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27 Sep

Anxiety During Pregnancy May Lead to Early Delivery, New Study Finds

Women who experience pregnancy-related anxiety are more likely to give birth prematurely, researchers say.

26 Sep

Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

The American Academy of Sleep is advising parents not to give their kids melatonin without talking to their doctors first.

23 Sep

Type 1 Diabetes Takes a Harder Toll on Girls Than Boys, New Study Finds

Girls with type 1 diabetes require higher insulin doses and suffer more serious complications than boys, according to researchers.

Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

To help consumers ascertain the nutritional value of foods more easily, the Biden administration said Tuesday it will propose putting nutrition labels on the front of packaging instead of on the back.

The proposal will be paired with an update on criteria for what foods can be called “healthy.”

Both are part of an effort “to...

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  • September 27, 2022
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COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children who fall ill with COVID-19 may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of more than 285,000 children with COVID, 0.04% were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next six months. While that's a small ...

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  • September 27, 2022
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Coffee Might Perk Up Your Heart and Life Span

Coffee Might Perk Up Your Heart and Life Span

Folks who drink two or three cups of coffee daily appear to live longer than people who don’t care for the beverage, new research shows.

Coffee lovers also seemed to have healthier hearts, which might contribute to the longevity boost, said the team of Australian investigators.

The findings were published Sept. 27 in the Europe...

  • By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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Biden Administration Announces National Plan to End Hunger By 2030

Biden Administration Announces National Plan to End Hunger By 2030

The White House on Tuesday released a national plan to end hunger by 2030, an ambitious goal that would be accomplished largely by expanding monthly food benefits for poor Americans.

The plan would also aim to encourage healthy eating and physical activity so fewer people would be diagnosed with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and o...

  • By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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AHA News: She's Celebrating Her 50th Birthday and 9th Anniversary of Her Heart Transplant

AHA News: She's Celebrating Her 50th Birthday and 9th Anniversary of Her Heart Transplant

At 26, Melody Hickman of Raleigh, North Carolina, was crestfallen. A routine physical detected a problem with her mitral valve. Fixing it required open-heart surgery.

"I knew I would have to be on a heart-lung machine, and the idea of having the incision really bothered me," she said, noting she often wore V-neck tops. "It was a lot to dig...

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  • September 27, 2022
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Clinic Brings Free Health Care to Homeless Youth -- and Their Beloved Pets

Clinic Brings Free Health Care to Homeless Youth -- and Their Beloved Pets

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Five years back, “Nugget” the Jack-A-Poo was in serious need of some tender loving veterinary care.

“He needed vaccinations and a few other things,” Seattle native Grace Stroklund recalled of her sidekick, a Jack Russell Terrier/Toy Poodle mix. “But I was just not in ...

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  • September 27, 2022
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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are Coming in October. Experts Offer Tips for Consumers

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are Coming in October. Experts Offer Tips for Consumers

Adults with hearing loss soon will be able to amble into a big box store or pharmacy — or just visit a website — and buy hearing aids without a prescription.

Over-the-counter hearing aids will be on the market by mid-October, available for purchase without consulting an audiologist.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ...

  • By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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Soaring Food Prices Are Tough on Older Americans, Poll Finds

Soaring Food Prices Are Tough on Older Americans, Poll Finds

While many older Americans are experiencing sticker shock when they shop for food, lower-income and less-healthy adults are hurting the most, a new poll reveals.

Three-quarters of respondents in the latest University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging said the price of groceries has affected them somewhat or a lot. About a third sa...

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  • September 27, 2022
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Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Too much anxiety isn't good for anyone, but a new study suggests it is particularly perilous for pregnant women because it can raise the chances of their child being born early.

Given that finding, the researchers recommended that doctors screen for anxiety during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy.

“Anxiety about a curren...

  • By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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Eye Strain at Work? Try the 20-20-20 Rule for Relief

Eye Strain at Work? Try the 20-20-20 Rule for Relief

Staring at a computer screen endlessly can lead to dry, irritated, tired eyes and headaches.

But there’s a quick fix.

Just look away from the screen every 20 minutes. Do this for at least 20 seconds, and look about 20 feet in the distance.

Experts have suggested the 20-20-20 rule for a long time. Now, researchers have validat...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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Pediatricians Offer Latest Advice on Controlling Head Lice in Kids

Pediatricians Offer Latest Advice on Controlling Head Lice in Kids

Head lice are ubiquitous still, so there's a good chance your son or daughter could develop an infestation. Now, the nation's leading pediatrics group is issuing new guidelines to help schools and families cope.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is emphasizing education to reduce stigma and manage infestations. The new guidelines ar...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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Spikes in Blood Pressure Bring Many Americans to the ER

Spikes in Blood Pressure Bring Many Americans to the ER

When it comes to why U.S. heart patients wind up in the emergency room, uncontrolled high blood pressure (or "hypertension") fuels about one-third of those medical crises.

“These visits resulted in hospital admission less than 3% of the time and with very few deaths — less than 0.1%. This suggests that these visits were mostly related ...

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  • September 27, 2022
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U.S. Prisoners Face Higher Odds of Dying From Cancer

U.S. Prisoners Face Higher Odds of Dying From Cancer

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason to stay out of jail: New research shows the risk of dying from cancer is sharply higher among those who are behind bars or have been recently released.

In Connecticut prisons, where the data for this study were gathered, the average age for a cancer diagnos...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 26, 2022
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Pfizer, Moderna Seek Approval of New COVID Boosters for Kids

Pfizer, Moderna Seek Approval of New COVID Boosters for Kids

Both Pfizer and Moderna have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve their updated coronavirus boosters for children.

The "bivalent" shots, like those that adults were able to start receiving this month, target both the original coronavirus and the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.

Pfizer has asked the FDA for approv...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 26, 2022
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Freezing Eggs Doesn't Make Future Pregnancy a Done Deal

Freezing Eggs Doesn't Make Future Pregnancy a Done Deal

While an increasing number of women are freezing their eggs with the hope of having a baby later, a new study shows there are no guarantees.

Being younger when having the egg retrieval procedure and freezing more eggs tends to lead to more success, according to the research done at New York University Langone Fertility Center, in New York...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 26, 2022
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Use of Frozen Embryos Tied to Higher Odds for Dangerous Complication of Pregnancy

Use of Frozen Embryos Tied to Higher Odds for Dangerous Complication of Pregnancy

Frozen embryos appear to be linked with a significantly higher risk of dangerously high blood pressure for the woman in pregnancies achieved through in vitro fertilization, a major new study reports.

Expectant moms were 74% more likely to develop high blood pressure if her pregnancy resulted from a frozen embryo, as opposed to a fresh embr...

  • By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 26, 2022
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AHA News: Genetics May Explain Rare Heart Inflammation in Some Young People

AHA News: Genetics May Explain Rare Heart Inflammation in Some Young People

Gene abnormalities may make some people more susceptible to myocarditis, a rare type of heart inflammation that can affect young people and athletes, a large new study shows.

The findings, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, could partially answer why otherwise healthy young people sometimes develop a co...

  • By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 26, 2022
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Biking While High on Meth, Opioids Is Sending Thousands to ER

Biking While High on Meth, Opioids Is Sending Thousands to ER

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Biking while stoned leads to thousands of serious crashes each year, a new study suggests.

Between 2019 and 2020 alone, more than 11,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries that happened as they rode a bicycle while high on methamphetamine, marijuana or opio...

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 26, 2022
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Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERs

Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERs

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatric surgeon Dr. Rony Marwan has seen way too many kids who have been seriously injured in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents.

"My kids are not allowed to ride in ATVs because of the horrific things I have seen," said Marwan, who works at University of Missouri Health Care...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 26, 2022
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CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals

CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased its universal masking recommendation for nursing homes and hospitals, unless those health care institutions are in areas seeing high levels of COVID-19 transmission.

The change is part of updated guidelines published by the CDC on Friday.

Still, due to high COVID rates on...

  • By Cara Murez and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • September 26, 2022
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