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How Trauma Can Drastically Increase Suicide Risk for LGBTQ Youth

Share on PinterestNew research from The Trevor Project finds that the more trauma LGBTQIA+ youth deal with, the higher their risk of suicide can become. Hill Street Studios/Getty Images New research finds that suicide risk can increase for LGBTQIA+ youth the more they deal with trauma. The group found that LGBTQ youth, who reported high …

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Lung Cancer Remains the Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths in the U.S.

Share on PinterestSmoking is still the most common cause of lung cancer, but an increasing percentage of lung cancer patients who have never smoked and are under age 40 are being diagnosed with the disease. Renata Angerami/Getty Images The American Lung Association has released its annual Lung Health Barometer survey. Overall, the pace of lung …

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How the New Drug Pricing Bill Could Affect You

A Senate budget reconciliation bill aims to cut medication costs for millions of Americans and reduce drug spending by the federal government. If the legislation passes, the provisions will be enacted over several years, so beneficiaries may not see changes in their out-of-pocket drug costs right away. Two provisions of the reconciliation bill directly target …

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How Will Amazon’s Acquisition of One Medical Impact Healthcare?

Share on PinterestHealth experts say Amazon’s purchase of the telehealth and primary care service One Medical could affect the healthcare landscape in many ways – not all good. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has announced it will acquire subscription-based healthcare provider One Medical Under the new merger, the company plans to improve how people …

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Strength Training for Vegans Is Key to Bone Health. Here’s Why

A plant-based or vegan diet has known health benefits, but it may also adversely affect bone strength. A new study investigated the role strength training plays in the bone health of people who follow a vegan diet. The researchers found that vegans who regularly performed resistance exercises had better bone micro-structure than vegans who did …

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What We Know Right Now About Your Risk of Getting Long COVID

Getty Images A new study finds 1 in 8 people may have symptoms 3 to 5 months after having COVID-19. Researchers found that many of the long-COVID symptoms in study participants were ones reported previously, such as tiredness, loss of sense of taste and/or smell, difficulty breathing and painful muscles. The study was conducted before …

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Experts Warn That Not All Cannabis Alternatives Are Safe

Delta-8 THC products are exploding in popularity and are widely available in the U.S. As a synthetic alternative to cannabis, delta-8 THC is considered legal in all 50 states. Often referred to as ‘cannabis lite’ or ‘diet weed,’ delta-8 can still produce a ‘high,’ despite being touted for its moderate effects. Adverse reactions to delta-8 …

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Monkeypox Risk for Kids: What Parents Should Know

Two children have been identified as having monkeypox in the United States. Children under 8 years old may be at increased risk for severe outcomes of the virus. Monkeypox has spread mainly through close contact. Respiratory transmission is less common. The vast majority of cases have been in adults. Monkeypox cases are spreading mostly among …

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