8 of the week's biggest health stories, in case you missed them

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Fox News Digital publishes a range of health articles every day of the week to keep you up to date with the most important wellbeing news.

Groundbreaking medical research, groundbreaking medications, mental health issues, personal medical dramas and more are all covered.

In case you missed them, here are some of the week's biggest health stories.

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Check out these eight important stories.

1. Certain supplements can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke

A new study suggests that taking a popular form of supplements could make a certain group of people more susceptible to heart disease and stroke.

A cardiologist and nutritionist contributed ideas. Click here to read the story.

“Further studies are needed to determine the precise mechanisms for the development and prognosis of cardiovascular disease with regular use of fish oil supplements,” the authors of a new study wrote. (iStock)

2. Half of Americans are ill-equipped to help in a crisis

Only 51% of Americans surveyed know how to perform hands-only CPR, and only 49% can help with severe bleeding.

ER doctors shared tips on how people can be better prepared. Click here to read the story.

First aid

“If you are trained in these life-saving skills, you will know how to recognize the signs that someone needs help and how to buy time until the [first] first responders can get there,” said a doctor. (iStock)

3. Many patients taken off life support may have survived, research suggests

Families may want to wait before making the “irreversible decision” to remove loved ones from life support after a traumatic brain injury, some doctors and researchers say. Click here to read the story.

hospital environment patient holding hand

Many patients who died after traumatic brain injuries might have survived and recovered if their families had waited to take them off life support, a new study shows. (iStock)

4. Three women share their best tips for longevity

For Women's Health Month, three mothers and grandmothers – ages 41, 55 and 64 – revealed how they defy their chronological age. Click here to read the story.

Women's health

From left to right, Julie Gibson Clark, Amy Hardison and Lil Eskey all shared the lifestyle habits that help them slow biological aging. (James Lee, Amy Hardison, Lil Eskey)

5. Lupus expert debunks 7 common myths

Dr. Brooke Goldner of Cornell University, who lives with lupus, has dedicated her life to raising awareness about the disease. She shared the truths behind some of the biggest misconceptions. Click here to read the story.

Lupus splits

Dr. Brooke Goldner, a board-certified physician and professor of autoimmune diseases at Cornell University, pictured right, is committed to debunking lupus myths and misconceptions. (iStock/Dr. Brooke Goldner)

6. The risk of heart attack may increase during election season

Research from Massachusetts General Hospital found that people with specific genetic traits, combined with anxiety or depression, are at a “significantly higher risk of heart attack” during periods of social or political stress. Click here to read the story.

2020 election results next to image of a heart attack

“The connection between mind and heart is strong, and this study highlights that not only our bodies but also our minds need rest and care,” said a doctor. (Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images; iStock)

7. Disturbed sleep and nightmares may be linked to autoimmune diseases

Those who experience vivid nightmares and strange hallucinations may be at higher risk for lupus, a new study suggests. Researchers and doctors revealed the connection. Click here to read the story.

Desperate girl suffering from insomnia

The study not only looked at the problems surrounding sleep, but also when the problems started for the participants. (iStock)

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8. Paralyzed patients could find new hope in spinal cord stimulation

Ninety percent of paralyzed patients regained strength or function in their upper limbs after receiving an experimental therapy, a new study found. Experts wondered why this could be a game-changer for some patients. Click here to read the story.

Health stories about the weekend

Some of this week's top health stories include the risks of supplements, emergency skills, the effects of sleep disorders and more. (iStock)

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