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19 Apr

Overweight Breast Cancer Survivors At Increased Risk Of Second Cancers

Excess body weight in breast cancer survivors linked to increased risk of second primary cancers. The link was strongest for obesity-related cancers and second breast cancers, researchers say.

16 Apr

Starting School Later Helps Kids Get More Sleep, Study finds

Middle and high school students see biggest improvements in sleep duration and quality with later school start times, while elementary students experience no negative impact, researchers say

15 Apr

HealthDay Now: How to curb prostate cancer

A conversation with Anna Plym, PhD, postdoctoral fellow and prostate cancer researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about what men can do to minimize the chance of developing prostate cancer

AHA News: Sorting Folklore From Fact on the Health Benefits of Garlic

AHA News: Sorting Folklore From Fact on the Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is a food of legends, supposedly capable of providing protection against everything from common colds to heart disease – not to mention vampires and werewolves.

But does it really ward off as many health ills as its reputation suggests?

"That might be a stretch," said Kristina Petersen, an assistant professor in the departme...

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Epidural in Delivery Not Linked to Autism: Study

Epidural in Delivery Not Linked to Autism: Study

In news that should reassure many pregnant women, having an epidural during childbirth won't increase the child's risk of autism, researchers report.

The new findings refute a widely criticized 2020 study that said epidurals were associated with a 37% higher risk of autism.

Experts said that study didn't account for numerous socioe...

Are You Eating Foods That Harm Your 'Microbiome'?

Are You Eating Foods That Harm Your 'Microbiome'?

MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat plenty of vegetables, fish and fiber may have more inflammation-fighting bacteria in their guts, but fast-food lovers may be feeding inflammatory microbes.

That's the conclusion of a new study that looked at people's diet habits and the makeup of their gut "microb...

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  • April 19, 2021
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Half of American Adults Have Now Gotten at Least One COVID Vaccine Shot

Half of American Adults Have Now Gotten at Least One COVID Vaccine Shot

Half of all Americans aged 18 or older have now gotten at least one shot in the arm of a COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Sunday.

The agency said that almost 130 million people -- 50.4% of the U.S. adult population -- have received at least one dose of vaccine, while almost 84 million adults, ...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • April 19, 2021
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Many Employees Have Mixed Feelings as Offices Reopen

Many Employees Have Mixed Feelings as Offices Reopen

Bye-bye Zoom meetings: As America begins to emerge from the pandemic, many companies are welcoming employees back into physical work spaces.

But Taylor Villanueva, an entrepreneurship specialist at the Girl Scouts of Orange County, counts herself among the millions of Americans who might be feeling just a little anxious about that transit...

  • Sarah D. Collins HealthDay Reporter
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  • April 19, 2021
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Is It Allergies or COVID? Expert Shows How to Tell the Difference

Is It Allergies or COVID? Expert Shows How to Tell the Difference

Seasonal allergies are striking this year at the worst possible time, with the United States in the midst of a fourth wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

You've got an itchy nose and watery eyes. Or maybe you've got a fever and a sore throat. Or you've developed a cough and you have trouble breathing.

Is it COVID-19, or just your u...

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  • April 19, 2021
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In Breast Cancer Survivors, Obesity Raises Odds for Cancer's Return

In Breast Cancer Survivors, Obesity Raises Odds for Cancer's Return

MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Most people know obesity can lead to diabetes or heart disease, but excess weight can play a role in cancer, too, researchers say.

A new study found that breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing a second primary can...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • April 19, 2021
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Unexplained Drop in Resting Heart Rate in Youth 'Not a Good Thing'

Unexplained Drop in Resting Heart Rate in Youth 'Not a Good Thing'

Children who have a sudden lowering of their resting heart rate as they move into young adulthood may be at increased risk for heart disease later in life, researchers report.

For their new study, they assessed data from 759 Black and white participants in the Augusta Heart Study, which was designed to evaluate the development of risk fact...

Hormone Treatments May Raise Blood Pressure in Transgender People

Hormone Treatments May Raise Blood Pressure in Transgender People

Monitoring blood pressure is important for transgender people, according to new research, which found changes in systolic blood pressure after the start of gender-affirming hormone therapy.

Transgender men and transgender women have a higher burden of heart attack, stroke and related conditions, the study noted.

Gender-affirming horm...

Job Losses Hit Americans Hard in Pandemic, Report Confirms

Job Losses Hit Americans Hard in Pandemic, Report Confirms

American families that suffered job losses during the pandemic are struggling to pay their bills and afford food, and many have turned to government help, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 7,700 adults who took part in an Urban Institute survey in December 2019 and from more than 7,700 who took part in a December 20...

Live Near a 'Superfund' Site? Your Life Span Might Be Shorter

Live Near a 'Superfund' Site? Your Life Span Might Be Shorter

Living near a Superfund hazardous waste site may shorten your life, new research suggests.

There are thousands of Superfund sites across the United States and they include manufacturing facilities, processing plants, landfills and mines where hazardous waste was dumped, left out in the open or poorly managed, posing a risk to the environme...

Warmer Climate, More Pollen, Worse Allergies: How to Fight Back

Warmer Climate, More Pollen, Worse Allergies: How to Fight Back

Climate change has made North America's pollen season longer and more severe, but there are ways to reduce your allergy misery, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

The best way to deal with worsening pollen seasons is to get ahead of them.

"If you know it's likely that your allergy sympto...

Strike Out Kids' Overuse Injuries This Baseball Season

Strike Out Kids' Overuse Injuries This Baseball Season

Young baseball players are at risk for overuse injuries, but there are ways to play it safe and prevent such problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) says.

"Overhead athletes, such as baseball players, place significant repetitive stress on the shoulder and elbow joints," orthopedic sports surgeon Dr. Nima Mehran said ...

Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man

Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man

Energy drinks provide millions with a quick, caffeinated boost, but one young man's story could be a warning about overconsumption, experts say.

In the case of the 21-year-old, daily heavy intake of these drinks may have led to life-threatening heart and kidney failure, British doctors reported April 15 in BMJ Case Reports.

  • Ernie Mundell and Cara Murez HealthDay Reporters
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  • April 16, 2021
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4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC

4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC

Four in 10 transgender women have HIV, which shows the urgent need to offer them more prevention and treatment services, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

In interviews with more than 1,600 transgender women in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle...

Americans Still Avoiding ERs in Pandemic, But Uptick Seen in Mental Health Crises

Americans Still Avoiding ERs in Pandemic, But Uptick Seen in Mental Health Crises

FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- While ER visits have stayed below normal levels as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the number of people showing up in the emergency department with mental woes is increasing, new federal government data shows.

Between March 29 and April 25, 2020, visits to emergency departme...

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  • April 16, 2021
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AHA News: Could the Pandemic Help Boost Diversity in Clinical Trials?

AHA News: Could the Pandemic Help Boost Diversity in Clinical Trials?

The pandemic has exposed troubling inequities in the United States that have left Black and Hispanic people at higher risk of dying from COVID-19 – and getting a smaller share of vaccines.

Now, a renewed focus on health inequities has sparked hope among health advocates for a structural change that has been a long time coming: more diver...

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  • April 16, 2021
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AHA News: While Mopping, Young Mom's Heart Tore

AHA News: While Mopping, Young Mom's Heart Tore

On a Saturday morning last August, Sindi Mafu had started her typical weekly chores – dusting, laundry, sweeping. Her 4-year-old daughter, Avela, was busy with her Zoom ballet class, and her toddler, Lunga, was eating his breakfast. Sindi grabbed her mop.

She started sweating – profusely. Too much for merely mopping. She checked to mak...

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  • April 16, 2021
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Booster Shots a Likely Reality for COVID-Vaccinated Americans

Booster Shots a Likely Reality for COVID-Vaccinated Americans

Vaccinated Americans will probably need booster shots to guard against emerging coronavirus variants in the future, a White House adviser and Pfizer's CEO said Thursday.

The United States is already planning for future booster shots, Dr. David Kessler, chief science officer for the pandemic response, said during a House subcommittee h...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • April 16, 2021
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Did CBD Oil for Seizures Push a 2-Year-Old Boy Into Puberty?

Did CBD Oil for Seizures Push a 2-Year-Old Boy Into Puberty?

FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- CBD oil used to curb seizures in a 2-year-old with epilepsy may be linked to the boy developing signs of a very early puberty, a British case study reports.

The incident is outlined in the April 15 issue of the journal BMJ Case Reports.

Doctors reported that since...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • April 16, 2021
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