Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens. Adolescents from low–income families are more likely than their affluent peers to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 10/17/2018. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Untreated hearing loss tied to cognitive decline in older adults. While age–related hearing loss has long been linked to cognitive decline, a UK study suggests hearing aids may help minimize the risk of problems like impaired memory or executive function. Reuters Health, 10/16/2018. (Also see Ear Diseases)
Polio–like illness is on the rise with 87 possible cases. Cases of a paralyzing condition that affects mostly children appear to be on the rise across the country, an unofficial survey by NBC News has found. NBC Health News, 10/12/2018.
Facebook posts may point to depression, study finds. People’s Facebook posts might predict whether they are suffering from depression, researchers reported on Monday. NBC Health News, 10/12/2018. (Also see Depression)
The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring, But That Can Change. Laboratories frequently "reclassify" genetic mutations, but here is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid. New York Times, 10/16/2018. (Also see Genetics)
Women told they aren't thin enough for eating disorder treatment, MPs told. Patients who fear they have eating disorders are being told by general practitioners they aren't "thin enough for treatment", according to a woman who was denied help. BBC Health News, 10/16/2018.
Restless legs syndrome triples the risk of suicidal thoughts, study finds. People with restless legs syndrome have a greater risk of suicidal thoughts, a study suggests. Mail Online, 10/16/2018. (Also see Sleep Disorders and Suicide Prevention)
Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their grandchildren developing ADHD, study suggests. Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their children and even their grandchildren developing ADHD, a new study suggests.Mail Online, 10/16/2018. (Also see Preventive Care for Pulmonary Involvement)
Folic acid 'to be added to flour' to reduce serious birth defects in UK. The UK is set to begin fortifying bread flour with folic acid in a bid to cut potentially serious birth defects, reports suggest. Independent, 10/15/2018.
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