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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.

Diphtheria-Like Germ Can Be Passed Between People and Pets

Diphtheria-Like Germ Can Be Passed Between People and Pets

The first two cases of a diphtheria-like illness being transmitted in the United States between people and their pets have been reported in Utah and Colorado.

The respiratory illnesses occurred in 2022 and 2023 and involved the Corynebacterium ulceran bacterium, which is closely related to the germ that causes diptheria. One rece...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Supreme Court Rejects Case That Would Have Curbed Access to Abortion Drug

Supreme Court Rejects Case That Would Have Curbed Access to Abortion Drug

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case that aimed to curb access to the controversial abortion drug mifepristone, saying the plaintiffs who brought the case to the court had no legal standing to do so.

In a unanimous vote, the nine judges ruled that a group of doctors and other medical professionals -- represented by the conse...

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  • June 13, 2024
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As Women Gain More Equality, Men Eat More Meat

As Women Gain More Equality, Men Eat More Meat

In countries where gender equality is becoming more of a reality, men's meat consumption tends to rise relative to women's, a new study shows.

The phenomenon was seen mainly in richer countries in North America and Europe, and was not seen at all in large but less affluent China, India and Indonesia.

Why? Researchers believe it's du...

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  • June 13, 2024
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'Dual Mutant' Seasonal Flu Virus Could Make Some Treatments Ineffective

'Dual Mutant' Seasonal Flu Virus Could Make Some Treatments Ineffective

Two human cases of "dual mutant" strains of H1N1 flu have been reported by U.S. health officials.

Unfortunately, the genetic changes appear to render the leading flu antiviral, Tamiflu, less effective, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted.

The new analysis, published Wednesday in the ag...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Climate Change Brings Worse Heart Health to People Worldwide

Climate Change Brings Worse Heart Health to People Worldwide

Climate change is harming the heart health of people around the world, a new review warns.

Extreme temperatures, hurricanes and other dangerous weather events all contribute to an increased risk of heart disease and heart-related death, researchers reported June 12 in the journal JAMA Cardiology.

“Climate change is already...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Pairing Up Shelter Dogs Can Raise Their Odds for Adoption

Pairing Up Shelter Dogs Can Raise Their Odds for Adoption

Shelter dogs do better with a buddy, a new study finds.

Dogs show fewer signs of stress and are adopted more quickly if paired up with another canine rather than housed by themselves, researchers found.

“Despite being a social species, dogs are often housed alone in shelters to reduce disease transmission and possible injury from i...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Robotic Procedure Helps Treat Macular Degeneration

Robotic Procedure Helps Treat Macular Degeneration

Robot-guided radiation therapy can improve treatment for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among American seniors, a new study shows.

Precisely targeted radiation treatment reduced by a quarter the number of routine injections needed to treat wet-type age-related macular degeneration (AMD), th...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Could Moms of Low-Birth-Weight Babies Face Higher Dementia Risk Later?

Could Moms of Low-Birth-Weight Babies Face Higher Dementia Risk Later?

Women who deliver low-birth-weight babies could be more likely to have memory and thinking problems later in life, a new study warns.

As seniors, these women had brain test scores that indicated one to two years of additional aging in their memory and thinking skills, compared with women who delivered normal-weight babies, according to res...

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  • June 13, 2024
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People Are Living Longer With Type 1 Diabetes

People Are Living Longer With Type 1 Diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes are 25% less likely to die early now than they were in 1990, a new global tally finds, and the number of people who've lived into their senior years with the autoimmune illness keeps rising.

The new findings suggest that type 1 diabetes "is no longer a contributory factor in decreased life expectancy owing to i...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Nearly 1 in 4 People With Bipolar Disorder Achieve Complete Mental Health

Nearly 1 in 4 People With Bipolar Disorder Achieve Complete Mental Health

Bipolar disorder doesn't have to be a lifelong challenge, a new study says.

Nearly 1 in 4 people with bipolar disorder wind up achieving complete mental health, researchers found.

Further, more than 2 in 5 become free from bipolar symptoms over time, results show.

“Most research on individuals with bipolar disorder has failed...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Secondary Tumors After CAR-T Cancer Therapies Are Rare: Study

Secondary Tumors After CAR-T Cancer Therapies Are Rare: Study

CAR-T cell therapy to treat blood cancers is safer than previously thought, with little risk that the immunotherapy will create secondary cancers, a new study finds.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in November 2023 about a risk of secondary cancers that might be associated with CAR-T cell therapy.

But a study ...

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  • June 13, 2024
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9/11 Responders May Face Higher Odds for Dementia

9/11 Responders May Face Higher Odds for Dementia

After helping America through one of its worst tragedies, some responders to the events of 9/11 may now face another foe: Heightened risks for dementia.

A new study looks at the health of thousands of firemen, construction workers and others who worked at the World Trade Center (WTC) site for almost a year after the attacks. Many were exp...

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  • June 12, 2024
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Dad Plays Role in His Infant's Microbiome

Dad Plays Role in His Infant's Microbiome

Dads appear to make a small but important contribution to a newborn baby's gut health, a new study discovers.

Many microbes found in babies throughout their first year of life originate in the father rather than the mother, researchers report June 12 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

Most importantly, these include

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  • June 12, 2024
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More Sickened After Eating Diamond Shruumz Bars, Cones and Gummies

More Sickened After Eating Diamond Shruumz Bars, Cones and Gummies

The number of people severely sickened after consuming mushroom edibles sold as Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones or Gummies has risen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

As of Monday, "a total of 12 illnesses have been reported from eight states," the FDA noted in an updated advisory. "All 12 people have reporte...

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  • June 12, 2024
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Biden Administration Pushes for Rule Wiping Medical Debt From Credit Reports

Biden Administration Pushes for Rule Wiping Medical Debt From Credit Reports

In an effort to keep medical debt from destroying credit scores, the Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is moving ahead with a proposal that would remove health care bills from consideration in credit checks.

Along with making it easier for folks to rent an apartment, get a mortgage or buy a car, the proposed rule would prevent...

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  • June 12, 2024
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About 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Practice Yoga

About 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Practice Yoga

Nearly 1 in every 6 U.S. adults have engaged in the ancient practice of yoga over the past year, new government data shows.

In fact, as Americans increasingly turn to alternative or complementary health approaches, "the largest increases [have been] in the practice of yoga," noted researchers Nazik Elgaddal and Julie Weeks. They're with th...

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  • June 12, 2024
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There's Another 'Magic' Mushroom Being Sold in Gummies -- But It Can Kill

There's Another 'Magic' Mushroom Being Sold in Gummies -- But It Can Kill

Growing public fascination with “magic” psilocybin mushrooms as a trendy treatment for depression had led to increased interest in another type of psychedelic mushroom, a new study reports.

Unfortunately, this second sort of shroom -- known as Amanita muscaria -- can be more toxic than fentanyl, cocaine and PCP, researchers sa...

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  • June 12, 2024
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Scientists Find Possible Antidote to Black Widow Spider Bite

Scientists Find Possible Antidote to Black Widow Spider Bite

A potential human-specific antidote to black widow spider venom has been discovered, researchers report.

They have identified an antibody that effectively neutralizes black widow venom in lab tests of cell cultures, according to a study published June 12 in the journal Frontiers in Immunology.

This antibody, or ones like it,...

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  • June 12, 2024
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Depression Could Take Toll on Memory With Age

Depression Could Take Toll on Memory With Age

Depression and memory declines may be closely linked in older people, new research suggests.

“Our study shows that the relationship between depression and poor memory cuts both ways, with depressive symptoms preceding memory decline and memory decline linked to subsequent depressive symptoms," said senior study author Dr. Dorina Cadar, o...

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  • June 12, 2024
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Kidney Trouble Could Mean Tooth Loss for Older Women

Kidney Trouble Could Mean Tooth Loss for Older Women

Older women with chronic kidney disease might wind up losing so many teeth they aren't able to chew and talk effectively, a new study warns.

Postmenopausal women with kidney disease are about 40% more likely to have fewer than 20 teeth, the minimum number needed to adequately chew and speak, researchers reported June 12 in the journal ...

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  • June 12, 2024
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