March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

‘Heads Up’ Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

By Richard MonksHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A concussion prevention program that teaches young football players safer ways to block and tackle was tied to about a one-third lower risk of head injury, according to a new study. And, in those players who

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids’ Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism are at extremely high risk of drowning compared to other kids, a new study reveals. Analysis of death records found that kids with an autism spectrum disorder are 160 times more likely to

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Former NFL player Dwight Clark Has ALS

Latest Neurology News Former NFL player Dwight Clark says he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — and he believes football caused the condition. The former 49ers wide receiver revealed the diagnosis on social media Sunday. He said he first noticed symptoms in September

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March 21, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obese young men are at increased risk for serious liver disease or liver cancer later in life, and those with diabetes have an even higher risk, a new study warns. Efforts to reduce obesity, “should be implemented from

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March 21, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer’s Return, Even Before Scans

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A blood test can detect the return of lung cancer months before CT and PET scans, a new study suggests. The research included 48 adults with stage 2 or 3 locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The patients were

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March 21, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Do Energy Drinks Plus Booze Equal More Injuries?

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Mixing caffeine-loaded energy drinks and booze could be a recipe for trouble. That’s the word from a new study that says the popular party duo ups the odds someone will get hurt. Researchers in Canada

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