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  • Unexplained Drop in Resting Heart Rate in Youth ‘Not a Good Thing’

    Children who have a sudden lowering of their resting heart rate as they move into young adulthood may be at increased risk for heart disease later in life, researchers report. For their new study, they assessed data...

    • Posted April 19, 2021
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  • Hormone Treatments May Raise Blood Pressure in Transgender People

    Monitoring blood pressure is important for transgender people, according to new research, which found changes in systolic blood pressure after the start of gender-affirming hormone therapy. Transgender men and transgender women have a higher burden of heart...

    • Posted April 19, 2021
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  • Job Losses Hit Americans Hard in Pandemic, Report Confirms

    American families that suffered job losses during the pandemic are struggling to pay their bills and afford food, and many have turned to government help, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 7,700 adults who...

    • Posted April 19, 2021
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  • Live Near a ‘Superfund’ Site? Your Life Span Might Be Shorter

    Living near a Superfund hazardous waste site may shorten your life, new research suggests. There are thousands of Superfund sites across the United States and they include manufacturing facilities, processing plants, landfills and mines where hazardous waste...

    • Posted April 19, 2021
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  • Warmer Climate, More Pollen, Worse Allergies: How to Fight Back

    Climate change has made North America’s pollen season longer and more severe, but there are ways to reduce your allergy misery, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). The best way to deal...

    • Posted April 18, 2021
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  • Strike Out Kids’ Overuse Injuries This Baseball Season

    Young baseball players are at risk for overuse injuries, but there are ways to play it safe and prevent such problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) says. “Overhead athletes, such as baseball players, place significant...

    • Posted April 17, 2021
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  • Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man

    Energy drinks provide millions with a quick, caffeinated boost, but one young man’s story could be a warning about overconsumption, experts say. In the case of the 21-year-old, daily heavy intake of these drinks may have led...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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  • 4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC

    Four in 10 transgender women have HIV, which shows the urgent need to offer them more prevention and treatment services, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In interviews with more than...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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  • Americans Still Avoiding ERs in Pandemic, But Uptick Seen in Mental Health Crises

    While ER visits have stayed below normal levels as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the number of people showing up in the emergency department with mental woes is increasing, new federal government data shows. Between March 29 and...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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  • AHA News: While Mopping, Young Mom’s Heart Tore

    FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — On a Saturday morning last August, Sindi Mafu had started her typical weekly chores – dusting, laundry, sweeping. Her 4-year-old daughter, Avela, was busy with her Zoom ballet...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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  • AHA News: Could the Pandemic Help Boost Diversity in Clinical Trials?

    FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — The pandemic has exposed troubling inequities in the United States that have left Black and Hispanic people at higher risk of dying from COVID-19 – and getting a...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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  • Booster Shots a Likely Reality for COVID-Vaccinated Americans

    Vaccinated Americans will probably need booster shots to guard against emerging coronavirus variants in the future, a White House adviser and Pfizer’s CEO said Thursday. The United States is already planning for future booster shots, Dr. David...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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  • Health Highlights, April 16, 2021

    Europe Surpasses 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths The COVID-19 death toll in Europe has surpassed 1 million, and it’s seeing about 1.6 million new cases each week, a top World Health Organization official said Thursday. Dr. Hans Kluge’s...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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  • Did CBD Oil for Seizures Push a 2-Year-Old Boy Into Puberty?

    CBD oil used to curb seizures in a 2-year-old with epilepsy may be linked to the boy developing signs of a very early puberty, a British case study reports. The incident is outlined in the April 15...

    • Posted April 16, 2021
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