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Hair loss and prostate medication could also reduce heart disease risk, study finds
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Hair loss and prostate medication could also reduce heart disease risk, study finds

A drug that has long been used to treat two common men’s health conditions could have some unexpected benefits.Finasteride — more commonly known as Propecia or Proscar — has treated male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate in millions of men.In a recent study, researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have also linked the "miracle drug" to cholesterol-lowering effects and reduced heart disease risk.ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION MEDS LIKE VIAGRA LINKED TO REDUCED ALZHEIMER'S RISK, STUDY SUGGESTSThe findings, published in the Journal of Lipid Research, showed lower cholesterol levels among men who took the drug — on average, 30 points less than men who were not on the medication.The data was initially collected as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey ...
New study links marijuana use to increased risk of heart attack and stroke
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New study links marijuana use to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

New study links marijuana use to increased risk of heart attack and stroke - CBS News Watch CBS News A new study found marijuana use is linked to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. That includes cannabis that is smoked, vaped or eaten. Dr. Celine Gounder, CBS News medical contributor and editor at large for Public Health at KFF, has more. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On
Kidney swap saves two lives, plus surprising COVID effects and IVF uncertainty
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Kidney swap saves two lives, plus surprising COVID effects and IVF uncertainty

Rebecca Warden, second from left, volunteered to give a kidney to her mother, 71-year-old Ann Winer of San Antonio, far left. And Svetlana Balmeo Stockdale, 28 (far right), volunteered to give a kidney to her co-worker, Jorge Mendez, 50, standing beside her. (University Health / UT Southwestern) ‘SUPERBLY TIMED’ – Four Texas residents are forever connected by two kidney donations in different cities. The recipients, donors and doctors share their story. Continue reading…DEMENTIA DRIVER? – On the heels of Wendy Williams' diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, experts weigh in on alcoholism's cognitive impact. Continue reading…STEP IT UP – Women over 60 may need fewer steps than the universally recommended 10,000. Here's what to know. Continue reading… Senior women should aim for a mixt...
CDC braces for shortage after tetanus shot discontinued, issues new guidance
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CDC braces for shortage after tetanus shot discontinued, issues new guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging doctors to conserve shots of a kind of tetanus vaccine, as the agency braces for a potential shortage of those shots this year.Doctors should switch from using the so-called Td vaccine – the immunization that protects against both tetanus and diphtheria infections – to giving the broader Tdap vaccine instead whenever possible, the CDC now says. In addition to tetanus and diphtheria, the Tdap vaccine also offers protection against pertussis, the infection also known as "whooping cough."This year's shortage risk stems from a decision by nonprofit vaccinemaker MassBiologics to discontinue production of its Td vaccine, branded as TdVax.  Supplies of the shot will likely run low as soon as this summe...
Florida schools see measles cases grow, urge vaccination for ‘public health threat’
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Florida schools see measles cases grow, urge vaccination for ‘public health threat’

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus special access to select articles and other premium content with your account - free of charge. Please enter a valid email address. By entering your email and pushing continue, you are agreeing to Fox News' Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which includes our Notice of Financial Incentive. To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided. Having trouble? Click here. A measles outbreak in Florida has health officials urging vaccinations.On Tuesday, Florida Department of Health Officials confirmed another measles case in Broward County, bringing the total number of cases in that county to nine. Of them, seven cases were from Manatee Bay Elementary in Weston, WSVN-TV reports. "As of now, all confirmed cases fo...
An in-depth look at what’s causing the measles to makes a comeback in the U.S.
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An in-depth look at what’s causing the measles to makes a comeback in the U.S.

An in-depth look at what's causing the measles to makes a comeback in the U.S. - CBS News Watch CBS News Despite being declared eliminated in 2000, measles cases are on the rise across the U.S., with 36 instances identified in 16 states since January. Florida emerged as a hotspot with nine cases, as the state's surgeon general challenges CDC vaccine guidelines. CBS News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook provides an in-depth analysis of this alarming development. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive r...
Long COVID impacts 10% of pregnant women, study finds: ‘Take precautions’
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Long COVID impacts 10% of pregnant women, study finds: ‘Take precautions’

Experts aren’t sure why some people get long COVID and some don’t — but a new study explores its prevalence among pregnant women.At the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting in Maryland earlier this month, researchers revealed that roughly one in 10 women who get COVID during pregnancy will develop long COVID.This was lower than estimates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which predicted that 23% of pregnant women would experience it.COVID VACCINES AND BOOSTERS SHOWN TO PROTECT PREGNANT WOMEN AND NEWBORNS: ‘TRANSFERRED PROTECTION’The research, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was part of the RECOVER Initiative, a larger NIH-funded study that focuses on the long-term effects of COVID.Researchers analyzed 1,503 women from 46 state...
DEA targets pill presses in escalated fight against Fentanyl crisis
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DEA targets pill presses in escalated fight against Fentanyl crisis

DEA targets pill presses in escalated fight against Fentanyl crisis - CBS News Watch CBS News In its battle against the fentanyl epidemic, the DEA is intensifying crackdowns on pill press usage, crucial in the illicit production of fentanyl-laced pills. The agency is now putting e-commerce platforms on notice to regulate sales under existing laws to avoid facing legal action. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On
COVID pandemic triggered spike in antidepressant use among young females, study finds
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COVID pandemic triggered spike in antidepressant use among young females, study finds

Young people turned to antidepressants in greater numbers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, new research has shown.Use of these medications was already on the rise prior to March 2020, but the pandemic accelerated that trend, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on Feb. 26."Using 2016-2022 data from a comprehensive national database, we found that the antidepressant dispensing rate to adolescents and young adults was increasing rapidly before March 2020 but increased nearly 64% faster afterward," Kao Ping Chua, M.D., PhD, a pediatrician and researcher at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, told Fox News Digital in a statement.COVID AND KIDS’ MENTAL HEALTH: FINANCIAL HARDSHIP TOOK A BIG TOLLThe data was pulled from the IQVIA Longitudina...
Eye ointments sold nationwide recalled due to infection risk
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Eye ointments sold nationwide recalled due to infection risk

Multiple brands of lubricant eye ointments are being recalled due to a risk of infection after federal inspectors found unsterile conditions at the Indian plant where the products were manufactured.The recall by Brassica Pharma Pvt. in Thane, a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, comes after a deadly outbreak last year of eye infections linked to artificial tears made by another Indian firm. Sold nationwide by retailers including CVS Health and Walmart, the latest recall involves four products by brands Equate, CVS Health and AACE Pharmaceuticals, according to the notice posted Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  All have expiration dates starting April 2024 and running through September 2025. The recalled products inc...
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