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25 Oct

New Saliva Test Detects Pot Use in Minutes, Scientists Say

A new saliva test accurately detects THC within 5 minutes, according to a new study

22 Oct

Halloween 2021 Less Scary as COVID Rates Decline

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers important tips to keep your kids safe and healthy when they're trick-or-treating.

21 Oct

HealthDay Now: The Motivations Behind Conservatorships

In a HealthDay Now interview, we spoke to two experts to discover why 1.3 million Americans, including Britney Spears, are currently under a conservatorship — a legal arrangement that allows a court-appointed guardian to take control of another individual's daily life and decisions.

Aumenta un subtipo de la variante Delta en Reino Unido

Aumenta un subtipo de la variante Delta en Reino Unido

Un subtipo de la variante Delta está provocando un creciente número de infecciones en Reino Unido, y se está monitorizando de cerca en ese país y en otros países.

Durante la semana del 27 de septiembre, la variante AY.4.2 conformó alrededor de un 6 por ciento de los casos en Reino Unido, y está "en una trayectoria creciente", según...

  • Hola Doctor and Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • October 25, 2021
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Quit Smoking Before 45 & Wipe Out 87% of Lung Cancer Risk

Quit Smoking Before 45 & Wipe Out 87% of Lung Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who kick the habit before age 45 can nearly eliminate their excess risk of dying from lung or other cancers, a new study estimates.

It's well-established that after smokers quit, their risk of tobacco-related cancers drops substantially over time.

Researchers said t...

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  • October 25, 2021
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Moderna Says Its COVID Vaccine Works Well in Children Aged 6 to 11

Moderna Says Its COVID Vaccine Works Well in Children Aged 6 to 11

Moderna announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine safely triggers a strong immune response in children aged 6 to 11.

Company data shows that a month after receiving both doses of...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 25, 2021
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AHA News: Never Heard of Sepsis? It's Common, Dangerous and a Threat to Your Heart

AHA News: Never Heard of Sepsis? It's Common, Dangerous and a Threat to Your Heart

When former President Bill Clinton was treated for sepsis earlier this month, it put a spotlight on a common illness not often discussed. But it's one that can endanger the heart.

It is technically not a specific condition, but a syndrome that has defied easy categorization in the past. The official definition according to the Centers for ...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • October 25, 2021
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AHA News: Bronx-Based Program Is Teaching Coding and Web Development – And Changing Lives

AHA News: Bronx-Based Program Is Teaching Coding and Web Development – And Changing Lives

Nearly two years after earning a degree in information technology in 2016, Dwayne Levene was struggling to find a job and direction for his life.

His outlook changed when the 28-year-old discovered The Knowledge House, a Bronx, New York-based nonprofit, where he enrolled in coding, web development and other courses he needed to secure a we...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • October 25, 2021
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Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?

Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?

MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In his work with patients who have pancreatic cancer, Dr. Srinivas Gaddam was bothered by something that he was seeing.

"There are some patients that you can't stop thinking about because they've left a mark on you and you try your best to turn things around, but there's only so ...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 25, 2021
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COVID Pandemic May Have Driven a Flu Strain Into Extinction

COVID Pandemic May Have Driven a Flu Strain Into Extinction

It's well-known that COVID-19 pandemic restrictions pretty much quashed the 2020-2021 flu season, with influenza cases falling to never-before-seen lows in the United States.

So little flu circulated, in fact, that some scientists now suspect that one of the major strains of influenza might have gone extinct, for lack of humans to infect.<...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 25, 2021
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Recovering COVID Patients Often Face Long-Term 'Brain Fog'

Recovering COVID Patients Often Face Long-Term 'Brain Fog'

MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Even months after beating COVID-19, many people still suffer memory lapses, difficulty concentrating and other symptoms of "brain fog," a new study shows.

Researchers found that such symptoms were prevalent seven months after a COVID diagnosis -- in both patients who'd been sever...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 25, 2021
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Walmart Recalls Room Spray for Rare Bacteria That Sickened 4, Killing 2

Walmart Recalls Room Spray for Rare Bacteria That Sickened 4, Killing 2

Walmart has recalled an aromatic room spray sold nationwide after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified the presence of a "rare and dangerous" bacteria in the spray that's linked to four illnesses, including two deaths.

The retailer sold about 3,900 bottles of Better Homes and Gardens' Essential Oil Infused Aromath...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • October 25, 2021
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Vaccinated People Less Likely to Die of Any Cause in Months After Shots: CDC

Vaccinated People Less Likely to Die of Any Cause in Months After Shots: CDC

Not only are people vaccinated against COVID-19 less likely to die of that disease, they're also less likely to die from any cause, a new study shows.

Researchers compared 6.4 million people who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to 4.6 million people who received flu shots in recent years but weren't vaccinated against COVID-19, C...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 25, 2021
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COVID Vaccination Does Not Raise Odds of Miscarriage: Study

COVID Vaccination Does Not Raise Odds of Miscarriage: Study

COVID-19 vaccines don't increase the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, according to a study that adds to previous research showing the vaccines are safe for pregnant women.

An international team analyzed data from several Norwegian health registries to assess the risk of miscarriage in the first trimester among women vaccinated again...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 25, 2021
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Injuries From Bikes, Guns Rose During Lockdowns

Injuries From Bikes, Guns Rose During Lockdowns

In yet another example of the cost of the pandemic, a new study finds there were significant increases in bicycle- and gun-related injuries during coronavirus lockdowns in the United States, but a decrease in traffic injuries.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 27,600 trauma cases at four Level I trauma centers in Orange County, Calif....

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 25, 2021
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People With Autism at Higher Risk for Suicide, Self-Harm: Study

People With Autism at Higher Risk for Suicide, Self-Harm: Study

A significantly increased risk of self-harm and suicide among people with autism shows the need for programs to reduce that risk, researchers say.

For their study, the investigators analyzed 31 studies on the link between autism and self-harm/suicide that were posted to five databases between 1999 and 2021. Overall, children and adults wit...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 25, 2021
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One Downside to Space Travel: Back Pain

One Downside to Space Travel: Back Pain

You can ride a rocket into space to escape Earth, but one thing you might not escape is back pain.

Back pain could turn out to be a major problem for the growing number of space travelers, and learning more about it could also benefit Earth-bound back patients, researchers say.

Low gravity, the physical stress of riding in a rocke...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 25, 2021
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Nurses Have Suicidal Thoughts More Often Than Other Workers: Study

Nurses Have Suicidal Thoughts More Often Than Other Workers: Study

U.S. nurses think about suicide more often than other workers do, but are less likely to tell anyone about it, new research reveals.

For the study, the researchers analyzed the responses of more than 7,000 nurses and nearly 5,200 other general workforce members who took part in a national poll on well-being that was conducted in November ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 25, 2021
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Pediatricians Offer Advice on Keeping Trick-or-Treaters Safe

Pediatricians Offer Advice on Keeping Trick-or-Treaters Safe

As COVID-19 continues to grip the United States, parents need to plan ahead to keep their children safe on Halloween, experts say.

Kids aged 12 and older are eligible for COVID shots, but many haven't been vaccinated. Those under 12 aren't yet eligible for vaccination.

"Some families organized a family movie night, held virtual costu...

Pfizer Vaccine Prevents 91% of Symptomatic COVID in Young Children: FDA

Pfizer Vaccine Prevents 91% of Symptomatic COVID in Young Children: FDA

Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 91% effective in preventing symptomatic illness in young children and brings no unexpected safety issues, according to a study posted Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Late Friday, the agency posted its analysis of data from Pfizer's pediatric study and said that in...

  • Ernie Mundell
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  • October 23, 2021
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The No. 1 Cause of Halloween Injuries: Carving the Pumpkin

The No. 1 Cause of Halloween Injuries: Carving the Pumpkin

Your Jack-o'-Lantern may be more than scary — it could be dangerous.

Pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Between October and November 2018 in the United States, 44% of Halloween-linked injuries were connected with pumpkin-carving acti...

Pfizer Says Lower Dose of Its COVID Vaccine Protects Younger Children

Pfizer Says Lower Dose of Its COVID Vaccine Protects Younger Children

A lower dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is 90.7% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in children aged 5 to 11, according to new clinical trial data from the company.

The data was given to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, and the agency is ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 22, 2021
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U.S. Gun Violence Rates Jumped 30% During Pandemic

U.S. Gun Violence Rates Jumped 30% During Pandemic

FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Gun violence sky-rocketed by more than 30% across the United States during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Almost 39,000 injuries and deaths nationwide involved a gun in the year starting in February 2019 — and that number shot up to more than 51,000 between March 2020...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 22, 2021
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