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Children Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at Risk for Serious Complications in Their 20s

Youth with type 2 diabetes at increased risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease and eye disease in young adulthood, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: Alzheimer’s Drug Approval Harms FDA’s Reputation

In a HealthDay Now interview, we spoke with Dr. G. Caleb Alexander, a professor at Johns Hopkins. He served on the FDA advisory committee that nearly unanimously advised against approving Biogen's controversial new Alzheimer's drug. Dr. Alexander discusses whether the FDA's reputation will take a permanent hit due to the drug's approval despite limited evidence of benefit.

Cancer Misinformation Is Common Online, New Study Finds

Researchers warn many cancer articles posted on social media contain potentially harmful misinformation.

01 Aug
Take This Refresher on Skin Safety in Summer Sun

Take This Refresher on Skin Safety in Summer Sun

Sun protection is essential as you enjoy the outdoors this summer, a skin expert stresses.

"Skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans so it's important that we do what we can to protect ourselves," Dr. Ida Orengo, a professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Med...

31 Jul
All Sunglasses Not Equal When it Comes to Eye Protection

All Sunglasses Not Equal When it Comes to Eye Protection

Sunglasses are often considered a fashion statement, but one expert says the style you choose is less important than picking a pair of shades that best protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays.

"Wearing sunglasses without 100% UV protection is actually a serious h...

30 Jul
Provincetown Outbreak Shows Delta Can Spread Among Vaccinated, But Cases Are Mild

Provincetown Outbreak Shows Delta Can Spread Among Vaccinated, But Cases Are Mild

FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The Cape Cod resort town of Provincetown draws big crowds every summer. In July, those largely vaccinated crowds -- packed into bars, restaurants and private homes -- were the genesis of an outbreak of the Delta var...

30 Jul
Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America

Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America

FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates from Alzheimer's disease are particularly high in the rural United States, a preliminary study finds, highlighting a need for health care resources in traditionally under-served areas.

Researchers d...

30 Jul
Some Missouri Residents Getting COVID Shots in Secret, Fearing Loved Ones' Ire

Some Missouri Residents Getting COVID Shots in Secret, Fearing Loved Ones' Ire

Some Missourians are sneaking off to get COVID-19 shots because their family and friends would disapprove, a doctor says.

"They've had some experience that's sort of changed their mind from the viewpoint of those in their family, those in their friendship circles or thei...

30 Jul
Teens' Heart Risk From COVID Far Exceeds That of Vaccination: Study

Teens' Heart Risk From COVID Far Exceeds That of Vaccination: Study

Teens have a far greater risk of heart inflammation from COVID-19 than from the vaccines that protect against it, new research shows.

"Comparative risk can complicate decisions for parents in such highly charged health debates," said lead author Mendel Singer, vice chair...

30 Jul
AHA News: Dementia Can Complicate Heart Recovery and Treatment

AHA News: Dementia Can Complicate Heart Recovery and Treatment

Dementia is a thief. It steals a person's memory, their ability to reason, to live independently.

As people age and face more medical challenges, it also robs them of something even more basic to survival – the ability to participate in their own recovery, especially f...

30 Jul
New Data Details Dangers of Delta Variant, Even for the Vaccinated

New Data Details Dangers of Delta Variant, Even for the Vaccinated

A new internal government document claims the Delta variant appears to cause more severe illness than earlier coronavirus variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox.

In laying out the evidence that this variant looks like the most dangerous one yet, the document urges ...

30 Jul
Nursing Home Staff Closest to Patients Are Least Likely to Get COVID Vaccines

Nursing Home Staff Closest to Patients Are Least Likely to Get COVID Vaccines

Aides in long-term care facilities are less likely than other staff to be vaccinated, even though they have the most contact with vulnerable patients and could infect them with COVID-19, a new federal study shows.

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

30 Jul
Could COVID-19 Accelerate Alzheimer's Symptoms?

Could COVID-19 Accelerate Alzheimer's Symptoms?

COVID-19 can kill you. It can rob you of your breath, cause strange blood clots, and prompt side effects that last for months after you're over the initial infection.

It's also possible that COVID-19 might impact the human brain in ways that could promote the onset of Al...

30 Jul
Biden Reverses Trump Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home Fines

Biden Reverses Trump Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home Fines

The Biden administration has reversed a Trump policy that limited the size of fines that U.S. nursing homes could be slapped with for violating safety standards.

The Trump policy was adopted in 2017 and prevented the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ...

30 Jul
Premature Delivery Raises Odds for Cerebral Palsy

Premature Delivery Raises Odds for Cerebral Palsy

Extremely premature babies have a much higher risk of cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions than full-term infants, a large Israeli study affirms.

Cerebral palsy -- the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination -- is the mos...

30 Jul
When Deductibles Rise, More Diabetes Patients Skip Their Meds

When Deductibles Rise, More Diabetes Patients Skip Their Meds

As many Americans know, today's health insurance plans often come with high deductibles. Those out-of-pocket costs could cause harm: New research shows that 20% of people who have diabetes and high-deductible health plans regularly skip their medications.

Not keeping up ...

30 Jul
Severe Opioid Overdoses Rose by Nearly a Third During Pandemic

Severe Opioid Overdoses Rose by Nearly a Third During Pandemic

Opioid overdose-related visits to U.S. emergency departments rose by nearly one-third during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

That's the key finding in a new analysis of data from 25 emergency departments in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts a...

30 Jul
Seniors Rarely Discuss Their Drinking With Their Doctors

Seniors Rarely Discuss Their Drinking With Their Doctors

Plenty of seniors may struggle with problem drinking, but a new study shows that less than half of them discuss their alcohol use with their health care providers.

"Older adults are at high risk for the harms of alcohol use, especially for those with existing chronic dis...

30 Jul
Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play

Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play

Having a genetic heart condition often means the end of sports for young athletes, but new research could be a game changer.

A 20-year study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., suggests that for kids with most genetic heart conditions, the risks of playing sports c...

29 Jul
Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60...

29 Jul
CDC Now Says Vaccinated Should Be Tested After COVID Exposure, Even Without Symptoms

CDC Now Says Vaccinated Should Be Tested After COVID Exposure, Even Without Symptoms

People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should be tested for the virus if they come into contact with infected people, whether or not they have symptoms, say updated testing guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency previously said ...

29 Jul
Mississippi Health System Buckles Under 'Astounding' Rise in COVID Cases

Mississippi Health System Buckles Under 'Astounding' Rise in COVID Cases

An "astounding" rise in COVID-19 cases in Mississippi is putting intense strain on the state's health care system.

Compared to the first half of July, the number of infections more than doubled in the past two weeks and deaths rose by 51%. In Mississippi, deaths lost to ...

29 Jul
AHA News: Deaths Related to Irregular Heart Rhythm May Be Rising, Especially Among Younger People

AHA News: Deaths Related to Irregular Heart Rhythm May Be Rising, Especially Among Younger People

Deaths related to atrial fibrillation appear to be on the rise, especially among younger adults, a new study suggests.

Atrial fibrillation – often called AFib – is an irregular heartbeat that sometimes leads to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascu...

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