Cardiology

Too many older Americans are taking daily aspirin

(HealthDay)—Many older adults are still taking a daily baby aspirin to ward off first-time heart problems—despite guidelines that now discourage it, a new study finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does a plant-based diet really help beat COVID-19?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it's been suggested that certain foods or diets may offer protection against COVID-19. But are these sorts of claims reliable?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teen girls suicide attempts up dramatically in pandemic: study

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday that emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts by teenage girls rose significantly last year compared to 2019, highlighting the mental health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improving heart health may reduce the severity of COVID-19 disease

High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, heart disease and diabetes are associated with worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal—Quality of Care and Clinical ...

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Health risks of professional dance

The health risks of professional dance (and particularly with the more strenuous forms of ballet and contemporary dance) are those generally found in sports injuries. Dancers risk injury within the course of their career, many retiring from active performance in their mid to late 30s. Since dance is a performance art with emphasis on aesthetics, dancers are also at a higher risk of body image problems and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia.

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