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CBD or THC? Cannabis Product Labels Often Mislead, Study Finds

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Patients, beware: You might not be able to trust the label on that medical marijuana product you just brought home.

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AHA News: Straight Answers to Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- If you've got questions about COVID-19 vaccines, you're not the only one. Even as many people rush to g...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise Against Multiple Tumor Types

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Marc Baum went through all the usual steps to treat his bladder cancer -- a couple of surgeries, radiation therapy and c...

U.S. Health Agencies Call for Pause in J&J COVID Vaccine After 6 People Develop Clots

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- After six people who received the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed a type of rare and severe blood ...

Health Highlights: April 13, 2021

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Drug/Chemo Combo May Help Lung Cancer Patients: Study

A combination of the immune-boosting drug Opdivo and chemotherapy appears to benefit so...

Physically Active at Work? It's Not as Healthy as Leisure Exercise

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Going for a brisk walk after a long day at work may be better for your heart than getting all of your...

Newborns Won't Get COVID Through Infected Mom's Breast Milk: Study

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their...

Americans Are Eating Less Healthily Everywhere, Except at School

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a deep dive into how Americans eat, a new dietary analysis finds that no matter where people g...

U.K. Variant Won't Trigger More Severe COVID, Studies Find

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies out of Britain find that although the now-dominant "U.K. variant" of the new coronavirus does spread mor...

FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) --The first device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect possible signs of colon cancer during colonoscopy ...

Some Kids Snore, and It Could Affect Behavior

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Snoring just isn't for adults, and behavior problems in kids who regularly snore may be due to changes in their brain st...

Most Parents OK About School Rules for Kids' Return to Sports: Poll

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Though playing youth sports comes with new pandemic-era precautions and some experts are linking these activities to com...

You're Not Imagining It: Dogs Do Get Jealous

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TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Most dog owners have seen this dynamic in action, but a new study confirms that your canine companion can become jealous...

Sluggish Coworker? Maybe They 'Pigged Out' Last Night

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Midnight snacks might feel satisfying in the moment -- but they can also knock people off their game a...

Could Widely Used Blood Pressure Meds Raise Skin Cancer Risk?

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Most people are familiar with common sun-protection advice, from wearing and reapplying sunscreen to p...

Making E-Cigs Cool: Singers, Models in Music Videos Get Teens Vaping

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- DJ Khaled, Halsey and other musicians are selling electronic cigarettes to young people through product placement in musi...

AHA News: Instructed in CPR By 911 Dispatcher, Nebraska Couple Saves 13-Day-Old Son

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- During a nightly TV newscast in January, anchor Bill Schammert's voice broke as he described why he'd be...

Antibody Cocktail May Curb Infection in Unvaccinated Who Are Exposed to COVID-19

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- People living with someone who has COVID-19 appear to get powerful protection against infection when they are given Regen...

Health Highlights: April 12, 2021

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Experimental Virus Treatment For Childhood Brain Cancer Shows Promise

An experimental virus-based treatment for ...

Had Facial Fillers? What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Once you've landed that coveted coronavirus vaccine appointment, you'll likely have to fill out a form on your medical hi...

Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Big Toll on Women's Mental Health

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer is a tough diagnosis to cope with, and now a new study finds these patients face a much higher risk of dep...

COVID Vaccines Might Not Protect Certain Cancer Patients

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes are at an increased risk of not making protective coronaviru...

Is Your Spin Class Music Way Too Loud?

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Turning down the music at your fitness classes won't affect the intensity of your workout, researchers say.

It's co...

COVID Vaccines Trigger Protective Immune Response in Nursing Home Residents: Study

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults in long-term care develop detectible antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, which may mean it's safe to reop...

Healthy Living Helps Ward Off Deadly Prostate Cancers in Men at High Risk

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MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A nutritious diet, regular exercise and other components of a healthy lifestyle may reduce the odds of lethal prostate ca...

Urinary Incontinence Surgery Won't Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk

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NDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Women face no increased risk of pelvic cancer -- tumors of the bladder, cervix and ovaries -- if they have surgery to treat...

Guys, Take the Lead in Self-Checks for Testicular Cancer

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SUNDAY, April 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Young men should become familiar with symptoms of testicular cancer and know how to do self-exams, an expert says.

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Re-focusing on Getting Fit? Heart Experts Offer These Tips

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SATURDAY, April 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Want to get rid of all that weight you put on during the pandemic?

To help out, the American Heart Association (A...

AHA News: Not Just Bad Shoes and Sore Muscles – She Had Peripheral Artery Disease

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FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Abigail Dudek celebrated her 40th birthday in Las Vegas a few months ago, grateful to go hiking and cycli...

Scientists Find Clues to Why AstraZeneca's Vaccine May Cause Clots

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FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors might have figured out why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may cause life-threatening blood clot...