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10 May

Women With Heart Attack Symptoms Treated Less Urgently Than Men, Study Finds

Women rushed to the ER with chest pain wait longer for treatment and receive fewer basic heart tests, researchers say.

07 May

Eating A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent The Loss Of Brain Function, Study Finds

Following a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and olive oil may protect your brain against protein build-up and shrinkage related to Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.

06 May

HealthDay Now: ACP Meeting on Health Wearables and Privacy

Dr. Jacqueline Fincher, president of the American College of Physicians and an internist in rural Georgia, spoke to HealthDay's Mabel Jong about the ACP's focus on privacy concerns at their annual meeting

Obesity Raises Odds for Many Common Cancers

Obesity Raises Odds for Many Common Cancers

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Being obese or overweight can increase the odds of developing several types of cancers, new research from the United Kingdom reveals.

But shedding the excess pounds can lower the risk, researchers say.

Reducing obesity cuts the risk for endometrial cancer by 44% and uterine...

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Reviews Find No Evidence Weight-Loss Supplements Work

Reviews Find No Evidence Weight-Loss Supplements Work

You're getting no real benefit from taking weight-loss supplements like garcinia cambogia, green tea extract, glucomannan, conjugated linoleic acid or chitosan, two new reviews show.

Most of the clinical trials studied didn't show these supplements producing any weight loss among users, the researchers said. In the rare cases where people ...

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Women Get Help Later Than Men When Heart Attack Strikes

Women Get Help Later Than Men When Heart Attack Strikes

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When young women land in the emergency room with chest pain, they wait longer and get less treatment than their male counterparts, a preliminary study finds.

Using a federal survey of U.S. hospitals, researchers found that younger women with chest pain were treated less urgently t...

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  • May 10, 2021
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Road to Healthy Middle-Aged Brain May Begin in Childhood

Road to Healthy Middle-Aged Brain May Begin in Childhood

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Could having heart disease risk factors in childhood sow the seeds of thinking declines in middle-age?

It looks like it might, new research claims.

"I think it was not so big of a surprise for us, but maybe for the scientific community who have been focusing mainly on the mi...

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Ibuprofen, Similar Painkillers Won't Raise Risks for COVID Patients

Ibuprofen, Similar Painkillers Won't Raise Risks for COVID Patients

Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen doesn't make COVID-19 worse or more deadly, a new study finds.

When the pandemic began, doctors debated if NSAIDs increased the severity of COVID-19, but this study reports that the use of NSAIDs is safe, the researchers said. Common NSAIDs include Advil (ibuprofen) and...

Vegetarian Diet Could Help Fight Off Disease: Study

Vegetarian Diet Could Help Fight Off Disease: Study

There's more evidence that a switch away from meat in your diet could cut levels of unhealthy "biomarkers" that encourage disease, researchers say.

A new study reported Saturday at the virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO) found that people on vegetarian diets have lower blood levels of disease-linked biomarkers, such as "bad" (LDL) c...

  • Robert Preidt and Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporters
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  • May 10, 2021
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Pfizer, Moderna or J&J? An Expert Answers Your Questions

Pfizer, Moderna or J&J? An Expert Answers Your Questions

Enough COVID-19 vaccine doses are available in the United States that many Americans may now have the freedom of choice.

Unvaccinated folks going to their local clinic or pharmacy could choose between the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines that have been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for emergency use.

P...

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  • May 10, 2021
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Fauci Says Relaxed Indoor Masking Rules Could Be on the Way

Fauci Says Relaxed Indoor Masking Rules Could Be on the Way

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday opened the door to the possibility of relaxing indoor masking rules as more Americans are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

As immunizations climb, "we do need to start being more liberal" in terms of rules for wearing masks indoors, though the nation is still averaging about 43,000 cases of the virus a d...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • May 10, 2021
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Feeling Down? Support Via Social Media May Not Be Enough

Feeling Down? Support Via Social Media May Not Be Enough

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for a morale boost or some solid encouragement? If so, socializing the old-fashioned way — live and in-person — will likely do more to lift your spirits than online interactions, new research suggests.

It's the key takeaway from a survey of more than 400 college underg...

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  • May 10, 2021
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COVID Vaccines May Still Leave Organ Transplant Recipients Unprotected

COVID Vaccines May Still Leave Organ Transplant Recipients Unprotected

Organ transplant recipients remain vulnerable to infection with the new coronavirus even after receiving both doses of two-dose vaccines, new research shows. That could mean they should continue following safety measures such as wearing a mask and physical distancing.

In a previous study, the research team found that only 17% of transplant...

COVID-19 Appears to Have No Lasting Impact on College Athletes' Hearts

COVID-19 Appears to Have No Lasting Impact on College Athletes' Hearts

Heart complications are rare among college athletes who have had COVID-19, according to a small study.

"Our findings may offer reassurance to high school athletes, coaches and parents where resources for testing can be limited," said senior author Dr. Ranjit Philip, assistant professor in pediatric cardiology at the University of Tennessee...

Lockdown Loneliness Making Things Even Tougher for Cancer Patients

Lockdown Loneliness Making Things Even Tougher for Cancer Patients

Fighting cancer can be a lonely battle, and new research shows that the coronavirus pandemic has made the experience even more isolating.

Studies conducted before the pandemic found that 32% to 47% of cancer patients were lonely, but in late May of 2020 roughly 53% of 606 cancer patients reported loneliness.

Those who were lonely had...

Pregnancy Within 1 Year of Weight-Loss Surgery Carries Added Risks

Pregnancy Within 1 Year of Weight-Loss Surgery Carries Added Risks

Women who get pregnant within a year of having weight-loss surgery are more likely to have preterm and smaller-than-normal babies, a new study suggests.

Dutch researchers said their findings support current recommendations to avoid pregnancy for 12 to 24 months after weight-loss (bariatric) surgery.

"We should encourage women who wis...

Why Sleep Raises Risk for Sudden Death in People With Epilepsy

Why Sleep Raises Risk for Sudden Death in People With Epilepsy

New research gives insight into why people with epilepsy are at increased risk of sudden death during sleep.

The study found that both sleep and epileptic seizures work together to slow heart rate, and that seizures also disrupt the body's natural regulation of sleep-related changes.

These factors can sometimes lead to sudden unexpec...

Asthma Attacks Plummeted During Pandemic

Asthma Attacks Plummeted During Pandemic

Call it a silver lining of the pandemic: Asthma attacks fell sharply among Black and Hispanic Americans in the months after the coronavirus first surfaced.

The study included nearly 1,200 participants who provided information about their asthma through monthly online, phone or mail questionnaires for 15 months between the first half of 20...

How Summer Camps Can Shield Your Kids from Allergies, Asthma & COVID

How Summer Camps Can Shield Your Kids from Allergies, Asthma & COVID

As kids get ready for summer camp, parents might be fretting about exposure to COVID-19, but a doctors' group says they also need to make sure their campers will be protected from allergy and asthma triggers.

"The [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has issued guidelines for keeping campers and staff protected from COVID-19. At t...

Could Your Child Have a Heart Defect? Know the Warning Signs

Could Your Child Have a Heart Defect? Know the Warning Signs

Heart defects are often – but not always – detected at birth, so it's important to pay attention when a child gets dizzy, passes out or says her heart is "beeping."

These and other warning signs, such as an apparent change in fitness, shouldn't be overlooked, an expert says.

Evaluating a child who has these symptoms is impo...

Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: Study

Lots of Sugary Drinks Doubles Younger Women's Colon Cancer Risk: Study

FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of colon cancer among young Americans are on the rise, and a new study suggests that drinking too many sugary beverages may be to blame -- at least for women.

Women who drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, fruity drinks or sports and energy drinks per da...

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  • May 7, 2021
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Gene Tied to Balding May Also Raise COVID Risks for Men

Gene Tied to Balding May Also Raise COVID Risks for Men

It's long been known that COVID-19 is more fatal for men than women, and new research links some of that excess risk to a gene known to cause a form of hair loss in males.

A U.S. team of researchers first suspected the link when they noticed that men with a common form of hormone-sensitive hair loss, known as androgenetic alopecia, were al...

Are You Taking a Med That's Raising Your Blood Pressure?

Are You Taking a Med That's Raising Your Blood Pressure?

FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five Americans with high blood pressure use medications that can cause blood pressure to spike, a preliminary study shows.

The researchers said the findings are concerning, given how many people have difficulty controlling their high blood pressure.

"A large num...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 7, 2021
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