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    Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Vice President Kamala Harris did not say that Hurricane Ian relief would be distributed based on race. An infographic displaying supposed rules for conduct at the 2022 World Cup was created by a Qatari citizen group, not government officials. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change recipients' DNA shape to a “triple helix," and inflation remains worse than it was a year ago.

      FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a combined oral contraceptive pill during adolescence may be associated with less severe breast hypertrophy and does not seem to exacerbate macromastia-related symptoms, according to a study published in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

      FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with lower-extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD), telmisartan does not improve six-minute walk distance compared with placebo at six-month follow-up, according to a study published in the Oct. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

      FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Regardless of vaccination status, exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk for COVID-19 hospitalization, according to a letter to the editor published online Oct. 3 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

      FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is safe for patients with refractory lower urinary tract dysfunction and yields high patient satisfaction, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Scandinavian Journal of Urology.

      FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The increase in incidence of type 1 diabetes among children during the pandemic may not have been caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in Diabetes Care to coincide with the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, held from Sept. 19 to 23 in Stockholm.

      FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A deep learning (DL) system could improve the diagnostic accuracy of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) of breast tissue for detecting breast cancer, according to a study published in the Sept. 28 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

      Adopting a vegan diet has grown increasingly mainstream in recent years. Many choose to go vegan for its health benefits: studies found that vegan diets have a lower risk of many chronic diseases.

      The ReAwaken America Tour led by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has carried a message of a country under siege to tens of thousands of people across the US. The tour serves as a traveling roadshow and recruiting tool for an ascendant Christian nationalist movement that has grown in power and influence inside the Republican Party. The retired three-star Army general warned the tour's audience in Batavia, New York, in August that they were in the midst of a “spiritual war” and a “political war” and urged people to get involved. In the ReAwaken vision of America, Christianity should be at the center of American life and institutions, an idea that upends the constitutional ideal of a pluralist democracy. But it’s a message that is taking hold.

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      Speeding, texting a dangerous due for many teen drivers. In a new study, researchers found teens drove over the speed limit on 40% of trips and held cell phones more than 30% of the time. In 5% of trips, teens sped and used their cell phones. Read more

      Malaysia plans record development spending in 2023 despite a proposed smaller national budget. The budget unveiled Friday is laden with the usual cash handouts, tax cuts and other goodies ahead of impending general elections. Finance Minister Zafrul Aziz proposed a budget of 372.3 billion ringgit ($80 billion), down from estimated spending of 385.3 billion ringgit ($85 billion) in the current year. He said the budget aims to balance economic needs with fiscal consolidation as growth is expected to moderate next year. An opposition lawmaker and economist said the budget appeared geared toward elections. Elections are due in September next year, but the biggest party in the ruling coalition has been clamoring for early polls.

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