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30 Nov

Childhood Obesity Linked to Poor Brain Health

Kids who are overweight or have a high BMI may experience brain changes that impact cognitive function, a new study finds.

28 Nov

Acupuncture May Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

A review of 10 clinical studies finds acupuncture may relieve back pain and improve physical function in pregnant women.

23 Nov

Certain Painkillers May Make Knee Arthritis Worse Over Time, New Study Finds

NSAIDS like ibuprofen and naproxen do not reduce inflammation or slow damage caused by knee osteoarthritis, researchers find.

Frozen Stuffed Chicken Products & Microwave Ovens: A Recipe for Salmonella

Frozen Stuffed Chicken Products & Microwave Ovens: A Recipe for Salmonella

After repeat U.S. outbreaks of salmonella tied to frozen, breaded and stuffed chicken products, researchers are now pointing to microwave cooking as a key driver of illness.

Because they’re breaded, the popular products — for example, chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese, chicken cordon bleu, or chicken Kiev — can lo...

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  • December 1, 2022
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On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030

On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030

The United States will renew its focus on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, with new funding and a five-year strategy, the White House said Thursday.

The Biden administration announced its ambitious plans on World AIDS Day.

Among the plan's components are requesting $850 million in the 2023 budget for HIV prevention and care pr...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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Signs That COVID Infection Might Harm the Liver

Signs That COVID Infection Might Harm the Liver

COVID-19 may harm the liver, a small study suggests.

The virus appears to increase liver stiffness, a sign of potential long-term injury, but it's too early to tell if that portends serious liver disease, the researchers said.

"COVID infections have been observed to cause inflammation and damage to a number of different organ sy...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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Paxlovid OK for Use in Pregnant Women Infected With COVID

Paxlovid OK for Use in Pregnant Women Infected With COVID

Moms-to-be can safely take Paxlovid to help keep their COVID infection from turning serious, a new study shows.

Nearly everyone in a group of 47 pregnant women prescribed Paxlovid did well on the drug, which did not appear to interfere with their pregnancy in any significant way, researchers report in the Nov. 29 issue of the journal .

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  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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First FDA-Approved Fecal-Based Treatment Helps Fight a Tough Superbug

First FDA-Approved Fecal-Based Treatment Helps Fight a Tough Superbug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first fecal microbiota treatment, aimed at helping adults battling tough-to-treat Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections.

"Today's approval of Rebyota is an advance in caring for patients who have recurrent C. difficile infection [CDI],"...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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AHA News: What's New With the Flu? Here Are 7 Things to Know

AHA News: What's New With the Flu? Here Are 7 Things to Know

Don't call it a comeback if it was never really gone, but the flu is poised for a breakout year.

Like the killer in a horror movie franchise, this season's flu is bringing fresh twists to a familiar theme. Here are seven things you should know to stay safe.

Early season

Several factors make this flu season uniq...

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  • December 1, 2022
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The 'Great Resignation' Is Taking a Toll on U.S. Health Care

The 'Great Resignation' Is Taking a Toll on U.S. Health Care

The nationwide shortage of health care professionals -- a so-called "Great Resignation" of providers -- is impacting patient care in ways large and small, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows.

One in four Americans (25%) have noticed or personally experienced the impact of staffing shortages in health care, second only to staff short...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) – U.S. Food & Drug Administration policies that have limited blood donations from men who have sex with men may soon ease.

At the moment, FDA policy does not allow blood donation from men who have had sex with other men in the past three months. That's already a shorter timeframe than in the past, ...

  • Cara Murez and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • December 1, 2022
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Two Veterinary Meds Show Promise Against a Tough Foe: Bed Bugs

Two Veterinary Meds Show Promise Against a Tough Foe: Bed Bugs

Two common drugs that veterinarians use to kill parasites on pets could be the solution to getting rid of bed bugs.

Both fluralaner and ivermectin, which are used to kill fleas and ticks on household pets, could also kill bed bugs. The newer, longer-lasting fluralaner showed especially strong potential.

This new research comes from a...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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Green Spaces Give Mental Boost, Even When White With Snow

Green Spaces Give Mental Boost, Even When White With Snow

If you need a body image boost, go outdoors.

Whether you’re in green space, a blue space near a river or the ocean or even a snowy environment, it can make a difference.

“A body of evidence now exists showing that nature exposure — living close to, frequenting or engaging with environments such as forests and parks — is ass...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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'Virtual' Driver Program Could Make Driving Safer for Teens With ADHD

'Virtual' Driver Program Could Make Driving Safer for Teens With ADHD

A simulator may make driving safer for teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by training them to take shorter glances away from the roadway.

Focused Concentration and Attention Learning (FOCAL) is a computer-based program that teaches teens to keep their eyes on the road. For this study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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CDC Will Test New Areas for Polio in Wastewater

CDC Will Test New Areas for Polio in Wastewater

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) – U.S. health officials will begin testing wastewater for poliovirus in select locations around the country, including possibly at sites in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The testing will happen in communities that have low polio vaccination rates or those with possible connections to New York communi...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2022
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Fatal Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Seniors Have Tripled Since 2000

Fatal Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Seniors Have Tripled Since 2000

Growing numbers of older Americans are dying from drug overdoses and alcohol abuse.

That's the tragic takeaway from two new reports by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 5,000 people aged 65 and older in the United States died of a drug overdose in 2020, and this number has tripled since 2000, accordi...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 30, 2022
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Black Patients Fare Worse Than White Patients After Angioplasty, Stents

Black Patients Fare Worse Than White Patients After Angioplasty, Stents

Black adults who undergo a common procedure to open up clogged arteries are readmitted to the hospital more often than their white peers. They're also more likely to die in the years after treatment, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at how patients fared following balloon angioplasty and coronary stenting -- "one of the most comm...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 30, 2022
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AHA News: As Winter Approaches, Seasonal Depression May Set in for Millions

AHA News: As Winter Approaches, Seasonal Depression May Set in for Millions

Winter's coming. The leaves have fallen, temperatures are dropping and there's less daylight to brighten our moods.

While some enjoy the changing of the seasons, millions of U.S. adults will experience a form of depression during the winter months known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. It can feel just like regular depression, becau...

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  • November 30, 2022
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Childhood Obesity Linked to Poor Brain Health

Childhood Obesity Linked to Poor Brain Health

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  • November 30, 2022
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  • Shortages of Antibiotics, Antivirals Are Making a Tough Illness Season Worse

    Shortages of Antibiotics, Antivirals Are Making a Tough Illness Season Worse

    An early surge in cold and flu cases has created shortages in key antiviral and antibiotic drugs needed for the annual “sick season,” pharmacists report.

    The antiviral flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply for both adults and children, in both its brand name formulation as well as the generic version, said Michael Ganio, senior director ...

    • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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    • November 30, 2022
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    U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Highest Level in Decades

    U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Highest Level in Decades

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) – More Americans are dying from gun violence, in both homicides and suicides, than they have in decades, a new report shows.

    The U.S. gun death rate hit its highest level in nearly 30 years, with the sheer number of people dying from guns reaching 47,000 last year, the highest in 40 years, accord...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • November 30, 2022
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    Experimental Alzheimer's Drug May Slow Decline, But Safety Concerns Linger

    Experimental Alzheimer's Drug May Slow Decline, But Safety Concerns Linger

    The experimental Alzheimer's drug lecanemab slowed thinking declines among patients suffering the early stages of the disease in a new study, but safety concerns about brain swelling and brain bleeds remain.

    In the eagerly awaited trial findings, published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers report...

    • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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    • November 30, 2022
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    Put Away That Salt Shaker to Shield Your Heart

    Put Away That Salt Shaker to Shield Your Heart

    Toss out your salt shaker if you want to lower your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Even if you already follow a low-salt diet, sprinkling salt on your food can raise your risk for heart disease, heart failure and plaque in cardiac arteries, researchers report.

    "Compared with people who always added salt to foods --...

    • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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    • November 30, 2022
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