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08 Dec

The Majority of Kids Have Seen Pornography by 6th Grade, New Study Finds

The majority of adolescents have been exposed to pornography and many have felt pressured to send sexts, researchers say.

07 Dec

3 Secrets to Waking Up Alert and Energized Every Day

Sleep, exercise and a healthy breakfast are key to waking up alert and refreshed, scientists say.

06 Dec

Severe Epileptic Seizures on the Rise, Especially in Minority Patients

Hospitalizations for severe, life-threatening seizures nearly doubled over a recent 10-year period, researchers find.

Just Being Healthy Might Prevent Many Cases of Crohn's, Colitis

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Just Being Healthy Might Prevent Many Cases of Crohn's, Colitis

Folks who follow a handful of healthy habits can dramatically reduce their risk of developing an inflammatory bowel disease, a new study reports.

Adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent up to 60% of cases of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to research published Dec. 6 in the journal .

"To our surp... Full Page

Buying Testosterone on the Internet Comes With Dangers: Study

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Buying Testosterone on the Internet Comes With Dangers: Study

With more American men turning to testosterone therapy as a way to boost energy levels, build muscle and tackle erectile dysfunction, it’s no wonder that web-based merchants have stepped into the breach, seeking to grab market share away from doctors and pharmacies.

But are online testosterone purchases safe? No, a new investigation... Full Page

FDA OKs Bivalent COVID Boosters for Kids 6 Months and Older

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

FDA OKs Bivalent COVID Boosters for Kids 6 Months and Older

The updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now approved for use in children as young as 6 months of age, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

Children can receive either a Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster shot, although the rules differ depending on their age and what type of vaccine they got as their primary s... Full Page

Vitamin D Might Help Shield the Aging Brain

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Vitamin D Might Help Shield the Aging Brain

Older adults who harbor more vitamin D in their brains may stay mentally sharper, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that when older adults had higher levels of vitamin D in their brain tissue, they tended to perform better on standard tests of memory and thinking. They were also less likely to have dementia or milder cognitive i... Full Page

Celine Dion Reveals Stiff-Person Syndrome Diagnosis, Cancels Tour

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Celine Dion Reveals Stiff-Person Syndrome Diagnosis, Cancels Tour

Singer Celine Dion announced Thursday that she is living with a rare neurological condition called stiff-person syndrome.

Dion said she has canceled and postponed tour dates to deal with her health issues.

“As you know, I’ve always been an open book and I wasn’t ready to say anything before, but I’m ready now. I’ve been dea... Full Page

AHA News: He Collapsed After 2-on-2 Basketball Game Against His Son. His Teammate Saved His Life.

American Heart Association News December 8, 2022

AHA News: He Collapsed After 2-on-2 Basketball Game Against His Son. His Teammate Saved His Life.

On a sunny fall day, Baltimore dads Joe Greco and John Holschuh teamed up to take on their teenage sons in a game of 2-on-2 basketball in the Greco family's driveway.

The boys were tough foes. Teammates on their high school squad, the teens pushed their dads hard for an hour, leaving Greco and Holschuh tired and needing a break.

The ... Full Page

Antibody Drug Boosts Survival for Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Antibody Drug Boosts Survival for Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

A relatively new drug is boosting survival rates for women with a specific type of advanced breast cancer who haven't responded to other treatments, according to a pair of clinical trials.

The targeted antibody drug — trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd, sold under the brand name Enhertu) — dramatically outperformed an older antibody dr... Full Page

Breast Cancer Survivors Can Safely Pause Longer-Term Meds During Pregnancy

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Breast Cancer Survivors Can Safely Pause Longer-Term Meds During Pregnancy

Pausing longer-term hormonal therapies to have a baby will not raise a breast cancer survivor's risk of her tumor recurring, a new clinical trial concludes.

Women whose cancer is fueled by female hormones such as estrogen often are treated with medications -- such as aromatase inhibitors or tamoxifen -- that suppress those hormones or bl... Full Page

Melanoma Patients Who Fail Standard Meds May Have Another Option

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Melanoma Patients Who Fail Standard Meds May Have Another Option

An experimental therapy that uses the body's own immune system cells may beat a standard treatment for patients with advanced melanoma, a new clinical trial finds.

Researchers found that the therapy doubled the amount of time melanoma patients lived without their skin cancer progressing, versus a long-used drug called ipilimumab (Yerv... Full Page

Lasik Surgery Should Carry Warnings of Possible Complications, FDA Says

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Lasik Surgery Should Carry Warnings of Possible Complications, FDA Says

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Lasik eye surgery is a common vision-correcting procedure that many Americans view as safe and effective, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now drafted guidance that warns of potential complications.

Although many patients are happy with the results after surgery, the recommended new ... Full Page

Statins May Lower Risk of Deadly 'Bleeding' Strokes

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Statins May Lower Risk of Deadly 'Bleeding' Strokes

Statins may do more than help your heart: New research shows the cholesterol-lowering drugs may also lower your risk for a bleeding stroke.

An intracerebral hemorrhage, which involves bleeding in the brain, comprises about 15% to 30% of strokes, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. It is also the most deadly. Wit... Full Page

Battling High Blood Pressure? Adding Yoga to Your Workout Might Help

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Battling High Blood Pressure? Adding Yoga to Your Workout Might Help

Adding a little yoga to an exercise routine can be the fix someone needs to drop high blood pressure, a small study suggests.

“As observed in several studies, we recommend that patients try to find exercise and stress relief for the management of hypertension [high blood pressure] and cardiovascular disease in whatever form they find mos... Full Page

Is a Ban on Menthols Enough to Thwart Big Tobacco?

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Is a Ban on Menthols Enough to Thwart Big Tobacco?

A proposed U.S. federal ban on menthol cigarettes doesn't go far enough and needs to include other menthol products, from pipe tobacco to cigarette tubes, researchers say.

New evidence shows both the appeal and the addiction potential of these substitutes in adults who smoke menthol cigarettes, said scientists from Rutgers University Cent... Full Page

Special Human-Cat Bond May Have Started 10,000 Years Ago

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

Special Human-Cat Bond May Have Started 10,000 Years Ago

That special link you may have with a purring, four-legged friend has been going on between the species for millennia, new research shows.

The human-cat relationship was probably forged over a shared interest in rats more than 10,000 years ago, investigators say. As farming became a way of life, cats served as ancient pest control, killing... Full Page

More Americans Are Moving to Wildfire-Prone Areas

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 8, 2022

More Americans Are Moving to Wildfire-Prone Areas

Some Americans appear to be moving from areas with frequent hurricanes and heat waves to places threatened by wildfire and rising heat.

They’re trading in the risk of one set of natural disasters for another because the wildfires are only beginning to become a national issue, according to researchers.

"These findings are concernin... Full Page

Paxlovid Soon Won't Be Free for Americans

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter December 7, 2022

Paxlovid Soon Won't Be Free for Americans

The antiviral Paxlovid has kept people from getting really sick and dying from COVID-19 since it became available -- at no cost to them.

But by the middle of next year, the U.S. government will stop subsidizing the medication. Instead, it will be billed for like many other medications.

While the Biden administration has paid about ... Full Page

Myth That Suicides Peak During the Holidays Could Cause Harm

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter December 7, 2022

Myth That Suicides Peak During the Holidays Could Cause Harm

Many Americans believe that suicide rates spike every time the holiday season comes around. There’s just one catch: It's not true.

Yet, a new analysis reveals that 56% of stories published last year in U.S. newspapers that touched on a potential connection between the holidays and suicide perpetuated the falsehood. Only 44% debunked... Full Page

Type 1 Diabetes Doesn't Have to Hold Kids Back in School

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter December 7, 2022

Type 1 Diabetes Doesn't Have to Hold Kids Back in School

Children with type 1 diabetes miss more school than their peers without this condition, but the good news is these absences don’t have to affect their grades or chances of going on to college, new research shows.

Kids who had the tightest control of their diabetes missed seven sessions a year, while those who had challenges managing... Full Page

AHA News: A Heart Attack During Pregnancy, Then Heart Valve Surgery

By American Heart Association News December 7, 2022

AHA News: A Heart Attack During Pregnancy, Then Heart Valve Surgery

As she walked up to her fourth-floor apartment, Marisa MacDonnell figured something was different with this pregnancy, her second.

She felt winded. She had to take deeper breaths. And when she carried her then-2-year-old son, Sam, he felt heavier than his actual weight. Even the activities she loved – walking and running – seemed more ... Full Page

Vitamins, Fish Oil, Minerals: Which Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter December 7, 2022

Vitamins, Fish Oil, Minerals: Which Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?

Manufacturers make all kinds of health claims, but can taking a dietary supplement actually lower your heart disease risk?

A comprehensive analysis of prior research suggests that in certain cases the answer is yes. Some types of supplements – such as omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) -- do provide a cardiovas... Full Page

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