All posts by LadyLively

  • Loved One With Alzheimer’s? Make This July 4 ‘Dementia Friendly’

    A holiday filled with loud noises can be upsetting for people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, but it’s possible to create a Fourth of July celebration that works for everyone. “Being proactive, prepared and adaptable...

    • Posted July 3, 2022
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  • Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

    (HealthDay News) – While fireworks may be bright and beautiful, they’re also noisy. And a single loud blast or explosion that lasts less than a second can cause immediate and permanent hearing loss, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association...

    • Posted July 2, 2022
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  • Nerve-Cooling Implant Could Ease Pain Without Opioids

    Hinting at a future alternative to opioid painkillers, scientists have developed a tiny implant designed to ease post-surgery pain and then dissolve once the job is done. So far, the research has been limited to lab animals,...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
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  • U.S.-Wide Abortion Ban Could Cause Big Uptick in Deaths to Moms

    If a national abortion ban follows a Supreme Court ruling overturning the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision, U.S. maternal deaths would likely increase by 24%, new research suggests. That assessment, based on newly released 2020 data,...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
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  • Gas Used in Homes Has Links to Cancer; Leaks Often Undetected

    The natural gas being piped into your home contains a wide array of toxic chemicals, including nearly two dozen so harmful they’re classified as hazardous air pollutants, a new study says. Natural gas samples taken from 69...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
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  • Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles; FDA Investigating

    Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of customers in at least 26 states. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating....

    • Posted July 1, 2022
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  • NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

    New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city has launched the first-of-their-kind mobile COVID-19 testing units that will also dispense the antiviral drug Paxlovid to those who test positive for the virus. The “Test-to-Treat”...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
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  • CDC Says Mystery Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 1, Hospitalized 22

    (HealthDay News) – At least 23 people in 10 states have been sickened and one of them has died in a listeria outbreak which may have originated in Florida, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Although the cause...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
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  • U.S. Fireworks Injuries Are on the Rise

    (HealthDay News) – Fourth of July celebrations often include festive picnics and dazzling fireworks, but these holiday pyrotechnics are causing a growing number of injuries and deaths. Fireworks-related injuries and deaths in the United States have climbed...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
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  • Politics Big Factor in Folks’ Decision to Get Boosters

    Who you voted for at the ballot box may have the most influence over whether you’ve gotten a COVID-19 booster shot. Researchers studying vaccine hesitancy two years into the pandemic found that political party affiliation was a...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
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