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12 Aug

Mental Exhaustion Is Real, But What Causes It?

A new study finds intense cognitive work causes chemical changes that make your brain tired.

11 Aug

Switching to a Salt Substitute Could Protect Your Heart, Study Finds

Taming your salt habit with a salt substitute may lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and early death, researchers say.

10 Aug

Why Are Cancer Rates Higher in Men Than Women?

Researchers say biological rather than behavioral differences may explain why men face a greater risk of most types of cancer.

Up Your Skin Care Routine During Hot Summer Months

Up Your Skin Care Routine During Hot Summer Months

Sweating can affect your skin, so learning how to handle it should be an important part of your skin care regime, a Baylor College of Medicine aesthetician says.

"Sweating is an important bodily function that cools you down, expels toxins through your skin and provides that famous post-workout glow," said Kim Chang, from Baylor's Departmen...

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  • August 13, 2022
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Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

State and local health officials have detected the poliovirus in New York City's wastewater, a finding that indicates the virus has spread widely since first being discovered in the wastewater of a neighboring county last month.

The New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene both advis...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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Your Brain Gets Tired, and Scientists Now Know Why

Your Brain Gets Tired, and Scientists Now Know Why

Preparing your taxes is a purely mental activity, but one that leaves many exhausted by the end of the effort.

The same goes for reading a dense report, picking apart reams of spreadsheet data, or writing a fact-laden paper.

That feeling of exhaustion following a bout of intense thinking isn’t all in your head, a new study argues.<...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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Here's How New Federal Legislation Might Cut Your Drug Costs

Here's How New Federal Legislation Might Cut Your Drug Costs

The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to bring out-of-pocket drug costs down for many U.S. seniors, but most of its benefits aren't immediate.

Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs. That should eventually bring down out-of-pocket costs for seniors with Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, acc...

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  • August 12, 2022
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Everyday Activities That Can Cut Your Odds for Dementia

Everyday Activities That Can Cut Your Odds for Dementia

Reading, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends might help lower your risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

"Previous studies have shown that leisure activities were associated with various health benefits, such as a lower cancer risk, a reduction of atrial fibrillation, and a person’s perception of their own well-being,"...

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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AHA News: Obstacles Didn't Stop This Heart Defect Survivor From Competing on 'American Ninja Warrior'

AHA News: Obstacles Didn't Stop This Heart Defect Survivor From Competing on 'American Ninja Warrior'

At 21, Chris O'Connell learned his pediatric cardiologist had retired. He was assigned a new doctor for the annual checkups he'd had all his life.

"I know you've been told to not exercise hard or strain your heart, but that's the old way of thinking," the cardiologist told him. "Think of your heart as a muscle that needs to be worked out."...

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  • August 12, 2022
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Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflatable bounce houses are big, colorful, cheap to rent and practically scream "childhood fun." So, what could possibly go wrong?

It turns out plenty. For one thing, the air-filled party staples are vulnerable to being blown aloft and even flipped over if left unmoored, a new s...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen, FDA Says

Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen, FDA Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The popular diabetes drug Januvia may contain traces of a probable carcinogen, but patients should keep using the medication because it could be dangerous to stop taking it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week.

Despite the discovery that Nitroso-STG-19 (NTTP) had been found ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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Three At-Home COVID Tests Needed to Confirm Negative Result, FDA Says

Three At-Home COVID Tests Needed to Confirm Negative Result, FDA Says

People who test at home after being exposed to COVID-19 should take the test three, not two, times to make sure they’re not infected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

In issuing its new safety communication, the agency said the latest research suggests that taking just two antigen tests misses too many infections and ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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1 in 4 Kids Hospitalized With COVID Have Symptoms Months Later

1 in 4 Kids Hospitalized With COVID Have Symptoms Months Later

More than a quarter of kids hospitalized with COVID-19 or a complication called multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) continue to have health problems more than two months later, a new study finds.

A follow-up of COVID cases from 25 hospitals found that 27% of children and teens hospitalized with acute infection and 30% of those with M...

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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When Adults Sign Up for Medicaid, Kids Can Benefit

When Adults Sign Up for Medicaid, Kids Can Benefit

Some adults who sign up for Medicaid also bring their unenrolled but eligible kids into the system, a new study reports.

For every nine adults who gained access to Medicaid in Oregon due to a special enrollment lottery, one previously eligible child was added to the rolls as well, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of ...

  • By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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When Older Dogs' Hearing Fades, Risk of Dementia Rises

When Older Dogs' Hearing Fades, Risk of Dementia Rises

When dogs' hearing fades, their mental skills follow, new research reveals.

For the study, the researchers examined the link between hearing loss in aging dogs and dementia. The findings shed light on ways sensory loss affects canine cognition (thinking skills) and could lead to better treatment of aging dogs.

“In humans, we know t...

  • By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 12, 2022
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E 8/11 3PM -- CDC Eases COVID Social Distancing Guidance

E 8/11 3PM -- CDC Eases COVID Social Distancing Guidance

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it has loosened its COVID-19 social distancing recommendations as the American public learns to live with the virus in its midst.

“We’re in a stronger place today as a nation, with more tools — like vaccina...

  • By Marianne (Consumer)Madeiros and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • August 11, 2022
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Who Fares Worse After Multiple Sclerosis Strikes?

Who Fares Worse After Multiple Sclerosis Strikes?

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For people with multiple sclerosis, certain factors early in their disease may determine their quality of life in the years to come, a new study suggests.

In medicine, there are ways to objectively measure a disease's course, such as whether a medication is keeping it under con...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 11, 2022
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Vegetarian Women at Higher Odds for Hip Fracture

Vegetarian Women at Higher Odds for Hip Fracture

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Record numbers of people are turning to plant-based diets to take advantage of the many health benefits they offer, but this may come at the expense of their bones, a new study suggests.

Exactly what did researchers find? Middle-aged women who never eat meat may be more likely ...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 11, 2022
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AHA News: Health Conditions a Dentist Might Find That Have Nothing to Do With Your Teeth

AHA News: Health Conditions a Dentist Might Find That Have Nothing to Do With Your Teeth

A visit to the dentist's office could provide a glimpse into your heart and brain health.

More than an estimated 100 diseases can show symptoms in the mouth. For instance, periodontal disease, which results from infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that support and surround the teeth, is more common and may be more severe in pe...

  • American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 11, 2022
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When Removing a Big Kidney Stone, Get the Little Ones, Too

When Removing a Big Kidney Stone, Get the Little Ones, Too

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has suffered through a large, painful kidney stone wants to avoid a repeat episode. Now a new trial confirms one preventive strategy: removing small "silent" stones before they cause trouble.

When people develop a kidney stone that is painful enough to require remova...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 11, 2022
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Another Study Shows COVID's Danger to Pregnant Women

Another Study Shows COVID's Danger to Pregnant Women

Pregnancy significantly increases the odds of devastating outcomes from COVID-19, a new study confirms.

Complications from the virus to pregnant women can include heart attack, arrhythmias, heart failure and long-haul symptoms, which may be hard to tell from other heart complications during pregnancy. Heart attacks are estimated to occur i...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 11, 2022
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Kids Getting Spinal Surgeries May Cut Back on Opioids

Kids Getting Spinal Surgeries May Cut Back on Opioids

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Spinal surgery is painful, but fewer addictive opioid painkillers are needed now to help kids and teens manage it, a new study finds.

A research team from Michigan Medicine found that scoliosis patients undergoing spinal fusion can be prescribed fewer opioids and still get adequate pain control ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 11, 2022
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Men More Prone to Cancer Than Women, But Why?

Men More Prone to Cancer Than Women, But Why?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Men are known to be more likely to develop cancer than women, and a new study suggests that this is largely due to biologic differences between the sexes.

“After controlling for factors like smoking, alcohol use, diet, physical activity and common medical conditions [that in...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 10, 2022
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