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18 Jun

Traditional Diet Gets Rid of More Fat Tissue Than Intermittent Fasting, Study Finds

Traditional calorie-cutting diet works better than intermittent fasting for both weight and fat loss, researchers say.

17 Jun

HealthDay Now: Equity in Cancer Care

As the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) concluded its annual meeting, Dr. Lori Pierce, president of ASCO and a cancer radiation specialist at the University of Michigan, shared why equity was the chosen theme for this years meeting.

16 Jun

Big Rise in U.S. Teens Identifying As Gay, Bisexual

The number of teens identifying as nonheterosexual increased by more than 41% from 2015 to 2019, researchers say.

Sickle Cell Plagues Many Black Americans, But There's Hope for Better Treatments

Sickle Cell Plagues Many Black Americans, But There's Hope for Better Treatments

It's been more than six months since Brandy Compton last landed in a hospital emergency room.

That's an amazing medical achievement, brought about by scientific breakthroughs that have been unfortunately overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, experts say.

Compton, 31, was born with sickle cell disease, a genetic condition that pr...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 18, 2021
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AHA News: At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

AHA News: At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

For most transgender people, starting hormone therapy requires a therapist's approval. As the recipient of a new heart, Maddox Jones also needed his transplant team's OK.

"It was a long and difficult process, because they weren't necessarily educated, nor do I think they had trans patients before," he said. "I feel very grateful for them a...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • June 18, 2021
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U.S. to Spend $3.2 Billion to Help Develop Antiviral Pills for COVID

U.S. to Spend $3.2 Billion to Help Develop Antiviral Pills for COVID

After spending billions to speed the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, the United States said Thursday that it will now devote $3.2 billion to the development of antiviral pills that could stop the new coronavirus before it does its worst damage.

Along with "accelerating things that are already in progress" for COVID-19, the new program would...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • June 18, 2021
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Many 'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists

Many 'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans who stand to benefit most from a kidney transplant may be missing a key window of opportunity, a new study finds.

The study focused on kidney failure patients who would be expected to live many years after receiving a kidney transplant. That generally includes rela...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 18, 2021
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'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) – A diet designed to boost brain health appears to benefit people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests.

For the study, a team from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City examined 185 people diagnosed with MS within the past five years. Each had MRI brain scans and re...

Could Fish Oil Supplements Help Fight Depression?

Could Fish Oil Supplements Help Fight Depression?

Fish oil supplements are often touted as good for your heart health, but a new study finds they may also help fight depression.

"Using a combination of laboratory and patient research, our study has provided exciting new insight into how omega-3 fatty acids bring about anti-inflammatory effects that improve depression," said lead author Al...

  • Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 18, 2021
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