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01 Jul

Will The Covid-19 Pandemic Lead To More Fireworks Injuries?

A new survey finds many Americans plan on buying their own fireworks this year.

30 Jun

Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

Things you can do to help you stay healthier.

29 Jun

Loneliness Not Rising Among Americans Under Lockdown, New Study Finds.

Participants actually perceived greater support from others during this time.

Americans Started Staying Put Early in the Pandemic, and That May Have Saved Lives

Americans Started Staying Put Early in the Pandemic, and That May Have Saved Lives

Americans began to travel less before states started to issue stay-at-home orders, and that may have curbed coronavirus case numbers, a new study suggests.

"Our results strongly support the conclusion that social distancing played a crucial role in the reduction of case growth rates in multiple U.S. counties during March and April, an...

No Good Evidence on Accuracy of Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Study

No Good Evidence on Accuracy of Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Study

Do you wonder if you've been exposed to the new coronavirus in the recent past?

Good luck finding out for sure: A new review finds there's little good evidence of the accuracy of blood antibody tests for COVID-19, especially those performed outside a lab.

The new findings "indicate important weaknesses in the evidence on COV...

Numbers of Non-COVID-19 Deaths Up During Pandemic

Numbers of Non-COVID-19 Deaths Up During Pandemic

Nearly one-third of excess deaths in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States were linked to causes other than COVID-19, but that doesn't mean that the virus didn't play a role in those deaths, a new study claims.

The researchers found there were just over 87,000 excess deaths in the United States between March...

Seizures After Vaccination Don't Affect Kids' Development: Study

Seizures After Vaccination Don't Affect Kids' Development: Study

Kids who have a fever-related seizure after getting a vaccine won't have developmental and behavioral problems as a result, according to a new study.

These so-called febrile seizures do not affect children's development whether they occur after a vaccination or not, the researchers said.

"A febrile seizure can occur followi...

New Leash on Life: How Dog-Walking Is Helping Veterans Battered by PTSD

New Leash on Life: How Dog-Walking Is Helping Veterans Battered by PTSD

Many soldiers experience traumas on the battlefield that leave them emotionally wounded, but something as simple as walking a dog might bring these veterans desperately needed psychic relief.

So suggests a new study where researchers compared how four weeks of walking with a shelter dog or with another person affected three biomarkers ...

An HIV Drug You Only Take Twice a Year?

An HIV Drug You Only Take Twice a Year?

Scientists are reporting an early step toward an HIV drug that could potentially be taken only a couple of times per 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 mo...

Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe?

Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe?

Back pain plagues many Americans, and new research shows that doctors are doling out muscle relaxant prescriptions to treat the pain -- often along with an opioid painkiller.

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

The study found the rate of ...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Another High as Fauci Warns Daily Counts Could Soon Reach 100,000

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Another High as Fauci Warns Daily Counts Could Soon Reach 100,000

The number of new U.S. coronavirus cases broke yet another record on Tuesday, as the nation's top infectious disease expert warned that daily counts could soon top 100,000 a day if the spread of COVID-19 isn't slowed.

"I can't make an accurate prediction, but it is going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that, because when yo...

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  • July 1, 2020
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What's the Best DIY Face Mask Against COVID-19?

What's the Best DIY Face Mask Against COVID-19?

Almost overnight, the pandemic has turned cotton masks into an American wardrobe staple. But a coughing simulation shows that not all cotton masks are equal as a defense against COVID-19.

"We focused primarily on nonmedical-grade masks that are recommended for use by the wider public," said lead author Siddhartha Verma. He's an assista...

COVID-19 Blood Test Might Predict Who Will Need a Ventilator

COVID-19 Blood Test Might Predict Who Will Need a Ventilator

A blood test may predict which COVID-19 patients are likely to need a ventilator.

This finding could lead to a scoring system that would flag at-risk patients for closer monitoring and to personalized treatments. It may also help explain how diabetes makes outcomes worse, according to researchers from the University of Virginia School...

Trauma of Racism Fuels High Blood Pressure Among Black Americans: Study

Trauma of Racism Fuels High Blood Pressure Among Black Americans: Study

Cardiologist Dr. Willie Lawrence remains haunted by the memory of police shooting his best friend during a 1966 race riot in Cleveland.

"I saw my best friend shot in the back and the leg by police. I saw his sister shot five times. I witnessed all that, and that impacted me for the rest of my life," said Lawrence, chief of cardiology a...

A Safer 4th Is One Without Backyard Fireworks

A Safer 4th Is One Without Backyard Fireworks

If you plan to celebrate Independence Day, you might want to reconsider setting off fireworks, Prevent Blindness suggests.

There are other, safer ways to mark the United States of America's birthday, according to the nonprofit eye health and safety group. It noted that thousands of Americans are injured by fireworks each year, especial...

Globally, COVID-19 Cases May Stretch Far Beyond Official Numbers: Study

Globally, COVID-19 Cases May Stretch Far Beyond Official Numbers: Study

The number of coronavirus cases around the world may actually be 12 times higher than reported, a new study suggests in a finding that likely reflects asymptomatic transmission and not enough testing.

The difference is less dramatic when it comes to death tallies, with the researchers estimating that actual deaths are probably 1.5 time...

U.S. Could See 100,000 New Cases of COVID-19 Each Day, Fauci Says

U.S. Could See 100,000 New Cases of COVID-19 Each Day, Fauci Says

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Congress on Tuesday that COVID-19 infections could climb to 100,000 new cases daily unless ongoing outbreaks are contained.

"We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. And so I am very...

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  • June 30, 2020
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Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Parkinson's, Study Finds

Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Parkinson's, Study Finds

Data from a five-year clinical trial is adding to growing evidence that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can slow the ravages of Parkinson's disease.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., said that the therapy appears to curb any worsening of tremor and other symptoms, as well as lessening a patient's nee...

Most With Coronavirus Not Sure How They Caught It: CDC

Most With Coronavirus Not Sure How They Caught It: CDC

A majority of Americans who are diagnosed with COVID-19 don't know who passed the virus to them, two new government reports show.

In the first study, researchers found that only 27% of more than 360 Colorado residents diagnosed with COVID-19 knew of any contact with someone who had coronavirus in the two weeks before they were test...

Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Still Happening -- And May Look Like COVID-19

Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Still Happening -- And May Look Like COVID-19

Reports of serious, even deadly, vaping-linked lung injuries dominated the headlines late last year, then COVID-19 took over the news.

But those lung injuries haven't gone away, and signs of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) can look a lot like a COVID-19 infection, federal and state health officials war...

Exercise Might Make Breast Milk's Goodness Even Better

Exercise Might Make Breast Milk's Goodness Even Better

Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, but a new study suggests it also increases the amount of a beneficial compound called 3SL in the breast milk of both humans and mice.

Based on that, researchers think that its benefits to babies could last for decades, potentially making them less likely to experience such chronic illnesses as o...

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  • June 30, 2020
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Brain's Iron Stores May Be Key to Alzheimer's

Brain's Iron Stores May Be Key to Alzheimer's

The progression of Alzheimer's disease may accelerate as iron deposits build up in the brain, a new study finds, hinting at a possible role for the mineral in mental decline.

Using MRI scans of 200 older adults with and without Alzheimer's, researchers found that those with the disease generally had higher iron levels in various parts ...

FBI: Beware of Scammers Selling Fake COVID-19 Antibody Tests

FBI: Beware of Scammers Selling Fake COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Fake or unapproved COVID-19 antibody tests are being sold by scammers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns.

The FBI said fraudsters are also trying to get people's personal information (such as names, birthdates and Social Security numbers) as well as personal health information (including Medicare and/or private health insurance...

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