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Most U.S. Women Under 50 Use Contraception: Report

Most U.S. Women Under 50 Use Contraception: ReportTUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most American women between 15 and 49 years of age use birth control, according to a new U.S. government report. Between 2017 and 2019, 65% of those women used some form of contraception, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This report provides this unique snapshot of all women of reproductive age at a point in time," said lead researcher Kimberly Daniels. She's a demographic statistician at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Md. The most common types of birth control were female sterilization (18%), oral contraceptive pills (14%), long-acting reversible contraception, or LARCs (10%), and male condoms (8%). LARCs -- which include intrauterine devices and under-the-skin...

Microplastics Are Seeping Out of Baby's Bottle, Study Shows

19 October 2020
Microplastics Are Seeping Out of Baby`s Bottle, Study ShowsMONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New parents preparing a bottle for their baby should know the infant may ingest unwanted microplastics along with the nourishing formula, a new study warns. High levels of microplastic particles are released from baby bottles during formula preparation, researchers discovered during lab testing. Infants are likely exposed to an average daily dose of nearly 1.6 million microplastic particles through baby formula they drink from heated plastic bottles, researchers estimated in the Oct. 19 issue of Nature. It's not clear whether these particles represent either an immediate or long-term health risk to growing babies, however. "How the microplastics would affect the infants' health is still an unknown. There is still no data available," said...

More Prostate Cancers Are Being Diagnosed at a Later Stage

16 October 2020
More Prostate Cancers Are Being Diagnosed at a Later StageFRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While men can take solace in a new government report that shows prostate cancer cases have been declining overall in the past two decades, the same analysis finds that the opposite is true for advanced prostate cancer cases. In fact, the number of cases of cancer that had already spread from the prostate to other parts of the body doubled between 2003 and 2017, going from 4% to 8%, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Understanding who gets prostate cancer and what the survival numbers are like could be important for men making prostate cancer screening decisions, providers discussing these decisions with their patients, and for informing recommendations for prostate cancer screening," said lead...

An Expert's Guide to Safe Sleeping for Your Baby

15 October 2020
An Expert`s Guide to Safe Sleeping for Your BabyTHURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- To keep your baby safe while sleeping, experts recommend practicing the "ABCs" of sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their back and in a crib. That's the best way to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age that usually occurs during sleep. The United States has about 3,500 sleep-related deaths a year among babies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Some causes of SIDS include overheating, strangulation and suffocation. Sharing a bed with someone, even a mother or twin, can increase the risk of these problems," said Dr. Eustratia Hubbard, medical director of newborn services at University of California, San Diego Health. "Placing babies on...

Many Male Breast Cancers Diagnosed Late, and Delays Can Be Lethal

15 October 2020
Many Male Breast Cancers Diagnosed Late, and Delays Can Be LethalTHURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer in men is rare. But because it's not often suspected in men, diagnosis often comes only after a tumor has begun to spread throughout the body, new research shows. "Approximately one-half of males with breast cancer received a diagnosis after it had already spread," either to nearby or distant tissues, said a team of researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Late diagnosis can be lethal: Overall, five-year survival with male breast cancer diagnosed early was nearly 99%, but it dropped to about 26% for men whose tumors had already spread to "distant" sites upon diagnosis. Nearly one in every 10 cases of male breast cancer (8.7%) were diagnosed at a late stage, the CDC team found. "Men tend to get...
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