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Health Highlights: June 25, 2021

Health Highlights: June 25, 2021

Here's HealthDay's top stories for Friday, June 25:

Colds make a comeback. As rules on mask-wearing, social distancing and mass gatherings relax, there's a surge in colds, bronchitis and other respiratory ills in doctor's offices & ERs across the United States. Read more

Pandemic Viagra boom? One segment of Americans who weren't having less sex during the pandemic: Men battling impotence. Sales of ED drugs surged during lockdown, new research shows. Read more

Another Alzheimer's drug nears approval. Last week, the FDA's approval of Aduhelm, the first new Alzheimer's drug in years, stirred controversy. Now, another Alzheimer's medicine -- Eli Lilly's donanemab -- may also be headed for approval. Read more

Lockdown weight gain = more kids with diabetes. Stuck at home for months with little exercise and lots to snack on, more American kids developed type 2 diabetes, researchers report. Read more

A DNA-based blood test spots hidden cancers. Researchers say telltale genes reveal late-stage hidden cancers with great accuracy. But is that enough to help patients? Read more



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