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Health News for 08/01/14

August 1, 2014

Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests.
Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows

Women who serve in the U.S. military are less likely to drink alcohol than their civilian peers, a new study suggests.
Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

Although older women with asthma often have worse health outcomes, they may not make asthma care a priority, according to a new study.
Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment

An American who is battling the Ebola virus in West Africa will be flown to the United States for treatment over the next few days, according to staff at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time

Experts warn against children watching too much TV, saying developing kids could be doing something more healthy and productive.
Health Tip: Am I A Binge Eater?

Binge eating disorder is characterized by regularly overeating and feeling that you have lost control of your eating habits.
Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

Many black women put concerns about their hair above their health, according to new research.
Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

A home-packed lunch isn't necessarily healthier than school cafeteria fare, a new study suggests.
Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds

Stress at work may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if you work in the service industry or have a blue-collar job, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

Transplant surgeons often feel emotionally drained and overextended, which are red flags for burnout, a new study suggests.
Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the agency said Thursday in a news release.
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival.
1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report.
CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens

With the World Health Organization reporting that the death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak has risen to 729, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel warning for the region.
Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms

Preschoolers with special needs benefit from going to school with children who have strong language skills, according to a new study.
J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market

The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market.
Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

Difficulties in civilian life, rather than war experiences, are a source of drinking problems among U.S. National Guard soldiers back at home, a new study suggests.
Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds

The virus that causes cold sores -- herpes simplex type 1 -- remains active even in the absence of symptoms, according to a new study.
Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years

Many teens never outgrow their "growing pains," according to new research.

 

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