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27 Oct

Vaping Pot on the Rise in Teens, Study Finds

The number of teens who report vaping pot more than doubled between 2013 and 2020, researchers say.

26 Oct

Cataract Surgery May Increase Risk of Death from Heart Disease, New Study Finds

Researchers find significant associations between cataract surgery and increased risk of death from heart attack and stroke.

25 Oct

New Saliva Test Detects Pot Use in Minutes, Scientists Say

A new saliva test accurately detects THC within 5 minutes, according to a new study

Liver Transplants Soar as Some Americans Drink Their Way Through the Pandemic

Liver Transplants Soar as Some Americans Drink Their Way Through the Pandemic

Demand for liver transplants among heavy drinking Americans surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study shows.

It found that the number of people with alcoholic hepatitis who received a new liver (32,320) or were put on a liver transplant waiting list (51,488) between March 2020 and January 2021 was 50% higher than what was expected b...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 27, 2021
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FDA Advisors Approve Emergency Use of Pfizer COVID Vaccine in Kids 5 to 11

FDA Advisors Approve Emergency Use of Pfizer COVID Vaccine in Kids 5 to 11

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted Tuesday to recommend emergency use of a smaller dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, advancing plans to offer the shots to 28 million young kids across the United States.

The vote was nearly unanimous at 17-0, with one abstention, and the FDA is expected to...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 26, 2021
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Targeted High-Dose Radiation Helps Fight Advanced Lung Cancer

Targeted High-Dose Radiation Helps Fight Advanced Lung Cancer

High-dose radiation therapy may stall tumor growth in patients with advanced lung cancer who are not fully responding to drug therapies, a preliminary study suggests.

The study involved patients whose lung cancer was considered "oligoprogressive." That means the cancer had spread to other sites in the body, and the patients were having a m...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 26, 2021
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Pandemic Uncertainty Keeping Americans in Limbo: Poll

Pandemic Uncertainty Keeping Americans in Limbo: Poll

One-third of Americans are struggling to make basic decisions due to ongoing stress about the pandemic, and younger adults and parents are having the most difficulty of all, a new survey reveals.

"The pandemic has imposed a regimen of constant risk assessment upon many. Each day brings an onslaught of choices with an ever-changing context,...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 26, 2021
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Even a $25 Cash Card Can Motivate Some to Get Vaccinated

Even a $25 Cash Card Can Motivate Some to Get Vaccinated

TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Can offering small cash cards, say for $25, be the difference between someone choosing to get their COVID-19 vaccine or waiting?

Yes, according to a study in North Carolina that offered $25 cash cards to people who got vaccines last spring at sites in four participating counties...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 26, 2021
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COVID Vaccination Can Be Safe Even in People With Severe Allergies

COVID Vaccination Can Be Safe Even in People With Severe Allergies

TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDayNews) -- If you suffer from severe allergies and worry about the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, you can relax: A new study shows that even when people report a history of severe allergic reactions to medications, vaccines or allergens, nearly all of them can be fully vaccinated.

The research involved cl...

Cataracts Tied to Higher Odds of Death From Heart Disease

Cataracts Tied to Higher Odds of Death From Heart Disease

Cataracts, a common eye disorder that often comes with age, may also be linked to a heightened risk of death from heart disease, new research shows.

Experts stressed that the finding doesn't mean that cataracts somehow cause heart trouble, and the study wasn't designed to prove cause and effect.

"A variety of medical conditions lik...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters
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  • October 26, 2021
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AHA News: After Weeks of Flu-Like Symptoms, Open-Heart Surgery at 26

AHA News: After Weeks of Flu-Like Symptoms, Open-Heart Surgery at 26

On the first crisp day of fall, Melanie Falcon went for a run in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

She returned home feeling more worn out than usual. In the days that followed, Falcon – a TV news anchor and reporter who was then 26 – endured fever, chills, headaches and fatigue.

She thought it was a bad cold or the flu. When the symptoms...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • October 26, 2021
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Cancer Costs U.S. Patients $21 Billion a Year

Cancer Costs U.S. Patients $21 Billion a Year

American cancer patients spent more than $21 billion on their care in 2019, a new report shows.

That $21.09 billion included out-of-pocket costs of $16.22 billion and patient time costs of $4.87 billion. Patient time costs are the value of the time patients spend traveling for, waiting for and receiving care.

"As the costs of cancer...

Number of Teens Who Vape Marijuana Doubled in 7 Years

Number of Teens Who Vape Marijuana Doubled in 7 Years

Teenagers have followed the vaping trend into marijuana use, with recent studies chronicling a boom in pot vaping among adolescents in the United States and Canada, researchers report.

The percentage of teens who've experimented with vaped pot has more than doubled in recent years, and vaping among frequent marijuana users has quadrupled, ...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 26, 2021
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Antidepressants Plus Common Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk

Antidepressants Plus Common Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a mainstay of depression treatment, but a new study warns that taking common painkillers alongside SSRIs may raise the chances for intestinal bleeding.

In a review of 10 published studies involving 6,000 ...

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 26, 2021
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Biden Administration Announces Details of Vaccination Requirements for Foreign Travelers

Biden Administration Announces Details of Vaccination Requirements for Foreign Travelers

The Biden administration on Monday released the specifics of its plan to allow the return of foreign travelers to the United States.

While adult visitors will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will need to be tested for the virus before boarding a plane to the United States, visitors younger than 18 will not have to be fully...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • October 26, 2021
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White House Takes More Steps to Boost Supply of Rapid at-Home COVID Tests

White House Takes More Steps to Boost Supply of Rapid at-Home COVID Tests

The Biden Administration on Monday announced a $70 million program to help the makers of rapid at-home COVID-19 tests get U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval more quickly, in a move meant to boost availability of the tests and cut their cost.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) program will help manufacturers produce the data re...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • October 26, 2021
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Trader Joe's Salami Snacks Tied to 20 Salmonella Cases in 8 States

Trader Joe's Salami Snacks Tied to 20 Salmonella Cases in 8 States

Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks, sold primarily at Trader Joe's, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Most of the patients (80%) are younger than 18. Three people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported, the ...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • October 26, 2021
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COVID Cases Rose in University Towns Hosting NCAA 'March Madness'

COVID Cases Rose in University Towns Hosting NCAA 'March Madness'

As basketball fans crammed into stadiums, U.S. counties with universities that hosted "March Madness" games saw a jump in COVID-19 cases earlier this year, new research shows.

"Counties that are home to universities that participated in NCAA March Madness saw a temporary increase in COVID-19 cases beginning eight days following the tourna...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 26, 2021
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Aumenta un subtipo de la variante Delta en Reino Unido

Aumenta un subtipo de la variante Delta en Reino Unido

Un subtipo de la variante Delta está provocando un creciente número de infecciones en Reino Unido, y se está monitorizando de cerca en ese país y en otros países.

Durante la semana del 27 de septiembre, la variante AY.4.2 conformó alrededor de un 6 por ciento de los casos en Reino Unido, y está "en una trayectoria creciente", según...

  • Hola Doctor and Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • October 25, 2021
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Quit Smoking Before 45 & Wipe Out 87% of Lung Cancer Risk

Quit Smoking Before 45 & Wipe Out 87% of Lung Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who kick the habit before age 45 can nearly eliminate their excess risk of dying from lung or other cancers, a new study estimates.

It's well-established that after smokers quit, their risk of tobacco-related cancers drops substantially over time.

Researchers said t...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • October 25, 2021
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Moderna Says Its COVID Vaccine Works Well in Children Aged 6 to 11

Moderna Says Its COVID Vaccine Works Well in Children Aged 6 to 11

Moderna announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine safely triggers a strong immune response in children aged 6 to 11.

Company data shows that a month after receiving both doses of...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • October 25, 2021
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AHA News: Never Heard of Sepsis? It's Common, Dangerous and a Threat to Your Heart

AHA News: Never Heard of Sepsis? It's Common, Dangerous and a Threat to Your Heart

When former President Bill Clinton was treated for sepsis earlier this month, it put a spotlight on a common illness not often discussed. But it's one that can endanger the heart.

It is technically not a specific condition, but a syndrome that has defied easy categorization in the past. The official definition according to the Centers for ...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • October 25, 2021
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AHA News: Bronx-Based Program Is Teaching Coding and Web Development – And Changing Lives

AHA News: Bronx-Based Program Is Teaching Coding and Web Development – And Changing Lives

Nearly two years after earning a degree in information technology in 2016, Dwayne Levene was struggling to find a job and direction for his life.

His outlook changed when the 28-year-old discovered The Knowledge House, a Bronx, New York-based nonprofit, where he enrolled in coding, web development and other courses he needed to secure a we...

  • American Heart Association News
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  • October 25, 2021
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