Health & Wellness

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:46:01 EST Wait Times Increase for COVID-19 Test Results

As the number of COVID-19 diagnostic tests have increased, it may take up to a 6 days or longer for some people to get their results.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:16:28 EST As Cases Surge, No Clear Answers on School Reopening

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in more than 30 states, parents have mixed feelings about the upcoming start of school and how to keep their children and families safe.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:51:59 EST Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Intense breathing problems may be the most widely reported feature of COVID-19, but new research warns that coronavirus can also take aim at the brain.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:45:31 EST Antivirals Tied to Heart Issue in COVID Patients

Older, critically ill COVID-19 patients who are given a combination of two common antiretroviral drugs can experience a drastic slowing of their heart rate, French researchers report.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:53:08 EST Hip Replacement May Also Ease Back Pain

If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:04:23 EST Study: Coronavirus May Pass From Mom to Baby

It may be possible for the new coronavirus to be passed from infected pregnant women to their babies, Italian researchers say, but more study is needed.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:15:23 EST Study: Sterilize N95 Masks With a Microwave

A new study offers a decontamination tool that is much more accessible and affordable: a microwave.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:44:32 EST 'Broken Heart Syndrome' Has Risen During Pandemic

Doctors at one Ohio hospital system have discovered yet another possible consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: More cases of "broken heart syndrome."

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:42:52 EST Record Numbers as U.S. Tops 3 Million COVID Cases

The U.S. has topped 3 million cases of COVID-19 after reporting another single-day record of 60,000 new cases on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:27:39 EST 75 or Older? Statins Can Still Benefit Your Heart

People 75 and older who were free of heart disease and prescribed a statin wound up with a 25% lower risk of death from any cause and a 20% lower risk of heart-related death, researchers reported July 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:26:19 EST Can Probiotics Help Ease Depression?

Researchers found that various probiotics seemed to improve symptoms in patients with clinical depression -- at least in the short term.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:25:04 EST Air Conditioning May Be Spreading COVID

As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly throughout the South, some scientists believe there could be an important, but overlooked factor in the spread of the virus in the region--air conditioning.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:11:50 EST Court: Employers Can Refuse Birth Control Coverage

More than 70,000 U.S. women could be left without cost-free birth control after the Supreme Court upheld a Trump administration policy change that permits some employers to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage on religious or moral grounds.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:56:10 EST New Guidelines Could Double Number Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening

CT scans have been proven to help spot lung cancer early and save lives. Now, updated expert recommendations could double the number of Americans who are eligible for the yearly screening.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:57:37 EST Two Lysol Products Can Kill Coronavirus: EPA

The EPA said laboratory tests found that Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist destroy the virus two minutes after contact.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:56:10 EST As REM Sleep Declines, Life Span Suffers

Deep sleep is essential for good health, and too little of it may shorten your life, a new study suggests.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:53:35 EST Studies Track Super-Spreading of COVID-19

Prohibiting high-risk events—large, densely packed gatherings in close contact—could dramatically reduce COVID-19 cases, according to two new reports, and could do so quickly.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:51:54 EST COVID Worsens Mental Health In The LGBTQ Community

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety and depression are striking many in the LGBTQ+ community for the first time, researchers say.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:38:28 EST Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, helping blood pressure and keeping colon cancer away, too.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:28:45 EST Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next several years.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:02:49 EST Managing RA Pain for Better Sleep

Getting on the right treatment plan for your rheumatoid arthritis can help ease the pain that steals your slumber.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:50:09 EST Back-to-School Vaccines Your Kids Need

See which vaccines your child will need before heading back to school.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:47:37 EST Does Having a Dog Make for Well-Adjusted Kids?

If you've hesitated to get a dog because your kids are very young, new research suggests that the preschool years might be a good time to add a furry friend to the family.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:38:58 EST Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:42:07 EST Pregnancy Discharge: Color and Texture Changes

Pregnancy brings all kinds of changes to your body, including an increase in vaginal discharge. Learn more about this unexpected pregnancy change.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:33:24 EST COVID Claims Life of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero

Broadway musical theater actor Nick Cordero -- who'd been hospitalized for three months after contracting the new coronavirus -- died Sunday at age 41.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:23:06 EST U.S. Reports One-Day Record of 50,000 COVID Cases

A record more than 50,200 new coronavirus cases were reported across the United States on July 1.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:32:42 EST Does Having a Sense of Purpose Improve Your Health?

A study suggests that if you feel you have a purpose in life you’re more likely to feel both physically and mentally well on a daily basis.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:45:47 EST Summer Eye Care

Follow these expert tips to protect your eyes from the summer sun.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:49:40 EST How Safe Is it to Use A Public Bathroom?

With dirty door handles, heavily trafficked toilet bowls and proximity to strangers, how can you protect yourself from COVID-19 in a public bathroom?

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:18:04 EST Stroke Appears 8 Times More Likely With COVID Than With Flu

Among more than 1,900 patients with COVID-19, 1.6% suffered a stroke, versus 0.2% of nearly 1,500 patients seriously ill with flu, researchers found.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:51:36 EST 6 At-Home Fitness Fixes

Even if you are home all day, you still can get a full workout. Try these at-home fitness fixes.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:43:50 EST Scientists Find Source of COVID Clots

One marker, called thrombomodulin, was linked with survival among all patients. Measuring thrombomodulin might help doctors better treat patients, the researchers say.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:31:26 EST Fireworks Take the Backyard as Public Shows Cancel

The American Pyrotechnics Association, which represents the fireworks industry, says overall sales are breaking records.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:28:50 EST Getting Out for Better Health

Exercising and socializing linked to better health as people age.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:12:59 EST As Cases Jump, Are We Better Prepared for COVID?

There are record numbers of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., with several states in the South and West driving the resurgence. Texas has closed its bars, California has closed its restaurants in some counties, and some beaches in Florida are closed.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:38:47 EST Biases Mean Men Dubbed 'Brilliant' More Often Than Women

These stereotyped views are a result of implicit bias that people don't admit when asked directly, the researchers noted.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:34:46 EST MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments

A majority of just over 1,000 respondents said they used some type of alternative therapy, including marijuana, vitamins, herbs and minerals, plus mind-body therapies like exercise, mindfulness, massage and various diets.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:15:59 EST Air Travel a Puzzle in Age of Coronavirus

United and American airlines, along with Southwest and Delta, require all passengers to wear cloth face masks or any high-tech masks while on the plane. American goes further by saying passengers must bring their own face masks and must comply with airport rules about wearing a mask.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:54:44 EST 15 Expert Tips for Applying a Self-Tanner

For those who love the look of bronzed skin but want to avoid the health risks of sun exposure, see our expert tips on using self-tanners.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:17:55 EST Summer Foot Care

Keep your feet looking and feeling their best with these tips.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:19:09 EST An HIV Drug You Only Take Twice a Year?

A single injection of the experimental drug, called lenacapavir, was able to lower blood levels of HIV in a small group of patients. And it was capable of maintaining active levels in the blood for more than six months.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:14:58 EST Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe?

Experts worry that muscle relaxants may not help much and could cause troubling side effects, especially in older patients.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:43:29 EST COVID-19 Blood Test Might Predict Who Will Need a Ventilator

This finding could lead to a scoring system that would flag at-risk patients for closer monitoring and to personalized treatments

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:40:08 EST Trauma of Racism Fuels High Blood Pressure Among Black Americans: Study

Black Americans who endure life-altering instances of discrimination are a third to a half more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who haven't been similarly traumatized, researchers report in the July 1 issue of the journal Hypertension.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:37:27 EST Amid Pandemic, Too Many Americans Are Hesitating to Call 911

Fear of getting COVID-19 at hospitals and not wanting to burden health care facilities with non-COVID-19 issues might account for these findings

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:58:19 EST FBI: Beware of Scammers Selling Fake COVID-19 Antibody Tests

The FBI said fraudsters are also trying to get people's personal information as well as personal health information

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:57:51 EST Mask Up! Don't Let Down Your Guard Against COVID-19

Face masks or other face coverings are especially important because research shows that people become contagious before they start having symptoms or feeling ill.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:32:18 EST Sleeping In on Weekends Won't Erase Your 'Sleep Debt'

Only 18% of severely sleep-deprived men and women were able to bank enough sleep to make up for chronic weekday sleep deficiencies.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:55:32 EST Contact Tracer Teams Growing Amid New Challenges

Contact tracing, along with strategic testing, rapid isolation, and supportive quarantine, is an vital way of slowing the spread of the virus, which has been diagnosed in 2.6 million people nationwide and likely has infected millions more, say public health experts.

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