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12 May

Weight In Young Girls Linked To Eating Disorder Risk

Body mass index in girls as young as 7 may be a warning sign of future anorexia nervosa or bulimia, according to a new study.

11 May

Heart Complications After COVID-19 Are Rare In College Athletes, New Study Finds

Researchers say athletes with asymptomatic or mild cases of COVID-19 may not need heart tests before returning to play

10 May

Women With Heart Attack Symptoms Treated Less Urgently Than Men, Study Finds

Women rushed to the ER with chest pain wait longer for treatment and receive fewer basic heart tests, researchers say.

Debunking Social Media Myth, Study Finds COVID Vaccine Won't Harm Placenta

Debunking Social Media Myth, Study Finds COVID Vaccine Won't Harm Placenta

Contrary to misleading reports spread on social media, a new study finds the COVID-19 vaccine does no damage to the placenta in pregnancy.

In a study of placentas from patients who were vaccinated for COVID-19 during pregnancy, researchers found no evidence of any harm.

"The placenta is like the black box in an airplane. If somethin...

Could a Vaccine Against Future Pandemics Be on the Way?

Could a Vaccine Against Future Pandemics Be on the Way?

An ambitious new vaccine effort is taking aim at future coronavirus mutations that may threaten global health down the road.

So far, the "pan-coronavirus vaccine" has proven 100% effective in testing among monkeys, investigators reported.

"Large outbreaks of coronaviruses have occurred three times in the last 18 years," explaine...

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'Mind-Reading' Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text

'Mind-Reading' Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A microchip implanted in the brain has allowed a paralyzed man to communicate by text — at speeds that approach the typical smartphone user.

The achievement is the latest advance in "brain-computer interface" (BCI) systems.

Scientists have been studying BCI technology ...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 12, 2021
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Feel Younger Than Your Age? You Might Live Longer

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You Might Live Longer

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Can feeling young at heart, or at least younger than your actual age, help older people live healthier, longer lives?

Yes, according to researchers in Germany.

"Individuals who feel younger than they chronologically are seem to benefit from their younger subjective age in...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 12, 2021
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Moderna Vaccine Can Trigger Red, Itchy 'COVID Arm,' But It's Temporary

Moderna Vaccine Can Trigger Red, Itchy 'COVID Arm,' But It's Temporary

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In rare cases, people who receive the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may experience a red, itchy patch of skin a few days later at the injection site, a new report finds.

They shouldn't panic: This "COVID arm" reaction, although annoying, was short-lived in all case...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 12, 2021
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Do Prescription Sleep Medicines Even Work?

Do Prescription Sleep Medicines Even Work?

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 9 million Americans turn to prescription pills when they can't sleep, but a new study of middle-aged women finds taking the drugs for a year or longer may do little good.

Comparing a group of about 200 women who were medicated for sleep problems with over 400 women...

  • Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter
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