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06 Jul

Only 7% of Americans in Good Cardiometabolic Health, Study Finds

Surges in obesity, diabetes and other key cardiometabolic factors may be leading the U.S. into a health crisis, researchers say .

05 Jul

Biggest Weight Gains Now Seen in Young Adults

The U.S. obesity epidemic is not slowing down and adults in their 20s and 30s are helping drive the problem, researchers find.

01 Jul

Injuries from Fireworks on the Rise

The number of Americans injured by fireworks jumped 25% over the past 15 years.

Grief Can Be Heartbreaking for People Battling Heart Failure

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

Grief Can Be Heartbreaking for People Battling Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Can someone really die of a broken heart?

If that person has serious heart disease, new Swedish research suggests the answer may well be yes.

After analyzing almost three decades worth of data on nearly half a million heart failure patients, investigators concluded that t... Full Page

Cancer Drug May Be Lifesaver for Hospitalized COVID Patients

By Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

Cancer Drug May Be Lifesaver for Hospitalized COVID Patients

An experimental drug used to fight cancer may reduce the risk of death for COVID-19 patients by roughly 55%, a new study suggests.

The drug, sabizabulin, has been found effective in aiding severely ill COVID-19 patients, more so than previously authorized drugs, researchers report July 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Full Page

Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program slashed the coronavirus' expected death rate by as much as 58%, saving hundreds of thousands of lives during the first two waves of the pandemic, a new study says.

Computer models estimate that vaccines prevented 235,000 COVID deaths in the United States between December 2020 and September 2021, blunti... Full Page

AHA News: Family's Hereditary Heart Condition Discovered After Her Father and Two Sisters Died Young

By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

AHA News: Family's Hereditary Heart Condition Discovered After Her Father and Two Sisters Died Young

DeAnn Bartram was 16 when her father felt like he had a virus he couldn't shake.

Doctors said he had cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle can thicken, interfering with normal blood flow. Make a will, they said. Then they recommended he get a heart transplant.

Nicholas Cirino was 37 and owned a landscaping business in Cl... Full Page

You Can Take Too Much Vitamin D -- One Man Found Out the Hard Way

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

You Can Take Too Much Vitamin D -- One Man Found Out the Hard Way

Vitamin D supplements are often touted for their health benefits, from boosting the immune system to guarding against cancer. But as one British man found out, it is possible to get too much of a good thing.

Vitamin D overdosing -- clinically called hypervitaminosis D -- is linked to a range of potentially serious health issues, s... Full Page

About 1 in 7 U.S. Kindergarten Kids Now Obese

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

About 1 in 7 U.S. Kindergarten Kids Now Obese

Despite reports that rates of childhood obesity are decreasing, kids seem to be packing on pounds at younger ages.

In 1998, just under 73% of children entering kindergarten in 1998 had a normal body mass index (BMI), while 15.1% were overweight, and 12% were obese.

However, fast forward 12 years and just 69% of kids started kinderga... Full Page

FDA Temporarily Suspends Ban on Juul E-Cigarettes

By Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

FDA Temporarily Suspends Ban on Juul E-Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday temporarily suspended its ban on e-cigarettes sold by Juul Labs while the company while appeals the agency's action.

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products wrote on Twitter that "the agency has determined that there are scientific issues unique to the Juul application that warrant additional re... Full Page

Teens Have Triple the Odds of Misusing Marijuana Compared to Adults

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

Teens Have Triple the Odds of Misusing Marijuana Compared to Adults

In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than adults to develop an addiction to marijuana.

"We found that teenagers are three and a half times more likely to have severe cannabis use disorder, which is essentially cannabis addiction... Full Page

Age Big Factor in COVID Vaccine Views

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

Age Big Factor in COVID Vaccine Views

Your age may play a huge role in whether you'll decide to get a COVID vaccine, new research finds.

Though vaccine hesitancy due to personal politics has drawn a lot of media attention, a University of Georgia study reveals it's not the only consideration.

The link between vaccines and politics is "not so much true as people get older... Full Page

Do Preteens Think About Booze, Pot? Survey Says Yes

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

Do Preteens Think About Booze, Pot? Survey Says Yes

Exactly when do your kids become curious about smoking or alcohol? Earlier than you think, new research shows.

Children as young as 9 and 10 start to wonder about tobacco, booze and even marijuana, and many may have easy access to these substances at home, mostly because their parents have not forbidden their use yet.

Broken down fur... Full Page

A-Fib After Any Surgery Raises Odds for Heart Failure

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

A-Fib After Any Surgery Raises Odds for Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The risk of being hospitalized for heart failure after surgery is higher in patients who develop an abnormal heart rhythm, a new, large study shows.

Of more than 76,000 heart surgery patients, about 18.8% developed post-operative atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). Researchers found their risk of hospi... Full Page

Many Gen Z Americans Have Sun Safety All Wrong

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter July 6, 2022

Many Gen Z Americans Have Sun Safety All Wrong

You might think everyone knows by now to protect against the sun's rays, but many Gen Zers apparently haven't gotten the message.

In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by the American Academy of Dermatology, many of these 18- to 25-year-olds were unaware of the risks from tanning.

About 60% of Gen Z respondents said they got a tan ... Full Page

High Heat, Heavy Smog a Deadly Combo: Study

Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter July 5, 2022

High Heat, Heavy Smog a Deadly Combo: Study

Heat coupled with smog can be a particularly lethal mix, especially for older adults, a new study finds.

Unfortunately, both hot temperatures and air pollution are going to increase as the planet warms, and so will deaths, researchers report.

"We are experiencing more and more frequent wildfires, which cause pollution, and wildfires ... Full Page

COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter July 5, 2022

COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

COVID vaccination is highly protective against severe disease in people of all body weights, new British research finds.

The study of over 9 million adults found that those who'd received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were strongly protected against hospitalization or death from the disease. And the effectiveness was just as great for ob... Full Page

COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter July 5, 2022

COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

COVID-19 has officially joined heart disease and cancer as a leading cause of death in the United States for two years in a row.

The virus was the third-leading cause of death for the period between when the pandemic began in March 2020 and October 2021, according to an analysis of national death certificate data by researchers at the U.S... Full Page

AHA News: Fuzzy and Full of Nutrients, Peaches Are a Summertime Staple

By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter July 5, 2022

AHA News: Fuzzy and Full of Nutrients, Peaches Are a Summertime Staple

Typically in season from July to September, peaches are a staple of summertime salads, meals and desserts. They're also a popular choice for nutritionists, who say their sweet taste makes it easier for people to add them to their diet.

"They're in season for a fairly short time, so enjoy them as a fruit choice when locally grown peaches ar... Full Page

Poll Finds Many Diabetes Caregivers Exhausted, Lacking Support

Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter July 5, 2022

Poll Finds Many Diabetes Caregivers Exhausted, Lacking Support

Diane Kondyra knows a lot about the hidden dangers of diabetes.

Both she and her husband have been diagnosed with the blood sugar disease, and her husband suffered one of its devastating complications in 2018 when he developed a staph infection that cost him part of his leg. Uncontrolled diabetes can restrict blood flow to the legs, m... Full Page

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice Cream

By Cara Murez and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters July 5, 2022

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice Cream

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a recent Listeria outbreak to ice cream made by Florida-based Big Olaf Creamery.

One person has died in the outbreak involving 10 states, while 22 have been hospitalized.

The agency said that health officials interviewed 17 of those those who got sick and 14 reported eat... Full Page

Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter July 5, 2022

Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

The obesity epidemic isn't slowing down anytime soon, and new research delivers even worse news: Most American adults have not only gained more weight, but they gained most of it earlier in life.

The statistics were grim: More than half of Americans in the representative sample had gained 5% or more body weight during a 10-year period. Mor... Full Page

Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter July 5, 2022

Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Less than 7% of U.S. adults are in good cardiometabolic shape, and new research warns the trend is only getting worse.

Cardiometabolic health is an umbrella term that includes blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, weight and/or the presence of heart disease.

"While we know that cardiometabolic health among Americans is a si... Full Page

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