Monthly Health E-News November 2012

November 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

Mammography Pluses Top Any Harms 
For older women, the benefits of getting a mammogram every two years outweigh potential harms, researchers say.  Read More

Diabetes Health News

Hispanics and Type 2 Diabetes Risk 
As an ethnic group, Hispanic/Latino Americans are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Researchers have found one reason: Hispanic/Latino Americans are more likely to store fat in their pancreas but less able to produce more insulin to compensate for this extra fat.Read More

For Your Child News

U.S. Kids' Diet Too Salty for Their Health 
The average child or teen in the U.S. consumes nearly 3,400 mg of sodium each day - or more than 1,000 mg above the recommended maximum. Some researchers say that high salt intake is what's driving an increase in high blood pressure among kids.Read More

Heart Care News

Pain Relievers May Raise Risk for 2nd Heart Attack 
Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers after a heart attack may raise your risk for a second heart attack, even several years afterward, a new study says.
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Men's Health News

Fried Meat May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk 
How a man cooks his dinner may affect his risk for prostate cancer. Pan-frying red meat at high temperatures creates cancer-causing chemicals, something that doesn't happen when meat is broiled or grilled. Read More

Mind & Body News

Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Slimmer 
If you read food labels while you shop for groceries, you may have taken an important step toward maintainging a healthy weight. A new study found that people - especially women - who check food labels at the supermarket are thinner than people who don't.Read More

Women's Health News

Early Menopause Affects Heart Disease Risk 
Women who go through menopause before age 46 may double their risk for heart disease and stroke, new research says. Read More