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HPV Vaccination Significantly Reduces A Woman's Risk Of Cervical Cancer, New Study Finds.

Women vaccinated before age 17 have an 88% lower risk of the disease, researchers say.

Adults With Allergy-Induced Asthma Are Not At Increased Risk Of Severe Covid-19, New Study Finds.

However, researchers say the same is not true for patients with non-allergic asthma.

Menopause Symptoms Aren't Just Bothersome They May Increase The Risk Of Heart Disease.

But hot flashes by themselves don't appear to be a health threat, researchers say.

01 Oct
With 'Twindemic' Looming,  2 out of 5 Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot

With 'Twindemic' Looming, 2 out of 5 Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot

Despite a potential looming "twindemic" of influenza and COVID-19, about 2 in 5 U.S. adults do not plan to get a flu shot, a new survey shows.

Only 59% of adults surveyed said they will get the influenza vaccine during the 2020-2021 flu season, according to resul...

01 Oct
Midwest Latest Region to be Hit Hard by COVID Spread

Midwest Latest Region to be Hit Hard by COVID Spread

Coronavirus infections are surging in the American heartland, with Wisconsin bearing the brunt of COVID-19's relentless spread.

Many Midwestern states are seeing some of the nation's highest per capita rates of infection, and while federal health officials have again...

01 Oct
Alcohol-Linked Deaths Rise Sharply in Rural America

Alcohol-Linked Deaths Rise Sharply in Rural America

In rural America, drinking has become particularly deadly for many, a new government report shows.

Deaths related to alcohol use in those regions rose 43% between 2006 and 2018, health officials reported.

Over that time, the rate of deaths went from 11...

01 Oct
Shall You Dance? Study Finds Dancing Helps Seniors Avoid Falls

Shall You Dance? Study Finds Dancing Helps Seniors Avoid Falls

Preventing falls in older age could be as fun as dancing them away, new research shows.

Researchers found a 31% reduction in falls and a 37% reduction in fall risk for those aged 65 and older when reviewing clinical trials on "dance-based mind-motor activitie...

01 Oct
COVID-19 Patients Have Similar Survival When Hospitalized, Regardless of Race

COVID-19 Patients Have Similar Survival When Hospitalized, Regardless of Race

Revealing some good news for minorities, a new study found similar survival rates for Hispanic, Black and white COVID-19 patients at a New York City hospital system.

"It is well-documented that communities of color have shouldered the heaviest burden of COVID-19 in t...

01 Oct
Fending Off Asthma Attacks During a Pandemic

Fending Off Asthma Attacks During a Pandemic

Falling leaves, pumpkins and apples are signs of fall. And so is asthma.

Asthma attacks tend to increase in early autumn. During the coronavirus pandemic, it's especially important for people with the disease to know how to prevent flare-ups, a lung expert says.

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01 Oct
Last-Ditch Life Support System Is Saving Lives of COVID Patients

Last-Ditch Life Support System Is Saving Lives of COVID Patients

A life support technique called ECMO has saved the lives of many critically ill COVID-19 patients, a new study shows.

The ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine takes over the function of the lungs and heart. Blood is pumped from the body into equipment t...

30 Sep
HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds.

Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young Swedish women, those who'd gotten the HPV vaccine wer...

30 Sep
Pancreas Size, Shape Can Return to Normal in Diabetes Remission: Study

Pancreas Size, Shape Can Return to Normal in Diabetes Remission: Study

Reversing type 2 diabetes can restore the pancreas to its normal size and shape, a new study finds.

Previous research found that with remission of type 2 diabetes through significant weight loss, natural insulin-production can return to levels similar to people who h...

30 Sep
Mental Health Issues Double the Odds of Dying With COVID-19, Study Finds

Mental Health Issues Double the Odds of Dying With COVID-19, Study Finds

People suffering from a psychiatric disorder could be more than twice as likely to die if they become infected with COVID-19, a new study suggests.

Folks diagnosed with any type of psychiatric problem -- anxiety or depression, dementia, psychosis -- were up to 2.3 ti...

30 Sep
Dangerous Ink: Tattoos Might Lead to Body's Overheating

Dangerous Ink: Tattoos Might Lead to Body's Overheating

Using your body as a canvas for tattoos might come at a price for your health.

New research suggests that all that ink impedes natural sweating -- and that might cause the body to overheat.

The study found that tattooed skin on arms "has reduced sweat rates...

30 Sep
Why Early Bedtime May Be Best for People With Type 2 Diabetes

Why Early Bedtime May Be Best for People With Type 2 Diabetes

It's long been said that early to bed, early to rise can make you healthy, wealthy and wise. Now, new research supports at least the health benefits.

A study of people with type 2 diabetes found that night owls -- people who go to bed late and get up late -- tend to...

30 Sep
Obamacare Means 2 Million Fewer Americans Face Catastrophic Medical Bills Each Year

Obamacare Means 2 Million Fewer Americans Face Catastrophic Medical Bills Each Year

Since the passage of "Obamacare," fewer Americans are facing insurmountable medical bills -- but the benefit does not seem to be reaching people with private insurance, a new study shows.

Researchers found that after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented, the...

30 Sep
More U.S. Women Using Marijuana to Help Ease Menopause: Study

More U.S. Women Using Marijuana to Help Ease Menopause: Study

A growing number of middle-aged women are turning to marijuana to help soothe symptoms of menopause, new research indicates.

About one-third of older female U.S. veterans said they had either tried to treat their menopause symptoms with cannabis products or planned t...

30 Sep
What Foods, Medicines Can Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk?

What Foods, Medicines Can Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk?

Certain nutrients, foods and medicines may help protect you against colon cancer, a large research review suggests.

A team of international researchers led by Dr. Marc Bardou, of Dijon Bourgogne University Hospital in France, reviewed about 80 studies that examined h...

30 Sep
AHA News: Despite Same Symptoms, Men and Women Don't Always Get Same Mini-Stroke Diagnosis

AHA News: Despite Same Symptoms, Men and Women Don't Always Get Same Mini-Stroke Diagnosis

A transient ischemic attack, often called a mini-stroke, usually doesn't last long or cause permanent damage. But it still needs medical attention, because it may be warning of a future stroke that can have dire consequences.

Research has shown women are less likely th...

30 Sep
AHA News: Lung Injuries Should Be a Warning About Vaping's Risks

AHA News: Lung Injuries Should Be a Warning About Vaping's Risks

The patients, most of them young, began showing up at hospitals in the spring of 2019. Some were coughing, out of breath or feverish. Some were vomiting or had diarrhea. Some ended up in intensive care, needing oxygen.

Some died.

They had been vaping, and their...

30 Sep
Most American Families Facing Financial Danger During Pandemic: Poll

Most American Families Facing Financial Danger During Pandemic: Poll

More than 60% of households with children in the United States have struggled with serious financial problems during the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows.

Black and Hispanic households with children have borne the brunt of the hardships, which include strug...

30 Sep
Was FDA Lax in Approving Opioids Too Easily?

Was FDA Lax in Approving Opioids Too Easily?

For at least two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been approving new formulations of prescription opioids without requiring drug manufacturers to gather important information on safety and effectiveness, a new study claims.

The FDA approved dozens o...

30 Sep
Pets Helped People Cope During Pandemic Lockdown: Study

Pets Helped People Cope During Pandemic Lockdown: Study

Pets helped many people cope with the mental stress of being locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds.

It included 6,000 people in Britain who were under lockdown between March 23 and June 1. About 90% had at least one pet.

Of thos...

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