AHA News: After Two Heart Valve Surgeries, a Mental Toll
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- After Ivan Hernandez was born with a defective mitral valve, doctors warned his parents he could face heart failure at any age. Yet Hernandez grew up without incident. He played all sorts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breast Cancer Over 70: How Much Treatment Is Enough?
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Many women older than 70 can safely receive fewer treatments for early-stage breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that adding lymph node removal or radiation to women's treatment did not seem to cut... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Pandemic-Fueled Drug Abuse Threatens Hearts, Lives
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- On a recent day in his Denver Health emergency room, Dr. Eric Lavonas hit another tragic trifecta. " In a nine-hour shift, I took care of somebody with chest pain from cocaine, somebody... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sleepwalking Tied to Higher Odds for Parkinson's in Men
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Men with certain sleep problems, like sleep walking, may be at a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Among nearly 26,000 men, researchers found those who sleepwalked or had rapid eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Lots of Teens, Young Adults Are Helping to Care for Older Loved Ones
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021– Many people regard middle-aged caregivers as the " sandwich generation "— folks caring for young kids as well their aging moms, dads or grandparents. It turns out that's not the whole picture, according to a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Double-Masking' It? Proper Fit Is Crucial, Study Finds
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Wearing two snug, well-fitted face masks can significantly reduce your risk of coronavirus infection, researchers say. But a good fit is key: The new study found that two ill-fitting cloth masks don't provide as much... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Meatpacking Plants Accounted for 334,000 U.S. COVID Cases: Study
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Meatpacking plants were the source of an estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to a new study. It puts the economic toll stemming from those cases at $11.2 billion. And study author Tina... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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High School Football Doesn't Affect Brain in Middle Age, Study Says
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Here's some good news for aging athletes: If you played high school football, you're no more likely than others to have problems with concentration, memory or depression in middle age, according to a new study. " Men who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Makes for a Satisfying Work Zoom Meeting?
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Video conferencing has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many workers are developing what some call " Zoom fatigue. " Now, new research suggests a prime factor behind the trend: A lack of inclusion. The study finds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye, new clinical trial data show. Tebentafusp has now become the first drug shown to improve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Too Much Red Meat Might Harm Your Heart
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- If you've ever scoffed at warnings that too much red or processed meat is bad for the heart while oily fish is good for you, there's now some visual evidence to support that advice. British researchers used heart imaging... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Every American Adult Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- As of Monday, every American aged 16 or older in all 50 states is now open to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, meeting President Joe Biden's promise to deliver vaccines to all adults by April 19. " If you're 16 or over, it is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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High-Profile Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans' Mental Health: Study
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- As America awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, new research finds that such high-profile police killings of Black people may take a big mental health toll on psyches across the country. Researchers found that, on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights, April 20, 2021
Low Risk of COVID-19 Surface Transmission: CDC There's a low risk of surface transmission of the new coronavirus and continuously disinfecting surfaces may do more harm than good, according to updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dirty Air Could Raise COVID Risks for People With Asthma, COPD
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Long-term exposure to polluted air could increase the risk of severe COVID-19 in people with respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research shows. For the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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CPSC Warns Against Using Peloton Treadmill After Child's Death
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Users with small children and pets should stop using Peloton Tread+ exercise machines immediately, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The warning comes after one child died and dozens of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Sorting Folklore From Fact on the Health Benefits of Garlic
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Garlic is a food of legends, supposedly capable of providing protection against everything from common colds to heart disease – not to mention vampires and werewolves. But does it really... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Epidural in Delivery Not Linked to Autism: Study
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- In news that should reassure many pregnant women, having an epidural during childbirth won't increase the child's risk of autism, researchers report. The new findings refute a widely criticized 2020 study that said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Are You Eating Foods That Harm Your'Microbiome'?
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- People who eat plenty of vegetables, fish and fiber may have more inflammation-fighting bacteria in their guts, but fast-food lovers may be feeding inflammatory microbes. That's the conclusion of a new study that looked at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Half of American Adults Have Now Gotten at Least One COVID Vaccine Shot
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Half of all Americans aged 18 or older have now gotten at least one shot in the arm of a COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Sunday. The agency said that almost 130 million people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Employees Have Mixed Feelings as Offices Reopen
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Bye-bye Zoom meetings: As America begins to emerge from the pandemic, many companies are welcoming employees back into physical work spaces. But Taylor Villanueva, an entrepreneurship specialist at the Girl Scouts of Orange... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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In Breast Cancer Survivors, Obesity Raises Odds for Cancer's Return
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Most people know obesity can lead to diabetes or heart disease, but excess weight can play a role in cancer, too, researchers say. A new study found that breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is It Allergies or COVID? Expert Shows How to Tell the Difference
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Seasonal allergies are striking this year at the worst possible time, with the United States in the midst of a fourth wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic. You've got an itchy nose and watery eyes. Or maybe you've got a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights, April 19, 2021
Oregonians Rebel as State Considers'Indefinite Extension'of Pandemic Rules An indefinite extension on wearing masks and social distancing in all businesses is being considered by the administrator of Oregon's Department of Occupational Safety and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Common MS Meds Might Be Less Effective in Black Patients
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Black people experience more severe courses of multiple sclerosis (MS), and now new research suggests that drugs commonly used to treat this disease may not work as well or for as long in these folks. " I was amazed, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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L.A.'s Oil Wells Could Be Harming Citizens' Health
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- The respiratory health risks among people who live near oil wells in Los Angeles are similar to the risks from daily exposure to secondhand smoke or living near a freeway, researchers say. In a new study, they also found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pandemic Stress Keeps Many From Exercising
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Exercise can provide a much-needed mental health boost during the COVID-19 pandemic. But stress and anxiety may hold you back, new research suggests. According to a survey by researchers at McMaster University in Canada,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Unexplained Drop in Resting Heart Rate in Youth'Not a Good Thing '
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Children who have a sudden lowering of their resting heart rate as they move into young adulthood may be at increased risk for heart disease later in life, researchers report. For their new study, they assessed data from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hormone Treatments May Raise Blood Pressure in Transgender People
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Monitoring blood pressure is important for transgender people, according to new research, which found changes in systolic blood pressure after the start of gender-affirming hormone therapy. Transgender men and transgender... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Job Losses Hit Americans Hard in Pandemic, Report Confirms
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- American families that suffered job losses during the pandemic are struggling to pay their bills and afford food, and many have turned to government help, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 7,700... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Live Near a'Superfund' Site? Your Life Span Might Be Shorter
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Living near a Superfund hazardous waste site may shorten your life, new research suggests. There are thousands of Superfund sites across the United States and they include manufacturing facilities, processing plants,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stroke'Not a Common Complication' in COVID-19
Stroke'Not a Common Complication'in COVID-19: New Studies (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Warmer Climate, More Pollen, Worse Allergies: How to Fight Back
SUNDAY, April 18, 2021 -- Climate change has made North America's pollen season longer and more severe, but there are ways to reduce your allergy misery, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). The best way to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Strike Out Kids' Overuse Injuries This Baseball Season
SATURDAY, April 17, 2021 -- Young baseball players are at risk for overuse injuries, but there are ways to play it safe and prevent such problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) says. " Overhead athletes, such as baseball... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Energy drinks provide millions with a quick, caffeinated boost, but one young man's story could be a warning about overconsumption, experts say. In the case of the 21-year-old, daily heavy intake of these drinks may have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Four in 10 transgender women have HIV, which shows the urgent need to offer them more prevention and treatment services, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In interviews with more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Americans Still Avoiding ERs in Pandemic, But Uptick Seen in Mental Health Crises
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- While ER visits have stayed below normal levels as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the number of people showing up in the emergency department with mental woes is increasing, new federal government data shows. Between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: While Mopping, Young Mom's Heart Tore
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- On a Saturday morning last August, Sindi Mafu had started her typical weekly chores – dusting, laundry, sweeping. Her 4-year-old daughter, Avela, was busy with her Zoom ballet class, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Could the Pandemic Help Boost Diversity in Clinical Trials?
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- The pandemic has exposed troubling inequities in the United States that have left Black and Hispanic people at higher risk of dying from COVID-19 – and getting a smaller share of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Booster Shots a Likely Reality for COVID-Vaccinated Americans
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Vaccinated Americans will probably need booster shots to guard against emerging coronavirus variants in the future, a White House adviser and Pfizer's CEO said Thursday. The United States is already planning for future... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights, April 16, 2021
Europe Surpasses 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths The COVID-19 death toll in Europe has surpassed 1 million, and it's seeing about 1.6 million new cases each week, a top World Health Organization official said Thursday. Dr. Hans Kluge's comments were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Did CBD Oil for Seizures Push a 2-Year-Old Boy Into Puberty?
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- CBD oil used to curb seizures in a 2-year-old with epilepsy may be linked to the boy developing signs of a very early puberty, a British case study reports. The incident is outlined in the April 15 issue of the journal BMJ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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1 in 50 COVID Patients in ICU Will Develop a Stroke
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Among COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs), 2% suffer a stroke, a new study finds. Of the two types of stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, was linked to a higher risk of death... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Know the Signs of Rare Blood Clot Linked With J & J Vaccine
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- While U.S. federal government experts probe potential risks of the Johnson& Johnson vaccine, what do you need to know if you have had the one-dose COVID shot or hope to get it? Experts at the American Heart Association... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Marines Study Finds Getting COVID Won't Protect Young People From Reinfection
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Young adults, take note: A new study finds that even if you have suffered a bout of COVID-19, it is not a guarantee against a second infection. Researchers said the results show that even those young people who've been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pregnancy Raises the Risk for Kidney Stones
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Kidney stones can happen to anyone, but now a new study confirms that being pregnant may increase your risk of developing them. Previous research has suggested that a number of pregnancy-related changes in the body can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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It's a Scream: Human Brains Alert to Positive Shrieks
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Screams have different meanings, and you're likely to respond quicker to screams of joy than to those of anger or fear, a new study suggests. Previous research has largely focused on screams triggered by alarm or fear. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cycling During Dialysis? It Might Help Patients
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Dialysis is time-consuming, making it hard for kidney failure patients to keep fit. But cycling during treatment sessions could boost patients'heart health and cut medical costs, new research shows. Dialysis can lead to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Can You Walk with an Ankle Splint
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Has Anyone Been Cured of Type 1 Diabetes
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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