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09 Nov

Is It A Cold, The Flu Or COVID-19?

Experts looked at how you can tell the difference between these three illnesses.

06 Nov

Does Physical Work Help Protect Brain From Dementia?

Physical activity on the job may be very different than leisure-time movement, new study finds.

05 Nov

Getting A Flu Shot May Protect You Against Severe COVID-19

COVID-19 patients who skip the flu shot more than double their risk of being hospitalized, new study finds.

AHA News: Teens' Ultra-Processed Diet Puts Their Hearts at Risk

AHA News: Teens' Ultra-Processed Diet Puts Their Hearts at Risk

If you think the teenagers in your life have been eating a lot of unhealthy food – you're probably right.

U.S. adolescents get about two-thirds of their calories from ultra-processed food, and the more they eat, the worse they score on important measures of heart health, a new study says.

Nutritionists started using the term "ultra...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • November 25, 2020
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AHA News: While Vacationing on an Isolated Island, She Had a Stroke

AHA News: While Vacationing on an Isolated Island, She Had a Stroke

Lawnae Hunter was ecstatic to escape snowy Oregon and her hectic schedule for a 10-day Christmas vacation with her son, daughter-in-law and then-9-year-old granddaughter in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The foursome savored lounging by the pool, combing the beach for seashells and sampling the seafood in the remote Caribbean nation.

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  • American Heart Association News
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  • November 25, 2020
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Another Study Casts Doubt on 'Convalescent Plasma' as COVID-19 Treatment

Another Study Casts Doubt on 'Convalescent Plasma' as COVID-19 Treatment

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who'd survived the disease might help boost outcomes.

But study findings released Nov. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, along with disappointing results from prior trials, suggest that those initia...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 25, 2020
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Black Cancer Survivors Often Face Added Challenges: Study

Black Cancer Survivors Often Face Added Challenges: Study

Social and financial struggles are common among Black American cancer survivors and take a heavy toll on their health-related quality of life, according to a new study.

Health-related quality of life among cancer survivors -- how a person perceives their mental, physical and social well-being -- tends to be significantly lower among Black ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 25, 2020
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Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study

Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study

Colon cancer treatment for low-income Americans has improved with Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a new study says.

That includes earlier diagnosis, increased access to treatment and better surgical care, according to the researchers.

They compared data for more than 4,400 patients in 19 states that expanded Medicai...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • November 25, 2020
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Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?


Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests.

The study of more than 83,000 women with asthma found that those who used birth control pills for at least three years tended to have fewer severe flare-ups.

The difference between p...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 24, 2020
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