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21May
2020

Keeping Kids Slim, Fit During Lockdown Isn't Easy: Here Are Some Tips

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of TV time, no PE classes, and a fridge full of food: It's a recipe for weight gain for kids under "stay at home" rules. But there are ways parents can help them stay healthy, says registered dietitian Audrey Koltun. "During quarantine, we hear we should try to stay healthy, not overeat, and exercise, but it is easier said than done," said Koltun, who's also a diabetes care and education specialist at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. When it comes to kids' diets, having to stay at home might have some advantages, she noted. "Many people are cooking much more than they ever did," Koltun said, and "this allows more control over caloric intake and possibly healthier options." Children just don't have the same...

With PSA Test Out of Favor, Cases of Advanced Prostate...

20 May 2020
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer screening guidelines have been evolving for more than a decade, but new research suggests that recommendations against routine prostate cancer testing may have come at a steep price -- more men getting diagnosed with advanced prostate cancers. The study found that rates of advanced prostate cancers rose by about 5% per year through 2016. There was some good news, though. After routine use of the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test was no longer recommended for the majority of men, rates of early prostate cancer went down by 6.9% per year in men between 50 and 74 years old. (Early prostate cancers may be very slow-growing and may not need treatment.) "Men have to talk with their providers. They have to make sure they...

Don't Delay If Cancer Symptoms Appear – Call Your...

18 May 2020
MONDAY, May 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has many people putting off medical appointments, but if you have possible cancer symptoms, don't delay. A small lump in a breast, blood in your stool or an odd-looking mole, for example, should not be ignored, according to experts at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. "We're seeing a concerning trend that some cancer diagnoses are being delayed because of perceived disruptions of care due to COVID-19," said Dr. Dan Theodorescu, director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer. "I strongly encourage anyone who suspects they might have cancer to get in touch with their physicians, as the use of telemedicine or other available physical-distancing tools will allow them to get medical help immediately," he said in a health...

Pandemic Lockdown Increases Child Abuse Risk

12 May 2020
TUESDAY, May 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hunkering down during the coronavirus pandemic has stressed families and raised the risk for child abuse, Penn State researchers report. "We're very worried about children becoming more seriously injured over longer periods of time before they can get treatment," said Dr. Lori Frasier, chief of the division of child abuse pediatrics at Penn State Children's Hospital. Data from ChildLine, part of the Pennsylvania child protective services program, show 30% to 50% fewer reports of child abuse from the three weeks before state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions to the first three weeks after closures. Yet that's different from what Frasier found. "Most reports to ChildLine are made by mandated reporters -- teachers, doctors and psychologists,...

Blood Yields Clue to Why COVID-19 Is Tougher on Men

12 May 2020
TUESDAY, May 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Since the coronavirus pandemic began, rates of hospital admission and death from COVID-19 have been significantly higher in men than women. Now, new Dutch research suggests a reason why: Compared to women, men have higher concentrations of a blood enzyme that helps the new coronavirus infect human cells. The enzyme is called angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). "ACE2 is a receptor on the surface of cells," explained lead researcher Dr. Adriaan Voors, a professor of cardiology at the University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands. His team published their findings May 11 in the European Heart Journal. ACE2 "binds to the coronavirus and allows it to enter and infect healthy cells," Voors explained in a journal news release. "High...
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