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06 Jul

Only 7% of Americans in Good Cardiometabolic Health, Study Finds

Surges in obesity, diabetes and other key cardiometabolic factors may be leading the U.S. into a health crisis, researchers say .

05 Jul

Biggest Weight Gains Now Seen in Young Adults

The U.S. obesity epidemic is not slowing down and adults in their 20s and 30s are helping drive the problem, researchers find.

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Injuries from Fireworks on the Rise

The number of Americans injured by fireworks jumped 25% over the past 15 years.

Grief Can Be Heartbreaking for People Battling Heart Failure

Grief Can Be Heartbreaking for People Battling Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Can someone really die of a broken heart?

If that person has serious heart disease, new Swedish research suggests the answer may well be yes.

After analyzing almost three decades worth of data on nearly half a million heart failure patients, investigators concluded that t...

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Cancer Drug May Be Lifesaver for Hospitalized COVID Patients

Cancer Drug May Be Lifesaver for Hospitalized COVID Patients

An experimental drug used to fight cancer may reduce the risk of death for COVID-19 patients by roughly 55%, a new study suggests.

The drug, sabizabulin, has been found effective in aiding severely ill COVID-19 patients, more so than previously authorized drugs, researchers report July 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • By Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 6, 2022
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Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program slashed the coronavirus' expected death rate by as much as 58%, saving hundreds of thousands of lives during the first two waves of the pandemic, a new study says.

Computer models estimate that vaccines prevented 235,000 COVID deaths in the United States between December 2020 and September 2021, blunti...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 6, 2022
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AHA News: Family's Hereditary Heart Condition Discovered After Her Father and Two Sisters Died Young

AHA News: Family's Hereditary Heart Condition Discovered After Her Father and Two Sisters Died Young

DeAnn Bartram was 16 when her father felt like he had a virus he couldn't shake.

Doctors said he had cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle can thicken, interfering with normal blood flow. Make a will, they said. Then they recommended he get a heart transplant.

Nicholas Cirino was 37 and owned a landscaping business in Cl...

  • By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 6, 2022
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You Can Take Too Much Vitamin D -- One Man Found Out the Hard Way

You Can Take Too Much Vitamin D -- One Man Found Out the Hard Way

Vitamin D supplements are often touted for their health benefits, from boosting the immune system to guarding against cancer. But as one British man found out, it is possible to get too much of a good thing.

Vitamin D overdosing -- clinically called hypervitaminosis D -- is linked to a range of potentially serious health issues, s...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 6, 2022
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About 1 in 7 U.S. Kindergarten Kids Now Obese

About 1 in 7 U.S. Kindergarten Kids Now Obese

Despite reports that rates of childhood obesity are decreasing, kids seem to be packing on pounds at younger ages.

In 1998, just under 73% of children entering kindergarten in 1998 had a normal body mass index (BMI), while 15.1% were overweight, and 12% were obese.

However, fast forward 12 years and just 69% of kids started kinderga...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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