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07 Feb

Vitamin D May Lower the Risk of Diabetes in Millions of Adults, Study Finds

Adults with prediabetes who took vitamin D supplements had lower odds of progressing to type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

06 Feb

Breast MRI Superior Method for Detecting Cancer in Women with Dense Breasts and Negative Mammogram, Study Finds

Researchers compare 4 common supplemental breast cancer tests and find breast MRI is the most effective at detecting cancer in women with dense breasts.

03 Feb

Antidepressants Are Often Prescribed for Chronic Pain, But Do They Work?

A new study finds while some antidepressants help certain pain conditions, others are either ineffective or the evidence is inconclusive.

Hispanic, Black Americans on Dialysis Face Higher Risks for Dangerous Infections

Hispanic, Black Americans on Dialysis Face Higher Risks for Dangerous Infections

Kidney disease patients on dialysis are 100 times more likely to contract a dangerous blood infection than people not receiving the treatment -- and that risk is borne primarily by Hispanic and Black Americans, U.S. government health officials say.

Hispanic patients are 40% more likely than white patients to develop a staph bloodstream inf...

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Golf Is Healthy Exercise for Seniors, Study Confirms

Golf Is Healthy Exercise for Seniors, Study Confirms

Want to stay healthy well into your golden years? Grab a bag of clubs and hit the green, new research suggests.

Golfing beat walking or even Nordic walking (a full-body workout that consists of walking using specialized poles) when it came to improving several key measures of heart health in the small study.

“The results of this st...

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  • February 7, 2023
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Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Odds for Long COVID in Half

Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Odds for Long COVID in Half

People who get COVID-19 are at risk for long-term health consequences, but a healthy lifestyle may protect against long COVID, a new study suggests.

Women who maintained six healthy habits -- a healthy weight, didn't smoke, exercised regularly, slept and ate well, and drank alcohol in moderation -- cut their risk of long COVID by about 50%...

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  • February 7, 2023
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AHA News: Improving Heart Health at Midlife and Beyond Could Lower Future Risk of Stroke, Dementia

AHA News: Improving Heart Health at Midlife and Beyond Could Lower Future Risk of Stroke, Dementia

Good heart health promotes better brain health and can help reduce the risk for stroke and dementia. But is it ever too late to make a difference? New research suggests the answer is "no."

The study, to be presented Wednesday at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Dallas, found that improving heart health i...

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  • February 7, 2023
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Vitamin D Could Be Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes

Vitamin D Could Be Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes

Vitamin D supplements are typically used to guard against bone loss and fractures, but new research offers up another possibility: For folks with pre-diabetes, they may help lower the chances of a full diabetes diagnosis.

Across three clinical trials, investigators found that vitamin D supplements were modestly effective in curbing the ris...

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  • February 7, 2023
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More Than 400 Snacks, Sandwiches Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

More Than 400 Snacks, Sandwiches Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) – A variety of sandwiches, salads, wraps, snacks and yogurt made by the company Fresh Ideation Food Group have been recalled because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

All of the products have a “Fresh Creative Cuisine” label or an identifier on the bottom of the label w...

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  • February 7, 2023
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Advent of Electric Cars Is Already Improving Health

Advent of Electric Cars Is Already Improving Health

Electric cars are still in the minority on America's roads, yet researchers are already seeing health benefits from reduced tailpipe pollution.

In a new California study, neighborhoods with the most all-electric cars -- called zero-emission vehicles -- saw a decline in asthma-related emergency room visits. Researchers believe this was a r...

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  • February 7, 2023
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Kisspeptin: Is Injected Hormone the Remedy for Flagging Libido?

Kisspeptin: Is Injected Hormone the Remedy for Flagging Libido?

If you are one of the millions of people distressed by low libido, help may be on the way in the form of a new hormone shot.

Two new British studies suggest that injections of the hormone kisspeptin could boost sexual desire in men and women. When folks with low sexual desire received kisspeptin shots, areas of their brains charged wi...

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  • February 7, 2023
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Shark Bites Are Declining Worldwide

Shark Bites Are Declining Worldwide

It's a little safer to get into the water: Unprovoked shark attacks dropped to a 10-year low worldwide in 2022, shark watchers say.

A total of 57 unprovoked bites occurred in 2022, tying with 2020 for the fewest number of reported incidents during the last 10 years, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack...

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  • February 7, 2023
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Kids Conceived Via IVF Have No Higher Risk of Heart Issues

Kids Conceived Via IVF Have No Higher Risk of Heart Issues

The heart health of children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) is similar to that of their naturally conceived peers, researchers have found.

The large study found no robust difference in blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and glucose measurements between kids conceived naturally and those conceived using assisted reprod...

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  • February 7, 2023
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Knowing Someone Who's Been Ill or Died of COVID Pushes Folks to Get Vaccine: Study

Knowing Someone Who's Been Ill or Died of COVID Pushes Folks to Get Vaccine: Study

A new study shows the importance of the messenger when trying to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

People who know someone who was sickened by the virus or who died from it were twice as likely to get their own vaccinations, researchers report.

“This study shows that the messenger matters more than the message: Hea...

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  • February 7, 2023
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Targeted Drug Tagrisso Could Be Advance Against Lung Cancer

Targeted Drug Tagrisso Could Be Advance Against Lung Cancer

The best treatment for a genetically driven form of lung cancer continues to show lasting benefits, a new clinical trial update shows.

Tagrisso (osimertinib) nearly doubles disease-free survival in earlier-stage patients whose lung cancer is driven by a mutation in their EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) gene, researchers report.

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  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 6, 2023
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What Is Coronary Heart Disease?

What Is Coronary Heart Disease?

That seemingly sudden heart attack? It may have been triggered by underlying coronary heart disease.

Heart attack is a big event, but for some it might be the first sign of a problem that has been building for quite some time.

Coronary heart disease -- also known as coronary artery disease -- is the most common type of heart disease...

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  • February 6, 2023
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Hundreds of U.S. Doctors Lost Their Lives During Pandemic

Hundreds of U.S. Doctors Lost Their Lives During Pandemic

Many of America's doctors who were heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic paid the ultimate price for their efforts, a new analysis shows.

An estimated 622 extra deaths occurred among U.S. doctors aged 45 and over from the pandemic's onset in March 2020 through December 2021, researchers say.

Older doctors who provided direct care...

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  • February 6, 2023
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AHA News: Indigenous Populations May Have Higher Stroke Risk

AHA News: Indigenous Populations May Have Higher Stroke Risk

In highly developed countries, Indigenous populations may have a higher rate of stroke, according to new research that highlights a dire need for more data and well-designed studies.

Each year, nearly 12 million people worldwide have a stroke, which takes place when a vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked by a clot or the vessel ru...

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His Debilitating Back Pain Lasted Decades, Until a New Implant Changed Everything

His Debilitating Back Pain Lasted Decades, Until a New Implant Changed Everything

After living with disabling low back pain for nearly 30 years, Dennis Bassett, 64, finally has a new lease on life.

The Hempstead, N.Y., native injured his back in the 1980s when helping a friend. He tried everything to relieve his back pain, from self-medication, acupuncture, and chiropractor work to steroid injections, physical therapy a...

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  • February 6, 2023
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Got Bunions? Key Factors to Whether Surgery Will Work for You

Got Bunions? Key Factors to Whether Surgery Will Work for You

When it comes to bunions, millions of Americans are painfully familiar with the signs: Swelling, redness, a telltale bulge on the side of the big toe. Corns and calluses where other toes rub together. And pain. Lots and lots of pain.

Fortunately, when surgery is needed, it's usually a success. But not always.

So researchers have ste...

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  • February 6, 2023
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MRI Might Boost Cancer Detection for Women With Dense Breasts

MRI Might Boost Cancer Detection for Women With Dense Breasts

Nearly half of women have dense breast tissue, which can be a double whammy on their odds for breast cancer.

Not only are dense breasts a risk factor for cancer, but this glandular and fibrous connective tissue make it harder to detect cancers on a mammogram, the usual method for breast cancer screening.

New research looked at other ...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 6, 2023
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Rare But Dangerous Form of Eating Disorder Could Run in Families

Rare But Dangerous Form of Eating Disorder Could Run in Families

Genes may have a strong influence over whether kids develop an eating disorder marked by extremely limited food choices, a new study finds.

The study focused on a condition called avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). It's a relatively new diagnosis that describes people who severely limit the types or quantity of food they ea...

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  • February 6, 2023
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Measles Outbreak in Ohio Declared Over After 85 Cases

Measles Outbreak in Ohio Declared Over After 85 Cases

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) – A central Ohio measles outbreak among children who were not fully vaccinated is now over, public health officials announced Saturday.

Columbus Health declared the outbreak finished with no new cases after a period of 42 days -- the equivalent of two measles virus incubation periods.

In all, ...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 6, 2023
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