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Study Gauges Mental, Physical Toll of Divorce

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Both men and women reported poorer physical and mental health than the norm for the general population. That was particularly true if their divorce was messy — involving fights over kids, hostile communication or other conflicts. Source: Medical News

Smile When You Get a COVID Vaccine, It'll Hurt Less

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That genuine smile, which brings up the corners of the mouth and creates crow’s feet around the eyes, can reduce the pain of a needle injection by up to 40%, and also blunt a stressful needle-related physiological response by lowering the heart rate, the researchers said. Source: Medical News

Lockdowns May Be Limiting Kids' Asthma Attacks

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Boston Children’s Hospital’s emergency department (ED) observed a steep decline in asthma-related emergency visits last spring. That coincided with a surge of coronavirus cases amid a lockdown ordered by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on March 24. Source: Medical News

Can Some Vaccines Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

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Could vaccines play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are looking at that question more broadly after finding that the flu and pneumonia vaccines might also help protect against the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease. Source: Medical News

COVID Can Harm the Infant Heart

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Researchers found a 2-month-old baby experienced heart issues similar to those seen in adults. The infant later recovered and was released with no heart medications. Source: Medical News

Financial Missteps Could Signal Future Dementia

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Older people diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s were more likely to miss credit card payments as early as six years before their diagnosis, compared with similar people without dementia (about 8% versus 7%), the researchers found. Source: Medical News

Study: CBD from Marijuana Doesn't Impair Driving

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Strains rich with THC, the chemical that produces marijuana’s “high,” cause driving impairment up to 4 hours after vaping, but strains that contain CBD (cannabidiol) and no THC do not, the study found. Source: Medical News

Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women

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Women with a higher number of menopause symptoms had poorer work performance, according to the authors of the study published online recently in Menopause, journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Source: Medical News