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'Awareness' Under C-Section Anesthesia May Be Less Rare Than Thought

`Awareness` Under C-Section Anesthesia May Be Less Rare Than ThoughtWEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- It's a woman's worst nightmare: You're having a C-section under anesthesia, but you suddenly become aware of what is happening during your surgery. Now, a new study shows that phenomenon, known as "accidental awareness," is more common than believed. In fact, it may occur in 1 in 256 women who have obstetric surgery and some may suffer long-term psychological harm.Accidental awareness is when a patient is temporarily conscious during general anesthetic and can remember things that occurred during surgery, such as feeling pain or being unable to move. It's most likely to occur at the very start or end of a general anesthetic, as the patient is going to sleep or waking up.In this study, researchers analyzed data from more than 3,000 women who...

Study Outlines Role of Oral Sex in Rare Throat, Mouth...

12 January 2021
Study Outlines Role of Oral Sex in Rare Throat, Mouth CancersTUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- People who began having oral sex at a young age or at greater "intensity" may face an increased risk of a type of throat cancer, a new study finds.The study, published online Jan. 11 in the journal Cancer, focused on oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The sexually transmitted infection can, in a small number of people, become persistent and lead to cancer.Most famously, HPV is a cause of cervical cancer. But it is also linked to several others, oropharyngeal cancer being one. In fact, HPV is believed to cause 70% of cases in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Studies have already found that the risk of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer generally inches up with the number...

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Keep Falling: Report

12 January 2021
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Keep Falling: Report TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Improved lung cancer treatment is a major reason for the 31% decline in cancer death rates in the United States between 1991 and 2018, including a record 2.4% decrease from 2017 to 2018, the American Cancer Society says. How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect this downward trend is unknown, the society noted."The impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnoses and outcomes at the population level will be unknown for several years because of the time necessary for data collection, compilation, quality control and dissemination," according to the report's lead author, Rebecca Siegel. "We anticipate that disruptions in access to cancer care in 2020 will lead to downstream increases in advanced-stage diagnoses that may impede progress in reducing cancer...

New Year, New Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy

10 January 2021
New Year, New Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe and HealthySUNDAY, Jan. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) – A new year can be a fresh start for you and your kids -- and perhaps no year has needed a fresh start more than this one. So, a leading doctors' group is offering parents tips for a healthy "reset" in 2021. Get immunized. First of all, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending you make sure your family is up to date on vaccines. If your family hasn't yet been vaccinated for the flu, do that now, and be sure to call your pediatrician to make sure your kids are also up-to-date on their routine immunizations. And to help reduce the spread of germs -- including the new coronavirus -- be sure to teach kids good hand-washing habits. Practice car safety. Parents of younger children should keep them safe in the car by keeping their...

Coping With Anxiety, Fear During a Rocky Presidential Transition

8 January 2021
Coping With Anxiety, Fear During a Rocky Presidential TransitionFRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The nation is in a state of shock and outrage over Wednesday's riotous siege on the U.S. Capitol Building by supporters of President Donald Trump, and there could be still worse to come before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.So, taking care of your mental and physical health will be important in the coming days of trial and tribulation in the United States, American Psychiatric Association President Dr. Jeffrey Geller said Thursday.That's even more crucial if you're a parent, Geller added."You want to reassure the child that they are safe, that home is safe and, far more important, that you're taking care of yourself," Geller said. "It's very hard to take care of your child if you're not taking care of yourself."People can...

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