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25 May

Lidocaine Infusions May Help Break Cycle of Migraine Pain, New Study Finds

Lidocaine infusions provide rapid and long-lasting pain relief for patients with chronic migraine, researchers say.

24 May

Medical Marijuana May Be Safe for Pain Relief in Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Cancer patients using medical marijuana report less pain, an improved quality of life and few side effects, researchers say.

23 May

COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens Teen Mental Health Crisis, New Study Finds

The Covid-19 pandemic is causing a spike in pediatric mental health emergencies and longer waits for psychiatric placements, researchers say.

Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

Vaccinated people who experience a breakthrough case of COVID-19 are at risk for developing long-haul symptoms, though they are better protected against some of the worst ones, new data show.

Compared to the unvaccinated, people who had COVID shots had a 15% lower risk of developing long COVID symptoms after a breakthrough infection, accor...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 25, 2022
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U.S. Doctors Already Face Big Hurdles Accessing Abortion Pill

U.S. Doctors Already Face Big Hurdles Accessing Abortion Pill

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Even with Roe v. Wade still the law of the land, primary care doctors in the United States have difficulty prescribing U.S. federally approved abortion pills, a new study finds.

Getting in the way is a complex combination of state and federal regulations, insufficient training ...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 25, 2022
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Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

Many COVID-19 patients who didn't wind up in the hospital continue to battle lingering health issues more than a year later, a new study finds.

These long-haulers continue to suffer neurologic symptoms, fatigue and a compromised quality of life long after their initial infection.

"We were surprised by the persistence of most of the ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 25, 2022
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AHA News: Asian and Pacific Islander Adults Less Likely to Get Mental Health Services Despite Growing Need

AHA News: Asian and Pacific Islander Adults Less Likely to Get Mental Health Services Despite Growing Need

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, FBI data shows that people of Asian descent increasingly have been targets of racially motivated attacks.

"Hate crimes have spilled over to affect the community in dramatic ways. People feel scapegoated and blamed for the pandemic," said Dr. Howard Kyongju Koh, the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of t...

  • By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 25, 2022
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Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's tempting to binge-watch TV shows, and it might be hard to get off the couch after just one or two episodes.

But it could be worth it.

Researchers calculated that if people committed to watching just under an hour of TV a day, 11% of coronary heart disease cases could...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 25, 2022
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Abbott to Re-Open Baby Formula Plant on June 4

Abbott to Re-Open Baby Formula Plant on June 4

Beginning June 4, Abbott Nutrition will restart producing baby formula at a shuttered factory that's been central to the ongoing shortage of infant formula in the United States, the company announced on Tuesday.

The factory in Sturgis, Mich., has been closed since February for what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called "insanitar...

  • By Cara Murez and Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporters
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  • May 25, 2022
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