African-American moms are helicopter parents too, but endgame is survival

African-American moms share many traits with helicopter parents, specifically when it comes to being overprotective and hypervigilant about their children’s lives. But their goal is not only to get them into college. It’s survival. That’s the conclusion of a study recently published in The Professional Counselor, which documents the experience of African-American mothers raising boys and young men in the […]

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Antibiotics: How much is too much?

New research has, for the first time, provided guidance on the amount of antibiotics that can safely be prescribed without generating resistant superbugs. The study, led by NHS Grampian in collaboration with Professor Ian Gould, Honorary Professor at the University of Aberdeen uses data modelling to calculate the risk/benefit ratio for several different types of antibiotics. Antibiotics play a crucial […]

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Spending too much time sitting down linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK

Spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK and the NHS spends in excess of £0.7bn per year treating the health consequences, suggests research from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. A large proportion of […]

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Study ties cancer-causing HPV to heart disease, too

(HealthDay)—Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease. Researchers found that among over 63,000 women, those infected with “high-risk” strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) were somewhat more likely to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke over the […]

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Sporting Events Dangerous for Spectators, Too

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 — Serious sports injuries aren’t confined to athletes — spectators also run that risk, a new study finds. “You don’t expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator,” said Dr. Amit Momaya, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “You certainly don’t expect to die, yet […]

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Too much screen time puts children at risk of sight damage and cancer

Children spending hours a day in front of screens are at risk of ‘short-sightedness, obesity and CANCER’ World Cancer Research Fund analysed 80 studies of more than 200,000 people Experts say screen time is on par with sugary drinks as a cause of obesity And the number of children becoming short-sighted has doubled in 50 years  Spending too much time […]

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A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — A healthy diet may lower your risk of death from colon cancer, even if you wait until after you’re diagnosed with the disease, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,800 colon cancer patients. Those whose eating habits before their cancer diagnosis most closely matched American Cancer Society dietary guidelines had a 22 percent […]

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Is the U.S. Throwing Away Too Many Donor Kidneys?

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — When deciding which donated kidneys can help desperate patients on waiting lists, the United States might want to follow France’s lead and lower the bar, a new study argues. There’s a worldwide shortage of donor kidneys available for transplantation, but France appears to have been more aggressive than America in responding to that shortage, said […]

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