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18 Oct

More Middle-Aged Women Diagnosed with Broken Heart Syndrome, Study Finds

Broken heart syndrome is on the rise, especially in women 50 and older, researchers say.

15 Oct

Is a Really Bad Flu Season Coming?

The U.S. could be facing severe flu outbreaks as COVID safety measures are relaxed, according to a new study.

14 Oct

Nearly Half of Breast Cancer Patients Use Pot, New Survey Finds

Nearly half of breast cancer patients use pot to relieve symptoms and many don't tell their doctors, according to researchers.

EPA Plans New Strategy Against PFAS 'Forever Chemicals'

EPA Plans New Strategy Against PFAS 'Forever Chemicals'

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) --- A new plan to limit pollution from so-called "forever chemicals" will include restricting their release into the environment and speeding cleanup of contaminated sites, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

The chemicals, called PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are ...

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More Middle-Aged, Older Women Getting  'Broken Heart' Syndrome

More Middle-Aged, Older Women Getting  'Broken Heart' Syndrome

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans diagnosed with "broken heart" syndrome has steadily risen in the past 15 years — with the vast majority being women, a new study finds.

The condition, which doctors call stress cardiomyopathy, appears similar to a heart attack — with symptoms such as c...

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  • October 18, 2021
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Why Are Gulf Coast Welders Dying From Anthrax-Like Disease?

Why Are Gulf Coast Welders Dying From Anthrax-Like Disease?

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A common group of bacteria may be causing deadly pneumonia or anthrax-like disease among metalworkers in the southern United States, health officials report.

The bacteria, called Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), naturally occurs in soil and dust. B. cereu

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  • October 18, 2021
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Out-of-Pocket Medical Bills for COVID-19 May Average $3,800 in 2021: Study

Out-of-Pocket Medical Bills for COVID-19 May Average $3,800 in 2021: Study

Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 could now face thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket medical costs, according to a new report.

In 2020, most health insurance companies waived co-pays, deductibles and other cost-sharing for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but many stopped doing that early this year, the University of Michigan researche...

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  • October 18, 2021
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AHA News: Your Next Doctor's Prescription Might Be to Spend Time in Nature

AHA News: Your Next Doctor's Prescription Might Be to Spend Time in Nature

Dr. Robert Zarr loves to write prescriptions that you don't have to take to the pharmacy.

Instead, he sends patients outside to soak in the healing powers of nature, combining the benefits of exercise with the therapeutic effects of fresh air and green space.

"Going back millions of years, we've evolved outdoors," said Zarr, a pediat...

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  • October 18, 2021
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Fully Immunized Colin Powell Dies of COVID: Can Vaccines Protect You?

Fully Immunized Colin Powell Dies of COVID: Can Vaccines Protect You?

Colin Powell, the first Black person to become Secretary of State, and a statesman who helped shape U.S. foreign policy for decades, died Monday of complications from COVID-19. He was 84.

"General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from CO...

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Researchers Find Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain

Researchers Find Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have found a noninvasive way to temporarily open the brain's borders to allow tumor-fighting medication inside.

By necessity, the brain is shielded by a layer of specialized cells called the blood-brain barrier. Its job is to allow needed substances in -- like oxy...

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  • October 18, 2021
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How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by Conservatorships

How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by Conservatorships

Pop singer Britney Spears was at the height of her fame in 2008 when, through a series of arcane legal maneuverings, her father gained conservatorship over her and took control of her personal and financial affairs.

Spears' plight and the #FreeBritney movement has shone a bright spotlight on America's guardianship system, which experts say...

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  • October 18, 2021
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State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: Study

State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When states spend money on programs that reduce poverty, fewer children are abused and neglected, fewer end up in foster care and fewer die, a new study reveals.

Researchers found that for every additional $1,000 that states spent on federal, state and local benefit programs per ...

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  • October 18, 2021
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Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Hits Long Island, N.Y.

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Hits Long Island, N.Y.

Health officials say they are trying to track down the source of 10 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease within a one-mile radius in a Long Island, N.Y., neighborhood.

The patients range in age from 35 to 96. As of Saturday, one had died, two remained hospitalized and seven had been released from the hospital, CBS News reported...

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Bill Clinton Discharged From Hospital After Recovery From Sepsis

Bill Clinton Discharged From Hospital After Recovery From Sepsis

Former President Bill Clinton was released from a California hospital on Sunday after being treated for sepsis.

Clinton, 75, was admitted for care at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, in Orange, last Tuesday after developing sepsis triggered by a urological infection.

A spokesperson for Clinton shared a

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  • Mix n' Match COVID Vaccine Strategy Works Well: Study

    Mix n' Match COVID Vaccine Strategy Works Well: Study

    Mixing and matching different types of COVID-19 vaccines is highly effective, new research shows.

    The study found that protection against infection was stronger in people who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and a second dose of an mRNA vaccine than in those who received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

    The Astra...

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    • October 18, 2021
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    Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their Newborns

    Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their Newborns

    Among the many negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be damage to the bond between mothers and their infants, researchers say.

    Women who experienced grief and depression due to pandemic-related losses may find it more difficult to form this all-important emotional connection with their babies, according to a new study from Brigham ...

    Treating Depression Could Lengthen Lung Cancer Patients' Lives

    Treating Depression Could Lengthen Lung Cancer Patients' Lives

    Persistent depression can significantly shorten lung cancer survival -- even if patients receive the latest cancer treatments, new research shows.

    "We need to help these patients, not only at diagnosis, but throughout treatment to take depressive symptoms out of the equation and let these impressive new therapies do their jobs," said lead ...

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    • October 18, 2021
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    Long Bouts of Space Travel May Harm Astronauts' Brains

    Long Bouts of Space Travel May Harm Astronauts' Brains

    Prolonged stays in space appear to damage astronauts' brains, a small, new study suggests.

    The researchers studied five Russian cosmonauts, mean age 49, who stayed on the International Space Station (ISS) for an average of 5.5 months.

    Blood samples were taken from the cosmonauts 20 days before their departure to the ISS, and one day...

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    • October 18, 2021
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    Pregnancy, Delivery Safe for Women Born With Heart Defects

    Pregnancy, Delivery Safe for Women Born With Heart Defects

    Women who were born with heart defects may get some reassurance from a new study that finds they face no heightened risk to health during a pregnancy and delivery.

    According to the researchers, doctors may often advise these women against getting pregnant due to the potential risks for them and their babies, but until now those risks have ...

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    • October 18, 2021
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    RSV Is Common, Dangerous Infection: What Parents Need to Know

    RSV Is Common, Dangerous Infection: What Parents Need to Know

    Watch closely if your kids appear to have a common cold this fall or winter. It could instead be respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, and that makes it more likely to progress to a serious lower lung infection.

    RSV is back in force this year after a reprieve while many stayed home last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, acc...

    Bill Clinton Expected to Be Discharged From Hospital on Sunday

    Bill Clinton Expected to Be Discharged From Hospital on Sunday

    A spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton said late Saturday that the 75-year-old will be discharged from a California hospital on Sunday, CNN reported. Clinton was hospitalized at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, in Orange, earlier in the week after developing sepsis triggered by a urological infection.

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    • October 17, 2021
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    Be Your Teen's Best Partner as They Learn to Drive

    Be Your Teen's Best Partner as They Learn to Drive

    Parents of teen drivers can play a crucial role in making their children safe drivers, the Governors Highway Safety Association says.

    Millions of U.S. teens are learning to drive at an especially challenging time as risky and dangerous driving has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the association noted.

    "Teen drivers are more ...

    FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

    FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

    In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel on Friday recommended that the agency grant emergency use of booster shots of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.

    The FDA is expected to make a decision within days that will help guide the 15 million Americans who have received the Johnson & Johnson v...

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