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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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Cats Testing Positive for Bird Flu: What to Know About Risks to People

Share on PinterestCats have recently tested positive for bird flu in areas where outbreaks have been detected. Westend61/Getty Images Bird flu has been documented as jumping to other animals, including cats. In March 2024, it was detected in five cats that later died. Cats can become infected if they are around infected animals or contaminated […]

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She Was Diagnosed with Diabetes at 14. At 61, She’s Run More Than 78 Marathons

Share on PinterestLinda Carrier, 61, has run more than 78 marathons and is the first woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge (seven marathons on seven continents in seven days) three times — and she’s done it all while living with type 1 diabetes. Image Provided by Linda Carrier Ultrarunner Linda Carrier shares how she […]

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Men With Higher Levels of Testosterone More Likely to Develop AFib, Study Finds

Share on PinterestA new study links having high levels of testosterone to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. SrdjanPav/Getty Images Healthy, older men with higher concentrations of testosterone were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, according to a new study. The findings follow a landmark 2023 trial that found that men using testosterone-replacement therapy had […]

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Consuming Olive Oil Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia-Related Death

Share on PinterestA new study looks at the potential health benefits of consuming olive oil. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images A new study finds consuming olive oil is linked to a lower risk of death related to dementia. The study tracked 92,383 people. The study found consumption of at least 7 grams a day of olive oil […]

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Depression Symptoms May be Treatable Using Psilocybin from Magic Mushrooms

Share on PinterestNew research suggests that psilocybin, a compound found in magic mushrooms, may be effective in treating depression symptoms. recep-bg/Getty Images A study has found that psilocybin appears to have antidepressant properties. Experts say it activates serotonin receptors. It might also work by increasing the brain’s neuroplasticity. Side effects are minimal, and it is […]

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Time-Restricted Eating and High Intensity Exercise Together More Effective for Weight Loss

Share on PinterestA new study found that people who combined time-restricted eating and high intensity exercise not only improved their cardiometabolic health but also achieved the most noticeable body composition changes. Oleg Breslavtsev/Getty Images A small study has found that combining time-restricted eating and high intensity exercise may improve cardiometabolic health and contribute to weight […]

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Ancient Grains Like Oats and Millet Can Help People with Type 2 Diabetes Improve Heart Health

Share on PinterestGrains like millet, brown rice and oats can help lower cholesterol levels. eleonora galli/Getty Images A new review has found that ancient grains like oats and brown rice can improve type 2 diabetes. More research is needed to better understand the association between these grains and diabetes. Aside from incorporating more ancient grains […]

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Actress Busy Philipps Says ADHD Symptoms Left Her ‘Overwhelmed’ Before Diagnosis

Share on PinterestActress Busy Philipps was diagnosed with ADHD at the same time her daughter received her diagnosis. Theo Wargo/Getty Images Actress Busy Philipps is talking about being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood and about 10% of children in the U.S. have the condition. ADHD symptoms include trouble […]

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How Often Do You Need a Colonoscopy? Study Finds 15 Years May Be Ok for Some

Share on PinterestCurrently, most people over age 45 are recommended to get a colonoscopy once every 10 years. lechatnoir/Getty Images If you have had a negative colonoscopy for colorectal cancer and have no family history, you might not need another screening for 15 years. Ten years between colonoscopies is the typical guideline recommendation, but healthy […]

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Ozempic Breath: How Weight Loss Drugs Can Affect Your Oral Health

Share on PinterestCan your oral health be affected while you are taking GLP-1 medications? Aleksandar Georgiev/Getty Images People can experience a range of side effects while taking GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy. A growing number of people are reporting they’re experiencing “Ozempic breath,” or foul-smelling breath they believe stems from taking GLP-1 weight loss […]

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Eased Cannabis Restrictions Are Coming to the U.S., What To Know

Share on PinterestThe U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration plans to reclassify cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule III drug. Leo Patrizi/Getty Images The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) plans to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug. Although the change will not take effect for at least a year, experts see the move as […]

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Political Attacks, Bullying Among Biggest Factors Taking a Toll on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health

Share on PinterestNew research from The Trevor Project highlights some of the biggest factors that are negatively affecting mental health and increasing the risk of suicide for LGBTQ+ youth. AHPhotoswpg/Getty Images The Trevor Project has published its 2024 National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People. The annual report highlights how factors like […]

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How Getting Angry May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

Share on PinterestNew research suggests that regularly getting angry may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Yana Iskayeva/Getty Images Anger appears to affect vascular health by diminishing blood vessels’ ability to dilate. Other negative emotions, such as sadness and anxiety, did not have this effect. The research highlights how your mental health can […]

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