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  • Aging Narrows Gender Gap in Flu Vaccine Response
    Here's some bad news for older women during flu season: Aging reduces the stronger immune response that women typically have to vaccination, a new study finds.
  • More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?
    Taking certain antibiotics -- especially multiple times or for long courses -- may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study suggests.
  • Brutal Ragweed Season Forecast
    People who have allergies may be in for a rough ragweed season this summer and fall, thanks to hotter and wetter weather nationwide.
  • CBP Won't Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency's announcement that it won't vaccinate migrants is being slammed by public health experts.
  • Women's Mid-Life Stress Might Effect Memory
    Stressful experiences in middle age are associated with greater memory loss among women later in life, a new study says.
  • 'Red Flag' Laws May Be Stopping Some Mass Shootings
    "Red flag" laws that allow police to take guns away from people who've threatened mass shootings are designed to save lives, but do they?
  • Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Mental Illness?
    As air quality declines, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise, a large, new study suggests.
  • State's Legal Moves Cause Mixed Messages on Toxic Air
    In recent weeks, state officials have been moving swiftly to make legal agreements with Sterigenics that, in some cases, have bypassed public input.
  • It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking
    Experts have long thought that an ex-smoker's risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death from heart disease returns to normal within five years.
  • Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Recommendations
    New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may help clarify who can benefit most from a risk assessment test. Now, if a woman has a high risk, the task force is recommending that she see a genetic counselor and possibly be tested for the BRCA mutations.
  • Vaping Raises Heart and Lung Concerns
    The small study of healthy young adults discovered that even e-cigarettes without nicotine caused a short-lived drop in blood vessel function.
  • City Parks Are a Mood Booster
    Large regional parks with lots of tree cover and vegetation conferred the biggest happiness lift, while paved urban plazas offered the least benefit. Smaller neighborhood parks fell somewhere in the middle.
  • Children Make You Happier -- Once They've Left Home
    Having children can make you happier, but only when you're older and if your children have moved out, a new study finds.
  • Georgia Residents Demand State Act on Toxic Air
    Residents at a community meeting expressed displeasure with state and federal officials who said working with the company on a voluntary basis would be most effective.
  • Heart Experts Support Use of Prescription Fish Oil
    While the AHA comes out in favor of prescription fish oil supplements, it does not do the same for over-the-counter supplements.
  • Could Fluoride Be Bad for Baby During Pregnancy?
    Two out of every three U.S. residents now live in an area with fluoridated water, compared with 38% of Canadians and 3%  of Europeans, the researchers said in background notes.
  • Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled
    About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. due to possible contamination with foreign matter.
  • Plague Concerns Close Parts of Wildlife Refuge
    Some areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver remain closed due to plague-infected prairie dogs.
  • A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD
    Compared with fasting, the amount of CBD in the body was four times higher after the high-fat meal and the maximum amount in the blood was 14 times higher, the findings showed.
  • School Shootings and Lockdowns: How do Kids Cope?
    School shootings have become much more common occurrences in the 21st century. What affect are these events -- and the drills designed to protect kids from them -- having on America's children?
  • Are You an 'Extreme Early Bird'?
    In advanced sleep phase, your body clock (circadian rhythm) is on a schedule hours earlier than most other people's. You have premature release of the sleep hormone melatonin and shift in body temperature.
  • Trans Students More at Risk of Mental Health Ills
    About 78% of the students met criteria for one or more mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury and suicide risk, the survey found.
  • Migraine Meds Recalled for Bacteria Risk
    The bacteria, from the genus pseudomonas and the genus burkholderia, can enter the bloodstream and cause serious, life-threatening infections.
  • Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported
    Four cases of severe lung injury possibly linked with vaping in Minnesota are similar to dozens of cases in Wisconsin and Illinois.
  • Heart Attack Rates Higher Near Fast-Food Clusters
    For every additional fast-food outlet in a neighborhood, there were four additional heart attacks per 100,000 people each year, according to the report.
  • FDA Approves Drug for Most Deadly Form of TB
    The FDA approval sprang from a groundbreaking trial of 107 patients in South Africa who had been diagnosed with XDR-TB. Six months after treatment, 89% of the patients were cured, which is far higher than typical success rates for treatment of this often lethal strain of TB
  • FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels For Cigarettes
    Cigarette packs would have to carry very large warning labels that would feature color photos that graphically illustrate the damage smoking can cause. It would be the most significant change to cigarette labels in more than 35 years.
  • Younger Patients Shunning Blood Pressure Meds
    The researchers found that 23.5% of the patients stopped taking the drugs within the first nine months. And of those who kept using the medications, 40% had "low adherence" -- taking the prescribed amount less than 80% of the time.
  • Local Air Testing for Toxic Gas Closer to Reality
    Meanwhile, the state Environmental Protection Division this week revealed results of an initial sample test for ethylene oxide at its South DeKalb monitoring station.
  • Toxic Algae Kills Dogs Across the Country
    The killer is blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, that can be found in fresh or salt water and contain toxins that can be fatal to dogs within minutes, hours, or days of exposure.
  • Here's How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls
    Among girls, the more often they used social media, the more psychological distress they suffered, the findings suggested.
  • Speed Stroke Recovery With Exercise
    Mixed aerobic exercise provided the greatest improvement, followed by walking, cycling and recumbent stepping -- a machine that allows stepping while in a seated position.
  • Scientists Creating Gene Map of Human 'Microbiome'
    The research could reveal links between microbiome genes and human disease, and lead to development of precision treatments, they said.
  • Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles
    Like many people her age worldwide, Amitai was vaccinated against measles as a child but received only one dose of the vaccine, CNN reported.
  • New Drugs Cured 2 Ebola Patients: Doctors
    Earlier this week, preliminary results from two trials in Congo suggested that the two drugs significantly reduced the risk of death from Ebola.
  • Is a Chlamydia Vaccine on the Horizon?
    All of the women who received the vaccine produced antibodies to chlamydia, but one of the vaccines, called CTH522:CAF01, produced nearly six times more antibodies than the other vaccine, the investigators found.
  • Cryotherapy FAQ
    Whole body cryotherapy is a growing trend at spas and wellness centers, thanks in part to its popularity among athletes and celebrities. But it can be risky, and experts question how well it works.
  • False Teeth 'Lost' in Man's Throat During Surgery
    According to a new report, one 72-year-old man who had abdominal surgery in England swallowed his dentures during the procedure. They got stuck in his throat -- and were only discovered eight days later.
  • Stem Cell Clinics: Effective or Pricey False Hope?
    The treatments, which often cost $5,000 to $20,000, have no proof of safety or effectiveness. In many cases, there’s no logical scientific reason to think they might work
  • Dole Baby Spinach Recalled
    Some Dole baby spinach products have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
  • Stem Cells and Health Advances: Where Are We Now?
    Treatments for eye diseases are considered among the most promising for stem cells, which have been under study for more than 3 decades. While proponents say all this groundwork is finally coming to fruition, others call progress slow and plodding.
  • Depression, Alzheimer's Share Home in Aging Brains
    The analysis revealed a significant link between worsening depression symptoms and mental decline over two to seven years, and both of these trends seemed to be linked to a buildup of amyloid protein in brain tissue.
  • Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's
    Areas of the brain that keep you awake during the day are damaged in the early stages of the memory-robbing  disease, which is why people with Alzheimer's may nap excessively long before they start to struggle with forgetting things, the study authors said.
  • What TV Binge-Watching Does to Your Brain
    If you indulge often, this cycle and the side effects of binge-watching can lead to harmful brain and body changes.
  • Your Guide to 'Female Viagra'
    Medicines for low sex drive in women are often called “female Viagra.” Find out what they are and whether they might work to boost your sex drive.
  • EPA Won't Approve Warning Labels for Glyphosate
    Warning labels for the suspected cancer-causing weed killer glyphosate (Roundup) won't be approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • PFAS Chemicals in Food: Expert QA
    What are PFAS chemicals --recently found in molded fiber bowls used for food -- and should we be worried about them?
  • Baby Trackers: Peace of Mind or Added Anxiety?
    , some experts caution that the monitors and trackers can lead to a false sense of security, add to parental anxiety, or even not w
  • FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers
    There have been 118 more reports of e-cigarette users suffering seizures since the FDA first warned the public about the danger in April.
  • Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21 Works
    Compared to other regions, those with tobacco-21 laws had a 39% decline in regular smoking among 18- to 20-year-olds who had previously experimented with cigarettes, a new study found.


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