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Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women
Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests. Researchers contend...
Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return
Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests. "This is a new analysis, but it seems to conf...
Smog Plus Pollen May Mean Even More Sneezing
Smog Plus Pollen May Mean Even More Sneezing SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain air pollutants may boost the potency of a birch tree pollen that plays a big role in seasonal allergies, researchers say. In laboratory tests and computer ...
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they're adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new...
Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers
Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a second elbow ligament reconstruction surgery appears to lower professional baseball pitchers' performance and shorten their careers, a new study fi...
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using stents rather than medication alone to keep narrowed arteries open in the brain may actually increase patients' risk of stroke, according to the r...
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are at greatest risk of being hit by a car at the end of the school day, as well as in the evening, a new study finds. One expert wasn'...
Storing Cocoa Pods Longer May Make Chocolate Healthier
Storing Cocoa Pods Longer May Make Chocolate Healthier TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have found a way that might make chocolate healthier and more delicious. Past research has suggested that chocolate is linked to a ...
Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?
Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze? TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's the latest thing among avid runners: "minimalist" shoes that approach the way humans first ran -- barefoot. But a new study suggests that runners over ...
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early...