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Health News - Watching TV for 4 hours or more daily may increase blood clot risk, study finds - Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Watching television for four hours a day or more increases a person's risk for blood clots, a study published Wednesday by the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found.

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U.S. News -- Senate Democrats urge FTC to investigate COVID-19 test price gouging -- Calling it "predatory and profiteering," two U.S. Senators called on the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, to investigate price gouging over COVID-19 tests.

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Health News -- Study: Older adults less likely to get tested for COVID-19 or know screening sites -- Older adults are among those less likely to get tested for COVID-19, despite their having symptoms that indicate they should be screened for the virus, a study published Wednesday by PLOS Global Public Health found.

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Health News -- Study finds no evidence of COVID-19 transmission via breast milk -- Breastfeeding moms can rest easier: New research finds no evidence their milk transmits the virus that causes COVID-19 to their babies.

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Health News -- Study: Heart function returns quickly in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C -- Most children who develop a rare, but sometimes severe, heart complication due to COVID-19 recover quickly, a study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Heart Association found.

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World News -- COVID-19 pandemic 'nowhere near over,' WHO warns -- The COVID-19 pandemic that has killed millions of people around the world is "nowhere near over," according to the World Health Organization.

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World News -- Daily COVID-19 infections in Germany top 100,000 for first time -- Germany's public health agency said Wednesday that daily COVID-19 infections in Germany have topped 100,000 for the first time during the pandemic.

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Science News -- Study: Carbon monoxide deaths soar during power outages -- Power outages are becoming more frequent in the United States, and a new study highlights one consequence of prolonged blackouts: carbon monoxide poisonings.

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Health News -- Study: Opioid addiction treatment in jail reduces re-arrest risk after release -- No magic bullet exists for ending the U.S. opioid crisis, but there's hopeful news for one high-risk population: Providing addiction medication in jails reduces the odds of addicts being re-arrested after their release.

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U.S. News -- White House to make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans at no cost -- The day after launching its website to distribute millions of home COVID-19 tests, the White House said Wednesday that will also make available 400 million N95 masks to Americans at no cost.

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U.S. News -- U.S. Supreme Court leaves mask mandate intact for air travelers -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place a federal mask mandate for air travel rejecting without comment an emergency application to block the policy.

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Health News -- Brighter outlook on aging may buffer against physical effects of stress -- People who believe their bodies and minds will break down with age may be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, a recent study suggests.

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Health News -- Study: Blood tests assessed via machine learning can predict COVID-19 survival -- Blood samples collected from patients with severe COVID-19 can be analyzed by a machine learning approach to predict whether they will recover and survive or die from the disease, a PLOS Digital Health study found.

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Health News -- Chronic conditions increase risk of severe COVID-19 in children -- As a record number of American kids are being hospitalized with COVID-19, a new study helps clarify which ones are at the highest risk for serious complications.

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U.S. News -- Officials struggle to regulate pop-up COVID-19 testing sites -- In recent months, mobile COVID-19 testing tents and vans have sprouted on urban sidewalks and street curbs as demand has skyrocketed in response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

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Health News -- Rapid at-home COVID-19 tests are highly accurate for children, study shows -- Despite earlier concerns that at-home COVID-19 tests might be less accurate than PCR tests, new research in U.S. children and teens adds to evidence that the rapid tests are highly accurate.

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Health News -- COVID-19 vaccine trial participants report side effects even with placebos -- Nearly one-third of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial participants given a placebo as part of studies reported experiencing side effects after receiving the sham product, a JAMA Network Open analysis found.

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Study finds 1 in 10 people with COVID-19 remains infectious beyond 10 days

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Pressure mounts to ease blood donor rules for gay men

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Baby's feeding troubles tied to later developmental delays

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Study confirms risks of COVID-19 in pregnancy for unvaccinated mothers, babies

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Starting hormone therapy in teens may improve mental health for transgender people

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