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6Apr
2020

School Closures Will Force Many U.S. Health Care Workers to Stay Home

MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- At least 1 in 7 U.S. health care workers have to miss work to care for their children if the coronavirus pandemic keeps schools closed -- and their absence could result in more patient deaths, researchers say. Teams from Yale University and Colorado State University used U.S. Census data to project the child care needs of health care workers. "Closing schools comes with many trade-offs, and can create unintentional child care shortages that put a strain on the health care system," said study co-lead author Eli Fenichel, associate professor of bioeconomics and ecosystem management at Yale. About 29% of U.S. health care workers have children between 3 and 12 years of age, the analysis showed. In households without a non-working adult or a...

Exercise Helps Men During Hormone Treatment for Prostate...

16 March 2020
MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise benefits prostate cancer patients who undergo hormone-reducing therapy, a small study suggests. The treatment -- called androgen suppression therapy or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) -- uses drugs or surgery to reduce the level of androgen hormones, which prostate cancer cells typically require to multiply. "The problem is ADT has several side effects, including increased body fat, decreased cardiopulmonary fitness and increased fatigue. These can increase the risk of a cardiovascular event and reduce health-related quality of life," said study leader Anthony Leicht, an associate professor of health care sciences at James Cook University in Australia. The international study assessed whether a supervised exercise program could...

Testosterone Supplements Won't Help Most Men, Doctors'...

6 January 2020
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone therapy is no fountain of youth for older men, though it might help some who are impotent. That's according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians -- the first from the group to address the issue of treating age-related "low T." It's known that men's testosterone levels decline with age. And for years industry has promoted the idea that men suffer a range of symptoms caused by what's sometimes described as "male menopause." The list includes fatigue, weakness, muscle loss, dulled memory and thinking, depression, and dampened libido and erectile dysfunction. Yet for nearly all of those problems, there is no good evidence testosterone therapy helps, the college found in a research review. The only area where...

Health Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to Children

24 July 2019
(HealthDay News) -- Giving a child the wrong dose or an inappropriate medication can have serious consequences, says MedlinePlus. Drug labels for prescription medicines should have a section on use among children. To safely give medicine to your child, MedlinePlus suggests: Read and follow the label directions every time. Watch for any side effects. Know the abbreviations for amounts such as tablespoon and teaspoon. Use the correct dosing device. Follow age- and weight-limit restrictions. Check with a doctor before giving two medicines at once.
Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart
23 July 2019

Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking testosterone might sound like a good idea for an older man, but a new study suggests the treatment might be bad news for his heart. Men who took it showed a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the first few years. "Our findings show that the use of [testosterone therapy] was associated with an increased risk of stroke, TIAs [mini-strokes], or cardiac arrest during the first two years of use," said study author Dr. Christel Renoux. She is from the departments of epidemiology, biostatistics, and occupational health, and the department of neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University in Montreal. "There is limited evidence on the long-term clinical benefits of [testosterone therapy] to effectively treat the modestly...
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