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Jan. 28, 2022 — What if you could lower your cholesterol by eating foods that you like? A new study shows that when people were asked to eat “hedonically acceptable” snacks that contained ingredients known to lower cholesterol, nearly all of them did. In contrast, only about half of people asked to change their diets
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Jan. 28, 2022 — Long story short, we still have a lot to learn about long COVID-19. But it is a real phenomenon with real long-term health effects for people recovering from coronavirus infections. And diagnosing and managing it can get tricky, as some symptoms of long COVID-19 overlap with those of other conditions —
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Jan. 27, 2022 — It’s no secret that a particular public health epidemic has only gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic: drug overdose deaths. From May 2020 to April 2021, more than 100,000 people in the U.S. died from a drug overdose, according to the CDC. About 64% of those deaths were from opioids, mostly
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By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Moderna Inc. announced Wednesday that it has launched a trial that will study the power of a redesigned booster shot — one that hones in on the highly contagious Omicron variant. The news comes just one day after Pfizer announced that it has
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By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For years, researchers have suspected that the Epstein-Barr virus, best known for causing mononucleois, might also play a role in triggering multiple sclerosis. Now a new study strengthens the case. The study, of more than 10 million U.S. military personnel, found the risk
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By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Although they report difficulty breathing and discomfort while wearing a face mask, most people with asthma still use them in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds. University of Illinois Chicago researchers conducted an online survey of more than 500 adults
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By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Belly fat is usually unwelcome, but new research suggests it may actually be good for something: relief from foot pain. A small pilot study suggests that an injection of a patient’s own fat cells can help ease the often-excruciating heel pain brought on
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Jan. 26, 2022 — Are you thinking of adding supplements to your diet? While supplements can be helpful in some cases, they can be a very slippery slope, and users must proceed with caution, one registered dietitian nutritionist says.  Jamie Lee McIntyre, a dietitian and nutrition consultant at JamieLeeRDN.com, says she sees more interest in supplementation
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Jan. 25, 2022 — This past fall, when major children’s health organizations declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health, health care providers felt validated. The American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry “came together to put this statement out there because we’ve seen a rising volume of
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Jan. 25, 2022 — China has passed the United States in global scientific leadership in several key areas, according to a new report from the National Science Board. The board, under the National Science Foundation, prepares a report for the president and Congress on even-numbered years that details where the U.S. stands globally in scientific
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Jan. 25, 2022 — A new, highly contagious subvariant of Omicron has emerged, which some have begun calling “son of Omicron,” but public health officials say it’s too soon to tell what kind of real threat, if any, this new strain will present. In the meantime, it’s worth watching BA.2, the World Health Organization says.
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Jan. 24, 2022 — Kim Tranell had egg retrieval, a key procedure in her fourth and final cycle of in vitro fertilization, on March 16, 2020 — the day before the American Society for Reproductive Medicine suggested halting fertility treatments due to COVID-19. In the time between that procedure and the embryo transfer — the
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By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines abounds, and people with depression are more likely than others to fall for it, a new study finds. “One of the notable things about depression is that it can cause people to see the world differently — sort of
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Jan. 21, 2022 — A tobacco giant has stepped into the health care business, and respiratory specialists are doing their best to thwart the move. The Forum of International Respiratory Societies, which has 70,000 members worldwide, has served “official notice” that its organizations and members “cannot condone” working with any firm “wholly owned by a
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By Paul Rogers In 2016, CIA officers in Havana, Cuba, started having unexplained health issues. They reported a persistent piercing sound followed by symptoms including headaches, nausea, vertigo, trouble concentrating, and memory loss. Was it a new condition? Or was it the latest incidence of the centuries-old phenomenon of mass psychogenic illness, formerly called mass
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By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Having a child with type 1 diabetes can be a challenging health condition for parents to manage, but new research suggests an “artificial pancreas” system may beat standard treatment in controlling the blood sugar disease in young children. Forms of the technology —
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