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11 May

Heart Complications After COVID-19 Are Rare In College Athletes, New Study Finds

Researchers say athletes with asymptomatic or mild cases of COVID-19 may not need heart tests before returning to play

10 May

Women With Heart Attack Symptoms Treated Less Urgently Than Men, Study Finds

Women rushed to the ER with chest pain wait longer for treatment and receive fewer basic heart tests, researchers say.

07 May

Eating A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent The Loss Of Brain Function, Study Finds

Following a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and olive oil may protect your brain against protein build-up and shrinkage related to Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.

New Insights Into Treating Mild Head Injuries

Steven Reinberg May 11, 2021

New Insights Into Treating Mild Head Injuries

It may be possible to treat the thinking problems that result from repeated hits to the head, a new laboratory study suggests.

The new experiments with mice are the first to offer a molecular analysis of what happens in the brain after repetitive but mild blows to the head, said researcher Mark Burns. He is head of the Laboratory for Brain... Full Page

Any COVID-19 Infection Raises Odds for Lingering Symptoms, Study Finds

Steven Reinberg May 11, 2021

Any COVID-19 Infection Raises Odds for Lingering Symptoms, Study Finds

Serious cases of "long-haul COVID-19" are rare in patients who were not hospitalized after their infection, but these patients still report more doctor or health care visits after recovery,. Danish researchers report.

The new six-month study found that COVID patients who were not hospitalized had small increased risks of blood clots and br... Full Page

Meat Production Is Dirtying the Air You Breathe

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter May 11, 2021

Meat Production Is Dirtying the Air You Breathe

TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Steaks and burgers could be killing thousands of Americans each year, but in a way most people wouldn't expect -- via air pollution.

That's the conclusion of a new study estimating that airborne particles generated by food production kill nearly 16,000 Americans each year. Pollut... Full Page

In Girls as Young as 7, Weight May Predict Odds for Eating Disorder

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter May 11, 2021

In Girls as Young as 7, Weight May Predict Odds for Eating Disorder

TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Could there be a way to tell years in advance which girls are more likely to develop eating disorders?

New research from Denmark suggests that childhood body mass index (BMI) may offer important clues. BMI is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight.

The new resea... Full Page

Sleep Disorders Cost U.S. Health Care System Nearly $95 Billion Per Year

Steven Reinberg May 11, 2021

Sleep Disorders Cost U.S. Health Care System Nearly $95 Billion Per Year

Sleep problems cost America's health care system nearly $95 billion a year and raise the cost of health care by 60%, a new study finds.

Researchers discovered the number of doctor visits and prescriptions was nearly doubled in people with sleep problems such as sleep apnea and insomnia, compared to people without these conditions. People... Full Page

Most Severe COVID Cases Involve Neuro Issues, and They're More Often Fatal

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 11, 2021

Most Severe COVID Cases Involve Neuro Issues, and They're More Often Fatal

Neurological problems are occurring in a very high percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients — and what's worse, those symptoms foretell a bad end for many sufferers, a new study finds.

About four out of five people sick enough to be hospitalized for COVID-19 suffer some sort of neurological problem, ranging from headache and a loss... Full Page

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer Vaccine for Those Aged 12 to 15

Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters May 11, 2021

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer Vaccine for Those Aged 12 to 15

In a move that should hasten the country's recovery from the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the emergency use of Pfizer's two-dose coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds.

"Today's action allows for a younger population to be protected from COVID-19, bringing us closer to returning to a sense o... Full Page

Centuries Ago, Gene Changes May Have Stopped Bubonic Plague

Steven Reinberg May 11, 2021

Centuries Ago, Gene Changes May Have Stopped Bubonic Plague

TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - After examining DNA from remains in an ancient mass grave in Germany, scientists think that genetic immunity from bubonic plague may have developed in the wake of the disease.

"We found that innate immune markers increased in frequency in modern people from the town compared to plague victims," s... Full Page

Alcohol Is No Friend to Social Distancing

Robert Preidt May 11, 2021

Alcohol Is No Friend to Social Distancing

Maintaining adequate social distance from strangers — a key COVID-19 preventive measure — can be tough when you're drinking alcohol, researchers say.

In a new study, the researchers put more than 200 young social drinkers in different social situations in laboratory settings. They drank either alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages.

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Obesity Raises Odds for Many Common Cancers

Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter May 10, 2021

Obesity Raises Odds for Many Common Cancers

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Being obese or overweight can increase the odds of developing several types of cancers, new research from the United Kingdom reveals.

But shedding the excess pounds can lower the risk, researchers say.

Reducing obesity cuts the risk for endometrial cancer by 44% and uterine... Full Page

Reviews Find No Evidence Weight-Loss Supplements Work

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 10, 2021

Reviews Find No Evidence Weight-Loss Supplements Work

You're getting no real benefit from taking weight-loss supplements like garcinia cambogia, green tea extract, glucomannan, conjugated linoleic acid or chitosan, two new reviews show.

Most of the clinical trials studied didn't show these supplements producing any weight loss among users, the researchers said. In the rare cases where people ... Full Page

Women Get Help Later Than Men When Heart Attack Strikes

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter May 10, 2021

Women Get Help Later Than Men When Heart Attack Strikes

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When young women land in the emergency room with chest pain, they wait longer and get less treatment than their male counterparts, a preliminary study finds.

Using a federal survey of U.S. hospitals, researchers found that younger women with chest pain were treated less urgently t... Full Page

Road to Healthy Middle-Aged Brain May Begin in Childhood

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter May 10, 2021

Road to Healthy Middle-Aged Brain May Begin in Childhood

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Could having heart disease risk factors in childhood sow the seeds of thinking declines in middle-age?

It looks like it might, new research claims.

"I think it was not so big of a surprise for us, but maybe for the scientific community who have been focusing mainly on the mi... Full Page

Ibuprofen, Similar Painkillers Won't Raise Risks for COVID Patients

Steven Reinberg May 10, 2021

Ibuprofen, Similar Painkillers Won't Raise Risks for COVID Patients

Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen doesn't make COVID-19 worse or more deadly, a new study finds.

When the pandemic began, doctors debated if NSAIDs increased the severity of COVID-19, but this study reports that the use of NSAIDs is safe, the researchers said. Common NSAIDs include Advil (ibuprofen) and... Full Page

Vegetarian Diet Could Help Fight Off Disease: Study

Robert Preidt and Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporters May 10, 2021

Vegetarian Diet Could Help Fight Off Disease: Study

There's more evidence that a switch away from meat in your diet could cut levels of unhealthy "biomarkers" that encourage disease, researchers say.

A new study reported Saturday at the virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO) found that people on vegetarian diets have lower blood levels of disease-linked biomarkers, such as "bad" (LDL) c... Full Page

Pfizer, Moderna or J&J? An Expert Answers Your Questions

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 10, 2021

Pfizer, Moderna or J&J? An Expert Answers Your Questions

Enough COVID-19 vaccine doses are available in the United States that many Americans may now have the freedom of choice.

Unvaccinated folks going to their local clinic or pharmacy could choose between the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines that have been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for emergency use.

P... Full Page

Fauci Says Relaxed Indoor Masking Rules Could Be on the Way

Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters May 10, 2021

Fauci Says Relaxed Indoor Masking Rules Could Be on the Way

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday opened the door to the possibility of relaxing indoor masking rules as more Americans are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

As immunizations climb, "we do need to start being more liberal" in terms of rules for wearing masks indoors, though the nation is still averaging about 43,000 cases of the virus a d... Full Page

Feeling Down? Support Via Social Media May Not Be Enough

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter May 10, 2021

Feeling Down? Support Via Social Media May Not Be Enough

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for a morale boost or some solid encouragement? If so, socializing the old-fashioned way — live and in-person — will likely do more to lift your spirits than online interactions, new research suggests.

It's the key takeaway from a survey of more than 400 college underg... Full Page

COVID Vaccines May Still Leave Organ Transplant Recipients Unprotected

Robert Preidt May 10, 2021

COVID Vaccines May Still Leave Organ Transplant Recipients Unprotected

Organ transplant recipients remain vulnerable to infection with the new coronavirus even after receiving both doses of two-dose vaccines, new research shows. That could mean they should continue following safety measures such as wearing a mask and physical distancing.

In a previous study, the research team found that only 17% of transplant... Full Page

COVID-19 Appears to Have No Lasting Impact on College Athletes' Hearts

Robert Preidt May 10, 2021

COVID-19 Appears to Have No Lasting Impact on College Athletes' Hearts

Heart complications are rare among college athletes who have had COVID-19, according to a small study.

"Our findings may offer reassurance to high school athletes, coaches and parents where resources for testing can be limited," said senior author Dr. Ranjit Philip, assistant professor in pediatric cardiology at the University of Tennessee... Full Page

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