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Low Iron in Midlife May Boost Risk for Heart Disease

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 20:48

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

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 20:36

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

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 20:22

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

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 18:45

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

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 18:16

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

Mar, 19/10/2021 - 01:08

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

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 23:05

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

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 22:59

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

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 21:57

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

How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by Conservatorships

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 20:56

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

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 20:08

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

Lun, 18/10/2021 - 18:38

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

FDA Panel Backs Second Shot for Those Who Got J&J Vaccine

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 22:23

The panel suggests 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

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 21:30

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

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 20:18

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

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 19:24

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?

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 18:41

How do specific foods or diets affect our risk of cancer? The evidence behind some of the most popular cancer-related diet claims.

$100 Million Investment Aims to Ease Health Worker Shortage

Ven, 15/10/2021 - 17:58

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

Gio, 14/10/2021 - 23:03

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

Biden, Fauci Agree: COVID Efforts Working, More Action Needed

Gio, 14/10/2021 - 22:55

President Joe Biden updated the nation on vaccination numbers and shared his three priorities going forward to maintain progress against COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci shared some optimism during a separate press briefing.