Melanoma Death Risk Rises When a Spouse Dies

Clara T. Fryman


By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter


FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People whose spouse or partner has died are less likely to be diagnosed with melanoma, but more likely to die from it, a new study says.

An analysis of data from population-based studies conducted in the United Kingdom and Denmark between 1997 and 2017 found that people who had lost a spouse or partner were 12% less likely to be diagnosed with melanoma than others.

But bereaved people with the most serious form of skin cancer were

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Lose Weight, Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Clara T. Fryman


By Robert Preidt
HealthDay Reporter


FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Here’s more motivation for men to shed pounds if they’re overweight: It could lower their risk for advanced prostate cancer.

Researchers analyzed data from 15 studies that included a total of nearly 831,000 men, including nearly 52,000 who’d been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Having a BMI (body mass index — an estimate of body fat based on height and weight) above the range that’s considered healthy (21-25) during middle to late adulthood was

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Is Your Smartphone or Tablet an Injury Risk?

Clara T. Fryman

News Picture: Is Your Smartphone or Tablet an Injury Risk?

TUESDAY, Feb. twenty five, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — This is a very good reason to put your electronic units down when you can: Experts say that making use of them improperly or much too often can put you at possibility for a vary of injuries.

“When persons placement their hand, arm or neck in awkward positions for a prolonged period of time of time, it can lead to strains and overuse injuries,” explained Dr. Michael Darowish, an orthopedic surgeon at Penn Point out Wellness Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre.

Overuse, nerve and neck injuries are the three popular kinds of

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