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Monthly Health E-News January 2012

January 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
This month's featured topic: Drinking Raises Risk for Breast Conditions
Young women with a family history of breast cancer are at higher risk of developing other types of breast conditions if they also drink alcohol, a new study says.
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Diabetes Health News
This month's featured topic: Kidneys Benefit from Tight Control of Blood Sugar
People with type 1 diabetes who maintain good control of their blood sugar levels may be able to halve their risk for kidney complications.
 
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For Your Child News
This month's featured topic: Diagnosis of Autism Varies Widely Across U.S.
Researchers have found that health care providers at different autism centers are inconsistent in determining whether a child should be diagnosed with autistic disorder or a subtype, such as Asperger syndrome.
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Heart Care News
This month's featured topic: Healthy Habits May Help Heart and Block Cancer
Want to prevent both heart disease and cancer? Here's how: Don't smoke, maintain a healthy weight, and control blood pressure and cholesterol levels
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Men's Health News
This month's featured topic: Construction Workers at High Risk for Injury and Illness
Despite steps taken to reduce injuries on construction sites, a new report found that workers have a 75 percent chance of suffering a disabling injury over a 45-year career and a one-in-200 risk of being fatally injured on the job.
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Mind & Body News
This month's featured topic: Do Certain Blood Types Boost Stroke Risk?
In an intriguing study, researchers found that people with blood type AB had a 26 percent increased risk for stroke compared with those with blood type O.
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Women's Health News
This month's featured topic: 'Broken Heart' Syndrome More Common in Women
Broken heart syndrome - a temporary heart condition brought on by extreme physical or emotional stress - is far more likely to occur in women than in men.
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