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U.S. Men's Race, Residence Could Raise Odds for Fatal Prostate Cancer

U.S. Men`s Race, Residence Could Raise Odds for Fatal Prostate CancerTUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The color of his skin and where he lives may influence an American man's odds of dying from prostate cancer, a new study reveals.Black men and men living in the Western United States face the most dire prognosis, American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers report."Why prostate cancer mortality is so high in the Western region, including California, despite lower incidence rates overall -- we actually don't understand what that is," said ACS CEO and study co-author Karen Knudsen.Moreover, why Black men with prostate cancer fare less well than white men also isn't clear."Only about 33% of men that are eligible for prostate cancer screening get screened, and it's approximately the same between Black men and white men," Knudsen said. "So, that can't...

Is Your Kid's Runny Nose Going on Forever? Here's What...

24 December 2022
Is Your Kid`s Runny Nose Going on Forever? Here`s What You Need to KnowSATURDAY, Dec. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It might seem like your toddler or preschooler has a nose that is always runny, but experts say that's normal.“Children under 6 years of age average six to eight colds per year, with symptoms lasting an average of 14 days,” said Dr. Maria Mejia, an associate professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “It’s very normal for children to contract illnesses frequently as their immune systems build.” Most of these colds happen between September and April, Mejia added. Children enrolled in day care or school are simply exposed to a lot of pathogens, viruses and bacteria, which their less developed immune systems just can’t fight off. “A general rule of thumb is that if your child gets better...

Can Too Much Screen Time Raise a Child's Odds for OCD?

22 December 2022
Can Too Much Screen Time Raise a Child`s Odds for OCD?THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Preteens who spend much of their free time watching online videos or playing video games may have a heightened risk of developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a new study suggests.Researchers found that among 9,200 9- and 10-year-olds they assessed, the odds of developing OCD inched up with every daily hour kids devoted to online videos (such as on YouTube) or video gaming.That doesn't mean kids are perfectly fine until they start browsing the video website. Experts said it's possible that those on a trajectory toward OCD start to compulsively watch videos or become "addicted" to gaming."It's hard to tease apart the chicken-and-egg question," said lead researcher Dr. Jason Nagata, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University...

Winter & Kid's Asthma: High Time for Flare-Ups

21 December 2022
Winter & Kid`s Asthma: High Time for Flare-UpsWEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Cold, dry winter air and a trio of spreading viruses could cause children's asthma to flare up this winter season.But experts at one children's hospital offer some tips to help parents keep their kids' worrisome respiratory symptoms in check. While asthma is a lung condition that can make it harder to breathe, some things can make symptoms worse, such as illness, cold air and smoke, according to Children's Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis.To avoid cold-weather flare-ups, make sure your child has the right clothing to wear outside, including a scarf or neck warmer they can wear over their mouth and nose. This can help warm and humidify the air they breathe.Help prevent a case of influenza by washing hands frequently and making sure your...

Adult Children Far More Likely to Be Estranged From Dad Than Mom

20 December 2022
Adult Children Far More Likely to Be Estranged From Dad Than MomTUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Many young U.S. adults are estranged from their parents, at least temporarily -- with the father/child bond being especially fragile.Those are among the findings of a new national study that tracked thousands of parent-child relationships from the 1990s to recent years.Researchers found that one-quarter of young adults were estranged from their fathers at some point -- four times the number who reported broken ties with their mother.Often, those relationships got back on track to some degree, but reconciliation was less likely with fathers: Of adults who were estranged from their mother at some point, 81% got back in contact; that compared with 69% of people who were estranged from their father.One of the messages from the findings is that...

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