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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.

Planning Safe Summer Camp Fun for Kids With Allergies & Asthma

Planning Safe Summer Camp Fun for Kids With Allergies & Asthma

Preparing a kid for summer camp is already a daunting task, and it’s even more complicated if your child has allergies or asthma, experts say.

“Kids with allergies and asthma need an extra layer of protection when they head off to summer camp,” said allergist Dr. Gailen Marshall Jr., president of the American College of Allergy, Asth...

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  • April 13, 2024
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Big Rise in Young Adults Undergoing Permanent Sterilization After Dobbs Decision

Big Rise in Young Adults Undergoing Permanent Sterilization After Dobbs Decision

An increasing number of young men and women have decided they never want parenthood in the wake of the Dobbs decision revoking the constitutional right to an abortion, a new study finds.

The number of young adults opting to undergo a permanent sterilization procedure abruptly increased nationwide following the June 2022 decision by the U.S...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Almost 1 in 4 People Disenrolled From Medicaid Are Now Uninsured

Almost 1 in 4 People Disenrolled From Medicaid Are Now Uninsured

Nearly a quarter of Americans who lost their pandemic-era Medicaid coverage say they're now without any health insurance, a new survey finds.

More than half (54%) of these currently uninsured adults cited cost as the reason keeping them from having coverage.

The survey of 1,227 adults was conducted this February and March by KFF (fo...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Chlamydia Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Chlamydia Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

A chlamydia vaccine has triggered immune responses in an early trial, raising hopes that one day it might help curb the spread of the sexually transmitted infection (STI).

There is currently no vaccine for chlamydia, which is the most common bacterial STI in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Spike in Measles Cases Could Threaten Elimination Status in U.S.: CDC

Spike in Measles Cases Could Threaten Elimination Status in U.S.: CDC

More than 100 measles cases have already been reported in the United States this year, a significant increase over previous years that threatens the country's attempts to eliminate the illness, federal health officials warned Thursday.

A total of 338 measles cases were diagnosed in the United States from January 2020 through March 2024, ...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Pandemic's Effect in Isolating Older Americans May Not Be Over

Pandemic's Effect in Isolating Older Americans May Not Be Over

COVID-19 lockdowns prompted countless American seniors to become socially isolated.

Now, new research finds that many have still not fully rejoined society.

More than half of older adults still spend more time at home and less time out socializing in public, even though the pandemic has passed, researchers found.

Fear of infect...

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  • April 12, 2024
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'Virtual Biopsy' Tests Skin Lesions Without a Scalpel

'Virtual Biopsy' Tests Skin Lesions Without a Scalpel

Folks with a suspicious-looking mole or questionable skin lesion often have to endure a scalpel or shaver so their doctor can cut off a sample to send in for biopsy.

But a new, noninvasive “virtual biopsy” might soon allow doctors to instead scan the spot to determine if it contains any cancer cells, researchers at Stanford Medicine re...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Seafood Can Pass on PFAS 'Forever Chemicals,' Study Finds

Seafood Can Pass on PFAS 'Forever Chemicals,' Study Finds

Cancer-linked 'forever chemicals' made news this week, with the Biden Administration vowing to cut levels in the nation's tap water.

New research finds that the chemicals, known as PFAS, can also contaminate the seafood Americans eat.

No one is advising that consumers avoid fish and shellfish, the study's authors stressed. However, t...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Young Women Often Delay Looking Into Breast Symptoms

Young Women Often Delay Looking Into Breast Symptoms

Young women who find a lump or other potential signs of breast cancer often delay for weeks before finally seeing a doctor, a new study shows.

On average, young women waited two weeks before seeing a doctor about troubling breast symptoms, researchers found. One-third of young breast cancer patients waited for more than a month to seek ca...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Blood Loss Drives Higher Death Rate for Women During Bypass Surgeries

Blood Loss Drives Higher Death Rate for Women During Bypass Surgeries

It's long been documented that women have a slimmer chance of surviving heart bypass surgery compared to men, and researchers believe that they now know why.

Women tend to be more vulnerable to blood loss during surgery -- red blood cells, specifically -- than men are, concluded a team from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

T...

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  • April 12, 2024
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New Treatment Could Be Advance Against Cervical Precancers

New Treatment Could Be Advance Against Cervical Precancers

Women who undergo regular Pap smears are no doubt familiar with the possibility of "precancerous" cells being detected.

These cells -- called cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (CINs) -- can progress to full-blown cervical cancers, but a new trial suggests that a vaginal suppository containing the drug imiquimod can halt that process. ...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Tips To Getting Your Rosacea Under Control

Tips To Getting Your Rosacea Under Control

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness on a person's face.

It commonly appears as a tendency to blush or flush more easily, but also can cause more serious symptoms like:

  • Swollen skin.

  • Skin that stings, burns or is very sensitive.

  • Visible broken blood vessels.

  • Acne-...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Parents, You Can Ease a Teen's Stress Around Standardized Tests

Parents, You Can Ease a Teen's Stress Around Standardized Tests

Standardized tests put a lot of pressure on teenagers who want to secure their future and make their parents and teachers proud.

This stress can lead to symptoms like stomach aches, sleep problems, irritability and heightened emotionality, experts say.

But there are concrete steps students can take to prepare for a standardized test ...

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  • April 12, 2024
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Parents Tending Backyard Poultry Can Pass Along Dangerous Salmonella to Infants

Parents Tending Backyard Poultry Can Pass Along Dangerous Salmonella to Infants

A days-old newborn in Oregon was sickened with salmonella that may have been transmitted from parents who tended infected poultry located 150 miles away, a new report finds.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has long warned of the danger of salmonella bacterial illnesses being transmitted from poultry to babies and childr...

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  • April 11, 2024
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Household Radon Can Lead to Lung Cancer -- Has Your Home Been Tested?

Household Radon Can Lead to Lung Cancer -- Has Your Home Been Tested?

Kentucky resident Chasity Harney embraced a thoroughly healthy lifestyle -- eating right, exercising and never touching tobacco.

So, her 2018 diagnosis of advanced lung cancer, which came at the age of 40, was a complete shock to both her and her family.

“When I was diagnosed with lung cancer, I didn't smoke,” Harney said. “So ...

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  • April 11, 2024
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Consumer Reports Warns of Concerning Levels of Lead, Sodium in Lunchables

Consumer Reports Warns of Concerning Levels of Lead, Sodium in Lunchables

Lunchables, those ubiquitous plastic packets of cheese, deli meats and crackers that many parents choose for convenience, contain concerning levels of lead and sodium, Consumer Reports warns.

To arrive at that conclusion, the advocacy group tested Lunchables made by Kraft Heinz, as well as similar lunch and snack products from other manufa...

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  • April 11, 2024
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Preventive Mastectomy Less Common for Black Women With Breast Cancer

Preventive Mastectomy Less Common for Black Women With Breast Cancer

Black women with cancer in one breast are less likely than white women to have the healthy breast removed as well, a new study has found.

Women with cancer affecting one breast often elect to have the other breast removed, for a variety of reasons, researchers said.

But it appears Black women are less likely to be afforded that optio...

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  • April 11, 2024
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Rare Fungal Infection Reported in Two Cats, Vet Tech

Rare Fungal Infection Reported in Two Cats, Vet Tech

A rare fungal infection has been diagnosed in two cats and a vet tech who treated one of the animals, a new report warns.

The three cases -- discovered in Kansas in late 2022 and early 2023 -- were caused by a fungus called Sporothrix schenckii, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in the M...

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  • April 11, 2024
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Climate Change May Be Fueling a Rise in Stroke Deaths

Climate Change May Be Fueling a Rise in Stroke Deaths

Intense weather fluctuations caused by climate change could be contributing to an increase in stroke deaths, a new study claims.

Freezing cold fronts and broiling heat waves are associated with more than half a million deaths annually in recent years, researchers report April 10 in the journal Neurology.

“Dramatic temperat...

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  • April 11, 2024
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Most Kids With Down Syndrome Have Sleep Apnea, But New Implant Can Help

Most Kids With Down Syndrome Have Sleep Apnea, But New Implant Can Help

Four-year-old Theo Scott was born with Down syndrome, and since the age of 1 he's also had to wear a CPAP device whenever he sleeps, to help ease his sleep apnea.

He's not alone: Eight out of 10 kids with Down syndrome have sleep apnea.

Luckily for Theo, his nightly CPAP ordeal may be over. He's the first very young patient with Down...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • April 11, 2024
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