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“Those kinds of things could have an impact in terms of the outcomes. It’s one thing to delay screening for three to six months, for example, but we get a little more worried when we’re delaying for a whole year or even, thinking more worst case, folks who have been more dramatically impacted by the
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Revealing that you’re lesbian or gay marks an important milestone in your life. Thanks to greater societal acceptance, people are coming out earlier in life. More than half of gay men and nearly 40% of lesbian women surveyed in 2013 said they had come out to friends and family before age 20. The decision isn’t
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By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An experimental treatment may restore fertility during early menopause, a small new study claims. Typically, menopause ends a woman’s ability to get pregnant. But researchers report that administering platelet-rich plasma and hormones, called gonadotropins, might stimulate ovulation to make pregnancy possible. “The most
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MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A or B, AB or O, it doesn’t matter — your blood type has nothing to do with your risk of contracting severe COVID-19, a new study concludes. Early in the pandemic, some reports suggested people with A-type blood were more susceptible to COVID, while those with O-type
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“What can I eat on the keto diet?!” When you nearly eliminate an entire macronutrient—in the case of keto, it’s carbohydrates—getting the right balance of nutrition becomes a bit more challenging. Folks who are interested in trying keto often wonder: Can I still eat vegetables? If so, which ones? Is fruit completely off-limits? How about
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April 2, 2021 — As discussions about “vaccine passports” accelerate with more people worldwide completing their COVID-19 shots, ethical quandaries are coming into focus. Mark A. Hall, JD, of the schools of law and medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, and David M. Studdert, ScD, LLB, of the schools of law and medicine
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April 2, 2021 — The internet is often the first place many of us go to find information, whether it’s about hotels, music, or furniture. And health guidance is no exception — especially among millennials. A new survey of 2,040 millennials (ages 23 to 39) in February by Harmony Healthcare IT found that 69% of
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Michael Osterholm, PhD, director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Hospital Association, Lansing, MI Ruth Lynfield, MD, State Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health, Saint Paul, MN Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, Senior Public Health Physician, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Ann Arbor,
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Our pets give us unconditional love. In return, it’s our job to keep them healthy and happy. Food is medicine for pets, just as it is for people, says Sarah Reidenbach, DVM, a veterinarian in northern California and CEO of the nonprofit organization, Ruthless Kindness. If your dog’s or cat’s diet lacks certain vitamins and
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By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Overdose deaths resulting from a dangerous combination of cocaine and opioids are outpacing fatalities linked to cocaine abuse alone, a new U.S. government report warns. “Much of the increase in the rate of drug overdose deaths involving cocaine in recent years is due
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By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Combining stem cell transplants with cutting-edge immunotherapy prevents leukemia relapses in young people and improves their chances of survival, new research suggests. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. This study included 50 patients (ages: 4 to 30) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The faster-spreading COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom is on its way to becoming the dominant form of the virus in the United States. A new study found that the B.1.1.7 variant is being detected in an increasing proportion of SARS-CoV-2 samples and is 40% to
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THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than one-quarter of U.S. parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids for COVID-19, and roughly as many oppose school-required coronavirus shots, a new study finds. This opposition was more common among moms than dads, and was especially common among white mothers who identified as Republican/Republican-leaning, the researchers
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The online survey was conducted from Jan. 15 through Feb. 7, 2021. “We were certainly seeing individuals delay coming in for radiation because of concerns related to COVID,” Dr. Karen Winkfield, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance in Nashville, Tenn., said at the news conference. “But we have done a wonderful job in radiation oncology
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THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 (HealthDayNews) — The ripple effect of the COVID-19 scourge has led to more complications among pregnant women worldwide, including an increase in stillbirths, a new study says. The research review also found higher rates of maternal deaths and depression in the first year of the pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had
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THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 can harm multiple organs in the body, including the brain. Now, a new study says some hospitalized COVID-19 patients have non-convulsive seizures that may increase their risk of death. “Seizures are a very common complication of severe critical illness. Most of these seizures are not obvious: Unlike
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                                         Participants in the CU Boulder study         “We’ve received numerous emails that we’re working through to get them started. It’s been really nice to see because they’re really interested in doing something
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March 31, 201 — Are coronavirus variants behind the recent jump in COVID-19 cases in states such as Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York? Does the relaxation of public health protection measures play a role as well? It depends on who you ask. Anthony Fauci, MD, cautioned that the recent rise in cases could
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The Basics | History | Carb Allowances | Benefits | Cons | How to Coach | Food List Many of us know at least one person—if not several—who swear by keto. We also know plenty who’ve said “it was awful.” Which makes it sound a lot like… ALL DIETS. So here’s the only question that matters:
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WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are significantly underrepresented in U.S. health professions, with little indication that diversity will improve, a new study says. In 2019, Black people made up about 12.1% of the U.S. workforce, but their representation in 10 health professions studied ranged from 3.3% for physical therapists
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