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13 Dec

Does ‘Baby Talk’ Really Help Your Baby Learn to Speak?

Baby talk may be a key component in helping babies form words, researchers say.

25 Jan

More Kids Suffering Eye Injuries From Hand Sanitizers

And a significant number are undergoing surgery for severe eye lesions, researchers say

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19 Jan
Crowded Emergency Rooms Cost Lives: Study

Crowded Emergency Rooms Cost Lives: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A seemingly endless wait in an emergency department can be taxing for many reasons, but new research suggests that long delays in being admitted to the hospital may even raise a patient's risk of death within the ...

19 Jan
No Evidence Breastfeeding Can Transmit Coronavirus

No Evidence Breastfeeding Can Transmit Coronavirus

Breastfeeding moms can rest easier: New research finds no evidence their milk transmits the virus that causes COVID-19 to their babies.

“Breast milk is an invaluable source of nutrition to infants," said lead author Dr. Paul Krogstad of the University of California, Lo...

18 Jan
Her Arm Got Caught in Family's Treadmill. It Could Have Been Worse.

Her Arm Got Caught in Family's Treadmill. It Could Have Been Worse.

It can happen so fast.

One moment, a family is eating dinner together like usual. Soon after, they go off to do other things before being brought back together by a child's scream.

That is what unfolded in the Beckman home in State College, Pa., one October ...

18 Jan
At-Home COVID Tests Accurate for Ki​ds: Study

At-Home COVID Tests Accurate for Ki​ds: Study

Despite earlier concerns that at-home COVID-19 tests might be less accurate than PCR tests, new research in U.S. children and teens adds to evidence that the rapid tests are highly accurate.

The scientists said the accuracy of the tests — which can be used at home and ...

17 Jan
COVID Fatigue: Are You Among the 'Vaxxed & Done'?

COVID Fatigue: Are You Among the 'Vaxxed & Done'?

You've gotten vaccinated. You've gotten boosted. You wear your mask, maintain social distancing, wash your hands — you do everything you've been asked to do to protect yourself and others.

And you are completely fed up.

If that description sounds like you, you mi...

17 Jan
Carbon Monoxide Deaths Soar During Power Outages

Carbon Monoxide Deaths Soar During Power Outages

Power outages are becoming more frequent in the United States, and a new study highlights one consequence of prolonged blackouts: carbon monoxide poisonings.

Looking at major U.S. power outages between 2007 and 2018, researchers found that carbon monoxide poisonings spik...

17 Jan
CDC Study Shows Power of Flu Vaccine for Kids

CDC Study Shows Power of Flu Vaccine for Kids

Flu vaccines protect children against serious illness, even when the vaccine doesn't match the circulating flu virus, according to a new study that reinforces the importance of flu shots.

Flu viruses are constantly changing, and the effectiveness of flu vaccines can be ...

16 Jan
15 Jan
You Don't Have to Be a Smoker to Get Lung Cancer

You Don't Have to Be a Smoker to Get Lung Cancer

Think you're safe from lung cancer because you've never smoked? Think again.

While cigarette smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, it's possible to get the disease without ever lighting up.

"Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer," said Dr. Missak Haigentz Jr.,...

14 Jan
Amid U.S. Blood Shortage, New Pressure to Ease Donor Rules for Gay Men

Amid U.S. Blood Shortage, New Pressure to Ease Donor Rules for Gay Men

A three-month sexual abstinence rule for blood donations from sexually active gay and bisexual men should be dropped by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, critics urge as the country struggles with a blood shortage.

Right now, based on the slight chance of infection ...

14 Jan
1 in 10 People With COVID Still Infectious After 10 Days: Study

1 in 10 People With COVID Still Infectious After 10 Days: Study

One in 10 people with COVID-19 could still be infectious beyond 10 days, and some could remain so for as long as two months, a new study suggests.

U.K. researchers reported that a new test can detect whether the

14 Jan
Masks Cut Distance Coronavirus Travels in Half, Study Finds

Masks Cut Distance Coronavirus Travels in Half, Study Finds

Face masks are touted as a key tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and a new study offers more proof that they work.

Florida researchers found face masks cut the distance that airborne pathogens such as the coronavirus can travel by more than half.

The findi...

13 Jan
More Folks Drive High When Pot Made Legal: Study

More Folks Drive High When Pot Made Legal: Study

Here's more evidence that marijuana may make driving more dangerous: As pot has been legalized in more countries and states, a greater number of people are driving intoxicated by the drug and crashing, researchers report.

THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, has been ...

12 Jan
Wildfires Plus Heat Make Breathing Dangerous in America's West

Wildfires Plus Heat Make Breathing Dangerous in America's West

Wildfires and rising temperatures are exposing more and more Americans to an air pollution double-whammy of smoke and smog, a new study warns.

Researchers found that over the past 20 years, a growing number of people in western states have been simultaneously expose...

11 Jan
'Secondhand Vaping' May Be Unhealthy — Could Public Bans Be Coming?

'Secondhand Vaping' May Be Unhealthy — Could Public Bans Be Coming?

Secondhand vapor from electronic cigarettes is harmful to others, causing bronchitis symptoms and shortness of breath in young bystanders, a new study reports.

Secondhand exposure to vapor increased teens' risk of bronchitis symptoms by 40% and shortness of breath by 53%...

10 Jan
New Worry: 'Flurona,' When COVID Meets the Flu

New Worry: 'Flurona,' When COVID Meets the Flu

It's a COVID phenomenon that had, until now, gone relatively unnoticed: You can be infected with COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.

Thanks to the internet, it even has a name -- "flurona." And it will likely happen much more often this particular winter, as the flu s...

10 Jan
Gun Deaths Continue to Rise in America's Cities

Gun Deaths Continue to Rise in America's Cities

A temporary falloff in the number of Americans who kill themselves and others with guns is over, newly released U.S. government data show.

"Firearm homicides and suicides are an urgent public health concern in the United States," said Scott Kegler, lead author of a

07 Jan
Breakthrough COVID Cases Overwhelmingly Mild for Vaccinated People: Study

Breakthrough COVID Cases Overwhelmingly Mild for Vaccinated People: Study

A review of cases from 465 U.S. hospitals underscores the protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines.

The new review -- by researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health -- found that ...

06 Jan
Members of Biden’s Transition Team Call for New COVID Plan

Members of Biden’s Transition Team Call for New COVID Plan

Former members of President Joe Biden’s transition team are calling for a new long-term strategy that envisions a world in which humans learn to live with the new coronavirus.

Six former advisers published three opinion articles Thursday in the

06 Jan
Urban Air Pollution Drives Millions of Cases of Asthma in Kids

Urban Air Pollution Drives Millions of Cases of Asthma in Kids

Far fewer kids might develop asthma if there were less traffic pollution, suggests a new study that researched the issue worldwide.

"Our study found that nitrogen dioxide puts children at risk of developing asthma and the problem is especially acute in urban areas," said...

06 Jan
Dirty City Air Killed More Than 1.8 Million People Globally in 2019

Dirty City Air Killed More Than 1.8 Million People Globally in 2019

Cities worldwide are shrouded with air pollution -- and it’s killing people.

A new modeling study found that 86% of people living in cities throughout the world -- a total of 2.5 billion people -- are exposed to fine particulate matter at levels that exceed the World ...

05 Jan
Resolved to Quit Smoking This Year? Experts Offer Tips

Resolved to Quit Smoking This Year? Experts Offer Tips

If giving up tobacco is one of your New Year’s resolutions, know that it won't be easy but don't give up. Fifty million ex-smokers in the United States are proof that it can be done.

"More than 70% of smokers want to quit smoking and 40% will make an attempt this year,...

03 Jan
Telemedicine as Good as In-Person for Many Health Conditions: Review

Telemedicine as Good as In-Person for Many Health Conditions: Review

Chatting with your doctor via video about your health issues works just as well as an in-person office visit, at least when it comes to managing chronic illnesses, a new review suggests.

Replacing office visits with video checkups delivered results that were just as effe...

03 Jan
Anytime Is the Right Time for COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy

Anytime Is the Right Time for COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy

The best time during pregnancy to get a COVID-19 vaccine appears to be right now.

A new study found that antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 ...

30 Dec
New Zealand Aims for Zero Smokers in a Generation: Could Plan Work Elsewhere?

New Zealand Aims for Zero Smokers in a Generation: Could Plan Work Elsewhere?

Nearly all countries agree: Smoking is bad, and getting people to kick the habit is a worthy public health goal.

But no country has ever attempted what New Zealand is about to try: an outright ban on all cigarette sales.

The plan is to let those who already smoke r...

30 Dec
COVID-19 Spotted in Texas Deer

COVID-19 Spotted in Texas Deer

Researchers have confirmed that some white-tailed deer in Texas have COVID-19.

The scientific community has been alarmed by the prospect of deer becoming new hosts for COVID since July, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture found antibodies in

28 Dec
Flavored Vapes Still in Stores Despite Federal Ban

Flavored Vapes Still in Stores Despite Federal Ban

Kid-friendly flavored e-cigarettes are still widely available online and in stores, despite a federal judge's ruling that should have pulled the products off store shelves by early September, a new report shows.

The judge's ruling follows on U.S. Food and Drug Administr...

27 Dec
Science Shows Safest Plane Seating to Cut COVID Spread

Science Shows Safest Plane Seating to Cut COVID Spread

Taking to the skies for a long-awaited holiday?

Choose your seat on the plane wisely and don't overlook familiar steps like keeping your mask on to reduce your odds for getting COVID-19 or another contagious disease, experts suggest.

“Spacing is an obvious chall...

27 Dec
Heat Waves Bring Health Crises to the Homeless

Heat Waves Bring Health Crises to the Homeless

Add heat waves to the many health threats facing homeless people.

Last year, the United States had 580,000 homeless people — 28% of them in California, where seven in 10 live outdoors. That's nearly nine times more than in any other state.

"The same weather that ...

27 Dec
How Long Do Lockdowns Keep People at Home?

How Long Do Lockdowns Keep People at Home?

Lockdowns keep people home for a few weeks, but they lose their luster after a few months, claims a new study that comes as many countries consider a return to lockdowns to slow the renewed spread of

25 Dec
12 Steps to the Best Holiday Gift: Health

12 Steps to the Best Holiday Gift: Health

Give yourself and your loved ones the gifts of health and safety this holiday season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

The agency outlines 12 ways to do that, beginning with a reminder that washing your hands with soap and clean running water...

24 Dec
Coping With Cancer and COVID During the Holidays

Coping With Cancer and COVID During the Holidays

Tempting as it is to mingle with friends and relatives, anyone with cancer should take extra precautions this holiday season to avoid COVID-19. Their families also need to be cautious to help protect them, experts say.

Yale Cancer Center reminds people who are living wi...

22 Dec
Trump Tells Followers He Got a Booster Shot. They Booed.

Trump Tells Followers He Got a Booster Shot. They Booed.

After former President Donald Trump said he had gotten a booster shot during an event in Texas this week, boos erupted from parts of the crowd.

The incident occurred Sunday during a stop of Trump's tour with former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and was re...

22 Dec
Teens With Autism and Driving: Often a Tough Discussion

Teens With Autism and Driving: Often a Tough Discussion

Determining whether a young person with autism is ready to drive can be tricky for their health care providers.

That's the upshot of a new survey that included 78 pediatric physici...

22 Dec
School COVID Outbreaks Drop When Adults Wear Masks, Study Finds

School COVID Outbreaks Drop When Adults Wear Masks, Study Finds

Of course kids make up the bulk of people at schools, but new evidence shows that requiring masks for adults working at schools greatly reduces the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks.

In the study, the researchers found that children were most often the first identified cas...

21 Dec
5 Million More Americans Became Gun Owners During Pandemic

5 Million More Americans Became Gun Owners During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a surge in new gun owners across the U.S., a new study finds.

The data shows that between January 2020 and April 30 of this year, 5.1 million Americans bought their first guns, following 2.4 million who did so in 2019.

The number...

21 Dec
More Evidence Heart Risk From COVID Vaccine Is Very Low

More Evidence Heart Risk From COVID Vaccine Is Very Low

There's a very low risk of heart inflammation after getting the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new study that adds to previous research supporting the safety of the shots.

The two

20 Dec
Proctor & Gamble Recalls Pantene, Herbal Essences Products Due to Benzene

Proctor & Gamble Recalls Pantene, Herbal Essences Products Due to Benzene

Proctor & Gamble has voluntarily recalled several dry shampoo sprays and hair conditioner spray products with brand names Pantene, Herbal Essences, Aussie and Waterless because of benzene contamination.

This follows an earlier recall of some aerosol spray

20 Dec
Heat Waves Far More Frequent Now Than in 1980s

Heat Waves Far More Frequent Now Than in 1980s

Large, simultaneous heat waves have become much more common in northern regions worldwide due to climate change and could have disastrous consequences, researchers warn.

The investigators also found that these concurrent heat waves are becoming larger and hotter.

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19 Dec
Silent Killers: Space Heaters, Generators Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger

Silent Killers: Space Heaters, Generators Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger

If you're among the many people who use space heaters and generators during the winter, you need to guard against fire and carbon monoxide (CO) hazards, th...

17 Dec
Pfizer Vaccine Disappoints in Kids Ages 2 to 5

Pfizer Vaccine Disappoints in Kids Ages 2 to 5

Two doses of a pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine failed to spur an adequate immune response in children aged 2 to 5, the companies announced Friday.

That's a setback for parents hoping to get their youngest children immunized against the new coronavirus as soon ...

17 Dec
Chemicals in Hair, Beauty Products May Interfere With Hormones During Pregnancy

Chemicals in Hair, Beauty Products May Interfere With Hormones During Pregnancy

Pregnant women who use hair dyes or straighteners may have relatively lower levels of pregnancy-supporting hormones, a recent study suggests.

Researchers found that amon...

17 Dec
Vaccination Plus Breakthrough Infection Might Give 'Super Immunity' Against New Variants

Vaccination Plus Breakthrough Infection Might Give 'Super Immunity' Against New Variants

Breakthrough infections in people who've been vaccinated against COVID-19 may trigger "super immunity" against coronavirus variants, including Omicron, according to a new study.

"The key is to get vaccinated. You’ve got to have a foundation of protection," said co-auth...

17 Dec
Biden Administration to Tackle Lead in Drinking Water

Biden Administration to Tackle Lead in Drinking Water

In an effort to further lower lead levels in drinking water, the Biden administration on Thursday announced $2.9 billion in infrastructure bill funds for lead pipe removal and tighter lead limits.

The new, tougher limits to be imposed by the Environmental Protection Agen...

17 Dec
Masking Up Again? Here's What Protects Best

Masking Up Again? Here's What Protects Best

By this time, roughly 21 months into the pandemic, everyone should have masks and know how to wear them.

Yet, go into a grocery store, a church or a holiday event where masks are required and you're likely to see people wearing masks that are falling off their nose or ha...

17 Dec
In Global Study, Tougher Mask Laws Linked to Fewer COVID Deaths

In Global Study, Tougher Mask Laws Linked to Fewer COVID Deaths

Mask mandates work, according to a large international study that linked the laws with a reduction in COVID-19 deaths.

The study included 44 countries with a combined populati...

16 Dec
CDC Panel Advises That Other Vaccines Be Preferred Over J&J Shot

CDC Panel Advises That Other Vaccines Be Preferred Over J&J Shot

Following continued reports of a rare but life-threatening clotting condition linked to the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, a federal advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna shots be the preferred choices for Americans.

The

16 Dec
CDC Vaccine Panel to Again Weigh Safety of J&J COVID Shot

CDC Vaccine Panel to Again Weigh Safety of J&J COVID Shot

Following continued reports of a rare but life-threatening clotting condition linked to the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, a federal advisory panel will meet Thursday to once again weigh the safety of the shot.

The

15 Dec
Many Seniors on Medicare Falling Into Medical Debt

Many Seniors on Medicare Falling Into Medical Debt

"Medicare For All" gets tossed around a lot by advocates of universal health coverage, but a new study finds that today's Medicare is far from free for seniors and people with disabilities.

Instead, a large number of beneficiaries are sliding into medical debt and delayi...

15 Dec
Carbon Monoxide From Generators Can Be Silent Killer After Disasters

Carbon Monoxide From Generators Can Be Silent Killer After Disasters

The deadly tornadoes that devastated communities in multiple states this past weekend have destroyed many homes and left others without power.

But if people turn to generators to manage in the aftermath, they should use caution, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commissi...

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