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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.

Say Goodbye to PFAS Chemicals in Food Packaging: FDA

Say Goodbye to PFAS Chemicals in Food Packaging: FDA

PFAS "forever" chemicals, increasingly linked to health risks, will no longer be added to food packaging handled by American consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

"Grease-proofing materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances [PFAS] are no longer being sold for use in food packaging in the U.S.," ...

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  • February 28, 2024
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Number of Abortions Performed Per Month in U.S. Unchanged Since Fall of Roe v. Wade

Number of Abortions Performed Per Month in U.S. Unchanged Since Fall of Roe v. Wade

The historic overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022 has not had any significant effect on the number of abortions performed each month in the United States, new data shows.

The #WeCount report tracks abortion rates across the country for the nonprofit Society of Family Planning, a group promoting research on abortion and contraception.

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  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 28, 2024
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How Is Autism Diagnosed?

How Is Autism Diagnosed?

According to the advocacy group Autism Speaks, one in every 36 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Early diagnosis is crucial to helping to treat the condition, but how is a diagnosis done?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an updated review of what's involved in diagnosing autism in kids.

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 28, 2024
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What Is Measles, and How Can I Shield Myself & My Family?

What Is Measles, and How Can I Shield Myself & My Family?

Once thought to be a bygone disease, measles is making a comeback in the United States and globally as folks shun a safe, surefire way to prevent it: The measles vaccine.

But what is measles, and how easily does it spread? Drs. Aaron Milstone and Lisa Lockherd Maragakis, two infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimor...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 28, 2024
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Daily Marijuana Use Greatly Raises Odds for Heart Attack, Stroke

Daily Marijuana Use Greatly Raises Odds for Heart Attack, Stroke

Folks who use marijuana have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke, with the odds rising even higher when they partake every day, a new study finds.

Both daily and non-daily marijuana users had an increased risk of heart attack and stroke compared to non-users, researchers reported Feb. 28 in the Journal of the American Heart Assoc...

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  • February 28, 2024
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Mom's Grief During Pregnancy Could Pass Heart Trouble to Her Child

Mom's Grief During Pregnancy Could Pass Heart Trouble to Her Child

Babies born to mothers who experience profound grief during pregnancy may be vulnerable to heart failure much later in life, new research suggests.

"If future studies support our findings, the implementation of early screening for risk factors such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes in children born to mothers who experienced bereavemen...

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  • February 28, 2024
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Is It Allergies or Sinusitis? Many Folks Are Misdiagnosed

Is It Allergies or Sinusitis? Many Folks Are Misdiagnosed

What if you'd been treated for years for a condition, only to find out that you'd long ago been misdiagnosed?

That's what's happening to a sizable number of Americans who are taking allergy meds (to little effect) when in fact they have chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), a new study contends.

“We have seen so many patients suffer for so...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 28, 2024
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Your Brain Feels Better When Music Is Live, Not Recorded: Study

Your Brain Feels Better When Music Is Live, Not Recorded: Study

Live musical performances speak to the soul, stimulating the brain in ways more powerful than listening to a recorded tune does, new research finds.

“Our study showed that pleasant and unpleasant emotions performed as live music elicited much higher and more consistent activity in the amygdala [the emotional center of the brain] than rec...

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  • February 28, 2024
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Yoga Brings Brain Benefits to Women at Risk for Alzheimer's

Yoga Brings Brain Benefits to Women at Risk for Alzheimer's

In a new study, yoga appears to have bolstered the brain health of older women who had risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.

The study can't prove that the ancient practice will slow or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but it did seem to reverse some forms of neurological decline, researchers said.

“That is what yoga is good for -...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 28, 2024
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Radon a Bigger Threat to Rural Homes

Radon a Bigger Threat to Rural Homes

Rural homeowners face a greater threat from odorless, radioactive radon gas than people living in urban areas, and it's likely due to the wells they rely on for their water supply, a new study shows.

On average, people living in rural communities are exposed to 30% higher residential radon levels than people in cities and suburbs, research...

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  • February 28, 2024
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Try Mindfulness, Talk Therapy to Ease Mood, Memory Issues of Menopause

Try Mindfulness, Talk Therapy to Ease Mood, Memory Issues of Menopause

Mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy can help ease the mood and sleep problems associated with menopause, a new review says.

Women experienced statistically significant improvements in anxiety and depression following mindfulness therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, according to an analysis of 30 studies involving m...

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  • February 28, 2024
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Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Cases in Midwest, Western U.S.

Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Cases in Midwest, Western U.S.

Pesticides and herbicides used in farming appear to increase people’s risk of Parkinson’s disease, a new, preliminary study finds.

People exposed to pesticides and herbicides are 25% to 36% more likely to develop Parkinson’s, according to a study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s upcoming annual meeting in Apri...

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  • February 28, 2024
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What Is Chronic Sinusitis, and How Is it Treated?

What Is Chronic Sinusitis, and How Is it Treated?

Stuffy, sneezing, miserable: folks plagued by chronic sinusitis know the feeling all too well.

Experts at University of Cincinnati Health say it's also an all-too-common affliction, affecting an estimated 14.6% of Americans.

What is chronic sinusitis?

The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull at the back ...

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  • February 27, 2024
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Lab Study Questions Safety of Tattoo Ink Ingredients

Lab Study Questions Safety of Tattoo Ink Ingredients

Tattoos are a trendy way to decorate your body, but a new study reveals that the inks used in the process often contain unlisted substances that could cause health problems.

An analysis of tattoo inks from nine manufacturers in the United States found the contents rarely matched the label of the product.

Of 54 inks analyzed, nine out...

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  • February 27, 2024
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How to Calm Your Child After a Nightmare

How to Calm Your Child After a Nightmare

Most parents have experienced it: Your young child wakes up distraught, sure that the nightmare they've just suffered through is real.

Dr. Anis Rehman, an internal medicine specialist and consultant to the Sleep Foundation, says that about half of kids ages 3 to 6 experience frequent nightmares, and about 20% of kids ages 6 to 12 do. Both...

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  • February 27, 2024
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Cyberattack Stalls Prescription Dispensing at UnitedHealth

Cyberattack Stalls Prescription Dispensing at UnitedHealth

For nearly a week, prescription drug orders have been disrupted at thousands of pharmacies as the largest health insurer in the United States tries to fully restore services following a cyberattack.

The security breach was first detected last Wednesday at Change Healthcare, a division of UnitedHealth Group, and two senior federal law enfo...

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  • February 27, 2024
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Eye Ointments Sold at Walmart, CVS Recalled Due to Infection Risk

Eye Ointments Sold at Walmart, CVS Recalled Due to Infection Risk

Eye ointment products made in India and sold in the United States at Walmart, CVS and other retailers are being recalled due to a danger of infection.

Brassica Pharma Pvt. Ltd., of Maharastra, India, said it is recalling various eye lubricant products labeled Equate, CVS Health and AACE. Recalled products will have expiration dates rangin...

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  • February 27, 2024
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Fast-Food Outlets, Bars Aren't Great Neighbors for Your Heart

Fast-Food Outlets, Bars Aren't Great Neighbors for Your Heart

Living close to a pub, bar or fast-food restaurant doesn’t do your heart any favors, a new study finds.

Folks who live in close proximity to such establishments have a higher risk of heart failure, compared to those who live farther away, researchers report in the Feb. 27 issue of the journal Circulation: Heart Failure

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  • February 27, 2024
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1 in 5 People Who Attempt Suicide Have No Prior Mental Illness

1 in 5 People Who Attempt Suicide Have No Prior Mental Illness

One out of every five adults who attempt suicide never met the criteria for a mental illness by the time the attempt happened, new research shows.

“This finding challenges clinical notions of who is at risk for suicidal behavior and raises questions about the safety of limiting suicide risk screening to psychiatric populations,” conclu...

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  • February 27, 2024
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One Way to Reduce Child Obesity: Get Kids Moving More in Class

One Way to Reduce Child Obesity: Get Kids Moving More in Class

Regular standing and walking activities in the classroom can aid in the fight against childhood obesity, a new study shows.

Children who took part in the Active Movement program experienced an 8% reduction in their waist-to-height ratio, according to results from British primary schools.

Participation in sports also increased by 10%...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 27, 2024
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