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FDA OKs New Self-Test for HPV, What to Know

Share on PinterestJohner Images/Getty Images The FDA has approved two new self-screening tests for HPV. Patients would be able to access the self-screening test at a physician’s office. While these tests can act as a supplement, the pelvic exam may still be necessary in some cases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new […]

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The CDC Has a New Map of Where Bird Flu is Spreading, What to Know

Share on PinterestNew data from the CDC has revealed where bird flu is likely spreading. Marco Govel/Stocksy United Photo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun publishing wastewater data to help track the bird flu in the U.S. The disease is primarily spreading among birds, but has been detected in cattle as well. […]

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For People Over 40, BMI Obesity Readings May Not be Accurate

Share on PinterestA new study finds BMI scores for people over 40 may be less accurate. SolStock/Getty Images A new study finds that the body-mass index may be less accurate for people over age 40. As people age, their body composition of fat and muscle also changes. Researchers found through in-depth scans some people over […]

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Eating a Plant-Based Diet Can Lower Your Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

Share on PinterestA new review of 48 studies published over 23 years finds that eating a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer and lower your risk of heart disease. Kseniya Ovchinnikova/Getty Images A new study has found that plant-based diets are linked with better health. People eating vegetarian and vegan diets had a lower risk […]

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People Spent the Most Money on These 25 Prescription Drugs Last Year

Share on PinterestA new study found that spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. has skyrocketed in the last year. Aleksandar Georgiev/Getty Images U.S. spending on prescription drugs amassed $722 billion in 2023, a nearly 14% uptick from 2022, marking the largest increase in spending in 20 years, according to a new study. The diabetes […]

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People Taking Wegovy Continue to Maintain Weight Loss 4 Years Later

Share on PinterestA new study looked at how long people taking the GLP-1 Wegovy maintained their weight loss. Maskot/Getty Images People receiving weight-loss drug Wegovy (semaglutide) lost an average of 10% of their body weight after four years, a clinical trial found. Study participants lost weight during the first year and three months of the […]

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Slowly Coming Off Ozempic, Wegovy May Prevent Rebound Weight Gain

Share on PinterestNew research suggests that slowly tapering off GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy may help prevent rebound weight gain. Yoshiyoshi Hirokawa/Getty Images New research indicates that some patients may be able to go off GLP-1 anti-obesity medications like Wegovy and Ozempic without immediately regaining weight. Using a combination of methods, including drug tapering […]

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Olivia Munn Underwent Hysterectomy While Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment

Share on PinterestMICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images The actress is talking about why she underwent a hysterectomy during breast cancer treatment. Munn previously disclosed she was diagnosed with Luminal B breast cancer. Certain types of breast cancer are stimulated by the production of estrogen, and removing the ovaries can help prevent future cancer from occurring. […]

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Wegovy Helped This Dad of 3 Lose 50 Pounds. Here’s How He’s Keeping It Off

Share on PinterestDustin Gee lost over 50lbs since he began taking Wegovy in 2023. Images Provided by Dustin Gee After gaining 50 pounds, Dustin Gee set out to get help from his primary care doctor. Gee started taking Wegovy in 2023 and has lost over 50 pounds. To maintain weight loss and prepare for going […]

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How Miss America Madison Marsh Is Working to Improve Cancer Care

Share on PinterestPanCan CEO Julie Fleshman (left) and Miss America Madison March (right). Image Provided by SMITHHOUSE Miss America, Madison Marsh shares her passion for working in cancer research. Marsh was just 17 years old when she lost her mom to pancreatic cancer. From being an Air Force lieutenant, cancer researcher, and Miss America, Marsh […]

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How Common Are GLP-1 Drugs Like Ozempic? 13% of U.S. Adults Have Used Them

Share on Pinteresturbazon/Getty Images One in eight American adults have used a GLP-1 agonist. This class of drugs are prescribed for weight loss, to treat diabetes, and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in adults with heart disease. Use of GLP-1 drugs solely for weight loss was higher among younger adults than […]

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Low Testosterone in Men Linked with Higher Risk of Death

Share on PinterestNew research finds that men with low testosterone may be at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Hirurg/Getty Images A study has found that low testosterone in men was linked with a higher risk of dying. Those with very low testosterone have a higher risk of dying from CVD. This might […]

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How Ricki Lake Lost 35 Pounds After Refusing to Take Ozempic

Share on PinterestRicki Lake says her doctor was “pushing” her to take Ozempic to aid with weight loss. She refused and lost 35 pounds through intermittent fasting and the keto diet instead. Corine Solberg/Getty Images Ricki Lake claims her doctor was “pushing” her to take Ozempic as a weight loss aid. The TV star decided […]

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Can Ultra-Processed Foods Increase Mortality Risk? What We Know

Share on PinterestUltra-processed fodos including ready-made meals and packaged snacks like chips or cookies. Alexander Spatari/Getty Images A new study found that consuming ultra-processed foods may be linked to a slightly higher mortality risk. Ultra-processed foods include a wide variety of items including instant noodles, ready-made meals, and other packaged snacks like chips or cookies […]

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Young People with Diabetes May Face Higher Alzheimer’s Risk

Share on PinterestA new study suggests that young adults with diabetes may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Courtney Hale/Getty Images A new study suggests that early-onset diabetes may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the study is small, the results line up with previous findings. Controlling diabetes with lifestyle changes or […]

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Is It OK to Ask Someone If They’re on Weight Loss Drugs Like Ozempic?

Share on PinterestBarbra Streisand recently asked Melissa McCarthy in an Instagram post if she had taken Ozempic, sparking a fierce debate about questions regarding other people’s weight loss journeys. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BSB A comment Barbra Streisand left on Melissa McCarthy’s Instagram has sparked a debate about weight loss conversations. Streisand asked McCarthy, “Did […]

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This Procedure Can Reduce Key Hunger Hormone and May Spur Weightloss

Share on PinterestA minimally invasive procedure can target a hormone that affects appetite. adamkaz/Getty Images A novel, minimally-invasive procedure that targets the “hunger hormone” ghrelin could someday help treat obesity. The procedure uses endoscopic ablation to burn targeted areas of the stomach lining to reduce the production of ghrelin. Participants in the small, six-month trial […]

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RFK Jr. Says Parasitic Worm Left Him with Brain Damage

Share on PinterestRoy Rochlin/Getty Images Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told the New York Times that a parasitic worm infected his brain and may have caused some of his past health problems. The pork tapeworm can cause a condition called neurocysticercosis, which leads to symptoms such as seizures and headaches and can occasionally […]

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Colorectal Cancer Rates Falling in Older Adults but Rising in Children

Share on PinterestNew research finds that while cases of colorectal cancer are declining in older adults, they have significantly increased in children and teens. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images A new study finds that colorectal cancer in children is on the rise. Case numbers in older adults, however, are on the decline. Learning the signs and symptoms […]

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TikTok Influencer Accused of Selling Fake Ozempic and Other Weight Loss Drugs

Share on PinterestA TikTok influencer is being charged with illegally dispensing misbranded Ozempic and other weight loss medications through social media that have caused “life threatening” injuries to buyers. Olena Malik/Getty Images A New York TikTok influencer is being charged with illegally dispensing misbrandedOzempic and other weight loss medications through social media. Buyers of the […]

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‘Ozempic Breasts’ Side Effect Reported by People Taking Weight Loss Drugs

Share on PinterestPeople taking GLP-1 weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are reporting unexpected changes in the size and shape of their breasts. FG Trade/Getty Images “Ozempic breasts” is the latest reported side effect of GLP-1 medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and Zepbound. The term is being used to refer to unexpected changes in […]

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Cannabis and Nicotine Use During Pregnancy Tied to Higher Infant Death Risk

Share on Pinteresthxyume/Getty Images A new study showed that the combined use of cannabis and nicotine during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of maternal and neonatal morbidity. Experts explained that it’s best to steer clear of both substances while pregnant. It is important to raise awareness that just because cannabis may be legal […]

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Miss USA Noelia Voigt Steps Down, Citing Mental Health: What to Know

Share on PinterestOn May 6, Miss USA Noelia Voigt shared she would resign from her duties to focus on her mental health. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Miss USA Noelia Voigt announced on May 6 that she’s stepping down from her duties to focus on her mental health. It’s important to recognize the […]

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Nearly 90% of Adults in U.S. Have Syndrome That Can Lead to Heart Disease

Share on PinterestA new study finds most adults in the U.S. have CKM syndrome. Oliver Rossi/Getty Images A new study finds that 9 out of 10 adults in the U.S. may have cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic (CKM) syndrome. The research found 90% of adults qualify for stage 1 or higher of this condition. CKM syndrome is a systemic […]

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Bird Flu: U.S. Could Produce and Ship 100 Million Vaccine Doses Within Months

Share on PinterestUnlike with COVID-19, the U.S. has candidate vaccines for the bird flu currently spreading in animals. Carlos Duarte/Getty Images The U.S. government has two candidate vaccine viruses for H5N1 bird flu that could be used to make vaccines. Studies suggest vaccines based on these would offer good protection against the bird flu virus […]

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