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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In the June 28 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, interim recommendations are presented for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for young children aged 6 months to 5 years.

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with headache before traumatic brain injury (TBI) are less likely to receive a diagnosis of posttraumatic headache (PTH), according to a study published online May 20 in Headache.

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is deploying an enhanced nationwide vaccination strategy to counter the continuing spread of monkeypox, federal public health officials announced at a White House briefing on Tuesday.

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Neck floats marketed for babies to use in water can lead to serious injury or death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned this week.

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Neck floats marketed for babies to use in water can lead to serious injury or death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned this week.

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There's a shortage of nursing home beds for the elderly in America due to a severe staffing crisis that has caused long-term care facilities to cut back on new admissions, new research shows.

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- An enhanced approach for assessing cardiovascular health, Life's Essential 8, has been developed, according to an American Heart Association (AHA) Presidential Advisory published online June 29 in Circulation.

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal characteristics and infant outcomes vary by maternal place of birth, according to a report published in the June issue of Vital and Health Statistics, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center fo…

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Following the leak of a draft ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), there was an increase in Google searches for abortion medications, according to a research letter published online June 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Adjuvant hormone therapy (AHT)-related hot flashes predict worse breast cancer outcomes among patients in clinical routine practice, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia negatively impacts nearly 30 percent of adults, according to the results of a survey released online by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Only six of 20 actionable standards for hospital accreditation published by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (The Joint Commission) were completely supported by cited references, according to a study published onli…

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Male couples underestimate the effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Kids happier, healthier away from screens. In a new study, those who played sports, took music lessons or socialized with friends after school were better off than kids glued to TVs and laptops. Read more

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A yearly flu shot may do more than protect you from a nasty bout of influenza: New research suggests it may help guard against Alzheimer’s disease as well.

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms the dangers of too much screen time for kids and teens: Those who play sports, take music lessons, or socialize with friends after school are happier and healthier than children who are glued to a screen during these hours.

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Llamas are more than beautiful creatures -- they could also help protect humans from COVID-19 and a large array of similar viruses.

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Even though Black people may be more likely to live near a hospital with a certified stroke center, those who need the specialty care are still more likely to receive it at a hospital with fewer resources.

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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Untreated vision loss may put an older adult at an increased risk for dementia, though it's not clear why, according to a new study.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is deploying an enhanced nationwide vaccination strategy to counter the continuing spread of monkeypox, federal public health officials announced at a White House briefing on Tuesday.

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalization and emergency department encounters related to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) occur rarely during the five to 15 days after Paxlovid treatment is dispensed for mild-to-moderate COVID-19, according to res…

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- During the first year of COVID-19 vaccination, vaccines prevented 19.8 million deaths, using excess death as an estimate of the true extent of the pandemic, according to a study published online June 23 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is low overall, and lower among Asian, Black, and Hispanic individuals compared with Whites, according to a study published online June 22 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Facebook and Instagram have started taking down posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to get them after the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade. These posts told women how to get abortion pills through the mail even in sta…

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. adults gained 10 percent body weight or more over the last 10 years, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Obesity.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) may increase long-term survival even in elderly patients, according to a study published online June 20 in Mayo Clinical Proceedings.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most hospitals do not provide total joint arthroplasty (TJA) price estimates on their websites or are noncompliant when presenting related information, according to a study published online June 23 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vision impairment is associated with increased risks for cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis recently published in Aging and Mental Health.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Cannabis users have increased risk of all-cause emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to a study published online June 27 in BMJ Open Respiratory Research.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care physicians (PCPs) infrequently use billing codes for prevention and coordination services, despite having eligible patients and providing code-appropriate services to some of those patients, according to a study published online June 28…

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Facebook and Instagram have started taking down posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to get them after the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Your favorite summertime playlist probably has more songs about surfing than about potential health risks. But with much of the nation having already sweated out a historic heat wave in June, health experts would like to add a note …

Experts offer advice on talking to kids about abortion access. Recent rollbacks of abortion rights are a lot for young people to process, and parents and caregivers should talk to their kids about what is happening and what it may mean for their futures, experts said. Read more