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19 May

HealthDay Now: Maternal Mortality Crisis Hits Black Mothers Hardest

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong will be joined by Stacey D. Stewart, the president & CEO of March of Dimes, and Dr. Chereena Walker, a hospitalist and mother of two from Missouri who experienced severe complications during her pregnancies. Stewart and Walker will discuss the risks that pregnant women — particularly women of color — face in the United States.

18 May

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Prevent Acne, New Study Finds

Researchers say acne patients often have low levels of Omega-3s, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

17 May

Several Mental Illnesses Share Genetic Similarities, New Study Finds

Genetics may explain why more than half of people with mental illness have two or three conditions, researchers say.

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds.

The move is expected be confirmed by a sign-off from CDC director Dr. Rochelle Wallensky, and follows on authorization from U.S. Food and Drug...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Closed Baby Formula Plant May Reopen by Next Week

Closed Baby Formula Plant May Reopen by Next Week

A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf told House lawmakers on Thursday.

The Abbott Nutrition's Michigan formula plant is the largest in the nation, and it was closed due to cont...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Two-Drug Inhaler Could Reduce Asthma Attacks

Two-Drug Inhaler Could Reduce Asthma Attacks

Two drugs are better than one when it comes to stopping asthma attacks in progress, a new clinical trial has found.

The study, of more than 3,100 asthma patients, found that a two-drug "rescue" inhaler worked better than a standard inhaler in thwarting severe asthma exacerbations -- helping some patients avoid trips to the hospital.

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  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Good News, Bad News on Black Americans and Cancer

Good News, Bad News on Black Americans and Cancer

A new report on how Black Americans are faring against cancer offers up a decidedly mixed picture.

The risk that a Black man or woman in America will die from cancer has steadily declined over the last two decades, the newly published research found.

Unfortunately, that risk still remains higher for Black Americans than for other rac...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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AHA News: Falls Can Be a Serious, Poorly Understood Threat to People With Heart Disease

AHA News: Falls Can Be a Serious, Poorly Understood Threat to People With Heart Disease

Falls pose a major risk to people with heart problems, and health experts need to do more to understand and prevent the danger, a new report says.

"Falls are very common," said Dr. Sarah Goodlin, senior author of the scientific statement from the American Heart Association. They are associated with serious injuries, and just the fear of fa...

  • By American Heart Association News and consumer healthday HealthDay Reporters
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  • May 19, 2022
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U.S. Hospitals Are Facing Shortage of Dye Needed for Life-Saving Scans

U.S. Hospitals Are Facing Shortage of Dye Needed for Life-Saving Scans

U.S. hospitals are running low on contrast dye injected into patients undergoing enhanced X-rays, CT scans and MRIs.

The fluid, which makes the routine but potentially life-saving scans readable, helps doctors identify clots in the heart and brain. The shortage is expected to last until at least June 30, the American Hospital Association (...

  • By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters
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  • May 19, 2022
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U.S. Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Keep Rising: CDC

U.S. Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Keep Rising: CDC

The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

So far, the agency's investigation has spotted 180 pediatric cases in 36 states and territories over the past seven months. That's an increase of 71 from the last time number...

  • Ernie Mundell and Cara Murez HealthDay Reporters
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  • May 19, 2022
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1 in 3 Americans Now Live in Areas Where Indoor Masks Advised, CDC Says

1 in 3 Americans Now Live in Areas Where Indoor Masks Advised, CDC Says

Masks may not be required, but Americans should consider wearing one anyway if they live in an area where COVID-19 case numbers are high, federal health officials said Wednesday.

That advice currently applies to about one-third of Americans, all of whom now live in areas with high levels of community transmission, according to the U.S. Ce...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Biden Invokes Defense Act to Boost Supply of Infant Formula

Biden Invokes Defense Act to Boost Supply of Infant Formula

Faced with mounting pressure to help desperate parents, President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the power of the wartime Defense Production Act to get more of the precious product into American homes.

Under the new powers, the federal government can use commercial aircraft or air cargo planes owned by the Defense Department to transport ...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts who recently traveled to Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

The illness does occasionally arise in the United States, but the Massachusetts case comes on the heels...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Could Video Games Boost a Child's Intelligence?

Could Video Games Boost a Child's Intelligence?

Folks often believe that video games rot a kid's mind, but a new study argues the opposite could be true.

Children actually might get a brain boost from playing hour after hour of video games, researchers report.

American kids between 9 and 10 years of age who spent more time playing video games experienced a significant increase in ...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Obesity Stigma Keeps Many From Life-Saving Cancer Screening: Study

Obesity Stigma Keeps Many From Life-Saving Cancer Screening: Study

Many people who are overweight or obese avoid cancer screening for fear of stigma and judgment about their weight, British researchers report.

In a review of 10 published studies, researchers found that many doctors around the world don't look kindly on patients with obesity, an attitude that can affect treatment and screening for breast, ...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Frail, But Living at Home: Program Helps Elderly Stay Strong

Frail, But Living at Home: Program Helps Elderly Stay Strong

It's never too late to start exercising -- and the right activities might help you stay independent in your home.

While building healthy habits at an earlier age can have some long-term benefits, adding physical activity can help at all ages, new research suggests.

A new study found that physically frail elderly people with low muscl...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

Is an upcoming final exam or big-time job interview stressing you out?

Hug your honey.

That's the takeaway from new research that showed how embracing your significant other can help calm women.

But sorry, guys, the same isn't true for you, according to the study published May 18 in the journal PLOS ONE.

"As a ...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Getting Vaccine After Infection Might Curb Long COVID

Getting Vaccine After Infection Might Curb Long COVID

Getting a COVID-19 shot after you've been infected could reduce your risk of developing prolonged COVID symptoms, or so-called long COVID, according to a new study.

"Our results suggest that vaccination of people previously infected may be associated with a reduction in the burden of long COVID on population health, at least in the first f...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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U.S. Pedestrians Dying at Highest Rate in 40 Years

U.S. Pedestrians Dying at Highest Rate in 40 Years

U.S. pedestrian deaths in 2021 were the highest in four decades, with an average of 20 deaths every day, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

An estimated 7,485 pedestrians were killed in 2021, which was 12% more than in 2020, preliminary data show.

The findings are "heartbreaking and unacceptable," said Jonathan A...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Obamacare Helped Extend Lives of People With Cancer

Obamacare Helped Extend Lives of People With Cancer

Cancer survival rates rose more in states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare than in those that did not, and rates increased most among Black patients and those in rural areas, according to a new study.

"Our findings provide further evidence of the importance of expanding Medicaid eligibility in all states, particularly considering the...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Study in Rats Offers Hope for New Parkinson's Therapy

Study in Rats Offers Hope for New Parkinson's Therapy

Experimental stem cell replacement therapy for Parkinson's disease shows promise in rats and will soon be tested in a human clinical trial, researchers say.

"We cannot be more excited by the opportunity to help individuals who suffer from [a] genetic form of Parkinson's disease, but the lessons learned from this trial will also directly im...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 19, 2022
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Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, But Menopause Can Interfere

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, But Menopause Can Interfere

Many women remain sexually active into their 70s, but for others, menopause symptoms and chronic health issues get in the way.

That's among the findings from the latest University of Michigan Poll on Healthy Aging, which surveyed more than 1,200 U.S. women ages 50 to 80.

Overall, 43% said they were sexually active, be that intercours...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 18, 2022
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Could Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Acne?

Could Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Acne?

As many as 50 million Americans deal with acne. The blemishes can be painful and, for some, embarrassing.

Now, researchers may have found a new weapon to fight acne — one without harsh side effects.

A study in Germany has pinpointed omega-3 fatty acids — found in fish oil, wild salmon, nuts and seeds — as a nutrient helpful for...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 18, 2022
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