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4 Your Health: Weight linked to breast cancer, injuries can hinder school work

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Hands and wrist injuries can sideline high school athletes from the field and their schoolwork.

About eight percent of high school sports injuries involve the hands or wrists, according to researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado. Their study showed wrist fractures and sprains were most common, and in many cases, athletes needed surgery.

Experts say it is important to prevent these injuries since they can affect writing, typing and other schoolwork. But they add, the benefits of high school sports still outweigh the risks.

Motorcycle crashes

A new study reveals motorcycle crashes are far more deadly than car accidents.

Data from Canada shows motorcycles caused three times the injuries and five times the deaths than car wrecks.

People injured from motorcycle crashes were also much more likely to be hospitalized and admitted to the ICU.

Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms.

Researchers in Sweden found women with a higher BMI were more likely to have a large tumor when they were diagnosed with breast cancer. Heavier women also had a worse prognosis when their cancer was detected between regular screenings.

Experts said more studies are needed before any changes are made to mammogram guidelines.

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