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05 Aug

Self-Employed Women Are Often Healthier, New Study Finds

Self-employed women report a lower risk of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes, researchers say.

04 Aug

Facing Some Stress May Protect Your Mental Health, Study Finds

Low-to-moderate levels of stress can help people build enough resilience to ward off mental health symptoms, researchers say.

03 Aug

Pot Users Have Fewer Sinus Problems, Study Finds

Regular pot users report fewer stuffy or runny noses and less sinus pain, researchers say.

Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new.

Encouraging kids to make physical activity part of their lives has lifelong benefits, said Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Shybut offered some ti...

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Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

Pickleball has become a wildly popular sport for older Americans, but seniors who enjoy playing it should know about potential injuries and how to avoid them.

The most common problem is with the rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder, which can cause pain. Issues can included tendonitis, bursitis and even a tear in the tendon. Bigger tears a...

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  • August 6, 2022
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COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 may be linked to a rise in bacterial brain infections in children, a new study suggests.

When the pandemic hit, doctors at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., saw a worrisome 236% rise in these infections and wondered why.

Alth...

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  • August 5, 2022
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When Treating Cervical Lesions, Adding HPV Vaccine Could Further Curb Cancer Risk

When Treating Cervical Lesions, Adding HPV Vaccine Could Further Curb Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most sexually active people will contract the human papillomavirus (HPV) during their lifetimes, and about 90% will clear it from their bodies. But some women are susceptible to the cervical lesions that infection brings, raising their risk for cervical cancer.

Now, a new review f...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 5, 2022
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AHA News: 63 Years Ago, She Had Pioneering Open-Heart Surgery at Age 4

AHA News: 63 Years Ago, She Had Pioneering Open-Heart Surgery at Age 4

At Susan Mangini's checkup at age 2, the doctor subbing for her pediatrician asked about the girl's heart murmur.

Mangini's mother was stunned. No one had ever mentioned a problem with her daughter's heart.

Doctors ultimately found the little girl had pulmonary stenosis, or a narrowing of the valve between her lower right heart chamb...

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1 in 8 COVID Patients Will Develop Long COVID, Study Finds

1 in 8 COVID Patients Will Develop Long COVID, Study Finds

Numerous people have reported lingering or new symptoms after a COVID-19 infection, though exactly how many people are struggling with long COVID has remained unclear.

Now, a new Dutch study finds about one of every eight (12.7%) patients who show long COVID symptoms.

The estimate is considered more reliable because researchers comp...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 5, 2022
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New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – New Yorkers who aren't vaccinated for polio should get their shots, state public health officials warned Thursday after the virus was found in seven wastewater samples in two neighboring counties.

The finding comes after an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County last month became the first person kn...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 5, 2022
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Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death from either, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

The statement also highlights the lack of data on interventions that could improve heart health in isolated or lo...

  • By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 5, 2022
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Blood Protein Might Predict Future Risk of Diabetes, Cancer

Blood Protein Might Predict Future Risk of Diabetes, Cancer

Elevated levels of a specific protein appear to be linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes and dying from cancer, a new study finds.

High levels of prostasin -- mainly found in epithelial cells, which line the surfaces and organs of the body -- are associated with both diabetes and cancer, researchers report Aug. 4 in the journa...

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  • August 5, 2022
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Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Kids with type 1 diabetes and their closest relatives are more likely to experience mental health issues than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.

“Many clinicians assume intuitively that diabetes in a child negatively affects the mental health of both the patient and the famil...

  • By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 5, 2022
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Vegan? Weightlifting May Protect Your Bones

Vegan? Weightlifting May Protect Your Bones

While a plant-based diet may be associated with lower bone mineral density and increased fracture risk, there might be a way to counteract that: pumping iron.

New Austrian research shows that vegans who lift weights or do strength training have stronger bones than vegans who only do other forms of exercise such as biking or swimming.

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 5, 2022
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U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

The Biden Administration on Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, a move intended to dramatically ramp up the fight against the spread of the virus.

“We're prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously and to take responsibili...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2022
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Skip the Texts: Face-to-Face Meetings Make College Students Happier

Skip the Texts: Face-to-Face Meetings Make College Students Happier

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a world where everyone spends more and more time with eyes fixed on their phones, new research suggests young people feel happier after socializing with friends in person rather than virtually.

The conclusion is an outgrowth of nearly four years spent analyzing how social hab...

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Wildlife Park's 'Splash Pad' Source of Severe Gastro Infections in Kids

Wildlife Park's 'Splash Pad' Source of Severe Gastro Infections in Kids

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Splash pads -- those shallow pools of wet, cooling summertime fun for kids -- can also be sources of nasty gastro infections for youngsters who swallow water during their play.

That's the take-home lesson from a new analysis of outbreaks of two bacterial illnesses, shigellosis a...

  • By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2022
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Which Source of Dietary Fiber Works Best?

Which Source of Dietary Fiber Works Best?

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- If your diet is low in fiber, you can do your gut some good by adding more -- regardless of the fiber source, new research suggests.

Many people know fiber as the nutrient that keeps you regular. But it's also a key player in the makeup of the gut microbiome -- the vast collecti...

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  • August 4, 2022
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Australia's Current Flu Season Is Tough: Will America's Be the Same?

Australia's Current Flu Season Is Tough: Will America's Be the Same?

As the worst flu season in five years winds down in Australia, U.S. health officials are bracing for similar severity this coming fall.

Why? The flu season in Southern Hemisphere countries like Australia can often predict the potential for a similar experience in Northern Hemisphere countries.

"We watch all of the Southern Hemisphere...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2022
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Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Socializing, taking classes and exercising may boost your brain's cognitive reserve and stave off memory and thinking problems down the road, a new study suggests.

Cognitive reserve refers to the brain's ability to withstand the effects of diseases like Alzheimer's and not show ...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2022
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AHA News: What Parents Can Do to Protect Kids From Heart Disease

AHA News: What Parents Can Do to Protect Kids From Heart Disease

The consequences of heart disease often don't show up until someone is well into adulthood. Why should busy parents be thinking about it in their kids?

"Because it's probably way easier to prevent the development of cardiac risk factors than to try and get rid of them once they've developed," said Dr. Sarah de Ferranti, a pediatric cardiol...

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Monoclonal Antibody Might Help Prevent Malaria

Monoclonal Antibody Might Help Prevent Malaria

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are reporting early but encouraging findings on a potential new way to prevent malaria — an old foe that still ranks as a major killer worldwide.

In a small trial of healthy volunteers, U.S. government researchers found that a lab-engineered antibody protected most...

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  • August 4, 2022
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CDC Set to Ease COVID Guidance, Including for Schools

CDC Set to Ease COVID Guidance, Including for Schools

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Americans could see an easing of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations as soon as this week.

Updated guidance expected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would change current recommendations for schools and some other community settings, sources familiar with the plans...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2022
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