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23 Sep

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Expectant moms who receive mRNA Covid-19 vaccines pass antibodies to their newborns, researchers find.

22 Sep

More Women Using Pot for Menopause Symptoms, Study Finds

More women are using pot to help combat sleeping problems and mood issues brought on by menopause, researchers say.

21 Sep

1 in 5 Kids Eating More Fast Food During the Pandemic: Poll Results

While 50 percent of families report eating healthier during COVID, 20 percent are serving fast food to their kids more often, researchers say.

Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter September 23, 2021

Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Insulin resistance can make you more than twice as likely to develop major depression, even if you haven't developed full-blown diabetes, a new study reports.

Initially healthy people who later developed prediabetes were 2.6 times more likely to come down with major depression during a nine-year follow-up period, according to the findings.... Full Page

Diabetes Drug Might Help Women With Preeclampsia Prolong Their Pregnancy

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter September 23, 2021

Diabetes Drug Might Help Women With Preeclampsia Prolong Their Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may help stave off preterm birth among women who develop pregnancy-related high blood pressure.

Preeclampsia is marked by a sudden spike in blood pressure, protein in urine, or other problems during pregnancy. Preterm preeclampsi... Full Page

Signs of Early Alzheimer's May Be Spotted in Brain Stem

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter September 23, 2021

Signs of Early Alzheimer's May Be Spotted in Brain Stem

THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Certain changes in a part of the brain stem, visible in scans, might be a potential early indicator of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Using different brain imaging techniques, researchers found that lesser "integrity" in the brain stem region was linked to a faster... Full Page

EPA to Sharply Limit Refrigerant Production in New Climate Rule

Steven Reinberg September 23, 2021

EPA to Sharply Limit Refrigerant Production in New Climate Rule

In a move to combat global warming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that it will restrict U.S. production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% over the next 15 years.

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are potent greenhouse gases often used in refrigerators and air conditioners, and they are vastly more powerful th... Full Page

AHA News: High School Football Player Tackles Stroke, Heart Condition

American Heart Association News September 23, 2021

AHA News: High School Football Player Tackles Stroke, Heart Condition

On a morning this past February, 16-year-old Carson Cathey got up, went downstairs and scarfed down a donut and glass of milk. His father, Patrick, also was awake, and they had a conversation before Carson decided to return to bed.

About two hours later, Patrick heard a thud. He found Carson – a 6-foot-4, 282-pound defensive lineman at O... Full Page

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

Robin Foster and Cara Murez HealthDay Reporters September 23, 2021

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and for those at high risk of severe COVID-19.

Under the emergency use authorization, the booster shots should be given at least six months after a person is fully vaccinated.

Wednesday's move is likely the beginning of a staggered cam... Full Page

Dairy Foods May Be Good for You After All

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 23, 2021

Dairy Foods May Be Good for You After All

You remember the ad. It asked if you've "got milk?" and said that "milk does a body good."

So, does it? New research suggests it might.

In the study, people who consumed more dairy fat actually had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who drank or ate less dairy, CNN reported.

"Increasing eviden... Full Page

Cancer in Hispanics: Good News and Bad

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter September 23, 2021

Cancer in Hispanics: Good News and Bad

THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic people in the United States have lower cancer rates than white people, but they are much more likely to develop certain preventable cancers.

"The good news is that overall cancer rates are lower in Hispanic people, but we are seeing very high rates of infectious disease... Full Page

Can Llama Antibodies Fight COVID in Humans? New Research Says They Might

Cara Murez September 23, 2021

Can Llama Antibodies Fight COVID in Humans? New Research Says They Might

The future of COVID-19 treatments might include a tiny antibody made by llamas.

British researchers credit a llama named Fifi with their finding.

The investigators said these llama nanobodies, which are also produced by camels, could eventually be produced in a lab and administered by a nasal spray, binding tightly to the COVID-19 vi... Full Page

Could Your Genes Be to Blame for Your Kid's Aversion to Broccoli?

Steven Reinberg September 23, 2021

Could Your Genes Be to Blame for Your Kid's Aversion to Broccoli?

Parents and their children often share numerous traits -- including a dislike for broccoli and other veggies in the same family.

Noxious enzymes from bacteria in saliva may be the reason why, a new study suggests.

Levels of these compounds are similar in parents and children, which might be why these vegetables are turnoffs for ... Full Page

Study Probes Relationship Between Migraines and Sleep

Cara Murez September 23, 2021

Study Probes Relationship Between Migraines and Sleep

Do migraines cause poor sleep or does poor sleep cause migraines?

Though it's hard to say, it does appear that there's a difference in how well people with migraine think they sleep and how well they really do.

A large research analysis published online Sept. 22 in the journal Neurology found that adults and children with ... Full Page

U.S. Meth Overdose Deaths Tripled in Recent Years

Steven Reinberg September 23, 2021

U.S. Meth Overdose Deaths Tripled in Recent Years

Deaths from methamphetamine overdoses in the United States nearly tripled between 2015 and 2019, health officials report in a new study.

While the number of methamphetamine users did not increase as steeply, researchers said frequent use of methamphetamine, and using other drugs at the same time, may have contributed to the increase in o... Full Page

Common Hormone Disorder in Women Costs U.S. $8 Billion a Year

Steven Reinberg September 23, 2021

Common Hormone Disorder in Women Costs U.S. $8 Billion a Year

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) — the most common hormone disorder in women of child-bearing age — is costly.

In 2020, diagnosing and treating this disorder cost an estimated $8 billion in the United States, according to a Full Page

Childhood Trauma Linked With Higher Odds for Adult Neurological Ills

Steven Reinberg September 23, 2021

Childhood Trauma Linked With Higher Odds for Adult Neurological Ills

Kids who suffer abuse, neglect or household dysfunction are more likely to have neurological problems like stroke or headaches as adults, researchers report.

"Traumatic events in childhood have been linked in previous studies to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, riskier health behaviors like smoking and drug use, and decreased lif... Full Page

U.S. to Buy 500 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses for Global Donation

Steven Reinberg September 22, 2021

U.S. to Buy 500 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses for Global Donation

The United States will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine that it will donate to countries in need, President Biden announced at a virtual summit on the pandemic Wednesday.

The United States is doubling its purchase of the vaccine to 1 billion doses as Biden hopes 70% of the world's population can be vaccinated wi... Full Page

18 Million Americans Can't Pay for Needed Meds

Steven Reinberg September 22, 2021

18 Million Americans Can't Pay for Needed Meds

As many as 18 million Americans can't afford their prescribed medications, a new nationwide poll finds.

That's 7% of the adult population in the United States. But when it comes to households making less than $24,000 per year, the percentage jumps to 19%, the West Health/Gallup poll revealed.

Here are the key findings:

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Risk for the Heart

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter September 22, 2021

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Risk for the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who undergo radiation for cancer in the left breast have a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a new study finds.

Among women who received radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer, 10.5% developed coronary artery disease over the next 27 years, r... Full Page

AHA News: Food Insecurity's Long-Term Health Consequences

American Heart Association News September 22, 2021

AHA News: Food Insecurity's Long-Term Health Consequences

For some people, the subject of hunger conjures up tragic images of starving people with swollen bellies in blighted, desolate parts of the world.

In this country, the picture is different. Food insecurity affects millions of people in the United States whose suffering may not appear so grim on the outside, but whose mental and physical he... Full Page

CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

Robin Foster and Steven Reinberg September 22, 2021

CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on Wednesday to discuss which Americans, if any, should get Pfizer booster shots to rev up their immunity to COVID-19.

Their recommendation will follow a decision by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel to only give booster shots to those over 65... Full Page

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Cara Murez September 22, 2021

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

One way to help protect newborns from COVID-19 is for women to get their COVID vaccine while pregnant.

A new study found that mothers-to-be who had either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine passed high levels of antibodies to their infants.

Researchers from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine discovered that 100% of 36 newborns... Full Page

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