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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

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

Illness

A pill to treat COVID-19? Pfizer takes next step in study of Tamiflu-like drug

Pfizer Antiviral Pill COVID-19

Prevention

An HIV vaccine remains a 'formidable challenge' after Johnson & Johnson shot proves ineffective

HIV vaccine Johnson & Johnson

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

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

COVID-19 breath tests

Illness

Controlling cholesterol may be key to treating a common kidney cancer

Kidney Cancer Cholesterol

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

Prevention

The mRNA technology used in COVID-19 shots may yield a more effective flu vaccine

mRNA vaccine flu

Children's Health

Is modern hygiene bad for childhood immunity? New research says no

Hygiene Hypothesis

Adult Health

Reducing stress may reverse graying hair — at least temporarily

Prevent gray hair

Adult Health

Wisdom teeth extraction may enhance your taste buds over time, Penn study finds

Wisdom Teeth Taste

Children's Health

Many parents worry their children aren't hitting developmental milestones — but some don't seek doctors' advice

Childhood Developmental Milestones

Men's Health

The coronavirus can infect the testes, study suggests

COVID-19 Testicle Pain

Illness

Black people die of COVID-19 at higher rates because they lack access to quality hospitals, Penn study finds

COVID-19 Death Rate

Women's Health

Black women do not face greater genetic risk of breast cancer, Penn study finds

Racial disparities breast cancer

Adult Health

Learning a new skill? Taking short breaks could help, research shows

Learning a new skill

Healthy Eating

Is your coffee habit bad for your health? Here's what the research shows

Coffee health effects

Illness

Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?

COVID-19 Vaccines Transmission

Health News

Thomas Jefferson University projects to be conducted as part of first private mission to International Space Station

Jefferson Space Mission

Adult Health

People with autism can read most facial expressions, but not anger

Autism emotion recognition

Depression

Starting your day an hour earlier could reduce risk for depression, according to a new study

Sleep timing and depression risk

Adult Health

Penn Medicine develops an 'electronic nose' to sniff out cancer

Penn Medicine 'electronic nose'

Men's Health

'Male menopause?' How reduced testosterone affects men as they age

Low testosterone men

Healthy Eating

Thinking of trying intermittent fasting? Make sure it's the right diet for you

Intermittent fasting benefits

Children's Health

Family history, race and gender all factor into a child's asthma risk, study finds

Asthma triggers

Adult Health

Treating resistant hypertension can be a challenge — renal denervation may be an alternative to more drugs

hypertension medicine

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