All posts by HealthCast

  • Animal Study Offers Hope for a Better Herpes Treatment

    Aiming to deliver a one-two punch to the herpes virus, animal research on an experimental drug found it tackled active infections and reduced or eliminated the risk of future outbreaks. Existing treatments, such as Zovirax, Valtrex or...

    • Posted June 17, 2021
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  • Health Highlights: June 17, 2021

    U.S. Buys 200 Million Extra Moderna Vaccine Doses, as Possible Booster Shots An additional 200 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be obtained by the U.S. government in case there’s a need for booster shots....

    • Posted June 17, 2021
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  • $10,000: What New Parents Might Pay for Childbirth, Even With Insurance

    Having a baby is expensive. The cost of diapers, a crib, a car seat and all the other infant necessities can really add up, and now a new study shows that having a child comes with its...

    • Posted June 17, 2021
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  • Living With HIV Raises Odds for Sudden Cardiac Death

    People living with HIV have to take powerful drug cocktails to keep their disease in check, but a new study finds they also need to worry about a doubled risk of sudden cardiac death. Unlike a heart...

    • Posted June 17, 2021
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  • Less Than 1% of People Who’ve Had Severe COVID Get Re-Infected

    People who have had severe COVID-19 and worry about going through another bout of it can relax: New research finds that less than 1% of people who’ve had a severe coronavirus infection get re-infected. For the study,...

    • Posted June 17, 2021
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  • Fast-Food Companies Spending More on Ads Aimed at Youth

    The U.S. fast-food industry has boosted spending on ads targeting kids, especially Black and Hispanic youth, new research shows. For the study, the researchers analyzed data on ad spending and TV ad exposure for 274 fast-food restaurants...

    • Posted June 17, 2021
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  • How Secure Is Your Health or Fitness App?

    Your health and fitness apps may have privacy issues that put your personal information at risk, researchers warn. “This analysis found serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices in mHealth apps. Clinicians should be...

    • Posted June 17, 2021
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  • What Works Best to Ease Migraines?

    A new research review offers good news for migraine sufferers: There are more pain-relieving options than ever. In an analysis of over 100 published studies, researchers found that several drug classes showed good evidence they ease the...

    • Posted June 16, 2021
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  • For Losing Weight, Calorie Counting Tops Fasting Diets

    Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage, but new clinical trial results indicate they don’t work any better than simple calorie cutting. People who simply cut their daily calories by 25% lost the most weight and fat...

    • Posted June 16, 2021
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  • Mold a Big Threat to People With COPD

    Exposure to mold both in and out of the home may worsen breathlessness and other symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. More than 16 million Americans have COPD, according to the American Lung...

    • Posted June 16, 2021
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  • AHA News: At 27, She Collapsed in the Shower From a Stroke

    WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Veronica Cardello hopped in the shower on a Tuesday morning, her thoughts drifting to the full slate of meetings awaiting her at work. Picking up her shampoo bottle,...

    • Posted June 16, 2021
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  • Treating Teachers’ Depression Could Boost Young Students’ Grades: Study

    When depression strikes teachers, they can suffer mightily, but a new study suggests their students’ ability to learn might also be harmed. Researchers found a correlation between teachers’ depressive symptoms and math skills in early learners enrolled...

    • Posted June 16, 2021
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  • U.S. ​COVID Death Toll Tops 600,000

    The U.S. coronavirus death toll topped 600,000 on Wednesday, even as the country’s vaccination campaign is finally curbing the spread of COVID-19. “We’ve made enormous progress in the United States. Much of the country is returning to...

    • Posted June 16, 2021
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  • Health Highlights: June 16, 2021

    New York Lifts Pandemic Restrictions New York state has reached a milestone of having at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose in 70% of its residents and joined California in lifting many pandemic restrictions on Tuesday. New York’s...

    • Posted June 16, 2021
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