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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.

Expert Offers Tips to Control Excessive Sweating

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter July 20, 2024

Expert Offers Tips to Control Excessive Sweating

Sweating in the heat, while exercising or when under stress is natural and expected.

But if you find yourself excessively sweating in the absence of those conditions, you might have a condition known as hyperhidrosis, one expert says.

That form of excessive sweating "can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life,” ... Full Page

German Patient is 7th Person Probably Cured of HIV

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

German Patient is 7th Person Probably Cured of HIV

A German man has become the seventh person to apparently be cured of HIV, researchers report.

The 60-year-old man, referred to as the “next Berlin Patient,” was treated with a stem cell transplant in October 2015 for acute myeloid leukemia, researchers said.

He stopped taking the antiretroviral drugs needed to suppress HIV in Sep... Full Page

Studies Support Use of Daily Antibiotic to Prevent STDs in High-Risk Groups

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

Studies Support Use of Daily Antibiotic to Prevent STDs in High-Risk Groups

It's long been known that popping the antibiotic doxycycline within 72 hours of a risky sexual encounter can greatly reduce a person's risk for a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recommended this type of "morning after" strategy last month.

But what if folks ... Full Page

FDA Allows Marketing of Vuse Tobacco-Flavored Vapes

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

FDA Allows Marketing of Vuse Tobacco-Flavored Vapes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized the sale of the country's best-selling e-cigarette.

The agency's decision only applies to several tobacco-flavored versions of the reusable product, sold as Vuse. In January 2023, the FDA rejected R.J. Reynold’s application for its more popular menthol flavor, but the company h... Full Page

Mushroom Gummies That Sickened Users Contained Illicit Psilocybin

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

Mushroom Gummies That Sickened Users Contained Illicit Psilocybin

Mushroom gummies being sold to promote brain function might instead contain harmful ingredients not listed on the label, including illicit psilocybin, the hallucinogen found in “magic” mushrooms, experts warn in new report.

Five people in Virginia, including a 3-year-old child, have been sickened by the gummies, University of Virginia ... Full Page

Too Many Breast Cancer Survivors Miss Out on Genetic Screening

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

Too Many Breast Cancer Survivors Miss Out on Genetic Screening

Many breast cancer patients aren’t getting genetic counseling and testing that could help them get the most effective treatment, a new study finds.

Only three-quarters of patients eligible for genetic testing after their breast cancer diagnosis actually received it, researchers reported July 15 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.Full Page

Fat Cats Purrfect for Studying Obesity in Humans

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

Fat Cats Purrfect for Studying Obesity in Humans

Pudgy with a purpose: Fat cats could help humans better understand the way gut bacteria influences conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes, a new study claims.

Food-related changes in obese cats’ gut microbiome have striking similarities to the way diet affects the gut of humans, researchers reported recently in the journal Scie... Full Page

Current Gene Screens Miss Many at High Cancer Risk: Study

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

Current Gene Screens Miss Many at High Cancer Risk: Study

As good as many genetic tests might be, a deeper look at the DNA of over 44,000 people identified many who carried genes that hike their risks for cancer, researchers said.

"This study is a wake-up call, showing us that current national guidelines for genetic screenings are missing too many people at high risk of cancer," said lead author ... Full Page

Ancient Viruses Might Be Spurring Modern-Day Cancers

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

Ancient Viruses Might Be Spurring Modern-Day Cancers

Cancer growth can be fueled by flecks of ancient viral DNA lodged into the genetics of modern humans, a new study says.

Overall, about 8% of the human genome is made of bits of DNA left behind by viruses that infected our primate ancestors, researchers say.

Called “endogenous retroviruses,” these DNA fragments have long been cons... Full Page

One Emotion Drives Teens to Scroll Through Instagram

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

One Emotion Drives Teens to Scroll Through Instagram

Boredom is the key emotion behind most teens’ use of Instagram, a new study says.

Teens open the app because they’re bored, then sift through its contents looking for interesting bits to relieve their boredom, researchers report.

Then, bored by slogging through the site’s “content soup,” the teens log off, researchers found... Full Page

Dental Veneers: Everything You Need to Know

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter July 19, 2024

Dental Veneers: Everything You Need to Know

Looking for a brand new smile?

Many people with chipped, worn or indelibly stained teeth may ponder the possibility of veneers. They're wholly cosmetic, typically aren't covered by dental insurance and can cost thousands of dollars, so it's best to understand veneers well before you embark on getting them.

Experts at the Cleveland Cl... Full Page

Endometriosis Linked to Four-fold Higher Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Endometriosis Linked to Four-fold Higher Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Women who struggle with endometriosis may be vulnerable to another health danger: New research shows they are about four times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who don't have the painful condition.

The odds are even worse for women with severe forms of endometriosis, as they are at least 9.7 times more likely to be diagnose... Full Page

Fall of Roe v. Wade Has Made Access to Ob/Gyns Tougher in Many States: Report

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Fall of Roe v. Wade Has Made Access to Ob/Gyns Tougher in Many States: Report

Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, even more women have struggled to find reproductive care, a new report warns.

Issued Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund, the report shows that women living in states long plagued by health disparities -- particularly in the Southeast -- have been harmed the most. And it isn't... Full Page

Long COVID Risk Has Declined Over the Pandemic and Vaccines May Be Key

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Long COVID Risk Has Declined Over the Pandemic and Vaccines May Be Key

You're far less likely to develop Long COVID now than you were in the midst of the pandemic, promising new data shows.

Changes in strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are playing a role in the lowered risk, but so are the proven benefits of vaccination, the study authors said.

“The research on declining rates of l... Full Page

Altered Mealtimes Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Shift Workers

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Altered Mealtimes Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Shift Workers

Folks need to have their meals at regular intervals or risk slipping into anxiety or depression, a new study of airline personnel has found.

Delaying breakfast or dinner appears to increase a person’s risk of developing a mood disorder, researchers report.

The study also found that confining meals to a 12-hour “eating window” e... Full Page

Race, Insurance Stop Many Hispanics From Getting Post-Stroke Care

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Race, Insurance Stop Many Hispanics From Getting Post-Stroke Care

Hispanic people -- particularly those without insurance -- are less likely to get the additional care needed to recover from a stroke, a new study finds.

Hispanic folks are less likely to be treated at a rehab facility or receive home health care following hospitalization for a stroke, compared to white and Black people, according to resul... Full Page

Telemedicine May Help Folks Battling Opioid Addiction Stick With Treatment

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Telemedicine May Help Folks Battling Opioid Addiction Stick With Treatment

Telemedicine could be a better way to get opioid addicts to seek out and stick with treatment, a new study suggests.

People referred to an addiction treatment clinic following a telemedicine evaluation were more likely to show up to their first appointment than those whose referral resulted from an ER visit, researchers reported recently i... Full Page

Retired Rugby Players Face Risks for Dementia, CTE

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Retired Rugby Players Face Risks for Dementia, CTE

Alix Popham played in two rugby World Cups and won a Six Nations Grand Slam before retiring in 2011 as a professional in the rough-and-tumble game.

By 2020, he had already been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disabling brain disease long linked to repeated head trauma.

Emb... Full Page

Science Reveals 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical's Mind-Altering Effects

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Science Reveals 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical's Mind-Altering Effects

“Magic” mushrooms achieve their psychedelic effects by temporarily scrambling a brain network involved in introspective thinking like daydreaming and remembering, a new study reports.

Brain scans of people who took psilocybin -- the psychedelic drug in ‘shrooms -- revealed that the substance causes profound and widespread temporary c... Full Page

Is Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes Facing 'Diabetes Distress'?

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 18, 2024

Is Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes Facing 'Diabetes Distress'?

Children born with type 1 diabetes are much more likely to develop certain mental health issues than those without the condition, a new study warns.

Kids with type 1 diabetes are more than twice as likely to develop a mood disorder and 50% more likely to suffer from anxiety than other children, researchers reported June 17 in the journal <... Full Page

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