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25 Jan

More Kids Suffering Eye Injuries From Hand Sanitizers

And a significant number are undergoing surgery for severe eye lesions, researchers say

22 Jan

Young Female Diabetics at Higher Heart Disease Risk

High blood sugar can increase the risk for premature heart disease by 600%, researchers warn.

21 Jan

COVID Vaccine: What’s Sleep Got to do With it?

Getting regular, high-quality sleep may help optimize your body's response to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

1 in 5 Americans Has an STD: CDC

1 in 5 Americans Has an STD: CDC

According to 2018 data, one in five people in the United States probably carries a sexually transmitted infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

On any given day in 2018, nearly 68 million people had a sexually transmitted disease, according to the new CDC report. There were 26 million new cases that year. The ...

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  • January 26, 2021
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For Women Who've Miscarried, Aspirin Before, During Pregnancy Could Improve Outcomes

For Women Who've Miscarried, Aspirin Before, During Pregnancy Could Improve Outcomes

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Could something as simple as taking a low-dose aspirin once a day guard against pregnancy loss among women who have already suffered miscarriages?

New research suggests that's the case, though exactly how low-dose aspirin helps stave off miscarriages is not fully understood yet....

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 26, 2021
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AHA News: Reversing Prediabetes Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes

AHA News: Reversing Prediabetes Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes

People who reverse their prediabetes may lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and death, a new study suggests.

With prediabetes, a person has blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but lower than the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis. Even so, people with prediabetes are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, studies have...

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  • January 26, 2021
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Just 2% of U.S. Teens Eat Recommended Amount of Veggies

Just 2% of U.S. Teens Eat Recommended Amount of Veggies


In findings that may ring true to parents, a new government survey shows that a paltry 2% of U.S. high school students are eating enough vegetables.

The study is the latest look at teenagers' eating habits by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And experts described the results as "disappoint...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 26, 2021
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Biden Sets New Goal of 1.5 Million COVID Vaccinations a Day

Biden Sets New Goal of 1.5 Million COVID Vaccinations a Day

President Joe Biden upped the country's daily coronavirus vaccination goal to 1.5 million on Monday, even as more infectious variants surfaced across America.

"I think with the grace of God . . . we'll be able to get that [vaccinations] to 1.5 million a day," Biden said during a media briefing.

Initially, Biden had promised 1 m...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • January 26, 2021
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How Dangerous Is Coronavirus to the Middle-Aged?

How Dangerous Is Coronavirus to the Middle-Aged?

Middle-aged folks' risk of dying from a COVID-19 infection is higher than they might think, a new study reports.

The risk of death from COVID increases with age, but researchers have found that the upward curve grows exponentially steeper with every extra decade.

One out of every 800 people entering early middle age at 45 will die fr...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 26, 2021
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Healthy Eating Could Delay Onset of Parkinson's Disease

Healthy Eating Could Delay Onset of Parkinson's Disease

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- While researchers continue to try to find the key that unlocks the cause of Parkinson's disease, new research suggests that what a person eats could make a difference.

Researchers in Canada found a strong correlation between eating either a Mediterranean diet or the MIND diet (w...

Midday Nap Could Leave You Smarter: Study

Midday Nap Could Leave You Smarter: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - "You snooze, you lose" may not be true when it comes to your brain: A new study finds that napping in the afternoon may actually boost mental agility.

The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but a midday nap was associated with a rise in "locational awareness," verbal fluency and working memor...

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  • January 26, 2021
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Kids Aren't Scared by Medical Workers' PPE, Study Finds

Kids Aren't Scared by Medical Workers' PPE, Study Finds

Kids aren't scared when surgical staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE), and many feel reassured by use of the gear, researchers say.

Anxiety is common before, during and after surgery, and can result in complications such as pain and delayed recovery. Concerns have been raised that seeing staffers wearing PPE such as hoods, masks ...

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  • January 26, 2021
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What's Killing Detainees at U.S. ICE Facilities?

What's Killing Detainees at U.S. ICE Facilities?

Thirty-five detainees in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities have died since April 2018, often because of preventable causes, such as COVID-19, flu and suicide, according to a new study.

One of them was a Mexican citizen who had first entered the United States two decades ago. He died after a month in custody.

M...

Male Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Heart Risks

Male Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Heart Risks

Heart disease risk factors are common among men with breast cancer, a new, small study finds.

Researchers analyzed the medical records of 24 male breast cancer patients, aged 38 to 79. Half had a family history of breast cancer.

Nearly 8 in 10 of the patients had invasive ductal carcinoma, which is the most common type of breast ca...

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  • January 26, 2021
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COVID Vaccine Advised for Alzheimer's Patients, Their Caregivers

COVID Vaccine Advised for Alzheimer's Patients, Their Caregivers

All Alzheimer's disease patients and their family caregivers should be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America says.

"Getting vaccinated is one of the most important steps families affected by Alzheimer's disease can take to protect themselves and their loved ones," said Dr. J. Wesson Ashford, chair of the founda...

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  • January 26, 2021
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When Will You Go Gray? Your Race Matters

When Will You Go Gray? Your Race Matters

Could the color of your hair as you age be determined by the color of your skin?

Yes, according to new research that suggests race plays a role in when and how your hair goes gray.

The scientists conducted a search of 69 publications to review what's known about changes in hair as people age, focusing on the differences accordin...

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  • January 26, 2021
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Daily Aspirin Can Lower Colon Cancer Risk, But Age Matters

Daily Aspirin Can Lower Colon Cancer Risk, But Age Matters

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose aspirin may help some people curb their risk of developing colon cancer -- but not if they wait until age 70 to start, a large, new study suggests.

Researchers found that when people began using aspirin in their 50s or 60s, their risk of developing colon cancer after age...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 25, 2021
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Therapeutic Vaccine Is Keeping Melanoma in Remission 4 Years On

Therapeutic Vaccine Is Keeping Melanoma in Remission 4 Years On

Giving melanoma patients a "personalized" vaccine can prompt an anti-tumor immune response that lasts for years, an early study finds.

The study involved just eight patients with advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

But it builds on earlier work showing it is possible to spur the immune system to respond to an indivi...

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  • January 25, 2021
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Strong Blood Thinners May Help COVID Patients, But Degree of Illness Is Key

Strong Blood Thinners May Help COVID Patients, But Degree of Illness Is Key

Full doses of blood thinners can benefit patients hospitalized with COVID-19, but the severity of their illness matters, researchers say.

The new global analysis found that hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19 may benefit from the drugs' clot-preventing powers, but patients with illness so severe it requires admission to an inte...

  • Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 25, 2021
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AHA News: Hospice Candidate at 2, She's Now 13 and Thriving

AHA News: Hospice Candidate at 2, She's Now 13 and Thriving

Rosemary "Rosie" Veltz was "medically maxed out." That was the term the doctors used six months after a third surgery to correct a heart defect that left her struggling to breathe while her lungs continued to fill with fluid.

A doctor suggested hospice. Rosie was 2.

Her parents sought second, third and fourth opinions, reaching out t...

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  • January 25, 2021
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AHA News: The Head Is Connected to the Heart – and Can Influence Health

AHA News: The Head Is Connected to the Heart – and Can Influence Health

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 (American Heart Association News) --A growing body of research shows good mental health can improve heart health and reduce cardiovascular risks, while poor mental health can increase the risk of heart disease, according to a new scientific report.

Because of the clear link emerging between psychological health and he...

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  • January 25, 2021
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Biden Will Ban Travelers From South Africa as New COVID Variants Spread

Biden Will Ban Travelers From South Africa as New COVID Variants Spread

As more infectious coronavirus variants first detected in Britain and South Africa circulate globally, President Joe Biden plans to bar travel by non-citizens into the United States from South Africa.

A White House official said Sunday that the South Africa travel ban would go into effect on Jan. 30 and that an existing ban would be e...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • January 25, 2021
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Frustrations Mount for U.S. Seniors Seeking Access to COVID Vaccines

Frustrations Mount for U.S. Seniors Seeking Access to COVID Vaccines

Irene Greenhalgh, 83, considers herself a pretty computer-savvy senior, but even she got lost in a maze of websites and e-mails trying to get an appointment for her COVID-19 vaccine.

One health provider's e-mail provided links to sites that were giving vaccinations, but the dates listed were a week old. A board of health's website proved g...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 25, 2021
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