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Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

SATURDAY, July 2, 2022 – While fireworks may be bright and beautiful, they're also noisy. And a single loud blast or explosion that lasts less than a...

Drug Safety Communication: Copiktra (duvelisib) - FDA Warns about Possible Increased Risk of Death and Serious Side Effects

ISSUE: The FDA is warning that results from a clinical trial show a possible increased risk of death with Copiktra (duvelisib) compared to another medicine...

Will You Be Depositing at the 'Stool Bank' Someday?

Banking samples of your own poop in your youth and then transplanting them back when you're old might be a key to healthy aging, scientists suggest. Stool...

Gas Used in Homes Has Links to Cancer; Leaks Often Undetected

The natural gas being piped into your home contains a wide array of toxic chemicals, including nearly two dozen so harmful they're classified as hazardous...

Some Viruses Make People More Attractive to Mosquitoes

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 – When a mosquito bites and infects you with a virus like dengue or Zika, it also makes you smell good to other mosquitos, new...

CDC Says Mystery Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 1, Hospitalized 22

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 – At least 23 people in 10 states have been sickened and one of them has died in a listeria outbreak which may have originated...

Nerve-Cooling Implant Could Ease Pain Without Opioids

Hinting at a future alternative to opioid painkillers, scientists have developed a tiny implant designed to ease post-surgery pain and then dissolve once...

Tests Find Salmonella in Third of Store-Bought Ground Chicken

Nearly one-third of ground chicken may contain dangerous salmonella, a new Consumer Reports investigation shows. Based on its findings, the group called...

Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles; FDA Investigating

Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of...

Fauci Has 'Rebound' COVID After Paxlovid, But Says Drug Kept Him Out of the Hospital

After being infected with COVID-19 earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci experienced a rebound after taking the antiviral pill Paxlovid, but he maintained...

Brain Changes Link Menopause With Higher Alzheimer's Risk

Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than men, and a new study shows that certain brain changes known to increase this risk may accrue...

Study Spots Key Factor in Kids' Friendships

While kids in a classroom are likely to be familiar with all their classmates after a short time, the children they are assigned to sit near are likely...

AHA News: 8 Days After Giving Birth, 29-Year-Old Had a Stroke

Noelia Gutierrez appreciated her mother traveling from New York to Florida to help with the arrival of her third child. One day, Gutierrez decided to have...

Stay Independent of Asthma, Allergies This July 4th

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 – It’s time to enjoy summer celebrations, but allergies and asthma can put a damper on the festivities. They don’t...

Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Who you voted for at the ballot box may have the most influence over whether you've gotten a COVID-19 booster shot. Researchers studying vaccine hesitancy...

Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Risks Later

If you survive cancer, you're more apt to have heart trouble later on, a new study shows. Researchers found that compared to others, cancer survivors...

U.S.-Wide Abortion Ban Could Cause Big Uptick in Deaths to Moms

If a national abortion ban follows a Supreme Court ruling overturning the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision, U.S. maternal deaths would likely increase...

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it has asked vaccine makers to update their COVID-19 booster shots to target the Omicron...

NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

New York City's Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city has launched the first-of-their-kind mobile COVID-19 testing units that will also dispense...

Health Highlights: June 30, 2022​

Brain changes link menopause with higher Alzheimer's risk. Women who've gone through menopause have more white matter hyperintensities -- tiny dementia-linked...

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