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30 Sep

Adults With Allergy-Induced Asthma Are Not At Increased Risk Of Severe Covid-19, New Study Finds.

However, researchers say the same is not true for patients with non-allergic asthma.

29 Sep

Menopause Symptoms Aren't Just Bothersome They May Increase The Risk Of Heart Disease.

But hot flashes by themselves don't appear to be a health threat, researchers say.

28 Sep

Children Exposed To Diabetes In The Womb At Increased Risk of Heart Disease As Teens And Young Adults.

The most common diagnoses include high blood pressure and blocked blood flow to the heart, researchers say.

HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds.

Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young Swedish women, those who'd gotten the HPV vaccine were about two-thirds less likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer th...

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  • September 30, 2020
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Pancreas Size, Shape Can Return to Normal in Diabetes Remission: Study

Pancreas Size, Shape Can Return to Normal in Diabetes Remission: Study

Reversing type 2 diabetes can restore the pancreas to its normal size and shape, a new study finds.

Previous research found that with remission of type 2 diabetes through significant weight loss, natural insulin-production can return to levels similar to people who have never had diabetes.

The new study is the first to show t...

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  • September 30, 2020
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Mental Health Issues Double the Odds of Dying With COVID-19, Study Finds

Mental Health Issues Double the Odds of Dying With COVID-19, Study Finds

People suffering from a psychiatric disorder could be more than twice as likely to die if they become infected with COVID-19, a new study suggests.

Folks diagnosed with any type of psychiatric problem -- anxiety or depression, dementia, psychosis -- were up to 2.3 times more likely to die in the hospital from COVID-19, researchers foun...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • September 30, 2020
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Dangerous Ink: Tattoos Might Lead to Body's Overheating

Dangerous Ink: Tattoos Might Lead to Body's Overheating

Using your body as a canvas for tattoos might come at a price for your health.

New research suggests that all that ink impedes natural sweating -- and that might cause the body to overheat.

The study found that tattooed skin on arms "has reduced sweat rates, and thus potential heat loss capacity, during [whole-body heating], ...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • September 30, 2020
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Why Early Bedtime May Be Best for People With Type 2 Diabetes

Why Early Bedtime May Be Best for People With Type 2 Diabetes

It's long been said that early to bed, early to rise can make you healthy, wealthy and wise. Now, new research supports at least the health benefits.

A study of people with type 2 diabetes found that night owls -- people who go to bed late and get up late -- tend to get little exercise, putting their health at greater risk.

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • September 30, 2020
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Obamacare Means 2 Million Fewer Americans Face Catastrophic Medical Bills Each Year

Obamacare Means 2 Million Fewer Americans Face Catastrophic Medical Bills Each Year

Since the passage of "Obamacare," fewer Americans are facing insurmountable medical bills -- but the benefit does not seem to be reaching people with private insurance, a new study shows.

Researchers found that after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented, the number of Americans incurring "catastrophic" health care expenses eac...

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  • September 30, 2020
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More U.S. Women Using Marijuana to Help Ease Menopause: Study

More U.S. Women Using Marijuana to Help Ease Menopause: Study

A growing number of middle-aged women are turning to marijuana to help soothe symptoms of menopause, new research indicates.

About one-third of older female U.S. veterans said they had either tried to treat their menopause symptoms with cannabis products or planned to experiment with marijuana in the future, according to results presen...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • September 30, 2020
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What Foods, Medicines Can Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk?

What Foods, Medicines Can Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk?

Certain nutrients, foods and medicines may help protect you against colon cancer, a large research review suggests.

A team of international researchers led by Dr. Marc Bardou, of Dijon Bourgogne University Hospital in France, reviewed about 80 studies that examined how diet and certain medicines affected colon cancer risk. The studies ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • September 30, 2020
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AHA News: Despite Same Symptoms, Men and Women Don't Always Get Same Mini-Stroke Diagnosis

AHA News: Despite Same Symptoms, Men and Women Don't Always Get Same Mini-Stroke Diagnosis

A transient ischemic attack, often called a mini-stroke, usually doesn't last long or cause permanent damage. But it still needs medical attention, because it may be warning of a future stroke that can have dire consequences.

Research has shown women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with TIAs, and a study published Wednesday in t...

AHA News: Lung Injuries Should Be a Warning About Vaping's Risks

AHA News: Lung Injuries Should Be a Warning About Vaping's Risks

The patients, most of them young, began showing up at hospitals in the spring of 2019. Some were coughing, out of breath or feverish. Some were vomiting or had diarrhea. Some ended up in intensive care, needing oxygen.

Some died.

They had been vaping, and their condition acquired the name EVALI, for e-cigarette or vaping product ...

Most American Families Facing Financial Danger During Pandemic: Poll

Most American Families Facing Financial Danger During Pandemic: Poll

More than 60% of households with children in the United States have struggled with serious financial problems during the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows.

Black and Hispanic households with children have borne the brunt of the hardships, which include struggles to afford medical care, depletion of household savings and diffic...

  • Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
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  • September 30, 2020
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Was FDA Lax in Approving Opioids Too Easily?

Was FDA Lax in Approving Opioids Too Easily?

For at least two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been approving new formulations of prescription opioids without requiring drug manufacturers to gather important information on safety and effectiveness, a new study claims.

The FDA approved dozens of these highly addictive medications for treatment of chronic pain bet...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • September 30, 2020
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Pets Helped People Cope During Pandemic Lockdown: Study

Pets Helped People Cope During Pandemic Lockdown: Study

Pets helped many people cope with the mental stress of being locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds.

It included 6,000 people in Britain who were under lockdown between March 23 and June 1. About 90% had at least one pet.

Of those, more than 90% said their pet helped them cope emotionally with ...

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  • September 30, 2020
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Study Sheds Light on Why COVID-19 Hits Elderly Hardest

Study Sheds Light on Why COVID-19 Hits Elderly Hardest

Elderly people who get COVID-19 have lower levels of important immune cells, which may explain why they are more likely than younger patients to have severe symptoms or die, new research suggests.

For the study, the researchers analyzed blood samples from 30 people with mild COVID-19, ranging in age from the mid-20s to late-90s. Compar...

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  • September 30, 2020
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Early Results Show Moderna's COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective in Older People

Early Results Show Moderna's COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective in Older People

One of the big questions around any new COVID-19 vaccine is: Will it safely protect those at highest risk from the illness -- older people?

Now, the results of an early phase 1 trial in 40 adults over the age of 55 suggests that one vaccine, under development by drugmaker Moderna, elicits an immune system response that's equal to that ...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • September 29, 2020
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During Stress of Pandemic, Know Suicide's Warning Signs

During Stress of Pandemic, Know Suicide's Warning Signs

Financial struggles, social isolation and anxiety are triggering feelings of hopelessness and helplessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it's important to know the warning signs when someone is contemplating suicide, an expert says.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released earlier this year showed a 25%...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • September 29, 2020
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Air Pollutants, Metals Are Reaching The Placenta,  Study Finds

Air Pollutants, Metals Are Reaching The Placenta, Study Finds

Metals and other air pollutants have been found in the placentas of new mothers, which means such pollutants may be able to reach the fetus, researchers report.

"Our study for the first time shows that inhaled carbon particulate matter in air pollution travels in the blood stream, and is taken up by important cells in the placenta. We ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • September 29, 2020
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Exposing Babies to Wheat Very Early Might Prevent Celiac Disease: Study

Exposing Babies to Wheat Very Early Might Prevent Celiac Disease: Study

Childhood risk for developing the allergic/autoimmune disorder known as celiac disease might be eliminated if infants were exposed to gluten as early as 4 months of age, new British research suggests.

The observation is based on work with 1,300 infants. Half were exposed to solid foods -- including wheat protein -- at an age that conf...

  • Alan Mozes
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  • September 29, 2020
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Allowing More Gay Men to Donate Corneas Could Save Sight for Thousands: Study

Allowing More Gay Men to Donate Corneas Could Save Sight for Thousands: Study

U.S. and Canadian restrictions on cornea donations from gay and bisexual men prevent thousands of vision-restoring transplants and need to be changed, researchers say.

A corneal transplant can cure some forms of blindness and visual impairment. The United States bans men from donating if they have had gay sex in the past five years; Ca...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • September 29, 2020
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Pandemic Has More Americans Turning to Booze

Pandemic Has More Americans Turning to Booze

Is the coronavirus pandemic driving people to drink?

Yes, a new U.S. survey shows, and the greatest spike in alcohol use is being seen in women.

Overall, there was a 14% jump in drinking frequency this past spring among U.S. adults over 30 when compared to last year at the same time, researchers found. Among women, drinki...

  • Alan Mozes
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  • September 29, 2020
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