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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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Hormone Therapy for Menopause Doesn’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Share on PinterestNew research looks at potential benefits of hormone therapy for postmenopausal women. FG Trade/Getty Images Hormone treatment for menopause can help reduce symptoms, but it won’t reduce the risk of heart disease. Previous studies found postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy had a lower risk of heart disease. This new research finds that hormones […]

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Experimental Blood Thinner Can Be Reversed With Fast-Acting Antidote

Share on PinterestResearchers have developed a blood thinner that can be reversed with fast-acting antidote. Halfpoint/Getty Images Researchers developed an experimental blood thinner, or anticoagulant, that prevents blood clots from forming, but whose action can be rapidly turned reversed. The drug includes two molecules that bind to and block the activity of thrombin, a protein […]

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New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for Women 40 to 74: What to Know

Share on PinterestThe U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finalized new breast cancer screening guidelines for women ages 40 to 74. SolStock/Getty Images The USPSTF has finalized its breast cancer screening guidance. It has lowered the age for screening to the age of 40. Screening above the age of 75 is not recommended due […]

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She Lived in Pain for Years Before Being Diagnosed with a Rare Skin Disorder

For years, doctors couldn’t explain why Cydney Carter was breaking out with painful “boils” on her skin. Then, she received a diagnosis that changed her life. Share on PinterestAfter years of living with painful symptoms, Cydney Carter (pictured above) was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a rare skin condition. Image Provided by Cydney Carter Cydney […]

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‘Vampire Facials’ Linked to 3 HIV Cases, CDC Says: What to Know

Share on PinterestVisoot Uthairam/Getty Images An investigation led by the CDC highlights the potential risks of HIV transmission through injectable cosmetic procedures like “vampire facials.” The report links three HIV diagnoses to women who received vampire facials at an unlicensed medical spa in New Mexico. Cosmetic procedures, even those using micro-needlingtechniques, are generally considered safe […]

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What Maria Shriver Wants Women to Know About Reducing Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Share on PinterestJournalist Maria Shriver wants women to understand their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images Journalist and advocate Maria Shriver is sharing her latest work with Alzheimer’s disease. Shriver’s father died due to Alzheimer’s in 2011. Shriver is pushing for more gender-based researchsincewomen make up two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease. When journalist […]

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Eating Beef and Chicken During the Bird Flu Outbreak: What to Know

Share on PinterestAs bird flu spreads among cattle and poultry, is it safe to eat beef and chicken? Guido Mieth/Getty Images Avian influenza (bird flu) has been detected in both cattle and chickens in the U.S. Preliminary analysis of genomic data suggests that avian influenza has been silently spreading in U.S. cattle for months, beginning […]

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Why Women are Less Likely to be Prescribed Cholesterol Medications Such as Statins

Share on Pinterest Researchers report that men with heart disease are treated with statins more often than women with the same condition. They note that cholesterol-lowering medications are used more frequently immediately after a diagnosis and decline over the next three years, with the decline more pronounced in women. Women develop heart disease less often […]

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What to Know About Pivya, the New Antibiotic Treatment for UTIs

Share on PinterestThe Food and Drug Administration approved Pivya to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections in female adults. Maskot/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new antibiotic to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Doctors can now prescribe the drug, called Pivya (pivmecillinam), to female adults with uncomplicated UTIs. Clinical trials show […]

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Eating Avocado May Lower Diabetes Risk, Especially for Females

Share on PinterestNew research suggests that eating avocado may help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in females but not males. Westend61/Getty Images A large cross-sectional study has found that avocados may reduce diabetes risk in females, though no significant association was shown in males Females who ate 30-38 grams of avocado had significantly […]

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Climbing Stairs May Improve Heart Health and Help You Live Longer

Share on PinterestA new study suggests regular stair climbing can lower the risk of heart disease and death from all causes. Igor Alecsander/Getty Images New research shows climbing stairs is linked to improved heart health and a reduced risk of all-cause mortality. Experts recommend regular stair climbing for overall health, aiming for three to six […]

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FDA Finds Traces of Bird Flu Virus in Grocery Store Milk But Says It’s Still Safe

Share on PinterestThe FDA announced that traces of the bird flu virus have been detected in dairy milk. Grace Cary/Getty Images The FDA has discovered the presence of the avian flu virus in dairy milk. Commercially available milk products are still believed to be safe for consumers because they have undergone pasteurization. Raw milk products […]

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