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Traditional Diet Gets Rid of More Fat Tissue Than Intermittent Fasting, Study Finds

Traditional calorie-cutting diet works better than intermittent fasting for both weight and fat loss, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: Equity in Cancer Care

As the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) concluded its annual meeting, Dr. Lori Pierce, president of ASCO and a cancer radiation specialist at the University of Michigan, shared why equity was the chosen theme for this years meeting.

Big Rise in U.S. Teens Identifying As Gay, Bisexual

The number of teens identifying as nonheterosexual increased by more than 41% from 2015 to 2019, researchers say.

19 Jun
Women, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological Health

Women, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological Health

Women who try to hold their pee during the day might want to rethink that strategy.

It's time to "get up and go," according to the Urology Care Foundation, which is encouraging women to be proactive about their urological health.

That, of course, means get up ...

18 Jun
Sickle Cell Plagues Many Black Americans, But There's Hope for Better Treatments

Sickle Cell Plagues Many Black Americans, But There's Hope for Better Treatments

It's been more than six months since Brandy Compton last landed in a hospital emergency room.

That's an amazing medical achievement, brought about by scientific breakthroughs that have been unfortunately overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, experts say.

Compt...

18 Jun
AHA News: At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

AHA News: At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

For most transgender people, starting hormone therapy requires a therapist's approval. As the recipient of a new heart, Maddox Jones also needed his transplant team's OK.

"It was a long and difficult process, because they weren't necessarily educated, nor do I think they...

18 Jun
U.S. to Spend $3.2 Billion to Help Develop Antiviral Pills for COVID

U.S. to Spend $3.2 Billion to Help Develop Antiviral Pills for COVID

After spending billions to speed the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, the United States said Thursday that it will now devote $3.2 billion to the development of antiviral pills that could stop the new coronavirus before it does its worst damage.

Along with "accelerating th...

18 Jun
Many 'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists

Many 'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans who stand to benefit most from a kidney transplant may be missing a key window of opportunity, a new study finds.

The study focused on kidney failure patients who would be expected to live many y...

18 Jun
'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) – A diet designed to boost brain health appears to benefit people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests.

For the study, a team from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City examined 185 people diagnos...

18 Jun
Could Fish Oil Supplements Help Fight Depression?

Could Fish Oil Supplements Help Fight Depression?

Fish oil supplements are often touted as good for your heart health, but a new study finds they may also help fight depression.

"Using a combination of laboratory and patient research, our study has provided exciting new insight into how omega-3 fatty acids bring about a...

18 Jun
Hospitals: One Reason COVID Is More Lethal for Black Americans

Hospitals: One Reason COVID Is More Lethal for Black Americans

Black COVID-19 patients in the United States are more likely to die than white patients, but there would be 10% fewer deaths among Black patients if they could get the same level of hospital care as white people, according to new research.

"Our study reveals that Black ...

18 Jun
Dads of 'Preemie' Babies Can Be Hit by Depression

Dads of 'Preemie' Babies Can Be Hit by Depression

Postpartum depression strikes fathers of premature babies more often than previously thought, and it can linger longer in fathers than in mothers, a new study finds.

The researchers screened for depression in 431 parents of premature infants in a neonatal intensive car...

18 Jun
Survivors' Plasma Helps Blood Cancer Patients Battle COVID-19

Survivors' Plasma Helps Blood Cancer Patients Battle COVID-19

Giving COVID-19 survivors' blood plasma to blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19 significantly improves their chances of survival, a new study finds.

"These results suggest that convalescent plasma may not only help COVID-19 patients with blood cancers whose i...

18 Jun
Many 'High-Risk' Americans Unconcerned About Skin Cancer: Poll

Many 'High-Risk' Americans Unconcerned About Skin Cancer: Poll

It's long been known the sun's rays can cause skin cancer.

But a new poll shows that only about 30% of American adults say they're concerned about developing skin cancer — even though nearly 70% have at least one risk factor for the disease.

The American Academy ...

17 Jun
Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Do No Harm to Male Fertility: Study

Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Do No Harm to Male Fertility: Study

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines pose no threat to male fertility, a finding experts hope will prompt more men to get vaccinated.

Researchers noted that the original clinical trials of the two mRNA vaccines didn't assess how they might affect fertility.

"Vacci...

17 Jun
Pot Use May Change the Teenage Brain, MRIs Show

Pot Use May Change the Teenage Brain, MRIs Show

Smoking pot appears to affect teens' brain development, altering it in ways that could diminish their reasoning, decision-making and memory skills as they age, a new study reports.

Brain scans of about 800 teenagers found that those who started smoking pot tended to have...

17 Jun
Hand Sanitizer Vapors Can Cause Nausea, Dizziness

Hand Sanitizer Vapors Can Cause Nausea, Dizziness

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected side effect -- a wave of bad reactions to alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Vapors from the products can cause headache, nausea and dizziness, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which advises consumers to use ...

17 Jun
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Challenge to Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Challenge to Affordable Care Act

The landmark Affordable Care Act, which has expanded health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans, has withstood a third challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a 7-2 decision, a majority of justices ruled on Thursday that plaintiffs involved in the case did...

17 Jun
Red Cross Warns of Severe Blood Shortage

Red Cross Warns of Severe Blood Shortage

There's a severe blood shortage in the United States due to a recent surge in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries, the American Red Cross says.

The Red Cross is appealing to Americans to roll up their sleeves and donate blood immediately.

"Our te...

17 Jun
How Healthy Are the New Plant-Based 'Fake Meats'?

How Healthy Are the New Plant-Based 'Fake Meats'?

More and more Americans are seeking out healthier, greener and more ethical alternatives to meat, but are plant-based alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat truly nutritious substitutes?

The answer is yes, according to new research funded by the U.S. Nat...

17 Jun
AHA News: Preterm Babies May Have Higher Stroke Risk as Young Adults

AHA News: Preterm Babies May Have Higher Stroke Risk as Young Adults

Babies born prematurely may have significantly higher risk of stroke as young adults – and the earlier the birth, the greater the risk, suggests an extensive new study.

Although people born prematurely have been shown to have higher risk of high blood pressure and oth...

17 Jun
Animal Study Offers Hope for a Better Herpes Treatment

Animal Study Offers Hope for a Better Herpes Treatment

Aiming to deliver a one-two punch to the herpes virus, animal research on an experimental drug found it tackled active infections and reduced or eliminated the risk of future outbreaks.

Existing treatments, such as Zovirax, Valtrex or Famvir, are o...

17 Jun
$10,000: What New Parents Might Pay for Childbirth, Even With Insurance

$10,000: What New Parents Might Pay for Childbirth, Even With Insurance

Having a baby is expensive. The cost of diapers, a crib, a car seat and all the other infant necessities can really add up, and now a new study shows that having a child comes with its own hefty hospital price tag for many U.S. families.

About one in six families in the ...

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