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Her Apartment Might Have Put Her Son’s Health at Risk. But ‘I Have Nowhere Else to Go.’

Dec 02, 2022 , Kaiser Health News
The United States is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing. But elected officials have done little to fix a problem that puts many Americans at greater risk for sickness and shortens...
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A New Use for Dating Apps: Chasing STDs

Dec 01, 2022 , Kaiser Health News
For contact tracers of sexually transmitted diseases, telephones and text messages have become ineffective. Dating apps increasingly are their best bet for informing people of their exposure...
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FDA considering shift toward individual risk-based assessments for blood donors

Dec 01, 2022 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration is considering shifting its blood donation policy away from blanket assessments toward questionnaires that focus more on individual risk, it said...
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Despite ongoing Covid risks, more employees consider cutting back on health-care benefits

Dec 01, 2022 , CNBC Health
Just as many workers want to scale back, new research on long Covid underscores the importance of having comprehensive medical...
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Move Faster, Live Longer? A Little More Effort Goes a Long Way

Dec 01, 2022 , WebMD
Boosting the intensity of your workouts even a little may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and add years to your...
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'Living in despair and hopelessness': A lack of affordable housing can put people's health at risk

Dec 01, 2022 , CNN Health
Rents soared during the pandemic, exacerbating a shortage of available housing in most U.S. cities. The result will be growing numbers of people stuck in substandard housing, often with environmental hazards that put them at higher risk for asthma, lead poisoning and other medical...
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Healthy Plant-Based Diets Lower Men's Odds for Colon Cancer

Nov 30, 2022 , WebMD
A study of American men finds those who ate the highest average daily amounts of healthy plant-based foods had a 22% lower risk of colon cancer compared to those who ate the lowest amounts of these...
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Early research suggests promising use of AI to predict risk of heart attack or stroke using a single chest X-ray

Nov 30, 2022 , CNN Health
Early research suggests a promising use of artificial intelligence to predict the 10-year risk of death from a heart attack or stroke from a single chest...
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Mother loses peripheral vision from apparent exposure to mercury in beauty creams. Toxic levels in her home put family at risk, say experts

Nov 29, 2022 , CNN Health
A woman lost part of her vision and inadvertently put her family at risk of mercury poisoning, most likely from using skin whitening products containing high levels of mercury, a case report shared exclusively with CNN...
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A Purpose in Life Might Lengthen Your Life

Nov 29, 2022 , WebMD
A new study finds a greater sense of purpose was linked to a lower risk of premature death risk among people of all races and...
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Is It Long COVID, or Dementia, or Both?

Nov 29, 2022 , WebMD
Scientists are starting to confirm what doctors, patients, and their families can already see: Older patients who have had COVID-19 have a higher risk of getting...
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Should Older Seniors Risk Major Surgery? New Research Offers Guidance

Nov 29, 2022 , Kaiser Health News
An important new study offers much-needed data to inform older Americans of the risks and benefits they must weigh when facing major...
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Cutting Table Salt Tied to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Nov 29, 2022 , WebMD
Researchers say their findings are good news because they suggest you don't have to cut out salt entirely to reduce your heart disease risk, just minimize adding extra to your...
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The biggest security risks of using fitness trackers and apps to monitor your health

Nov 27, 2022 , CNBC Health
Fitness trackers and apps from Google's Fitbit to Apple Watch and Strava help stay on top of health and wellness, but secure personal data before sporting...
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Research helps seniors make informed decisions about risks, benefits of major surgery

Nov 26, 2022 , CNN Health
Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive...
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ADHD Medication Might Help In Treating Amphetamine Addiction

Nov 26, 2022 , Forbes
A recent JAMA Psychiatry study found that an ADHD medicine called lisdexamfetamine reduced the risk of hospitalization due to amphetamine or methamphetamine addiciton by 18% and 14% for deaths caused by substance abuse...
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Can ADHD Medications Increase The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease?

Nov 25, 2022 , Forbes
Despite the fact that there is sufficient evidence that proves ADHD medications can help in reducing the neurodevelopmental condition’s core symptoms, researchers have raised concerns about both stimulants and nonstimulant medications’ cardiovascular...
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Myocarditis After COVID Vaccine Still Rare, But Risks Remain

Nov 23, 2022 , WebMD
Still, the number of people who developed myocarditis, or heart inflammation, after vaccination is many times less than what's seen after COVID-19...
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NIH DREAM Study Finds Viagra and Cialis Do Not Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's and Related Dementias

Nov 22, 2022 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Results from the National Institutes of Health’s Drug Repurposing for Effective Alzheimer’s Medicines (DREAM) study show that sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis) may not be suitable candidates for treating dementia. These findings are contrary to similar, previously reported research from ano......
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Study Demonstrates For The First Time That Ticks Weaken Skin's Immune Response

Nov 22, 2022 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hitherto, scientists have not fully understood why ticks are such dangerous disease vectors. A research team led by Johanna Strobl and Georg Stary from MedUni Vienna's Department of Dermatology shows that tick saliva inhibits the skin's defence function, thereby increasing the risk of diseases such ......
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