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11 Aug

Switching to a Salt Substitute Could Protect Your Heart, Study Finds

Taming your salt habit with a salt substitute may lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and early death, researchers say.

10 Aug

Why Are Cancer Rates Higher in Men Than Women?

Researchers say biological rather than behavioral differences may explain why men face a greater risk of most types of cancer.

09 Aug

Kids with Headaches Hit Hard by COVID Pandemic, New Study Finds

Children with headache disorders suffered more frequent headaches and increased anxiety when COVID-19 hit, researchers say.

When Removing a Big Kidney Stone, Get the Little Ones, Too

When Removing a Big Kidney Stone, Get the Little Ones, Too

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has suffered through a large, painful kidney stone wants to avoid a repeat episode. Now a new trial confirms one preventive strategy: removing small "silent" stones before they cause trouble.

When people develop a kidney stone that is painful enough to require remova...

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Another Study Shows COVID's Danger to Pregnant Women

Another Study Shows COVID's Danger to Pregnant Women

Pregnancy significantly increases the odds of devastating outcomes from COVID-19, a new study confirms.

Complications from the virus to pregnant women can include heart attack, arrhythmias, heart failure and long-haul symptoms, which may be hard to tell from other heart complications during pregnancy. Heart attacks are estimated to occur i...

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  • August 11, 2022
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Kids Getting Spinal Surgeries May Cut Back on Opioids

Kids Getting Spinal Surgeries May Cut Back on Opioids

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Spinal surgery is painful, but fewer addictive opioid painkillers are needed now to help kids and teens manage it, a new study finds.

A research team from Michigan Medicine found that scoliosis patients undergoing spinal fusion can be prescribed fewer opioids and still get adequate pain control ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 11, 2022
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Men More Prone to Cancer Than Women, But Why?

Men More Prone to Cancer Than Women, But Why?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Men are known to be more likely to develop cancer than women, and a new study suggests that this is largely due to biologic differences between the sexes.

“After controlling for factors like smoking, alcohol use, diet, physical activity and common medical conditions [that in...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 10, 2022
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Biden to Sign Bill That Helps Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

Biden to Sign Bill That Helps Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

President Biden was poised on Wednesday to sign a bill that expands health care benefits for U.S. veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.

Known as the PACT Act, the legislation is the biggest expansion of veterans' health care and benefits in more than 30 years, the White House said in a statement on the signing.

"Sometimes military ser...

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 10, 2022
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Most Older, Vaccinated Americans Say They'll Get Updated Booster in Fall: Poll

Most Older, Vaccinated Americans Say They'll Get Updated Booster in Fall: Poll

Most older U.S. adults are prepared to roll up their sleeves to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot once one becomes available, a new poll shows.

About 3 in 5 (61%) people over 50 who have gotten at least one dose of COVID vaccine say they would get an updated booster that offers protection against the new variants that have emerged, the ...

  • By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 10, 2022
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