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28 Sep

Reusing Contact Lenses Ups the Risk of Serious Eye Infection, Study Finds

People who wear reusable soft contact lenses are 4Xs more likely to develop rare, but serious eye infection, researchers find.

27 Sep

Anxiety During Pregnancy May Lead to Early Delivery, New Study Finds

Women who experience pregnancy-related anxiety are more likely to give birth prematurely, researchers say.

26 Sep

Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

The American Academy of Sleep is advising parents not to give their kids melatonin without talking to their doctors first.

Experts Issue Warning About Carbon Monoxide Dangers Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Experts Issue Warning About Carbon Monoxide Dangers Ahead of Hurricane Ian

As Florida and nearby states brace for the potential impact of Hurricane Ian, residents in the storm's path should also think about the hazards they may face in its aftermath.

If high winds take out your electricity, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers tips for staying safe.

First, be cautious about using ...

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  • September 28, 2022
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Less Salt, More Whole Grains: FDA Updates Food Label Definition of 'Healthy'

Less Salt, More Whole Grains: FDA Updates Food Label Definition of 'Healthy'

Salmon can't be labeled a "healthy" food under existing federal regulations, because it contains high levels of fat.

But sweetened cereals can bear the "healthy" label on their packaging if they tick specific boxes related to individual nutrients -- even though they might be loaded with added sugars.

These contradictions fly in the ...

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  • September 28, 2022
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Katie Couric Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Katie Couric Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Former TV newswoman and TODAY show anchor Katie Couric has breast cancer.

Couric shared that information Wednesday on Instagram, while also releasing an essay about the experience on her media website.

"Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States," Couric wrote on Instagram. "On June 21st, I becam...

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  • September 28, 2022
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Longevity Calculator Could Aid Planning After Dementia Diagnosis

Longevity Calculator Could Aid Planning After Dementia Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- How long can someone newly diagnosed with dementia expect to live?

It’s a tough question but definitely one that many family members and friends grapple with after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia and begins to decline. Now, a new statistical model may help answer thi...

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  • September 28, 2022
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AHA News: The Benefits of Adding a Drizzle of Olive Oil to Your Diet

AHA News: The Benefits of Adding a Drizzle of Olive Oil to Your Diet

The ancient Greeks were on to something when they referred to olive oil as an "elixir of youth and health." Centuries later, research offers evidence about the benefits of olive oil in our daily diets.

Consuming more than half a tablespoon of olive oil a day may lower heart disease risk, a 2020 study found. And earlier this year, researche...

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  • September 28, 2022
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New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay) -- Japanese drugmaker Eisai on Wednesday said its experimental drug lecanemab helped slow thinking declines among people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

The findings from a phase 3 clinical trial have yet to be peer-reviewed in any medical journal. But according to a company news release,...

  • By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 28, 2022
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'Breakthrough' Infections After COVID Vaccine Can Help Prevent Future Illness

'Breakthrough' Infections After COVID Vaccine Can Help Prevent Future Illness

It's very frustrating to get a COVID-19 vaccine and then wind up catching the virus anyway.

But these breakthrough infections actually do you a world of good, providing a powerful boost to your existing vaccine-induced immune protection, a new study reports.

People infected after getting a basic two-dose COVID vaccination experienced...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 28, 2022
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Regular Weightlifting Could Lengthen Your Life

Regular Weightlifting Could Lengthen Your Life

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Combining weightlifting with aerobic exercise can significantly lower your odds dying early, especially from heart disease, new research shows.

Depending how much weightlifting they did, older adults reduced their risk of premature death by between 9% and 22%, the study found...

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  • September 28, 2022
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Does Forced Cheerfulness at Work Lead to Burnout?

Does Forced Cheerfulness at Work Lead to Burnout?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Getting up on the wrong side of bed can happen to the best of folks. Not everyone greets every morning with a sunny disposition and big smile.

But when a bad mood overlaps with work, many people feel pressured to just snap out of it and "get happy."

New research suggest...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 28, 2022
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Study Probes Links Between Vaccines and Asthma in Kids, With Inconclusive Results

Study Probes Links Between Vaccines and Asthma in Kids, With Inconclusive Results

Aluminum in childhood vaccines has long been the cause of speculation about a potential link to allergies and asthma, but a new study designed to figure out whether there might be a connection did not come to a definitive conclusion.

While the federally funded study found a possible link, experts noted the research has important shortcomin...

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  • September 28, 2022
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Rise in Cases of Kids Infected With Virus Linked to Paralyzing Illness

Rise in Cases of Kids Infected With Virus Linked to Paralyzing Illness

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Cases of a virus that strikes children and teens and can trigger paralysis in rare cases have been increasing in the United States and could continue to do so this fall, health officials warned Tuesday.

Increases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), happen about every couple years. The outbreaks tend...

  • By Cara Murez and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • September 28, 2022
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Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

Use of the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin is increasing among young people, and calls to poison control centers and visits to the emergency room are also on the rise.

This is mostly because young children and teens are accidentally ingesting more of the supplement than is safe, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and P...

  • By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 28, 2022
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Medicare Monthly Premiums to Drop for Seniors

Medicare Monthly Premiums to Drop for Seniors

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Millions of seniors who had to pay high increases in Medicare premiums this year will get a break in 2023 when they see a rare drop in monthly premiums for Medicare Part B.

The rate decrease is 3%, which will reduce what most people pay for a variety of outpatient care by $5.20 -- to $164.90 ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 28, 2022
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Two Cases Show COVID Virus Mutating Around Standard Treatment Remdesivir

Two Cases Show COVID Virus Mutating Around Standard Treatment Remdesivir

Patients with weakened immune systems could be inadvertently helping COVID-19 develop resistance to the antiviral drug remdesivir, a new study reports.

After lengthy COVID infections, two kidney transplant patients on immune-suppressing drugs to prevent organ rejection developed a mutated version of SARS-CoV-2 resistant to remdesivir, acco...

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  • September 28, 2022
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More Evidence COVID Vaccination Can Cause Temporary Change in Menstrual Cycle

More Evidence COVID Vaccination Can Cause Temporary Change in Menstrual Cycle

Women may experience a small, but temporary, delay in their menstrual cycle after receiving a COVID shot, a new study finds.

The delay was, on average, less than one day and, for most women, it resolved after the first cycle post-vaccination, according to this research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The results mirrored ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 28, 2022
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El aroma a humano: qué atrae a los mosquitos a la piel de las personas

El aroma a humano: qué atrae a los mosquitos a la piel de las personas

A una persona quizá le atraiga un aroma en particular, y a los mosquitos les pasa lo mismo.

Los molestos insectos quizá se sientan atraídos por un coctel químico de olores que emanan de la piel, según un nuevo estudio.

La atracción es una combinación de dióxido de carbono más dos compuestos, el ácido 2-cetoglutárico y el ...

  • Hola Doctor and Cara Murez
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  • September 27, 2022
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Donating Portion of Your Liver to Someone in Need Is Safe, Life-Saving: Study

Donating Portion of Your Liver to Someone in Need Is Safe, Life-Saving: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of people die every year while waiting for a liver transplant. Living-donor transplantation holds the potential to save many of these lives, yet remains underused in the United States.

During the procedure, a portion of a donor's liver is removed and transplanted into...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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Canada to Remove All COVID Border Restrictions Oct. 1

Canada to Remove All COVID Border Restrictions Oct. 1

All COVID travel restrictions in Canada will be gone starting on Oct. 1, health officials announced Tuesday.

Both international and domestic travelers to the country will be able to give up such pandemic mainstays as submitting mandatory health information through ArriveCAN when entering the country and proof of vaccination or COVID-19 tes...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

To help consumers ascertain the nutritional value of foods more easily, the Biden administration said Tuesday it will propose putting nutrition labels on the front of packaging instead of on the back.

The proposal will be paired with an update on criteria for what foods can be called “healthy.”

Both are part of an effort “to...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children who fall ill with COVID-19 may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of more than 285,000 children with COVID, 0.04% were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next six months. While that's a small ...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 27, 2022
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