Monthly Health E-News August 2012

August 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

Radiation Treatment in Childhood Boosts Breast Cancer Risk
Girls who get radiation therapy to the chest to treat cancer are at higher risk for breast cancer by the time they turn 50, a new study says.  Read More

Diabetes Health News

Diabetes Prevention: Aggressively Treat Prediabetes
About 70 percent of people with prediabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes. But researchers say that making lifestyle changes and/or taking medication can do a lot to stop that progression.Read More

For Your Child News

Lasting Effects of Parents' Squabbles
Kindergarteners whose parents fight with each other frequently and harshly are more likely to struggle with depression, anxiety, and behavior issues by middle school, a new study says.. Read More

Heart Care News

Hormone Combo in Contraception Boosts Heart Risk
Women who use birth control products that contain a combination of estrogen and progestin may double their risk for heart at.Read More

Men's Health News

Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Men's Sex Life
Younger men who have sleep apnea often also have erectile dysfunction. But researchers say that treating the sleep disorder has a side benefit: It may boost sexual performance.Read More

Mind & Body News

Large Jump in Imaging Scans Since 1996
Many more imaging scans are done these days, greatly boosting the amount of radiation that patients receive and raising questions about overuse of these imaging methods, a new analysis concludes. Read More

Women's Health News

Panel Nixes Supplements for Bone Health
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says that older women should not take low doses of calcium and vitamin D supplements to help prevent fractures. The panel is still weighing what to recommend on higher supplement doses. Read More