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Health Highlights, Nov. 15, 2021


Still feeling nervous about holiday gatherings? You're not alone. A new survey finds that nearly three-fourths of Americans plan to celebrate only with household members, and 46% would require unvaccinated guests to test negative for COVID-19. Read more

Less salt, more potassium for a healthier heart. A new study of over 10,000 adults finds that less sodium in your diet and more potassium -- from foods like bananas or leafy greens -- could boost your cardiovascular health. Read more

Federal judge upholds stay on Biden administration's vaccine mandates. The requirement had stated that employees of businesses with 100 or more workers be vaccinated by Jan. 4 or wear face masks. Read more

Coffee might affect your heart's rhythms. Your daily cup of joe might be a quick pick-me-up, but it comes with a mixed bag of good and not-so-good effects on your health, a new study reports. Read more

Drug used to prevent miscarriage has a dangerous legacy. A medication used decades ago to prevent loss of pregnancy appears linked to a heightened risk for cancer in people born to women who'd taken it, researchers say. Read more

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