With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma — a dangerous form of skin cancer — but a patient’s insurance could affect whether or not that cancer is quickly removed, new research suggests. After reviewing thousands of melanoma cases, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer…

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A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Men develop a dangerous type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation a decade earlier than women, a new study suggests. And while being overweight increased odds for the condition in both sexes, those extra pounds were more troublesome for males, the German researchers found. “It’s crucial to better…

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Homework as a Character-Builder

SUNDAY, Oct. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Homework may do more than reinforce lessons that students learn in school each day. New research from Germany suggests it may have a positive effect on children’s character, helping them become more conscientious. “Our results show that homework is not only relevant for school performance but also for…

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Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child

SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Halloween’s frights extend beyond goblins and ghouls if you’re a child with food allergies or asthma. “You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons — ghosts, goblins and witches — not allergies and asthma,” said allergist Dr. Stephen Tilles, president of the American College of Allergy,…

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