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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.

What Is Chronic Sinusitis, and How Is it Treated?

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

What Is Chronic Sinusitis, and How Is it Treated?

Stuffy, sneezing, miserable: folks plagued by chronic sinusitis know the feeling all too well.

Experts at University of Cincinnati Health say it's also an all-too-common affliction, affecting an estimated 14.6% of Americans.

What is chronic sinusitis?

The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull at the back ... Full Page

Lab Study Questions Safety of Tattoo Ink Ingredients

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

Lab Study Questions Safety of Tattoo Ink Ingredients

Tattoos are a trendy way to decorate your body, but a new study reveals that the inks used in the process often contain unlisted substances that could cause health problems.

An analysis of tattoo inks from nine manufacturers in the United States found the contents rarely matched the label of the product.

Of 54 inks analyzed, nine out... Full Page

How to Calm Your Child After a Nightmare

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

How to Calm Your Child After a Nightmare

Most parents have experienced it: Your young child wakes up distraught, sure that the nightmare they've just suffered through is real.

Dr. Anis Rehman, an internal medicine specialist and consultant to the Sleep Foundation, says that about half of kids ages 3 to 6 experience frequent nightmares, and about 20% of kids ages 6 to 12 do. Both... Full Page

Cyberattack Stalls Prescription Dispensing at UnitedHealth

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

Cyberattack Stalls Prescription Dispensing at UnitedHealth

For nearly a week, prescription drug orders have been disrupted at thousands of pharmacies as the largest health insurer in the United States tries to fully restore services following a cyberattack.

The security breach was first detected last Wednesday at Change Healthcare, a division of UnitedHealth Group, and two senior federal law enfo... Full Page

Eye Ointments Sold at Walmart, CVS Recalled Due to Infection Risk

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

Eye Ointments Sold at Walmart, CVS Recalled Due to Infection Risk

Eye ointment products made in India and sold in the United States at Walmart, CVS and other retailers are being recalled due to a danger of infection.

Brassica Pharma Pvt. Ltd., of Maharastra, India, said it is recalling various eye lubricant products labeled Equate, CVS Health and AACE. Recalled products will have expiration dates rangin... Full Page

Fast-Food Outlets, Bars Aren't Great Neighbors for Your Heart

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

Fast-Food Outlets, Bars Aren't Great Neighbors for Your Heart

Living close to a pub, bar or fast-food restaurant doesn’t do your heart any favors, a new study finds.

Folks who live in close proximity to such establishments have a higher risk of heart failure, compared to those who live farther away, researchers report in the Feb. 27 issue of the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Full Page

1 in 5 People Who Attempt Suicide Have No Prior Mental Illness

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

1 in 5 People Who Attempt Suicide Have No Prior Mental Illness

One out of every five adults who attempt suicide never met the criteria for a mental illness by the time the attempt happened, new research shows.

“This finding challenges clinical notions of who is at risk for suicidal behavior and raises questions about the safety of limiting suicide risk screening to psychiatric populations,” conclu... Full Page

One Way to Reduce Child Obesity: Get Kids Moving More in Class

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

One Way to Reduce Child Obesity: Get Kids Moving More in Class

Regular standing and walking activities in the classroom can aid in the fight against childhood obesity, a new study shows.

Children who took part in the Active Movement program experienced an 8% reduction in their waist-to-height ratio, according to results from British primary schools.

Participation in sports also increased by 10%... Full Page

Firsthand Experience of Climate Change Disasters Is Stressing Teens

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

Firsthand Experience of Climate Change Disasters Is Stressing Teens

Weather disasters driven by climate change are stressing out U.S. teenagers, a new study warns.

Teens with the most firsthand experience of events like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, droughts and wildfires were more likely to show signs of mental distress than peers who hadn't been confronted with the effects of climate change, researchers... Full Page

Fat Around Men's Pancreas Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

Fat Around Men's Pancreas Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's

Excess fat around your pancreas could bode ill for the health of your aging brain, new research shows.

But maybe only if you're male: The relationship wasn't observed among women, noted the team from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

“In middle-aged males at high Alzheimer's disease risk -- but not females --higher pancreat... Full Page

Which Families Are Less Likely to Get Teens the HPV Vaccine?

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

Which Families Are Less Likely to Get Teens the HPV Vaccine?

Well-to-do American families are more likely than poorer families to increase their children’s risk of cervical cancer by skipping the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a new study has found.

Nearly two-thirds of well-off parents (65%) do not intend to seek out the HPV vaccine for their teens, compared with 40% of disadvantaged parents... Full Page

A Warming World May Mean More Premature Births

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

A Warming World May Mean More Premature Births

Surging temperatures caused by climate change could lead to more premature births worldwide, a new study reports.

Researchers found a strong association between exposure to extreme heat during the third trimester of pregnancy and the risk of premature delivery.

“High night-time temperatures can disrupt circadian rhythms and potenti... Full Page

You're Aware of Relaxing Words While Asleep, and They Calm the Heart

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter February 27, 2024

You're Aware of Relaxing Words While Asleep, and They Calm the Heart

The mind is alert to relaxing words spoken by others when you're asleep, so much so that your heart beat slows down, new research shows.

Hearing words like "relax" and "easy" spoken while asleep appeared to help put study participants into a deeper sleep and slowed their heartbeat, while words deemed not to be relaxing did not, scientists ... Full Page

Mental Health Issues a Prime Driver of Deaths for New Moms: Study

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter February 26, 2024

Mental Health Issues a Prime Driver of Deaths for New Moms: Study

Data from dozens of studies supports the notion that mental health crises are a big factor behind rising rates of maternal deaths during and around pregnancy in the United States.

“We need to bring this to the attention of the public and policymakers to demand action to address the mental health crisis that is contributing to the demise ... Full Page

Grief Affects the Body, Not Just the Mind

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter February 26, 2024

Grief Affects the Body, Not Just the Mind

Of course grief can ravage your mind, but science shows it can also weaken your body, leaving you open to illness.

“As humans, we are strongly motivated to seek out social bonds that are warm, dependable, friendly and supportive,” explained George Slavich. He directs the Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research at the Semel Insti... Full Page

Emergency Calls by Youth Rose After States Decriminalized 'Magic Mushroom' Drug

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 26, 2024

Emergency Calls by Youth Rose After States Decriminalized 'Magic Mushroom' Drug

U.S. poison center calls related to psilocybin “magic mushrooms” among youth skyrocketed after U.S. cities and states began decriminalizing the hallucinogen, a new study shows.

Psilocybin-related calls among teens ages 13 to 19 more than tripled between 2018 and 2022, rising from 152 to 464 calls annually, according to data from the Na... Full Page

Amy Schumer Reveals Cushing's Syndrome Diagnosis

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter February 26, 2024

Amy Schumer Reveals Cushing's Syndrome Diagnosis

Comedian Amy Schumer has disclosed that she has been diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome, a condition that arises when there is too much cortisol in the body.

In an interview published Friday in the News Not Noise newsletter, Schumer revealed she has exogenous Cushing syndrome, brought on by getting steroid injecti... Full Page

Asthma Drug Xolair Guards Against Severe Reactions in People With Food Allergies

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter February 26, 2024

Asthma Drug Xolair Guards Against Severe Reactions in People With Food Allergies

The asthma medication Xolair has proved its prowess against food allergies, with new research showing the medication substantially lowers the chances of severe reactions in patients.

Data published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented simultaneously at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Im... Full Page

Women Over 60: Here's How Many Daily Steps You Need to Avoid Heart Failure

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 26, 2024

Women Over 60: Here's How Many Daily Steps You Need to Avoid Heart Failure

Women might need a lot fewer daily steps to lower their risk of heart failure than they think, a new study suggests.

The usual recommendation is that people get 10,000 steps a day, but women ages 63 and older actually gain solid heart benefits from around 3,600 steps daily, researchers report Fev. 21 in the journal JAMA Cardiology... Full Page

Earbuds, Headphones a Rising Threat to Kids Hearing

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter February 26, 2024

Earbuds, Headphones a Rising Threat to Kids Hearing

Many younger children could be permanently damaging their hearing by blasting loud music on their earbuds and headphones, a new report finds.

Two in three parents say that their child between the ages of 5 and 12 regularly pop listening devices in their ears, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Na... Full Page

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