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Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics

Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics

Less than half of infants globally are breastfed as recommended, and baby formula is in high demand despite failing to offer the s... »

Study: Cannabis has same effect on adolescents and adults, and CBD doesn’t dampen effects

Study: Cannabis has same effect on adolescents and adults, and CBD doesn’t dampen effects

The short-term effects of vaporized cannabis do not differ between adolescents and adults, while cannabidiol (CBD) does not dampen... »

Employing tradeoffs for more realistic COVID messaging

Employing tradeoffs for more realistic COVID messaging

Wash your hands. Wear a high-quality mask. Keep six feet between you and others. Meet outside when possible. »

Vitamin D Could Be Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes

Vitamin D Could Be Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes

New research finds vitamin D supplements may help those with prediabetes lower their chances of a full diabetes diagnosis. »

Severe Asthma Patients on Ways Their Doctors Could Improve Treatment

Severe Asthma Patients on Ways Their Doctors Could Improve Treatment

Approximately 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. While that num... »

New study shows number of West Virginia infants exposed to drugs in the womb is 10 times higher than national rate

New study shows number of West Virginia infants exposed to drugs in the womb is 10 times higher than national rate

Nearly one in eight infants born in West Virginia between 2020 and 2022 had in utero exposure to opioids, stimulants and/or cannab... »

Biden to announce mental health, cancer initiatives in State of the Union address

Biden to announce mental health, cancer initiatives in State of the Union address

The president is expected to announce policies to expand existing mental health strategies and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. »

Encompass Health profits decline amid high costs

Encompass Health profits decline amid high costs

Inpatient rehabilitation provider Encompass Health’s earnings rebounded slightly during the fourth quarter but not enough to... »

IVF-Conceived Children Show Strong Developmental Performance

IVF-Conceived Children Show Strong Developmental Performance

Some previous researchers linked conception via IVF to an increased risk of congenital abnormalities, autism spectrum disorder, de... »

The Truth Behind Viral Videos Linking COVID Vaccine to Spasms, Shakes

The Truth Behind Viral Videos Linking COVID Vaccine to Spasms, Shakes

Vaccine hesitation is once again flying as videos depicting movement disorders go viral. »

Providers score another win in surprise billing litigation

Providers score another win in surprise billing litigation

The latest independent dispute resolution protocol still favors insurers, a Texas federal judge ruled, vacating related provisions... »

For the first time, US task force proposes expanding high blood pressure screening recommendations during pregnancy

For the first time, US task force proposes expanding high blood pressure screening recommendations during pregnancy

The US Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation to screen everyone who is pregnant for hypertensive diso... »

Spending on consumer advertising for top-selling prescription drugs in US favors those with low added benefit

Spending on consumer advertising for top-selling prescription drugs in US favors those with low added benefit

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the share of promotional spending... »

Climate change is contributing to the rise of superbugs, new UN report says

Climate change is contributing to the rise of superbugs, new UN report says

Climate change and antimicrobial resistance are two of the greatest threats to global health, according to a new report from the U... »

Science Saturday: Cross-laboratory collaboration accelerates gold-standard SRA testing

Science Saturday: Cross-laboratory collaboration accelerates gold-standard SRA testing

At Mayo Clinic Laboratories, where teamwork powers innovation, a cross-laboratory collaboration has enabled implementation of a cu... »

Centene predicts big losses during Medicaid redeterminations

Centene predicts big losses during Medicaid redeterminations

CEO Sarah London said the company will lose clients during the redetermination process. It also expect its Medicare Advantage busi... »

Marriage May Help Keep Your Blood Sugar on Target

Marriage May Help Keep Your Blood Sugar on Target

A study finds that blood sugar levels improved slightly as people transitioned into marriages or domestic partnerships and worsene... »

Limited evidence that cannabis ‘hangover’ blunts performance

Limited evidence that cannabis ‘hangover’ blunts performance

The first systematic review examining the phenomenon of a “next day” hangover caused by cannabis has found scant evide... »

GP survey reveals health and health care inequalities of trans and non-binary adults

GP survey reveals health and health care inequalities of trans and non-binary adults

Trans and non-binary adults are more likely than the general population to experience long-term health conditions, including menta... »

The fungal threat to human health is growing in a warmer, wetter, sicker world

The fungal threat to human health is growing in a warmer, wetter, sicker world

Many millions of fungi are good for the environment, but a few hundred can cause disease in humans. However, the threat from funga... »

Be explicit about talking to your partner about sex, say this couple

Be explicit about talking to your partner about sex, say this couple

Vanessa and Xander Marin set out to write the definitive “how to” book on talking about sex with a consenting partner.... »

Feed a Cold, Starve A Fever? What to Eat (Or Not) When You’re Sick

Feed a Cold, Starve A Fever? What to Eat (Or Not) When You’re Sick

Cold? Flu? Tummy troubles? I know that I don’t have time to be sick, and I’m sure you don’t either. Luckily I don’t get sick very ... »

Oak Street Health shares soar on report of CVS deal

Oak Street Health shares soar on report of CVS deal

CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch has signaled the company in the market for a primary care asset to expand its healthcare delivery opera... »

Despite recent widespread illness in US, Covid-19, flu and RSV are not a concern for most, survey finds

Despite recent widespread illness in US, Covid-19, flu and RSV are not a concern for most, survey finds

Respiratory viruses — including the flu, RSV and the virus that causes Covid-19 — are not a serious concern for most o... »

MSU Health Care unveils virtual physical therapy program

MSU Health Care unveils virtual physical therapy program

A partnership between MSU Health Care and RecoveryOne, the program will target rural patients. »

Study: Commuting has an upside and remote workers may be missing out

Study: Commuting has an upside and remote workers may be missing out

Researchers surveyed commuters to find out what they do — and don’t — get out of the daily trek to and from work. Many peopl... »

Study highlights nationwide reliance on emergency departments for mental health care

Study highlights nationwide reliance on emergency departments for mental health care

Oregon Health & Science University researchers measured wide differences among U.S. states in the number of people who turn to... »

The Demand For Mental Health Treatment Is Straining Capacity In The U.S.

The Demand For Mental Health Treatment Is Straining Capacity In The U.S.

New research published by the American Psychological Association (APA) indicates that in the post-COVID 22 world, the demand for t... »

How To Find The Right Mental Health Professional In Your Network

How To Find The Right Mental Health Professional In Your Network

Mental health professionals can do much for their patients. Whether it’s helping you navigate a hard time, teaching you ways to ma... »

Study finds adverse impact of climate on mental health in Bangladesh

Study finds adverse impact of climate on mental health in Bangladesh

Extreme heat and humidity and other climate-related events have an alarming impact on mental health outcomes in terms of depressio... »

Black, Hispanic dialysis patients are at greater risk of dangerous bloodstream infections

Black, Hispanic dialysis patients are at greater risk of dangerous bloodstream infections

Patients with failing kidneys who need regular dialysis treatments still have sky-high rates of dangerous staph infections in thei... »

Stop calling it ‘mommy brain’ — scientists say the term is wrong and unfair to moms

Stop calling it ‘mommy brain’ — scientists say the term is wrong and unfair to moms

The idea that motherhood is linked with a decline in cognitive abilities may be wrong and unfair to moms, write a team of scientis... »

More Time Outdoors May Mean Less Need for Medications

More Time Outdoors May Mean Less Need for Medications

Urban dwellers who frequently visit green spaces, such as parks and community gardens, have a lower use of some commonly prescribe... »

Healthy lifestyle may mean lower risk of long Covid, study says

Healthy lifestyle may mean lower risk of long Covid, study says

People who have a healthy lifestyle before Covid-19 infection may have a lower risk of long Covid than their peers, a new study sa... »

Extra vitamin D during pregnancy may increase chance of a ‘natural birth’

Extra vitamin D during pregnancy may increase chance of a ‘natural birth’

Women who take extra vitamin D during their pregnancy are more likely to have a ‘natural’ delivery, according to Unive... »

Childhood Cancer Survivor Now Works to Help Others Like Her

Childhood Cancer Survivor Now Works to Help Others Like Her

A cancer survivor as a child, Maggie Rogers now works with the American Cancer Society to help others like her. »

Headwinds didn’t quell healthcare private equity deals in 2022

Headwinds didn’t quell healthcare private equity deals in 2022

Private equity firms continue to see big opportunities in primary care, particularly for older patients and for Medicare Advantage... »

What’s challenging senior care in America?

What’s challenging senior care in America?

LeadingAge’s Katie Smith Sloan and Joel Theisen, founder and CEO at Lifespark, unpack what’s ahead for the senior care... »

Alcohol and dementia: Study finds benefits in minimal drinking, but it’s complicated

Alcohol and dementia: Study finds benefits in minimal drinking, but it’s complicated

A new study of millions of South Koreans found mild to moderate alcohol consumption lowered dementia risk, but there are caveats —... »

Tallahassee Memorial accepting expectant mothers following alleged cyberattack

Tallahassee Memorial accepting expectant mothers following alleged cyberattack

Some emergency room patients were being diverted to other hospitals, but the hospital was accepting pregnant patients, the health ... »