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Women, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological Health

SATURDAY, June 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Women who try to hold their pee during the day might want to rethink that strategy. It's time to "get up and go," according to the Urology Care Foundation, which is encouraging women to be proactive about their urological health. That, of course,...
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On Father's Day, Give Dad Tips to Keep Healthy

SUNDAY, June 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Men tend to put their health care last, but Penn State Health offers some tips this Father's Day for ensuring guys stay healthy in the future. "Men tend to take care of their cars more frequently than they do themselves. But when men...
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Health Highlights: June 18, 2021

The European Union announced Friday that it will no longer ban U.S. tourists from traveling to Europe. The move will undoubtedly be welcome news to Americans who are hungry to travel to the continent after more than a year of tight restrictions. The reopening should also help southern European countries...
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Many 'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans who stand to benefit most from a kidney transplant may be missing a key window of opportunity, a new study finds. The study focused on kidney failure patients who would be expected to live many years after receiving a kidney transplant. That generally includes relatively younger people without other major medical conditions.
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'MIND' Diet Can Help Preserve Brain in People With MS

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) – A diet designed to boost brain health appears to benefit people with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. For the study, a team from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City examined 185 people diagnosed with MS within the past five years. Each had MRI brain scans and responded to detailed questionnaires.
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Could Fish Oil Supplements Help Fight Depression?

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements are often touted as good for your heart health, but a new study finds they may also help fight depression. "Using a combination of laboratory and patient research, our study has provided exciting new insight into how omega-3 fatty acids bring about anti-inflammatory effects that improve depression," said lead author Alessandra Borsini, a postdoctoral neuroscientist at King's College London.
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Dads of 'Preemie' Babies Can Be Hit by Depression

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Postpartum depression strikes fathers of premature babies more often than previously thought, and it can linger longer in fathers than in mothers, a new study finds. The researchers screened for depression in 431 parents of premature infants in a neonatal intensive care unit...
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Survivors' Plasma Helps Blood Cancer Patients Battle COVID-19

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Giving COVID-19 survivors' blood plasma to blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19 significantly improves their chances of survival, a new study finds. "These results suggest that convalescent plasma may not only help COVID-19 patients with blood cancers whose immune systems are compromised, it...
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Pot Use May Change the Teenage Brain, MRIs Show

THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot appears to affect teens' brain development, altering it in ways that could diminish their reasoning, decision-making and memory skills as they age, a new study reports. Brain scans of about 800 teenagers found that those who started smoking pot tended to...
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Hand Sanitizer Vapors Can Cause Nausea, Dizziness

THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected side effect — a wave of bad reactions to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Vapors from the products can cause headache, nausea and dizziness, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which advises consumers to use the products in well-ventilated areas.
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Red Cross Warns of Severe Blood Shortage

THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- There's a severe blood shortage in the United States due to a recent surge in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries, the American Red Cross says. The Red Cross is appealing to Americans to roll up their sleeves and donate blood immediately.
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How Healthy Are the New Plant-Based 'Fake Meats'?

THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- More and more Americans are seeking out healthier, greener and more ethical alternatives to meat, but are plant-based alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat truly nutritious substitutes?. The answer is yes, according to new research funded by the U.S. National Institutes...
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Health Highlights: June 17, 2021

U.S. Buys 200 Million Extra Moderna Vaccine Doses, as Possible Booster Shots. An additional 200 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be obtained by the U.S. government in case there's a need for booster shots. The deal includes an option to include any vaccines developed to fight coronavirus...