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24 Nov

Adults with ADHD Face Higher Risk for Anxiety Disorder, Study Finds

Young adults with ADHD are four times more likely to develop generalized anxiety disorder sometime in their lives, researchers say

23 Nov

Most Parents Say Their Kids Aren’t Grateful Enough: Poll

Four out of five parents say their children aren't grateful for what they have and they worry they're giving them too many material things, a new national poll finds.

22 Nov

Coronavirus Found on TV Remotes and Other Surfaces in Nursing Homes, Study Finds

Coronavirus can linger on certain surfaces in nursing homes, especially TV remotes and nurse call buttons, researchers say.

A Routine Skin Check Could Save Your Life

A Routine Skin Check Could Save Your Life

It may sound dramatic, but skin checks save lives.

While encouraging people to do routine self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) shares some case studies that led to important discoveries.

Richard Danzer, of West Palm Beach, Fla., found a large, painful cyst on his back during a skin self-exam. Dermatologist Dr. Britt...

As Holidays Return to Normal, Here's How to De-Stress

As Holidays Return to Normal, Here's How to De-Stress

A return to a more normal holiday season may also mean higher stress levels, so an expert offers some coping tips.

Don't get too focused on buying the perfect presents, making the best dinner or planning the perfect party. Try to be mindful of pleasant things and moments, suggested Jennifer Wegmann, a health and wellness studies lecturer a...

Could a Single Dose of the HPV Vaccine Be Enough?

Could a Single Dose of the HPV Vaccine Be Enough?

Women getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) now need two or three shots, but an African clinical trial suggests a single dose is just as effective.

The finding could speed up the immunization process in developing countries with high levels of HPV-related cancers and protect many more women more quickly.<...

Give Others Help, Get Back Health Benefits: Study

Give Others Help, Get Back Health Benefits: Study

When it comes to helping others and your health, it might be better to give than to receive, a new study suggests.

Researchers surveyed more than 1,000 Americans between 34 and 84 about their social involvement and how much they thought they could rely on their family, friends or a spouse if they needed help.

On a key measure of heal...

During the Holidays, Help Protect the Elderly from Falls

During the Holidays, Help Protect the Elderly from Falls

A holiday visit with older relatives might be a good chance to help them remove fall risks in their home, an expert suggests.

Older adults' risk of falling may have increased during the pandemic due to declines in physical activity and mobility, along with increased isolation, a University of Michigan poll shows. Many also became more fear...

COVID Protection Wanes After 2 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine: Study

COVID Protection Wanes After 2 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine: Study

Protection can gradually fade after a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech, which suggests that a booster shot might be necessary, researchers report.

They analyzed data from more than 80,000 adults in Israel, average age 44, who had no previous evidence of infection and who had received a PCR test at least three weeks a...

Fetal Infection With COVID-19 Possible, But Unlikely

Fetal Infection With COVID-19 Possible, But Unlikely

There is a very low risk that pregnant women with COVID-19 will pass the virus to their unborn babies, researchers say.

The study should reassure expectant parents, said the British investigators.

To find out if and how the virus could pass from an infected pregnant women to her fetus, the team examined various fetal organs and place...

What You Need to Know About Stomach Cancer

What You Need to Know About Stomach Cancer

New treatment options are giving hope to patients with stomach cancer.

Also known as gastric cancer, the disease is the world's sixth most common cancer with 1.09 million new cases in 2020, according to the World Health Organization.

It's an abnormal growth of cells that can affect any part of the stomach, but typically forms in the ...

Gout Drug Colchicine Won't Help Fight COVID-19

Gout Drug Colchicine Won't Help Fight COVID-19

THURSDAY, Nov. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Add an inexpensive gout drug to the growing list of medications touted as potential COVID-19 treatments -- only to offer no apparent benefit.

The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine doesn't lessen COVID severity, the risk of death or shorten hospital stays, a new study reports. Nor does it lower t...

Wearable Device Spots, Reverses Opioid Overdoses

Wearable Device Spots, Reverses Opioid Overdoses

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A wearable device that could inject a lifesaving antidote for an opioid overdose might be on the horizon.

A new study shows that the device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, can detect when someone stops breathing from an overdose and inject the drug naloxone to resto...

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Pandemic Doubled Need for Inpatient Care of Eating Disorders

Pandemic Doubled Need for Inpatient Care of Eating Disorders

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people who were hospitalized for eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia doubled in May 2020, about two months after the COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared a national emergency.

The new study didn't look at why there was such a surge...

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  • November 24, 2021
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Some Republicans Calling for 'Natural Immunity' Exception to COVID Vaccines

Some Republicans Calling for 'Natural Immunity' Exception to COVID Vaccines

Republican lawmakers in several states are pushing vaccine mandate exemptions for workers who have so-called natural immunity due to a previous COVID-19 infection.

That's despite evidence that vaccination can reduce the risk of COVID-19 even for those with a history of infection, and the fact that there's no easy way to assess the protecti...

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AHA News: Despite Serious Diagnosis Before Birth, Fourth Grader Sings Show Tunes, Plays Piano and Softball

AHA News: Despite Serious Diagnosis Before Birth, Fourth Grader Sings Show Tunes, Plays Piano and Softball

In this day of over-the-top, gender-reveal parties, Traci Poore was different. She and her first husband didn't want to know whether they were having a boy or a girl. They didn't find out with their firstborn before she came into the world, and they planned the same delivery-day surprise with their second.

During an ultrasound when Traci w...

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Boosters: What You Need to Know

Boosters: What You Need to Know

People will probably need regular booster shots for COVID-19 over the next few years to keep their immune systems on guard against a potentially deadly infection, an infectious disease expert says.

COVID mutations and high transmission rates in some parts of the country mean that even the vaccinated remain at risk for a breakthrough infect...

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  • November 24, 2021
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CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens Played Role in Opioid Crisis: Ohio Jury

CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens Played Role in Opioid Crisis: Ohio Jury

CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens contributed to opioid overdoses and deaths in two Ohio counties, a federal jury in Cleveland found Tuesday.

The first jury verdict in an opioids case came in the closely watched test case and may prove encouraging to plaintiffs in thousands of lawsuits across the United States using the same legal strategy...

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  • November 24, 2021
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Abortion Remains Medically Safe for U.S. Women

Abortion Remains Medically Safe for U.S. Women

Debate rages over access to abortion, but experts say the collected medical evidence makes one thing clear — it is a fundamentally safe procedure for women.

Abortion is safer than childbirth and it's also safer than a host of other common procedures — colonoscopy, tonsillectomy and plastic surgery, said Dr. Sarah Prager, a professor of...

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  • November 24, 2021
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Adding Juice to Baby's Diet Could Set Stage for Obesity

Adding Juice to Baby's Diet Could Set Stage for Obesity

Giving your baby fruit juice too early in life could lead to greater intake of sugary drinks later in childhood and much higher odds for obesity and tooth decay, a new study of more than 4,000 American mothers has found.

According to a team led by Edwina Yeung, of the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, introduci...

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  • November 24, 2021
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Kraft Recalls Powdered Drinks Over Metal, Glass Concerns

Kraft Recalls Powdered Drinks Over Metal, Glass Concerns

Kraft Heinz Co. announced that it is recalling certain lots of Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea and Kool-Aid powdered drinks because they may contain small pieces of metal or glass.

The company also said that certain lots of Country Time Lemonade with "Best When Used By" date of September 15, 2023 and Tang powdered dri...

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  • November 24, 2021
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1 in 5 Avoided Health Care During Pandemic, Study Finds

1 in 5 Avoided Health Care During Pandemic, Study Finds

One in five adults avoided seeking health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, even when they had symptoms suggesting the need for urgent medical attention, according to researchers in the Netherlands.

"Health care avoidance during COVID-19 may be prevalent amongst those who are in greater need of it in the population, such as older individu...

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Adults With ADHD Face 4 Times the Odds for Anxiety Disorder

Adults With ADHD Face 4 Times the Odds for Anxiety Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not just a childhood disorder, and new research shows that adults with ADHD are four times more likely to have anxiety disorder.

"These findings underline how vulnerable adults with ADHD are to generalized anxiety disorders," said study author Esme Fuller-Thomson. She is a professor at th...

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