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  • Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

    Posted: 07/20/2015

    Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adult cancer survivors are more likely to be hospitalized than people who never had cancer, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 20,000 people in Ontario, Canada, who had their first cancer diagnosis between ages 20 and 44 and had lived at least five years cancer-free. They were compared with a control group of more than 100,000 young adults never diagnosed with cancer. Up t...

  • Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

    Posted: 05/31/2015

    Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young athletes who undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) need a second operation later on, a new study shows. Torn ACLs are widespread among people younger than 21, said researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. "This is the first study to evaluate, on a population level, the percentage of patients under age 21 who had subsequent ACL or non-ACL kne...

  • Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

    Posted: 05/03/2015

    Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds. Researchers led by Dr. John Hutton of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used MRIs to monitor the brains of 19 preschoolers, aged 3 to 5, as they listened to age-appropriate stories on headphones. The youngsters' parents had provided inf...

  • Young Adults Respond to Graphic Cigarette Warnings

    Posted: 04/17/2015

    Young Adults Respond to Graphic Cigarette Warnings THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic images increase the impact that cigarette warning labels have on young adults in the United States, a new study says. The study included smokers and non-smokers, ages 18-25, who took part in a nationwide survey that asked how much they learned about the dangers of smoking from cigarette warning labels. Increasing the awareness of the "true consequences" of smoking may not only encourage people to quit ...

  • Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says

    Posted: 04/13/2015

    Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says SATURDAY, April 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being able to play baseball year-round puts young pitchers in the southern United States at increased risk for an overuse injury in their throwing arm, a new study finds. University of Florida researchers looked at college baseball players and found that those who play in the South are 5.5 percent more likely to suffer an ulnar collateral ligament tear in the elbow in their throwing arm than those in...

  • Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery

    Posted: 04/06/2015

    Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of young athletes who have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee suffer another ACL injury later in life, new research finds. "Our study shows that young knees are more prone to re-injury than the adult population when compared to other research in this area, and is the first study to examine the incidence and risk factors for further ACL injury in a solely juvenil...

  • Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says

    Posted: 03/31/2015

    Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young baseball players feel pressure from parents or coaches to continue playing despite arm pain, and many parents are unaware of guidelines to reduce injury risk, a pair of recent studies found. "Kids are playing harder and longer in more leagues than ever before," said Dr. Paul Saluan, director of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. "Kids also are not getting enoug...

  • Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

    Posted: 03/26/2015

    Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy," lead author Cynthia Battle, an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, said in a university news release. In the study, 34 pregnant women with depression attende...

  • Young, Rural Americans at Greater Risk of Suicide: Study

    Posted: 03/16/2015

    Young, Rural Americans at Greater Risk of Suicide: Study MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who live in rural areas of the United States die by suicide nearly twice as often as those who live in cities, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed national data from 1996 through 2010 and found that nearly 66,600 young people aged 10 to 24 took their own lives during this period. Guns were used in half of those suicides, although the researchers also found that hanging is rising among this...

  • Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

    Posted: 03/03/2015

    Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals. The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group. "Young women with multiple risk factors and a strong family history of cardiac disease should not assume they are too young to have a heart attack," said lead researcher Judith Lichtman, chair of the departme...