Lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains may lower risk of death from breast cancer

Lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains may lower risk of death from breast cancer

The Washington Post (5/15, McGinley) reports that in “the latest analysis of the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative,” researchers found that “women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying from breast cancer than those on a higher-fat diet.” The findings are scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting.

CDC Campaign Task.Test.Treat. to combat rise in STD’s

CDC Campaign Task.Test.Treat. to combat rise in STD’s

The CDC released a recent study indicating that STD’s are on the rise in many states, including South Carolina. Their campaign Talk. Test. Treat. provides  strategies for discussing this sensitive topic with your partner and healthcare provider, where and how to get tested, and what treatments are available.

See also the following infographic (visual data) on STD’s in America and ABC4 Greenville’s news article on how the 2017 applies to South Carolina.

 

Safe storage of guns could prevent up to a third of gun suicides and accidental child deaths

Safe storage of guns could prevent up to a third of gun suicides and accidental child deaths

CNN (5/13, Scutti) reports, “Most [U.S.] households with children do not safely store firearms in the way the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: locked up and unloaded.” Research suggests that “if parents simply locked up all their guns, then up to a third of gun suicides and accidental deaths among children and teens could be avoided.” The findings were published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

New patient resource page educates public about croup in kids under six

New patient resource page educates public about croup in kids under six

Reuters (5/1, Crist) reports, “Croup, a common upper respiratory tract infection in young children under age” six, “can become severe and require hospitalization,” physicians “say in a new patient resource published in JAMA.” This “new patient page (available for free)…explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for croup.”

WHO: Bottle feeding may up odds of pediatric obesity

WHO: Bottle feeding may up odds of pediatric obesity

Youths who were exclusively bottle-fed until age 6 months had a 25% higher obesity risk, compared with those who were exclusively breastfed, according to a World Health Organization study presented at the European Congress on Obesity and published in the journal Obesity Facts. The findings, based on data involving nearly 30,000 children across 16 European countries, also showed 22% and 12% increased likelihood of obesity among those who were never breastfed and those who received mixed breast and bottle feeding, respectively.

The Guardian (London) (4/29),  The Independent (London) (tiered subscription model) (4/30)