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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.

Your Allergy Meds Come With Hazards: Be Aware

Your Allergy Meds Come With Hazards: Be Aware

People with seasonal allergies often turn to over-the-counter and prescription medicines to relieve symptoms like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, congestion and itchy eyes, nose or throat.

But they often aren’t aware that these meds -- including antihistamines -- have as much risk for potential side effects, drug interactions and overdos...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 18, 2024
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Vaping Linked to Earlier Onset of Asthma

Vaping Linked to Earlier Onset of Asthma

People with asthma who vape tend to develop the respiratory disease earlier in life than folks who never vaped, new research shows.

Overall, asthmatic adults who said they'd vaped over the past month were over three times as likely to have developed asthma relatively early in life (before the age of 27) compared to folks who never vaped, ...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2024
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FDA Approves New Drug for Deadly Lung Cancer

FDA Approves New Drug for Deadly Lung Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new drug to treat patients with an advanced form of deadly lung cancer.

Importantly, tarlatamab (Imdelltra) is only for patients who have exhausted all other options to treat extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

"The FDA's approval of Imdelltra marks a pivotal...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2024
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U.S. Justice Department Moves to Reclassify Weed as Less Risky Drug

U.S. Justice Department Moves to Reclassify Weed as Less Risky Drug

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, setting the stage for a significant shift in the nation's drug policy.

In a proposed rule sent to the federal register, officials acknowledge the medical uses of marijuana and state that cannabis has less potential for abuse than more dangerous ...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2024
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Global Life Expectancy Could Rise By More Than 4 Years by 2050

Global Life Expectancy Could Rise By More Than 4 Years by 2050

Life expectancy around the world is expected to increase by nearly 5 years in men and more than 4 years in women during the next three decades, researchers predict.

These increases are expected to be in countries where life expectancy typically is shorter, according to the report published May 16 in The Lancet.

The trend is ...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2024
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Most Cancer Treatments Near End of Life Are Useless: Study

Most Cancer Treatments Near End of Life Are Useless: Study

Cutting-edge cancer treatments are essentially useless for patients barely clinging to life, a new study shows.

Chemotherapies, immunotherapies, targeted therapies and hormone therapies do not improve survival rates in patients with very advanced tumors near the end of life, according to findings published May 16 in the journal JAMA On...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2024
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