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'5/26/2022 3:05:53 PM'

Breastfeeding May Boost a Child's Brainpower, Study Shows

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 -- Breastfeeding has long been thought to help boost a child's IQ, but other factors such as mom's education level and/or social standing could also be responsible for some of this benefit. Now, a new study shows that babies...

'5/26/2022 3:05:47 PM'

Sperm Counts Rebound When Obese Men Shed Pounds

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 -- When men shed extra pounds and keep them off, the health benefits may extend all the way to their sperm count, a new study finds. The study, of nearly 50 men with obesity, found that those who lost weight by following a...

'5/26/2022 2:05:40 PM'

Talking to Your Kids About the Shooting Tragedy in Texas

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 -- After a gunman killed at least 19 students and two teachers Tuesday at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, this week, horrified parents may be wondering how to talk with their children about it. From toddlers and teens...

'5/26/2022 2:05:27 PM'

AHA News: Her 2-Year-Old Niece Noticed Something Wrong During a Video Chat. It Was a Mini-Stroke.

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Exhausted at the end of a workday, Dawn Turnage plopped into a comfortable chair on her patio to soak up some sun before going to bed early. Her phone buzzed. It was a FaceTime call from...

'5/26/2022 11:05:58 AM'

More Shipments of Baby Formula Heading to Store Shelves Soon

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 – At least some American parents and caregivers needing formula for their infants will be able to find it on store shelves as soon as this weekend. About 60 tons of formula arrived at Dulles International Airport in...

'5/26/2022 11:05:54 AM'

Lidocaine Infusions May Ease Tough-to-Treat Migraines

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 -- A multi-day intravenous infusion of the local anesthetic lidocaine appears to offer some pain relief to patients battling otherwise untreatable daily migraines. That's the takeaway from a new study that examined the...

'5/26/2022 11:05:48 AM'

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Diabetes

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 -- While vitamin D may have other benefits, preventing type 2 diabetes in high-risk adults does not appear to be one of them. A new Japanese trial found no significant difference among study participants who used a vitamin...

'5/26/2022 11:05:40 AM'

Guns in the Home Raise Suicide Risks for Teens

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 -- Teens who have access to guns are at a higher risk for suicide or suicide attempts, new research shows. Compounding the situation, about one-third of all U.S. adolescents coming to the emergency department for any reason...

'5/26/2022 11:05:22 AM'

Diabetes Drug Metformin Disappoints in New Breast Cancer Treatment Trial

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 -- A landmark clinical trial finds that a hoped-for treatment for early-stage breast cancer isn't the answer in most cases. The international trial tested the inexpensive diabetes medication metformin and found that it did...

'5/26/2022 11:05:15 AM'

Autopsy Helps Confirm Cause of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness in Kids

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 -- Researchers may finally have definitive proof of what's caused recent outbreaks of a rare polio-like illness in U.S. children: a respiratory virus that is usually harmless. The condition, called acute flaccid myelitis...

'5/25/2022 5:05:30 PM'

Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- Vaccinated people who experience a breakthrough case of COVID-19 are at risk for developing long-haul symptoms, though they are better protected against some of the worst ones, new data show. Compared to the unvaccinated...

'5/25/2022 4:05:19 PM'

U.S. Doctors Already Face Big Hurdles Accessing Abortion Pill

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- Even with Roe v. Wade still the law of the land, primary care doctors in the United States have difficulty prescribing U.S. federally approved abortion pills, a new study finds. Getting in the way is a complex combinatio...

'5/25/2022 3:05:37 PM'

Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- Many COVID-19 patients who didn't wind up in the hospital continue to battle lingering health issues more than a year later, a new study finds. These long-haulers continue to suffer neurologic symptoms, fatigue and a...

'5/25/2022 3:05:28 PM'

Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- It's tempting to binge-watch TV shows, and it might be hard to get off the couch after just one or two episodes. But it could be worth it. Researchers calculated that if people committed to watching just under an hour of...

'5/25/2022 3:05:19 PM'

AHA News: Asian and Pacific Islander Adults Less Likely to Get Mental Health Services Despite Growing Need

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, FBI data shows that people of Asian descent increasingly have been targets of racially motivated attacks. "Hate crimes have spilled over to...

'5/25/2022 12:05:00 PM'

Abbott to Re-Open Baby Formula Plant on June 4

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- Beginning June 4, Abbott Nutrition will restart producing baby formula at a shuttered factory that's been central to the ongoing shortage of infant formula in the United States, the company announced on Tuesday. The...

'5/25/2022 11:05:54 AM'

Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk for Blood Clots

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- Doctors need to be aware that prostate cancer raises a man's risk of serious and potentially deadly blood clots by about 50%, researchers say. All cancer patients are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a...

'5/25/2022 11:05:42 AM'

Use Pot? You May Need More Sedation During Endoscopies

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- If you use pot, you may need more sedation than normal during a gastric endoscopy, according to a new study. "Patients didn't have increased awareness or discomfort during procedures, but they did require more drugs,"...

'5/25/2022 11:05:34 AM'

Another Study Finds Kids of Same-Sex Parents Do Just Fine

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- Children raised by same-sex parents are just as well-adjusted as kids raised by different-sex parents, researchers say. In the new study, the researchers compared 62 Dutch children (aged 6 to 16 years) whose parents were...

'5/25/2022 11:05:14 AM'

Long-Term Heart Inflammation Strikes 1 in 8 Hospitalized COVID Patients

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- A year after being hospitalized with COVID-19, more than 12% of patients had been diagnosed with heart inflammation, according to a new study of the long-term effects of the virus. For the study, researchers in Scotland...

'5/25/2022 11:05:09 AM'

Effectiveness of Antiviral Drugs Against Monkeypox Uncertain: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 -- Up until recently monkeypox infection outside of Africa was rare, but a look back at seven cases occurring in Britain over the past few years gives hints at what drugs work to fight the disease -- and which...

'5/24/2022 5:05:12 PM'

Colon Cancer Death Rates Are Falling Among the Young — But Only for Whites

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- Race and ethnicity matter when battling colon cancer, with young white patients facing notably better odds than Black, Hispanic or Asian patients, new research warns. A look at colon cancer survival among Americans younger...

'5/24/2022 4:05:58 PM'

COVID Can 'Rebound' After Treatment With Paxlovid, CDC Says

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- COVID-19 can make a comeback after an infected person has gone through a round of Paxlovid, the antiviral used to minimize a bout with the coronavirus, according to an advisory issued Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Diseas...

'5/24/2022 4:05:56 PM'

Medical Marijuana May Offer Safe Pain Relief for Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- Cancer patients who use medical marijuana experience less pain and a better quality of life, Israeli researchers report. And, their new study found, these patients were able to rely less on opioid painkillers, with minimal...

'5/24/2022 4:05:49 PM'

AHA News: New Study Looks at Heart Defect Risk in Children of People With Heart Defects

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Congenital heart defects may be much more common among children of women with heart defects than of men with heart defects, according to new research. Smaller studies had already reported ...

'5/24/2022 3:05:11 PM'

With Abortion Access Under Threat, Doctors Focus on 'Contraceptive Counseling'

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- Women are more apt to use birth control when doctors treat it like a routine preventive health service, a new research review shows. The analysis of 38 past studies found that women were more likely to use contraception...

'5/24/2022 2:05:56 PM'

Your Daily Vitamin D From Tomatoes? Gene Tweak Could Make It Happen

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- A genetically engineered tomato could one day rival salmon as a dietary source of vitamin D, if early research pans out. British scientists used gene "editing" to produce the tomato, which is chock full of provitamin D3, a...

'5/24/2022 2:05:40 PM'

Cancer Patients Have Even Greater Need for COVID Boosters: Study

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- Cancer patients continue to face more risk from COVID-19, even if they've been vaccinated. Although vaccination is effective for most people who have cancer (even though they're immunocompromised by the disease and their...

'5/24/2022 2:05:04 PM'

AHA News: Family's Heart Disease History Inspired Her Fitness – and Got Her to the Base of Mount Everest

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Lisa Abbott scrolled through the online auction offerings of the American Alpine Club's fundraiser. As a rock climber, ice climber, scuba diver and marathon runner, she enjoyed daydreaming...

'5/24/2022 12:05:56 PM'

U.S. Births Rose in 2021 for First Time in 7 Years

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 – It may not qualify as a baby boom, but U.S. births were up in 2021 for the first time in years. New federal government data show a 1% increase in births from 2020, with more than 3.6 million births last year. It was...

'5/24/2022 12:05:17 PM'

Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Show Signs of Brain Changes

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- The football gridiron and the boxing ring have come to be understood as danger zones for the brain, with repetitive hits to the head causing long-term damage to some athletes. The same might be true of the MMA octagon as...

'5/24/2022 12:05:10 PM'

Pandemic Has U.S. Hospitals Overwhelmed With Teens in Mental Crisis

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation it imposed took a dramatic toll on kids' mental health, increasing the demand for services in an already overburdened system. As a result, many kids found themselves being "boarded"...

'5/24/2022 11:05:58 AM'

Making U.S. Cities Greener Could Have Saved Thousands of Lives

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- Creating more parks and other green spaces could have prevented tens of thousands of deaths in dozens of large U.S. cities over the past two decades, a new study says. "We've known that living in greener areas can have a...

'5/24/2022 11:05:41 AM'

Can Mindfulness Really Change Your Brain?

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- Meditation and other mindfulness practices may improve your attention, but they won't lead to structural changes in your brain in the short-term, according to a new study. Previous studies have shown that learning new...

'5/24/2022 11:05:28 AM'

A Child's Pet Dog May Shield Them From Crohn's Disease

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- Add a lower risk of Crohn's disease to the many benefits of having a dog during childhood, a new study suggests. Sorry, cat lovers, researchers didn't find a similar benefit for you. "We did not see the same results with...

'5/24/2022 11:05:27 AM'

Annual Health Care Costs Rise by $2,000 for Americans Who Vape

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 -- Think vaping is cheap? A study from the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing reports that annual health care costs for users of electronic cigarettes were $2,024 more per person than for those who use...

'5/23/2022 9:05:37 PM'

Gay Community Most Vulnerable to Monkeypox Threat, Vaccines Available Soon: CDC

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 -- At a Monday media briefing, U.S. public health officials said they are tracking a handful of travel-related monkeypox cases that have been reported across the country. Anyone can catch monkeypox, but at this time it appears...

'5/23/2022 4:05:59 PM'

Lower Incomes May Mean Lower Survival After Heart Attack

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 -- If you're poor and have a severe type of heart attack, the chance you'll live through it is significantly lower than that of someone with more money, new research shows. The finding underscores the need to close a divide in...

'5/23/2022 4:05:19 PM'

1 Dirty Pool, Many Cases of E. Coli: Summer's Swimming Danger

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 -- As the weather warms and families flock to pools, dirty water may dampen the fun. Swimmers at a Pennsylvania community pool learned that the hard way when in June 2021 more than a dozen kids were seriously sickened by two...

'5/23/2022 2:05:56 PM'

Emergency Shipment of Baby Formula Arrives From Europe

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 -- A 35-ton shipment of hypoallergenic baby formula from Switzerland arrived in the United States on Sunday, the first delivery in what the Biden administration is calling "Operation Fly Formula" to deal with a nationwide...