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20 Oct

Teenagers Are Quitting HS Sports Due to Body Image Concerns Driven by Social Media

More teens are quitting HS sports saying they don’t look right for the sports based on what they see in the media and social media, according to a new study.

19 Oct

COVID-19 Linked to Increased Risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a Rare but Serious Autoimmune Disorder, New Study Finds

In a new study, participants recently infected with COVID-19 were six times more likely to develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, where the immune system attacks the nerves.

18 Oct

Adult ADHD Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

A new study finds adults with ADHD are nearly 3 times more likely to develop dementia compared to those without the condition.

Global Childhood Vaccination Rates Still Haven't Recovered from Pandemic Declines

Global Childhood Vaccination Rates Still Haven't Recovered from Pandemic Declines

More than four years after the pandemic began, childhood vaccination rates worldwide have yet to recover, a new report shows.

The latest data, issued Monday by the World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), underscore the need for continuing to try to catch-up to pre-pandemic levels...

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  • July 15, 2024
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Five Cases of Bird Flu Reported in Colorado Poultry Workers

Five Cases of Bird Flu Reported in Colorado Poultry Workers

Five poultry workers in Colorado have been diagnosed with bird flu, state health officials reported Sunday.

"In coordination with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the State Emergency Operations Center and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment [CDPHE] is now reporting a t...

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  • July 15, 2024
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Thinking of a Switch Away from Meat? Your Genes May Be Key

Thinking of a Switch Away from Meat? Your Genes May Be Key

Pondering a move to a vegetarian or vegan diet? Your heart might be in it, but your genes might not, a new study says.

Genetics are an important part of whether a person responds well or poorly to a vegetarian diet, researchers said.

People with a specific genetic variant can see increased calcium levels after going vegetarian, which...

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  • July 15, 2024
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New Drug Tames Stress Incontinence in Clinical Trial

New Drug Tames Stress Incontinence in Clinical Trial

An experimental drug appears to help women deal with stress incontinence, clinical trial data show.

The drug, for now dubbed TAS-303, reduced the frequency of leaks related to stress incontinence by about 58%, compared with 47% reduction in a placebo group, trial results show.

Further, about 65% of patients taking TAS-303 had their s...

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  • July 15, 2024
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Late Cancer Diagnosis Biggest Health Concern for Most, Poll Shows

Late Cancer Diagnosis Biggest Health Concern for Most, Poll Shows

MONDAY, July 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to health worries, cancer leads the way, a new poll shows. 

The University of Cambridge poll included 2,000 adults who said their biggest concern is getting diagnosed with cancer when it's too late to treat it. Seven in 10 respondents have that fear, while 52% fret about th...

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  • July 15, 2024
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AI Better at Predicting Progression to Alzheimer's Than Standard Care

AI Better at Predicting Progression to Alzheimer's Than Standard Care

An AI program has proven better than doctors at sifting through the telltale signs that indicate who with early dementia will progress to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study says.

AI predicted in 4 cases out of 5 when early dementia would either remain stable or worsen into Alzheimer’s, according to a report in the journal eClinical M...

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  • July 15, 2024
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Could OTC Nasal Sprays Ease Colds & Flu and Cut Antibiotic Use?

Could OTC Nasal Sprays Ease Colds & Flu and Cut Antibiotic Use?

Over-the-counter nasal sprays could be a potent weapon against a major public health threat -- antibiotic resistance, researchers report.

Their analysis, which looked at data from nearly 14,000 adults, found that common nasal sprays could help keep upper respiratory tract infections at bay, reducing the need for antibiotics.

Antibiot...

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  • July 15, 2024
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Some Diabetes Drugs May Lower Dementia Risk

Some Diabetes Drugs May Lower Dementia Risk

Some diabetes drugs appear to lower the risk that people with type 2 diabetes will develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a new evidence review says.

The risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s is significantly lower in patients treated with metformin or a class of meds called "sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors", compared ...

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  • July 15, 2024
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Have Fun in the Sun, But Protect Your Skin, Expert Says

Have Fun in the Sun, But Protect Your Skin, Expert Says

SUNDAY, July 14, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Roughly 20% of Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lives, but it's not inevitable.

Skin cancer is not only the most common cancer, it's also the most preventable. Most of the time, too much sun exposure is to blame.

"When it comes to skin cancer, prevention is key...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 14, 2024
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Respect Summer's Scorching Heat, Experts Warn

Respect Summer's Scorching Heat, Experts Warn

The human body is no match for extreme heat, and scorching temperatures seem to be the rule rather than the exception these days.

"It's hard to think of an organ that is not affected by the heat," said Craig Crandall, professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern in Dallas. 

Extreme heat means temperatures above 90 degrees, ...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 13, 2024
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Thousands of Hospital Patients in Oregon May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis, HIV

Thousands of Hospital Patients in Oregon May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis, HIV

After an anesthesiologist may have exposed thousands of people treated at several hospitals in Oregon to hepatitis and HIV, those patients are being advised to get tested for the diseases.

Two health care providers in Portland -- Providence and Legacy Health -- have been told to offer the tests as a safety precaution.

"We recently le...

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  • July 12, 2024
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Fake Botox Shots Land 13 Women in Hospital

Fake Botox Shots Land 13 Women in Hospital

Seventeen women in nine states have fallen ill after getting fake Botox shots, with 13 of them landing in the hospital and one requiring a ventilator, a new report warns.

In the report, published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers provided alarming details of patients getting injections outside of ...

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  • July 12, 2024
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New Report Calls for More Research on Women's Health Issues

New Report Calls for More Research on Women's Health Issues

A new report finds research is sorely lacking on how chronic illnesses affect women, and it urged government agencies to do more to investigate how these diseases strike women differently.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine analysis, commissioned by the Office of Research on Women's Health and released Wednesday, ...

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  • July 12, 2024
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Nearly 1 in 10 Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Develop Long COVID

Nearly 1 in 10 Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Develop Long COVID

Almost 10% of women who get COVID during pregnancy develop long-lasting symptoms, and a new study suggests doctors may be overlooking them.

"I doubt most obstetric clinicians are as aware of Long COVID as perhaps we should be," said study co-leader Dr. Torri Metz, vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Utah Health.

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 12, 2024
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Gun Laws Help Lower Suicides, not Murders, Among Children

Gun Laws Help Lower Suicides, not Murders, Among Children

Restrictive gun laws can decrease suicide rates among children and teenagers, but they don’t seem to lower their risk of being murdered, a new study says.

States with laws requiring safe storage of firearms and mandatory waiting periods had lower suicide death rates among kids younger than 18, researchers report.

However, no gun la...

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  • July 12, 2024
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Study Measures Mental Harms of Terrorism on Children With Autism

Study Measures Mental Harms of Terrorism on Children With Autism

The Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel has left children and parents with significant psychological scars, a new study shows.

But families with a child who has autism have been especially hard hit, according to researchers from the Autism Center at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

"Parenting a child during wartime is a universal ...

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  • July 12, 2024
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Black Patients Diagnosed With Huntington's Later Than Whites

Black Patients Diagnosed With Huntington's Later Than Whites

Black patients with Huntington’s disease receive their diagnoses an average of one year later than white people with the incurable genetic disorder, a new study shows.

Early diagnosis is essential to help patients get proper care and prepare for the effects of the disease, lead researcher Dr. Adys Mendizabal, a UCLA Health assistant prof...

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  • July 12, 2024
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Having Diabetes Raises Risk of Failure With Spinal Fusion Surgery

Having Diabetes Raises Risk of Failure With Spinal Fusion Surgery

Diabetes can make lumbar spinal fusion surgery much more likely to fail, a new study says.

People with diabetes are nearly three times more likely to have their vertebrae fail to properly heal and fuse together, what surgeons call a non-union complication, according to results recently published in the journal JBMR Plus.

“...

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  • July 12, 2024
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Four in 10 Cancer Cases, Nearly Half of Cancer Deaths Linked to Lifestyle

Four in 10 Cancer Cases, Nearly Half of Cancer Deaths Linked to Lifestyle

Nearly half of cancer deaths and 4 of 10 cases of cancer are linked to a person’s lifestyle, a new study says.

Cigarette smoking remains the biggest cancer risk, contributing to 30% of cancer deaths and 20% of cancer cases, results show.

But excess body weight, drinking, lack of exercise, diet and skipping cancer-preventing vaccina...

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  • July 12, 2024
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Older Adults More Stressed About Inflation, Hold Off on Health Care

Older Adults More Stressed About Inflation, Hold Off on Health Care

Financial stress persists even though rising inflation rates have eased, and the group feeling the pinch most acutely is in its peak earning years, a new poll shows.

"Our biggest surprise from this poll is that the age group most likely to be affected or stressed by pressures on personal finances is not the group whose incomes are more lik...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 12, 2024
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