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Health News for 09/07/11

September 07, 2011

Teens, College-Age Youth at High Risk of Suicide, Expert Says

Although it is often said that the teen and college years should be the best time in a person's life, the risk of suicide is high among these young people, an expert warns.
Abusers May Play on Victims' Emotions to Get Charges Dropped

A new study reveals how men facing charges of felony domestic violence often persuade their victims to withdraw the accusations of abuse.
Switch to Powder-Free Latex Gloves Cuts Health Workers' Allergy Risk

Introducing powder-free latex gloves into health care facilities can cut down on latex allergies among workers, a new study shows.
Health Tip: Mold May Make You Sick

Molds thrive in damp places, such as around doors and windows, and on wet carpeting.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Respiratory Infections

The lungs are delicate organs that are sensitive to environmental factors such as germs and tobacco smoke, the American Lung Association says.
Health Tip: Some Facts About Angioedema

Angioedema is the medical term for hive-like swelling beneath the skin. It's often caused by an allergic reaction.
Bilingual Homes Help Babies Exercise Their Brain: Study

Babies living in bilingual homes have a longer period of time when their brain is flexible to different languages than infants living where just one language is spoken, researchers say.
Firearm Suicide Methods Vary by Gender: Study

Guns are the most common method of suicide in the United States, but men are more likely to shoot themselves in the face or head than women are, a new study finds.
Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

Sean Callan, a stone mason in New York City, was working just seven blocks from the World Trade Center when he heard the explosion of the first plane hitting the North Tower on Sept. 11, 2001.
Harassment of Black Gay and Bisexual Men Tied to Anxiety

Discrimination, harassment and shame experienced by black gay and bisexual men can contribute to depression and anxiety, a new study says.
Psychic Wounds Last for Those Touched by 9/11

John Feal need only look down each morning to remember the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001.
Don't Mess With a Nursing Mom!

Breast-feeding mothers protect their babies and themselves more aggressively than mothers who bottle-feed or women without children, researchers say.
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Parents who smoke at home could jeopardize their children's academic success and harm their family's finances in ways that go beyond that of spending lots of money on cigarettes, according to a new study.
Annual Breast Exams, Mammograms Still Key to Detecting Breast Cancer

Contrary to some other findings, new research indicates that mammograms and breast self-exams are useful for the detection of breast cancer, including cancers in younger women.
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Younger women with breast cancer who undergo a lumpectomy to remove their tumor survive just as long and aren't any more likely to have a recurrence than women who opt for the more radical and disfiguring mastectomy, or removal of the entire breast, two new studies report.
TNF Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Skin Cancer Risk

Treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors appears to increase their risk of developing skin cancer, a new review of prior research indicates.
Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study

Stroke patients who receive aggressive medical therapy have a better chance of avoiding a second stroke than those who receive medical therapy plus a stent in the brain, a new study reveals.
Extra Pounds a Deadly Risk Factor for Black Women: Study

Carrying extra weight, especially around the middle, is a risk factor for death among black women, according to a new study.
Weight Watchers Produces Bigger 'Losers' Than Standard Weight-Loss Care

Dieters may be more likely to slim down if they are referred to a commercial program such as Weight Watchers than if they battle the bulge with primary health care providers alone, a new study finds.



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