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2023

Infertility Treatment May Put Women at Greater Risk for Stroke

Infertility Treatment May Put Women at Greater Risk for StrokeTHURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Scientists have spotted an elevated risk of stroke in women who became pregnant after fertility treatments. Although the absolute number of strokes reported in the new study were low, women seeking fertility treatment should be made aware of the increased risk, said senior study author, Dr. Cande Ananth, chief of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.Ananth offered possible explanations for the link, including that infertility procedures can cause physiological changes because women receive large amounts of estrogen during the treatments. This can lead to increased clotting, which is a strong risk factor for stroke.“We know that women who receive infertility treatment have certain vascular...

Deaf Children 'Equal, Healthy and Whole,' Pediatricians'...

30 August 2023
Deaf Children `Equal, Healthy and Whole,` Pediatricians` Group AffirmsWEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It's time for everyone to change the words we use when we talk about kids who are deaf or hard of hearing.This is one of the main messages from newly updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on hearing in infants, children and teens."The removal of deficit-framing terminology such as ‘loss,’ ‘failed’ and ‘impairment’ was to reflect that children who are deaf or hard of hearing are equal, healthy and whole," said report author Dr. Charles Bower, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Arkansas Children's Northwest. Words like hearing-impaired or loss focus on what people can't do, he said."The terminology needs to change because kids who never had hearing from birth have not experienced a loss. It is their normal. They...

Segregation Has Close Ties With Lead Poisoning in Black...

30 August 2023
Segregation Has Close Ties With Lead Poisoning in Black American KidsWEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Young Black children living in racially segregated U.S. neighborhoods are at heightened risk of potentially brain-damaging lead exposure, a new study warns.The study, of nearly 321,000 North Carolina children under the age of 7, found that those living in predominantly Black neighborhoods had higher blood levels of lead than those living in more integrated areas.Experts said the findings, published Aug. 30 in Pediatrics, highlight two issues that many Americans may think are relics of the past: childhood lead poisoning and neighborhood racial segregation.But in fact, the study found, residential segregation has endured and actually increased in many areas -- in North Carolina and nationwide.That residential segregation is no accident,...

Should Kids Take Ozempic, Wegovy? The Idea Has Some...

30 August 2023
Should Kids Take Ozempic, Wegovy? The Idea Has Some Experts WorriedWEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are surging in popularity, but that doesn’t mean they’re good for everyone.Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) may be dangerous for children, warned researchers at University of California, Irvine.Treating childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes with these injected medications may have unintended and adverse consequences in pediatric patients, the team of clinicians, exercise scientists, pharmaceutical scholars, ethicists and behavioral experts said in their commentary.While the new class of medication could benefit children with morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes -- a problem worsened by COVID pandemic-related shutdowns -- the authors suspect overuse and abuse among youth is...

Men, These Factors Could Lower Your Testosterone As You Age

29 August 2023
Men, These Factors Could Lower Your Testosterone As You AgeTUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Men's testosterone levels remain pretty steady until age 70. After that, production of the male sex hormone starts to decline, new research indicates.This begs the question: Is testosterone loss among seniors really a function of the normal aging process? Or might it reflect other health issues that often confront men as they get older? Both may be true, say investigators, with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and even marital status among the factors that appear to drive testosterone levels down, in conjunction with age.When testosterone does fall, the result may be increased weakness and fatigue, diminished sexual performance, loss of muscle mass, and a higher risk for diabetes and dementia. While you can't do anything about your age,...
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