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27 Oct

Vaping Pot on the Rise in Teens, Study Finds

The number of teens who report vaping pot more than doubled between 2013 and 2020, researchers say.

26 Oct

Cataract Surgery May Increase Risk of Death from Heart Disease, New Study Finds

Researchers find significant associations between cataract surgery and increased risk of death from heart attack and stroke.

25 Oct

New Saliva Test Detects Pot Use in Minutes, Scientists Say

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Merck Allows Poor Nations to Make COVID-19 Pill

Merck Allows Poor Nations to Make COVID-19 Pill

A deal for Merck's COVID-19 pill to be made and sold cheaply in poor nations has been reached with Medicines Patent Pool, a United Nations-backed nonprofit organization.

The royalty-free license means that companies in 105 countries, mostly in Africa and Asia, can sublicense the formulation for the antiviral pill molnupiravir and start mak...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 27, 2021
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Many Blood Cancer Patients Get Little Protection From COVID Vaccine

Many Blood Cancer Patients Get Little Protection From COVID Vaccine

Anti-vaxxers felt their suspicions confirmed when former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell died from COVID-19 complications in mid-October despite being fully vaccinated.

But Powell, 84, was being treated for blood cancer at the time of his death, and a new study reports that the COVID vaccines are producing little to no protection for ...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 27, 2021
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Would You Like Phthalates With That? Fast Food Contains Industrial Chemicals: Report

Would You Like Phthalates With That? Fast Food Contains Industrial Chemicals: Report

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Do you like your burgers well done with a side of plastic?

Probably not. But a new study suggests that fast food often comes with a sizable helping of plastic-softening chemicals that could potentially lead to hormone disruption, infertility and learning...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 27, 2021
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Long COVID Can Last a Year; Many Sufferers Quit Jobs

Long COVID Can Last a Year; Many Sufferers Quit Jobs

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from "long COVID" can have symptoms that last a year or more, putting their jobs and everyday routines in jeopardy, a new study finds.

Looking at more than 150 people with long-lasting effects from COVID-19, researchers said the patients reported thinking pr...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 27, 2021
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Shorter Course of Post-Op Radiation May Work Well for Prostate Cancer Patients

Shorter Course of Post-Op Radiation May Work Well for Prostate Cancer Patients

After prostate cancer surgery, men can safely undergo fewer radiation treatments at higher doses, a new clinical trial shows.

Researchers found that the shorter regimen — given over five weeks, instead of seven — did not raise patients' odds of lasting side effects.

Safety has been a "major concern" because when patients have few...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 27, 2021
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AHA News: Could a Halloween-Induced Nightmare Be Bad for Your Health?

AHA News: Could a Halloween-Induced Nightmare Be Bad for Your Health?

The nightmare was so vivid that you woke up in a cold sweat, heart racing and certain that the creepy catastrophe was all too real.

Should you have skipped the haunted house and those terrifying Halloween movies? More importantly, was that nightmare bad for your health?

On both counts, sleep experts say, probably not. But repeated tr...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • October 27, 2021
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