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01 Feb

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Volunteering

Growing evidence shows volunteering can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.

31 Jan

1 in 8 Americans Over 50 May Be Addicted to Food, New Study Finds

Many adults, 50-80 years of age, have an unhealthy relationship with highly processed foods that provide empty calories, researchers say.

30 Jan

Legalizing Pot Does Not Make It a Gateway Drug to More Harmful Substances, Study Finds

Legalizing recreational marijuana does not cause adults to try other illicit drugs, nor does it lead to additional behavioral and financial problems, researchers find.

Another Study Links 'Ultra-Processed' Foods to Higher Cancer Risk

Another Study Links 'Ultra-Processed' Foods to Higher Cancer Risk

Fizzy sodas, microwaveable meals and packaged cookies are convenient for people on the go, but these folks might not go as far as they’d like if that’s all they eat.

Ultra-processed foods appear to increase the risk of developing and dying from a variety of cancers, a new large-scale study says.

Every 10% increase of these foods...

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  • February 1, 2023
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Sleeping Pills Linked to Higher Risk for Dementia

Sleeping Pills Linked to Higher Risk for Dementia

Seniors who frequently take sleeping medications may be raising their risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study warns.

Sleep medications are one of the most commonly used medications in older adults, the authors say, but their frequent use may not be without harm.

Researchers found that older white adults who said t...

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  • February 1, 2023
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Even When at Low Risk, Some Women Should Remove Fallopian Tubes to Avoid Ovarian Cancer: Experts

Even When at Low Risk, Some Women Should Remove Fallopian Tubes to Avoid Ovarian Cancer: Experts

More women, even those at low risk for ovarian cancer, who have finished having children should have their fallopian tubes removed as a precaution to prevent the deadly disease, a leading research group has advised.

In new guidance released this week, the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance urged women who do not have mutations that put them ...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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CDC Warns of Dangerous Infection Risk With EzriCare Eyedrops

CDC Warns of Dangerous Infection Risk With EzriCare Eyedrops

U.S. health officials are investigating whether a specific brand of over-the-counter eyedrops are behind one death and dozens of bacterial infections in several states.

The infections have not been traced to preservative-free EzriCare Artificial Tears, but a majority of people who became ill reported using the drops, the U.S. Centers for D...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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52,000 Pounds of Sausage Products Recalled Due to Listeria Danger

52,000 Pounds of Sausage Products Recalled Due to Listeria Danger

A variety of ready-to-eat sausage and charcuterie products are being recalled because they may have come into contact with surfaces that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

The bacteria can cause an invasive infection and is especially dangerous in pregnant women, older adults and those with weakened immune systems.

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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AHA News: 11 Things to Know to Save a Life With CPR

AHA News: 11 Things to Know to Save a Life With CPR

When a heart stops, seconds matter. But too often, when someone has a cardiac arrest away from a hospital, people in a position to help don't.

Misunderstandings about CPR can keep people from acting. That costs lives. We asked experts to help clear things up.

You can't wait.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly ...

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  • February 1, 2023
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AHA News: 11 cosas a saber para salvar una vida con RCP

AHA News: 11 cosas a saber para salvar una vida con RCP

Cuando un corazón se detiene, cada segundo importa. Pero con demasiada frecuencia, cuando alguien sufre un paro cardíaco lejos de un hospital, las personas que pudieran ayudar no lo hacen.

Los malos entendidos acerca de la reanimación cardiopulmonar, o RCP, pueden impedir que las personas actúen. Eso cuesta vidas. Le pedimos ayuda a lo...

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  • February 1, 2023
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Ozempic: Dieters Who Use Scarce Diabetes Drug Could Face Side Effects

Ozempic: Dieters Who Use Scarce Diabetes Drug Could Face Side Effects

Mila Clarke started taking Ozempic in 2020 to help manage her diabetes, but was pleasantly surprised to find herself soon shedding pounds.

“I was like, this is really weird because I’m not having to try very hard to do this,” said Clarke, who has been diagnosed with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and chronicles her diabetes journey ...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancers: Rare, Silent and Deadly. Know the Signs

Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancers: Rare, Silent and Deadly. Know the Signs

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Bile duct and gallbladder cancers develop in organs deep inside the body, making them difficult to detect.

Knowing the signs of these rare cancers may help with earlier detection.

Gallbladder cancer and bile duct cancer are two separate diseases, according to Dr. Miral Sadaria Grandhi, dir...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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Many Young Americans Don't Realize Heart Attacks Can Hit Them Too: Poll

Many Young Americans Don't Realize Heart Attacks Can Hit Them Too: Poll

Dave Conway had a heart attack in 2018. He was only 30.

The Clintonville, Ohio, resident had been experiencing fatigue and shortness of breath, finally going to the emergency room with what he thought was pneumonia. Instead, he learned he’d had a “widowmaker” heart attack and a 100% blockage in a major artery.

“I thought peop...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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Poll Finds Many U.S. Women Confused About Medical Abortion

Poll Finds Many U.S. Women Confused About Medical Abortion

Changes in U.S. abortion laws have prompted confusion among women about medication abortion and emergency contraception, or the “morning-after” pill.

A new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) underscores this lack of awareness about what’s legal or not from state to state, including whether a full abortion ban is in place or a...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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Sports-Linked Cardiac Arrest Rare in Seniors, Study Finds

Sports-Linked Cardiac Arrest Rare in Seniors, Study Finds

The saga of Damar Hamlin's recent collapse during a football game has thrown the dangers of sports-related cardiac arrest into the spotlight.

What about this happening to someone much older?

A new study brings reassuring news: It’s rare for an older adult to have a sudden cardiac arrest during exercise, and those who do tend to...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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Sepsis Raises Odds for Heart Failure After Hospital Discharge

Sepsis Raises Odds for Heart Failure After Hospital Discharge

Having sepsis -- a life-threatening response to infection -- may put patients at risk for future heart failure and rehospitalization, according to a new study.

Sepsis is an extreme immune response to an infection in the body. It can cause that infection to spread throughout the body and lead to organ failure and possibly death.

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  • February 1, 2023
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Sleep Apnea Linked to Weaker Bones, Teeth

Sleep Apnea Linked to Weaker Bones, Teeth

People who have sleep apnea may have another issue to worry about — weaker bones and teeth.

Known as low bone-mineral density, the condition is an indicator of osteoporosis and can increase the risk of fractures and cause teeth to become loose and dental implants to fail, according to new research from the University at Buffalo (UB) in ...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 1, 2023
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Black Hairdressers May Be at High Risk From Toxic Chemicals

Black Hairdressers May Be at High Risk From Toxic Chemicals

Black and Hispanic women who work as hairdressers are exposed to an array of chemicals, including many that have not been previously identified, a small study finds.

Researchers found that compared with women of color in office jobs, hair stylists had higher levels of various chemicals in their urine. Those substances included expected one...

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  • January 31, 2023
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Celiac Disease Could Raise Heart Risks, Study Finds

Celiac Disease Could Raise Heart Risks, Study Finds

People with celiac disease may be more likely to develop heart disease despite having fewer traditional heart risks than other folks.

Celiac disease is an immune reaction that occurs when some people eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The only treatment is following a strict gluten-free diet.

People with celiac dis...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 31, 2023
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Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis, Canadian Province Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Hard Drugs

Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis, Canadian Province Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Hard Drugs

To fight an urgent opioid overdose crisis, a Canadian province took an unusual step on Tuesday.

British Columbia decriminalized small amounts of several hard drugs.

This includes up to 2.5 grams of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, the province's Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions said in a statement.

Going forward, police w...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 31, 2023
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What Is Chromium Picolinate? Do You Really Need It?

What Is Chromium Picolinate? Do You Really Need It?

Chromium picolinate is a supplement that many folks take, as it's touted to unlock insulin, burn fat and build muscle.

But do you really need to add it to your diet when the mineral chromium is already present in many foods, albeit in tiny amounts?

"There is little evidence or support for chromium supplementation, though advertisemen...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 31, 2023
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After Baby Formula Scandal, FDA Announces New Unit Focused on Food Safety

After Baby Formula Scandal, FDA Announces New Unit Focused on Food Safety

Stung by recent food safety scandals -- most notably last year's infant formula shortage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is creating a new unit devoted to food safety.

The newly dubbed Human Foods Program will wield wide-ranging powers.

"We’re proposing the creation of a unified, newly envisioned o...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 31, 2023
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Many Seniors Shunned In-Home Care During Pandemic, Worsening Health

Many Seniors Shunned In-Home Care During Pandemic, Worsening Health

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on older Americans.

A new study finds that many older adults declined medically necessary in-home care during the height of the pandemic in 2020 for fear of contracting the coronavirus, but doing so may have led to new or worsening health condition...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 31, 2023
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