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20 Oct

Teenagers Are Quitting HS Sports Due to Body Image Concerns Driven by Social Media

More teens are quitting HS sports saying they don’t look right for the sports based on what they see in the media and social media, according to a new study.

19 Oct

COVID-19 Linked to Increased Risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a Rare but Serious Autoimmune Disorder, New Study Finds

In a new study, participants recently infected with COVID-19 were six times more likely to develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, where the immune system attacks the nerves.

18 Oct

Adult ADHD Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

A new study finds adults with ADHD are nearly 3 times more likely to develop dementia compared to those without the condition.

9/11 Responders May Face Higher Odds for Dementia

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

9/11 Responders May Face Higher Odds for Dementia

After helping America through one of its worst tragedies, some responders to the events of 9/11 may now face another foe: Heightened risks for dementia.

A new study looks at the health of thousands of firemen, construction workers and others who worked at the World Trade Center (WTC) site for almost a year after the attacks. Many were exp... Full Page

Dad Plays Role in His Infant's Microbiome

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

Dad Plays Role in His Infant's Microbiome

Dads appear to make a small but important contribution to a newborn baby’s gut health, a new study discovers.

Many microbes found in babies throughout their first year of life originate in the father rather than the mother, researchers report June 12 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

Most importantly, these include <... Full Page

More Sickened After Eating Diamond Shruumz Bars, Cones and Gummies

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

More Sickened After Eating Diamond Shruumz Bars, Cones and Gummies

The number of people severely sickened after consuming mushroom edibles sold as Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones or Gummies has risen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

As of Monday, "a total of 12 illnesses have been reported from eight states," the FDA noted in an updated advisory. "All 12 people have reporte... Full Page

Biden Administration Pushes for Rule Wiping Medical Debt From Credit Reports

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

Biden Administration Pushes for Rule Wiping Medical Debt From Credit Reports

In an effort to keep medical debt from destroying credit scores, the Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is moving ahead with a proposal that would remove health care bills from consideration in credit checks.

Along with making it easier for folks to rent an apartment, get a mortgage or buy a car, the proposed rule would prevent... Full Page

About 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Practice Yoga

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

About 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Practice Yoga

Nearly 1 in every 6 U.S. adults have engaged in the ancient practice of yoga over the past year, new government data shows.

In fact, as Americans increasingly turn to alternative or complementary health approaches, "the largest increases [have been] in the practice of yoga," noted researchers Nazik Elgaddal and Julie Weeks. They're with th... Full Page

There's Another 'Magic' Mushroom Being Sold in Gummies -- But It Can Kill

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

There's Another 'Magic' Mushroom Being Sold in Gummies -- But It Can Kill

Growing public fascination with “magic” psilocybin mushrooms as a trendy treatment for depression had led to increased interest in another type of psychedelic mushroom, a new study reports.

Unfortunately, this second sort of shroom -- known as Amanita muscaria -- can be more toxic than fentanyl, cocaine and PCP, researchers sa... Full Page

Scientists Find Possible Antidote to Black Widow Spider Bite

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

Scientists Find Possible Antidote to Black Widow Spider Bite

A potential human-specific antidote to black widow spider venom has been discovered, researchers report.

They have identified an antibody that effectively neutralizes black widow venom in lab tests of cell cultures, according to a study published June 12 in the journal Frontiers in Immunology.

This antibody, or ones like it,... Full Page

Depression Could Take Toll on Memory With Age

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

Depression Could Take Toll on Memory With Age

Depression and memory declines may be closely linked in older people, new research suggests.

“Our study shows that the relationship between depression and poor memory cuts both ways, with depressive symptoms preceding memory decline and memory decline linked to subsequent depressive symptoms," said senior study author Dr. Dorina Cadar, o... Full Page

Kidney Trouble Could Mean Tooth Loss for Older Women

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

Kidney Trouble Could Mean Tooth Loss for Older Women

Older women with chronic kidney disease might wind up losing so many teeth they aren’t able to chew and talk effectively, a new study warns.

Postmenopausal women with kidney disease are about 40% more likely to have fewer than 20 teeth, the minimum number needed to adequately chew and speak, researchers reported June 12 in the journal Full Page

Exercise at One Time of Day Might Be Best for Blood Sugar Control

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

Exercise at One Time of Day Might Be Best for Blood Sugar Control

Folks trying to control their blood sugar levels might do best to work out in the evening, a new study suggests.

Exercise performed between 6 p.m. and midnight appeared to be better at controlling blood sugar levels all day long, according to results published June 10 in the journal Obesity.

This was particularly true of peo... Full Page

Any Trip to Mars Might Destroy Astronaut's Kidneys: Study

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 12, 2024

Any Trip to Mars Might Destroy Astronaut's Kidneys: Study

Mankind is eyeing Mars as its next grand expedition, but the human body might not be capable of dealing with such a journey, a new study warns.

It’s very likely that an astronaut’s kidneys could be permanently damaged by cosmic radiation during a years-long mission to Mars, researchers reported June 11 in the journal Nature Communi... Full Page

Moving Off the Couch Brings Healthy Aging: Study Finds Benefit

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

Moving Off the Couch Brings Healthy Aging: Study Finds Benefit

It's tempting to binge-watch TV, but yet another study finds that when it comes to healthy aging, the less time on your sofa, the better.

The study looked at 20 years of data on more than 45,000 people taking part in the Nurses' Health Study. All were at least age 50 in 1992 and free of chronic disease when they entered the study.

Re... Full Page

Expert Panel Develops New Definition of Long COVID

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

Expert Panel Develops New Definition of Long COVID

A new proposed definition for Long COVID could help patients get the help they need, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says.

Long COVID is a chronic condition that occurs after COVID-19 infection and is present for at least three months, the new definition holds.

Federal officials asked th... Full Page

Space Travel Can Upset Human Immune Systems

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

Space Travel Can Upset Human Immune Systems

Astronauts orbiting the Earth tend to suffer from immune system problems such as infections and the reactivation of dormant viruses, even on short-term space flights.

That appears to be because a lack of gravity causes the immune system to go awry during space travel, a new study has found.

Immune cells appear to grow differently in ... Full Page

Study Casts Doubt on Standard Test for Athletes' Concussion

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

Study Casts Doubt on Standard Test for Athletes' Concussion

A test used to gauge whether a college athlete has suffered a concussion is right only half the time and may be useless, new research finds.

The test used by the NCAA, which oversees college sports, measures an athlete's cognitive skills, and is one of three tests (symptoms and balance tests being the other two) that doctors use to identi... Full Page

Short Commercial Space Flights May Not Have Big Impact on Health

Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

Short Commercial Space Flights May Not Have Big Impact on Health

TUESDAY, June 11, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The first all-civilian space mission is shedding light on the potential health risks facing private astronauts.

The takeaway: Short-duration spaceflights appear to pose none that are significant.

The study sample was small — four people who spent three days in low-earth orbit (LEO) on the... Full Page

FDA Advisors Support New Alzheimer's Drug

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

FDA Advisors Support New Alzheimer's Drug

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Monday to recommend that the benefits of a new drug for Alzheimer's outweigh its harms, which can include brain swelling and bleeding.

Eli Lilly's donanemab did slow declines in thinking skills in patients with early-stage Alzheimer's: Company data showed patients who ... Full Page

Many Louisiana Residents May Be Exposed to Sky-High Levels of Toxic Gas

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

Many Louisiana Residents May Be Exposed to Sky-High Levels of Toxic Gas

Many Louisiana residents are being exposed to a cancer-causing toxic gas that’s used in industrial settings, researchers report.

A cutting-edge mobile air-testing lab found dangerous levels of ethylene oxide along large stretches of Louisiana, sometimes at levels a thousand times higher than what is considered safe, according to findings... Full Page

FDA Warns of Paralyzing Poison Danger From Pacific Northwest Shellfish

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

FDA Warns of Paralyzing Poison Danger From Pacific Northwest Shellfish

Seafood lovers should steer clear of shellfish from Oregon and Washington state because of possible contamination with a paralyzing toxin, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned.

In an advisory, the FDA told consumers to avoid oysters and bay clams harvested from Netarts and Tillamook bays in northern Oregon since May 28, as well... Full Page

FDA, DOJ Form Task Force to Fight Illegal Vapes

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter June 11, 2024

FDA, DOJ Form Task Force to Fight Illegal Vapes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has joined up with the Department of Justice and several other federal agencies to do more to stop the sale of illegal e-cigarettes in this country.

In launching the newly created task force, the FDA aims "to coordinate and streamline efforts to bring all available criminal and... Full Page

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