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24 Feb

Heart Health and Brain Power Linked in Preschoolers

4-to-6-year-old children with higher heart-lung fitness perform better on intellectual tests, researchers say

22 Feb

Pregnant People at Higher Risk of COVID: Study

COVID-19 infection rates in pregnant patients are 70% higher than in similarly aged adults, researchers say. The risk is even greater in communities of color

19 Feb

Communication Possible During Vivid Dreams

Lucid dreamers can answer yes or no questions, follow instructions and do simple math, researchers say.

Could Americans Get to COVID Herd Immunity by Late Spring?

Could Americans Get to COVID Herd Immunity by Late Spring?

Hungry for good news on the pandemic? One epidemiologist believes Americans might reach herd immunity to the new coronavirus as soon as late spring.

That's the view held by Suzanne Judd, a professor with the school of public health at the University of Alabama (UA) at Birmingham. To come to that conclusion, she reviewed recent research and...

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  • February 24, 2021
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Switch to Plant-Based Diet Could Protect Older Women's Brains

Switch to Plant-Based Diet Could Protect Older Women's Brains

If you want to protect yourself against dementia, heart disease and cancer, you might want to get your protein from nuts instead of juicy red steaks.

New research shows that older women who ate the most plant protein were 21% less likely to suffer a dementia-related death and 12% less likely to die from heart disease, compared with women w...

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  • February 24, 2021
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COVID in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for 'Preemie' Delivery

COVID in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for 'Preemie' Delivery

In this pandemic era, moms-to-be understandably worry about the risks COVID-19 might pose to their baby. A new study offers some answers.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be more likely to have a preterm birth. But they don't have an increased risk of stillbirth or baby death soon after birth, researchers found.

"The finding that CO...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • February 24, 2021
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'Night Owls' Perform Worse at Work, Study Finds

'Night Owls' Perform Worse at Work, Study Finds

"Early to bed, early to rise" may be good advice for your career. New research finds that, compared to night owls, folks with earlier bedtimes perform better at work and are less plagued by disabilities that lead to early retirement.

Overall, "night owls" were twice as likely as "early birds" to underperform at work, the new study found. F...

Pharmacies Will Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Pharmacies Will Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Need a COVID-19 vaccine? Your neighborhood pharmacy may soon have one on hand.

Pharmacies across the United States are joining the coronavirus vaccination effort, as part of the Biden administration's push to reach herd immunity as quickly as possible in this country.

Federal officials plan to ship 2 million doses a week to more than...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 24, 2021
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Coronavirus Antibodies Appear to Stop Reinfection for Months

Coronavirus Antibodies Appear to Stop Reinfection for Months

Protective immune system antibodies that develop after being infected with COVID-19 last for at least a few months, a new study suggests. And reinfection does seem to be relatively rare.

That could have big implications for public health and societies, including allowing people to return to physical workplaces and go to school, the researc...

  • Ernie Mundell and Steven Reinberg
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  • February 24, 2021
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AHA News: What's Safe Once You've Had Your COVID-19 Vaccine?

AHA News: What's Safe Once You've Had Your COVID-19 Vaccine?

Carl Bradford's life got upended by the pandemic.

The Vacaville, California, artist lost chances to exhibit at galleries. He's been unable to see his far-flung family or go to the gym. The 65-year-old steps out to volunteer with his church's food pantry but stays carefully masked and distanced.

He's also just had his second COVID-19 ...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • February 24, 2021
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Pfizer, Moderna Tell Congress a Big Jump in Vaccine Supply Is Coming

Pfizer, Moderna Tell Congress a Big Jump in Vaccine Supply Is Coming

Officials from both Pfizer and Moderna delivered reassuring news about their COVID-19 vaccines to Congress on Tuesday: There will be a sharp rise in the delivery of doses in the coming month, and they will be able to provide enough doses to vaccinate most Americans by summer.

By the end of March, Pfizer and Moderna expect to have deli...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • February 24, 2021
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Migraines? Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Curb Attacks

Migraines? Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Curb Attacks

Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances.

Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be an especially effective with triggers such stress, depression and trouble sleeping.

"It's a complex relationship, b...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 24, 2021
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3D Mammograms Best at Spotting Tumors, But Many Black Women Missing Out

3D Mammograms Best at Spotting Tumors, But Many Black Women Missing Out

Access to potentially lifesaving 3D mammography isn't equal, new research shows.

"This study was about whether adoption of this technology is equitable. We're showing that it has not been, even though it has been [U.S. Food and Drug Administration]-approved for a decade now," said Dr. Christoph Lee. He is professor of radiology at the Univ...

  • Ernie Mundell and Cara Murez HealthDay Reporters
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  • February 24, 2021
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COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma, Large Study Shows

COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma, Large Study Shows

During the pandemic, people with asthma have worried that their respiratory condition might raise their risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, but new research findings should calm their fears.

After analyzing data from 57 studies that included a total of over 587,000 people, scientists discovered that rates of asthma among people ...

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  • February 24, 2021
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Many Cancer Patients Worry Pandemic Will Impact Their Care: Survey

Many Cancer Patients Worry Pandemic Will Impact Their Care: Survey

Battling cancer is tough in normal times, but many U.S. cancer survivors are concerned the coronavirus pandemic will interfere with their care and put their health at risk, a new study finds.

"This study demonstrates the importance of clear communication between health care providers and patients experiencing concerns and uncertainties tha...

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  • February 24, 2021
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Diet Change Cured One Woman's Rare Leg Ulcers

Diet Change Cured One Woman's Rare Leg Ulcers

For people who have livedoid vasculopathy, which causes painful ulcers on the feet and lower legs, new research may bring newfound hope.

The disease is a rare medical mystery with no known cause and no commonly accepted cure, according to researchers who outlined the case of a single patient whose condition seems to have been relieved b...

Tiger Woods Hospitalized Following Car Crash

Tiger Woods Hospitalized Following Car Crash

Golfing legend Tiger Woods is in the hospital after his car flipped over in a Los Angeles neighborhood on Tuesday morning.

"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery, and we thank you for your privacy and support," Woods' agent Mark Steinberg said...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 23, 2021
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Lupus More Deadly for Asian and Hispanic Americans: Study

Lupus More Deadly for Asian and Hispanic Americans: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- More Asian and Hispanic people with lupus die prematurely than white patients, a new study reveals.

Death rates in San Francisco were nearly six times higher than expected among Hispanic patients with lupus and four times higher than expected among Asian women with lupus, the re...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 23, 2021
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Guys, Exercise Will Boost Your Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't: Study

Guys, Exercise Will Boost Your Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone levels tend to fall in older men, but a new study shows that exercise -- and not supplemental testosterone -- is the way to rejuvenate the aging male heart.

Australian researchers found that without exercise, testosterone replacement therapy offered patients no impr...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 23, 2021
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Why Some 'Super Ager' Folks Keep Their Minds Dementia-Free

Why Some 'Super Ager' Folks Keep Their Minds Dementia-Free

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have uncovered a key reason some people remain sharp as a tack into their 80s and 90s: Their brains resist the buildup of certain proteins that mark Alzheimer's disease.

The study focused on what scientists have dubbed "super agers" -- a select group of older fol...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 23, 2021
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AHA News: Black, Hispanic Families Hit Hardest by Dementia

AHA News: Black, Hispanic Families Hit Hardest by Dementia

It can begin with the occasional missed bill payment. An inability to remember names. Telling the same story repeatedly. There may be personality changes or mood swings. Confusion. Over time, it's as if the person who once was slowly disappears.

Dementia. As the population ages, a growing number of families face this debilitating condition...

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  • February 23, 2021
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AHA News: Identical in Nearly Every Way, These Twins Even Had the Same Kind of Heart Attack

AHA News: Identical in Nearly Every Way, These Twins Even Had the Same Kind of Heart Attack

As identical twins who look alike, sound alike and even have the same mannerisms, Patricia Wood and Pamela Smith are used to people mistaking them for one another. Even before birth, their heartbeats were so perfectly synchronized that doctors didn't realize there were two until the day they were born 62 years ago.

"Pat was so competitive,...

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  • February 23, 2021
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'What's Wrong With Me?' Young COVID Survivors Battle Long-Haul Symptoms

'What's Wrong With Me?' Young COVID Survivors Battle Long-Haul Symptoms

It's been nearly a year since David Speal, 38, first fell ill with COVID-19, but a racing heartbeat remains a regular reminder of his brush with the new coronavirus.

Even the littlest thing -- not eating at the right time, not drinking enough water, too much exercise, a stressful encounter -- can send Speal's heartbeat soaring as high as 1...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 23, 2021
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