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'Polypill' reduces risk for heart attack, stroke by up to

Details: Heart disease causes roughly 18 million deaths each year, and more than 40 million people around the world have heart attacks or strokes annually, based on World Health Organization estimates.

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Vegan, other meatless diets linked to higher bone fracture

Details: Fracture risk was tracked through 2016 through National Health Service records collected in England, Scotland and Wales. During that time, over 3,900 fractures occurred: 566 broken arms, 889

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Marijuana is stronger now than in decades past, study

Details: Marijuana packs a lot more punch than it did 50 years ago, making it a greater threat to health, researchers say. "As the strength of cannabis has increased, so too has the number of people

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Election results may trigger depression for some, study

Details: And that rise continued through the first half of 2017, added Yan, who is a medical student and health policy researcher with the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and School of

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Childhood lead exposure linked to lower IQ, reduced brain

Details: For this study, the researchers from Duke University analyzed data from participants in the Dunedin Study, a project that tracks the physical and mental health of people in Dunedin, New Zealand

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Study: More childbearing women having suicidal thoughts

Details: Mental health symptoms are not a sign of being a "bad parent," she pointed out. Admon said it's important for women's partners, family and friends to try to help if they notice any worrying signs

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Study: Black patients get worse care after cardiac arrest

Details: When it comes to disparities in care, Breathett said "the elephant in the room" is health care providers' own implicit biases. In one study, Breathett and her colleagues asked a group of providers

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Pandemic has taken a toll on childrens' mental health

Details: Pediatric mental health visits actually dropped off dramatically from mid-March to mid-April, when stay-at-home orders were in effect in much of the country. Since then, however, such visits have

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Healthy diet, exercise good for heart regardless of

Details: Health News. Nov. 13, 2020 / 1:05 AM Healthy diet, exercise good for heart regardless of medication use. By. HealthDay News (0) No matter how many medications you take, eating a healthy diet, not

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Americans experience 'pandemic fatigue' as restrictions

Details: A pedestrians wears a face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus in New York City on Monday, November 16, 2020. Coping with the global COVID-19 health crisis has been exhausting and stressful

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Healthy diet lowers erectile dysfunction risk by 20%

Details: Health News. Nov. 13, 2020 / 5:11 PM Study: Healthy diet lowers erectile dysfunction risk by 20%. By. Brian P. Dunleavy (0) Eating well may reduce risk for erectile dysfunction in men, a new study

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Law change allowed greater access to opioid addiction

Details: The study, published Monday in the Journal of Rural Health, examined the impact of the law's implementation on the geographic distribution of medications to treat opioid addiction in Oregon

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Benefits of multivitamins may not be real, study says

Details: The health 'benefits' of multivitamins might just all be a trick of the mind, researchers say. Multivitamins really are magic pills for your health, a new study contends -- but just not the way

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60% of seniors with depression won't seek treatment

Details: "Mental health issues like depression and anxiety should be addressed the same way as physical illness," Pollack said. "People seek treatment for conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure

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Fauci: 'It would be better' if health officials could

Details: Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday "it would be better" for federal health officials to begin working with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team on a COVID-19 response plan as cases in the nation

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Front-line health workers ask President-elect Joe Biden

Details: The health care workers on the frontlines of this pandemic are true heroes. Tune in as we thank them for their work and discuss how a Biden-Harris administration will support them.

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Statins reduce heart disease risk even in older adults

Details: The drugs lowered the risk for these heart-related health events by 15% for every one-point reduction in LDL cholesterol among people age 75 and younger, according to the researchers.

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Delirium is first symptom for many elderly COVID-19

Details: Nursing homes across the United States reported more than 10,000 new cases of the virus during the week ending Nov. 1, according to a report from the American Health Care Association and National

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Restful sleep may help reduce risk for heart failure - UPI.com

Details: Of course, "good" sleepers might be generally health conscious, too. So, Qi's team accounted for people's exercise, diet, smoking and drinking habits, as well as medical conditions like diabetes

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Toolkit may help hospitals reduce falls, fall-related

Details: Health News. Nov. 21, 2020 / 3:05 AM Toolkit may help hospitals reduce falls, fall-related injuries, study says. By. HealthDay News (0) A new toolkit to help reduce falls and fall-related injuries

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Health Industry and Medical News - United Press

Details: UPI delivers the latest headlines from around the world: Top News, Entertainment, Health, Business, Science and Sports News - United Press International

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Study: 'Hidden' cancer on prostate biopsy usually means

Details: Health News. Nov. 23, 2020 / 12:31 PM Study: 'Hidden' cancer on prostate biopsy usually means better outcome. By. HealthDay News (0) Negative biopsies in early-stage prostate cancer don't mean the

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Online sales, spread-out deals expected for atypical Black

Details: The general consensus among public health officials is that the best way to prevent the virus' spread is to stay away from large crowds, keep 6 feet away from people who aren't in your household

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E-cigarette users have 30% higher risk for chronic lung

Details: For this study, the researchers analyzed data on nearly 22,000 U.S. adults from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health study, a National Institutes of Health-led project intended to

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Teens see mental health benefits with less screen time

Details: Walking away from TV, laptops and cellphones and spending more time in sports and other extracurricular activities boosts teens' mental health, Canadian researchers say. Spending less than two

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Survey: Young adults in U.S. more lonely, depressed during

Details: Mental health care for young adults during and after the pandemic is crucial, said lead author Viviana Horigian, a professor at the University of Miami. RELATED Depression, anxiety up 3-fold since

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Disease experts skeptical on safety of indoor dining at

Details: Health News. Nov. 19, 2020 / 11:13 AM Disease experts skeptical on safety of indoor dining at restaurants. By. Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News (0) Many restaurants have moved to outdoor dining

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FDA issues emergency authorization for first at-home COVID

Details: Health News. Nov. 18, 2020 / 4:20 AM FDA authorizes first at-home COVID-19 test. By. Darryl Coote (0) A health professional administers a coronavirus nasal swab test on a patient. File Photo by

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Study: Nearly half of 'essential workers' in U.S. at risk

Details: The study notes that up to 60% of these workers have underlying health issues, placing them at increased risk for severe COVID-19 if they get infected, as defined by U.S. Centers for Disease

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Study: Less screen time, more sleep may help ease, prevent

Details: "The results may inform public health policy by further highlighting the important relationship between people being encouraged and supported to engage in a range of health-promoting activities.

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Mental, physical health has suffered during pandemic

Details: Mental health also took a blow during the lockdown, with overall anxiety increasing. About 20% reported symptoms of anxiety during the stay-at-home orders, compared to 14% prior to the pandemic

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'Green prescriptions' could cancel mental health benefits

Details: So-called "green prescriptions" may end up being counterproductive for people with mental health conditions, researchers say. Spending time in nature is believed to benefit mental health, so some

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25% of police officers have symptoms of mental health

Details: One in four police officers in a major U.S. city screened for depression, anxiety, PTSD and suicidal ideation have symptoms of the mental health conditions, and face barriers to treatment

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E-cigarettes paired with counseling may help long-time

Details: Health News. Nov. 10, 2020 / 11:01 AM E-cigarette, counseling combo may help long-time smokers quit. By. Brian P. Dunleavy (0) Long-time smokers may find e-cigarettes a useful tool for quitting, a

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Bacteria in lungs may play role in cancer development

Details: Health News. Nov. 13, 2020 / 3:05 AM Bacteria in lungs may play role in cancer development, study says. By. Amy Norton, HealthDay News (0) Lung cancer patients who harbor certain bacteria in the

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Trump outlines America First Healthcare Plan, ensures

Details: During a call with reporters ahead of the announcement, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said one of the executive orders would declare it the policy of the United States to "provide

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1 in 3 Americans with arthritis say pain, symptoms persist

Details: Health News. Oct. 20, 2020 / 5:25 PM 1 in 3 Americans with arthritis say pain, symptoms persist (0) Nearly one-third of these people with osteoarthritis said their symptoms are not well-managed, a

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North Korea bans smoking in public places to protect lives

Details: North Korea has high rates of smoking, with more than 46% of men counted as smokers, according to a 2019 report from the World Health Organization. Smoking among women is virtually nonexistent

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Exercise boosts physical, mental well-being of older

Details: Active older adults -- cancer survivors included -- are in better physical and mental health than their sedentary peers, a new study finds. More regular moderate to vigorous physical activity and

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Staying active may not be enough to hold off dementia

Details: The researchers looked at data from 8,280 people, with average age of 56, whose health was tracked for an average of 18 years. Their participation in leisure activities was assessed at the study's

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Hospital room floors frequently contaminated with

Details: Health News. Oct. 30, 2020 / 1:52 PM Hospital floors frequently contaminated with antibiotic resistant bacteria. By. Brian P. Dunleavy (0) Hospital room floors may be contaminated with potentially

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Older adults using marijuana for common health problems

Details: Health News. Oct. 21, 2020 / 1:05 AM Survey: Older adults using marijuana for common health problems. By. HealthDay News (0) Marijuana is fast becoming a favorite medication among older Americans

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Post-stroke rehab at home may work best - UPI.com

Details: "The health care disparities and access to care will decrease with more telehealth options." (A physiatrist is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician.)

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Study: Obamacare repeal may leave young cancer patients in

Details: RELATED ACA reduced number of Americans with 'catastrophic' health expenditures. The average time to end of coverage was 26 months, compared to 22 months for the older group -- a 15% lower risk of

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High diabetes rates put Native Americans at greater risk

Details: Overall health, researchers say, is an issue in these communities. Obesity, a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, affects up to 40 percent of American Indians, the authors of the statement said.

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15% of heart attack sufferers experience PTSD symptoms

Details: Some 15 percent of people suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder after having a heart attack, and the condition often leads to additional health problems in many of them, a new study has found.

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Medicaid expansion likely improved colon cancer care

Details: Health News. Nov. 23, 2020 / 3:37 PM Medicaid expansion likely improved colon cancer care, study finds. By. Sommer Brokaw (0) Commander Jim Keck, Naval Hospital family physician, explains to

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Report: U.S. leads wealthy nations in pregnancy-related

Details: Along with universal health care in other countries, pregnant women and new moms are often exempt from out-of-pocket costs. Women in those countries are guaranteed home visits from a nurse or

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AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine has average efficacy of

Details: Health News. Nov. 23, 2020 / 4:30 AM AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine has average efficacy of 70%. By. Darryl Coote (0) AstraZeneca said it's preparing to submit the vaccine for regulatory

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