All posts by HealthCast

  • High-Profile Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans’ Mental Health: Study

    As America awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, new research finds that such high-profile police killings of Black people may take a big mental health toll on psyches across the country. Researchers found that, on...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer

    A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye, new clinical trial data show. Tebentafusp has now become the first drug shown to...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • Too Much Red Meat Might Harm Your Heart

    If you’ve ever scoffed at warnings that too much red or processed meat is bad for the heart while oily fish is good for you, there’s now some visual evidence to support that advice. British researchers used...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • Sleepwalking Tied to Higher Odds for Parkinson’s in Men

    Men with certain sleep problems, like sleep walking, may be at a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. Among nearly 26,000 men, researchers found those who sleepwalked or had rapid eye movement sleep...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • Lots of Teens, Young Adults Are Helping to Care for Older Loved Ones

    (HealthDay News) – Many people regard middle-aged caregivers as the “sandwich generation” — folks caring for young kids as well their aging moms, dads or grandparents. It turns out that’s not the whole picture, according to a...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • ‘Double-Masking’ It? Proper Fit Is Crucial, Study Finds

    Wearing two snug, well-fitted face masks can significantly reduce your risk of coronavirus infection, researchers say. But a good fit is key: The new study found that two ill-fitting cloth masks don’t provide as much protection as...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • What Makes for a Satisfying Work Zoom Meeting?

    Video conferencing has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many workers are developing what some call “Zoom fatigue.” Now, new research suggests a prime factor behind the trend: A lack of inclusion. The study finds that when...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • Dirty Air Could Raise COVID Risks for People With Asthma, COPD

    Long-term exposure to polluted air could increase the risk of severe COVID-19 in people with respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research shows. For the study, researchers at the University of...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • Meatpacking Plants Accounted for 334,000 U.S. COVID Cases: Study

    Meatpacking plants were the source of an estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to a new study. It puts the economic toll stemming from those cases at $11.2 billion. And study author Tina Saitone,...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • High School Football Doesn’t Affect Brain in Middle Age, Study Says

    Here’s some good news for aging athletes: If you played high school football, you’re no more likely than others to have problems with concentration, memory or depression in middle age, according to a new study. “Men who...

    • Posted April 20, 2021
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  • CPSC Warns Against Using Peloton Treadmill After Child’s Death

    Users with small children and pets should stop using Peloton Tread+ exercise machines immediately, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The warning comes after one child died and dozens of others have been sucked...

    • Posted April 19, 2021
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  • AHA News: Sorting Folklore From Fact on the Health Benefits of Garlic

    MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Garlic is a food of legends, supposedly capable of providing protection against everything from common colds to heart disease – not to mention vampires and werewolves. But does...

    • Posted April 19, 2021
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  • Epidural in Delivery Not Linked to Autism: Study

    In news that should reassure many pregnant women, having an epidural during childbirth won’t increase the child’s risk of autism, researchers report. The new findings refute a widely criticized 2020 study that said epidurals were associated with...

    • Posted April 19, 2021
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  • Are You Eating Foods That Harm Your ‘Microbiome’?

    People who eat plenty of vegetables, fish and fiber may have more inflammation-fighting bacteria in their guts, but fast-food lovers may be feeding inflammatory microbes. That’s the conclusion of a new study that looked at people’s diet...

    • Posted April 19, 2021
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