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Want Your Child to Have Empathy? Stay Close

Want Your Child to Have Empathy? Stay CloseMONDAY, Oct. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who are close to their parents are more likely to grow up to be kind, caring and considerate. These kids may also have fewer mental health problems during early childhood and adolescence, a new study finds.By contrast, children whose early relationships with their parents are emotionally strained or abusive are less likely to become thoughtful and generous.“Taking time to build warm, close, comforting and understanding relationships between parents and children in early childhood tends to predict children’s resilience against mental health difficulties, and increases their levels of prosociality throughout childhood and adolescence,” said study co-author Ioannis Katsantonis, a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the...

California Governor Rejects Bill to Provide Free Condoms...

9 October 2023
California Governor Rejects Bill to Provide Free Condoms to High SchoolersMONDAY, Oct. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A California bill would have made free condoms available for high schoolers, but it was vetoed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom because of cost. California has a budget deficit of $30 billion, Newsom noted in his veto of Senate Bill 541. This bill, plus several other measures lawmakers passed, would have increased state budget costs by $19 billion.“This bill would create an unfunded mandate to public schools that should be considered in the annual budget process,” the Democratic governor wrote. If the bill had been allowed to go through, it would have required public schools with grades 9 through 12 to make condoms available and free for all students. Those with grades 7 through 12 would have been required to allow condoms to be available as part...

Cervical Cancer: What It Is, Symptoms and Treatment

9 October 2023
Cervical Cancer: What It Is, Symptoms and TreatmentCervical cancer is a diagnosis no woman wants to receive, and navigating the disease can be challenging.A type of cancer that starts in the cells of the cervix, this cancer usually develops slowly. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Before cancer appears in the cervix, the cells of the cervix go through changes known as dysplasia, which happens when abnormal cells appear in the cervical tissue. If not removed, the abnormal cells may become cancer cells that grow and spread into the cervix and surrounding areas. Cervical cancers are named after the type of cell where the cancer started. The two main types are:Squamous cell carcinoma: Most cervical cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. These cancers develop from cells lining the outer part of...

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer Screening

8 October 2023
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer ScreeningSUNDAY, Oct. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Catching breast cancer early is key to making it easier to treat and survive, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).The organization aims to highlight early detection, noting that screening with mammography has helped breast cancer death rates drop 43% since 1989.“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (after skin cancer) and the second most common cause of cancer mortality. Breast cancer screening with mammography is important because early detection saves lives,” said Robert Smith, senior vice president of early cancer detection science for the cancer society. “Research has shown regular mammograms are associated with a substantially reduced risk of dying from breast cancer,” Smith said in an ACS news release.ACS...

Big Rise Seen in Gun Deaths, Overdoses Among U.S. Kids

5 October 2023
Big Rise Seen in Gun Deaths, Overdoses Among U.S. KidsTHURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- America's kids are safer now than a decade ago when it comes to many types of injury, with two glaring exceptions: drugs and guns.That's the crux of a new study that looked at injury trends among U.S. children and teenagers between 2011 and 2021.It found that nonfatal injuries from accidents and assaults fell by 55% and 60%, respectively, during that time period. That included substantial drops in injury due to car crashes, falls and other accidents that have long been leading causes of injury among kids.Countering those gains, though, was the harsh reality of guns and drugs.Firearm fatalities among children and teens rose by 87% during the study period, while nonfatal gun injuries more than doubled. Meanwhile, deadly drug overdoses also...

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