Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2022​

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

Updated on September 08, 2022

Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2022​
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Too little exercise, too much sitting could raise breast cancer risk. People more likely to engage in physical activity based on their DNA had a 41% lower risk of invasive breast cancer, a new study found. Read more

In rare 2nd review, FDA panelists back approval of experimental ALS drug. Wednesday's vote was 7-2 for approval. The same panel voted 6-4 last March not to approve the drug, called Albrioza, but lobbying by patient advocates has been intense. Read more

Texas judge says Obamacare can't require coverage for HIV meds. PrEP helps thousands of Texans avoid infection with HIV. But U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that an Affordable Care Act provision requiring free coverage of the drug violates the religious beliefs of a Christian-owned company. Read more

Vitamin D supplements won't shield you from COVID-19. Two new clinical trials, conducted in Britain and Norway, found no benefit from the nutrient in inhibiting the viral illness. Read more

Nurse practitioners are filling the gap in psychiatric care. A new study finds Americans have become increasingly reliant on these health care workers, as the numbers of psychiatrists accepting Medicare has dropped.Read more

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