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Jul25It’s Tick Season: Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease

It’s Tick Season: Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease

When you’re heading outdoors this summer, keep an eye out for ticks during and after your outing, health experts say. These common parasites can transmit Lyme disease, a potentially serious illness. Lyme disease is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected black-legged tick, also called a deer tick, explained Dr. Crystal Tank and […]

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Jul24Pregnant Women Need to Take Care in Sweltering Summer Heat

Pregnant Women Need to Take Care in Sweltering Summer Heat

This summer has brought dangerous, record-breaking heat to parts of the United States and Canada. The hot weather poses an extra challenge for pregnant women. Mothers-to-be need to stay cool to avoid heat exhaustion and its complications, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston. “The summer is tough on pregnant women […]

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Jul23Regulators Pressure AirBnB, Vrbo After Another Child Dies in Elevator Accident

Regulators Pressure AirBnB, Vrbo After Another Child Dies in Elevator Accident

The death of another child between a residential elevator’s inner and outer doors had prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to call on Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms to alert customers to the danger. The request comes less than two weeks after a 7-year-old boy died after becoming entrapped between a moving […]

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Jul23Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study

Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study

Money may not buy happiness but new research suggests it may at least help Americans live longer. “Our results suggest that building wealth is important for health at the individual level, even after accounting for where one starts out in life,” said Greg Miller, a faculty fellow at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, in […]

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Jul23Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer’s Drug

Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer’s Drug

The controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm is creating something of a civil war in medicine, as health networks, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors weigh impending discussions with patients about whether they should take the medication. Many doctors believe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “moved the goalposts” to approve Aduhelm (aducanumab) in early June, and […]

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Jul23Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant

Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant

In a sign that vaccine-hesitant Americans are starting to worry about the rapid spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday. Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have […]

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Jul23Fauci Supports NFL’s Tough New COVID Policy

Fauci Supports NFL’s Tough New COVID Policy

COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could result in forfeited games and loss of pay, the league announced Thursday. The policy sends a strong message about COVID-19 vaccines and is likely to be followed by others in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, told CBS News. The NFL has […]

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Jul23‘Superbug’ Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities

‘Superbug’ Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities

An untreatable “superbug” fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 candida auris cases at the nursing home and 22 cases at the hospitals from January to April, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Jul23Health Highlights: July 23, 2021

Health Highlights: July 23, 2021

Here’s some of HealthDay’s top stories for Friday, July 23: Arguing for & against approval of controversial Alzheimer’s drug. The FDA earlier this month gave its OK to the first new Alzheimer’s drug in years — despite its own panel voting 10-1 against approval. Now, some doctors and hospitals are refusing to use the expensive […]

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Jul23Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia-Linked Psychosis

Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia-Linked Psychosis

A drug that eases hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease may be able to do the same for those with dementia, a new clinical trial finds. The medication, called Nuplazid (pimavanserin), is already approved in the United States for treating hallucinations and delusions related to Parkinson’s. The new study, published July 22 in the New […]

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