Sen. Amy Klobuchar Treated for Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar revealed Thursday that she's been treated for early-stage breast cancer, including surgery to remove a lump and radiation therapy. The 61-year-old Minnesota Democrat said in a statement posted on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Time Is Brain: Mobile Stroke Units Reduce Disability, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Every second counts after having a stroke, and rapid-response mobile stroke units can start clot-busting drugs quickly, potentially staving off lasting damage, new research finds. Mobile stroke units are special ambulances... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Cheaper, Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Finally Be Here?
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Until now, folks suffering from hearing loss typically have had to fork out thousands of dollars for a device that could be adjusted only by a professional audiologist. No wonder that only one-quarter of the nearly 29... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Would More Free Time Really Make You Happier?
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Many people feel their to-do list is overloaded, but there is also such a thing as too much free time, a new study suggests. In a series of studies, researchers found that having either too little or too much free time... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Just How Healthy Are Pomegranates?
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Pomegranates can be a little intimidating. Cutting one open requires some precision. And are they even worth the work to free all those little ruby red buds inside? Nutritionists think... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 9, 2021
Here are some of HealthDay's top stories for Thursday, Sept. 9: Biden to announce new COVID plan, including push for vaccine mandates. With new COVID-19 cases topping 161,000 per day, President Joe Biden on Thursday will outline a new 6-point plan... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Biden to Strengthen Push for Vaccine Mandates in New COVID Plan
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- President Joe Biden is slated to announce an ambitious six-point plan to double down on a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, including more pressure on government, business and schools to implement vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Judge Rules Against Florida's Ban on School Mask Mandates
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- School districts in Florida can require their students to wear masks, despite the governor's order blocking mask mandates – for now at least. A circuit court judge in Leon County ruled Wednesday that the state can't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is Your Workplace an Asthma Trigger?
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Workers, take heed: Your place of work can help bring on or exacerbate asthma, a new study suggests. Common workplace triggers include poor ventilation and moldy air conditioning systems, cleaning products and even the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Affordable Housing, Healthier Hearts?
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- One of the keys to good health could be in the hands of those who decide zoning policies for their communities. Inclusionary zoning policies that provide for affordable housing were associated with lower rates of heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Wildfires Cause More Than 33,000 Deaths Globally Each Year
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Wildfires are killing people around the world — even those with limited exposure to wildfire-related pollution, an international team of researchers reports. The new research revealed that short-term exposure to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Traffic Noise Raise Your Odds for Dementia?
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- It's more than just an annoyance: Long-term exposure to traffic and train noise may increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, Danish researchers report. The study authors said that more than 1,200 of Denmark's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Early Responders to 9/11 Now Face Higher Odds for COPD
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, researchers report that early recovery workers and volunteers have a high risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A study of nearly 18,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Few Kids Get Dental Fluoride Treatments, Though Insurance Will Pay
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Very few privately insured young children get recommended dental fluoride treatments at health wellness visits, even though insurance typically covers them, a new study finds. " Medical providers are not required to do... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mom-to-Be's'Leaky' Heart Valves May Pose More Danger Than Thought
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Leaky heart valves can put pregnant women at serious risk, according to a large study that runs counter to established practice. The condition used to be considered relatively harmless during pregnancy. But this analysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Neurologist Wakes Up in the Hospital Where She Works – As a Stroke Survivor
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Dr. Dipika Aggarwal sat in a Kansas City, Kansas, diner on a Tuesday afternoon two years ago sipping coffee and enjoying a mushroom omelet and toast. Only a month before, the neurologist... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: How a Simple Tape Measure May Help Predict Diabetes in Black Adults
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Measuring waist circumference may be an essential way to help predict who will develop diabetes among Black people with normal blood sugar levels, according to a new study. The problem... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Eczema Can Take Toll on Child's Mental Health
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Eczema doesn't just irritate kids'skin. The often disfiguring condition may also be tied to depression, anxiety and sleep difficulties, new research warns. A study of more than 11,000 British children and teens found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Aren't COVID Vaccines Getting to People Globally?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- The highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 has highlighted a fear shared by infectious disease experts worldwide: That increasingly dangerous mutations will continue to crop up until most people around the globe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. COVID-19 Cases Now Top 40 Million
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- There have now been more than 40 million cases of COVID-19 recorded among Americans, according to a database maintained by The New York Times. That's nearly one-fifth of the global total of cases. With the Delta variant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2021
Here are some of HealthDay's top stories for Wednesday, Sept. 8: U.S. COVID-19 case count now tops 40 million. According to a database maintained by The New York Times, there have now been 40 million known cases of COVID-19 in the United States -- a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pet Dogs Can Alert Owners to Epileptic Seizures
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Sit. Fetch. Stay. Detect seizure. Yes, you read that correctly. While many dogs are adept at following basic instructions such as " sit " and " roll over " with some practice and the promise of a treat, new research shows... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Here's How COVID-19 Can Affect Your Mouth
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- A lost or altered sense of taste, dry mouth and sores are common among COVID-19 patients and those symptoms may last long after others disappear, Brazilian researchers report. Nearly 4 in 10 COVID patients experience... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Insights Into Why Asthma Worsens at Night
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Many people with asthma know their illness can flare up at night, and new research suggests the body's internal clock could be to blame. The findings could prove important for treating and studying asthma, the researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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In Cancer Patients, COVID Vaccine Immunity at 6 Months Is Similar to General Population
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Cancer patients who get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appear to maintain the same levels of antibodies as people without cancer, Israeli researchers report. They compared the rate of COVID infections after the second dose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mom's Exercise in Pregnancy May Help Baby's Lungs
This study offers a fascinating hint that increased physical activity of mothers is associated with better lung function in their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Rises in People With HIV
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- People with HIV have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study warns, especially if the virus isn't well-controlled. Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, usually due to an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Adults With Autism, Mental Illness May Be at Higher Risk for Severe COVID
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or mental health disorders are at increased risk for COVID-19 and severe illness, researchers report. Being aware of the heightened risk is important in prioritizing COVID-19... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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No Lasting Damage to Lungs After COVID in Young Patients: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Young people appear to have normal lung function after recovering from COVID-19, new studies find. In one, Swedish researchers found that even asthma patients had no significant impairment in lung function. In the other,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Postponing Retirement Might Help Keep Dementia at Bay
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Early retirement may sound appealing, but a recent study hints that putting it off a few years might help older adults retain more of their mental sharpness. Using data on more than 20,000 older Americans, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More College-Educated Women Are Having Children Outside of Marriage
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in the baby carriage. While that childhood rhyme used to be true, college-educated women in the United States are now more likely than ever to have a first baby outside... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2021
Here are some of HealthDay's top stories for Tuesday, Sept. 7: New COVID-19 cases rose 300% over this past Labor Day weekend compared to last year. With millions of Americans traveling, mingling — often unvaccinated and mask-free — cases of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New COVID Cases Were 300% Higher This Labor Day Weekend Than Last Year
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- With the Delta variant surging and many Americans mask- and vaccine-free, new cases of COVID-19 spiked to levels over the long Labor Day weekend that were 300% higher than those seen over the same weekend in 2020, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Clues to Brain Health May Lie in the Gut
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Food cravings. Everybody gets them. Smelling brownies in the oven. Hearing a commercial for a salty chip. Seeing a favorite childhood candy bar at the checkout. They all can awaken memories... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Than 230 Medical Journals Issue Joint Statement on Health Dangers of Global Warming
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- An editorial written jointly by the editors of more than 230 medical journals worldwide has a grim warning for humanity: Climate change is making people sick – and it's going to get worse. As reported by CNN, the same... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Recent Pot Use Tied to Rise in Heart Attack Risk for Young Adults
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Marijuana has been linked to a doubling in the risk of a heart attack in younger adults, no matter how they use it, a new study reports. Eighteen- to 44-year-olds who used pot were twice as likely to have a heart attack... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vaping Raises Blood Clotting Risks, Harms Small Arteries: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Nicotine-laden e-cigarettes raise a user's risk of blood clots, damage small blood vessels and can also raise heart rate and blood pressure, a new study finds. The effects are similar to those caused by traditional... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Rising Ragweed Levels Mean Fall Allergy Season Is Near
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- While some may think of scents like cinnamon or pumpkin spice when the season turns to fall, others are breathing in something much less pleasant. Autumn is also allergy season for those sensitive to ragweed. " A spike in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Flat-Footed: What Works Best to Fix'Fallen Arches'?
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 — If you have fallen arches, you know just how debilitating they can be. Now, doctors have some new guidance on which patients with this condition — also called flat feet — would benefit most from surgery. " Roughly half... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Therapeutic Brain Implant Won't Alter Personality in Epilepsy Patients: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Implanted brain stimulation devices used to treat epilepsy won't turn patients into someone they don't recognize, a small study shows. " We found that the brain implants did not transform patients'sense of self or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Few U.S. Workers Know About COVID Sick Leave Protections
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- While the United States is one of the only developed nations without universal sick leave, workers with COVID-19 can take paid emergency leave -- at least for now. Problem is: Fewer than half of U.S. workers know it's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Which Cancer Patients Need a COVID Booster Shot Most?
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- An alliance of leading U.S. cancer centers has updated guidance about COVID-19 vaccine boosters for cancer patients and the people around them. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network's new recommendations are intended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Breastfeeding May Strengthen a Baby's Heart
This study … adds to the already known benefits of breast milk for infants born prematurely, " said study leader Dr. Afif El-Khuffash, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kids' Accidental Poisonings Are on the Rise: Protect Your Child
MONDAY, Sept. 6, 2021 – As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and stress on families mounts, more kids are falling victim to accidental poisoning. Experts attribute the surge to disrupted sleep patterns, work schedules and parenting routines. " I... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Weight Loss Can Help Cut Lung Risks in 9/11 First Responders
MONDAY, Sept. 6, 2021 -- Twenty years on from the terrible event itself, weight loss may reduce the risk of lung disease among 9/11 first responders, a new study suggests. " Our findings should reassure World Trade Center first responders that there... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Insights Into Genes Driving Epilepsy Could Help With Treatment
MONDAY, Sept. 6, 2021 -- Danish researchers have found genetic causes for epilepsy in half of children they studied and said half of those could be treated with targeted therapies. That's the upshot of genetic testing of 290 children born between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Be'Boat Safe' This Labor Day Weekend
SUNDAY, Sept. 5, 2021 -- Boat traffic picks up on Labor Day weekend, and the Safe Boating Campaign offers some safety reminders for those leaving shore. " No matter your age, wear a life jacket from the moment you reach the dock and while you're out... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Top Federal Health Officials Ask White House to Scale Back on COVID Boosters
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- Top U.S. health officials have reportedly warned the White House to curtail its plans to offer COVID-19 booster shots to Americans later this month. Leaders of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Major Study Finds No Serious Health Issues From Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- An ongoing study of more than 6 million Americans found no serious side effects linked to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. " These results from our safety surveillance are reassuring, " said Dr. Nicola Klein, director of the Kaiser... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New'Mu' Coronavirus Variant Being Watched Closely: Fauci
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- A new coronavirus variant called Mu that may be able to evade existing antibodies, including those from vaccines, is under close watch by U.S. health officials. The variant hasn't taken extensive hold in the United States... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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