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Health News for 01/30/15

January 30, 2015

Early Exposure to English May Help Spanish-Speaking Kids in School

Early exposure to English helps Spanish-speaking children in the United States do better in school, a new study shows.
Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

The overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after breast removal is only slightly higher for older women than for younger women, a new study indicates.
Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says

Girls tend to get better grades in reading, math and science than boys, according to a new study that challenges the widely held belief that boys do better in these subjects than girls.
Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative

In what could be a significant advance for personalized medicine, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to fund a research program aimed at developing treatments that would be tailored to a patient's individual genes, the White House said Friday.
Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests.
Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists are working to find new ways to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of cancer in the United States.
Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Pregnant women exposed to high levels of flame-retardant chemicals may be at increased risk for having premature babies, a new study indicates.
Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.
Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report

In a finding that won't surprise many parents, a new government analysis shows that teens and young adults are the most likely to show up in a hospital ER with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for College

Before sending your child to college, sure your teen is ready to take charge of his or her own health.
Health Tip: Drink Responsibly

Responsible drinking is a surefire way to prevent alcohol abuse and alcohol poisoning, a dangerous complication of drinking too much.
More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage

Another study supports the notion that repeated blows to the head in boxing or the martial arts can damage the brain.
Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

A review of the data suggests that the antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the length of flu symptoms by about a day, and reduces the risk of flu-related complications such as pneumonia.
More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC

The United States has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday.
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests.
Early Birds May Catch the Worm, but Night Owls May Snatch the Win

Who's going to win Sunday's Super Bowl? It may depend, in part, on which team has the most "night owls," a new study suggests.

 

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