Melanoma Can Strike Your Nails: Here's How to Check
SUNDAY, May 16, 2021 -- When checking your body for signs of skin cancer, don't overlook your nails. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) points out that skin cancer -- including melanoma, the deadliest type -- can develop under and around the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is Your Family'CO Safe' When Big Storms Hit?
SATURDAY, May 15, 2021 -- If you live in the path of hurricanes , the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging you to be prepared. Deaths from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, fires and electric shock are common during severe weather... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Bike-Linked Head Injuries Plummet for U.S. Kids, But Not Adults
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- There's good news and bad on rates of head injuries among America's bike-riding public: Rates for these injuries have sharply declined among kids but barely budged among the growing number of adult bike riders. Between 2009... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Magnets in Cellphones, Smartwatches Might Affect Pacemakers, FDA Warns
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that strong magnets in some cellphones and smartwatches can interfere with pacemakers and other implanted medical devices. Studies have shown that these high-strength magnets... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Is Rise in Liver Damage Tied to More Drinking During Lockdowns?
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Many people drank more to cope with the stress of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions it placed on daily life, and now a new study suggests that all of this drinking is causing a serious spike in alcohol-related... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Orthopedic Surgeon Becomes Patient After Stroke at 48
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- As usual, Dr. Mike Knapic's workday was packed. By early afternoon, the orthopedic surgeon had completed three total knee replacements and was headed into surgery to repair a broken... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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With New Mask Guidance Comes the Challenge of Following It
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- While millions of Americans rejoiced in the news on Thursday that the fully vaccinated can now skip masks in most indoor and outdoor settings, some worried that it will be nearly impossible to distinguish those who have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 14, 2021
Many Hispanic Americans Want to Get COVID-19 Vaccine, But Haven't Some of the lowest U.S. COVID-19 vaccination rates are among Hispanics, but not because they don't want the vaccine, according to a new survey, the New York Times reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vaping Ups Teens' Odds for Asthma, Asthma Attacks
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Though some think that vaping is a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, Canadian research suggests it could raise the risk of developing asthma or having asthma attacks for teens and adults. " Emerging research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Depression Even More Common With Heart Failure Than Cancer
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- People with heart failure are 20% more likely than those with cancer to develop depression within five years of their diagnosis, a new study finds. Nearly 1 in 4 patients with heart failure are depressed or anxious, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Can Some Movies Change Your Life? Maybe, Study Finds
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 – A good movie can be more than mere entertainment: It can also help you feel more prepared to tackle life's challenges and be a better person, a new study suggests. This may be why folks sometimes choose films with difficult... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dialysis Patients Have Weaker Response to COVID Vaccine: Study
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- A single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine isn't enough to develop adequate antibodies in kidney dialysis patients, Canadian researchers report. " We advise that the second dose of the [Pfizer] vaccine be administered to patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Two Out of Three California Prison Inmates Said Yes to COVID Vaccine
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Sixty-seven percent of inmates in California prisons who were offered a COVID-19 vaccine have accepted at least one dose, a Stanford University study found. " This is one of the largest state prison systems in the country, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Media, TV Time Doubled for Kindergartners During Pandemic
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- When the COVID-19 pandemic kept young kids indoors, their time spent watching TV and other screens rose dramatically. That's the finding of a new study that investigated the screen time of kindergarteners from low-income... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Coronavirus Lingers in Penis and Could Cause Impotence
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Men now have one more compelling reason to get a COVID-19 vaccine— doctors suspect the new coronavirus could make it hard to perform in the bedroom. How? Coronavirus infection is already known to damage blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Works Best to Ease Recurrent Ear Infections in Kids?
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Frequent middle-ear infections are the nemesis of many parents and young children. Now a new study suggests that a common treatment -- " ear tubes " -- may not prevent future bouts. Middle-ear infections (or acute otitis... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: What to Tell Your Young Teen About Their Shot at the COVID-19 Vaccine
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for people as young as 12 offers parents more than the opportunity to protect their kids. It offers them a chance to be a guide. Adolescents might be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent Cataracts
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Weight-loss surgery can trim waistlines, and new research suggests it could also protect aging eyes. The study found that after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, a person's odds for cataracts can drop significantly,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pfizer Vaccine Given Final OK for Use in Adolescents
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- In a decision that clears the way for schools to reopen safely next fall, U.S. health officials on Wednesday gave their final stamp of approval for Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to be offered to children aged 12 to 15. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 13, 2021
It's OK to Get COVID-19 Vaccine Along With Other Shots: CDC The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccines can be given along with other childhood shots, CNN reported Wednesday. Doctors had been cautioned... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Drug Shows Promise Against Tough-to-Manage Asthma
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- An experimental injectable drug appears more versatile than existing medications in treating people with different forms of severe, hard-to-control asthma, clinical trial results show. There are many different types of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COVID More Lethal for People Living With HIV
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Like certain health conditions including cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, new research shows that having HIV or AIDS increases a person's risk of catching and dying from COVID-19. For the study, researchers from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Researchers Develop First App-Based Rapid Gonorrhea Test
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Researchers say they have developed a rapid test for gonorrhea that could help reduce the spread of the sexually transmitted disease. The test consists of an inexpensive, portable device and a cellphone app that will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mixing COVID Vaccines Might Raise Odds for Minor Reactions: Study
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Mixing the various COVID-19 vaccines -- for example, getting a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine but having your second dose be the AstraZeneca shot -- seems to increase the risk of side effects, a new study from Britain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Americans Live Too Far From Opioid Addiction Treatment
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- In areas of the United States where opioid treatment centers are rare, addicted people can find it nearly impossible to get help, a new study finds. " The study identified clear opioid treatment deserts that undoubtedly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Good Bacteria Aren't Present in Baby's Gut Before Birth
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Bacteria don't set up house in the human gut until after birth, a new study finds. Gut bacteria are vital for digestion and overall health, but when researchers examined the stool (meconium) from 20 infants collected during... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Obesity in Teens, Higher Risk of Stroke Before 50
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Strokes are on the rise among people younger than 50, and new research suggests that packing on the pounds during the teen years is a big reason why. The more overweight you were from ages 16 to 20, the greater your risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Debunking Social Media Myth, Study Finds COVID Vaccine Won't Harm Placenta
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Contrary to misleading reports spread on social media, a new study finds the COVID-19 vaccine does no damage to the placenta in pregnancy. In a study of placentas from patients who were vaccinated for COVID-19 during... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Feel Younger Than Your Age? You Might Live Longer
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Can feeling young at heart, or at least younger than your actual age, help older people live healthier, longer lives? Yes, according to researchers in Germany. " Individuals who feel younger than they chronologically are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could a Vaccine Against Future Pandemics Be on the Way?
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- An ambitious new vaccine effort is taking aim at future coronavirus mutations that may threaten global health down the road. So far, the " pan-coronavirus vaccine " has proven 100% effective in testing among monkeys,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Mind-Reading' Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- A microchip implanted in the brain has allowed a paralyzed man to communicate by text— at speeds that approach the typical smartphone user. The achievement is the latest advance in " brain-computer interface " (BCI)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Moderna Vaccine Can Trigger Red, Itchy'COVID Arm,' But It's Temporary
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- In rare cases, people who receive the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may experience a red, itchy patch of skin a few days later at the injection site, a new report finds. They shouldn't panic: This " COVID arm " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Do Prescription Sleep Medicines Even Work?
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- An estimated 9 million Americans turn to prescription pills when they can't sleep, but a new study of middle-aged women finds taking the drugs for a year or longer may do little good. Comparing a group of about 200 women... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: 5 Things to Know About Blood Pressure Before It's a Problem
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Blood pressure is more than just numbers your doctor writes on a chart. To explain it, Dr. Shawna Nesbitt, medical director of the Hypertension Clinic at Parkland Hospital in Dallas,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Uber Rides, Vouchers & Free Beers as Feds, States Seek More Vaccine Takers
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Uber and Lyft will start giving free rides to vaccination sites starting May 24, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday as his administration tries to address lingering vaccine hesitancy among Americans. The ride-sharing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: May 12, 2021
American Medical Association Vows to Confront Racism Among Doctors The AMA has released a plan on Tuesday to confront structural racism inside the organization and the entire U.S. medical establishment. The plan has been in the works for over a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Seniors Are Getting Fewer Abdominal Surgeries
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Older Americans, especially those 85 and older, are having fewer abdominal surgeries than in decades past, a new study finds. The study examined data from 2002 to 2014, and was not able to tell the exact reasons for the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Rural U.S. Schools Are Bringing Back In-Person Learning Faster Than Urban Schools
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Rural school districts in the United States have led the way back to in-person instruction during the pandemic, a survey of school leaders finds. About 42% of rural school districts were fully back to in-school learning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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For the Poor, Even a Small Medical Bill Can Trigger Coverage Loss
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021– When people with low incomes are asked to help pay for their health insurance, some drop their coverage, even when bills as low as $20 per month arrive. That's the upshot of a new study of Medicaid expansion in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Gene Therapy Uses HIV to Rescue Kids Born Without Immune System
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Cora Oakley is a rough-and-tumble 4-year-old who loves gymnastics and outdoor activities, particularly if it involves bouncing on a trampoline. It's hard to tell from looking at her that she was born without an immune... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Humans Started Loving Carbs a Very Long Time Ago
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Not only have humans and their ancient ancestors been eating carbs for longer than was realized, but a new study finds these starchy foods may actually have played a part in the growth of the human brain. A new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Grief Can Strike Even Before a Loved One Is Gone
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Feelings of grief are expected after the loss of a loved one, but having those feelings when your loved one has a terminal illness is also real and can fluctuate over time, experts say. Individuals can adjust to their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: These'Concrete Steps' Could Help Fight Racism in Health Care
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Doctors, hospitals and medical schools should take specific actions to fight the structural racism that threatens the health of millions of Americans, according to a new report meant to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Insights Into Treating Mild Head Injuries
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Any COVID-19 Infection Raises Odds for Lingering Symptoms, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Meat Production Is Dirtying the Air You Breathe
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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In Girls as Young as 7, Weight May Predict Odds for Eating Disorder
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sleep Disorders Cost U.S. Health Care System Nearly $95 Billion Per Year
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Most Severe COVID Cases Involve Neuro Issues, and They're More Often Fatal
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: 47-Year-Old Came Home From a Work Trip and Had Two Strokes
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- After back-to-back work trips, Stephanie Gerding came home on a Saturday completely exhausted. She had a headache and neck pain, but she thought a good night's sleep was all she needed to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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