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2022

Another Smoking Hazard for Men: Brittle Bones

Another Smoking Hazard for Men: Brittle Bones FRIDAY, June 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- You can add more risk of broken bones to the long list of health harms that smoking poses to men. Along with cancer and respiratory diseases, men who smoke have a significantly increased risk of osteoporosis, fractures and early death, a new study finds.Previous research has shown that men are more likely to smoke and to have a higher risk of smoking-related health problems than women.In this new paper, researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas conducted a meta-analysis of 27 studies that included data on nearly 30,000 cases of broken bones over the past three decades and concluded that smoking increases a man's risk of breaking a bone by as much as 37%."Smoking is a major risk factor for osteoporosis and risk of fracture," said...

Could Milk Raise a Man's Odds for Prostate Cancer?

9 June 2022
Could Milk Raise a Man`s Odds for Prostate Cancer?THURSDAY, June 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Men who drink lots of milk may be more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don't, new research finds.When compared to men who consumed just 1 or 2 teaspoons of milk every day, men who drank about 1¾ cups of milk daily were about 27% more likely to develop prostate cancer, a new study showed. What's more, they had about a 60% increased risk for developing prostate cancer compared with men who steered clear of dairy altogether. The new study wasn't designed to say how, or even if, milk consumption ups the risk for prostate cancer, but researchers have their theories."Insulin-like growth factor-1 is known to be a risk factor for prostate and breast cancer, and it turns out that dairy consumption raises the level of this hormone," said...

No Sign 1 Year of Testosterone Supplements Cause Heart...

9 June 2022
No Sign 1 Year of Testosterone Supplements Cause Heart Trouble: StudyTHURSDAY, June 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- One year of testosterone therapy for men with low levels of the hormone does not appear to increase their risk for heart problems, British researchers found."We were unable to find evidence ... that testosterone increases risks of mortality or cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular [heart and/or stroke] events in the short- to medium-term in men with low testosterone," said study leader Dr. Channa Jayasena, head of andrology at Imperial College London.As the researchers explained, testosterone increases hematocrit, which can boost the risk of blood clots (venous thromboembolism) that can travel to the heart or brain.But the potential heart risks of testosterone therapy have been unclear, and previous clinical trials have not provided enough...

Melatonin Poisoning Cases Soaring Among U.S. Kids

3 June 2022
Melatonin Poisoning Cases Soaring Among U.S. KidsFRIDAY, June 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's a startling statistic: A new study finds the number of kids accidentally poisoned by the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin has soared by 530% over the past decade.For most children, the overdose only causes excessive sleepiness, but for some it can result in hospitalization and even death, the researchers found. "The largest increases were unintentional ingestions or accidental ingestions in children, less than 5 years of age, which was kind of an astounding finding," said lead researcher Dr. Karima Lelak, from the department of pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, in Detroit. The most common symptom of a melatonin overdose is excessive sleepiness, which can range from being able to easily awaken the child to not being able...

Team Sports: Good for Kids' Minds, Too

2 June 2022
Team Sports: Good for Kids` Minds, TooTHURSDAY, June 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who play team sports may win some mental health benefits, but the same may not hold true for those in solo sports, a large, new study suggests.A number of previous studies have linked team sports to better mental well-being for children and teenagers, and the new research is no exception: Overall, it found, U.S. kids who played team sports seemed to have fewer mental health "difficulties" — like anxiety and depression symptoms — than their peers who did not play sports at all.In contrast, the situation was flipped for kids who played sports more dependent on individual performance — such as tennis, gymnastics and wrestling. They tended to show more mental health symptoms than their peers."On a general scale, looking at sports...
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