Author name: Dr.Jackie Barne

Are Transgender People at Risk of Breast Cancer?

People of all genders can get breast cancer, so it’s important for trans men and trans women to consider that as part of their health care. “Anyone who has breast tissue could potentially or theoretically develop breast cancer,” says Fan Liang, MD, medical director of the Center for Transgender Health at Johns Hopkins Medicine in …

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Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Sept. 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That September, she was diagnosed with …

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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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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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FDA Admits Flaws in Response to Infant Formula Shortage

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) – In a report issued Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged numerous shortcomings in its response to the infant formula shortage earlier this year. “For things that are critical to the public health, if you don’t …

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High Levels of PFAS ‘Forever’ Chemicals in Kids’ School Uniforms

By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your children’s school clothes may look neat, but are they safe to wear? Maybe not. Researchers found high levels of dangerous chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in school uniforms sold across North America. These …

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What ‘The Bachelor’ May Tell Us About Our Own Relationships

Sept. 20, 2022 – On Monday nights, while millions of viewers are marveling at the whirlwind romance of “Bachelor” couples and their extravagant dates, glamorous dresses, and fitted suits, one mental health expert will beking notes on the relationship behavior the contestants . Diane Strachowski, EdD, a licensed cognitive behavioral psychologist and couples therapist, uses …

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The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique May Help You Get to Sleep

Sept. 19, 2022 — If you’re too stressed to sleep, taking time to practice a breathing regimen with ancient roots could help you find your way to slumberland. The 4-7-8 breathing technique was popularized by Andrew Weil, MD, founder of the Andrew Weil center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, but it is …

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