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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.

In Experiments, Mice Got Ill From Raw Milk Carrying Bird Flu Virus

In Experiments, Mice Got Ill From Raw Milk Carrying Bird Flu Virus

Confirming the dangers of drinking raw cow's milk when the H5N1 avian flu virus is circulating in U.S. dairy herds, researchers found that mice fed the milk quickly got ill.

"Our data indicate that HPAI A[H5N1] virus in untreated milk can infect susceptible animals that consume it," concluded a team led by virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka, of...

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  • May 24, 2024
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Colon Cancers Are Rising Among the Young: Know the Warning Signs

Colon Cancers Are Rising Among the Young: Know the Warning Signs

Colon cancer is increasingly hitting Americans under the age of 50, and a new study outlines the warning signs that these young patients first encounter.

The analysis was based on data from 80 different studies, involving almost 25 million patients under the age of 50.

In nearly half (45%) of cases, blood in stools was an initial s...

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  • May 24, 2024
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FDA Panel Gives Nod to Blood Test for Colon Cancer

FDA Panel Gives Nod to Blood Test for Colon Cancer

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended the approval of a new blood test that can spot colon cancer.

The panel voted 7-2 that the benefits outweighed the risks when using the Guardant Health's Shield test for colon cancer.

“The advisory committee’s strong support for the approval of Shield ...

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  • May 24, 2024
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Louisiana Votes to Make Abortion Pills Controlled Substances

Louisiana Votes to Make Abortion Pills Controlled Substances

Louisiana has become the first state to pass a law that designates abortion pills as dangerous controlled substances.

Once Gov. Jeff Landry signs the bill into law, as he is expected to do, possession of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol without a prescription would be a crime punishable with possible fines and jail time.

Louisi...

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  • May 24, 2024
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Ozempic Lowers Odds for Death, Illness in People With Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Ozempic Lowers Odds for Death, Illness in People With Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Ozempic provides a wide variety of health benefits for people with kidney disease and type 2 diabetes, a major clinical trial has found.

The drug significantly reduces the risk of severe kidney events, heart problems and death from any cause in patients who have both conditions, researchers found.

“These benefits signify a profound...

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  • May 24, 2024
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HPV Vaccine Is Also Preventing Cancers in Men: Study

HPV Vaccine Is Also Preventing Cancers in Men: Study

Development and uptake of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine has been crucial in reducing rates of virus-linked cervical cancers in women.

Now, the accumulated data suggests the vaccine is saving men from fatal cancers, too.

Overall, men who got the vaccine [typically as boys] saw their odds for HPV-linked cancers slashed in ha...

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  • May 24, 2024
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AI Might Help Spot Breast Cancer's Spread Without Biopsy

AI Might Help Spot Breast Cancer's Spread Without Biopsy

New AI can help detect breast cancer that is spreading to other parts of the body, without the need for biopsies, a new study finds.

The AI analyzes MRI scans to detect the presence of cancer cells in the lymph nodes under the arms, researchers said.

In clinical practice, the AI could help avoid 51% of unnecessary surgical biopsies t...

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  • May 24, 2024
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Most Young Breast Cancer Survivors Can Have Children

Most Young Breast Cancer Survivors Can Have Children

Most young breast cancer survivors can go on to have children despite the effects of their lifesaving treatment, a new study shows.

About 73% of breast cancer survivors attempting to conceive achieved a pregnancy and 65% had a live birth, researchers report.

Those who opted for egg/embryo freezing prior to cancer treatment tended to ...

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  • May 24, 2024
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Subtle Mental Declines Occur Before Older Folk Quit Driving

Subtle Mental Declines Occur Before Older Folk Quit Driving

One of the toughest decisions seniors face is when to give up their keys and stop driving.

Even slight changes to the ability to remember, think and reason can lead a senior to decide to stop driving, a new study finds.

Impaired cognitive function foreshadows the decision of many seniors to give up driving, even more so than age or p...

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  • May 24, 2024
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New Steps Towards a Male Birth Control Pill

New Steps Towards a Male Birth Control Pill

For decades, the responsibility for birth control has fallen largely on women, but new research suggests a birth control pill for men might one day become a reality.

How does it work? It targets a protein required for fertility, scientists report.

The protein, called serine/threonine kinase 33 (STK33), is enriched in the testicles an...

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  • May 24, 2024
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Stroke Rates Are Rising, Especially Among the Young

Stroke Rates Are Rising, Especially Among the Young

The rate at which Americans under the age of 65 suffered a stroke rose by about 15% between 2011 and 2022, new government data shows.

That was true even among the young: The rate of stroke jumped 14.6% among people ages 18 to 44 during the study period, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

It's ...

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  • May 23, 2024
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Costs, Side Effects Drive Folks to Quit New Weight-Loss Meds

Costs, Side Effects Drive Folks to Quit New Weight-Loss Meds

Three months after starting one of the new GLP-1 weight-loss drugs, more than a quarter of patients have already quit the medications, and by a year from first use more than a third have stopped, new research shows.

Reasons for quitting Wegovy, Ozempic or similar drugs may include cost or gastrointestinal side effects, said a team led by U...

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  • May 23, 2024
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'Moving Forward': Battling Parkinson's, He's Rowing His Way to Paralympic Games

'Moving Forward': Battling Parkinson's, He's Rowing His Way to Paralympic Games

For decades, Todd Vogt has been dedicated to the sport of rowing, believing he was in peak physical condition. Then, a series of symptoms began to emerge, turning his life upside down.

"My left arm stopped swinging, and I felt incredibly fatigued," Vogt, 49, recalled. "Eventually, a tremor developed in my hand, and I slowly began to reali...

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  • May 23, 2024
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CDC Reports Second Dairy Worker Infected With Bird Flu

CDC Reports Second Dairy Worker Infected With Bird Flu

A second case of bird flu has been detected in another dairy worker, this time in Michigan, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

The first case was reported in a dairy worker in Texas in early April.

Officials said the Michigan individual, who only experienced mild symptoms, contracted the H5N1 virus after being exposed to infec...

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  • May 23, 2024
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1 in 9 U.S. Children Have Been Diagnosed With ADHD

1 in 9 U.S. Children Have Been Diagnosed With ADHD

About 1 in 9 American children have ever received an ADHD diagnosis, slightly more than the number of kids currently being treated for the disorder, a new study shows.

About 7.1 million kids (11.4%) have ever been diagnosed with ADHD, according to findings published May 23 in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

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  • May 23, 2024
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Ultra-Processed Foods Could Be Harming Your Brain

Ultra-Processed Foods Could Be Harming Your Brain

Ultra-processed foods are bad for more than your waistline: New research shows they seem to raise the risk of stroke and dementia-related memory or thinking problems.

A 10% increase in the amount of ultra-processed foods a person eats is associated with a 16% higher risk of cognitive problems, researchers found.

Likewise, greater int...

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  • May 23, 2024
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Parents' Vaping Might Help Spur Eczema in Kids

Parents' Vaping Might Help Spur Eczema in Kids

A mom or dad who vapes at home might be setting their child up for eczema, new research suggests.

In a study involving data from over 35,000 U.S. households, children with a parent who used e-cigarettes had a 24% higher odds for eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) than kids with two non-vaping parents did.

"Our results suggest t...

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  • May 23, 2024
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Science Pinpoints Nutrients Crucial to Brain Health

Science Pinpoints Nutrients Crucial to Brain Health

Specific nutrients could play a pivotal role in the healthy aging of your brain, a new study finds.

What’s more, those nutrients correlate closely with those found in the Mediterranean diet, an eating pattern already associated with healthy brain aging, researchers report.

The identified nutrients “align with the extensive body o...

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  • May 23, 2024
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Shared Fentanyl Pipe Residue a New Overdose Danger

Shared Fentanyl Pipe Residue a New Overdose Danger

San Francisco researchers report that smoking has now replaced injections as the most common way of ingesting illicit fentanyl.

That switch has created a potentially deadly new danger, however, as fentanyl residues slowly build up in shared equipment used to smoke the drug.

Study author Dr. David Ciccarone likened it to a prior scour...

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  • May 23, 2024
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Want to Feel Less Lonely? Spend Money on Experiences, not Things

Want to Feel Less Lonely? Spend Money on Experiences, not Things

Materialism could be fueling America’s epidemic of loneliness and isolation, a new study claims.

People who spend their money on experiences tend to have stronger feelings of social connection with others than those who purchase belongings, a series of psychological experiments has revealed.

For example, people tend to feel more co...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 23, 2024
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