All posts by HealthCast

  • Obamacare Gave More Breast Cancer Survivors Access to Breast Reconstruction

    Breast reconstruction rates rose significantly among Black women after Obamacare expanded access to Medicaid, a new study says. It also found a large increase in reconstruction rates among women with lower income and education levels. The findings...

    • Posted May 3, 2021
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  • Stressed, Burned-Out Nurses Make More Medical Errors: Study

    Critical care nurses with poor mental and physical health are more likely to make mistakes, but a more supportive work environment could improve the situation, a new study suggests. “It’s critically important that we understand some of...

    • Posted May 3, 2021
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  • Opioids After Dental Work May Be Dangerous

    Getting a prescription for an opioid painkiller from your dentist could put you or your family at risk for an overdose, a new study warns. The finding is based on an analysis of data from 8.5 million...

    • Posted May 3, 2021
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  • Urgent Care or the ER? Which Should You Choose?

    Say you twist your ankle playing catch with your kids. Or maybe your daughter has a rash that’s spreading. Do you visit urgent care or the hospital emergency department? Many cases of injury or illness can be...

    • Posted May 2, 2021
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  • 5 Steps to Protect Young Athletes’ Eyes

    As children begin to return to their favorite sports, parents need to ensure that their youngsters use protective eyewear, a leading group of eye specialists says. Nearly 30,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries every year in the...

    • Posted May 1, 2021
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  • Needle Anxiety Behind J&J COVID Vaccine Reaction Clusters: Study

    Anxiety was the cause of 64 vaccine reactions, including fainting, in people who got the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in early April at sites in five states, a new study finds. Researchers led by Anne...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food Allergy

    Could there be a link between having a C-section and your baby’s chances of developing a peanut allergy? Yes, a team of Canadian researchers warns. Their new study found that babies born via cesarean section appear to...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Cancers Far More Common in Medieval Times Than Thought

    Cancer might seem like a modern problem, but new research has revealed that it affected up to 14% of adults in medieval Britain. University of Cambridge researchers used X-rays and CT scans to search for evidence of...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • AHA News: After 47 Minutes, One Final Try Resuscitated Her

    FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — On a November evening, Diana and Paul Nickel played a spelling game and shared an ice cream birthday cake with their 6-year-old granddaughter, Molly. The couple was staying...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Researchers Seek Antiviral Pill That Would Ease COVID Severity

    COVID-19 research efforts must now shift toward the development of a pill that can prevent serious illness in the recently infected, experts say. “We need a pill that can keep people out of the hospital, and the...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • COVID Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

    In a sign that the coronavirus pandemic is beginning to ebb in America, a new analysis finds the seven-day average of new COVID-19 deaths in the United States has hit its lowest point since last October. As...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Health Highlights: April 30, 2021

    Brazil Second Country to Record More Than 400,000 COVID Deaths After 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in just one month, Brazil has become the second country in the world to record more than 400,000 deaths from the disease. April...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Your Blood Type Might Raise Odds for Certain Health Conditions

    Certain blood types may increase a person’s risk of different health problems, a new study suggests. The research confirms some previous findings and reveals new links between blood types and diseases, according to the authors of the...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Heat Waves Topping 132 Degrees F Likely in Middle East Without Action on Climate Change

    The Middle East and North Africa are already among the hottest spots on the planet, but new research warns that if nothing is done to slow climate change there will be life-threatening heat waves with temperatures of...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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