sciences at Harvard University.The analysis by Harvard's GenderSci Lab found that COVID death rates among Black women are nearly four times higher than those for white men; three times higher than for Asian men; and also higher than for white and...

Do You 'Wolf Down' Your Food? Speedy Eaters May Pack on More Pounds

7 April 2021
Do You `Wolf Down` Your Food? Speedy Eaters May Pack on More PoundsWEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Are you the type to linger over a meal, or do you tend to eat quickly without giving it much thought?New research confirms that you're better off going the slow route, because fast eaters tend to consume more and be more vulnerable to gaining weight and becoming obese. And it uncovers a new wrinkle: If you grew up with siblings, where you probably had to compete for whatever was on the table, you're more likely to be a fast eater.Speedy eating makes you prone to eating more because it takes a bit of time for your body to recognize that you're starting to feel full, explained Connie Diekman, a St. Louis-based registered dietitian and former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics."We don't recognize that feeling of fullness...
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