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Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 17:45

The Department of Justice has filed a brief requesting the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily block a highly restrictive abortion law in Texas.

Low Iron in Midlife May Boost Risk for Heart Disease

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:48

Sufficient levels of iron in the blood might prevent about 1 in 10 diagnoses of coronary heart disease and reduce mortality risk. The good news: Lots of healthy foods have plenty of iron.

Experts Urge Flu Shots for Kids This Year

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:36

A rebound in the number and severity of flu cases is predicted for the 2021-22 season, and experts are recommending that everyone over the age of 6 months get their annual flu shot.

Still Too Few Women in Stroke Treatment Clinical Trials

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:22

Researchers say men outnumber women in stroke therapy clinical trials, which means women may end up receiving less effective treatment.

A Day in the Life of My Heart Failure

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 12:45

Heart failure has slowed Aimee Rodriguez Zepeda down, but it hasn’t stopped her. Here’s how she manages the condition every day.

China, U.S. Lead World in Saltiest Processed Meats, Fish

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 12:16

A new study finds the two world leaders have the highest salt levels in processed meat and fish products among five countries reviewed.

Injectable Patch Shows Promise for Heart Attack Recovery

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 19:08

An experimental patch works to restore function to damaged areas of the heart, which could ward off irregular heartbeats and heart failure.

Study: Automatic ‘Opt-Ins’ May Boost Women’s Leadership

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 17:05

When everyone is automatically opted in for a competition, women are as likely as men to vie for the prize. But when competitors must choose to opt in, it becomes a man’s game.

How to Improve Walking in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:59

Problems with walking are common and bothersome to people with Parkinson’s disease, but a new study of over 4,000 people with Parkinson’s and mobility problems found seven “workarounds” that can help.

Why We Lose Weight and Why We Don't

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:57

What we don’t know – and what we do – about weight loss.

How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by Conservatorships

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:56

Most guardianships are run by family members and benefit the person who's been placed under one.

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:08

Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal report says, and the numbers are growing as the population gets older.

Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 12:38

Scientists are reporting a first: They used an advanced ultrasound technique to help deliver the drug Herceptin to the patients' brain tumors.

FDA Panel Recommends Second Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Dose

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:23

The panel recommends that the second J&J dose come at least 2 months after the first shot. It’s not technically a booster, but it’s moving Johnson & Johnson from a one-dose vaccine to a two-dose one, similar to Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccines.

State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 15:30

According to a new study, lotteries in 19 states designed to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 did not alter the rate of those who got the shot.

Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 14:18

During prostate cancer treatment, some gut bacteria start making hormones that may support cancer growth and treatment resistance.

Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 13:24

Data scientists are using a technique known as deep learning, computer algorithms patterned on the brain’s signaling networks, to identify combinations of medicines to treat infectious disease.

Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 12:41

The internet is chock full of recommendations of what to add or remove from your diet to stave off cancer. Are there really superfoods that can prevent cancer or bad foods that can cause or worsen the disease?

$100 Million Investment Aims to Ease Health Worker Shortage

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 11:58

The National Health Service Corp. -- a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them -- will receive these funds.

FDA Advisors Vote to Recommend Moderna Boosters

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 17:03

The panel voted to authorize Moderna boosters for the same groups who’ve gotten a green light for third Pfizer doses.