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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.

U.S. Girls Are Beginning Periods Earlier

U.S. Girls Are Beginning Periods Earlier

U.S. girls are getting their periods at younger ages, a new study has found.

Girls born between 2000 and 2005 started their periods at an average age of 11.9 years -- a half year earlier than the average age of 12.5 years for girls born between 1950 and 1969, researchers reported May 29 in the journal JAMA Network Open.

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  • May 29, 2024
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Bird Flu Spotted in Alpacas for First Time

Bird Flu Spotted in Alpacas for First Time

Bird flu has been detected for the first time in alpacas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Tuesday.

The animals that tested positive were on a farm in Idaho where poultry that had tested positive for the H5N1 virus were culled in May. The alpacas tested positive on May 16, the USDA's National Veterinary Services Lab...

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  • May 29, 2024
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AI Implant Allows Stroke Survivor to Communicate in Both Spanish, English

AI Implant Allows Stroke Survivor to Communicate in Both Spanish, English

A bilingual brain implant has allowed a stroke survivor to communicate in both Spanish and English, scientists report.

Turning to an AI method known as a neural network, researchers trained the patient's implant to decode words based on the brain activity produced when he tried to articulate those words, and then display those words and ...

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  • May 29, 2024
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Early Exposure to Peanuts Can Prevent Long-Term Allergy

Early Exposure to Peanuts Can Prevent Long-Term Allergy

Feeding kids peanuts early in childhood can drastically reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy, a new clinical trial reports.

Children regularly fed peanut products from infancy to age 5 had a 71% lower rate of peanut allergies by the time they reached their teen years, researchers reported May 28 in the journal NEJM Evidence...

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  • May 29, 2024
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Could Tattoos Be Linked to Blood Cancer Risk?

Could Tattoos Be Linked to Blood Cancer Risk?

Research suggests that tattoo ink spurs inflammatory changes that might contribute to the development of lymphoma.

The findings are early, however, and more study must be done to confirm any links between tattooing and the blood cancer, Swedish researchers stressed.

“People will likely want to continue to express their identity thr...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 29, 2024
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Light Therapy Might Help Heal Injured Brains

Light Therapy Might Help Heal Injured Brains

Near-infrared light pulsing into a person’s skull appears to boost healing in patients with a severe concussion, a new study finds.

Patients who wore a helmet emitting near-infrared light displayed a greater change in connectivity between seven different pairs of brain regions, researchers report.

“The skull is quite transparent ...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 29, 2024
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