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Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that children and teens in U.S. areas with greater levels of poverty face a higher risk of suicide. “Our findings suggest that community poverty is a serious risk factor for youth suicide, which should help target prevention efforts,” said lead study […]

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Is Suppressing Puberty the Right Course When a Child Questions Their Gender?

Is Suppressing Puberty the Right Course When a Child Questions Their Gender?

Latest Healthy Kids News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Suppressing puberty in a child who’s questioning their gender identity might seem extreme, but the therapy is relatively safe and could significantly lower their risk of suicide, a new study reports. Adolescents who wanted and received puberty suppression were 60% […]

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Health Tip: Understanding a Felon Infection

Health Tip: Understanding a Felon Infection

Latest Infectious Disease News (HealthDay News) – An infection on the tip of your finger can form an abscess, says Harvard Medical School. A painful bump on the fingertip abscess is known as a felon, and is usually caused by a bacterial infection. A felon can cause pain, swelling and redness. After getting the felon […]

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A Stroke at 30,000 Feet? For One Lucky Passenger, It Wasn’t

A Stroke at 30,000 Feet? For One Lucky Passenger, It Wasn’t

Latest Heart News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A flight attendant on a recent commercial flight sent out the message: “Is there a doctor on board?” An otherwise young, fit male passenger had suddenly lost the ability to move the muscles on the right side of his face, including […]

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At the Barbershop, a Trim — and a Diabetes Screening

At the Barbershop, a Trim — and a Diabetes Screening

Latest Diabetes News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Hundreds of black men recently discovered they could get more than a trim at their local barbershops. They were offered diabetes testing, too. A new study offered customers diabetes screenings at eight New York City barbershops. Among those who took the […]

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Imaging Technique Tracks Down Stray Lung Cancer Cells for Surgeons

Imaging Technique Tracks Down Stray Lung Cancer Cells for Surgeons

Latest Cancer News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Combining an imaging technology with a new drug that “lights up” lung cancer cells may help surgeons spot hidden bits of cancer, a new study suggests. The small, preliminary study found that the new combo — dubbed intraoperative molecular imaging (IMI) […]

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Colon Cancer Hits Poor, City Dwellers Hardest: Study

Colon Cancer Hits Poor, City Dwellers Hardest: Study

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young Americans who live in urban areas or live with low income or low education levels are more likely to die if they get colon cancer, a new study finds. “There are a lot of disparities in health care,” said lead investigator Dr. Ashley Matusz-Fisher, […]

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Does Size Matter? Volume of Brain Area Not Always Tied to Memory, Thinking

Does Size Matter? Volume of Brain Area Not Always Tied to Memory, Thinking

Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to parts of your brain, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Experts long believed that a bigger hippocampus meant better memory. But new research finds that the size of this seahorse-shaped structure deep in the brain doesn’t always predict learning and memory abilities. Researchers […]