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'7/23/2021 3:07:47 PM'

Regulators Pressure AirBnB, Vrbo After Another Child Dies in Elevator Accident

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- The death of another child between a residential elevator's inner and outer doors had prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to call on Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms to alert customers to...

'7/23/2021 3:07:42 PM'

Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Money may not buy happiness but new research suggests it may at least help Americans live longer. "Our results suggest that building wealth is important for health at the individual level, even after accounting for where...

'7/23/2021 1:07:31 PM'

Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer's Drug

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- The controversial new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm is creating something of a civil war in medicine, as health networks, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors weigh impending discussions with patients about whether they...

'7/23/2021 12:07:56 PM'

Long-Term Outlook for Most With Serious Brain Injury Is Better Than Thought

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cripple patients for the rest of their lives, but new research suggests that many people with moderate-to-severe TBI have better-than-expected long-term outcomes. The findings show that...

'7/23/2021 12:07:49 PM'

Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia-Linked Psychosis

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- A drug that eases hallucinations in people with Parkinson's disease may be able to do the same for those with dementia, a new clinical trial finds. The medication, called Nuplazid (pimavanserin), is already approved in the...

'7/23/2021 12:07:48 PM'

Big Road Trip This Weekend? Keep Baby Safe

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- If you're hitting the road with your infant this summer, you need to ensure your child's safety and comfort, a pediatric expert says. First, check your car safety seat to make sure it's installed according to the...

'7/23/2021 12:07:41 PM'

PTSD Common After Sexual Assault, But Eases for Most

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Most sexual assault survivors have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately after the attack, but it tends to lessen over the following months, a new study finds. "One of the main takeaways is that the majority of...

'7/23/2021 12:07:34 PM'

High-Tech Exoskeletons Improve Bowel Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say. In an...

'7/23/2021 12:07:32 PM'

Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- In a sign that vaccine-hesitant Americans are starting to worry about the rapid spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House...

'7/23/2021 12:07:29 PM'

Health Highlights: July 23, 2021

Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Friday, July 23: Arguing for & against approval of controversial Alzheimer's drug. The FDA earlier this month gave its OK to the first new Alzheimer's drug in years -- despite its own panel voting 10-1...

'7/23/2021 12:07:23 PM'

Fauci Supports NFL's Tough New COVID Policy

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could result in forfeited games and loss of pay, the league announced Thursday. The policy sends a strong message about COVID-19 vaccines and is likely to be followed by...

'7/23/2021 12:07:23 PM'

Are Antibiotics Really the Answer for UTIs in Women?

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Urinary tract infections: They're the bane of millions of women, and a new study finds that many sufferers are unhappy that diagnosis and treatments are still limited for this painful condition. One of the biggest concerns...

'7/23/2021 12:07:09 PM'

'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable "superbug" fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 candida auris cases at the...

'7/23/2021 12:07:04 PM'

Lockdowns Cut Air Pollution, But Poorer Neighborhoods Benefited Less

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- If you thought the air was cleaner at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, you weren't imagining it. But clean skies were less evident in poorer areas of the United States, a new study finds. COVID-19 pandemic-related...

'7/22/2021 4:07:54 PM'

As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID Cases in Six Months

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- One day before the official start of the Tokyo Olympics, the city has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months. The 1,979 cases reported on Thursday are the most seen since 2,044 cases were recorde...

'7/22/2021 4:07:02 PM'

Even at Same Hospital, Black Patients Face More Complications Than Whites

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Black Americans admitted for inpatient hospital care are far more likely than white patients to experience safety-related health complications -- even when both are treated in the same facility, a new report warns. And...

'7/22/2021 3:07:24 PM'

Empty Stadiums, COVID Fears: How Will It Affect Olympic Athletes?

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- To do their best, Olympic athletes need to be both physically and mentally fit, but the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions at the Tokyo Olympics has made that a real challenge, experts say. "This Olympics is...

'7/22/2021 3:07:05 PM'

AHA News: 7-Day-Old's Skin Felt Cold, She Wouldn't Eat and Cried in Agony. It Was Her Heart.

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Throughout Laney Lyon's 1-week birthday, small signs indicated something was wrong. She wasn't eating as much as usual. Her color seemed off. Her mom suspected jaundice and held Laney in...

'7/22/2021 12:07:59 PM'

Stronger Hearts, Better Outcomes in Pregnancy: Study

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Thinking of starting a family? Start getting your heart in shape. New research suggests that how healthy a woman's heart is before conception affects outcomes in her pregnancy. Study author Dr. Sadiya Khan said the...

'7/22/2021 12:07:56 PM'

Most Parents Clueless About Overuse Dangers to Young Pitchers

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Before you sign your young pitcher up to play baseball in multiple leagues, familiarize yourself with guidelines that can protect them against overuse injuries. Sound obvious? A new survey shows it isn't, because most...

'7/22/2021 12:07:51 PM'

Health Highlights: July 22, 2021

Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Thursday, July 22: Two-dose Pfizer vaccine gives great protection against Delta. A new study should reassure millions of Americans who've gotten the Pfizer vaccine: Two doses provide 88% protection agains...

'7/22/2021 12:07:42 PM'

Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- A proposed $26 billion settlement on opioid-related lawsuits has been reached with four large drug companies, a group of state attorneys general announced Wednesday. If enough states sign on to the deal with the country'...

'7/22/2021 12:07:36 PM'

Muffins Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Possible listeria contamination has triggered the nationwide recall of more than two dozen muffin products made by Give and Go Prepared Foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The recalled products...

'7/22/2021 12:07:34 PM'

Many Patients Billed for Preventive Care That Should Be Free: Study

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Many Americans are being charged for preventive -- and supposedly free -- health care, new research shows, and those bills may keep them from booking appointments in the future. Out-of-pocket charges for preventive care...

'7/22/2021 12:07:29 PM'

Want to Avoid Sleep Apnea? Get Off the Sofa

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Here's yet another reason to limit screen time and get moving: Boosting your activity levels could reduce your risk of sleep apnea, according to a new study. Compared to the most active people in the study, those who...

'7/22/2021 12:07:26 PM'

Pfizer Vaccine Offers 88% Protection Against Delta Variant, But 2 Doses Needed

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine provides surprisingly robust protection against the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 -- but only if you've gotten both doses. Fresh data out of England shows that two doses of the...

'7/22/2021 12:07:18 PM'

When It Comes to Bullying of LGBTQ Teens, Local Politics Matters

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ suffer more bullying at their schools when they live in areas with politically conservative voting records, a new study finds. School boards should do more to implement policies that go beyon...

'7/22/2021 12:07:18 PM'

Pandemic Changed Grocery Shopping for Rich and Poor

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Changes in Americans' grocery shopping habits during the pandemic made pre-existing gaps in access to food even worse, researchers report. While many wealthier people switched to online ordering and did more stocking up,...

'7/22/2021 12:07:10 PM'

Biden Says Full Approval for COVID Vaccines Coming Soon

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- As he urged Americans who are still hesitant to get vaccinated, President Joe Biden told an Ohio town hall on Wednesday night that he expected the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon give final approval to...

'7/22/2021 12:07:01 PM'

Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Study Brings New Insights Into Migraine

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Roller coasters race up, down, over and back again at breakneck speeds, but if you are one of the millions of people who get migraines, the risks may not be worth the thrill. A new study by German researchers shows that...

'7/21/2021 7:07:44 PM'

In a First for the Continent, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Produced in South Africa

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced for the first time in Africa by a South African firm, Pfizer announced Wednesday. The Biovac Institute in Cape Town will produce the vaccine for distribution across Africa,...

'7/21/2021 5:07:02 PM'

1 in 20 Cases of Dementia Occurs in People Under 65

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Dementia is largely a disease of old age, but a new study finds that up to 5% of all cases are among people in the prime of their lives. Looking at 95 international studies, researchers estimated that nearly 4 million...

'7/21/2021 3:07:45 PM'

Eating Meat Raises Risk of Heart Disease: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Eating beef, lamb, pork and processed meats spells trouble for your heart, and the more you eat, the worse it gets, new research warns. The meta-analysis -- an overview of data from a large number of studies -- included...

'7/21/2021 3:07:38 PM'

Secret Weapon: Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- It takes two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to "wake up" cells that play a very important role in the body's immune response, with the second dose increasing their numbers 100-fold, according to new...

'7/21/2021 2:07:46 PM'

AHA News: Diabetes and Dementia Risk: Another Good Reason to Keep Blood Sugar in Check

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- There are many reasons to avoid getting diabetes, or to keep it controlled if you already have it: Higher risks for heart disease, stroke and for having a foot or leg amputation. But...

'7/21/2021 2:07:25 PM'

Could Coffee, Veggies Lower Your Odds for COVID-19?

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Coffee delivers the boost that many people need to start their day. Now, new research suggests this breakfast powerhouse may also provide some protection against COVID-19. Consuming vegetables and having been breastfed...

'7/21/2021 12:07:52 PM'

Health Highlights: July 21, 2021

Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Wednesday, July 21: J&J COVID vaccine weak against Delta variant. Troubling new lab research suggests the Johnson & Johnson vaccine given to more than 13 million Americans may be severely weakened...

'7/21/2021 12:07:39 PM'

Breastfed Babies Have Healthier Blood Pressure as Kids

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Here's another reason for new moms to give breastfeeding a try: Toddlers who were breastfed for even a few days have lower blood pressure than those who always got a bottle, research finds. And lower blood pressure at a...

'7/21/2021 12:07:30 PM'

McConnell Tells Unvaccinated Americans to Get COVID-19 Shots

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Unlike many others in his party, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged unvaccinated Americans to get COVID-19 shots as new coronavirus cases climb and the country risks the return of shutdowns. Durin...