Rare Disease Put This Young Mom in a Coma for 7 Months

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Kertisha Brabson’s mom rushed to the hospital after being told her adult daughter was acting out of her mind. “She was talking out of her head, dancing like she was at a concert,” recalls Kertease Williams. “She was trying to get out of the room. They had to have a nurse in her...
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The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation

Tweet THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be. From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish media outlets. As a result, thousands of girls did not receive the vaccine. For the study, researchers from the University of North...
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Racism Linked to Faster Aging Among Blacks

Tweet THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The racism black Americans face may age them prematurely, a new study suggests. This aging is occurring at the cellular level — specifically, the shortening of telomeres, researchers say. Telomeres are the repetitive sequences of DNA that sit at the tips of your chromosomes — like the plastic caps at the ends of a shoelace —...
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Eating More Veggies Won’t Stop Prostate Cancer: Study

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Eating a diet high in vegetables and fruits does not slow or cure prostate cancer, according to a new study. U.S. guidelines say prostate cancer patients might benefit from eating a vegetable-rich diet. This study included 478 men, ages 50 to 80. All had been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and were under active surveillance, meaning...
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Vaping Is the Darling of Instagram

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Vaping has been deemed hazardous for your health by public officials across America, but you wouldn’t know it by scrolling through Instagram. Instead, researchers discovered that Instagram posts that promote use of the devices outnumber anti-vaping content by a shocking ratio of 10,000 to 1. Nearly one-third of U.S. teens use e-cigarettes....
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Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: Study

Tweet TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — While health problems from childhood exposure to lead and mercury are on the decline, these and other toxic chemicals continue to take a toll, a new study reports. The progress likely owes to decades of restrictions on use of heavy metals. But researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City said that exposure to other toxic chemicals...
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Taylor Swift’s Mother Has Brain Tumor

Tweet Jan. 21, 2020 — While Taylor Swift’s mother was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, doctors discovered that she also had a brain tumor, the pop star says. Taylor Swift first revealed in 2015 that her 62-year-old mother, Andrea Swift, had breast cancer. Her brain tumor was found while she was having chemotherapy for breast cancer, NBC News reported. “And the symptoms of...
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Brain Waves Explain Sleep Woes in Kids with Autism?

Tweet TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Shallower-than-normal brain waves may play a role in serious sleep problems in children with autism, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown that between 40% and 80% of children with autism have sleep issues, such as trouble falling asleep or waking frequently during the night and rising early. These problems can be significant challenges...
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First U.S. Case of China Coronavirus Diagnosed

Tweet By E.J. Mundell and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The first U.S. case of a new coronavirus illness that originated in central China has been identified in a patient in Washington State, federal health officials announced on Tuesday. In a news briefing, officials said that the male patient was hospitalized with pneumonia last week and...
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4-Year-Old May Lose Vision After Battling Flu

Tweet CDC: “FluView,” Dec. 28, 2019, “Children Influenza (Flu).” Aaron Glatt, MD, chair of medicine, Mount Sinai South Nassau; professor of medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Jennifer Brown, PhD, spokesperson, University of Iowa Health Care. Facebook: Fundraiser for Jade, Jan. 9, 2020. Local 21 News: “4-year-old fighting for life, suffered brain damage after getting...
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