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'8/8/2022 3:08:24 PM'

Breast Cancer Treatment Effects on Sex Life a Hidden Burden

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- Women with breast cancer commonly see their sexual health decline, yet their doctors aren't telling them what to expect -- or what to do about it. Those are among the findings of a new study that asked breast cancer patient...

'8/8/2022 2:08:49 PM'

AHA News: Is Caffeine a Friend or Foe?

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Caffeine jump-starts your day and puts a bounce in your step. It can help you focus, improve your mood and maybe even help you live longer. But how much is too much? Caffeine, a natural...

'8/8/2022 2:08:46 PM'

FDA Warns of Salmonella Danger in Darwin's Raw Cat Food

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- Cat owners should not feed their pets certain lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Some lots of the raw cat food tested positive for salmonella and were associated with illness...

'8/8/2022 11:08:56 AM'

Early Menopause Could Mean More Heart Trouble Later

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- Women who go into menopause when they are younger than 40 are at greater risk of heart problems, reports a new Korean study of more than 1.4 million females. Women with premature menopause had an overall 33% higher risk of...

'8/8/2022 11:08:35 AM'

Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2022​

Inflation has many Americans cutting back on health care. A poll conducted in June found 1 in 4 Americans (26%) have put off medical care or prescription purchases due to rising prices. Read more Self-employed women are often healthier. A study of...

'8/8/2022 11:08:35 AM'

Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 – Smoking and older age are the two most important risk factors for cancer, a new, large study shows. The researchers also said doctors should look at excess body fat, family history and several other factors to help...

'8/8/2022 11:08:33 AM'

Fewer Smokers Tried to Quit During COVID Pandemic

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- Fewer people tried to quit smoking as the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this continued for at least a year, according to a new U.S. study. The American Cancer Society detailed pandemic smoking behavior in the report, while...

'8/8/2022 11:08:25 AM'

Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids Worldwide: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- Children are not as physically fit as their parents were when they were kids, and this will likely harm them as the Earth warms, new research claims. The findings are based on a comprehensive review of more than 150 studies...

'8/8/2022 11:08:00 AM'

Biden Tests Negative for COVID Again, Leaves Isolation

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- After experiencing a case of COVID rebound late last month, President Joe Biden tested negative Saturday and Sunday and left the White House for his home state of Delaware. "He will safety return to public engagement and...

'8/7/2022 1:08:04 PM'

Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

SUNDAY, Aug. 7, 2022 -- 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...

'8/6/2022 1:08:57 PM'

Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

SATURDAY, Aug. 6, 2022 -- 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...

'8/5/2022 3:08:00 PM'

COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 -- 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...

'8/5/2022 2:08:55 PM'

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

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 -- 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,...

'8/5/2022 2:08:53 PM'

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

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- 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...

'8/5/2022 11:08:52 AM'

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

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 – 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...

'8/5/2022 11:08:48 AM'

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

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 -- 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...

'8/5/2022 11:08:40 AM'

Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 – 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...

'8/5/2022 11:08:39 AM'

New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 – 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...

'8/5/2022 11:08:37 AM'

Blood Protein Might Predict Future Risk of Diabetes, Cancer

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 -- 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...

'8/5/2022 10:08:14 AM'

Vegan? Weightlifting May Protect Your Bones

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 -- 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...

'8/4/2022 8:08:36 PM'

U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- The Biden Administration today 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...

'8/4/2022 6:08:58 PM'

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

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- 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...

'8/4/2022 5:08:12 PM'

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

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- 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...

'8/4/2022 4:08:42 PM'

Which Source of Dietary Fiber Works Best?

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- 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 playe...

'8/4/2022 3:08:59 PM'

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

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- 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...

'8/4/2022 2:08:57 PM'

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

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- 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 t...

'8/4/2022 2:08:41 PM'

Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- 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...

'8/4/2022 11:08:59 AM'

Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2022​

Monoclonal antibody might help prevent malaria. An easily injected lab-engineered antibody protected most participants from infection with the malaria parasite, new research finds. Read more CDC may ease COVID guidance soon. In a new advisory that...

'8/4/2022 11:08:53 AM'

'Social Contagion' Isn't Causing Adolescents to Become Trans, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 – A "social contagion" theory that suggests teens, and girls in particular, are being influenced by their peers to become transgender is baseless, a new study finds. “The hypothesis that transgender and...

'8/4/2022 11:08:43 AM'

Space Travel Speeds Up Aging, Weakening of Bones

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- Astronauts may go to space for weeks or months, and their bones can lose years in that environment. Long periods in space can irreparably damage bone structure and cause parts of the human skeleton to age as much as 10...

'8/4/2022 11:08:36 AM'

Your Dog's Gut Microbes Change Quickly With New Diet

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- Switching Fido to a new dog food? What happens in his gut as a result is nothing short of remarkable, a new study reveals. The population of bacteria living in his gut — his microbiome — will change...

'8/4/2022 11:08:16 AM'

Monoclonal Antibody Might Help Prevent Malaria

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- 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...

'8/4/2022 11:08:14 AM'

Women Exposed to Racism at Higher Odds for Premature Delivery

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- Numerous studies have found discrimination can hurt aspects of human health. Now, new research adds to that the impact of discrimination on the youngest humans by linking discrimination with a heightened risk of...

'8/4/2022 11:08:13 AM'

CDC Set to Ease COVID Guidance, Including for Schools

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 – 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...

'8/4/2022 11:08:12 AM'

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus Can Strike Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- People who’ve had chemotherapy to treat a range of common cancers should also have a hearing test. In a new study of 273 cancer survivors, researchers found more than half experienced significant hearing loss even if...

'8/3/2022 5:08:21 PM'

There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 -- A tight deadline at work. A tough exam at school. A big vacation that requires tons of planning. A home repair that’s gone awry. These sources of stress are anything but pleasant, but a new study suggests that they...

'8/3/2022 5:08:10 PM'

Gout Flare-Ups Could Raise Heart Risk for Weeks After

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 -- When gout flares up, the joint pain is often excruciating. But that's not the only worry tied to this common inflammatory arthritic condition. A new British study warns that gout flares double the risk for heart attack o...

'8/3/2022 5:07:01 PM'

8/8 -- Could Quit-Smoking Meds Help You Quit Drinking, Too?

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- Pills, patches, gums, nasal sprays and lozenges used to help smokers kick the habit can also help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, a new study suggests. The finding follows several months spent working with 400 smokers...

'8/3/2022 4:08:01 PM'

Cases of Potentially Deadly Parechovirus in Infants Are Surging

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 -- Parechovirus, a virus that can cause severe illness in infants, is on the rise in parts of the United States. Twenty-nine infants were admitted to the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in...

'8/3/2022 3:24:48 PM'

8/8 -- Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care, Poll Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 -- Inflation is putting Americans' health at risk, with nearly 2 in 5 struggling to pay for the care they need, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll. About 38% -- which translates to an estimated 98 million Americans --...