USPSTF Recommends Counseling Youth on Sun Protection Behavior

Original Source: HealthDay News The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that fair-skinned individuals aged 6 months to 24 years and parents of young children be counseled regarding skin protection behaviors, while for adults over age 24 years, clinicians should consider the individual’s risk of skin cancer before providing counseling. These findings form the […] Read More

Rapid, Easy Zika Test Developed

Original Source: HealthDay News A new fast, easy and cheap “dipstick” test for the Zika and dengue viruses could revolutionize public health response to dangerous tropical germs, a new study reports. The test accurately diagnoses Zika and dengue and can tell the two mosquito-borne viruses apart, an area in which commercially available tests now stumble, […] Read More

Cancers Associated With Obesity Make up 40% of Cancers Diagnosed in the US

Original Source: www.cdc.gov Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014, according to the latest┬áVital Signs┬áreport by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall, the rate of new cancer cases has […] Read More

For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn’t Better

Original Source: wbgo.org Health organizations are emphasizing that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious long-term illness, not a psychological disorder, and that standard forms of exercise do not help. Instead, they’re acknowledging that exercise can make the disease much worse unless doctors and patients are very careful. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […] Read More