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12 Apr

Personalized Cancer Vaccines Showing Promise Against Multiple Tumor Types, New Study Finds

Researchers say administering therapeutic cancer vaccines earlier in treatment may be more effective

09 Apr

Obesity May Trigger Heavier Periods, New Study Finds

Higher body index also linked to increased inflammation in the womb lining and delayed repair, researchers say

08 Apr

1 in 3 COVID-19 Survivors Diagnosed With Psychiatric or Neurological Condition, Study Finds

Anxiety, mood disorders, substance misuse and insomnia are the most common diagnoses following COVID-19, researchers say

Sluggish Coworker? Maybe They 'Pigged Out' Last Night

Sluggish Coworker? Maybe They 'Pigged Out' Last Night

MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Midnight snacks might feel satisfying in the moment -- but they can also knock people off their game at work the next day, a new study suggests.

The study, which followed nearly 100 employees, found a connection between "unhealthy" eating in the evening and under-performance at ...

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Could Widely Used Blood Pressure Meds Raise Skin Cancer Risk?

Could Widely Used Blood Pressure Meds Raise Skin Cancer Risk?

MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Most people are familiar with common sun-protection advice, from wearing and reapplying sunscreen to putting on a hat.

But a new Canadian study finds that for people who take certain blood pressure medications, that advice becomes even more critical because those drugs can incre...

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  • April 12, 2021
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Making E-Cigs Cool: Singers, Models in Music Videos Get Teens Vaping

Making E-Cigs Cool: Singers, Models in Music Videos Get Teens Vaping

DJ Khaled, Halsey and other musicians are selling electronic cigarettes to young people through product placement in music videos that receive hundreds of millions of views, a pair of new studies report.

Overall, music videos identified as featuring e-cigarette product placements during a four-month period in 2018 received more than 1.6 bi...

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  • April 12, 2021
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AHA News: Instructed in CPR By 911 Dispatcher, Nebraska Couple Saves 13-Day-Old Son

AHA News: Instructed in CPR By 911 Dispatcher, Nebraska Couple Saves 13-Day-Old Son

During a nightly TV newscast in January, anchor Bill Schammert's voice broke as he described why he'd been off the air for a few days.

It started when his 13-day-old son, Cameron, came down with a case of the sniffles. Just to be on the safe side, the pediatrician suggested bringing him in for a checkup.

They never made it there. Aft...

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  • April 12, 2021
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Antibody Cocktail May Curb Infection in Unvaccinated Who Are Exposed to COVID-19

Antibody Cocktail May Curb Infection in Unvaccinated Who Are Exposed to COVID-19

People living with someone who has COVID-19 appear to get powerful protection against infection when they are given Regeneron's antibody cocktail, a new study shows.

The findings suggest that beyond preventing the worst outcomes for coronavirus infection when given early enough, the cocktail could also prevent people from getting sick...

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  • April 12, 2021
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Had Facial Fillers? What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines

Had Facial Fillers? What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines

Once you've landed that coveted coronavirus vaccine appointment, you'll likely have to fill out a form on your medical history and whether you're allergic to any of the vaccine's ingredients. But there could be another question waiting for you: Have you ever had dermal filler injections?

That's because -- in rare cases -- people who've had...

  • Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter
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  • April 12, 2021
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Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Big Toll on Women's Mental Health

Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Big Toll on Women's Mental Health

Ovarian cancer is a tough diagnosis to cope with, and now a new study finds these patients face a much higher risk of depression and other mental health issues.

And the emotional anguish exacted a significant toll: The researchers also found it was associated with an increased risk of death during the study period among these women.

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COVID Vaccines Might Not Protect Certain Cancer Patients

COVID Vaccines Might Not Protect Certain Cancer Patients

People with cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes are at an increased risk of not making protective coronavirus antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, a new study warns.

The risk is particularly high for those with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The researchers urged these patients and those who interact with them to get v...

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  • April 12, 2021
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Is Your Spin Class Music Way Too Loud?

Is Your Spin Class Music Way Too Loud?

Turning down the music at your fitness classes won't affect the intensity of your workout, researchers say.

It's common for fitness instructors to crank up the volume -- sometimes to levels loud enough to damage hearing -- because they think it will help students work harder.

But researchers at the University of Maryland School of Me...

COVID Vaccines Trigger Protective Immune Response in Nursing Home Residents: Study

COVID Vaccines Trigger Protective Immune Response in Nursing Home Residents: Study

Older adults in long-term care develop detectible antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, which may mean it's safe to reopen these facilities, according to a new study.

But because it's unclear how long the antibodies last, researchers from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) say there's still a need to monitor symptoms and contr...

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  • April 12, 2021
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Healthy Living Helps Ward Off Deadly Prostate Cancers in Men at High Risk

Healthy Living Helps Ward Off Deadly Prostate Cancers in Men at High Risk

A nutritious diet, regular exercise and other components of a healthy lifestyle may reduce the odds of lethal prostate cancer in men with a high genetic risk for it, researchers report.

"The excess genetic risk of lethal prostate cancer could be offset by adhering to a healthy lifestyle," concluded co-lead author Anna Plym. She's a postdoc...

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  • April 12, 2021
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Urinary Incontinence Surgery Won't Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk

Urinary Incontinence Surgery Won't Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk

Women face no increased risk of pelvic cancer -- tumors of the bladder, cervix and ovaries -- if they have surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a new study finds.

Concerns about possible complications and safety issues related to use of surgical mesh -- particularly for a condition called pelvic organ prolapse, and also for ...

Guys, Take the Lead in Self-Checks for Testicular Cancer

Guys, Take the Lead in Self-Checks for Testicular Cancer

Young men should become familiar with symptoms of testicular cancer and know how to do self-exams, an expert says.

Though testicular cancer accounts for less than 1% of all male cancers in the United States, it typically occurs in men between the ages of 20 and 34. Cure rates are near 95%, especially when the cancer is detected early.

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Re-focusing on Getting Fit? Heart Experts Offer These Tips

Re-focusing on Getting Fit? Heart Experts Offer These Tips

Want to get rid of all that weight you put on during the pandemic?

To help out, the American Heart Association (AHA) is launching an initiative called Move More.

One in four U.S. adults is sitting for longer than eight hours each day, which can harm one's mental and physical health, according to the AHA.

"For too many of us, ou...

AHA News: Not Just Bad Shoes and Sore Muscles – She Had Peripheral Artery Disease

AHA News: Not Just Bad Shoes and Sore Muscles – She Had Peripheral Artery Disease

Abigail Dudek celebrated her 40th birthday in Las Vegas a few months ago, grateful to go hiking and cycling without pain for the first time in more than two years.

The problem started in April 2018. As her county's 911 public educator, she spent most the day on her feet at a public event. Although she was accustomed to achy feet, this time...

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  • April 9, 2021
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Scientists Find Clues to Why AstraZeneca's Vaccine May Cause Clots

Scientists Find Clues to Why AstraZeneca's Vaccine May Cause Clots

FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors might have figured out why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may cause life-threatening blood clots in very rare cases.

The discovery, made in a pair of reports published online Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could be key to the global ...

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  • April 9, 2021
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Stressed, Exhausted: Frontline Workers Faced Big Mental Strain in Pandemic

Stressed, Exhausted: Frontline Workers Faced Big Mental Strain in Pandemic

Doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers in U.S. emergency departments have struggled with significant mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll reveals.

"As the nation moves into what many believe is a fourth wave of COVID, this study is important to our understanding of the impact of the pandemic on the ...

Supply of J&J COVID Vaccine to Drop 86 Percent Next Week

Supply of J&J COVID Vaccine to Drop 86 Percent Next Week

In a setback to a national vaccination campaign that was finally gaining ground, the federal government said Thursday that Johnson & Johnson will allocate 86 percent fewer doses of its coronavirus vaccine across the United States next week.

The company delivered the first batch of its single-dose vaccine at the beginning of March, sen...

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  • April 9, 2021
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Nearly Half of U.S. Veterans Cited 'Personal Growth' During Pandemic: Survey

Nearly Half of U.S. Veterans Cited 'Personal Growth' During Pandemic: Survey

FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Could there actually be a mental health upside to the ongoing pandemic?

In a word, yes. At least that's the finding of a new survey, in which roughly four in 10 U.S. military veterans said that the experience has in some ways proven psychologically rewarding.

Nearly 3,100 ...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • April 9, 2021
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Obesity May Help Trigger Heavier Periods: Study

Obesity May Help Trigger Heavier Periods: Study

FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women can be more likely to have heavy monthly periods, and now new research hints at why.

In addition to stirring up inflammation, excess weight may slow down the uterine repair process, U.K. researchers reported. Menstruation occurs when the lining of the uterus (endometr...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • April 9, 2021
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