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15 Jul

HealthDay Now: Insulin Access

As the American Diabetes Association celebrated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, HealthDay spoke to to Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer of the group. Dr. Gabbay shared his thoughts on how to make insulin affordable and accessible to everyone who needs it.

13 Jul

Athletes Face Twice the Odds for Atrial Fibrillation, Study Finds

Athletes are much more likely than non-athletes to experience irregular heart rhythms, researchers say.

12 Jul

Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for the Flu

Working in sales, education and the health industry may up your odds of catching the flu, researchers say.

It's Tick Season: Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease

It's Tick Season: Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease

When you're heading outdoors this summer, keep an eye out for ticks during and after your outing, health experts say.

These common parasites can transmit Lyme disease, a potentially serious illness.

Lyme disease is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected black-legged tick, also called a deer tick, explained Dr. Crystal...

Pregnant Women Need to Take Care in Sweltering Summer Heat

Pregnant Women Need to Take Care in Sweltering Summer Heat

This summer has brought dangerous, record-breaking heat to parts of the United States and Canada. The hot weather poses an extra challenge for pregnant women.

Mothers-to-be need to stay cool to avoid heat exhaustion and its complications, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston.

"The summer is tough on pregna...

Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study

Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study

Money may not buy happiness but new research suggests it may at least help Americans live longer.

"Our results suggest that building wealth is important for health at the individual level, even after accounting for where one starts out in life," said Greg Miller, a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research, ...

Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer's Drug

Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer's Drug

The controversial new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm is creating something of a civil war in medicine, as health networks, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors weigh impending discussions with patients about whether they should take the medication.

Many doctors believe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "moved the goalposts" to approve ...

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  • July 23, 2021
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Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant

Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant

In a sign that vaccine-hesitant Americans are starting to worry about the rapid spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday.

Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest propo...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • July 23, 2021
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Fauci Supports NFL's Tough New COVID Policy

Fauci Supports NFL's Tough New COVID Policy

COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could result in forfeited games and loss of pay, the league announced Thursday.

The policy sends a strong message about COVID-19 vaccines and is likely to be followed by others in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, told CBS News.

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  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • July 23, 2021
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'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities

'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities

An untreatable "superbug" fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

There were 101 candida auris cases at the nursing home and 22 cases at the hospitals from January to April, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Co...

Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia-Linked Psychosis

Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia-Linked Psychosis

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that eases hallucinations in people with Parkinson's disease may be able to do the same for those with dementia, a new clinical trial finds.

The medication, called Nuplazid (pimavanserin), is already approved in the United States for treating hallucinations and delusions r...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 23, 2021
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Big Road Trip This Weekend? Keep Baby Safe

Big Road Trip This Weekend? Keep Baby Safe

If you're hitting the road with your infant this summer, you need to ensure your child's safety and comfort, a pediatric expert says.

First, check your car safety seat to make sure it's installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. It needs to be rear-facing and at the correct angle to prevent your infant's head from slumping and...

Are Antibiotics Really the Answer for UTIs in Women?

Are Antibiotics Really the Answer for UTIs in Women?

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Urinary tract infections: They're the bane of millions of women, and a new study finds that many sufferers are unhappy that diagnosis and treatments are still limited for this painful condition.

One of the biggest concerns researchers found was that many women think frequent anti...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 23, 2021
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Lockdowns Cut Air Pollution, But Poorer Neighborhoods Benefited Less

Lockdowns Cut Air Pollution, But Poorer Neighborhoods Benefited Less

If you thought the air was cleaner at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, you weren't imagining it. But clean skies were less evident in poorer areas of the United States, a new study finds.

COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns reduced overall levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution in many U.S. cities. However, levels remained higher in ...

Long-Term Outlook for Most With Serious Brain Injury Is Better Than Thought

Long-Term Outlook for Most With Serious Brain Injury Is Better Than Thought

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cripple patients for the rest of their lives, but new research suggests that many people with moderate-to-severe TBI have better-than-expected long-term outcomes.

The findings show that decisions about halting life-sustaining treatment for these patients should not be made in the first days after the inju...

PTSD Common After Sexual Assault, But Eases for Most

PTSD Common After Sexual Assault, But Eases for Most

Most sexual assault survivors have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately after the attack, but it tends to lessen over the following months, a new study finds.

"One of the main takeaways is that the majority of recovery from post-traumatic stress happens in the first three months," said study lead author Emily Dworkin, an assis...

High-Tech Exoskeletons Improve Bowel Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury

High-Tech Exoskeletons Improve Bowel Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury

Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say.

In an earlier survey, more than a third of men with spinal cord injury said bowel and bladder problems had the most signific...

As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID Cases in Six Months

As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID Cases in Six Months

One day before the official start of the Tokyo Olympics, the city has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months.

The 1,979 cases reported on Thursday are the most seen since 2,044 cases were recorded on Jan. 15, according to the Associated Press.

Japan has reported about 853,000 cases and 15,100 deaths...

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  • July 22, 2021
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Even at Same Hospital, Black Patients Face More Complications Than Whites

Even at Same Hospital, Black Patients Face More Complications Than Whites

THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans admitted for inpatient hospital care are far more likely than white patients to experience safety-related health complications -- even when both are treated in the same facility, a new report warns.

And having good insurance didn't appear to bridge racial differ...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 22, 2021
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Empty Stadiums, COVID Fears: How Will It Affect Olympic Athletes?

Empty Stadiums, COVID Fears: How Will It Affect Olympic Athletes?

To do their best, Olympic athletes need to be both physically and mentally fit, but the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions at the Tokyo Olympics has made that a real challenge, experts say.

"This Olympics is unprecedented," said Dr. Michael Lardon, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 22, 2021
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AHA News: 7-Day-Old's Skin Felt Cold, She Wouldn't Eat and Cried in Agony. It Was Her Heart.

AHA News: 7-Day-Old's Skin Felt Cold, She Wouldn't Eat and Cried in Agony. It Was Her Heart.

Throughout Laney Lyon's 1-week birthday, small signs indicated something was wrong. She wasn't eating as much as usual. Her color seemed off. Her mom suspected jaundice and held Laney in the sun when she could.

By evening, Laney was unable to latch on to breastfeed. Her breathing sounded strange. Then there was her crying.

"It was li...

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  • July 22, 2021
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Pfizer Vaccine Offers 88% Protection Against Delta Variant, But 2 Doses Needed

Pfizer Vaccine Offers 88% Protection Against Delta Variant, But 2 Doses Needed

Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine provides surprisingly robust protection against the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 -- but only if you've gotten both doses.

Fresh data out of England shows that two doses of the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine is 88% effective in protecting people against the Delta variant, compared with about 94% eff...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 22, 2021
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