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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.

Does It Matter What You Eat or Drink Before Bed?

Does It Matter What You Eat or Drink Before Bed?

If you suddenly find yourself craving food or drink right before you head to bed, one expert suggests you steer clear of big meals and caffeine.

"From a sleep standpoint, you shouldn't eat a big meal at 8 p.m. if you plan to go to bed at 9 p.m. If you are sensitive to caffeine, I would say to stop drinking it around noon," said Roberta And...

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  • May 19, 2024
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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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  • May 17, 2024
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Brain's 'Food Smell' Circuitry Might Drive Overeating

Brain's 'Food Smell' Circuitry Might Drive Overeating

The smell of food is appetizing when you’re hungry. At the same time, it can be a turnoff if you’re full.

That’s due to the interaction between two different parts of the brain involving sense of smell and behavior motivation, a new study finds.

And it could be why some people can’t easily stop eating when they’re full, whi...

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  • May 17, 2024
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The More Kids Use Social Media, The More They're Likely to Vape

The More Kids Use Social Media, The More They're Likely to Vape

Kids and young adults who use social media for seven or more hours per day have double the risk of taking up vaping or smoking or both, new research shows.

The study is based on a survey of almost 11,000 young British people ages 10 to 25 who were tracked from 2015 through 2021.

Overall, 8.5% said they currently smoked, 2.5% said th...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2024
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Men Are More Debilitated by Diabetes Than Women

Men Are More Debilitated by Diabetes Than Women

Men are more vulnerable than women to the debilitating effects of diabetes, a new long-term study finds.

Overall rates of diabetes are similar between men and women, according to the report published May 16 in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

But heart disease, eye disorders, kidney problems and leg and fo...

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  • May 17, 2024
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Is Your Child Ready for Summer Sleepaway Camp?

Is Your Child Ready for Summer Sleepaway Camp?

Sleepaway camp can be a lot of fun for kids, but only if they’re ready for the experience.

And that’s the tough part -- figuring out as a parent when a child is ready to stay away from home, and what they’ll need while they’re at camp, said Dr. Laurel Williams, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of ...

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  • May 17, 2024
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Leptospirosis: What Every Dog Owner Should Know

Leptospirosis: What Every Dog Owner Should Know

Mice, rats and other wildlife can pick up bacteria called leptospira from water or soil and excrete it in urine.

If your dog contacts any soil or water contaminated by the germ (especially if they have an open wound) they can easily develop a potentially deadly disease called leptospirosis.

“Every dog that has access to t...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2024
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Experimental Drug Helps Folks Battling Enlarged Heart Move More

Experimental Drug Helps Folks Battling Enlarged Heart Move More

An experimental drug can help patients better live with a genetic condition that causes the heart to enlarge and thicken, a new clinical trial shows.

People with the condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), were able to take in and use significantly more oxygen while exercising after taking the drug aficamten, researchers reported May...

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  • May 17, 2024
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Spread of Deadlier Mpox Strain in Africa Has CDC Concerned

Spread of Deadlier Mpox Strain in Africa Has CDC Concerned

The central African nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is battling a record number of cases of mpox, fueled by a strain with a higher death rate than the variant that spread in Europe and America in 2022.

Getting the DRC outbreak under control, and containing it to within that country, is imperative, experts at the U.S. Cente...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 16, 2024
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Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk of Heart Trouble, Cancer and Death

Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk of Heart Trouble, Cancer and Death

Following a vegetarian or vegan diet might just buy you a longer, healthier life, a new review finds.

Staying away from meat was tied to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and early death, researchers reported in a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One.

After combing through nearly 50 studies on such diets t...

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  • May 16, 2024
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Brain Decline, Dementia Common Among Older American Indians

Brain Decline, Dementia Common Among Older American Indians

Higher rates of blood vessel-damaging conditions like hypertension or diabetes may be driving up rates of cognitive decline and dementia among older American Indians, new research shows.

The study found that 54% of American Indians ages 72 to 95 had some form of impairment in their thinking and/or memory skills, while 10% had dementia.

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 16, 2024
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Stroke, Migraine, Alzheimer's: Climate Change Will Likely Make Them Worse

Stroke, Migraine, Alzheimer's: Climate Change Will Likely Make Them Worse

Climate change is likely to make brain conditions like stroke, migraine, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis even worse, a new review warns.

The potential effects of a changing climate is likely to be substantial on a range of neurological conditions, researchers report May 15 in The Lancet Neurology journal.

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 16, 2024
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Immunotherapy Before and After Surgery Boosts Lung Cancer Survival

Immunotherapy Before and After Surgery Boosts Lung Cancer Survival

Immunotherapy can boost the survival of early-stage lung cancer patients eligible for surgery when it’s combined with chemotherapy, a new clinical trial reports.

Those who got immunotherapy before and after surgery -- along with pre-surgical chemo -- had a 42% lower risk of cancer progression, recurrence or death than those who only rec...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 16, 2024
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Cream Cheese From Aldi, Hy-Vee Stores Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Cream Cheese From Aldi, Hy-Vee Stores Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Two major supermarket chains, Aldi and Hy-Vee, are recalling brands of cream cheese because of a potential risk for salmonella.

No actual illnesses linked to the products have yet been reported, but Hy-Vee said it's announcing the recall of Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spread "out of an abundance of caution due to the potential for contamination wi...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 16, 2024
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Seeing Your Doctors Via Zoom? What's Behind Them Matters

Seeing Your Doctors Via Zoom? What's Behind Them Matters

Telehealth has made it possible for doctors to deliver care from anywhere, but a professional-looking background helps patients feel more confident about their care and advice, a new study finds.

Even if doctors are miles away from the clinic or exam room, they should make it look like they’re there, according to results published May 15...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 16, 2024
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