May 8-14, 2013 - Original Health Articles

Help Your Child Cope With Dyslexia

According to the National Institute of Child and Human Development, as many as 15 percent of Americans have major troubles with reading. A large portion of this population copes with a learning disability known as dyslexia. What Is Dyslexia? Dyslexia can take many forms; however, the primary characteristic in those coping with the disorder is a difficulty reading.

The Case Against Ovarian Cancer Screens

Each year, about 20,000 U.S. women learn they have ovarian cancer. It accounts for about three percent of all cancers in women and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death. Early diagnosis generally does result in good outcomes. Unfortunately, most cases of ovarian cancer are already advanced by the time they are diagnosed.

The Cigarette, Hormone, and Disease Connection

Scientists are discovering more compelling reasons why quitting smoking is among the best ways to improve your health. A recent study has demonstrated a link between smoking and increased male and female hormones in post-menopausal women. These increased hormones may boost the risk for diseases like breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

New Hope for Women With Endometriosis

Approximately 176 million women worldwide are affected by endometriosis. Millions more don't know they have it—even though they have pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, and even infertility. And countless other women are at high risk for developing endometriosis in the future.

Young, Thin, and Type 2 Diabetic?

When you envision a person with type 2 diabetes, you tend to picture someone obese, not thin. But, according to the National Institutes of Health, some 15 percent of individuals with type 2 diabetes are not even overweight, much less obese. Here, three reasons you can be young and thin, and still have diabetes.

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