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For Kids Who Hit Puberty Early, Risk of Self-Harm Rises

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 — Kids who reach puberty earlier than other kids are at an increased risk of harming themselves as teens, British researchers report. “Our study is the first to investigate the relationship between the timing of puberty and self-harm using an objective measure of pubertal timing in boys,” said lead author Elystan

Kids often hit hard by death of beloved pet, study finds

(HealthDay)—The loss of a pet may be a child’s first encounter with death, and new research suggests no one should underestimate the psychological trauma that the loss can bring. Previous studies have found that kids form deep emotional attachments to their pets and having a furry companion in your youth has been linked to greater

Czech daily virus cases hit new record

The Czech Republic registered a record high of 3,130 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, reaching in 24 hours a figure comparable with the entire month of March, health ministry data showed Friday. It was the third straight daily record for the EU member of 10.7 million people, which has registered 44,155 confirmed cases and 489

Why are blacks, other minorities hardest hit by COVID-19?

(HealthDay)—The new coronavirus is disproportionately striking minority populations—particularly urban blacks and Navajo Indians living on their reservation. Experts say social and economic factors that predate the COVID-19 crisis may help explain why. “We found that there were large disparities in the proportion of people at risk of COVID-19 from minority and low-income populations,” said study

Breast cancer deaths hit a record LOW, analysis reveals

Breast cancer deaths hit a record LOW in Britain as analysis reveals 130,000 deaths from the killer disease have been avoided since 1989 There were 59.8 breast cancer deaths out of every 100,000 women in 1989 The rate was just 33.4 in 2017, which is the most recent available yearly figure Charities credited better tests

Philippines hit by first polio case since 2001

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal. Health authorities said a three-year-old girl in a southern province had contracted polio, while the virus was also detected in Manila’s sewage and

US measles cases hit highest level in 25 years, officials say

New York City declares public health emergency over measles outbreak Measles outbreak spreads throughout New York State with three major areas being affected: Rockland County, Brooklyn and Westchester County; Bryan Llenas reports. The number of measles cases reported so far this year has reached their highest level in 25 years, officials announced Wednesday. 61 new cases have