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'11/29/2020 2:11:23 PM'

Later School Start Time, Fewer Migraines for Teens?

SUNDAY, Nov. 29, 2020 -- Later school start times for teenagers might help those who struggle with migraines, a new study suggests. Starting school later in the morning could reduce the number of migraines each month for these students, the...

'11/28/2020 2:11:02 PM'

Booze Robbing Many Americans of Their Sleep

SATURDAY, Nov. 28, 2020 -- Nearly 7 in 10 Americans have lost sleep because they drank alcohol too close to bedtime, including 1 in 5 who often have this problem, a new poll shows. In the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) survey, men were...

'11/27/2020 2:11:50 PM'

Preemie Babies End Up Hospitalized More as Kids

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 -- Children born prematurely have a higher risk of hospitalization later on than those born at full term, a new study says. Health problems are common in premature babies, though the risk falls as they grow up. But researcher...

'11/27/2020 2:11:35 PM'

Opioid Deaths in Young Americans Often Involve Other Drugs

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 -- Opioid overdose deaths involving more than one substance are more common among American teens and young adults than deaths caused by opioids alone, researchers report. They also found that stimulants such as cocaine and...

'11/27/2020 2:11:21 PM'

Frozen Eggs Help Breast Cancer Survivors Conceive

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 -- Freezing their eggs or ovarian tissue before breast cancer treatment increases survivors' chances of having children after recovery, a new study finds. Nearly 10% of breast cancer cases occur in women younger than 45 years...

'11/27/2020 2:11:05 PM'

Women More Likely to Survive Lung Cancer After Surgery: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 -- Women have higher survival rates after lung cancer surgery than men, according to a new study. Previous research on sex differences in survival after lung cancer treatment has yielded conflicting results, so researchers at...

'11/26/2020 2:11:35 PM'

Nurse Practitioners Key to Opioid Treatment in Rural U.S.: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2020 -- In isolated areas of the United States, nurse practitioners are filling an important role in helping people access treatment for opioid addiction, according to a Washington State University (WSU) study. Nurse...

'11/26/2020 2:11:30 PM'

Quit Smoking, Your Bladder Will Thank You

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2020 -- If you smoke, you significantly increase your odds of developing bladder cancer, experts warn. "Everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer, but they don't always know about bladder cancer," said Dr. Srinivas Vourganti, a...

'11/26/2020 2:11:29 PM'

Quick Bursts of Exercise Can Help Diabetics' Hearts

THURSDAY Nov. 26, 2020 -- Frequent, short exercise sessions may be better for diabetes patients' blood vessels than longer and fewer workouts, and that may reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a new study. People with type 2 diabetes...

'11/26/2020 2:11:04 PM'

Wood-Fired Cooking a Cause of Lung Illness in Developing World

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2020 – People who cook with wood instead of other fuels may be at risk of lung damage because of the pollutants and bacterial toxins they're breathing, a small study suggests. Researchers studied the impact of cookstove...

'11/25/2020 9:11:58 PM'

MS Has Mixed Impact on Patients' Cancer Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- How does having multiple sclerosis (MS) affect a person's odds for cancer? The answer may depend on the type of cancer, new research shows. The study found that MS patients do have much greater odds of developing bladde...

'11/25/2020 9:11:06 PM'

Heart Anatomy May Put Blacks at Higher Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Black Americans face a heightened risk of stroke, and a new study suggests that abnormalities in the heart's upper chambers play a role. Experts said the findings, published Nov. 25 in the journal Neurology, point to an...

'11/25/2020 6:11:35 PM'

Simple Move May Boost Spinal Fusion Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Nov 25, 2020 (HealthDay) -- A new approach that could revolutionize spinal fusion surgery does away with the need to "flip" patients from their back or side onto their stomach midway through the operation -- a switch researchers say...

'11/25/2020 4:11:19 PM'

Delirium May Be Only Sign of Severe COVID-19 in Elderly: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Delirium is often the first symptom of COVID-19 to appear in older people, a new study finds. They may have confusion with an altered level of consciousness, disorientation, inattention and other mental...

'11/25/2020 2:11:41 PM'

AHA News: While Vacationing on an Isolated Island, She Had a Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Lawnae Hunter was ecstatic to escape snowy Oregon and her hectic schedule for a 10-day Christmas vacation with her son, daughter-in-law and then-9-year-old granddaughter in the Turks an...

'11/25/2020 2:11:00 PM'

AHA News: Teens' Ultra-Processed Diet Puts Their Hearts at Risk

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- If you think the teenagers in your life have been eating a lot of unhealthy food – you're probably right. U.S. adolescents get about two-thirds of their calories from...

'11/25/2020 1:11:59 PM'

Health Highlights, Nov. 25, 2020

Here are noteworthy new items compiled by HealthDay staff:   Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Reveals Miscarriage Meghan the Duchess of Sussex had a miscarriage in July, she revealed in an opinion piece in The New York Times on...

'11/25/2020 1:11:53 PM'

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Could Begin Mid-December, Fauci Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Approved vaccines against the new coronavirus could begin to be distributed to the most at-risk Americans as early as mid-December, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Thursday. "And as w...

'11/25/2020 1:11:35 PM'

Strong Sleeping Pills Tied to Falls, Fractures in Dementia Patients

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Strong sleeping pills known as "Z-drugs" may increase the risk of falls, fractures and stroke among people with dementia, British researchers report. People with dementia can have trouble sleeping and are often...

'11/25/2020 1:11:32 PM'

Black Cancer Survivors Often Face Added Challenges: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Social and financial struggles are common among Black American cancer survivors and take a heavy toll on their health-related quality of life, according to a new study. Health-related quality of life among cancer...

'11/25/2020 1:11:27 PM'

Fauci: 'People Should Feel Confident' New COVID-19 Vaccines Safe, Effective

WEDNESDAY, Nov 25, 2020 -- The turnaround time -- from the emergence of the new coronavirus to the advent of multiple vaccines to prevent it -- has been nothing short of "breathtaking," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on...

'11/25/2020 1:11:19 PM'

Could the TB Vaccine Help Prevent COVID-19?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- A widely used tuberculosis vaccine may help protect people against the new coronavirus or reduce the severity of COVID-19, a new study suggests. The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) was developed in the early 1900s...

'11/25/2020 1:11:17 PM'

Another Study Casts Doubt on 'Convalescent Plasma' as COVID-19 Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who'd survived the disease might help boost outcomes. But study findings released Nov. 24 in...

'11/25/2020 1:11:10 PM'

Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Colon cancer treatment for low-income Americans has improved with Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a new study says. That includes earlier diagnosis, increased access to treatment and better surgical...

'11/25/2020 1:11:06 PM'

Most Americans Over 50 Would Get COVID-19 Vaccine: Poll

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- The majority of older Americans say they're likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but many would want to wait a bit before getting the shot, a new survey reveals. Older adults are among the groups with the highest priority...

'11/25/2020 1:11:06 PM'

When COVID-19 Strikes Cancer Patients, Men Fare Worse

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Men with COVID-19 and cancer run a greater risk for severe symptoms and death than women with both conditions, a new study finds. Researchers concluded that male cancer patients are 60% more likely to have severe...

'11/24/2020 5:11:58 PM'

Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests. The study of more than 83,000 women with asthma found that those who used birth control pills for a...

'11/24/2020 4:11:21 PM'

More Kids Injured by Tiny Magnets After Sales Ban Was Lifted: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Small, powerful magnets in toys like Buckyballs building sets and jewelry kits are causing an alarming number of serious pediatric injuries in the United States, new research warns. Analyzing national data,...

'11/24/2020 1:11:49 PM'

Sitting Raises Women's Odds for Heart Failure

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Too much sitting or lying down significantly increases older women's risk of hospitalization for heart failure, even if they get recommended amounts of physical activity, a new study warns. "These findings are consistent...

'11/24/2020 1:11:48 PM'

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women who don't, a new study suggests. The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, fruits,...

'11/24/2020 1:11:33 PM'

Coronavirus Most Contagious Soon After Infection

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- People infected with the new coronavirus are most contagious in the first week after they develop symptoms, which shows the importance of identifying and isolating infected people early, researchers say. They reviewed 79...

'11/24/2020 1:11:27 PM'

COVID Cases Could Double by Biden's Inauguration: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States is likely to nearly double before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, researchers warn. Cases could rise from 11.4 million to 20 million by the end of...

'11/24/2020 1:11:27 PM'

People Should Know That COVID Vaccine Might Spur Transient Sickness: CDC Experts

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 – At least thee new COVID-19 vaccine candidates are already in the pipeline, will a roll-out expected early in the new year. But on Monday, experts attending a meeting of an advisory committee to the U.S. Centers for...

'11/24/2020 1:11:23 PM'

Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Older adults with memory problems may progress to Alzheimer's more quickly if they are also suffering from anxiety symptoms, a preliminary study suggests. It's common for people with Alzheimer's disease to have mood...

'11/24/2020 1:11:13 PM'

Common Weight-Loss Surgery Can Weaken a Teen's Bones

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Sleeve gastrectomy, a procedure used to help obese people lose weight, may damage the bones of teen patients, a new study finds. "Childhood obesity is a major public health issue that has increased over the last 10 years,...

'11/24/2020 1:11:09 PM'

Health Highlights, Nov. 24, 2020

Some noteworthy news items compiled by HealthDay staff:   Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Caused Coronavirus Cases in Minnesota The Sturgis motorcycle rally held in South Dakota in August triggered a surge of coronavirus cases in Minnesota, a new...

'11/24/2020 1:11:07 PM'

Gut Immune Cells May Play Key Role in MS

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Gut immune cells appear to help dampen multiple sclerosis flare-ups, researchers say. Such flare-ups -- which can cause vision loss, memory problems, pain and other symptoms -- often subside on their own after days or...

'11/23/2020 6:11:37 PM'

Poll: 1 in 3 Parents Pick Holiday Gathering Over COVID Safety

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the United States and the holiday season kicks off with Thanksgiving on Thursday, families are faced with a challenging choice. Do they skip family gatherings and the usual way they...

'11/23/2020 5:11:03 PM'

Junk Food, Booze Often Star in America's Hit Movies

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- If there was an Oscar for "most unhealthy food in a leading role," many of America's most popular movies would be serious contenders. That's the conclusion of a new review of food content featured in 250...

'11/23/2020 4:11:44 PM'

Another Study Finds COVID Usually Mild in Kids

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- COVID-19 is mild is most children, a new study says, but certain children have a higher risk of severe illness. Of more than 135,000 children tested for the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) at seven children's hospitals in the...