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Soda, chips, hot dogs, etc. — they can take years off your life, scientists say
Scientists who study how our food choices affect our life spans have found that people can gain sizable health benefits at any age by improving their eating habits.
US adults should get routine anxiety screening, panel says
It’s the first time the US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended anxiety screening in primary care for adults without symptoms.
UK to offer vaccines to some queer men to stop monkeypox; officials cite higher transmission risk
British health officials will start offering vaccines to gay and bisexual men at the highest risk of catching monkeypox, in an effort to curb the biggest outbreak of the disease beyond Africa.
Rates of non-hospital births rising among women of color
There is an increasing number of non-white birthing people who have sought hospital alternatives for their labor and delivery as health for the birthing population among people of color lags behind that of white people, according to a new report released by the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Pregnant people with COVID are unlikely to transmit to newborns, new research shows
Pregnant people who are positive with COVID-19 when they give birth rarely transmit the virus to their newborns, according to a spate of new research. The reason: COVID isn't often found in a patient's bloodstream.
Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks
Older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday.
Eating chocolate might be good for your health, depending on when you eat it, study says
A new study from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests that eating a “concentrated amount” of chocolate every morning could actually help people burn fat.
Three Mass. communities were ranked among the healthiest in the nation by US News & World Report
In its third annual “healthiest communities” rankings, US News listed three Massachusetts counties in the top 100.