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18 May

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Prevent Acne, New Study Finds

Researchers say acne patients often have low levels of Omega-3s, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

17 May

Several Mental Illnesses Share Genetic Similarities, New Study Finds

Genetics may explain why more than half of people with mental illness have two or three conditions, researchers say.

16 May

Long-term Exposure to Wildfires Increases Cancer Risk, Study Finds

People who live near wildfires face higher risk for lung cancer and brain tumors, researchers say.

Workers in U.S. Southwest in Peril as Summer Temperatures Rise

Workers in U.S. Southwest in Peril as Summer Temperatures Rise

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's getting hotter and hotter outside due to global warming and, as a result, outdoor workers in southwestern states are increasingly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.

Making matters worse, many of these workers may not realize their health is in jeopardy.

This is th...

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ER Docs to Parents: Please Don't Dilute Infant Formula

ER Docs to Parents: Please Don't Dilute Infant Formula

As the United States faces critical shortages of baby formula, parents are being cautioned against watering down formula in an effort to stretch out what they have.

"Adding extra water to baby formula to try and make it last longer can put a child at risk of a seizure or another medical emergency," said Dr. Gillian Schmitz, president of th...

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  • May 18, 2022
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AHA News: Rate of High Blood Pressure Disorders in Pregnancy Doubled in 12 Years

AHA News: Rate of High Blood Pressure Disorders in Pregnancy Doubled in 12 Years

The rate of pregnancy-related high blood pressure disorders doubled in the U.S. between 2007 and 2019, according to new research that finds 1 in 5 births now results in such a disorder, a preterm delivery or a baby with low birth weight.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, fills in important det...

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  • May 18, 2022
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Is It COVID, Flu or RSV? New At-Home Test May Tell

Is It COVID, Flu or RSV? New At-Home Test May Tell

Americans will soon be able to self-test at home to find out whether they have COVID-19, the flu or another common germ, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

The first nonprescription test that can spot all three respiratory viral illnesses was approved Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and will be available at retail stores or...

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  • May 18, 2022
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Most Day Care Programs Don't Give Kids Enough Exercise

Most Day Care Programs Don't Give Kids Enough Exercise

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of childhood obesity in the United States are soaring, and new research suggests child care programs may be part of the problem.

Most tots in these programs aren't getting nearly enough exercise.

National guidance for child care programs calls for providing at least...

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  • May 18, 2022
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Pollution Killed 9 Million People Worldwide in 2019

Pollution Killed 9 Million People Worldwide in 2019

Pollution from varied sources caused 9 million deaths worldwide in 2019, accounting for 1 in 6 of all deaths, a new study says.

Of those pollution-related deaths, three-quarters -- close to 7 million -- were caused by outdoor or indoor air pollution. Toxic chemical pollution (including lead) caused 1.8 million deaths -- a 66% increase fro...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 18, 2022
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Nearly Half of High-Risk Patients Delay Follow-Up After Lung Cancer Screening

Nearly Half of High-Risk Patients Delay Follow-Up After Lung Cancer Screening

Annual lung cancer screenings are strongly encouraged for men and women in danger of developing lung cancer. But new research finds that among those who do get assessed, nearly half fail to seek prompt follow-up care when the CT scans pick up a potential problem.

The stats are troubling, said study author Dr. Matthew Triplette, who stresse...

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  • May 18, 2022
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Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

If you have asthma or allergies, you may be more likely to develop heart disease, and some medications may increase or lower that risk, a new review of clinical trials and lab research shows.

"Many people think of asthma as a disease of the lungs, but there's an important link between asthma and cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary he...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 18, 2022
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Injections of Your Own Fat Could Help Arthritic Hands

Injections of Your Own Fat Could Help Arthritic Hands

Liposuction typically is used to flatten your stomach or shape up your booty, but a new study argues that it could also help people suffering from arthritis of the fingers.

Injections of body fat into aching, arthritic finger joints appear to produce significant and lasting improvements in hand function and a decrease in pain, German resea...

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  • May 17, 2022
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Could Herpes Viruses Help Drive Type 2 Diabetes?

Could Herpes Viruses Help Drive Type 2 Diabetes?

TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Certain common viruses, including the genital herpes virus, might contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study hints.

Type 2 diabetes is a highly prevalent disease, with older age and obesity being two of the major risk factors. Now the new study suggests that two herpe...

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FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

A single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

The third shot can be given at least five months after healthy kids complete the two-dose vaccine series, the FDA said. Its action, which now goes to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preven...

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  • May 17, 2022
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Scientists Are Developing Patch That Warns of Oncoming Drug Overdose

Scientists Are Developing Patch That Warns of Oncoming Drug Overdose

With the United States facing an epidemic of drug overdoses, researchers are developing a wearable patch that can detect an oncoming opioid OD and deliver doses of a drug that could save lives.

The Indiana University Bloomington research team has received a three-year, $3.8 million grant from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse to de...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2022
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AHA News: At 23 Days Old, He Had Open-Heart Surgery

AHA News: At 23 Days Old, He Had Open-Heart Surgery

Six months after Rachel and Levi Strauss married on the coldest Valentine's Day in Detroit history, they learned they were going to have a baby.

At their home in Houston, Levi helped satisfy Rachel's cravings for milkshakes, chips and queso, and mega-stuffed cookies.

At Rachel's 20-week anatomy scan, the couple held hands and smiled ...

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  • May 17, 2022
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HPV 'Herd Immunity' Now Helping Vaccinated, Unvaccinated Women

HPV 'Herd Immunity' Now Helping Vaccinated, Unvaccinated Women

TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the virus that causes most cervical cancers has spurred a widespread reduction of infections among young Americans — including those who are unvaccinated, a new government study finds.

The study, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked...

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  • May 17, 2022
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Biden Signs Law Banning Sleep Products Tied to Infant Deaths

Biden Signs Law Banning Sleep Products Tied to Infant Deaths

The manufacture and sale of products known as crib bumpers and sleep incliners — linked with more than 200 infant deaths in the United States — will be banned under a new law signed by President Joe Biden.

"This is a long-fought and important victory for babies and anyone who cares about babies," Teresa Murray, consumer watchdog with t...

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  • May 17, 2022
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Rare Cases of Monkeypox Diagnosed in Britain

Rare Cases of Monkeypox Diagnosed in Britain

Four men in England have been infected with a "rare and unusual" monkeypox virus.

Investigators from the United Kingdom's Health Security Agency are investigating the cases and whether there is any connection between the men, according to the Associated Press.

None of the individuals had traveled to the African countries wh...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2022
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If Roe v. Wade Falls, Women Will Travel Much Farther for Abortion Care

If Roe v. Wade Falls, Women Will Travel Much Farther for Abortion Care

Tens of millions of American women will have to journey much farther for abortion care if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade as expected, researchers say.

Dozens of states would make abortion illegal in the wake of such a ruling, which would force about 24 million women to travel at least 150 miles more than they do now to obtain...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2022
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Cutting Pollution From Power Plants, Transport Could Save 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year

Cutting Pollution From Power Plants, Transport Could Save 50,000 U.S. Lives Each Year

More than 50,000 premature deaths would be prevented in the United States each year if fine particle air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels were eliminated, researchers say.

Curbing this source of pollution would also save more than $600 billion a year in health care costs due to related illness and death, their study notes.

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  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2022
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Dogs Accurately Sniff Out COVID-19 at Airports

Dogs Accurately Sniff Out COVID-19 at Airports

Dogs' ultra-sensitive noses can detect illegal drugs and even cancer, and a new study suggests they may also be able to sniff out COVID-19 in airline passengers.

Not only that, these trained canines can do so with an accuracy comparable to a PCR nose and throat swab test, the researchers noted.

"Our preliminary observations suggest t...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 17, 2022
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How Herbal Supplements Sent One Woman to the ER

How Herbal Supplements Sent One Woman to the ER

A middle-aged woman learned the hard way that herbal supplements can cause harm.

The 56-year-old suffered a dangerous heart rhythm disorder after taking high doses of hemp oil containing CBD (cannabidiol), and CBG (cannabigerol) and berberine supplements. She told doctors she was using the supplements to help her manage a stressful work sc...

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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