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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.

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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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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