Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs — and the Humans Who Love Them

James J. Latham

News Picture: Brain Cancer Research Could Help Dogs -- and the Humans Who Love ThemBy Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Few heartbreaks are as devastating as when a beloved family dog falls ill with cancer.

But a new research paper could spur development of more and better treatments for a canine companion who has a brain tumor — because it’s possible that those same therapies will help human kids, too. Dogs’ brain cancers are genetically akin to those found in children, a new study in the journal Cancer Cell reports.

“These dog tumors were much more similar to the tumors we find in kids than the tumors we

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Skipping Sleep to Watch Sports is The Real March Madness

James J. Latham

News Picture: Skipping Sleep to Watch Sports is The Real March Madness

FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — No matter whether your favorite team wins or loses, March Madness will likely put a slam dunk on your sleep habits.

For many Americans, staying up late to watch NCAA basketball tournament games is a much-anticipated annual rite. But the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) warns that those late-night games can cause problems.

“A lack of sleep can lead to trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling emotions and more,” AASM president Dr. Kelly Carden said in an academy news release.

An AASM survey found that 58% of Americans said they stayed up

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A Guide to Running Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Across the Grand Canyon

James J. Latham

There’s really no set formula to run 50 miles. Training, nutrition, and a bit of luck are all important, but if I could only tell you one thing, it’s simply “mind over matter.” Put your head down, place one leg in front of the other, and pretend everything doesn’t hurt. (Then repeat until you get to the end.)

Four good friends and I once ran across the Grand Canyon and back in a single day. This run is commonly known as the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R2R2R).

We started at the South Rim, ran to the North Rim, ate a sandwich, and ran

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Get Ready for Clocks to ‘Spring Ahead’

James J. Latham

News Picture: Get Ready for Clocks to 'Spring Ahead'

FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If losing an hour of sleep with the switch to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday leaves you feeling tired, you’re not alone.

Fifty-five percent of Americans feel the same way, according to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) survey. For most Americans, the clock will “spring forward” at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8.

Besides disrupting sleep habits for up to a week, the transition also poses health and safety risks, two new studies report.

One report, published in Current Biology earlier this year, reported that the risk of fatal traffic accidents

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IKEA Recalls Furniture Chests Due to Tipping Hazard

James J. Latham

About 820,000 Kullen 3-drawer chests sold by IKEA have been recalled in the United States because they pose a tip-over and entrapment hazard if not properly anchored to the wall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says.

It said children could be at risk of serious injury or death and that IKEA has received six reports of tip-over incidents involving chests that were not anchored to the wall, including one that resulted in a minor cut and one that resulted in minor cuts and bruises.

About 150,000 of the chests were also sold in Canada and have been recalled.

Consumers

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