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29 Jun

Minority Women Wait Longer for Life-Saving Breast Biopsies, Study Finds

Black, Hispanic, and Asian women wait longer for breast biopsies after receiving abnormal mammogram results, researchers say.

28 Jun

Tiny Mites Are Feeding on Your Skin, But for How Long?

Tiny mites that help keep your pores clean and your skin healthy may be on the brink of extinction, researchers say.

27 Jun

Many CBD Products Contain Psychoactive Ingredient THC, Study Finds

Many CBD users are unknowingly consuming THC, which could pose health and legal problems, researchers say.

First Major League Soccer Player Is Diagnosed With CTE

First Major League Soccer Player Is Diagnosed With CTE

When former professional Major League Soccer (MLS) player Scott Vermillion died at age 44, he had stage 2 CTE, his family announced Tuesday.

He is the first former MLS player diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Vermillion died from an accidental overdose in December 2020.

"This disease destroys families, and not j...

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  • June 29, 2022
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AHA News: Sleep Joins Revamped List of Heart Health Essentials

AHA News: Sleep Joins Revamped List of Heart Health Essentials

Proper sleep is essential, and a widely used scoring system for heart and brain health is being redefined to reflect that.

Since 2010, the American Heart Association has said seven modifiable components – maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, being physically active, eating a healthy diet and controlling blood pressure, cholesterol ...

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  • June 29, 2022
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Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A yearly flu shot may do more than protect you from a nasty bout of influenza: New research suggests it may help guard against Alzheimer’s disease as well.

People who were vaccinated at least once over four years were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s during that peri...

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  • June 29, 2022
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Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms the dangers of too much screen time for kids and teens: Those who play sports, take music lessons, or socialize with friends after school are happier and healthier than children who are glued to a screen during these hours.

"Screen time, where you ar...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Could Llamas Hold the Key to Fighting COVID-19?

Could Llamas Hold the Key to Fighting COVID-19?

Llamas are more than beautiful creatures -- they could also help protect humans from COVID-19 and a large array of similar viruses.

Contained in their blood samples are tiny, robust immune particles that could protect against every COVID-19 variant, including Omicron and 18 similar viruses, a team of researchers reported.

The findin...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A strain of the superbug MRSA has emerged in pigs that is highly resistant to antibiotics and a growing cause of human infections.

University of Cambridge researchers said this particular strain of MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, has shown up in livestock o...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

Even though Black people may be more likely to live near a hospital with a certified stroke center, those who need the specialty care are still more likely to receive it at a hospital with fewer resources.

And this can hurt their chances for recovery, a new study shows.

"Black, racially segregated communities tended to cluster in ar...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Untreated vision loss may put an older adult at an increased risk for dementia, though it's not clear why, according to a new study.

Researchers found that the likelihood of having some form of cognitive impairment was 137% higher in seniors who had trouble seeing than in those without vision issues. Cognitive impairment is a general term ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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FDA Panel Supports Rollout of Tweaked Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer This Fall

FDA Panel Supports Rollout of Tweaked Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer This Fall

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that updated COVID-19 booster shots be used this fall to protect against Omicron and its highly contagious subvariants.

Because the virus mutates so quickly, the FDA may approve the new vaccine formulations, since COVID-19 cases are expected to surge again this winte...

  • By Ernie Mundell and Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporters
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  • June 28, 2022
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Odds for Emergency Room Visits Rise With Pot Use

Odds for Emergency Room Visits Rise With Pot Use

Toking up increases your risk of landing in the hospital, a new study reports.

Recreational marijuana use was associated with 22% greater odds of needing to visit an emergency room or be hospitalized, Canadian researchers found.

The study showed physical injuries, lung ailments and gastrointestinal problems were the top three reasons...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Why Do Black Women Have More Delays for Lifesaving Breast Biopsies?

Why Do Black Women Have More Delays for Lifesaving Breast Biopsies?

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women of color may face delays in getting a biopsy after a screening mammogram suggests they might have breast cancer, a large, new study finds.

Researchers found that compared with white women, Asian, Black and Hispanic women were all more likely to wait over a month for a brea...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Some Pharmacy Chains Limit Morning-After Pill Sales to Avoid Potential Shortage

Some Pharmacy Chains Limit Morning-After Pill Sales to Avoid Potential Shortage

CVS and Rite Aid are limiting purchases of morning-after pills in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

To avoid a shortage, CVS is temporarily restricting purchases of the emergency contraceptives to three boxes per customer.

The chain said it had "ample supply" of Plan B and Aftera (both levonorgestrel),...

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Facebook, Instagram Take Down Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Facebook, Instagram Take Down Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Facebook and Instagram have started taking down posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to get them after the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.

These posts told women how to get abortion pills through the mail even in states that had banned them.

Facebook and Instagram began deleting posts that mentioned a...

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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AHA News: 38-Year-Old Learns the Surprising Reason She Had a Heart Attack

AHA News: 38-Year-Old Learns the Surprising Reason She Had a Heart Attack

As she finished mowing the lawn of her home in Girard, Ohio, Amy Kren had a somewhat familiar feeling.

The shortness of breath and tightness in her chest seemed like another asthma attack. She went into the garage and put a hand on a lawn chair to steady herself and placed her other hand on her chest, trying to catch her breath. The sympto...

  • By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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AHA News: 9 Ways to Protect Your Heart and Brain From the Summer Heat

AHA News: 9 Ways to Protect Your Heart and Brain From the Summer Heat

Your favorite summertime playlist probably has more songs about surfing than about potential health risks. But with much of the nation having already sweated out a historic heat wave in June, health experts would like to add a note of caution to the mix.

Hot weather is like a stress test for your heart, said Dr. Lance Becker, chair of emer...

  • By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Talking to Kids About Abortion Bans Can Be Tough. Experts Offer Guidance

Talking to Kids About Abortion Bans Can Be Tough. Experts Offer Guidance

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade and the resulting media coverage is likely causing anxiety for many people, including children.

On Friday, the high court's ruling on Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization ostensibly kicked decisions about restricting or banning abortion back to the states.

This ...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Which Americans Live Longest? Race, Region May Be Key

Which Americans Live Longest? Race, Region May Be Key

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' life expectancy varies widely -- based not only on race, but where in the country they live.

That's one of the overarching messages from a new study that looked, state by state, at Americans' life expectancy at birth. It found that between 1990 and 2019, racial dispar...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Your Doctor's Gender, Race May Bias Your Treatment Outcome

Your Doctor's Gender, Race May Bias Your Treatment Outcome

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Deep-rooted bias may affect the way white patients physically respond to medical care provided by physicians of differing race or gender.

Researchers assessed treatment reactions of nearly 200 white patients after they were randomly assigned to receive care from a male or female...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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How Much Will That Hip Replacement Cost? Many Hospitals Still Aren't Saying

How Much Will That Hip Replacement Cost? Many Hospitals Still Aren't Saying

Since January 2021, hospitals have been required to list online the prices for 300 common medical services, but new research has found that only 32% of hospitals have been fully compliant when it comes to knee and hip replacements.

"Although pricing information was generally available, it frequently did not meet requirements established by...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Your Path to Riches Could Shape Your Attitude to the Poor

Your Path to Riches Could Shape Your Attitude to the Poor

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – How sympathetic a rich person feels toward those of lesser means may be influenced by whether they were born rich or became rich during their lifetime.

And not in the way you might expect: New research found that those who started out poor were less likely to be sympathetic to those who remained...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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