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COVID-19 May Cause Lasting Liver Injury, New Study Finds

People who have had COVID-19 may face an increased risk of liver stiffness, researchers say.

The Pain of Pet Loss Is Not Taken Seriously Enough, Researchers Find

La pérdida de una mascota puede ser una experiencia traumática, pero encontrar apoyo podría resultar difícil.

Childhood Obesity Linked to Poor Brain Health

Kids who are overweight or have a high BMI may experience brain changes that impact cognitive function, a new study finds.

05 Dec
Feds Urge Vaccination as 'Tripledemic' Hits More Americans

Feds Urge Vaccination as 'Tripledemic' Hits More Americans

Flu, RSV and COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm of respiratory disease that is overwhelming the nation's health care systems.

Vaccination will be key to getting through the winter holidays with your health intact, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Direct...

05 Dec
Pfizer Asks FDA to Approve Tweaked COVID Booster as Third Shot for Kids Under 5

Pfizer Asks FDA to Approve Tweaked COVID Booster as Third Shot for Kids Under 5

Infants and young children could soon receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine as part of their three-dose series.

Pfizer Inc. on Monday asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to have the vaccine that targets the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 replace the third dose ...

05 Dec
As Alcohol Abuse Declines Among Teens, Marijuana Abuse Soars

As Alcohol Abuse Declines Among Teens, Marijuana Abuse Soars

American kids are drinking to excess less and abusing marijuana more, a new study finds.

Marijuana abuse among 6- to 18-year-olds has increased 245% since 2000, while child alcohol abuse has steadily declined over those years, say researchers who analyzed poisonings...

05 Dec
Bribing Folks Can Help Them Meet Weight-Loss Goals, Study Finds

Bribing Folks Can Help Them Meet Weight-Loss Goals, Study Finds

Money may not buy happiness, but it might give low-income obese people an extra incentive to lose weight, a new study suggests.

The study, of people from urban neighborhoods, found that cash rewards encouraged participants to shed some extra pounds, versus a weight-...

05 Dec
Severe Seizures Are Rising, Especially Among Minorities

Severe Seizures Are Rising, Especially Among Minorities

Growing numbers of Americans are suffering prolonged, life-threatening seizures known as status epilepticus, and Black people are nearly twice as likely to experience these seizures as white people.

These are the main findings from new research looking at hospitaliz...

05 Dec
AHA News: 'Supernatural' Actor Had a Stroke at a Fan Convention. Now, He's Giving Back in His Own Way.

AHA News: 'Supernatural' Actor Had a Stroke at a Fan Convention. Now, He's Giving Back in His Own Way.

Actor and musician Rob Benedict was in his natural habitat, onstage and entertaining an audience, when two of his friends decided to pull a practical joke on him.

They were all gathered in Toronto for a fan convention for "Supernatural," the long-running TV series. Bened...

05 Dec
Shingles Ups Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack By Almost 30%

Shingles Ups Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack By Almost 30%

People who've had a bout of shingles may face a heightened risk of heart attack or stroke in later years, a new, large study suggests.

Anyone who ever had chickenpox can develop shingles — a painful rash that is caused by a reactivation of the virus that causes ch...

05 Dec
Vicious Cycle: Epilepsy Seizures Could Encourage More Seizures

Vicious Cycle: Epilepsy Seizures Could Encourage More Seizures

Seizures tend to get progressively worse over time in people with epilepsy, and a new study in mice suggests why that might be the case.

Seizures appear to prompt the brains of mice to produce more myelin, the insulating layer around nerve cells, researchers from Stanfor...

05 Dec
There Are No Useful Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Left Against New COVID Variants

There Are No Useful Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Left Against New COVID Variants

The last of six COVID monoclonal antibody treatments has lost its federal authorization because, like the others, it no longer works against the newest Omicron subvariants.

This last monoclonal antibody was bebtelovimab, delivered as a one-hour IV infusion.

The FDA...

05 Dec
U.S. to End Mpox Public Health Emergency in January

U.S. to End Mpox Public Health Emergency in January

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Mpox cases are down significantly in the United States, prompting the federal government to plan not to renew an emergency designation for the virus when it expires late next month.

“Given the low number of cases today, H...

05 Dec
Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The Laundress, a laundry and cleaning products company, has recalled nearly 8 million of its products over concerns they may be contaminated with various bacteria.

The bacteria include Burkholderia cepacia complex, K...

05 Dec
'COVID-somnia' May Be Easing as Americans Report Better Sleep

'COVID-somnia' May Be Easing as Americans Report Better Sleep

Finally, more than two years into the pandemic, Americans are sleeping better.

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 31% of people have had insomnia since the pandemic began. That was much lower — a 25% decrease — compared to the...

05 Dec
'How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?' Docs Give Different Answers to Men, Women

'How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?' Docs Give Different Answers to Men, Women

Doctors give men and women different advice to head off heart disease, even though guidelines for both are the same.

Men were 20% more likely to be prescribed statins to lower blood levels of bad cholesterol compared with women, a new study found.

Women, meanwhile...

05 Dec
For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

Firearm injuries traumatize children, saddling them with mental health issues that include stress disorders and drug or alcohol use, according to a new study.

In all, 35% of kids injured by firearms receive a new mental health diagnosis in the following year, the researc...

05 Dec
Girl Toddlers Have Bigger Vocabularies, and Researchers Now Know Why

Girl Toddlers Have Bigger Vocabularies, and Researchers Now Know Why

Young girls tend to babble their way to bigger vocabularies earlier than boys, and researchers now think they might know why.

It has nothing to do with gender, and everything to do with parental interaction, researchers assert.

Parents tend to talk more to young ch...

05 Dec
Immune System T-Cells Can Still Fight COVID Variants, But for How Long?

Immune System T-Cells Can Still Fight COVID Variants, But for How Long?

While people's immune system T-cells can still target the spike proteins of the COVID coronavirus, their power to do so is waning over time, researchers report.

As the virus continues to mutate, T-cell recognition of newer variants may be lost, the researchers cautioned....

04 Dec
COVID-19 May Cause Lasting Liver Injury, New Study Finds
04 Dec
Put Safety at Top of Your Holiday Toy Gift List

Put Safety at Top of Your Holiday Toy Gift List

Getting toys for some of the tots in your life this holiday season? Experts at Penn State Health offer tips on making safe choices.

Each year, about 200,000 U.S. children end up in the emergency room with a toy-related injury, ranging from poisoning to choking hazards, a...

03 Dec
Winter Brings Rise in Carbon Monoxide Danger: Stay Safe

Winter Brings Rise in Carbon Monoxide Danger: Stay Safe

Winter weather brings with it plenty of hazards, including risks from carbon monoxide poisoning, and fires.

But the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers suggestions for staying safe on those cold winter nights.

When storms knock out power, a port...

02 Dec
Wind Power Is Bringing Americans Real Health Benefits

Wind Power Is Bringing Americans Real Health Benefits

With wind power picking up as a viable energy source, new research shows U.S. air quality is getting better, benefiting all Americans' health.

There was one caveat to the findings, however: Only about a third of the potentially enormous health benefit is being seen ...

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