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Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for U.S. Seniors

Isolation due to the pandemic and failure to get...

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Most Newborns of COVID-19-Infected Moms Fare Well

Babies born to mothers with COVID-19 only rarely...

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Children Exposed To Diabetes In The Womb At Increased Risk of Heart Disease As Teens And Young Adults.

The most common diagnoses include high blood pressure and blocked blood flow to the heart, researchers say.

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Preparing for Flooding During Hurricane Season

If you're in an area of the United States at risk...

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America's COVID Pandemic Is Now Skewing Younger

Young adults in their 20s now account for more ca...

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Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay With Healthy Lifestyle

Want to fend off high blood pressure? New researc...

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Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2020

Vaccine Campaign Would Take Six to Nine Months to Curb Coronavirus Pandemic: CDC Director Big Ten Reverses Decision, Will Have 2020 Season Other Nations Think U.S. Has Handled Pandemic Poorly NYC Lockdown Reduced Coronavirus Spread by 70%

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Hearts From Obese Donors Still Safe: Study

Hearts donated by severely obese donors aren't mo...

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Probiotic Might Help Ease Children's Eczema

Applying a type of "good" bacteria to the skin ma...

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Does Hostility Predispose You to a Second Heart Attack?

If you have experienced a heart attack and you ha...

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Some Psoriasis Meds May Also Help Prevent Heart Disease

Biologic therapy for the skin condition psoriasis...

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Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2020

Link Between Poor Sleep and Obesity: Study Democrats to Investigate Trump Appointee's Alleged Meddling in CDC Pandemic Reports Anti-Inflammatory Drug May Shorten Recovery Time for COVID-19 Patients Taking Remdesivir Effectiveness of Inhaled Coronavirus Vaccines to be Studied

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Wildfires Ravage Land, and Lungs, Across the U.S. West

HVAC repairman Brad Sissell shrugged off the acid...

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Probiotic Skin Therapy Helps Improve Eczema In Children, New Study Finds

Researchers say modifying the skin microbiome lessens eczema severity and improves quality of life in kids.

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Is Arthritis Pain Relief as Close as Your Spice Rack?

It's a must for any good curry, and a new clinica...

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Statins Going Generic Saved Medicare Billions

Here's evidence that prescription drugs don't hav...

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Nearly Half Of All Adolescents In The U.S. Are Not Vaccinated Against The Human Papillomavirus

Parents cite safety concerns and lack of knowledge as two of the top reasons why, according to new study.

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Is Telemedicine the Future?

An expert explains the pros and cons

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Glaucoma Checkups Fall by the Wayside During Pandemic

In yet another sign that the coronavirus pandemic...

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Two Common Vaccinations Appear To Lower The Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

Both the flu and pneumonia vaccines may help protect against cognitive decline.

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Is Chocolate Really A Sweet Treat For Your Heart?

Eating chocolate at least once a week appears to protect the heart's blood vessels, study finds.

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Even Mild Obesity Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19

Even mild obesity significantly drives up the ris...

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Can Doctors Predict Who Will Be Most Likely To Develop Dementia?

Here are some key factors that may help reveal dementia risk, according to a new study.

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People With Gum Disease At Higher Risk Of Certain Cancers

Tooth loss may also increase the risk, according to researchers.

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Two Popular Fasting Diets Lead to Weight Loss In Patients With Obesity

Time-restricted eating may also improve certain heart risk factors.

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Getting Your Daily Dose Of Protein From Plants May Lengthen Your Life

A more plant-based diet can also cut your risk of heart-related death, a new study finds.

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Hispanic Americans Being Hit Hard By COVID-19

COVID-19 is being diagnosed in Hispanic communiti...

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Loneliness Not Rising Among Americans Under Lockdown, New Study Finds.

Participants actually perceived greater support from others during this time.

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NBA Players to Assess New Coronavirus Test

A saliva-based test for the new coronavirus will...

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Coronavirus Delivering a Big Economic Blow to Women

Not only have women been more likely than men to...

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U.S. Reports Record Rise in New Coronavirus Cases

The United States recorded its worst day of new c...

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When Can Sports Fans Safely Fill Stadiums Again?

Sports fans are itching to watch their favorite t...

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COVID-19 Typically Mild for Babies: Study

Most babies with COVID-19 have mild illness, with...

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Heart Health

If it's dark red with a yellow coating, it could be a sign of chronic heart failure, study finds.

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Spring Break Trip Led to 64 COVID Cases in Texas

College students who partied on the beach at Cabo...

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Does COVID-19 Trigger New Cases of Diabetes?

Early in the coronavirus pandemic, doctors learne...

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COVID-19 May Trigger Diabetes In Previously Healthy People, New Study Finds.

Experts believe the virus may be attacking organs involved with sugar metabolism.

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Coronavirus Doesn't Favor Crowded Cities, Study Shows

Densely populated areas of the United States don'...

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Telehealth May Help Rural Americans Keep the Weight Off

Although many people can lose weight, few maintai...

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How Might Hot Summer Days Affect COVID Spread?

Sunny days are associated with higher rates of CO...

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Teens Who Feel Their Parents Are Overbearing May Have Trouble With Relationships

Parenting style impacts psychological and social growth, new study finds.

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Icky Prescription: Could Hookworms Help Ease MS?

In a new trial there are hints, but no proof, tha...

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COVID-19 Can Start With Neurological Symptoms

While a fever and cough have seemed to be the ear...

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Pandemic Causing Havoc for Kids With ADHD

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity dis...

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Eating A Late Dinner May Impact Your Metabolism

A 10 p.m. dinner date could lead to weight gain and up your risk of metabolic syndrome, new study finds.

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Pandemic Is Changing Your Next Doc Appointment

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many doc...

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Face Masks vs. Face Shields for Fighting COVID-19

The pros and cons of face masks and face shields to fight COVID-19

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Drugs Commonly Prescribed For Anxiety And Insomnia May Increase The Risk Of Ectopic Pregnancy

Taking benzodiazepines before conception linked to dangerous pregnancy condition, new study finds.

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3 Ways Pets Can Help Protect Your Mental Health During Times of Crisis

The American Heart Association says pets can improve your mood, thinking and behavior.

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Researchers Move Toward Once-Yearly Treatment for HIV

Researchers have reformulated an HIV medication i...

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Rare Children's Syndrome May Be Tied to Covid-19

Symptoms of Toxic Shock and Kawasaki Disease Showing Up In Young Covid-19 Patients, New Report Warns.

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No Evidence Found That E-Cigarettes Reduce Damage To The Heart.

Find out what e-cigarettes may do to your arteries and heart disease risk.

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Marijuana Dependence And Mental Health Risks

Marijuana dependence can lead to poor mental health.

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Romance During Social Isolation

Married and cohabitating couples face new stressors with Coronavirus lockdown.

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New Polio Vaccine Promising in Early Test

A new oral polio vaccine promises to help make po...

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How You Brew Your Coffee May Impact Your Heart Health

Choosing filtered coffee reduces the risk of heart attack and death, new study finds.

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Your Diet and Dementia Risk

Certain food combinations may be bad for the brain, new study finds.

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Could an Ancient Drug Help Fight Severe COVID-19?

As researchers hunt for ways to treat severe COVI...

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Are More Children Than Expected Coming Down With COVID-19?

A new study advises hospitals to be ready for a possible influx of young coronavirus patients.

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More Good News on Remdesivir's Power to Treat COVID-19

Preliminary data from two clinical trials using t...

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Screen Time and Autism Risk

Greater TV and video viewing at 12 months linked to ASD-like symptoms at 2.

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Family History And Colon Cancer Risk

Early screening based on family history can help prevent colon cancer.

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Is It Allergies Or Covid-19?

Experts explain how to tell the difference.

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Genetics Or Obesity . . . Which Plays A Bigger Role In Diabetes?

Weight is the most dominant risk factor for type 2 diabetes, new study finds.

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Are C-Section Babies At Higher Risk Of Obesity?

Women born by caesarean-section more likely to face weight problems, new study finds.

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Marijuana May Not Be A Good Sleep Aid

Chronic teen users may become adults who battle insomnia, study finds.

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What's The Best Treatment For Knee Osteoarthritis?

A new study compares steroid injections to physical therapy for relieving pain and improving function.

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Trials Begin for Potential COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

A drug originally developed to treat Ebola is get...

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Daily Aspirin Won't Stop Dementia, Study Finds

Millions of Americans pop a low-dose aspirin each...

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Racial Bias Persists in Clinical Trial Recruitment

Racial bias and stereotyping are common when rese...

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Should You Believe The Health Claims Made In CBD Studies?

Many recent CBD studies are industry-funded, new study finds.

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Important Strategies For Treating An Irregular Heartbeat

Lifestyle changes underused in treatment of atrial fibrillation, according to American Heart Association.

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Does Your Dog Have Anxiety?

Noise sensitivity, fear, impulsivity and separation anxiety are common across all breeds.

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Smartphone Use and Headaches

Pain medication may not bring relief to smartphone users with headache.

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New Weapon in Fight Against Multidrug-Resistant TB

While the world's focus is trained on the new cor...

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Changing Snack Culture

Post-game snacks may have more calories than you think.

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Can A Toothbrush Help Lower Your Risk Of Diabetes?

Brushing your teeth 3 or more times a day could keep this chronic condition away, study finds.

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Is Your Purse A Danger Zone To Kids?

5 common products parents carry that can potentially harm children.

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Are Healthy Gums Just A Vape Away From Gum Disease?

Vaping may increase the risk of inflammation and infection in your mouth, new study finds.

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How Many American Adults Are Obese?

The latest obesity numbers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Drug Shows Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

The immunotherapy drug Keytruda might offer a new...

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What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?

The best available drugs to treat sudden COPD fla...

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The Latest Trends In Marijuana Use

More baby boomers are smoking marijuana. Women, too.

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These Foods May Significantly Lower Your Risk Of Stroke

Fiber, fruits and veggies could cut your odds of the most common type of stroke.

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Common Tech-Related Injuries

Do you have swiper's thumb or text neck?

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Are Your Sitting Habits Increasing Your Risk Of Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Older women are sitting 8.5 to 9 hours per day throwing off their insulin levels and BMI.

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Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

Women remain underrepresented in heart disease re...

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What Is Toxic Masculinity?

And how does it impact the mental health of men?

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Pregnancy And Paraben Exposure

Artificial preservatives used in many consumer products linked to childhood weight problems.

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Sharing The Love On Valentine's Day And Every Other Day

10 tips to show your kids unconditional love and support.

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Defining Early Puberty In Girls

The age of breast development declined significantly over the past 4 decades.

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Teens And Sexual Identity

More high schoolers are identifying as sexual minorities.

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Share Your Room But Not Your Bed

Important advice to lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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Smartphones And Distracted Walking

Texting, talking or listening to music -- what's more dangerous when you're on the go?

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Vaping Can Cause Serious Skin Problems, New Study Finds

More burns, rashes and mouth lesions linked to e-cigarettes.

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Should You Change Your Diet To Protect Your Heart?

Eating Red Meat Twice A Week Ups The Risk of Heart Disease.

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45 Or 50 When Should Colon Cancer Screenings Start?

A new study suggests many cases of colon cancer are going undetected in young adults.

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What Should You Be Adding To Your Diet To Help Stave Off Dementia?

Foods high in this antioxidant appear to fight Alzheimer's disease.

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Is That Restaurant Menu Full Of Unhealthy Choices?

Most fast-food and full-service restaurants need to improve nutritional quality, study finds.

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How Can You Inspire Kids To Work Harder In School?

The impact of praise versus reprimands in the classroom

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Too Few Patients Enrolling in Cancer Trials

Enrollment in clinical trials that can potentiall...

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Do You Know The Signs Of An Opioid Overdose?

More Americans are being urged to carry a potentially lifesaving medication.

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Is A Bigger Brain Better?

Brain size doesn't always matter when it comes to aging and memory.

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Undercover FDA Investigation Finds Illegal Steroid Creams Being Sold Over The Counter

Investigators recommend checking labels of steroid products purchased at foreign import stores.

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Is Drinking Milk Good Or Bad For Your Health?

Drinking low-fat milk may show down your biological clock.

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Treating Overactive Bladder In Men

Combining behavioral therapy with medication reduces urinary frequency in men with overactive bladder.

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Cancer Cases On The Rise In Workers Who Responded To The World Trade Center Attack.

And for the first time leukemia incidence increases significantly, researchers say.

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Anxiety Does Not Need To Be A Lifelong Battle.

Researchers say full recovery from anxiety disorders is possible.

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Tea Drinkers May Live Longer

Enjoying green tea regularly may lower the risk of heart disease and death.

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New Evidence That Sleep Loss May Have Detrimental Effects On Brain Health

A bad night's sleep may increase levels of an Alzheimer's biomarker.

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Alcohol-Related Deaths On The Rise Especially Among Women

Nearly 1 million alcohol-related deaths recorded in US from 1999 to 2017.

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Can Drinking Coffee Help Control Blood Sugar Levels?

Coffee consumption is linked to fat loss, but not improved insulin sensitivity.

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Cutting Alcohol For Your Heart?

Abstinence May Help Prevent Episodes of Atrial Fibrillation.

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