Monthly Health E-News July 2012

July 2012

NCH publishes monthly newsletters covering several health topics that may be of interest to you. Please click on a newsletter below:
Breast Health News

Moving Toward a Blood Test for Breast Cancer
Researchers are looking closer at a blood test that assesses changes in a certain gene's DNA. The test may one day be able to predict who's at risk for breast cancer years before it develops.  Read More

Diabetes Health News

Deaths from Diabetes Make Sharp Drop
Fewer Americans with diabetes are dying from heart disease and stroke, according to a new government report. The lower death rates are the result of healthier lifestyles and better disease management. Read More

For Your Child News

Beware: Toddlers Toting Pacifier or Bottle
Children just learning to walk (or run) can sustain an injury if they fall with a pacifier, bottle, or sippy cup in hand. According to a nationwide survey, most injuries are cuts to the mouth. Read More

Heart Care News

Larger Waist Size Boosts Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
People with a "spare tire" around their middle are at increased odds for sudden cardiac death, especially if they are obese.Read More

Men's Health News

The Tipping Point for Head Trauma
Most men still think that sun exposure is good for their health and don't bother with UV protection. But that behavior puts them at risk for melanoma as they grow older.Read More

Mind & Body News

Asthma Cases on the Upswing
Asthma continues to be a major health problem in the U.S., with the rate of new asthma cases increasing by almost 15 percent between 2001 and 2010, the CDC says in a new report. Read More

Women's Health News

Healthy Vaginal Bacteria Unique to Each Woman
A healthy vagina depends on the right balance of microorganisms - but new research has found that this balance differs from woman to woman. This may help tailor treatment for vaginal infections. Read More