Does Having ADHD Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

A new study finds ADHD may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Researchers followed over 37,000 people with ADHD for nearly 12 years to see if they developed any cardiovascular conditions. While people with ADHD all had an increased risk of cardiac diagnoses, the risk was especially high for cardiac arrest, stroke, and peripheral …

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CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Lupus

Share on PinterestScientists have been working on new treatments for lupus. PER Images/Stocksy An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States have the autoimmune disorder lupus. There is no known cure and few effective treatments are available for the disease. Researchers report that a new CAR T-cell immunotherapy showed promise in a recent study. …

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Global Diets Haven’t Improved in 30 Years, Here’s Why

Diets have only improved by 1.5 points over the last 30 years as measured by the global Alternative Healthy Eating Index. Certain groups of people were more likely to follow healthier eating habits than others. Policy changes need to happen to approve affordability and accessibility to nutritious foods. Globally, diets have not improved very much …

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CBD May Offer Health Benefits for Postmenopause, Research Shows

Share on PinterestA recent study investigating the effects of CBD in estrogen-deficient mice found that CBD improved several menopause-related symptoms and conditions. Trinette Reed/Stocksy Menopause is a natural process and not a disease or disorder, but it can cause a host of unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms. Declining estrogen during the years before, during, and …

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Injectable form of PrEP Could be Game Changer for HIV Prevention

Share on PinterestResearch finds a new injectable form of PrEP is superior to daily oral tablets to prevent the contraction of HIV. Sara Jurado/Getty Images New research sheds light on the efficacy of cabotegravir long-acting (LA) for HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This is the first, and currently, only long-acting injectable form of PrEP, a medication …

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Biden Said the COVID-19 Pandemic is Over, Here’s What Experts Think

President Biden made headlines when he said that the COVID-19 pandemic is over. While cases are far lower than at the height of the pandemic, the disease is still spreading and hundreds of deaths are reported daily. We talked to experts about whether they agree with Biden that the pandemic is over. On Sunday, President …

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Global Diets Haven’t Improved in 30 Years, Here’s What to Know

JulPo/Getty Images Diets have only improved by 1.5 points over the last 30 years as measured by the global Alternative Healthy Eating Index. Certain groups of people were more likely to follow healthier eating habits than others. Policy changes need to happen to approve affordability and accessibility to nutritious foods. Globally, diets have not improved …

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Drug Shows Promise in Treating Lupus Joint Pain

Share on PinterestMedication is often prescribed for symptoms associated with lupus. Dmitry Ageev/EyeEm/Getty Images People with lupus can experience pain from swollen and tender joints. In a recent study, researchers say the experimental drug litifilimab showed promise in reducing these symptoms. An earlier study indicated that litifilimab may also help reduce skin rashes associated with …

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2/3 of Parents Say Their Kid Is Self-Conscious About Their Appearance

Share on PinterestA new poll finds that two-thirds of parents say their children are self-conscious about some aspect of the way they look and that it affects their self-esteem. Lorena/Stocksy In a poll, two-thirds of parents said that their kids felt self-conscious about how they looked. They reported that their children’s self-esteem had been affected …

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