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Lindsey Leake

Lindsey Leake

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Women get dismissed by doctors—and it’s led to devastating consequences for cancer, says the OB/GYN Olivia Munn credits with saving her life

“Our complaints are dismissed…every time we open our mouths,” she said.

22.05.2024 20

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Ozempic and Wegovy are all the rage—but people are quitting them too fast to achieve meaningful weight loss, according to the largest GLP-1 study yet

Sales of anti-obesity drugs hit $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2023.

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Prenuvo CEO says you can't be healthy without data: ‘The average person has literally no information about their health’

There's no such thing as too much information when it comes to your well-being, according to Andrew Lacy.

22.05.2024 40

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How COVID exposed the inequality in our health care system: 'Now is the time of reckoning'

“Health equity has been a chronic issue for time immemorial," notes one expert.

21.05.2024 30

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3 ways to nurture your employees’ mental well-being: ‘It builds that trust in them that you have their back’

When employees suffer, so, too, does business.

21.05.2024 30

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This is the best time of day to exercise for people living with obesity, new study shows

One hormone in particular may explain the health benefits of physical activity at this time.

18.05.2024 10

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44% of Americans feel they’ve lost time to poor mental health, survey says. It’s worse for people with depression or anxiety

Among respondents diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety, 50% said they’ve lost years of their life to mental illness.

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Americans are increasingly concerned about their mental health, survey says. Here’s how social media plays a role

In addition, more parents are concerned with their children’s mental health than physical health.

14.05.2024 50

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Bird flu FAQ: Everything you need to know about the H5N1 outbreak that’s spread to dairy cows in 9 states

The disease has spread to poultry in 48 states, dairy cattle in nine, and two people in Texas and Colorado.

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75% of Americans think mental health issues are treated worse than physical illness, new survey says. Here’s why

The older the survey respondents, the more likely they were to think mental health issues are treated worse than physical ones.

04.05.2024 30

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Do men really sleep better than women? Experts explain

The long-standing lack of inclusion of women in biomedical and behavioral research has been a hindrance to sleep study.

02.05.2024 10

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Superbugs could lower your life expectancy by nearly 2 years, report says. What to know about antimicrobial resistance

Uncontrolled AMR is also projected to cost the world $855 billion annually until 2035, international leaders say.

26.04.2024 50

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Your ground beef may be contaminated with E. coli, USDA says. Here are the products under public health alert

The Greater Omaha Packing Co. says one of its products tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, a strain known to cause severe intestinal infection in...

22.04.2024 30

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Recreational cannabis use may lower your risk of cognitive decline, study says

Previous research suggests people with subjective cognitive decline are 2.5 times more likely to develop dementia.

20.04.2024 10

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These states and cities have the best—and worst—brain health in America. See where your home ranks in mood, memory, and more

Healthy eating was the activity most positively associated with survey respondents’ brain health, followed by leisure activities and time with...

18.04.2024 20

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What’s the scoop on protein powder? Nutrition experts share 3 things to know about the popular supplement

Protein powder is convenient but depending on your health and lifestyle, it may not be as nutritious as you think.

16.04.2024 30

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Alcohol-fueled hospital visits are spiking among middle-aged women, study says: ‘We simply just don’t know what’s causing this’

Existing research shows alcohol use among women had already begun to skyrocket before the onset of COVID-19.

16.04.2024 10

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Your boss is probably getting more sleep than you are, survey says. Here’s who catches more z’s than even CEOs, managers, and business owners

Job seniority also correlates to sleep quality, with chairpersons and CEOs most likely to report sleep quality satisfaction.

11.04.2024 30

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1 in 3 employees—including in-office workers—regularly nap on the clock, survey says. Here’s who catches the most Z’s on the job and why

The tradeoff? Nearly 80% of survey respondents said they lose sleep over job stressors.

08.04.2024 30

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Virtual colonoscopy lets you skip the scope. Here’s what to know about the colorectal cancer screening Mark Cuban says saves time and money

Traditional colonoscopy is the most comprehensive type of colorectal cancer screening, but noninvasive options have their advantages.

03.04.2024 50

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The doctor who caught actress Olivia Munn’s breast cancer also diagnosed her own: ‘I don’t want another woman to go through what I went through’

The celebrity physician had benign imaging, no genetic mutations, and no family history of breast cancer when she was diagnosed with the disease.

29.03.2024 20

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A 5-minute test can estimate your odds of developing breast cancer—but not if you’re biracial

Mixed-race women are used to not fitting into one racial/ethnic box on forms. In 2024, they’re still being left out of an algorithm that may help...

23.03.2024 20

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Kate Middleton diagnosed with cancer after abdominal surgery in ‘huge shock’ to British royal family

In a video statement, Kate Middleton reveals cancer diagnosis was a "huge shock."

22.03.2024 7

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An exercise pill may one day offer the same benefits as a workout, scientists say

Researchers hope an exercise-mimicking pill could treat muscle atrophy and improve the physical fitness of people with serious ailments such as cancer...

19.03.2024 4

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The dark side of daily vitamin D supplements: After a man died from an ‘overdose’ in the UK, experts explain how much is healthy

Coroner’s records show the 89-year-old had taken NaturPlus UK vitamin D supplements for at least nine months before his death.

16.03.2024 8

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Olivia Munn was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months after a normal mammogram. This is the tool she says ‘saved my life’

Wanting to be proactive about her health, Munn in February 2023 took a genetic test that screens for 90 such cancer genes. She tested negative for all...

14.03.2024 10

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Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian calls this ‘the highest ROI $100 you can spend on your health.’ Here’s what to know about the calcium score test’s benefits

Altimeter CEO Brad Gerstner also shared on X he’d gotten the scan, in part because “I have had too many friends die young of heart attacks.”

12.03.2024 10

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Mark Cuban’s $141K mistake: The Cost Plus Drugs cofounder says CEOs don’t understand health care coverage, and it’s costing them big

The billionaire entrepreneur spoke to Fortune after participating in a White House roundtable discussion on bringing transparency to the role of...

08.03.2024 30

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You’ll probably spend at least 17 years of your adult life online. Here are some expert tips for curbing screen time while staying connected

You don’t have to have an internet or a social media addiction to rack up years of scrolling time.

06.03.2024 20

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Billionaire Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drugs will begin manufacturing its own medications this week

The billionaire entrepreneur and Cost Plus Drugs cofounder Dr. Alex Oshmyansky participated in a White House health care roundtable.

05.03.2024 30

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5-day ‘fasting-mimicking diet’ may lower your biological age and reduce disease risk, study says

The diet may help lower your biological age and reduce your risk of age-related diseases—without drastically changing your eating habits.

01.03.2024 40

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Belly fat tied to brain health in middle-aged adults at high risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds—but it’s worse for men

The amounts of fat in the liver, abdomen, and pancreas impact cognitive function and regional brain volumes, Rutgers Health researchers say.

28.02.2024 9

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Wendy Williams maintains ‘trademark sense of humor’ amid frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia diagnoses

Williams, 59, was diagnosed with the most common form of dementia among adults 45-64.

23.02.2024 8

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Sorry, guys. Women may get more health benefits from regular exercise—including a lower risk of an early death

Women receive greater cardiovascular gains even if they work out less often than men, a new study says.

19.02.2024 4

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Meet the Atlantic diet, the Mediterranean diet’s neighbor that may help reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome

The traditional diet, native to Spain and Portugal, also may decrease your risk of abdominal obesity and low “good” cholesterol.

16.02.2024 20

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Viagra may help reduce Alzheimer’s risk, according to a new study. An expert explains the surprising connection

U.K. scientists say class of drugs designed to dilate blood vessels may lower risk of cognitive decline

09.02.2024 8

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