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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.

Poll Shows Strong Support Among Black Voters for Menthols Ban

Poll Shows Strong Support Among Black Voters for Menthols Ban

Black voters support a ban on menthol cigarettes by a wide margin, refuting claims that such a ban would be strongly opposed by Black Americans, a new survey shows.

Black voters support by a 37-point margin the menthol ban proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with 62% in favor and 25% against.

That’s even greater than...

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  • February 23, 2024
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Wendy Williams Diagnosed With Frontotemporal Dementia

Wendy Williams Diagnosed With Frontotemporal Dementia

Former talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, her representatives announced in a statement on Thursday.

The conditions are the same diagnoses actor Bruce Willis received in 2022; his aphasia later progressed to frontotemporal dementia.

Williams' team said the ...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 22, 2024
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U.S. Safety Protocols Stopped TB in Imported Lab Monkeys From Spreading to Humans

U.S. Safety Protocols Stopped TB in Imported Lab Monkeys From Spreading to Humans

Rigorous safety protocols prevented an outbreak of tuberculosis last year in lab monkeys imported to the United States from spreading to humans, a new report shows.

Overall, 26 cynomolgus macaque monkeys flown in from Southeast Asia to the United States for research purposes were confirmed to be infected with the Mycobacterium orygis <...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 22, 2024
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Protecting Yourself From Winter Weather Injuries

Protecting Yourself From Winter Weather Injuries

Falls, frostbite, fractures: They are all potential hazards of icy winter conditions. But experts say there's a lot you can do to avoid injury when snowflakes fall.

First, stay warm.

According to the New York City Department of Health, people lose the bulk of their body heat through their heads, so scarves, hats and ...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 22, 2024
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Don't Use Smartwatches That Claim to Measure Blood Sugar, FDA Warns

Don't Use Smartwatches That Claim to Measure Blood Sugar, FDA Warns

Some Americans living with diabetes are using smartwatches and smart rings that claim to be able to track their blood sugar.

However, such claims from any device that does not pierce the skin are fraudulent and potentially dangerous, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in an advisory issued Wednesday.

Don't be fooled, the ...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 22, 2024
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Jill Biden Announces $100 Million for Research on Women's Health

Jill Biden Announces $100 Million for Research on Women's Health

First Lady Jill Biden on Wednesday announced $100 million in federal funding to fuel research into women's health.

“We will build a health care system that puts women and their lived experiences at its center,” Biden said in a White House news release announcing the initiative. “Where no woman or girl has to hear that ‘it’s all i...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • February 22, 2024
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