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22 Jun

Women With Migraines At Increased Risk for Pregnancy Complications, New Study Finds

Researchers say pregnant women with migraines should be considered high-risk and receive special monitoring

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.

Leaded Gas, Banned Decades Ago, Might Still Harm People Today

Leaded Gas, Banned Decades Ago, Might Still Harm People Today

TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The good news: Levels of lead in the air that Londoners breathe are far lower today than they were in the 1980s, when leaded gas was an automotive staple.

The bad news: Decades-old lead particles still pollute the city's air, a stubborn and potentially hazardous leftover of a n...

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  • June 22, 2021
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Marijuana Use Tied to Higher Odds for Thoughts of Suicide

Marijuana Use Tied to Higher Odds for Thoughts of Suicide

Young adults who use marijuana appear to have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide, according to a new study from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

In fact, the risk that someone between 18 and 34 will think about, plan for or attempt suicide increases with the amount of marijuana they use, according...

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  • June 22, 2021
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Why Do So Many Kids Never Get Swimming Lessons?

Why Do So Many Kids Never Get Swimming Lessons?

Cost and lack of time are among the reasons parents don't enroll their kids in swimming lessons, a new survey finds.

"Swimming is one of the most important life-saving skills that children and adults should master. Whether for fun or for exercise, swimming will serve them well for the rest of their lives, and it's never too early to start ...

Too Many Older Americans Are Taking Daily Aspirin

Too Many Older Americans Are Taking Daily Aspirin

TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many older adults are still taking a daily baby aspirin to ward off first-time heart problems — despite guidelines that now discourage it, a new study finds.

Researchers found that one-half to 62% of U.S. adults aged 70 and up were using low-dose aspirin to cut their risk of h...

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  • June 22, 2021
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Coffee Could Perk Up Your Liver

Coffee Could Perk Up Your Liver

TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Want to be good to your liver? Pour yourself another cup o' joe.

British researchers report that coffee of all kinds may reduce your risk for chronic liver disease.

Whether your java jolt is caffeinated or decaffeinated, ground or instant, makes no difference in its appare...

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  • June 22, 2021
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AHA News: Teacher Collapsed in School Hallway From a Stroke

AHA News: Teacher Collapsed in School Hallway From a Stroke

Two days before Halloween, Nicky Larson stayed up late making edible witch's hats and spiders for her daughter's day care.

When her left shoulder started to ache, she iced it, pegging the pain to poor posture. The next morning, after taking her daughter, Molly, to day care, she drove to the high school in Red Wing, Minnesota, where she wor...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • June 22, 2021
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COVID Deaths Drop to New Lows in U.S., While Vaccination Rates Climb

COVID Deaths Drop to New Lows in U.S., While Vaccination Rates Climb

The United States reached two promising pandemic milestones on Monday: COVID-19 deaths dropped below 300 a day and 150 million Americans are now fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in America in 2020, behind only heart disease and cancer, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But as t...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • June 22, 2021
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Autopsy Study Shows How COVID Harms the Brain

Autopsy Study Shows How COVID Harms the Brain

The brains of people who died from COVID-19 were remarkably similar to the brains of people who die from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, showing inflammation and disrupted circuitry, researchers report.

"The brains of patients who died from severe COVID-19 showed profound molecular markers of inflammation, ...

Migraines Tied to Higher Odds for Complications in Pregnancy

Migraines Tied to Higher Odds for Complications in Pregnancy

Women who suffer from migraines may be more vulnerable to pregnancy complications, new research finds.

"Our study confirms that women who suffer from migraine are at a greater risk of a host of medical and obstetric complications. As such, we are [recommending] that these women should be classed as 'high-risk' pregnancies and should theref...

When Is Your Very Earliest Memory?

When Is Your Very Earliest Memory?

Your earliest memories may stretch back to a younger age than previously thought, new research suggests.

The study found that people can recall back to an average age of 2½ years old, which is a year earlier than suggested by previous studies.

The findings from the 21-year study were recently published online in the journal Memo...

More Than Half of People With Asthma Aren't Seeing a Specialist

More Than Half of People With Asthma Aren't Seeing a Specialist

Among Americans with severe asthma, less than half see a specialist to manage their condition, new research shows.

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends patients with severe asthma be referred to a specialist for evaluation and care.

To find out how many people with severe asthma see a specialist, researchers ...

Animal Study Suggests COVID-19 Can Infect Testes

Animal Study Suggests COVID-19 Can Infect Testes

The new coronavirus infected the testes of hamsters in a study that adds to growing evidence that COVID-19 strikes more than just the lungs.

The findings could have important implications for men's health, the researchers said, although research in animals does not always translate to humans.

But the study authors noted that some ma...

More E-Scooter Rideshares, More Injuries

More E-Scooter Rideshares, More Injuries

As the use of e-scooters has risen with the introduction of urban rideshare programs, so have serious injuries associated with their use, a new study finds.

Neck and head injuries are especially common.

"Since e-scooters became a popular form of transportation in major cities, the number of injuries jumped significantly because they...

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.

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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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...

  • American Heart Association News
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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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