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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.

Plane Hygiene: Staying Healthy at 35,000 Feet

Plane Hygiene: Staying Healthy at 35,000 Feet

The pandemic highlighted the risk that air travel carries for the spread of infectious diseases, and that risk remains even though the health emergency has passed.

“Airplanes have many touch points that are perfect for the transfer of bacteria or viruses,” said Dr. Mike Ren, an assistant professor of family and community medicine at Ba...

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  • June 22, 2024
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GLP-1 Medicine Mounjaro May Be First Drug to Ease Sleep Apnea

GLP-1 Medicine Mounjaro May Be First Drug to Ease Sleep Apnea

A medication used to manage type 2 diabetes has been found effective in treating sleep apnea.

The worldwide clinical trial demonstrates that tirzepatide significantly lowers breathing interruptions during sleep, a key indicator of the severity of a patient's obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Tirzepatide is one of the class of blockbuste...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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WHO, Lilly Issue Warnings About Fake Weight-Loss Drugs

WHO, Lilly Issue Warnings About Fake Weight-Loss Drugs

Both the World Health Organization and Eli Lilly Co. warned Thursday that consumers should avoid fake versions of weight-loss drugs that are circulating in numerous countries.

The WHO warning said that the international health agency has fielded several reports of fake semaglutide -- the active ingredient in Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy&nb...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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U.S. Gun Injury Rates in 2023 Topped Pre-Pandemic Levels

U.S. Gun Injury Rates in 2023 Topped Pre-Pandemic Levels

For the fourth year in a row, rates of gun injuries stayed above levels seen before the pandemic, a new government report shows.

Race played a key role in who saw those higher rates of gun violence in 2023, the researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted.

"Annual rates among Black and Hispanic persons r...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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What Makes for Resilient People? The Brain & the Gut Hold Clues

What Makes for Resilient People? The Brain & the Gut Hold Clues

FRIDAY, June 21, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Can you trust your gut?

UCLA researchers have shown that people who rank high in resilience -- meaning they accept change positively and follow their instincts -- have the bacteria living in their bellies in part to thank for it. 

Their new study looked at the brains and gut microbiomes...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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New Hope for People With Aggressive Form of Lymphoma

New Hope for People With Aggressive Form of Lymphoma

An experimental cancer treatment regimen is achieving full remissions in some patients with aggressive B-cell lymphoma, researchers report. 

The five-drug combination does not include chemotherapy. Rather, it simultaneously zeroes in on several molecular pathways that diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tumors rely on to survive. B-...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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