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Health News - Study: Odds for death, hospital care rise when statins are stopped - Living longer often means living with multiple health problems and many medications to manage them, leading doctors to try to discontinue some drugs -- but a new study says statins shouldn't be one of them.

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World News -- WHO: virus is spreading faster than vaccine distribution

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Health News -- Most editors at leading medical journals are White, study finds

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Health News -- 'Ice' flavored e-cigarettes may increase nicotine dependence risk in vapers

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Health News -- Study: COVID-19 vaccine booster dose safe, needed for transplant patients -- People who have received an organ transplant may need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a small study published Monday by the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found.

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Health News -- Expert: COVID-19 vaccines safe for kids, may allow return to 'normal life' -- Parents need to know that COVID-19 shots are safe and effective for kids age 12 and older, an expert says.

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Health News -- Too many ultra-processed foods in childhood linked to extra weight gain as adults -- Children as young as age 7 years who consume large amounts of ultra-processed foods experience steady weight gain into adulthood, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found.

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World News -- Moon Jae-in says South Korea could supply COVID-19 vaccines to North -- Seoul will seek to supply COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea if the South becomes a global vaccine hub, President Moon Jae-in said Monday.

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Health News -- Study: Babies produce strong immune response to ward off COVID-19 -- British researchers report that babies have a strong immune response to the virus that causes COVID-19, based on a new, small study.

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Health News -- Experts: Too early to tell if yearly COVID-19 booster vaccines needed -- As the number of people fully immunized against COVID-19 rises into the hundreds of millions, immunologists and infectious disease experts now are pondering a new question in the unfolding pandemic.

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Health News -- Poor sleep after head injury may point to dementia risk -- Sleep disorders may increase the odds for dementia in survivors of traumatic brain injury, new research suggests.

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Health News -- ER visits after suicide attempts up among teens, young adults during pandemic -- Emergency room visits related to suicide attempts among teens and young adults in the United States rose by as much as 40% as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, according to data released Friday by the CDC.

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Science News -- Monkey study highlights brain biology behind 'doomscrolling' -- The results of a novel monkey study helped scientists pinpoint the region of the brain that dictates whether people seek out or avoid potentially negative information.

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Health News -- Kids with severe COVID-19 unlikely to receive same treatment as adults -- More than one in 10 children hospitalized with COVID-19 experience complications such as irregular heartbeats, lung failure and symptoms of viral pneumonia, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found.

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World News -- South Korea's National Assembly closes after COVID-19 outbreak -- South Korea's parliament shut down after several people affiliated with the ruling Democratic Party tested positive for COVID-19.

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Health News -- Study: Kids with COVID-19 may be as contagious as adults -- Nose and throat samples collected from children with COVID-19 contain as much virus as those taken from infected adults, suggesting they may be just as contagious, a study published Friday by JAMA Pediatrics found.

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Health News -- Study: Low self-esteem in promiscuous women is a widely-held myth -- The old double standard lives on: A new study finds that many people still believe -- incorrectly -- that women who engage in casual sex have low self-esteem. And they don't think the same is true of men.

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Health News -- 'Laughing gas' shows promise against tough-to-treat depression -- When antidepressants fail to rein in hard-to-treat depression, the common anesthetic most know as "laughing gas" might be a safe and effective alternative, new research suggests.

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Health News -- Healthy levels of vitamin D may boost breast cancer outcomes -- Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D - the "sunshine vitamin" - at the time of their diagnosis have better long-term outcomes, a new study finds.

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U.S. News -- UPI News Quiz: Blue Origin, 'sea snot,' bitcoin -- Blue Origin sending a billionaire to space, "sea snot" forms on Turkish coast, a country makes bitcoin legal currency... how closely did you follow the headlines this week? Take the UPI News Quiz for June 11, 2021.

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Obesity still health risk, even with normal blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol

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Expert: Tinnitus, hearing loss not uncommon in COVID-19 patients

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Rare COVID-19-linked syndrome more likely in Black, Hispanic, younger children

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New treatment fights rare cases of COVID-19 vaccine-linked blood clots

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Study: Some smokers quit early in COVID-19 pandemic, others smoked more

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Celebrities in their 90s

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