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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.

Protect Your Eyes From Summer's Dangers

Protect Your Eyes From Summer's Dangers

Summertime is primetime for the great outdoors, but that can mean new hazards for your eyes, one expert warned.

Simple steps can help cut the risk, said ophthalmologist Dr. Masih Ahmed, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Out in the sun

This one has an easy fi...

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  • June 15, 2024
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'Good Days and Bad:' Catherine, Princess of Wales, Gives Cancer Update

'Good Days and Bad:' Catherine, Princess of Wales, Gives Cancer Update

Catherine, Princess of Wales, has released the first update on her cancer journey since announcing her diagnosis in late March.

In a message posted to her Instagram account on Friday, the princess, 42, said that, "I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days. On the bad day...

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  • June 14, 2024
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Loaded, Unlocked Guns Common in American Homes, Study Finds

Loaded, Unlocked Guns Common in American Homes, Study Finds

In half of American homes containing a loaded gun, that gun is kept unsecured and ready for potential use, often with children in the home, new research shows.

The finding is especially troubling given the link between gun accessibility and accidental child deaths, as well as rising rates of gun-related suicides in the United States, resea...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 14, 2024
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ADHD Patients Could Face Disrupted Access to Meds Following Fraud Case

ADHD Patients Could Face Disrupted Access to Meds Following Fraud Case

The two top officers of a telehealth company that began to distribute ADHD drugs widely during the pandemic have been charged with health care fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

The arrests will likely worsen ongoing shortages of Adderall and another ADHD medications, Vyvanse, experts said.

“Th...

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  • June 14, 2024
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FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Target New COVID Variant for Fall

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Target New COVID Variant for Fall

COVID vaccine makers will be advised to update their shots to target the KP.2 variant, an offshoot of the JN.1 variant that spread widely last winter, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.

It's a turnaround for the agency: The new recommendation follows an FDA advisory panel vote last week that unanimously recommended C...

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  • June 14, 2024
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Poll Finds Many Young Workers Feeling Stressed, Isolated

Poll Finds Many Young Workers Feeling Stressed, Isolated

Many younger workers feel stressed, isolated and unappreciated at their jobs, a new survey has found.

The 2022 Work in America survey, conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), found that young adults are struggling in the workplace:

  • Nearly half (48%) of workers ages 18 to 25 feel people not close to their ag...

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  • June 14, 2024
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GLP-1 Meds May Help Extremely Obese Qualify for Weight-Loss Surgery

GLP-1 Meds May Help Extremely Obese Qualify for Weight-Loss Surgery

Taking a cutting-edge weight-loss drug could help extremely obese patients drop enough pounds to be eligible for bariatric surgery, a new study shows.

Patients with extreme obesity -- a BMI of 70 or more -- are at higher risk of complications from surgery compared to people who weigh less.

Weight loss prior to surgery can lower that ...

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  • June 14, 2024
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Dolphins Off Florida, Georgia Have High Levels of Mercury

Dolphins Off Florida, Georgia Have High Levels of Mercury

Dolphins living off the coasts of Georgia and Florida have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies, new research shows.

That could have implications for people, said a team led by Colleen Bryan, a research biologist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Charleston, S.C.

“As a sentinel species, the bottlenose d...

Even Temporary Loneliness Can Harm Physical Health

Even Temporary Loneliness Can Harm Physical Health

You don't consider yourself a lonely person generally, but sometimes have days where feelings of loneliness set in.

If you're one of those people, even that transient loss of connection with others could be impacting your physical health, a new study finds.

“A lot of research is focused on loneliness being a binary trait -- eithe...

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  • June 14, 2024
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Just 1 in 20 Animal Studies Yield Treatments That Make it to Humans

Just 1 in 20 Animal Studies Yield Treatments That Make it to Humans

Animal studies are often considered a first step in finding new drugs and treatments for human diseases, but a new review has discovered that precious few actually produce real-world therapies.

Only 5% of therapies tested in animals wind up being approved by regulators for human use, according to an analysis of 122 articles involving 54 di...

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  • June 14, 2024
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New Form of Psychotherapy Might Help Ease Chronic Pain

New Form of Psychotherapy Might Help Ease Chronic Pain

A new form of psychotherapy appears to work even better at treating chronic pain in older adults than gold-standard cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a new study finds.

U.S. veterans who received emotional awareness and expression therapy (EAET) experienced a longer and more significant reduction in chronic pain than those who underwent ...

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  • June 14, 2024
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Animal Studies Suggest New Treatment Target for Spinal Cord Injury

Animal Studies Suggest New Treatment Target for Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can cause the body to go haywire, with misfiring nerves causing dangerous “fight-or-flight” responses.

This makes typical and normally harmless problems like having a full bladder prompt life-threatening complications like heart attack, stroke and severe infections like pneumonia.

But researchers think they�...

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  • June 14, 2024
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Swimming 'Microbots' Could Speed Meds to Lung Tumors, Early Study Suggests

Swimming 'Microbots' Could Speed Meds to Lung Tumors, Early Study Suggests

Scientists have developed microscopic robots capable of swimming through the lungs to deliver chemotherapy directly to lung cancer cells.

In early testing, these microbots  extended the average survival time of lab mice with melanoma that had spread to the lungs, according to a report published June 12 in the journal Science ...

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  • June 14, 2024
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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...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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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...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 13, 2024
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