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High Obesity Risk for Adults with Autism, Study Finds

Young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual disabilities are at high risk for obesity, but diet and exercise programs may help, researchers say.

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Expectant moms who receive mRNA Covid-19 vaccines pass antibodies to their newborns, researchers find.

More Women Using Pot for Menopause Symptoms, Study Finds

More women are using pot to help combat sleeping problems and mood issues brought on by menopause, researchers say.

26 Sep
Birds Make a Comeback During Pandemic

Birds Make a Comeback During Pandemic

When COVID-19 restrictions forced you indoors, it brought birds back to North America, new research shows.

Across the United States and Canada, birders documented an 80% increase among most of the 82 species they recorded since the start of pandemic restrictions last yea...

25 Sep
Keep Your Kids Safe From COVID While Playing Sports

Keep Your Kids Safe From COVID While Playing Sports

COVID-19 shouldn't keep budding athletes on the sidelines. But it's critical to keep them safe from the coronavirus while playing sports.

The National Athletic Trainers' Association has some timely tips.

COVID vaccines for those 12 and older have been a game change...

24 Sep
Infant Deaths Spark Baby Loungers Recall

Infant Deaths Spark Baby Loungers Recall

The death of eight babies has prompted the Boppy Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall more than 3 million baby loungers, they announced Thursday.

A year ago, the CPSC issued a safety warning about similar pillow-like baby products,

24 Sep
AHA News: Women May Be More Willing Than Men to Donate Organs

AHA News: Women May Be More Willing Than Men to Donate Organs

Men and women have similar reasons for becoming – or not becoming – an organ donor, according to a new study. Yet women appear more willing to donate their organs to family members or strangers.

The results, published Sept. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart...

24 Sep
CDC Endorses Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

CDC Endorses Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended booster shots of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for millions of older and high-risk Americans, kicking off a new chapter in the national effort to protect the vulnerable from severe disease.

First,...

24 Sep
Trials Show COVID Vaccines Well Worth It for Cancer Patients

Trials Show COVID Vaccines Well Worth It for Cancer Patients

If you have cancer and you think coronavirus vaccines may do you little good, don't let your hesitation stop you from getting the shots: A pair of clinical trials finds that patients' immune systems ramped up after vaccination.

The findings were presented this week duri...

24 Sep
Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be Help

Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be Help

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Eating well and exercising regularly can be a challenge for anyone. But for those with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities, that challenge is exponentially greater.

Many young men and wo...

24 Sep
Can a Computer Program Help Docs Spot Breast Cancer?

Can a Computer Program Help Docs Spot Breast Cancer?

An artificial intelligence tool could help radiologists spot breast cancer on ultrasound images and reduce the need for extra testing, new research suggests.

"Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reve...

24 Sep
Saline Spray Could Slow COVID's Spread in the Lungs: Study

Saline Spray Could Slow COVID's Spread in the Lungs: Study

A saltwater solution may help stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus in its tracks, Brazilian researchers report.

However, although saline may keep the virus from replicating, it does not offer full protection against infection or a cure for COVID-19.

"It's not a single soluti...

24 Sep
Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?

Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?

There's good news for health-conscious sausage and bacon lovers.

A new study suggests the Japanese knotweed plant could be used to make healthier cured meats.

According to researchers, this fast-growing plant that invades gardens and buildings contains a chemical t...

24 Sep
DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

A new DNA sensor can detect viruses and tell if they are infectious or not in minutes, a new study finds.

The sensor was developed by using DNA technology, and does not require the need to pretreat test samples. Researchers demonstrated this technique with the human ade...

24 Sep
Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future Infertility

Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future Infertility

Obese boys who lose weight may avoid fertility problems in adulthood, a preliminary study suggests.

Even short-term weight loss might partially reverse weight-related alterations in reproductive function, the researchers said.

Childhood obesity can have serious ef...

24 Sep
New Tricks to Turn Your Fussy Eater Around

New Tricks to Turn Your Fussy Eater Around

If your children are picky eaters, bribing or pressuring them will probably backfire.

But there are other steps you can take to help them get over their fussiness, researchers report.

Australian scientists reviewed 80 studies to find out more about fussy eaters. <...

23 Sep
Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Insulin resistance can make you more than twice as likely to develop major depression, even if you haven't developed full-blown diabetes, a new study reports.

Initially healthy people who later developed prediabetes were 2.6 times more likely to come down with major depr...

23 Sep
Diabetes Drug Might Help Women With Preeclampsia Prolong Their Pregnancy

Diabetes Drug Might Help Women With Preeclampsia Prolong Their Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may help stave off preterm birth among women who develop pregnancy-related high blood pressure.

Preeclampsia is marked by a sudden spike in blood pressure, pro...

23 Sep
Signs of Early Alzheimer's May Be Spotted in Brain Stem

Signs of Early Alzheimer's May Be Spotted in Brain Stem

THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Certain changes in a part of the brain stem, visible in scans, might be a potential early indicator of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Using different brain imaging techniques, researchers found t...

23 Sep
EPA to Sharply Limit Refrigerant Production in New Climate Rule

EPA to Sharply Limit Refrigerant Production in New Climate Rule

In a move to combat global warming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that it will restrict U.S. production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% over the next 15 years.

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are potent greenhouse gases often used in re...

23 Sep
AHA News: High School Football Player Tackles Stroke, Heart Condition

AHA News: High School Football Player Tackles Stroke, Heart Condition

On a morning this past February, 16-year-old Carson Cathey got up, went downstairs and scarfed down a donut and glass of milk. His father, Patrick, also was awake, and they had a conversation before Carson decided to return to bed.

About two hours later, Patrick heard a ...

23 Sep
FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and for those at high risk of severe COVID-19.

Under the emergency use authorization, the booster shots should be given at least six months after a person is fully vaccina...

23 Sep
Dairy Foods May Be Good for You After All

Dairy Foods May Be Good for You After All

You remember the ad. It asked if you've "got milk?" and said that "milk does a body good."

So, does it? New research suggests it might.

In the study, people who consumed more dairy fat actually had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who dr...

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