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20 Oct

Teenagers Are Quitting HS Sports Due to Body Image Concerns Driven by Social Media

More teens are quitting HS sports saying they don’t look right for the sports based on what they see in the media and social media, according to a new study.

19 Oct

COVID-19 Linked to Increased Risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a Rare but Serious Autoimmune Disorder, New Study Finds

In a new study, participants recently infected with COVID-19 were six times more likely to develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, where the immune system attacks the nerves.

18 Oct

Adult ADHD Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

A new study finds adults with ADHD are nearly 3 times more likely to develop dementia compared to those without the condition.

Diphtheria-Like Germ Can Be Passed Between People and Pets

Diphtheria-Like Germ Can Be Passed Between People and Pets

The first two cases of a diphtheria-like illness being transmitted in the United States between people and their pets have been reported in Utah and Colorado.

The respiratory illnesses occurred in 2022 and 2023 and involved the Corynebacterium ulceran bacterium, which is closely related to the germ that causes diptheria. One rece...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Supreme Court Rejects Case That Would Have Curbed Access to Abortion Drug

Supreme Court Rejects Case That Would Have Curbed Access to Abortion Drug

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case that aimed to curb access to the controversial abortion drug mifepristone, saying the plaintiffs who brought the case to the court had no legal standing to do so.

In a unanimous vote, the nine judges ruled that a group of doctors and other medical professionals -- represented by the conse...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 13, 2024
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As Women Gain More Equality, Men Eat More Meat

As Women Gain More Equality, Men Eat More Meat

In countries where gender equality is becoming more of a reality, men's meat consumption tends to rise relative to women's, a new study shows.

The phenomenon was seen mainly in richer countries in North America and Europe, and was not seen at all in large but less affluent China, India and Indonesia.

Why? Researchers believe it's du...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 13, 2024
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'Dual Mutant' Seasonal Flu Virus Could Make Some Treatments Ineffective

'Dual Mutant' Seasonal Flu Virus Could Make Some Treatments Ineffective

Two human cases of "dual mutant" strains of H1N1 flu have been reported by U.S. health officials.

Unfortunately, the genetic changes appear to render the leading flu antiviral, Tamiflu, less effective, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted.

The new analysis, published Wednesday in the ag...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 13, 2024
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Climate Change Brings Worse Heart Health to People Worldwide

Climate Change Brings Worse Heart Health to People Worldwide

Climate change is harming the heart health of people around the world, a new review warns.

Extreme temperatures, hurricanes and other dangerous weather events all contribute to an increased risk of heart disease and heart-related death, researchers reported June 12 in the journal JAMA Cardiology.

“Climate change is already...

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  • June 13, 2024
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Pairing Up Shelter Dogs Can Raise Their Odds for Adoption

Pairing Up Shelter Dogs Can Raise Their Odds for Adoption

Shelter dogs do better with a buddy, a new study finds.

Dogs show fewer signs of stress and are adopted more quickly if paired up with another canine rather than housed by themselves, researchers found.

“Despite being a social species, dogs are often housed alone in shelters to reduce disease transmission and possible injury from i...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 13, 2024
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