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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.

Nations Fail to Agree on Treaty on Preventing Next Pandemic

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

Nations Fail to Agree on Treaty on Preventing Next Pandemic

Following two years of tough negotiations, efforts to craft a global treaty to help countries fight future pandemics have failed, the World Health Organization has acknowledged.

"WHO Member States have ended intensive negotiations aimed at strengthening global capacities to respond to future pandemics and outbreaks in the wake of the COVID... Full Page

Binge-Eating Disorder Could Be Tougher to Kick Than Thought

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

Binge-Eating Disorder Could Be Tougher to Kick Than Thought

Prior studies have suggested that binge eating disorder may not last long, but a more rigorous look at the illness finds that just isn't so.

“The big takeaway is that binge-eating disorder does improve with time, but for many people it lasts years,” said study first author Kristin Javaras, assistant psychologist in the Division of Wome... Full Page

Bird Flu Found in Beef Tissue; Officials Say It Did Not Enter Food Supply

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

Bird Flu Found in Beef Tissue; Officials Say It Did Not Enter Food Supply

TUESDAY, May 28 -- Bird flu virus has been detected in beef tissue from a sick dairy cow, but U.S. health officials stressed the country's meat supply remains safe.

In an update issued Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said the cow had been culled because it was sick and the meat did not enter the food supply.

The ag... Full Page

Scientists Developing mRNA-Based Vaccine Against H5N1 Bird Flu

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

Scientists Developing mRNA-Based Vaccine Against H5N1 Bird Flu

An experimental mRNA vaccine against the H5N1 avian flu is highly effective in preventing severe illness and death in lab animals, researchers report.

The vaccine could help fight the H5N1 bird flu outbreaks now spreading in wild birds, poultry and cows in the United States, researchers said.

Stopping those outbreaks is key to preven... Full Page

AI Headphones Let Listeners Hear Just One Voice in a Crowd

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

AI Headphones Let Listeners Hear Just One Voice in a Crowd

New AI headphone technology can help people “tune in” to specific folks in a crowd, allowing them to better hear a speaker even in noisy environments.

With the system, called “Target Speech Hearing,” a user wearing headphones looks at a person speaking for three to five seconds to “enroll” them, researchers report.

The AI... Full Page

Even a Small Urban Garden Can Boost Your Microbiome

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

Even a Small Urban Garden Can Boost Your Microbiome

A small urban garden can contribute to your health, especially if the garden contains rich soil, a new study shows.

A one-month indoor gardening period increased the bacterial diversity of participants’ skin and appeared to improve their response to inflammation, researchers found.

Growing, harvesting and consuming food produced in... Full Page

Weighted Blankets May Not Help Troubled Children Sleep

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

Weighted Blankets May Not Help Troubled Children Sleep

Weighted blankets are trendy items, largely based on the idea that the pressure of a heavy blanket will help a person more easily slip into slumber.

But they do little to help troubled children sleep better, a new study has found.

There was no difference in sleep between weighted and normal blankets among a group of 30 children ages ... Full Page

Strategy Could Expand Stem Cell Donor Pool for People Battling Blood Cancers

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

Strategy Could Expand Stem Cell Donor Pool for People Battling Blood Cancers

An older drug used in a new way could open the path for more patients with potentially deadly blood cancers to receive a lifesaving stem cell transplant, a new study finds.

The drug, cyclophosphamide, could help patients receive a stem cell transplant even if the donor isn’t a relative and only partially matches their blood type, researc... Full Page

CDC Warns Again of Salmonella Tied to Backyard Poultry

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

CDC Warns Again of Salmonella Tied to Backyard Poultry

Backyard chickens are causing outbreaks of salmonella across the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.

About 109 people in 29 states have gotten sick from salmonella after touching or caring for backyard poultry, the CDC said in a health advisory.

Of those, 33 people have been hospitalized, the CDC... Full Page

Epidurals Linked to Better Outcomes After Childbirth

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 28, 2024

Epidurals Linked to Better Outcomes After Childbirth

Women who get an epidural during delivery appear to have a marked reduction in serious complications the first few weeks after giving birth, a new study shows.

A painkilling epidural can reduce risk by 35% in women for complications like heart attack, heart failure, blood infection and hysterectomy that can occur as a result of delivery, r... Full Page

Are You a 'Stress Bragger'? It's Probably Backfiring

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 27, 2024

Are You a 'Stress Bragger'? It's Probably Backfiring

"Ugh, I'm so busy these days I can barely think straight. It's so crazy."

No doubt some friend or coworker (maybe even yourself) has moaned about how stressed and overworked they are.

Sometimes its fully justified, but in many cases folks see it as "stress bragging," or "busy bragging," signaling how important and needed t... Full Page

Moms, Even When Kids Reject Your Advice, It's Still Helping Them

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 27, 2024

Moms, Even When Kids Reject Your Advice, It's Still Helping Them

Does advising your teen sometimes feel like talking to the proverbial brick wall?

Don't fret: New research shows that even when your preteen or teen gives your advice a flat "no way," your counsel is probably having an impact.

It may simply be tucked away by your child, ready for use another day.

“The kids are at an age whe... Full Page

Tea Was a Real Life Saver in 18th Century England

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 27, 2024

Tea Was a Real Life Saver in 18th Century England

Sipped from porcelain cups amid the music of Mozart and periwigs of the 1700s, tea was introduced to England and began its quiet work saving thousands of lives, new research confirms.

It wasn't the leaves that kept tea drinkers out of danger: It was the boiled water tea was served in.

Unboiled water had long left England's resident... Full Page

Had a Joint Replaced? Your Infection Risk May Rise After Chemotherapy

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 27, 2024

Had a Joint Replaced? Your Infection Risk May Rise After Chemotherapy

If you're one of the millions of Americans walking around with a new knee or hip, your odds for an infection in that joint rise if you ever have to undergo cancer chemotherapy, researchers report.

“Given the number of people of receiving total joint replacements each year, as well as the cost both physically, emotionally and financially ... Full Page

Stay Safe From the Sun & That Backyard Grill This Memorial Day

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 26, 2024

Stay Safe From the Sun & That Backyard Grill This Memorial Day

Memorial Day means firing up that backyard grill for the season, hopefully under warm, sunny skies.

You can be sure to enjoy the day without hazards by taking a few simple precautions, said Dr. Mike Ren, an associate professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Watch out for rising hea... Full Page

Gardeners, Landscapers: Watch Out for These High Heat Danger Signs

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 25, 2024

Gardeners, Landscapers: Watch Out for These High Heat Danger Signs

Climate change is pushing daytime summer temperatures higher for longer periods of time, and that can spell real danger for folks who work outside, like gardeners and landscapers.

Protecting yourself in the heat and knowing the warning signs of heat-related illness is crucial, said Chris Enroth, horticulture educator at University of Illin... Full Page

In Experiments, Mice Got Ill From Raw Milk Carrying Bird Flu Virus

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 24, 2024

In Experiments, Mice Got Ill From Raw Milk Carrying Bird Flu Virus

Confirming the dangers of drinking raw cow's milk when the H5N1 avian flu virus is circulating in U.S. dairy herds, researchers found that mice fed the milk quickly got ill.

"Our data indicate that HPAI A[H5N1] virus in untreated milk can infect susceptible animals that consume it," concluded a team led by virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka, of... Full Page

Colon Cancers Are Rising Among the Young: Know the Warning Signs

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 24, 2024

Colon Cancers Are Rising Among the Young: Know the Warning Signs

Colon cancer is increasingly hitting Americans under the age of 50, and a new study outlines the warning signs that these young patients first encounter.

The analysis was based on data from 80 different studies, involving almost 25 million patients under the age of 50.

In nearly half (45%) of cases, blood in stools was an initial s... Full Page

FDA Panel Gives Nod to Blood Test for Colon Cancer

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter May 24, 2024

FDA Panel Gives Nod to Blood Test for Colon Cancer

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended the approval of a new blood test that can spot colon cancer.

The panel voted 7-2 that the benefits outweighed the risks when using the Guardant Health's Shield test for colon cancer.

“The advisory committee’s strong support for the approval of Shield ... Full Page

Louisiana Votes to Make Abortion Pills Controlled Substances

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter May 24, 2024

Louisiana Votes to Make Abortion Pills Controlled Substances

Louisiana has become the first state to pass a law that designates abortion pills as dangerous controlled substances.

Once Gov. Jeff Landry signs the bill into law, as he is expected to do, possession of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol without a prescription would be a crime punishable with possible fines and jail time.

Louisi... Full Page

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