Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flight attendants may face higher-than-average risks of breast and skin cancers, a new study finds — though the reasons why aren’t yet clear. Harvard researchers found that compared with women in the general U.S. population, female flight attendants had a 51 percent higher rate of breast cancer. Meanwhile,…

Families Need Summertime Sleep Schedules

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For many families, summer means longer days, less routine and more time outside. That’s not all good news, one expert says, because it could jumble a family’s sleeping habits. Even without the rigorous and often hectic school-year schedule, it’s important to ensure that everyone gets enough sleep, according…

Risky Prescribing Boosts Opioid Death Risk

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When opioid pain medications, such as OxyContin, are prescribed in a risky manner, that increases a patient’s chances of death. That’s the conclusion of a new study by RAND Corporation researchers who analyzed prescribing data in Massachusetts from 2011 to 2015, and found that half of adults received…