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TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of older adults report at least one symptom of addiction to highly processed food, according to the results of the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging released on Jan. 30.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccine protection against severe outcomes from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) lasts at least six months after the second dose, but protection is lower for older patients, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in JAMA Network Open.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- That feeling of crushing pain in your chest can be a medical emergency, but it can also be angina pectoris, or “stable angina” — a symptom of coronary heart disease that can be managed with medication.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends all pregnant people undergo blood pressure measurement throughout pregnancy to identify hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (Grade B recommendation). This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Feb. 7.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with aflibercept versus sham, initiating aflibercept only if vision-threatening complications develop, yields anatomic improvement but no improvement in visual acuity for patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) without center-involved diabetic macular edema (CI-DME), according to a study published in the Feb. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The rates of in-hospital mortality and failure to rescue decrease from a hospital volume threshold of more than 25 liver resections per year, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in the British Journal of Surgery.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer screening strategies based on personal risk are more cost effective than the 2021 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with a moderately accelerated personalized backup pacing rate (myPACE) is beneficial for patients with stage B and C heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), according to a study published online Feb. 1 in JAMA Cardiology.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed degenerative meniscus tears do not benefit from arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) versus nonsurgical or sham treatment, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements are typically used to guard against bone loss and fractures, but new research offers up another possibility: For folks with pre-diabetes, they may help lower the chances of a full diabetes diagnosis.

A new year means changes to Medicare, including updated premiums and deductibles and sometimes big policy moves. In 2023, there’s a little of everything: Some costs have gone down, others have increased, and there are some notable tweaks to how Medicare works.

His debilitating back pain lasted decades, until a new implant changed everything. The new muscle-stimulating device works by strengthening the multifidus muscle, which is essential for walking, sitting and bending, doctors say. Read more

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- That seemingly sudden heart attack? It may have been triggered by underlying coronary heart disease.

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- That seemingly sudden heart attack? It may have been triggered by underlying coronary heart disease.

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Higher consumption of ultra-processed food (UPF) is associated with increased cancer burden and cancer-related mortality, especially ovarian cancer, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in eClinicalMedicine.

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Female patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) have worse outcomes when receiving rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) in the morning, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JCI Insight.

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Autism detection using electronic health record (EHR) data achieves clinically meaningful accuracy by age 30 days, which improves by age 1 year, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in JAMA Network Open.