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21 Jun

All Kids Should Be Screened For Heart Issues, According to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The AAP issues new guidelines for preventing sudden cardiac arrest in all children, not just athletes.

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.

AHA News: Should Rare Cases of Heart Inflammation Put Your COVID-19 Vaccine Plans on Hold?

AHA News: Should Rare Cases of Heart Inflammation Put Your COVID-19 Vaccine Plans on Hold?

A possible link between some COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation bears close monitoring, but it's no reason for parents or their teenage children to avoid vaccination.

That's what researchers are saying after several reports of the inflammation in teens and adults who had been vaccinated recently.

Such cases appear to be rare, s...

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  • June 21, 2021
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Sharing Bed With Baby: Dangerous, and It Won't Boost 'Attachment,' Study Shows

Sharing Bed With Baby: Dangerous, and It Won't Boost 'Attachment,' Study Shows

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Whether to share your bed with your infant at night has been the subject of heated debate: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises against it, recommending room-sharing but not bed-sharing, while others promote the practice as part of an idea called attachment parenting.

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  • June 21, 2021
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Can Your Blood Pressure Medicine Protect Your Memory?

Can Your Blood Pressure Medicine Protect Your Memory?

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who use certain blood pressure drugs may retain more of their memory skills as they age, a new study suggests.

Researchers found the benefit among older people taking medications that are allowed past the "blood-brain barrier," which is a border of specialized cells ...

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  • June 21, 2021
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'Blame Pandemic' Best Way to Save Relationships During Lockdown

'Blame Pandemic' Best Way to Save Relationships During Lockdown

Job stress, money problems and other everyday frustrations can undermine relationships, but big challenges like the coronavirus pandemic may actually leave couples happier, a new study reveals.

The reason: They're more likely to be aware that stress is affecting them.

"Because of this awareness, when major stressors occur, romantic p...

AHA News: New Psychotherapy May Reduce Anxiety, Depression in Heart Patients

AHA News: New Psychotherapy May Reduce Anxiety, Depression in Heart Patients

A type of psychotherapy that changes how people regulate thinking patterns may reduce anxiety and depression for people recovering from heart problems, new research shows.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, found 1 in 3 people who took part in metacognitive therapy, or MCT, during cardiac reh...

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  • June 21, 2021
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Not-So-Happy-Birthdays: Parties Helped Spread COVID, Study Finds

Not-So-Happy-Birthdays: Parties Helped Spread COVID, Study Finds

Birthday celebrations raised the risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2 by 30% last year in U.S. counties with high rates of COVID-19, according to a new study.

No such surge was seen in places with low rates of infection.

For the study, researchers at Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation analyzed health insurance claims data from n...

Low Vaccination Rates for Seniors in 11 States a 'Powder Keg' for New Cases

Low Vaccination Rates for Seniors in 11 States a 'Powder Keg' for New Cases

U.S. health experts warn there is a ticking time bomb in 11 states where 20 percent or more of seniors still haven't gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.

Top priority for vaccinations was given to Americans aged 65 and older because they are far more vulnerable to serious illness and death from the virus than younger people are. Accordingly, th...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • June 21, 2021
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Survey Finds Many Adults Don't Want Kids -- and They're Happy

Survey Finds Many Adults Don't Want Kids -- and They're Happy

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage and children may be the norm for most Americans, but a new study shows that many people are choosing to remain child-free — and they're happy that way.

The study of 1,000 Michigan adults found that one-quarter had opted not to have kids. And, on average, their life-sat...

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  • June 21, 2021
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Screen All Kids for Heart Problems, Pediatricians' Group Says

Screen All Kids for Heart Problems, Pediatricians' Group Says

All children should be screened for conditions that may put them at risk for cardiac arrest or death, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement recommends.

The screening should be done whether or not kids play sports, and it is particularly important as they begin middle school or junior high, the statement says.

It...

New Genetic Insights Into Cause of ALS

New Genetic Insights Into Cause of ALS

Researchers say they've identified a new gene associated with an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- and that their discovery could lead to improved treatments for the deadly disease.

ALS -- also called Lou Gehrig's disease -- is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and ...

Drinking Rose During Pandemic, Especially for Women & Black Americans

Drinking Rose During Pandemic, Especially for Women & Black Americans

It might have seemed harmless to while away hours stuck at home during the pandemic with extra wine and cocktails. But new research instead points to a troubling trend: Alcohol use and risky drinking rose among Americans over the last year.

For the study, the researchers surveyed the same group of U.S. adults twice in 2020. The first poll...

5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

A leading medical group is offering testing guidelines for children with autistic behaviors.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health emphasized that certain measurements to test for exposure to chemicals are not helpful to guide treatment. The council pointed out that just because a chemical is found in the body...

Women, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological Health

Women, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological Health

Women who try to hold their pee during the day might want to rethink that strategy.

It's time to "get up and go," according to the Urology Care Foundation, which is encouraging women to be proactive about their urological health.

That, of course, means get up and go to the bathroom if you need to. But the foundation also suggest...

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...

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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...

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  • June 18, 2021
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On Father's Day, Give Dad Tips to Keep Healthy

On Father's Day, Give Dad Tips to Keep Healthy

Men tend to put their health care last, but Penn State Health offers some tips this Father's Day for ensuring guys stay healthy in the future.

"Men tend to take care of their cars more frequently than they do themselves. But when men wait to see the doctor once their 'check engine' light comes on, they suffer major health problems that co...

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...

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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...

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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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