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Fuel Cells in Brain Can Also Release Damaging Toxins

WebMD - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 13:45

The brain cells that nourish neurons also release toxins that can destroy the very cells they feed, leading to neurodegenerative diseases.

Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?

WebMD - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 13:36

If the current trend continues, researchers say pancreatic cancer among women aged 15 to 34 could grow to 400% of that experienced by men of the same ages by 2040.

CDC Director Encourages Halloween Trick-or-Treating

WebMD - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 13:20

Families can celebrate Halloween this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the CDC, said Sunday.

The No. 1 Cause of Halloween Injuries: Carving the Pumpkin

WebMD - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 12:22

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween.

COVID Pandemic May Have Driven a Flu Strain Into Extinction

WebMD - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 12:15

One of the four flu strains -- B/Yamagata -- included in annual flu shots appears to have fallen off the radar.

Lung Cancer in Women Who Never Smoked

WebMD - Mon, 10/25/2021 - 11:26

Why is lung cancer among people who’ve never smoked more common among women than men? And why are there no lung cancer screening guidelines for people who have never smoked? Get the facts.

Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 90% effective in Preventing COVID-19

WebMD - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 17:15

As of the first week of October, 16 participants in the placebo group had gotten a symptomatic, lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection compared with just three who caught COVID in the vaccinated group.

E-cigarettes No Guarantee Against Relapse for Smokers

WebMD - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 15:44

This is the first study to look at whether cigarette smokers can switch to electronic cigarettes without relapsing to smoking within one year.

Air and Noise Pollution Linked to Increased Heart Failure

WebMD - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 14:12

New observational data suggests that exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise is associated with an increased risk for new heart failure.

COVID Vaccine vs. Flu Vaccine: What to Know

WebMD - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 13:52

The COVID and flu vaccines are important, and both are quite effective at preventing serious illness or death. But that’s where much of their similarities end. Here’s the science behind both.

Is Grit and Resilience Real? And How Do You Get It?

WebMD - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 12:22

Besides a history of handling tough times, optimism and confidence are other traits associated with resilience.

CDC Panel Backs COVID Boosters for Nearly All Adults

WebMD - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 18:32

If CDC Director Rochelle Walneksy, MD, signs off on the panel’s recommendations – and she is expected to do so – boosters could become available immediately.

People Hospitalized After Taking Animal Drug Ivermectin for COVID

WebMD - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 16:48

People using the medicine -- typically for horses and cattle -- prompted a spike in calls to poison control centers across the country.

breathalyzer-for-disease

WebMD - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:18

A device designed to detect disease from exhaled breath takes devices beyond alcohol measurement.

Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms

WebMD - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 17:44

Teens and adults who were overweight or obese had more symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath, than those of normal weight.

Kidney Grown in Pig Successfully Transplanted Into Man

WebMD - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 16:09

If the technique proves generally successful it could revolutionize organ transplant, greatly expanding the pool of available organs.

Broken Heart Syndrome: On the Rise, Especially in Women 50-74

WebMD - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 15:52

New research suggests that broken heart syndrome, while still not common, is not as rare as once thought. And it's on the rise, especially among middle-age and older women.

White House Announces Vaccination Plans for Younger Children

WebMD - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:41

States were allowed to begin pre-ordering the shots this week. They can’t be delivered into kids’ arms, however, until both the FDA and CDC sign off. The shots could be available in early November.

Need Help With a Colon Cancer Diagnosis? Text COLON to 484848

WebMD - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 13:52

The Colorectal Cancer Provider Outreach Program, CRC POP, brings newly diagnosed patients helpful information about support services in a single place.

FDA Proposes New Rule for Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

WebMD - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 18:10

The FDA issued a landmark proposal Tuesday that would offer over-the-counter hearing aids to nearly 30 million Americans with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

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