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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.

Scientists Discover Microplastics Abound in Human Testicles

Scientists Discover Microplastics Abound in Human Testicles

In a finding that suggests microplastics may pose a special danger to men, a new study has shown that human testicles contain these tiny bits of plastic at levels triple that seen in animal testicles and human placentas.

“They look like little shards, tiny broken bits from very, very old plastics,” said lead researcher Matthew Campen,...

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  • May 22, 2024
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Do Fish Oil Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?

Do Fish Oil Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?

Folks regularly taking fish oil supplements might not be helping their health as much as they might think, a new study suggests.

Regular use of fish oil supplements could increase the risk of first-time heart disease and stroke among those with good heart health, new research suggests.

However, the long-term study also found that fis...

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  • May 22, 2024
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Teen Cannabis Users' Risk for Psychosis May Be Stronger Than Thought: Study

Teen Cannabis Users' Risk for Psychosis May Be Stronger Than Thought: Study

Doctors have long known that excessive marijuana use can trigger psychosis, especially in the young. But new research suggests the link is stronger that ever imagined before.

Teens who use cannabis face 11 times the odds for a psychotic episode compared to teens who abstain from the drug, new Canadian research contends.

The teen yea...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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Only Half of Americans Feel Prepared to Save a Life in Emergencies: Poll

Only Half of Americans Feel Prepared to Save a Life in Emergencies: Poll

Only about half of Americans feel prepared to help someone during a medical emergency, a new poll finds.

Only 51% of Americans think they would be able to perform hands-only CPR to help someone who’s collapsed. Similarly, only 49% feel they could step in and staunch serious bleeding, while 56% said they can help someone who’s choking t...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 22, 2024
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Cannabis Edibles Are Triggering Poisonings Among Older Users

Cannabis Edibles Are Triggering Poisonings Among Older Users

The legalization of cannabis and the popularity of its edible versions is having an unexpected effect: More seniors landing in emergency departments with overdoses.

A new Canadian study found "cannabis poisonings" in the province of Ontario tripled among older users after edibles became legal, compared to the pre-legalization era.

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  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 21, 2024
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A Matcha Mouthwash Might Fight Gum Disease

A Matcha Mouthwash Might Fight Gum Disease

Matcha green tea has the potential to keep gum disease at bay, a new study finds.

Lab experiments show that matcha can inhibit the growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis, one of the main bacterial culprits behind gum disease.

Among a small group of 45 people with gum disease, those who used matcha mouthwash wound up with signif...

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  • May 21, 2024
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'Hungry Gut' Gene Test Shows Who'll Benefit Most From Wegovy

'Hungry Gut' Gene Test Shows Who'll Benefit Most From Wegovy

You've watched others shed pounds in a matter of weeks after taking one of the new blockbuster weight-loss drugs, so you decide to try one of the medications yourself, only to discover the needle on your bathroom scale barely budges.

Why? New research presented Monday at the Digestive Disease Week conference in Washington, D.C., suggests ...

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  • May 21, 2024
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For Pregnant Women, Fluoridated Drinking Water Might Raise Risks for Baby: Study

For Pregnant Women, Fluoridated Drinking Water Might Raise Risks for Baby: Study

Fetal exposure to fluoride from a mom-to-be's drinking water might raise the odds for physical and mental health issues in toddlers, new research suggests.

The study, which was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, wasn't designed to prove cause-and-effect. However, researchers believe the findings are worth investigating furt...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 21, 2024
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Vaping After Quitting Smoking Keeps Lung Cancer Risk High

Vaping After Quitting Smoking Keeps Lung Cancer Risk High

If you've quit smoking and have switched to vaping instead, your odds for lung cancer won't fall as steeply as if you quit nicotine altogether, new research suggests.

“This is the first large population-based study to demonstrate the increased risk of lung cancer in e-cigarette users after smoking cessation,” said study lead author Dr....

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 21, 2024
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To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Give Patients Choices

To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Give Patients Choices

Giving patients a choice between screening methods could help doctors detect colon cancer earlier, a new study shows.

More than double the number of patients underwent colon cancer screening if they were given a choice of the type of test they’d prefer, researchers report.

Only 6% of patients completed screening within six months ...

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  • May 21, 2024
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Quit-Smoking Drug Chantix May Also Help Folks Stop Vaping

Quit-Smoking Drug Chantix May Also Help Folks Stop Vaping

A quit-smoking drug appears to help people drop their vaping addiction, a new study shows.

Vapers who took varenicline (Chantix) were significantly more likely to quit using e-cigarettes loaded with nicotine than those randomly assigned to receive a placebo, researchers found.

“We had a 15 percent difference in quit rates, with tho...

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  • May 21, 2024
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More Kids With Asthma Need Hospital Care on Very Hot Days

More Kids With Asthma Need Hospital Care on Very Hot Days

Heat waves and heat domes are particularly dangerous to kids with asthma, a new study finds.

Daytime heat waves are associated with 19% increased odds that a child with asthma will wind up in the hospital, researchers discovered.

What’s more, heat waves that stretch for days double a kid’s risk of being hospitalized due to asthma...

Deadly GallBladder Cancers Rising Among Black Americans

Deadly GallBladder Cancers Rising Among Black Americans

Gallbladder cancer rates are steadily increasing among Black Americans, even as they remain stable or decline for most other Americans, a new study warns.

Further, growing numbers of cases among Black people are not being diagnosed until later stages, according to the findings presented Monday at Digestive Disease Week 2024 in Washington, ...

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  • May 21, 2024
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Repeat COVID Vaccination Could Shield Against Wide Range of Viruses

Repeat COVID Vaccination Could Shield Against Wide Range of Viruses

Powerful COVID vaccines could be setting people’s immune systems up to successfully fight off not just future COVID variants, but other types of coronaviruses as well, a new study shows.

People repeatedly vaccinated for COVID -- the initial shots, followed by boosters and updated vaccines -- generate antibodies capable of neutralizing no...

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  • May 21, 2024
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What Can Cause Stomach Pain in Kids?

What Can Cause Stomach Pain in Kids?

Many kids can get an occasional upset tummy, but what if your child's stomachaches are more persistent?

Dr. David Ziring, associate director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's in Los Angeles, offers up possible diagnoses that doctors should look out for.

First of all, kids' stomach p...

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  • May 21, 2024
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What to Expect During Rehab After Hip Replacement

What to Expect During Rehab After Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is a major, arduous elective surgery, and rehabilitation afterwards takes time, according to an expert from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.

It'll also take coordinated planning between yourself, your care team and your family and caregivers, said Dr. Savya Thakkar, an orthopedic surgeon and expert in minimally invasive...

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  • May 21, 2024
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Tracking Exercise by Steps or Minutes? Study Finds Either Method Boosts Health

Tracking Exercise by Steps or Minutes? Study Finds Either Method Boosts Health

Some folks like to count their daily steps, while others prefer exercising for a certain amount of time during a day or a week.

Luckily, either approach boosts health, a new study finds.

Exercise targets based on either step count or minutes are equally associated with lower risks of premature death and heart disease, researchers rep...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 20, 2024
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Stomach Paralysis Risk May Rise in People Taking Ozempic and Similar Drugs

Stomach Paralysis Risk May Rise in People Taking Ozempic and Similar Drugs

New, real-world research confirms that the blockbuster weight-loss drugs that millions of Americans have been taking to shed pounds can trigger stomach paralysis in some patients.

“Although these drugs do work and should be used for the right reason, we just want to caution everyone that if you do decide to start this, be prepared that y...

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  • May 20, 2024
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In a Shift, Pediatricians' Group Says Breastfeeding Safe When HIV-Positive Mom Is Properly Treated

In a Shift, Pediatricians' Group Says Breastfeeding Safe When HIV-Positive Mom Is Properly Treated

The nation’s top pediatrics group has reversed its decades-old position on HIV-positive mothers breastfeeding their infants.

The American Academy of Pediatrics now says it’s generally safe for moms with HIV to breastfeed or provide breast milk to babies if their infection is properly controlled.

The risk of HIV transmission throu...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 20, 2024
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Fertility Treatments Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors With Cancer-Linked Genes

Fertility Treatments Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors With Cancer-Linked Genes

Fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other methods don't boost the odds for tumor recurrence in young women who've survived breast cancer and carry the BRCA cancer genes, a reassuring, new report finds.

The issue had been in question because breast tissue can be sensitive to hormones and many assisted reproductiv...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 20, 2024
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