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30 Sep

Dogs Can Smell It When You’re Stressed Out, New Study Finds

Your sweat and breath change when you’re feeling stressed and new research shows dogs can smell the difference.

29 Sep

Drinking Coffee May Lengthen Your Life, New Study Finds

Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day appears to lower the risk of heart disease and boost longevity, researchers say.

28 Sep

Reusing Contact Lenses Ups the Risk of Serious Eye Infection, Study Finds

People who wear reusable soft contact lenses are 4Xs more likely to develop rare, but serious eye infection, researchers find.

Get Ready for Those Fall Allergies

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter October 1, 2022

Get Ready for Those Fall Allergies

Allergy sufferers know that symptoms don’t just appear in spring or summer. Fall, too, can bring about sneezing and trouble breathing, as can volatile weather patterns.

“People frequently experience allergy symptoms in the fall even if they are mainly allergic to pollens in the spring and summer,” said Dr. David Corry. He is a profes... Full Page

U.S. Will Spend $266 Million to Bolster Public Health Programs

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

U.S. Will Spend $266 Million to Bolster Public Health Programs

The U.S. government will invest $266 million to shore up the community and public health workforce using American Rescue Plan funding.

About $225.5 million will go to 83 recipients to support training and apprenticeship for 13,000 new community health workers, CNN reported before Friday's announcement. These workers specialize in... Full Page

FDA Approves New ALS Drug Despite Uncertain Data

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

FDA Approves New ALS Drug Despite Uncertain Data

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its approval to a new drug for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

But approval of the drug, called Relyvrio, is bound to stir new questions, with some doubting the strength of data supporting its effectiv... Full Page

AHA News: After a Jump in Maternal Mortality for Hispanic Women, a Search for Answers

By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

AHA News: After a Jump in Maternal Mortality for Hispanic Women, a Search for Answers

The COVID-19 pandemic produced no shortage of somber statistics. But for people who care about women's health, one number about Hispanic women stood out.

Their maternal mortality rate jumped sharply in 2020 – up 44% from the year before, according to the latest available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every... Full Page

U.S. Suicide Rates Rose in 2021, Reversing 2 Years of Decline

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

U.S. Suicide Rates Rose in 2021, Reversing 2 Years of Decline

The suicide rate in the United States increased in 2021, following two years of decline, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of suicides increased to 47,646 in 2021, up from 45,979 in 2020, according to researchers at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

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After Ian's Destruction: How to Safely Enter, Clean Flood-Damaged Homes

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

After Ian's Destruction: How to Safely Enter, Clean Flood-Damaged Homes

The devastation left by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit Florida in years is immense. But residents flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Ian must be cautious when they return, federal experts warn.

First off, always assume there's potential risk from electricity or gas leaks, say experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an... Full Page

Could a Folic Acid Prescription Help Prevent Suicide?

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

Could a Folic Acid Prescription Help Prevent Suicide?

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1 million Americans attempted suicide in 2020, and a new study is hinting at a potential way to reduce that risk: prescription folic acid.

The study, of more than 800,000 Americans in a health care database, found that when people were on prescription folic acid, their... Full Page

More Americans With Heart Disease Are Also Becoming 'Food Insecure'

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

More Americans With Heart Disease Are Also Becoming 'Food Insecure'

Many Americans with heart disease also have limited access to food, and this dangerous combination is growing rapidly, a new study finds.

"Food insecurity is a common problem among people with cardiovascular disease, and we are seeing that issue become even more prevalent in recent years," said lead author Dr. Eric Brandt. He's a cardiolog... Full Page

Fitness Trackers Could Get You Stepping More -- Even If You Don't Look at Them

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

Fitness Trackers Could Get You Stepping More -- Even If You Don't Look at Them

Wearing a fitness tracker may help you get more steps in -- even if you never give it a glance.

A new study found that folks who wore a pedometer averaged 318 more steps a day than those who didn't, even without specific fitness goals or incentives and even if they couldn't see the step count.

"Humans are hardwired to respond to what... Full Page

Attending Church Might Lengthen Black Men's Lives

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

Attending Church Might Lengthen Black Men's Lives

Places of worship may provide respite for Black men that not only enhances their lives, but may extend them, new research suggests.

"Black men have been oppressed, commodified, surveilled and criminalized like no other group in U.S. history and they often experience disproportionately high levels of social and psychological stress from str... Full Page

Money, Good Info Can't Undo Resistance to COVID Vaccine: Study

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 30, 2022

Money, Good Info Can't Undo Resistance to COVID Vaccine: Study

Public health officials tried everything to convince Americans to get vaccinated against COVID, including giving away cash, but that wasn't enough to change hesitant minds, a new study shows.

Researchers were surprised by the findings.

"There is literature and evidence from other vaccination campaigns like the flu, and even some chil... Full Page

Healthy Living Boosts Life Span, Even for Former Smokers

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter September 29, 2022

Healthy Living Boosts Life Span, Even for Former Smokers

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Eating well and exercising can make for a longer life, and that holds true for former smokers, too, a new study shows.

Researchers found that of nearly 160,000 former smokers, those who exercised, ate healthfully and limited their drinking were less likely to die over the next... Full Page

AHA News: For This Race Car Driver, Curing a Racing Heart Was Key to Crossing the Finish Line

By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter September 29, 2022

AHA News: For This Race Car Driver, Curing a Racing Heart Was Key to Crossing the Finish Line

Bryce Cornet is no stranger to a racing heart. His heart beats faster each time he puts on his helmet, slides into the cockpit of his race car, snaps on the buckles of his harness and puts the pedal to the floor to careen around a twisting, turning racetrack.

"I always wanted to be a race car driver," Bryce said. "Once my parents saw my in... Full Page

1 in 5 Young Women Has No Plans to Get a Mammogram

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 29, 2022

1 in 5 Young Women Has No Plans to Get a Mammogram

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Terlisa Sheppard knows the value of tracking changes in her body.

The Orlando Health patient was eight and a half months pregnant and just 31 years old when she felt a lump under her arm. She left work to get it checked out and "didn’t return back to work because that is th... Full Page

Hurricanes Threaten Many U.S. Coastal Hospitals With Serious Flooding

By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter September 29, 2022

Hurricanes Threaten Many U.S. Coastal Hospitals With Serious Flooding

As Hurricane Ian slams Florida, a new study finds that many hospitals positioned near the Gulf and East Coasts are vulnerable to severe flooding from such storms.

Ian struck the West Coast of Florida Wednesday and careened toward the East Coast. It's then expected to veer north.

Researchers found that even relatively weak hurricanes ... Full Page

Perceptive Pooches Can Smell Your Stress

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 29, 2022

Perceptive Pooches Can Smell Your Stress

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows dogs have a keen sense of smell, but now researchers have discovered they can even smell stress in the breath and sweat of humans.

"Dogs possess an incredible sense of smell. Previous research has demonstrated their ability to detect changes within the human bod... Full Page

Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox in Early U.S. Data

By Cara Murez and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters September 29, 2022

Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox in Early U.S. Data

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The Jynneos vaccine, originally designed to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against monkeypox, new U.S. government data shows.

The potency of the vaccine in a real-world setting was impressive: While two doses of the vaccine offered more protection against monkeypox, ev... Full Page

'Bionic Pancreas' Could Make Life Easier for People With Type 1 Diabetes

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter September 29, 2022

'Bionic Pancreas' Could Make Life Easier for People With Type 1 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A new technology dubbed the "bionic pancreas" may beat standard treatment in helping people with type 1 diabetes control their blood sugar levels, a clinical trial has found.

Among adults and children with type 1 diabetes, those who used the bionic pancreas for three months sa... Full Page

Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to New-Onset Epilepsy

Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter September 29, 2022

Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to New-Onset Epilepsy

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery can change a person's life and health, but new research warns it might also come with a slight risk of developing epilepsy.

People who had the surgery had a 45% relative increased risk of developing epilepsy, compared with people who did not have the surger... Full Page

Not Enough Older Americans Are Checking Blood Pressure At Home

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter September 29, 2022

Not Enough Older Americans Are Checking Blood Pressure At Home

Regular home monitoring can help with blood pressure control, but only half of people who have hypertension or other related conditions actually do it, a new study found.

Of Americans ages 50 to 80 who take blood pressure medications or have a health condition affected by high blood pressure, only 48% regularly check their pressure at hom... Full Page

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