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Health News for 03/15/13

March 15, 2013

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N.Y. Woman Balances Thyroid Disease and Diabetes

Jet Landis was only 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1992. Even though she was so young, she can still recall the extreme thirst she felt because of diabetes.
People With Type 1 Diabetes at Risk of Thyroid Disease

People who have type 1 diabetes are more likely than others to develop an autoimmune thyroid condition.
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Stress

Stress is an unavoidable part of life, even for young children. But parents can take steps to help children learn to deal with it in a healthy way.
Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke

When debris is being burned outdoors, the smoke can be harmful if inhaled.
New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery

A potential early indicator of acute kidney injury has been identified by researchers.
Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks

Black Americans who take vitamin D supplements may significantly lower their blood pressure, a new study suggests.
Phones, Texting May Be as Dangerous as Alcohol for Drivers

Hands-free phone conversations or texting while driving are as dangerous as getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, a small new study finds.
Night Shift Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Working at night might do more than throw your schedule out of whack, researchers warn. Women who cover the night shift may be at increased risk for ovarian cancer, according to a new study.
Incoherent Text Messages May Signal Stroke, Doctors Say

Mistakes in text messages often make people laugh out loud, but it might not always be a laughing matter. Garbled text messages may be a sign that someone has suffered a stroke, even in people who have no problem speaking, according to researchers.
Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies

For most passengers, airline travel is safer than ever these days. But for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies, a routine flight can end in disaster.
New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link

Although several large studies in recent years have linked the use of hormone therapy after menopause with an increased risk of breast cancer, the authors of a new analysis claim the evidence is too limited to confirm the connection.
Health Highlights: March 15, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Robotic Surgery for Hysterectomy Often Not Best Option, Ob/Gyn Group Says

Despite claims to the contrary in "widespread marketing and advertising," expensive robotic surgery for hysterectomy is neither the only nor the best minimally invasive approach for the operation, according to a leading group representing obstetricians and gynecologists.
Rabies From Transplanted Organ Killed Recipient, CDC Says

Rabies caused the death of an organ transplant recipient in Maryland, and three other patients who received organs from the same donor are getting anti-rabies shots, government health officials announced Friday.

 

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