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Monthly Health E-News April 2012

April 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

A drug that can cut the risk for breast cancer has a serious down side: Aromasin appears to cause bone loss in postmenopausal women.
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Diabetes Health News

Diabetes complications can affect the eyes, kidneys, heart - and hearing. Women with poorly controlled diabetes may be at higher risk for hearing loss than those who keep their blood sugar well controlled.
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For Your Child News

A small but growing number of moms-to-be are choosing to deliver their babies at home. But a new study finds that babies born at home are at higher risk for complications, including low Apgar scores and seizures.
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Heart Care News

Thanks to a push by public health agencies like the CDC, some Americans are eating less trans fats. That's good news for heart health, because trans fats raise the risk for cardiovascular disease.
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Men's Health News

Men who smoke in middle age have a more rapid decline in memory, learning, and thinking than women who smoke. And the effects linger even after men quit smoking.
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Mind & Body News

Researchers say that looking at how fast an older patient walks and how strong the person's grip is may help doctors predict who is at risk for age-related dementia.

 
Women's Health News

Women who spend most of their life breathing air pollution are more likely to have a decline in mental functioning as they age, a new study says.
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