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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.

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...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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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...

  • Lori Saxena HealthDay Reporter
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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...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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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...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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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...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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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...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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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...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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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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TikTok: Ground Zero for Vaping Sales to Kids

TikTok: Ground Zero for Vaping Sales to Kids

TikTok is full of fun memes, pranks, dances and challenges -- and illicit vaping product sales targeting teenagers, a new study reports.

Advertising and sales of vaping products is common on the video-sharing platform, according to findings published May 23 in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

What’s more, the use...

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  • May 23, 2024
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Tips for Traveling With a Loved One With Alzheimer's

Tips for Traveling With a Loved One With Alzheimer's

Experts are expecting this Memorial Day weekend to be the busiest yet, with nearly 44 million Americans projected to travel between Thursday and Monday.

A fair number of those travelers will have a companion suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)....

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 23, 2024
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More Americans Now Use Marijuana Each Day Than Alcohol

More Americans Now Use Marijuana Each Day Than Alcohol

Reflecting changing times and legislation, Americans are now more apt to light up a joint or pop a weed gummy on a daily basis than they are to raise a glass of wine or beer, new research shows.

Among folks who said they used either marijuana or alcohol each day, marijuana became the preferred choice as of 2022, according to study author J...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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Use of GLP-1 Meds Have Risen 7-Fold Among Young Americans

Use of GLP-1 Meds Have Risen 7-Fold Among Young Americans

The number of American teens and young adults who've been prescribed one of the new GLP-1 weight-loss drugs soared nearly seven-fold between 2020 and 2023, a new report finds.

That's compared to an overall decline of about 3% in young Americans' use of other types of prescription meds.

But how safe are drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy, Mou...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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Scientists Discover Microplastics Abound in Human Testicles

Scientists Discover Microplastics Abound in Human Testicles

In a finding that suggests microplastics may pose a special danger to men, a new study has shown that human testicles contain these tiny bits of plastic at levels triple that seen in animal testicles and human placentas.

“They look like little shards, tiny broken bits from very, very old plastics,” said lead researcher Matthew Campen,...

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  • May 22, 2024
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Do Fish Oil Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?

Do Fish Oil Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?

Folks regularly taking fish oil supplements might not be helping their health as much as they might think, a new study suggests.

Regular use of fish oil supplements could increase the risk of first-time heart disease and stroke among those with good heart health, new research suggests.

However, the long-term study also found that fis...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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Teen Cannabis Users' Risk for Psychosis May Be Stronger Than Thought: Study

Teen Cannabis Users' Risk for Psychosis May Be Stronger Than Thought: Study

Doctors have long known that excessive marijuana use can trigger psychosis, especially in the young. But new research suggests the link is stronger that ever imagined before.

Teens who use cannabis face 11 times the odds for a psychotic episode compared to teens who abstain from the drug, new Canadian research contends.

The teen yea...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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Only Half of Americans Feel Prepared to Save a Life in Emergencies: Poll

Only Half of Americans Feel Prepared to Save a Life in Emergencies: Poll

Only about half of Americans feel prepared to help someone during a medical emergency, a new poll finds.

Only 51% of Americans think they would be able to perform hands-only CPR to help someone who’s collapsed. Similarly, only 49% feel they could step in and staunch serious bleeding, while 56% said they can help someone who’s choking t...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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Pedestrians Twice as Likely to Be Hit by Electric Cars Versus Gas-Powered Ones

Pedestrians Twice as Likely to Be Hit by Electric Cars Versus Gas-Powered Ones

Many people have been caught by surprise when an electric-powered car has smoothly and silently crept up on them as they walked.

But such an accident can pose a very serious risk to life and limb, and pedestrians might be twice as likely to be hit by an electric or hybrid car than a gas-powered vehicle, researchers reported May 21 in the <...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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Too Few Asthma Patients Are Using Updated Inhalers

Too Few Asthma Patients Are Using Updated Inhalers

Improved inhalers are now available to help control asthma and treat sudden attacks, but a new study shows that hardly anyone’s using them.

The new inhalers combine inflammation-fighting corticosteroids with a long-acting drug called formoterol that opens up the airways, researchers report.

These combo inhalers are used twice a day...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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