Health

Hurricane Ian causing ’emotional trauma’ on top of physical devastation, says doctor

While hurricanes are known for causing swift and often devastating physical destruction, they can also cause equally serious emotional damage, said Dr. Janette Nesheiwat on Saturday, Oct. 1. “It’s a traumatizing experience,” said Nesheiwat, a board-certified family and emergency medical professional and a Fox News medical contributor, during a “Fox & Friends Weekend” segment. “You …

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Monkeypox is likely to be a continuing threat in the US for the next few years, says the CDC official

Monkeypox is probably not going away anytime soon, according to some US health officials, The Associated Press is reporting. While the disease’s spread is slowing, the monkeypox virus is so widespread that elimination is unlikely, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That conclusion was contained in a recent CDC report — and …

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Doctor burnout reached ‘highest level on record’ during COVID, experts want action

Physician burnout spiked during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic after a six-year decline that ended in 2020, according to a new study published in the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “While the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic are hopefully behind us, there is an urgent need to attend to physicians who …

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Katie Couric’s breast cancer: What other women can learn from her diagnosis

Longtime television journalist Katie Couric announced this week that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of this year and has now undergone successful surgery to remove a 2.5-centimeter tumor. “Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. On June 21st, I became one of them,” Couric tweeted …

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Kids with head lice don’t need to leave school: report

Health experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say children don’t have to be sent home from school if they have head lice. The Illinois-based association of pediatricians issued a clinical report on Monday, Sept. 26, which states lice are not a “health hazard” because they are not connected to disease and have a …

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Acetaminophen during pregnancy may be linked to attention and sleep problems in young children: New study

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Taking the pain medication acetaminophen, also known under the brand name of Tylenol, during pregnancy may be associated with child behavioral issues at three years old. That’s according to a new report published in the journal PLOS Medicine. “Acetaminophen is commonly used during pregnancy to treat a …

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Alzheimer’s drug study yields positive results in early stages of the disease

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! An experimental Alzheimer’s drug made by Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen slowed cognitive and functional decline in a large trial of patients in the early stages of the disease, they said on Tuesday, potentially a rare win in a field littered with failed drugs. Multiple drugmakers have …

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Melatonin should be avoided in children unless directed by a health care professional, says sleep academy

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is urging parents to consult a health care professional before starting their child on melatonin, according to a recent health advisory. “While melatonin can be useful in treating certain sleep-wake disorders, like jet lag, there is much less evidence it …

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Researchers study whether child vaccines and asthma are linked

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades, had a role in allergies and asthma in children. A new federally funded study has found a possible link, but experts say the research has important shortcomings and is not …

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Breath training may help reduce blood pressure by serving as a ‘dumbbell for the diaphragm’: New study

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Strength training isn’t just for biceps. It may also provide support for the muscles that help us breathe to reduce blood pressure. A daily dose for six weeks of high-resistance inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) reduced the systolic blood pressure by an average of nine millimeters of …

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