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Young adults drop exercise with move to college or university

Young adults drop exercise with move to college or university

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Smoking is strongly associated with squamous cell carcinoma among women

Smoking is strongly associated with squamous cell carcinoma among women

ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2011) — Women who have non-melanoma skin cancers are more likely to have smoked cigarettes compared to women without skin cancer, said researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who published study results in a recent issue of Cancer Causes Control . The study investigated the relationship between cigarette smoking and non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) Continue reading

New tool saves time,  reduces risk of mistakes in diabetes care

New tool saves time, reduces risk of mistakes in diabetes care

ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2011) — In the fast-paced world of health care, doctors are often pressed for time during patient visits. Researchers at the University of Missouri developed a tool that allows doctors to view electronic information about patients’ health conditions related to diabetes on a single computer screen. Continue reading

Hysterectomy increases risk for earlier menopause among younger women, study finds

Hysterectomy increases risk for earlier menopause among younger women, study finds

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Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines, study finds

Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines, study finds

ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2011) — People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective. Continue reading

Chronic vulvar pain a reality for more than 100,000 women in southeast Michigan

Chronic vulvar pain a reality for more than 100,000 women in southeast Michigan

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2011) — For more than 100,000 area women, chronic vulvar pain (pain at the opening to the vagina) is so severe it makes intercourse, and sometimes sitting for long periods of time, painful, if not impossible. Continue reading

Demographic, educational factors associated with medical specialty board certification identified in new study

Demographic, educational factors associated with medical specialty board certification identified in new study

ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2011) — Certain demographic and educational factors, such as race/ethnicity, age at graduation and level of debt, are associated with the likelihood of a medical school graduate becoming board certified, according to a study in the September 7 issue of JAMA , a medical education theme issue. Continue reading

Access to health insurance top indicator for better outcomes among undocumented children, study finds

Access to health insurance top indicator for better outcomes among undocumented children, study finds

ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2011) — Undocumented children who have access to health insurance are healthier and more engaged in school than those without insurance, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Continue reading

Nearly half of runners may be drinking too much during races

Nearly half of runners may be drinking too much during races

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Lower socioeconomic status linked with heart disease despite improvements in other risk factor

Lower socioeconomic status linked with heart disease despite improvements in other risk factor

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2011) — People with lower socioeconomic status are much more likely to develop heart disease than those who are wealthier or better educated, according to a recent UC Davis study. Published online in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, the outcomes also show that this risk persists even with long-term progress in addressing traditional risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol Continue reading