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01 Dec

Books Are Better than Digital Devices for Reading to Kids, Study Finds

Traditional print books are better for learning than digital devices, researchers say .

30 Nov

Miscarriage Can Harm A Woman’s Mental Health Long-term, New Study Finds

Miscarriage Can Harm A Woman’s Mental Health Long-term, New Study Finds

29 Nov

How Your Diet Impacts Our Climate

A new study finds unhealthy foods account for nearly a quarter of diet-related greenhouse gas emissions

Los CDC endurecerán las pruebas de COVID para los viajeros internacionales

Los CDC endurecerán las pruebas de COVID para los viajeros internacionales

Mientras el mundo se esfuerza por encontrar formas de frenar la propagación de la nueva variante ómicron, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) de EE. UU. anunciaron el martes que los viajeros internacionales a Estados Unidos pronto tendrán que proveer un resultado negativo de una prueba del coronavirus que hayan ...

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  • December 1, 2021
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First U.S. Omicron Case Reported in California

First U.S. Omicron Case Reported in California

The first confirmed U.S. case of the Omicron variant has been reported in California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

The patient was a traveler, apparently from the San Francisco area, who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22, the CDC said in a statement.

The person, who was fully vaccinated...

  • Dennis Thompson and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • December 1, 2021
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WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women From HIV

WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women From HIV

With HIV a continuing threat to women's health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the first long-acting device to protect women from sexually transmitted HIV.

The device is a vaginal ring made of silicone elastomer, a flexible rubber-like material that makes it easy to insert and comfortable to use. The ring releases the ant...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 1, 2021
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For Men, Vaping May Be a Downer in the Bedroom

For Men, Vaping May Be a Downer in the Bedroom

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping can be tough on the lungs, but new research warns of another possible danger to men: It may more than double the risk for erectile dysfunction.

After tracking erectile dysfunction (ED) risk among nearly 25,000 men aged 20 and older, investigators found that even vapers w...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2021
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Reading With Your Toddler? Books May Beat Screens

Reading With Your Toddler? Books May Beat Screens

Parents who want to read to their toddlers and give them a developmental boost ought to pick up a traditional paper book rather than an e-book on a tablet, a new study reports.

Toddlers are more likely to interact with their parents when they're sharing a paper children's book rather than a tablet, University of Michigan researchers found....

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  • December 1, 2021
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Nearly 7% of U.S. Kids Have Had a Head Injury or Concussion

Nearly 7% of U.S. Kids Have Had a Head Injury or Concussion

Blows to the head are common among America's kids, with close to 7% showing signs of a brain injury at some time in childhood, U.S. health officials report.

Sports, falls and abuse are likely causes, experts say.

Concussions and other head injuries are more common among white kids than Black or Hispanic kids. And prevalence increas...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2021
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HIV Rates Fall Among Gay White Americans, But Not Minorities

HIV Rates Fall Among Gay White Americans, But Not Minorities

Some progress has been made in the U.S. fight against HIV, with new infections falling among white gay and bisexual men over the past decade. But their Black and Hispanic counterparts did not see that advance, health officials say.

The continuing inequities show up in a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 1, 2021
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Kids With Uncontrolled Asthma at Higher Odds for Severe COVID-19

Kids With Uncontrolled Asthma at Higher Odds for Severe COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma is a tough disease for kids and their parents to manage well, but not keeping it under control may make these children up to six times more likely to wind up in the hospital with severe COVID-19, new research shows.

With the cold and flu season about to kick in and COVID...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 1, 2021
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AHA News: Hispanic Adults May Be More Likely to Get Amputations for This Blood Vessel Disease

AHA News: Hispanic Adults May Be More Likely to Get Amputations for This Blood Vessel Disease

Hispanic people hospitalized for peripheral artery disease may be more likely to undergo amputations than their white peers who are not Hispanic, according to new research that points to the need for greater awareness and prevention of the condition.

Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a narrowing of the arteries that carry blood away fr...

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  • December 1, 2021
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CDC to Toughen COVID Testing for International Travelers

CDC to Toughen COVID Testing for International Travelers

As the world struggles with ways to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that international travelers to the United States will soon have to provide a negative result from a coronavirus test taken within 24 hours of departure.

That's a much tighter turnaround: Curr...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • December 1, 2021
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'Ultra-Processed' Foods Up Odds for a Second Heart Attack or Stroke

'Ultra-Processed' Foods Up Odds for a Second Heart Attack or Stroke

If you've had a heart attack or stroke, you might want to avoid ultra-processed foods, new research suggests.

The study found that a high intake of such foods significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it's more likely to be fatal. This was true even in people following what seems to be a heart-healthy diet.

  • Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters
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  • December 1, 2021
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First Overdose Prevention Centers in the Nation Open in NYC

First Overdose Prevention Centers in the Nation Open in NYC

The United States' first overdose prevention centers have opened in New York City in the Manhattan neighborhoods of East Harlem and Washington Heights.

People will be able to bring their drugs and use them under the supervision of trained staff members who will provide clean needles, prevent overdoses and offer connections to addiction ser...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • December 1, 2021
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States Claim Sackler Family Members Are Abusing Bankruptcy Process

States Claim Sackler Family Members Are Abusing Bankruptcy Process

A settlement that gives protections to Sackler family members who own Purdue Pharma should be rejected, a group of states told a federal judge on Tuesday.

The settlement was reached in thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma for its role in the United States' opioid epidemic that's claimed more than 500,000 lives in the...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • December 1, 2021
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Are Your Holiday Gifts on the 'Noisy Toy List'?

Are Your Holiday Gifts on the 'Noisy Toy List'?

Stop that racket!

A screeching rubber chicken tops this year's list of noisy toys that pose a threat to children's hearing.

The Sight & Hearing Association's annual Noisy Toys List for 2021 includes toys that tested louder than 85 decibels (dB), which is the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety's level for man...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 1, 2021
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Getting a Pacemaker Can Raise Odds for Opioid Abuse

Getting a Pacemaker Can Raise Odds for Opioid Abuse

People who are prescribed opioid painkillers after receiving a heart pacemaker or defibrillator may be at risk for opioid abuse -- and the higher the initial dose, the greater the risk, according to a new study.

“The significance of this study is to make other electrophysiologists aware that even a low-risk procedure like a pacemaker or ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 1, 2021
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Even T. Rex Had Bone Trouble

Even T. Rex Had Bone Trouble

They once ruled the planet, but even the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex could suffer from bone disease, new research shows.

Scientists used imaging to examine the lower left jaw of a fossilized T. rex skeleton discovered in Montana in 2010. The skeleton, which is about 68 million years old and one of the most complete skeletons of the carnivorou...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 1, 2021
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Vaccines, Boosters Should Protect Against Severe COVID, Even With Omicron: Fauci

Vaccines, Boosters Should Protect Against Severe COVID, Even With Omicron: Fauci

Americans who are vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 should have enough antibody protection to prevent severe illness if they become infected with the new Omicron variant, White House COVID response officials said Tuesday.

Omicron has caused concern among medical experts due to a "large number of mutations, around 50, much larger than...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 30, 2021
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Long-Haul COVID Can Include Chronic Fatigue: Study

Long-Haul COVID Can Include Chronic Fatigue: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The often debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be common among COVID-19 long-haulers.

That’s the key takeaway from a fresh look at patients who continue to struggle with severe fatigue, poor sleep, brain fog, muscle aches and pains long ...

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 30, 2021
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FDA Panel Mulls Merck's COVID Antiviral Pill

FDA Panel Mulls Merck's COVID Antiviral Pill

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is meeting Tuesday to weigh both the safety and power of Merck's new antiviral pill in preventing severe COVID-19.

There are already two strikes against the pill: Fresh data from Merck shows that the drug, molnupiravir, isn't as effective as first reported; and FDA documents prepared for t...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • November 30, 2021
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HPV Vaccine Is Reducing Cervical Cancers in Teens, Young Women

HPV Vaccine Is Reducing Cervical Cancers in Teens, Young Women

The first wave of girls to receive the HPV vaccine are much less likely to contract or die from cervical cancer than women just a few years older, a new study reports.

Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), for which a vaccine has been available since 2006.

Cervical cancer deaths and cases have ...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 30, 2021
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