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30 Jun

What’s the Best Time for Pregnant Women to Get COVID Vaccines?

Researchers compare maternal and fetal antibody responses to different COVID-19 vaccines.

29 Jun

Minority Women Wait Longer for Life-Saving Breast Biopsies, Study Finds

Black, Hispanic, and Asian women wait longer for breast biopsies after receiving abnormal mammogram results, researchers say.

28 Jun

Tiny Mites Are Feeding on Your Skin, But for How Long?

Tiny mites that help keep your pores clean and your skin healthy may be on the brink of extinction, researchers say.

Brain Changes Link Menopause With Higher Alzheimer's Risk

Brain Changes Link Menopause With Higher Alzheimer's Risk

THURSDAY, June 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than men, and a new study shows that certain brain changes known to increase this risk may accrue during menopause.

Women who have gone through menopause have more white matter hyperintensities in their brains than premenopau...

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Safer Roadways Could Save 540,000 Lives a Year Worldwide

Safer Roadways Could Save 540,000 Lives a Year Worldwide

Traffic accidents kill about 1.35 million people around the world each year.

As the United Nations convenes a meeting on global road safety, new research suggests that if nations focused on key safety measures, about 540,000 lives a year could be saved.

"The death toll from traffic injuries around the world is far too high," said stu...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 30, 2022
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Many Parents Ignore Fireworks Safety

Many Parents Ignore Fireworks Safety

Many U.S. parents don't take proper precautions to protect their children from fireworks-related burns and injuries, claims a new survey released just ahead of the Fourth of July.

The poll of more than 2,000 parents of children ages 3-18 was conducted this spring and found that more than half said someone in their family or neighborhood s...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 30, 2022
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What's the Best Timing for COVID Shots in Pregnancy?

What's the Best Timing for COVID Shots in Pregnancy?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy can help protect both mother and baby.

But does it matter which vaccine or at what stage of pregnancy a woman receives her shots? New research suggests it does, and that getting immunized earlier in pregnancy may be better.

In their study, investigators focused on maternal immune responses...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 30, 2022
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Pool Neck Floats a Danger to Babies, FDA Warns

Pool Neck Floats a Danger to Babies, FDA Warns

Neck floats marketed for babies to use in water can lead to serious injury or death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned this week.

The inflatable plastic rings are especially dangerous for infants who have developmental delays or special needs, such as those with spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome o...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Staffing Shortages Have U.S. Nursing Homes in Crisis

Staffing Shortages Have U.S. Nursing Homes in Crisis

There's a shortage of nursing home beds for the elderly in America due to a severe staffing crisis that has caused long-term care facilities to cut back on new admissions, new research shows.

Three out of five nursing homes (61%) have limited new admissions due to staffing shortages, according to a survey conducted by the American Health C...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Demand for Abortion Pills, Info Has Been Surging for Weeks

Demand for Abortion Pills, Info Has Been Surging for Weeks

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Shortly after news broke in May that Roe v. Wade was in danger of being overturned by the Supreme Court, internet searches for abortion pills surged, a new study shows.

On May 2, a leaked draft ruling indicated that the court was poised to strike down the 1973 ruling that guar...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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First Major League Soccer Player Is Diagnosed With CTE

First Major League Soccer Player Is Diagnosed With CTE

When former professional Major League Soccer (MLS) player Scott Vermillion died at age 44, he had stage 2 CTE, his family announced Tuesday.

He is the first former MLS player diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Vermillion died from an accidental overdose in December 2020.

"This disease destroys families, and not j...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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AHA News: Sleep Joins Revamped List of Heart Health Essentials

AHA News: Sleep Joins Revamped List of Heart Health Essentials

Proper sleep is essential, and a widely used scoring system for heart and brain health is being redefined to reflect that.

Since 2010, the American Heart Association has said seven modifiable components – maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, being physically active, eating a healthy diet and controlling blood pressure, cholesterol ...

  • By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A yearly flu shot may do more than protect you from a nasty bout of influenza: New research suggests it may help guard against Alzheimer’s disease as well.

People who were vaccinated at least once over four years were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s during that peri...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms the dangers of too much screen time for kids and teens: Those who play sports, take music lessons, or socialize with friends after school are happier and healthier than children who are glued to a screen during these hours.

"Screen time, where you ar...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Could Llamas Hold the Key to Fighting COVID-19?

Could Llamas Hold the Key to Fighting COVID-19?

Llamas are more than beautiful creatures -- they could also help protect humans from COVID-19 and a large array of similar viruses.

Contained in their blood samples are tiny, robust immune particles that could protect against every COVID-19 variant, including Omicron and 18 similar viruses, a team of researchers reported.

The findin...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A strain of the superbug MRSA has emerged in pigs that is highly resistant to antibiotics and a growing cause of human infections.

University of Cambridge researchers said this particular strain of MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, has shown up in livestock o...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

Even though Black people may be more likely to live near a hospital with a certified stroke center, those who need the specialty care are still more likely to receive it at a hospital with fewer resources.

And this can hurt their chances for recovery, a new study shows.

"Black, racially segregated communities tended to cluster in ar...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Untreated vision loss may put an older adult at an increased risk for dementia, though it's not clear why, according to a new study.

Researchers found that the likelihood of having some form of cognitive impairment was 137% higher in seniors who had trouble seeing than in those without vision issues. Cognitive impairment is a general term ...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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FDA Panel Supports Rollout of Tweaked Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer This Fall

FDA Panel Supports Rollout of Tweaked Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer This Fall

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that updated COVID-19 booster shots be used this fall to protect against Omicron and its highly contagious subvariants.

Because the virus mutates so quickly, the FDA may approve the new vaccine formulations, since COVID-19 cases are expected to surge again this winte...

  • By Ernie Mundell and Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporters
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  • June 28, 2022
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Odds for Emergency Room Visits Rise With Pot Use

Odds for Emergency Room Visits Rise With Pot Use

Toking up increases your risk of landing in the hospital, a new study reports.

Recreational marijuana use was associated with 22% greater odds of needing to visit an emergency room or be hospitalized, Canadian researchers found.

The study showed physical injuries, lung ailments and gastrointestinal problems were the top three reasons...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Why Do Black Women Have More Delays for Lifesaving Breast Biopsies?

Why Do Black Women Have More Delays for Lifesaving Breast Biopsies?

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women of color may face delays in getting a biopsy after a screening mammogram suggests they might have breast cancer, a large, new study finds.

Researchers found that compared with white women, Asian, Black and Hispanic women were all more likely to wait over a month for a brea...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Some Pharmacy Chains Limit Morning-After Pill Sales to Avoid Potential Shortage

Some Pharmacy Chains Limit Morning-After Pill Sales to Avoid Potential Shortage

CVS and Rite Aid are limiting purchases of morning-after pills in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

To avoid a shortage, CVS is temporarily restricting purchases of the emergency contraceptives to three boxes per customer.

The chain said it had "ample supply" of Plan B and Aftera (both levonorgestrel),...

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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Facebook, Instagram Take Down Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Facebook, Instagram Take Down Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Facebook and Instagram have started taking down posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to get them after the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.

These posts told women how to get abortion pills through the mail even in states that had banned them.

Facebook and Instagram began deleting posts that mentioned a...

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 28, 2022
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