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Illness

'Long COVID' affects half of survivors and requires a 'critical' response, Penn State researchers says

Long COVID

Depression

Eating mushrooms may help prevent depression, study shows

Mushrooms mental health

Adult Health

Post-meal stomach pain may be more than a simple case of overeating

Stomach pain after eating

Women's Health

Symptomatic COVID-19 increases chance of C-section delivery, study finds

COVID-19 C-section delivery

Alternative Medicine

Does acupuncture have a place in the operating room?

Acupuncture Opioids Pain Relief

Education

Penn Medicine to use $14 million grant to reduce disparities in suicide prevention

Penn Medicine grant

Prevention

Hesitancy to the HPV vaccine remains high despite its safety and effectiveness

HPV vaccination

Illness

Steroid nasal sprays may reduce COVID-19 symptoms – if they're used prior to infection, study suggests

Nasal spray COVID-19

Children's Health

Epidurals are not linked to autism in children, new data shows

Epidural and autism link

Children's Health

Weight loss surgery should be an option for severely obese children, doctors say

Childhood obesity

Healthy Eating

Intermittent fasting may help reduce heart disease, diabetes risk

Time-restricted eating

Prevention

Evidence shows that, yes, masks prevent COVID-19 – and surgical masks are the way to go

Face mask on blue background

Illness

A daily pill to treat COVID could be just months away, scientists say

Antiviral COVID-19 Pill

Women's Health

Vaccinated pregnant women pass COVID-19 protection to their newborns, data shows

COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy

Children's Health

The first signs of type 1 diabetes are easily missed in children – here's what to look for

Type 1 diabetes

Prevention

A second shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosts protection against COVID-19

J&J vaccine

Mental Health

Penn study shows the psychological toll that gun violence exposure has on children

Gun violence Mental health

Parenting

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many couples to pause – or abandon – pregnancy plans, study finds

Family planning COVID-19

Senior Health

Cataracts among several eye conditions linked to increased dementia risk

Dementia Eye Conditions

Prevention

Most people do not need COVID-19 booster shots, vaccine experts argue

COVID-19 booster controversy

Prevention

Most blood cancer patients benefit from a third COVID-19 shot, study shows

Blood Cancer COVID-19 Vaccine

Prevention

Vaccinated people are 10 times less likely to be hospitalized by delta variant, CDC says

COVID-19 Vaccines Delta

Prevention

Penn researchers awarded $3 million Breakthrough Prize for developing mRNA technology used by COVID-19 vaccines

Penn Breakthrough Prize

Adult Health

Where were you on 9/11? Why our 'flashbulb' memories aren't as accurate as we believe

memories of sept 11

Opioids

Can a vaccine help fight the opioid epidemic? A clinical trial aims to find out

Opioid Addiction vaccine

Illness

Scientists inch closer to developing blood test for certain nerve cancers

Blood test cancer

Healthy Eating

New study finds eating a hot dog could take 36 minutes off your life

Hot Dog Healthy

Prevention

As COVID-19 booster shots near, Penn immunologist explains why he hates the term 'breakthrough infection'

Vaccine Wherry Breakthrough

Adult Health

Your eyes may be a window to your Alzheimer's risk

Alzheimer's eye scan

Adult Health

People who are glued to their screens may have an increased risk of stroke, study finds

Stroke risk screentime

Prevention

Vaccines sharply reduced COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

COVID-19 deaths prevented

Children's Health

Most children with ADHD will not outgrow the disorder, new research shows

ADHD remission

Prevention

Vitamin D may help prevent colon cancer among younger adults, study finds

Vitamin D Colon Cancer

Children's Health

Babies, toddlers transmit COVID-19 at home more often than teens, study finds

COVID-19 Children Cases

Illness

Controlling cholesterol may be key to treating a common kidney cancer

Kidney Cancer Cholesterol

Illness

Children with COVID-19 breathe out unique biomarkers, CHOP study finds

COVID-19 breath tests

Healthy Eating

Ultra-processed foods now make up nearly 70% of children's calories

Ultraprocessed foods

Men's Health

COVID-19 could cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction – but vaccines do not

COVID-19 Male Fertility

Children's Health

Living near green spaces boosts mental health of city children, study finds

Mental Health Green Spaces

Adult Health

Even moderate alcohol use can significantly increase cancer risk, latest study suggests

Alcohol consumption and cancer risk

Crime

Chronic male unemployment helps explain Philly's gun violence problem

Gun Violence Unemployment

Illness

Anemia may increase the risk of long COVID, research shows

Anemia COVID-19

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