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14 Aug

Yoga Works Better Than Standard Stress Management For Easing Anxiety, New Study Finds.

So does cognitive behavioral therapy, according to researchers.

13 Aug

Teens And Young Adults Who Vape Are More Likely To Be Diagnosed With COVID-19 After Testing.

Study authors call on the FDA to speed up regulation of e-cigarettes.

12 Aug

Vitamin D Does Not Reduce The Risk Of Depression In Adults, New Study Finds.

Researchers say D3 supplementation does not elevate mood, either

Dance Injuries Jump in United States

Dance Injuries Jump in United States

Dance-related injuries treated at U.S. emergency departments increased by nearly one-quarter in recent years, a new study reveals.

Between 2014 and 2018, there was a 22.5% rise in such injuries, with more than 4,150 cases seen in ERs nationwide during that time.

Strains and sprains accounted for almost half of the injurie...

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  • August 14, 2020
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Delaying Prostate Cancer Radiation Won't Lower Survival Odds

Delaying Prostate Cancer Radiation Won't Lower Survival Odds

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many to put off medical procedures, but a delay in radiation treatment for prostate cancer doesn't appear to affect survival, a new study shows.

Researchers found that men with intermediate- or high-risk localized prostate cancer receiving radiation and hormone therapy who delay radiation while stay...

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  • August 14, 2020
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NYC Shoppers Prefer Stores That Enforce Social Distancing, Study Finds

NYC Shoppers Prefer Stores That Enforce Social Distancing, Study Finds

New York City residents are more likely to shop in stores where social distancing is practiced than where it is ignored, a new study finds.

"We want to understand how people are making decisions based on compliance with the health guidelines," said Ricardo Daziano, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell...

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  • August 14, 2020
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Skull Fractures, Broken Jaws: 'Beanbag' Rounds Shot at Protesters Cause Severe Harm

Skull Fractures, Broken Jaws: 'Beanbag' Rounds Shot at Protesters Cause Severe Harm

When police and National Guard troops mobilized during protests that broke out across the nation this spring following the death of George Floyd, they often resorted to the use of so-called "beanbag" rounds of ammunition when confronting crowds.

Beanbag rounds -- a small cloth bag filled with lead shot and fired from a standard shotgun...

AHA News: Nut Butters Are a Healthy Way to Spread Nutrients

AHA News: Nut Butters Are a Healthy Way to Spread Nutrients

Packed with nutrients and easy to eat, either as a sandwich spread or as a dip, nut butters can be a simple solution for school lunches, snacks and beyond.

And their growing popularity seems to be matched only by the number of varieties available. Gone are the days when peanut butter was the only choice for someone craving a chewy, nutty...

After NFL Career Ends, Black Players Suffer More Health Woes Than Whites

After NFL Career Ends, Black Players Suffer More Health Woes Than Whites

Despite the fame and fortune that comes with being an elite athlete, new research finds that Black NFL players are much more likely than their white peers to be in poor health once they retire.

After surveying nearly 3,800 former pro football players, investigators found that Black players say they are 50% more likely to struggle w...

Help Your Kids Navigate School Amid a Pandemic

Help Your Kids Navigate School Amid a Pandemic

This school year comes with special challenges for kids as the United States grapples with a coronavirus pandemic, but experts say parents can help their children navigate the tough emotional terrain.

Whether returning to a school building, continuing online learning or adjusting to a hybrid school environment, it is normal for childr...

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  • August 14, 2020
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Get Dizzy When Standing Up? It Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

Get Dizzy When Standing Up? It Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

Feeling woozy when you stand up may be a sign of an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

Doctors call this feeling "orthostatic hypotension," and it occurs when there's a sudden drop in blood pressure as you stand, explained a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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  • August 14, 2020
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Fast Food Makes an Unhealthy Comeback Among Kids

Fast Food Makes an Unhealthy Comeback Among Kids

After a period of improvement, U.S. kids are eating as much fast food as they were in the early 2000s, new government figures show.

Researchers found that between 2003 and 2010, there was a decline in U.S. kids' intake of fast-food calories -- dipping from an average of 14% of daily calories, to just under 11%.

The po...

Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes Climbing Again

Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes Climbing Again

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) The novel coronavirus is surging once more in U.S. nursing homes, where it killed tens of thousands at the start of the pandemic.

Federal data cited by two long-term care associations this week illustrated the troubling trend: The number of new cases in nursing homes bottomed out at 5,468 during...

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  • August 14, 2020
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College Athletes, Performers Feeling Sidelined in Pandemic

College Athletes, Performers Feeling Sidelined in Pandemic

For many young people, extracurricular activities and sports are a central part of their daily lives and identities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students now feel uprooted.

With sports programs on hold, theater productions canceled and choirs muted, campus life may feel drastically different.

"If you're in the marching...

  • Serena McNiff
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  • August 13, 2020
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Why Is Stroke a Bigger Threat to Black People?

Why Is Stroke a Bigger Threat to Black People?

Stroke is more deadly among Black people than whites, and the reason may come down to genetics.

Researchers who studied the genomes of more than 21,000 Black people found that a common variation near the HNF1A gene was tied to an increased risk of stroke in people of African descent.

The gene has been linked to stroke and h...

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  • August 13, 2020
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Levels of Anxiety, Addiction, Suicidal Thoughts Are Soaring in the Pandemic

Levels of Anxiety, Addiction, Suicidal Thoughts Are Soaring in the Pandemic

The pandemic is taking a big toll on Americans' psyches: A new government report found that about 41% of adults surveyed in late June "reported an adverse mental or behavioral health condition."

That's a big rise from 2019. For example, the data shows that the number of Americans suffering from an anxiety disorder had tripled by la...

Feeling Anxious? Yoga Can Help Soothe You

Feeling Anxious? Yoga Can Help Soothe You

Yoga may help people soothe frayed nerves during the coronavirus pandemic, but the ancient practice may also help those with more serious, chronic forms of anxiety, new research suggests.

The study compared yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and stress management for treating people with generalized anxiety disorder. While cogni...

  • Serena Gordon
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  • August 13, 2020
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What Was More Deadly for New Yorkers – COVID-19 or the 1918 Flu?

What Was More Deadly for New Yorkers – COVID-19 or the 1918 Flu?

New York City residents have seen their fair share of health crises over the past century, but a new study finds that this year's COVID-19 pandemic may have been more deadly than even the killer flu outbreak of 1918.

Crunching the numbers from New York City during the worst two months of the 1918 flu epidemic (October-November of that ...

Look Beyond Fossil Fuels to Curb Air Pollution

Look Beyond Fossil Fuels to Curb Air Pollution

Burning fossil fuels account for about 100,000 air pollution-related deaths in the United States each year -- but there are other less obvious sources of deadly air pollution, a new study warns.

"People usually think of power plants and cars, but nowadays, livestock and wood stoves are as big of a problem. It's also our farms and our h...

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  • August 13, 2020
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AHA News: Stroke at 39 Fuels 'Nurse Knuckles' to Transform Career

AHA News: Stroke at 39 Fuels 'Nurse Knuckles' to Transform Career

Because of her last name, Donulaé Knuckles has long answered to "Nurse Knuckles." Yet the grit and determination the name conjures fits, too.

Raised by a single mom in Detroit, she prioritized her education. Regularly studying deep into the evening, she graduated near the top of her high school class. She earned a full scholarship...

U.S. Coronavirus Death Tally Hits New High for Summer

U.S. Coronavirus Death Tally Hits New High for Summer

America logged its highest single-day coronavirus death total of the summer on Wednesday, as the toll from an earlier surge in cases in Sun Belt states continued to mount.

At least 1,470 deaths were tallied on Wednesday, The New York Times reported. With the exception of three anomalous days this summer (when New York and Texas ...

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  • August 13, 2020
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Special Contact Lenses Can Help Curb Nearsightedness in Kids

Special Contact Lenses Can Help Curb Nearsightedness in Kids

Kids suffering from nearsightedness can slow the progression of their myopia by using soft bifocal contact lenses, a new trial shows.

Bifocal contacts with a powerful corrective prescription slowed the progression of nearsightedness in youngsters by 43% compared to single-vision contacts, the results showed.

"The higher t...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • August 13, 2020
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Too Many Kids Getting Seriously Hurt Riding ATVs: Study

Too Many Kids Getting Seriously Hurt Riding ATVs: Study

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a big draw for adventure-loving kids, but a new study warns that the thrill ride can often land children in the ER.

U.S. data shows that nearly 280,000 children were treated over a 25-year period for head and neck injuries caused by ATV accidents. That's about 31 children each day -- and nearly half of t...

  • Cara Roberts Murez
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  • August 13, 2020
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