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22 Sep

More Women Using Pot for Menopause Symptoms, Study Finds

More women are using pot to help combat sleeping problems and mood issues brought on by menopause, researchers say.

21 Sep

1 in 5 Kids Eating More Fast Food During the Pandemic: Poll Results

While 50 percent of families report eating healthier during COVID, 20 percent are serving fast food to their kids more often, researchers say.

20 Sep

Losing Weight or Gaining Muscle… Which Improves Heart Health More?

Losing weight appears to do more for your heart health than gaining muscle, researchers say.

U.S. to Buy 500 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses for Global Donation

U.S. to Buy 500 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses for Global Donation

The United States will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine that it will donate to countries in need, President Biden announced at a virtual summit on the pandemic Wednesday.

The United States is doubling its purchase of the vaccine to 1 billion doses as Biden hopes 70% of the world's population can be vaccinated wi...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • September 22, 2021
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18 Million Americans Can't Pay for Needed Meds

18 Million Americans Can't Pay for Needed Meds

As many as 18 million Americans can't afford their prescribed medications, a new nationwide poll finds.

That's 7% of the adult population in the United States. But when it comes to households making less than $24,000 per year, the percentage jumps to 19%, the West Health/Gallup poll revealed.

Here are the key findings:

  • The...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • September 22, 2021
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Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Risk for the Heart

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Risk for the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who undergo radiation for cancer in the left breast have a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a new study finds.

Among women who received radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer, 10.5% developed coronary artery disease over the next 27 years, r...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • September 22, 2021
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AHA News: Food Insecurity's Long-Term Health Consequences

AHA News: Food Insecurity's Long-Term Health Consequences

For some people, the subject of hunger conjures up tragic images of starving people with swollen bellies in blighted, desolate parts of the world.

In this country, the picture is different. Food insecurity affects millions of people in the United States whose suffering may not appear so grim on the outside, but whose mental and physical he...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • September 22, 2021
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CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on Wednesday to discuss which Americans, if any, should get Pfizer booster shots to rev up their immunity to COVID-19.

Their recommendation will follow a decision by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel to only give booster shots to those over 65...

  • Robin Foster and Steven Reinberg
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  • September 22, 2021
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Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

One way to help protect newborns from COVID-19 is for women to get their COVID vaccine while pregnant.

A new study found that mothers-to-be who had either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine passed high levels of antibodies to their infants.

Researchers from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine discovered that 100% of 36 newborns...

  • Cara Murez
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  • September 22, 2021
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