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31 May

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Tips To Improve Your Sleep Cycle

Getting a good night’s sleep could add years to your life. Are you getting enough sleep?

30 May

Best Time of Day to Exercise for Blood Sugar Control

People with type 2 diabetes who exercise in the afternoon experience the greatest reduction in blood sugar levels, new study finds.

26 May

The Best Sunscreen for Your Skin Type

Expert tips on choosing the right sunscreen for your skin type and tone.

Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Can Cure, But Costs Almost $3 Million. Who Will Pay?

Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Can Cure, But Costs Almost $3 Million. Who Will Pay?

An exceptionally pricey gene therapy cure for sickle cell disease could soon be available, but it’s not clear whether insurance companies will balk at the cost and deny coverage.

On the surface, the gene therapy does not appear as cost-effective as the grinding medical care that sickle cell patients now receive, according to a new analys...

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  • May 31, 2023
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Prostatitis: What It Is, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Prostatitis: What It Is, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

When most men think about their prostate, it's to worry about whether they have prostate cancer or not. But another condition is far more common and plenty painful.

Prostatitis involves inflammation of the prostate gland and sometimes the areas around it. Not only is prostatitis highly treatable, but it is highly prevalent among men. Accor...

  • Ann Schreiber HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Men’s Mental Health: Symptoms, Treatments & Where to Find Help

Men’s Mental Health: Symptoms, Treatments & Where to Find Help

When it comes to mental health, men don't always seek help when they need it. But maybe they should.

June is Men's Mental Health Month, so here are the most common mental health conditions men experience, the symptoms that may differ in men vs. women and what resources are available for thos...

  • Kirstie Ganobsik HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Need a Prostate Exam? Here's What to Expect

Need a Prostate Exam? Here's What to Expect

You're due for a prostate exam, but you don't know what to expect.

So, what is this exam like?

Regular check-ups are essential for maintaining your health, and a prostate exam is crucial to preventive care for men. Not only is it a screening test for early signs of prostate cancer, but it also helps detect other pote...

  • Ann Schreiber HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Mind-Body Effects of Qigong Might Help Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

Mind-Body Effects of Qigong Might Help Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

When the late Brown University researcher Catherine Kerr had cancer, she benefited from an ancient Chinese practice known as qigong and began looking into its impact on others.

Now, her colleagues are building on Kerr’s work, studying how practicing qigong affects a person’s perception of fatigue in a small group of 24 female cancer p...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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AHA News: 38-Year-Old Has Had 3 Hearts: 'It's a Third Chance'

AHA News: 38-Year-Old Has Had 3 Hearts: 'It's a Third Chance'

Melanie Wickersheim has no memory of the first time her heart gave her trouble. She was an infant, and her pediatric myocarditis – an inflammation of the muscular walls of the heart – resolved before she was old enough to know anything had ever been wrong.

She spent the first 10 years of her life like any other kid in Los Angeles, beli...

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  • May 31, 2023
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Baby Boys 'Talk' More During First Year Compared to Girls

Baby Boys 'Talk' More During First Year Compared to Girls

Girls have long been thought to have a language advantage over boys as infants. But new research finds that boys make more vocalization sounds than girls do in the early months of life.

These squeals, growls and short word-like sounds such as “ba” or “aga” are precursors to speech, scientists say.

And baby boys do more of thi...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Low-Dose Colchicine Might Prevent or Delay Knee, Hip Replacements

Low-Dose Colchicine Might Prevent or Delay Knee, Hip Replacements

An anti-inflammatory drug that has been around for over 2,000 years might help delay a very modern problem: hip and knee replacements.

That's the suggestion of a new study finding that older adults who used the drug — called colchicine — were less likely to need hip or knee replacement surgery over the next two years, versus those give...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Long COVID Can Make It Tougher to Exercise, and Research Is Revealing Why

Long COVID Can Make It Tougher to Exercise, and Research Is Revealing Why

Lack of energy for exercise is a common problem for folks with so-called long COVID.

New research pinpoints the most likely reason why: diminished capacity to get the heart pumping fast enough to support the effort. The name for this is chronotropic incompetence.

“The amount of aerobic exercise an individual can do is limited ...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Ketamine Nasal Spray Could Be New Treatment for Migraines

Ketamine Nasal Spray Could Be New Treatment for Migraines

A nasal spray containing ketamine might help relieve migraine headaches when other treatments fail, a new study suggests.

Ketamine is a synthetic anesthetic with hallucinogenic effects that is sometimes used intravenously for migraine headaches. It's being tried for treatment-resistant depression, too. But it's also a potentially addi...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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FDA Issues Warning About Compounded Versions of Wegovy, Ozempic

FDA Issues Warning About Compounded Versions of Wegovy, Ozempic

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Patients taking semaglutide for type 2 diabetes or weight loss should be careful about where they’re getting the medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday.

Shortages of the drug, commonly sold as Wegovy and Ozempic, has led to the making of compounded versions of the dru...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Diagnosed With Dementia

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Diagnosed With Dementia

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia but continues to live at home, the Carter Center announced Tuesday.

Carter spends her days there with her husband, former president Jimmy Carter, who himself is receiving hospice care.

Rosalynn Carter is 95 and Jimmy Carter is 98.

“T...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Sick Restaurant Workers Fuel Many Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Sick Restaurant Workers Fuel Many Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Providing sick leave to restaurant workers could help prevent the spread of foodborne illness because ill workers are key drivers of outbreaks at restaurants, a new government report shows.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data on Tuesday covering 800 outbreaks of fo...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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The Arch of the Human Foot Was Key to Upright Walking, Scientists Say

The Arch of the Human Foot Was Key to Upright Walking, Scientists Say

That happy, confident spring in your step is likely a benefit imparted by human evolution, a new study argues.

Humans may have evolved a spring-like arch in our feet to help us better walk and run upright, researchers say in their study, published May 30 in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

It’s l...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Viruses in the Gut Might Help People Live to Be 100

Viruses in the Gut Might Help People Live to Be 100

A key to living to 100 may be the viruses living in a centenarian’s guts.

“This snapshot of how the virome interacts with gut microbiomes could tell us about how microbial and viral ecology evolves over the lifetime of a person,” said Ramnik Xavier, director of immunology and co-director of the infectious disease and microbiome progr...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Worried About Cataracts? Here's What You Need to Know

Worried About Cataracts? Here's What You Need to Know

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness around the world, but surgery can restore vision.

“Unlike many of the other major eye diseases, such as glaucoma or diabetes-related eye disease, cataracts can be easily and painlessly treated by surgery to remove and replace the eye’s lens, restoring sight for most patients,” said Jeff To...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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What Is Avascular Necrosis and How Does It Affect Bones?

What Is Avascular Necrosis and How Does It Affect Bones?

What happens when the blood supply to your bones is somehow damaged?

The condition has a name, avascular necrosis, and it can trigger the death of bone cells.

Other common names are osteonecrosis or bone infarction. Bone is alive and requires nourishment from the blood supply to stay healthy. If the blood supply is not restored to t...

  • Daniel Wiznia, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Co-lead, Avascular Necrosis Program, Yale HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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4,000-Year-Old DNA Identifies Britain's Oldest Known Case of Plague

4,000-Year-Old DNA Identifies Britain's Oldest Known Case of Plague

Researchers have identified the oldest cases of plague in Britain to date, with DNA that is 4,000 years old.

The team from the Francis Crick Institute in London has found three ancient British cases of Yersinia pestis -- the bacteria that causes the plague -- in skeleton samples of two children and one woman.

Two of the c...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 31, 2023
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Child Development Stages and Milestones: What to Expect

Child Development Stages and Milestones: What to Expect

From their first smile to their first step to the first day of school, children go through a remarkable transformation on their way to adulthood.

Here, experts explore the five developmental stages, from infancy to adulthood, and take a deeper look at the developmental milestones acquired along the way. Understanding each stage's developme...

  • Sue Benzuly, RN HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 30, 2023
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Authoritative Parenting: What It Is, Techniques & Discipline

Authoritative Parenting: What It Is, Techniques & Discipline

Children’s personalities and moods can be as diverse as the cosmos, so figuring out the best parenting style can be challenging.

To help, experts here take a deep dive into authoritative parenting, including what it’s like, examples of authoritative parenting style, its disciplinary strategies and how it compares to authoritarian paren...

  • Kirstie Ganobsik HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 30, 2023
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