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04 Dec

COVID-19 May Cause Lasting Liver Injury, New Study Finds

People who have had COVID-19 may face an increased risk of liver stiffness, researchers say.

02 Dec

The Pain of Pet Loss Is Not Taken Seriously Enough, Researchers Find

La pérdida de una mascota puede ser una experiencia traumática, pero encontrar apoyo podría resultar difícil.

30 Nov

Childhood Obesity Linked to Poor Brain Health

Kids who are overweight or have a high BMI may experience brain changes that impact cognitive function, a new study finds.

Shingles Ups Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack By Almost 30%

Shingles Ups Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack By Almost 30%

People who've had a bout of shingles may face a heightened risk of heart attack or stroke in later years, a new, large study suggests.

Anyone who ever had chickenpox can develop shingles — a painful rash that is caused by a reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox. About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their ...

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  • December 5, 2022
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Vicious Cycle: Epilepsy Seizures Could Encourage More Seizures

Vicious Cycle: Epilepsy Seizures Could Encourage More Seizures

Seizures tend to get progressively worse over time in people with epilepsy, and a new study in mice suggests why that might be the case.

Seizures appear to prompt the brains of mice to produce more myelin, the insulating layer around nerve cells, researchers from Stanford University found.

This essentially rewires the brain, creating...

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  • December 5, 2022
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There Are No Useful Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Left Against New COVID Variants

There Are No Useful Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Left Against New COVID Variants

The last of six COVID monoclonal antibody treatments has lost its federal authorization because, like the others, it no longer works against the newest Omicron subvariants.

This last monoclonal antibody was bebtelovimab, delivered as a one-hour IV infusion.

The FDA said in a statement announcing the authorization withdrawal that the ...

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  • December 5, 2022
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U.S. to End Mpox Public Health Emergency in January

U.S. to End Mpox Public Health Emergency in January

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Mpox cases are down significantly in the United States, prompting the federal government to plan not to renew an emergency designation for the virus when it expires late next month.

“Given the low number of cases today, HHS does not expect that it needs to renew the emergency declaration wh...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 5, 2022
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Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The Laundress, a laundry and cleaning products company, has recalled nearly 8 million of its products over concerns they may be contaminated with various bacteria.

The bacteria include Burkholderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes and multiple different species of Pseudom...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 5, 2022
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COVID-19 May Cause Lasting Liver Injury, New Study Finds

COVID-19 May Cause Lasting Liver Injury, New Study Finds

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  • December 4, 2022
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  • Put Safety at Top of Your Holiday Toy Gift List

    Put Safety at Top of Your Holiday Toy Gift List

    Getting toys for some of the tots in your life this holiday season? Experts at Penn State Health offer tips on making safe choices.

    Each year, about 200,000 U.S. children end up in the emergency room with a toy-related injury, ranging from poisoning to choking hazards, according to Jen Lau, program manager of Pediatric Trauma and Injury Pr...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 4, 2022
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    Winter Brings Rise in Carbon Monoxide Danger: Stay Safe

    Winter Brings Rise in Carbon Monoxide Danger: Stay Safe

    Winter weather brings with it plenty of hazards, including risks from carbon monoxide poisoning, and fires.

    But the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers suggestions for staying safe on those cold winter nights.

    When storms knock out power, a portable generator can be a go-to tool, but it does raise the risk of carb...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 3, 2022
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    Wind Power Is Bringing Americans Real Health Benefits

    Wind Power Is Bringing Americans Real Health Benefits

    With wind power picking up as a viable energy source, new research shows U.S. air quality is getting better, benefiting all Americans' health.

    There was one caveat to the findings, however: Only about a third of the potentially enormous health benefit is being seen in low-income areas and those with a concentration of minority residen...

    • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    Scientists May Be Closer to Effective HIV Vaccine

    Scientists May Be Closer to Effective HIV Vaccine

    It's thought that for an HIV vaccine to be widely effective, it will have to spur the body to make special antibodies that can neutralize a broad range of HIV strains. Now scientists say they have taken an essential step in that direction.

    In an early study, researchers found that an experimental HIV vaccine was able to induce an immu...

    • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    AHA News: After Cardiac Arrest at College Basketball Game, He's Ready to Cheer Again

    AHA News: After Cardiac Arrest at College Basketball Game, He's Ready to Cheer Again

    For more than 50 years, Stan Goldstein has donned his red, black, white and gold -- the colors of the University of Maryland's Terrapins -- to cheer for his alma mater's men's basketball team at home games.

    In the 1990s, the team invited him to travel on their charter plane with other donors, so he became a fixture at road games, too.

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    • December 2, 2022
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    988 Mental Health Hotline Back in Business After Daylong Outage

    988 Mental Health Hotline Back in Business After Daylong Outage

    A national hotline that people can call in a mental health emergency went down for a day before it was restored late Thursday.

    Those in crisis could still reach counselors by texting 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org during the outage. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Disaster Distress Helpline was also d...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    Cost of Epilepsy Meds Continues to Soar

    Cost of Epilepsy Meds Continues to Soar

    Costs for epilepsy medications in the United States are skyrocketing, outpacing inflation and straining federal insurers Medicare and Medicaid, according to new research.

    Spending on antiseizure medications more than doubled in eight years for the government insurers, largely because of third-generation and brand-name drugs, the study foun...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    Seizures Seem Tied to Faster Decline in People With Dementia

    Seizures Seem Tied to Faster Decline in People With Dementia

    Dementia patients who suffer from seizures tend to decline faster and die younger, according to a new study that urges caregivers to watch for these sudden brain changes.

    "Our hope is that controlling seizures by prescribing antiseizure medications to these patients will slow down the progression of cognitive impairment," said Dr. Ifrah Za...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    'Tumor Progressing,' 'Positive Findings': Patients Often Confused by Medical Jargon

    'Tumor Progressing,' 'Positive Findings': Patients Often Confused by Medical Jargon

    If you've ever left a medical appointment confused, it's probably not you: A new study finds that the medical jargon doctors use can be completely misunderstood by patients.

    Common medical lingo that makes perfect sense to doctors often gets lost in translation when conveyed to laypeople, the new research found. It turns out that many...

    • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    Few Americans Understand Alcohol's Impact on Cancer Risk: Survey

    Few Americans Understand Alcohol's Impact on Cancer Risk: Survey

    Alcohol increases the risk of cancer, but some Americans think it does the opposite, a new study shows.

    Researchers set out to understand people's awareness of the links between alcohol and cancer, finding that many would benefit from further education on the issue.

    “All types of alcoholic beverages, including wine, increase canc...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    Cases of Meth-Linked Heart Failure Are Spreading Worldwide

    Cases of Meth-Linked Heart Failure Are Spreading Worldwide

    Methamphetamine wreaks havoc on the heart, warns new research that shows heart failure rates linked to the illicit drug are on the rise around the world.

    Not only are these cases increasing, but they are more severe than traditional heart failure cases and they are striking all racial and socioeconomic groups.

    “The increasing pre...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    Winter Holidays Are High Time for Heart Attacks: Protect Yourself

    Winter Holidays Are High Time for Heart Attacks: Protect Yourself

    The winter holidays are a time of celebrating and sharing precious time with family and friends, but they can also be deadly: More people die of heart attacks on Christmas Day than on any other day of the year.

    Experts aren't certain what's behind that troubling fact, but they offer some suggestions to help ensure that you and your loved ...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 2, 2022
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    Frozen Stuffed Chicken Products & Microwave Ovens: A Recipe for Salmonella

    Frozen Stuffed Chicken Products & Microwave Ovens: A Recipe for Salmonella

    After repeat U.S. outbreaks of salmonella tied to frozen, breaded and stuffed chicken products, researchers are now pointing to microwave cooking as a key driver of illness.

    Because they're breaded, the popular products — for example, chicken stuffed with broccoli and cheese, chicken cordon bleu, or chicken Kiev — can look...

    • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 1, 2022
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    On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030

    On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030

    The United States will renew its focus on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, with new funding and a five-year strategy, the White House said Thursday.

    The Biden administration announced its ambitious plans on World AIDS Day.

    Among the plan's components are requesting $850 million in the 2023 budget for HIV prevention and care pr...

    • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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    • December 1, 2022
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