Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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Panel Recommends Routine Anxiety Screening for Adults Under 65—Here’s What That Could Look Like

The U.S. has seen major attempts to reduce the stigma of mental health in recent years, and a new recommendation from an expert panel may help normalize screening for anxiety disorders. A draft recommendation released Tuesday from the U.S. Preventive...

Monkeypox Has the Potential to Mutate and Resist Antiviral Treatment, FDA Warns

As the global monkeypox outbreak lingers on, health officials are warning that the virus is mutating at a pace that may soon allow it to become resistant to an antiviral drug used to treat patients at risk of serious...

‘Night Owls’ May Have a Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease Than ‘Early Birds’

Individuals who prefer to stay up late and sleep late in the morning may be at a higher risk for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study published in the journal...

Cognitive Decline Among Older Americans Can Result in ‘Expensive, Irreversible’ Money Management Mistakes

Millions of older Americans experience cognitive decline that's significant enough to interfere with their financial skills, but despite this reality 75% of these individuals continue managing their own money. According to a new study published in JAMA Network Open, cognitive...

Forehead Thermometers May Be Less Likely to Detect Fevers in Black Patients, Study Shows

Forehead thermometers, which were widely used to screen for COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, may be less accurate in Black patients—an oversight that could be contributing to delayed diagnoses and a greater risk of mortality. The news comes from research published...

Ketamine Infusions Show Growing Promise for Treating Anxiety and Depression

Ketamine, a substance traditionally used as an anesthetic, has been found to be beneficial for treating mental health issues including depression and anxiety. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Pyschiatry revealed that people who received intravenous ketamine...

Taking 4,000 Steps a Day Can Reduce Dementia Risk—But More Walking Is Even Better

If you need a reason to get up and move more, here it is: A newly published study finds that walking 10,000 steps per day helps lower your risk of developing dementia. In fact, even 4,000 steps a day...

WHO Says ‘End Is in Sight’ for COVID Pandemic—Here’s What Still Needs to Be Done

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic may finally be in sight, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD announced Wednesday in a press briefing. "Last week, the number of weekly reported deaths from COVID-19 was the lowest since...

Android Users Can Now Hide Chrome Incognito Tabs With Their Fingerprint

Photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock) Google added a new feature to Chrome for Android that will keep your open Incognito mode tabs hidden away unless they’re unlocked with your fingerprint data. This new feature is similar to the “Privacy Screen” option...

Is climate change to blame for the Pakistan floods? Here’s what we know.

This summer, four times more rain than normal fell on southern Pakistan, causing widespread flooding that left a third of the country underwater. The scale is hard to wrap your head around: The deluge has affected 33 million people...
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Snoop Dogg Is Launching His Own Line Of Breakfast Food

Following his recent announcement of Snoop Loopz cereal, Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus has launched his Momma Snoop Breakfast Foods line, he...
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