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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.

U.S. Medical Drug Shortages Reach Record High

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter April 15, 2024

U.S. Medical Drug Shortages Reach Record High

Americans are facing more shortages of the drugs they need for medical care than ever before, a national pharmacy database shows.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHSP) and the University of Utah Drug Information Service started tracking drug shortages as far back as 2001.

Their latest data shows that things haven... Full Page

One in 3 Women With Migraines Say Attacks Occur During Periods

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter April 15, 2024

One in 3 Women With Migraines Say Attacks Occur During Periods

Among U.S. women with migraine, a third say the attacks tend to coincide with their periods, a new survey finds.

Migraines that occur during menstruation are often frequent and severe, but only about one in five respondents said they used medications aimed at preventing the headaches.

“If you have migraines related to your menstru... Full Page

Pets Are Passing Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' to Their Owners

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 15, 2024

Pets Are Passing Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' to Their Owners

Dogs and cats can pass antibiotic-resistant bacteria to their owners, raising concerns that household pets could be contributing to the world’s antibiotics crisis, a new study says.

Cases of these “superbugs” being passed between sick dogs and cats and their healthy owners have been identified in the U.K. and Portugal, according to r... Full Page

Americans Short on Sleep, Stressed Out About It: Poll

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter April 15, 2024

Americans Short on Sleep, Stressed Out About It: Poll

While more than half of Americans say they would feel better with more sleep, only 42% say they are getting as much shut-eye as they need, a new poll finds.

"This is nearly a reversal of the figures last measured in 2013, when 56% of Americans got the sleep they needed and 43% did not," the poll authors wrote.

Women under the age of ... Full Page

Researchers Probe Moments of Lucid Clarity Among People With Advanced Dementias

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 15, 2024

Researchers Probe Moments of Lucid Clarity Among People With Advanced Dementias

Lucid episodes are an unexpected occurrence among people with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

But these spontaneous events -- in which a person temporarily regains an ability to communicate that appeared to be permanently lost -- are not always a sign of impending death, a recent study argues.

Half the time, p... Full Page

'Feeling Like a Burden' Can Be Motivator for Suicide in Preteens

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 15, 2024

'Feeling Like a Burden' Can Be Motivator for Suicide in Preteens

Quiet preteens who feel they're a burden on others are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and behaviors, a new study reports.

Criticism from parents or caregivers also increased the likelihood of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, researchers found.

Preteen girls with these traits are at especially high risk, according to the study ... Full Page

Chemicals Stored in Your Garage Could Raise Odds for ALS

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 15, 2024

Chemicals Stored in Your Garage Could Raise Odds for ALS

Volatile and toxic chemicals commonly stored in garages can increase the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Gasoline or kerosene, gas-powered equipment and lawn care chemicals represented the top three risk factors for ALS found in garages, researchers report.

Exposures to each of these increased ALS risk around 15%, result... Full Page

Planning Safe Summer Camp Fun for Kids With Allergies & Asthma

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 13, 2024

Planning Safe Summer Camp Fun for Kids With Allergies & Asthma

Preparing a kid for summer camp is already a daunting task, and it’s even more complicated if your child has allergies or asthma, experts say.

“Kids with allergies and asthma need an extra layer of protection when they head off to summer camp,” said allergist Dr. Gailen Marshall Jr., president of the American College of Allergy, Asth... Full Page

Big Rise in Young Adults Undergoing Permanent Sterilization After Dobbs Decision

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Big Rise in Young Adults Undergoing Permanent Sterilization After Dobbs Decision

An increasing number of young men and women have decided they never want parenthood in the wake of the Dobbs decision revoking the constitutional right to an abortion, a new study finds.

The number of young adults opting to undergo a permanent sterilization procedure abruptly increased nationwide following the June 2022 decision by the U.S... Full Page

Almost 1 in 4 People Disenrolled From Medicaid Are Now Uninsured

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Almost 1 in 4 People Disenrolled From Medicaid Are Now Uninsured

Nearly a quarter of Americans who lost their pandemic-era Medicaid coverage say they're now without any health insurance, a new survey finds.

More than half (54%) of these currently uninsured adults cited cost as the reason keeping them from having coverage.

The survey of 1,227 adults was conducted this February and March by KFF (fo... Full Page

Chlamydia Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Chlamydia Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

A chlamydia vaccine has triggered immune responses in an early trial, raising hopes that one day it might help curb the spread of the sexually transmitted infection (STI).

There is currently no vaccine for chlamydia, which is the most common bacterial STI in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prev... Full Page

Spike in Measles Cases Could Threaten Elimination Status in U.S.: CDC

Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Spike in Measles Cases Could Threaten Elimination Status in U.S.: CDC

More than 100 measles cases have already been reported in the United States this year, a significant increase over previous years that threatens the country's attempts to eliminate the illness, federal health officials warned Thursday.

A total of 338 measles cases were diagnosed in the United States from January 2020 through March 2024, ... Full Page

Pandemic's Effect in Isolating Older Americans May Not Be Over

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Pandemic's Effect in Isolating Older Americans May Not Be Over

COVID-19 lockdowns prompted countless American seniors to become socially isolated.

Now, new research finds that many have still not fully rejoined society.

More than half of older adults still spend more time at home and less time out socializing in public, even though the pandemic has passed, researchers found.

Fear of infect... Full Page

'Virtual Biopsy' Tests Skin Lesions Without a Scalpel

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

'Virtual Biopsy' Tests Skin Lesions Without a Scalpel

Folks with a suspicious-looking mole or questionable skin lesion often have to endure a scalpel or shaver so their doctor can cut off a sample to send in for biopsy.

But a new, noninvasive “virtual biopsy” might soon allow doctors to instead scan the spot to determine if it contains any cancer cells, researchers at Stanford Medicine re... Full Page

Seafood Can Pass on PFAS 'Forever Chemicals,' Study Finds

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Seafood Can Pass on PFAS 'Forever Chemicals,' Study Finds

Cancer-linked 'forever chemicals' made news this week, with the Biden Administration vowing to cut levels in the nation's tap water.

New research finds that the chemicals, known as PFAS, can also contaminate the seafood Americans eat.

No one is advising that consumers avoid fish and shellfish, the study's authors stressed. However, t... Full Page

Young Women Often Delay Looking Into Breast Symptoms

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Young Women Often Delay Looking Into Breast Symptoms

Young women who find a lump or other potential signs of breast cancer often delay for weeks before finally seeing a doctor, a new study shows.

On average, young women waited two weeks before seeing a doctor about troubling breast symptoms, researchers found. One-third of young breast cancer patients waited for more than a month to seek ca... Full Page

Blood Loss Drives Higher Death Rate for Women During Bypass Surgeries

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Blood Loss Drives Higher Death Rate for Women During Bypass Surgeries

It's long been documented that women have a slimmer chance of surviving heart bypass surgery compared to men, and researchers believe that they now know why.

Women tend to be more vulnerable to blood loss during surgery -- red blood cells, specifically -- than men are, concluded a team from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

T... Full Page

New Treatment Could Be Advance Against Cervical Precancers

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

New Treatment Could Be Advance Against Cervical Precancers

Women who undergo regular Pap smears are no doubt familiar with the possibility of "precancerous" cells being detected.

These cells -- called cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (CINs) -- can progress to full-blown cervical cancers, but a new trial suggests that a vaginal suppository containing the drug imiquimod can halt that process. ... Full Page

Tips To Getting Your Rosacea Under Control

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Tips To Getting Your Rosacea Under Control

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness on a person's face.

It commonly appears as a tendency to blush or flush more easily, but also can cause more serious symptoms like:

  • Swollen skin.

  • Skin that stings, burns or is very sensitive.

  • Visible broken blood vessels.

  • Acne-... Full Page

Parents, You Can Ease a Teen's Stress Around Standardized Tests

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter April 12, 2024

Parents, You Can Ease a Teen's Stress Around Standardized Tests

Standardized tests put a lot of pressure on teenagers who want to secure their future and make their parents and teachers proud.

This stress can lead to symptoms like stomach aches, sleep problems, irritability and heightened emotionality, experts say.

But there are concrete steps students can take to prepare for a standardized test ... Full Page

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