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Regularly exercising with weights linked to lower risk of death

Regularly exercising with weights linked to lower risk of death

Regularly exercising with weights is linked to a lower risk of death from any cause, with the exception of cancer, finds research carried out in older adults and published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. »

Syphilis Is Rising in the U.S. Here’s What to Know About the Sexually Transmitted Infection

Syphilis Is Rising in the U.S. Here’s What to Know About the Sexually Transmitted Infection

Sexually transmitted infections are rising in the U.S.—particularly syphilis, which increased by 26% from 2020 to 2021, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in September. Especially tr... »

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

People who got the Covid-19 vaccine reported slightly longer menstrual cycles, but the change was temporary, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine. »

US sees increase in respiratory infections that can lead to paralysis in children, CDC data shows

US sees increase in respiratory infections that can lead to paralysis in children, CDC data shows

Doctors should prepare for a possible increase in young patients with enterovirus D68, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, and that may be linked to more cases of the rare, paralyzing condition acute flaccid myelitis. »

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Studies show that gardening can help you lead a longer, healthier life. Learn how to get your first garden started using these tips from CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam. »

Research finds Daylight Saving Time clock changes affect road safety

Research finds Daylight Saving Time clock changes affect road safety

Researchers found that, after Daylight Saving Time (DST) is introduced, drivers’ behaviors are riskier, and their reaction time and ability to read situations are compromised. »

COVID-19 Vaccines Can Make Periods Longer, Study Says

COVID-19 Vaccines Can Make Periods Longer, Study Says

Side effects from vaccines are not unusual, and in fact are expected. But when the COVID-19 shots were first authorized in the U.S., the effect these vaccines might have on the reproductive system weren’t known. In a study published Sept. 27 in BMJ M... »

Lower cancer screening rates differ by region, tied to social vulnerability

Lower cancer screening rates differ by region, tied to social vulnerability

Populations in U.S. counties defined as more vulnerable based on social factors including socioeconomic status and racial/ethnic minority status were significantly less likely to receive timely breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings, acco... »

Not sleeping enough may harm your immune system and trigger inflammation

Not sleeping enough may harm your immune system and trigger inflammation

Not getting enough sleep changes immune cell DNA, setting us up for inflammation and raising the risk for chronic disease, a new study found. »

Rising Covid-19 cases in the UK may be a warning for the US

Rising Covid-19 cases in the UK may be a warning for the US

There are signs that the United Kingdom could be heading into a fall Covid-19 wave, and experts say the United States may not be far behind. »