Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2022​ | Health & Fitness

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California’s plan to make low-cost insulin could be example for the nation. Earlier this year, the state announced an initiative to bring its own insulin products to market, in response to the steep costs of the lifesaving drug in the United States. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — California’s plan to manufacture its own insulin could be a huge money-saver for state residents with diabetes — and possibly be a model for other states, according to experts.

Aerobic exercise reinvigorates the aging brain. Research shows that improved blood flow ensures the brain gets enough oxygen and nutrients, while also flushing out toxic waste materials. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Regular aerobic exercise improves blood flow to the brain, which should help keep seniors sharper as they age, a new trial has revealed.

Pandemic saw rise in death rates for Millennials from multiple causes. Americans aged 25 to 44 are dying at significantly higher rates from three leading killers than similarly aged people did just 10 years ago, new federal numbers show. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans aged 25 to 44 — so-called millennials — are dying at significantly higher rates from three leading killers than similarly aged people just 10 years ago, the latest government data shows.

FDA takes steps to make overdose antidote drug over-the-counter. Easing access to naloxone could end up saving lives otherwise lost to opioid abuse, experts say. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears poised to approve certain naloxone products for over-the-counter use, a move that would help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Kids born by C-section may have weakened response to vaccines. Babies born vaginally had higher levels of antibodies in their saliva to pneumonia shots at one year and meningococcal shots at 18 months, a new study finds. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Babies born via cesarean section may not mount as strong an immune response after some childhood vaccines compared to babies delivered vaginally, researchers suggest.

Demand for mental health care has U.S. psychiatrists overwhelmed. Young people and health care workers are among those seeking treatment for depression, anxiety disorders and substance use issues, a new report finds. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Though the COVID-19 pandemic has eased, a mental health crisis persists, a nationwide survey of U.S. psychologists reveals.

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