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Men's Health

Breakups can cause inflammation in men, increasing risk of adverse health issues

breakups mens health

Healthy Eating

Replacing butter with olive oil may reduce the risk of serious illnesses, study finds

Olive oil

Prevention

The common cold may help scientists develop better COVID-19 vaccines

Common cold symptoms

Mental Health

Severe depression changes the brains of women and men differently, study finds

Depression brain women

Children's Health

For children with severe scoliosis, spinal fusions cause fewer complications than growth-friendly surgeries

Scoliosis in children

Illness

Omicron appears less likely to damage the lungs, research suggests

Omicron less severe

Prevention

Moderna's COVID-19 booster shot protects against omicron variant, data shows

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Mental Health

Hormone therapy linked to lower suicide risk for transgender youth, study finds

Hormone therapy transgender youth

Healthy Eating

With trans fat no longer an issue, margarine may be a healthier alternative to butter

margarine vs. butter

Children's Health

Childhood obesity has spiked during the pandemic and may lead to heart issues

childhood obesity COVID-19

Prevention

Chewing gum developed by Penn researchers may help cut COVID-19 transmission

COVID-19 transmission gum

Prevention

Matching a J&J booster with the Pfizer vaccine prompts a robust immune response, study finds

Johnson & Johnson booster

Prevention

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer outcomes may not be known for years

Cancer screening delays

Prevention

Most myocarditis cases tied to COVID-19 vaccines are mild, study finds

Myocarditis COVID-19 vaccines

Mental Health

The psychological toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit mental health providers hard, too

Mental health COVID-19

Children's Health

Drinking alcohol while pregnant significantly alters the baby's brain structure, MRIs reveal

Alcohol Brain Development

Women's Health

Getting COVID-19 while pregnant does not affect the baby's brain development, study says

COVID-19 Pregnancy Brain Development

Illness

Alcoholism drug has potential as a COVID-19 treatment, but studies are just getting underway

Disulfiram alcoholism COVID-19

Adult Health

Knee replacements don't always alleviate pain – in these cases, a minimally invasive procedure may help

Chronic Knee Pain

Women's Health

Stillbirths are more prevalent since the delta variant emerged, CDC study finds

Pregnancy stillbirths COVID

Senior Health

Life-saving stroke treatment may not be as time-sensitive as previously thought

Stroke treatment thrombectomy

Prevention

One way to increase HPV vaccinations? Let adolescents decide for themselves, study suggests

HPV Vaccine Consent

Adult Health

History of sexual abuse linked to long-term brain damage

Sexual Assault Brain Health

Prevention

Real-world data underscores need for Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients to get boosters, scientists say

Addiction

Americans are drinking more during the pandemic – and liver transplants for alcoholic hepatitis are rising

Excessing drinking during pandemic

Children's Health

Breastfeeding may protect babies from antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Health benefits of breastfeeding

Children's Health

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 6-11

Addiction

Smokers who quit before age 45 nearly eliminate risk of dying from lung cancer

Quit Smoking Cancer Risk

Illness

Biomarker discovery may lead to better treatments for asthma, COPD, Rutgers researchers say

lung airway diseases

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

Prevention

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

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

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

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