A new study from the Chicago Department of Public Health found that children ages 5 to 14 are 14 times more at risk of contracting H1N1 flu than those older than 60. "These findings affirm prevention strategies that target children and young adults, who are at a disproportionate risk for infection and hospitalization," the researchers said.
Vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes, may help identify women who can reduce their risk of breast cancer by eating a low-fat diet, according to Kaiser Permanente researchers. The study analyzed data on about 49,000 postmenopausal women participating in a diet modification trial, and showed those who had hot flashes and followed a low-fat diet had a 35% lower risk for breast cancer.
British researchers said women diagnosed with ovarian cancer commonly report seven symptoms, countering the idea that the disease is a silent killer. Symptoms associated with ovarian cancer included abdominal distension, pain and bloating; urinary frequency; postmenopausal and rectal bleeding; and loss of appetite.
A USA Today/Gallup poll of 1,007 U.S. adults found more were worried about H1N1 flu, with 1 in 3 saying they or a family member probably would get the flu, up from 1 in 5 in a May survey. About 17% of those polled said they were worried they would get the flu, up from 8% in June, and 55% now say they will get vaccinated, an increase of 9%.