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09 Dec

Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Pause Hormone Therapy During Pregnancy, New Study Finds

Younger breast cancer patients who want to have children can pause hormone therapy without increasing their risk of recurrence, researchers find.

08 Dec

The Majority of Kids Have Seen Pornography by 6th Grade, New Study Finds

The majority of adolescents have been exposed to pornography and many have felt pressured to send sexts, researchers say.

07 Dec

3 Secrets to Waking Up Alert and Energized Every Day

Sleep, exercise and a healthy breakfast are key to waking up alert and refreshed, scientists say.

Better Imaging Allows More Women to Opt for Breast-Conserving Surgery

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

Better Imaging Allows More Women to Opt for Breast-Conserving Surgery

Mastectomy has long been the standard of care for certain breast cancer patients, but it still may be more extensive than many women need, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that many women who have two or even three breast tumors may be able to have breast-conserving lumpectomies instead of having the entire breast removed.

Tha... Full Page

Black Patients With Brain Tumors Less Likely to Get Surgery Than Whites

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

Black Patients With Brain Tumors Less Likely to Get Surgery Than Whites

Black patients with brain tumors may be less likely to have surgery recommended to them than white patients are, according to a large U.S. study.

The research, which looked at two national databases, found that on average, Black patients were less likely to have surgery recommended for any of four types of brain tumor. That included three ... Full Page

Workplace Fumes, Dust Could Raise Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

Workplace Fumes, Dust Could Raise Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The air where you work could be increasing your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.

Breathing in the fumes from commercial vapors, gases and solvents -- and even common dusts found in the workplace -- appears to increase chances of the chronic autoimmune joint disorder, researchers reported Dec. 6 in the Anna... Full Page

Gene Test Might Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Skip Radiation After Lumpectomy

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

Gene Test Might Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Skip Radiation After Lumpectomy

A new genetic test may help determine which people with breast cancer can safely skip radiation after breast-conserving surgery to remove their tumor.

Individuals with invasive breast cancer who had low scores on an investigational gene panel were just as likely to experience a recurrence if they received radiation therapy after breas... Full Page

What Is Stiff-Person Syndrome, the Illness Afflicting Celine Dion?

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

What Is Stiff-Person Syndrome, the Illness Afflicting Celine Dion?

Stiff-person syndrome: Superstar singer Celine Dion announced Thursday that she is living with this rare neurological condition and has canceled and postponed tour dates to deal with her health issues.

"Recently, I've been diagnosed with a very rare neurological disorder called the stiff-person syndrome, which affects something like one in... Full Page

AHA News: You're Not a Polar Bear: The Plunge Into Cold Water Comes With Risks

By American Heart Association News December 9, 2022

AHA News: You're Not a Polar Bear: The Plunge Into Cold Water Comes With Risks

Jumping into icy cold water in the dead of winter might seem like a crazy idea, but the so-called polar bear plunge has become a popular activity, often paired with raising money for charity.

Boosting its allure is another anything-but-hot trend, the practice of cold therapy, based on the belief that exposing the body to cold water and air... Full Page

Cats Now Have an FDA-Approved Pill to Treat Their Diabetes

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

Cats Now Have an FDA-Approved Pill to Treat Their Diabetes

Owners whose cats have diabetes now have a new option to care for the condition in their otherwise healthy pets.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first pill to improve control of diabetes in some cats.

The drug, called Bexacat (bexagliflozin tablets), is not insulin and is not meant for cats who have t... Full Page

Are Retired NFL Players Aging Faster Than Other Men?

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

Are Retired NFL Players Aging Faster Than Other Men?

Former elite football players may age faster than their more average peers, a new study suggests.

NFL players, especially former linemen, had fewer disease-free years and earlier high blood pressure and diabetes diagnoses. Two age-related diseases, arthritis and dementia, were also more commonly found in former football players than in ot... Full Page

Twins Study Shows Exercise Altering How Genes Behave

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

Twins Study Shows Exercise Altering How Genes Behave

One might expect identical twins to have the same health outcomes.

But it’s not just genetics that makes a notable difference in their weight and in how their genes behave, according to a new study. Exercise can alter genetic markers of metabolic disease -- any of the diseases or disorders that disrupt normal metabolism.

The study... Full Page

Your Dog's Behavior Is in Its DNA

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 9, 2022

Your Dog's Behavior Is in Its DNA

Is your pooch a herder or a hunter? You can try taking them to a trainer, but new research shows much of their behavior is hardwired in their DNA.

For the new study, researchers analyzed DNA samples from more than 200 dog breeds and surveyed 46,000 pet-owners to try to suss out why certain breeds act the way they do.

“The largest, ... Full Page

Just Being Healthy Might Prevent Many Cases of Crohn's, Colitis

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Just Being Healthy Might Prevent Many Cases of Crohn's, Colitis

Folks who follow a handful of healthy habits can dramatically reduce their risk of developing an inflammatory bowel disease, a new study reports.

Adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent up to 60% of cases of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to research published Dec. 6 in the journal .

"To our surp... Full Page

Buying Testosterone on the Internet Comes With Dangers: Study

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Buying Testosterone on the Internet Comes With Dangers: Study

With more American men turning to testosterone therapy as a way to boost energy levels, build muscle and tackle erectile dysfunction, it’s no wonder that web-based merchants have stepped into the breach, seeking to grab market share away from doctors and pharmacies.

But are online testosterone purchases safe? No, a new investigation... Full Page

FDA OKs Bivalent COVID Boosters for Kids 6 Months and Older

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

FDA OKs Bivalent COVID Boosters for Kids 6 Months and Older

The updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now approved for use in children as young as 6 months of age, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

Children can receive either a Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster shot, although the rules differ depending on their age and what type of vaccine they got as their primary s... Full Page

Vitamin D Might Help Shield the Aging Brain

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Vitamin D Might Help Shield the Aging Brain

Older adults who harbor more vitamin D in their brains may stay mentally sharper, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that when older adults had higher levels of vitamin D in their brain tissue, they tended to perform better on standard tests of memory and thinking. They were also less likely to have dementia or milder cognitive i... Full Page

Celine Dion Reveals Stiff-Person Syndrome Diagnosis, Cancels Tour

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Celine Dion Reveals Stiff-Person Syndrome Diagnosis, Cancels Tour

Singer Celine Dion announced Thursday that she is living with a rare neurological condition called stiff-person syndrome.

Dion said she has canceled and postponed tour dates to deal with her health issues.

“As you know, I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before, but I’m ready now. I’ve been dea... Full Page

AHA News: He Collapsed After 2-on-2 Basketball Game Against His Son. His Teammate Saved His Life.

American Heart Association News December 8, 2022

AHA News: He Collapsed After 2-on-2 Basketball Game Against His Son. His Teammate Saved His Life.

On a sunny fall day, Baltimore dads Joe Greco and John Holschuh teamed up to take on their teenage sons in a game of 2-on-2 basketball in the Greco family's driveway.

The boys were tough foes. Teammates on their high school squad, the teens pushed their dads hard for an hour, leaving Greco and Holschuh tired and needing a break.

The ... Full Page

Antibody Drug Boosts Survival for Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Antibody Drug Boosts Survival for Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

A relatively new drug is boosting survival rates for women with a specific type of advanced breast cancer who haven't responded to other treatments, according to a pair of clinical trials.

The targeted antibody drug — trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd, sold under the brand name Enhertu) — dramatically outperformed an older antibody dr... Full Page

Breast Cancer Survivors Can Safely Pause Longer-Term Meds During Pregnancy

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Breast Cancer Survivors Can Safely Pause Longer-Term Meds During Pregnancy

Pausing longer-term hormonal therapies to have a baby will not raise a breast cancer survivor's risk of her tumor recurring, a new clinical trial concludes.

Women whose cancer is fueled by female hormones such as estrogen often are treated with medications -- such as aromatase inhibitors or tamoxifen -- that suppress those hormones or bl... Full Page

Melanoma Patients Who Fail Standard Meds May Have Another Option

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Melanoma Patients Who Fail Standard Meds May Have Another Option

An experimental therapy that uses the body's own immune system cells may beat a standard treatment for patients with advanced melanoma, a new clinical trial finds.

Researchers found that the therapy doubled the amount of time melanoma patients lived without their skin cancer progressing, versus a long-used drug called ipilimumab (Yerv... Full Page

Lasik Surgery Should Carry Warnings of Possible Complications, FDA Says

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Lasik Surgery Should Carry Warnings of Possible Complications, FDA Says

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Lasik eye surgery is a common vision-correcting procedure that many Americans view as safe and effective, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now drafted guidance that warns of potential complications.

Although many patients are happy with the results after surgery, the recommended new ... Full Page

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