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16 Apr

Starting School Later Helps Kids Get More Sleep, Study finds

Middle and high school students see biggest improvements in sleep duration and quality with later school start times, while elementary students experience no negative impact, researchers say

15 Apr

HealthDay Now: How to curb prostate cancer

A conversation with Anna Plym, PhD, postdoctoral fellow and prostate cancer researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about what men can do to minimize the chance of developing prostate cancer

14 Apr

Should Indoor Tanning Beds Be Banned For Teens?

A universal ban on indoor tanning for teens would prevent more than 15,000 cases of deadly melanoma, researchers say.

Warmer Climate, More Pollen, Worse Allergies: How to Fight Back

Warmer Climate, More Pollen, Worse Allergies: How to Fight Back

Climate change has made North America's pollen season longer and more severe, but there are ways to reduce your allergy misery, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

The best way to deal with worsening pollen seasons is to get ahead of them.

"If you know it's likely that your allergy sympto...

Strike Out Kids' Overuse Injuries This Baseball Season

Strike Out Kids' Overuse Injuries This Baseball Season

Young baseball players are at risk for overuse injuries, but there are ways to play it safe and prevent such problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) says.

"Overhead athletes, such as baseball players, place significant repetitive stress on the shoulder and elbow joints," orthopedic sports surgeon Dr. Nima Mehran said ...

Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man

Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man

Energy drinks provide millions with a quick, caffeinated boost, but one young man's story could be a warning about overconsumption, experts say.

In the case of the 21-year-old, daily heavy intake of these drinks may have led to life-threatening heart and kidney failure, British doctors reported April 15 in BMJ Case Reports.

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4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC

4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC

Four in 10 transgender women have HIV, which shows the urgent need to offer them more prevention and treatment services, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

In interviews with more than 1,600 transgender women in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle...

Americans Still Avoiding ERs in Pandemic, But Uptick Seen in Mental Health Crises

Americans Still Avoiding ERs in Pandemic, But Uptick Seen in Mental Health Crises

FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- While ER visits have stayed below normal levels as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the number of people showing up in the emergency department with mental woes is increasing, new federal government data shows.

Between March 29 and April 25, 2020, visits to emergency departme...

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AHA News: Could the Pandemic Help Boost Diversity in Clinical Trials?

AHA News: Could the Pandemic Help Boost Diversity in Clinical Trials?

The pandemic has exposed troubling inequities in the United States that have left Black and Hispanic people at higher risk of dying from COVID-19 – and getting a smaller share of vaccines.

Now, a renewed focus on health inequities has sparked hope among health advocates for a structural change that has been a long time coming: more diver...

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AHA News: While Mopping, Young Mom's Heart Tore

AHA News: While Mopping, Young Mom's Heart Tore

On a Saturday morning last August, Sindi Mafu had started her typical weekly chores – dusting, laundry, sweeping. Her 4-year-old daughter, Avela, was busy with her Zoom ballet class, and her toddler, Lunga, was eating his breakfast. Sindi grabbed her mop.

She started sweating – profusely. Too much for merely mopping. She checked to mak...

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Booster Shots a Likely Reality for COVID-Vaccinated Americans

Booster Shots a Likely Reality for COVID-Vaccinated Americans

Vaccinated Americans will probably need booster shots to guard against emerging coronavirus variants in the future, a White House adviser and Pfizer's CEO said Thursday.

The United States is already planning for future booster shots, Dr. David Kessler, chief science officer for the pandemic response, said during a House subcommittee h...

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  • April 16, 2021
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Did CBD Oil for Seizures Push a 2-Year-Old Boy Into Puberty?

Did CBD Oil for Seizures Push a 2-Year-Old Boy Into Puberty?

FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- CBD oil used to curb seizures in a 2-year-old with epilepsy may be linked to the boy developing signs of a very early puberty, a British case study reports.

The incident is outlined in the April 15 issue of the journal BMJ Case Reports.

Doctors reported that since...

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1 in 50 COVID Patients in ICU Will Develop a Stroke

1 in 50 COVID Patients in ICU Will Develop a Stroke

FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Among COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs), 2% suffer a stroke, a new study finds.

Of the two types of stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, was linked to a higher risk of death than ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot in ...

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Know the Signs of Rare Blood Clot Linked With J & J Vaccine

Know the Signs of Rare Blood Clot Linked With J & J Vaccine

While U.S. federal government experts probe potential risks of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, what do you need to know if you have had the one-dose COVID shot or hope to get it?

Experts at the American Heart Association (AHA) describe what to look out for.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food & Drug ...

U.S. Marines Study Finds Getting COVID Won't Protect Young People From Reinfection

U.S. Marines Study Finds Getting COVID Won't Protect Young People From Reinfection

Young adults, take note: A new study finds that even if you have suffered a bout of COVID-19, it is not a guarantee against a second infection.

Researchers said the results show that even those young people who've been struck by the new coronavirus still need to be vaccinated against it.

The study was conducted between May and Novemb...

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Pregnancy Raises the Risk for Kidney Stones

Pregnancy Raises the Risk for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can happen to anyone, but now a new study confirms that being pregnant may increase your risk of developing them.

Previous research has suggested that a number of pregnancy-related changes in the body can contribute to kidney stone formation, but this study is the first to provide evidence of that link, according to the resea...

It's a Scream: Human Brains Alert to Positive Shrieks

It's a Scream: Human Brains Alert to Positive Shrieks

Screams have different meanings, and you're likely to respond quicker to screams of joy than to those of anger or fear, a new study suggests.

Previous research has largely focused on screams triggered by alarm or fear.

In this study, a team from the University of Zurich in Switzerland examined the meaning behind different human screa...

Cycling During Dialysis? It Might Help Patients

Cycling During Dialysis? It Might Help Patients

Dialysis is time-consuming, making it hard for kidney failure patients to keep fit. But cycling during treatment sessions could boost patients' heart health and cut medical costs, new research shows.

Dialysis can lead to long-term scarring of the heart, which can eventually lead to heart failure, so British researchers decided to find out ...

Even Before COVID, Many More People Died Early in U.S. Versus Europe

Even Before COVID, Many More People Died Early in U.S. Versus Europe

Americans were living shorter lives and dying at a significantly higher rate than the citizens of wealthy European countries even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, a new study reports.

The United States suffered more than 400,000 excess deaths in 2017 alone, pre-COVID, compared to the combined populations of France, Germany, Italy, Spai...

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Rashes Can Occur After COVID Vaccine, But Dermatologists Say 'Don't Worry'

Rashes Can Occur After COVID Vaccine, But Dermatologists Say 'Don't Worry'

THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists liken skin to a window that can reveal what is going on inside the body, and a rash that sometimes follows a COVID-19 vaccine is one example.

When you get the shot, your immune system activates, preparing to recognize and fight off the virus in the future. This ...

  • Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter
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Scientists Create Embryos With Cells From Monkeys, Humans

Scientists Create Embryos With Cells From Monkeys, Humans

Researchers have successfully introduced human stem cells into monkey embryos in the lab, creating short-lived hybrid organisms that could prove an important step in growing human transplant organs from livestock or creating better animal models for studying human disease.

The human/monkey chimeras -- organisms that contain cells from two ...

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Most Young Americans Eager to Get COVID Vaccine: Poll

Most Young Americans Eager to Get COVID Vaccine: Poll

Many American teens and young adults are now embracing the chance to get COVID-19 vaccines, a new survey finds.

But youth-focused messaging will still be needed to convince a minority of those aged 14 to 24 that they should be vaccinated, the University of Michigan researchers said. Still, the good news is that more young people are ready ...

AHA News: The Link Between Structural Racism, High Blood Pressure and Black People's Health

AHA News: The Link Between Structural Racism, High Blood Pressure and Black People's Health

High blood pressure. Structural racism.

What do they have in common?

Researchers say they are two of the biggest factors responsible for the gap in poor heart and brain health between Black and white adults in the United States. And they are inextricably linked.

Studies show high blood pressure, also called hypertension, affect...

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