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57% of People in CDC Survey Support Ban on All Tobacco Sales

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...3, 2023 -- A new survey from the CDC found that 57.3% of U.S. respondents support policies banning the sale of all tobacco products and 62.3% support... ...The FDA says menthol makes it easier to start smoking and also enhances the effects of nicotine, making it more addictive and harder to quit.... ...Support for the menthol ban was strong across the board, the CDC said.... ...including among population groups historically targeted by unjust marketing practices and with a high prevalence of menthol cigarette use," the CDC...

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Community Gardening Could Boost Your Lifestyle and Your Health

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...According to the CDC, 6 in 10 Americans have diet-related chronic illnesses -- heart disease, strokes, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes -- most... ...From 2017 to 2019, environmental health expert Jill Litt, PhD, and her colleagues at the University of Colorado Boulder, studied 37 DUG-run community... ...years, with many spent at the Denver Urban Gardens....

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Avian H5N1 Flu Outbreak Now Spreading to Mammals

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...Department of Agriculture and its counterpart in the United Kingdom say the virus has been detected in mammals such as raccoons, foxes, bears, skunks... ..., and even a cat in France.... ...The current risk for bird flu to jump from mammals to humans is low, the World Health Organization says.... ...mutations could create another human pandemic, according to The New York Times....

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ChatGPT's AI Could Help Catch Alzheimer's Early

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...Digital Health.... ...Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia used the AI behind ChatGPT (which has grabbed headlines for writing believable term papers and passing... ..."GPT-3 is able to capture such a subtle difference reflected in the text," says study author Hualou Liang, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering... ..."The best combination tends to be combining both types of features together," says Frank Rudzicz, PhD, associate professor of computer science at...

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Weight Loss Drug Will Be Easier to Find in Stores Soon ...

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..., according to NBC News.... ...The company has said it faced supply issues, and "pent up demand" continues for Wegovy, CEO Lars Jorgensen said on a call with investors Wednesday... ...Novo Nordisk makes both.... ...Wegovy mimics a hormone that helps reduce food intake and cut appetite, NBC said. In clinical trials, Wegovy reduced body weight by about 15%....

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The Future of At-Home Testing: Flu, RSV Rapid Tests Are Coming

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...The division of the National Institutes of Health that helped create rapid COVID tests confirmed it is partnering with developers on combination... ...The FDA says it is confident that at-home rapid tests like those for COVID-19 are forthcoming for the flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV... ...Haymond, PhD, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, wrote in an email.... ...She is also the director of clinical mass spectrometry at the Ann & Robert H....

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Positive Test No Longer Required To Get COVID Antivirals

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...The FDA announced the changes Wednesday in letters sent to the drugs" manufacturers, Pfizer and Merck.... ...2, 2023 -- People no longer need a positive COVID-19 test to be prescribed the antiviral medications Paxlovid or Lagevrio.... ...For Lagevrio, research shows a 30% reduction in hospitalization, with even greater protection for people ages 75 and older.... ...In the letters, the FDA said it replaced the requirement for a positive test to instead require a current diagnosis of mild to moderate COVID-19....

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Warmer Temperatures Could Be Helping Dangerous Fungi Spread

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...The Wall Street Journal reports that scientific evidence suggests it could be, as "dangerous fungal infections are on the rise.".... ...The World Health Organization has identified Cryptococcus, Coccidioides, Histoplasma and Candida auris as being among the fungal pathogens of greatest... ...Previously harmless fungi could "suddenly become potential pathogens," said Peter Pappas, an infectious-disease specialist at the University of Alabama...

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Now Trending on Social Media: Bad Birth Control Info

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...In an analysis of 50 YouTube videos, University of Delaware researchers found that nearly three-quarters of influencers talked about discontinuing... ...may give incomplete or inaccurate sexual health information.... ...Emily Pfender, who reported her findings in the journal Health Communication.... ..., PhD, an associate professor at the University of Colorado's College of Media, Communication, and Information who studies digital media and health...

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A Healthy Lifestyle Might Delay Memory Decline in Older Adults

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...A team of investigators in China analyzed 10-year data on over 29,000 older adults with an average age of 72 years.... ...Center for Neurological Disorders and Department of Neurology, Xuan Wu Hospital, Capital Medical University in Beijing, China, and co-authors.... ..."A healthy lifestyle is associated with slower memory decline, even in the presence of the APOE4 allele," wrote Jianping Jia, MD, PhD, of the Innovation...



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