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15 Oct

Is a Really Bad Flu Season Coming?

The U.S. could be facing severe flu outbreaks as COVID safety measures are relaxed, according to a new study.

14 Oct

Nearly Half of Breast Cancer Patients Use Pot, New Survey Finds

Nearly half of breast cancer patients use pot to relieve symptoms and many don't tell their doctors, according to researchers.

13 Oct

60% Of Americans May Delay or Skip Flu Shot, Survey Finds

Despite COVID-19 and warnings that this flu season could be severe, many adults say they may delay or skip the flu shot, according to a new survey

Be Your Teen's Best Partner as They Learn to Drive

Be Your Teen's Best Partner as They Learn to Drive

Parents of teen drivers can play a crucial role in making their children safe drivers, the Governors Highway Safety Association says.

Millions of U.S. teens are learning to drive at an especially challenging time as risky and dangerous driving has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the association noted.

"Teen drivers are more ...

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel on Friday recommended that the agency grant emergency use of booster shots of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.

The FDA is expected to make a decision within days that will help guide the 15 million Americans who have received the Johnson & Johnson v...

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Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8

Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8

All international travelers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will be able to enter the United States beginning Nov. 8, an official at the White House told The New York Times.

The announcement came on the heels of news on Wednesday that the United States would reopen its land borders to fully vaccinated tr...

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  • October 15, 2021
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AHA News: Carrying a Tune Could Lead to Better Health

AHA News: Carrying a Tune Could Lead to Better Health

Not everyone can sing like a nightingale. When some of us try to carry a tune, we sound like Bob Dylan imitating Elmer Fudd.

Still, no matter the sound, experts say we should limber up our larynxes more often. According to a growing body of research, bursting into song is good for both your body and your brain.

"Singing a song that w...

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AHA News: Cyclist Mandy Marquardt Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Her Down

AHA News: Cyclist Mandy Marquardt Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Her Down

Mandy Marquardt spends her days training and racing furiously around a velodrome. She's a track sprint cyclist, and by age 16, she already was winning medals in junior events when a routine checkup revealed high blood glucose.

Follow-up tests discovered Type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis prompted her doctor to proclaim her cycling future would...

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State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates

State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A shot at winning $1 million did nothing to budge the number of people who got the COVID-19 jab.

According to

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  • Biden Administration to Invest $100 Million to Ease Health Worker Shortage

    Biden Administration to Invest $100 Million to Ease Health Worker Shortage

    The National Health Service Corps will receive $100 million to help tackle the U.S. health care worker shortage, the White House announced Thursday.

    That's a five-fold increase in funding from previous years for a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them, according to the U.S. Depa...

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    Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Sepsis

    Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Sepsis

    Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized after developing sepsis that was triggered by a urological infection.

    Sepsis occurs when the body has an extreme response to an infection, and it can be life-threatening. Infections that can trigger sepsis most often start in the lung, urinary tract, skin or gastrointestinal tract. Withou...

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    Lyme Disease Often Spotted at Later Stage in Black Patients

    Lyme Disease Often Spotted at Later Stage in Black Patients

    FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The tell-tale sign of Lyme disease is its bulls-eye rash, but that might be harder to spot in Black people, who are often diagnosed with more advanced disease than white people are, new research suggests.

    The first sign of Lyme disease looks different on darker skin, and these di...

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    • October 15, 2021
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    Despite Pressures of Pandemic, U.S. Nursing School Enrollment Climbs

    Despite Pressures of Pandemic, U.S. Nursing School Enrollment Climbs

    FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Even as large numbers of U.S. nurses leave their jobs due to the stress of the pandemic, there's been a big uptick in applications to nursing schools, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing says.

    Enrollment in bachelor's, master's and doctoral nursing programs increased 5....

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    Americans Are Eating More Ultra-Processed Foods

    Americans Are Eating More Ultra-Processed Foods

    Americans' increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods is putting their health at risk, researchers warn.

    Ultra-processed foods are ready-to-eat or heat, include additives, and contain little, if any, whole foods. They include frozen pizza, soda, fast food, sweets, salty snacks, canned soup and most breakfast cereals.

    Previous r...

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    Two-Thirds of Parents of Kids Ages 5-11 Plan to Get Them Vaccinated Against COVID: Poll

    Two-Thirds of Parents of Kids Ages 5-11 Plan to Get Them Vaccinated Against COVID: Poll

    In some heartening news on the vaccine front, two-thirds of American parents of children ages 5 to 11 plan to get their youngsters vaccinated when COVID-19 shots are approved for that age group, a new survey shows.

    "While we're encouraged to see that a majority of parents intend to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 once they are el...

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    • October 15, 2021
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    Another Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Shots Effective Against COVID Variants

    Another Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Shots Effective Against COVID Variants

    The Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines protect against a number of coronavirus variants, including highly contagious Delta, another study confirms.

    The findings come as breakthrough infections in vaccinated people raise questions about the vaccines' ability to protect against emerging variants.

    The shots do "induce high levels of anti...

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    • October 15, 2021
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    Horseback Riding Carries Big Risk for Serious Injury: Study

    Horseback Riding Carries Big Risk for Serious Injury: Study

    Days in the saddle can be risky, with horseback riding a potentially deadly activity, according to a new study.

    "Hospital admission risk from horseback riding is higher than football, auto and motorcycle racing, and skiing," the study authors noted. Chest injuries are most common among riders, but head and neck injuries are the deadliest.<...

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    • October 15, 2021
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    Nature Helped Many Kids Cope During Lockdown: Study

    Nature Helped Many Kids Cope During Lockdown: Study

    Children who spent more time in nature during pandemic lockdowns suffered fewer behavioral and emotional problems, British researchers say.

    The investigators also found that children in wealthier families tended to increase their connection to nature during the pandemic more than those from poorer families.

    The new study included 37...

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    • October 15, 2021
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    Heart Defibs in Schools Are Saving Staff Lives: Study

    Heart Defibs in Schools Are Saving Staff Lives: Study

    Adult staff in schools are more likely than students to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, but automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are often used and improve the chances of survival, a new study finds.

    AEDs are portable devices that deliver an electric shock to try and restart the heart. If appropriate action isn't taken immediately, card...

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    • October 15, 2021
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    FDA Panel Supports Moderna Booster Shot for Older Adults, People at High Risk

    FDA Panel Supports Moderna Booster Shot for Older Adults, People at High Risk

    Mirroring a similar recommendation issued last month for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, an expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended a half-dose booster shot of the Moderna vaccine be given to certain recipients six months after their second shot.

    Panelists recommended that everyone aged 65 or old...

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    • October 14, 2021
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    Former FDA Chief Robert Califf a Contender to Head Agency Again

    Former FDA Chief Robert Califf a Contender to Head Agency Again

    Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf is under strong consideration by the White House to once again lead the agency.

    The FDA hasn't had a permanent head for more than eight months and is being overseen by acting commissioner Janet Woodcock. Under federal law, President Joe Biden has until mid-November to pick...

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    • October 14, 2021
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    'Feel Good' Hormone Won't Help Ease Kids' Autism, Study Finds

    'Feel Good' Hormone Won't Help Ease Kids' Autism, Study Finds

    THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Despite hints of promise from early research, a new clinical trial finds no evidence that kids with autism benefit from nasal sprays containing the "love" hormone oxytocin.

    Researchers called the findings disappointing.

    But they said the study also offers important inform...

    • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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    • October 14, 2021
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    Is a Really Bad Flu Season on the Way?

    Is a Really Bad Flu Season on the Way?

    It could be a bad flu season this year — and for a couple of years to come — in places in the United States where COVID-19 restrictions like social distancing and masking have been lifted, researchers warn.

    These sorts of measures caused flu cases to decline by more than 60% within the first 10 weeks after COVID-19 lockdowns were imple...

    • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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    • October 14, 2021
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