The risks of eating red meat
Those who load up on steaks and pork chops have a higher risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disease and liver disease, The New York Times reports. Eating poultry and fish, on the other hand, is healthy for you.
Only a minority of children get HPV vaccine
The adoption of a vaccine that slashes the risk of developing six HPV-related cancers has been slow and surprisingly low, The Conversation reports. The approval of a two-dose regimen for children under age 15 could boost efforts to improve vaccination rates among girls and boys.
After a concussion, get out and move
The standard advice for those recovering from a concussion is rest. No physical activity, reading, screen time, friends, and little light exposure. But new guidelines, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, say that instead of cocooning, most young athletes should be encouraged to start being physically active with a day or two after the injury, The New York Times reports.
States get 3 more years to meet Medicaid standards of care
The Trump administration has given states until 2022 to enact plans for helping elderly and disabled people get Medicaid services without being forced to go into nursing homes, Kaiser Health News reports. The 2014 rule was an effort to create a federal standard to improve the quality of care that the disabled receive outside institutions.