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16 Jul

Most Americans Over The Age Of 50 Have Been Victims Of Ageism

Despite the discrimination, the majority of older adults have positive attitudes toward aging.

15 Jul

Too Much Stress Can Impact Blood Sugar Control In People With Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers say controlling stress is crucial to everyone's health.

14 Jul

The Importance of Masks During the Pandemic

Why wearing them can help protect you against COVID-19

More States, Retailers Turn to Face Mask Mandates as U.S. Cases Top 3.5 Million

More States, Retailers Turn to Face Mask Mandates as U.S. Cases Top 3.5 Million

As the number of U.S. coronavirus cases topped 3.5 million on Wednesday, more states, cities and major retailers turned to face mask mandates to try to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Increasingly seen as a last hope to slow soaring infection rates across the country, Alabama, Montana and the city of Tulsa on Wednesday moved to make face ...

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  • July 16, 2020
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Have Lockdown Measures Worked to Control Coronavirus? Here's the Evidence

Have Lockdown Measures Worked to Control Coronavirus? Here's the Evidence

Lockdown measures helped reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in countries around the world, a new study finds.

Moreover, earlier stay-in-place restrictions such as closing schools and workplaces were tied to a greater reduction in cases, according to British researchers.

The findings, published July 15 in the BMJ, wer...

Fewer Recurrent Strokes Now in Mexican Americans

Fewer Recurrent Strokes Now in Mexican Americans

The rate of second strokes among Mexican Americans has declined steeply since the turn of the century, a new study finds.

Between 2000 and 2013, the rate of recurrent stroke fell faster in Mexican Americans than in white people. By 2013, there was no difference between the two groups.

"Throughout this long-term study, this is...

Get on the Bus: Lifesaving Lung Screens Hit the Road

Get on the Bus: Lifesaving Lung Screens Hit the Road

Irene Johnson noticed a big, blue bus bearing the words "Breathe Easy" outside the Benton, Tenn., library during the 2019 Labor Day weekend.

Inside, a librarian told Johnson that the bus was a mobile CT unit that travels around screening smokers for lung cancer.

Former longtime smokers, both Johnson and her husband, Karl, fit...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • July 16, 2020
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More COVID-19 Patients in ICUs Are Surviving Now: Study

More COVID-19 Patients in ICUs Are Surviving Now: Study

Even as new coronavirus infections soar in the United States, a study released Wednesday offered one piece of good news: Severely ill COVID-19 patients are significantly more likely to survive now compared to a few months ago.

In fact, deaths for COVID-19 patients in intensive care units have fallen by nearly a third in North America, ...

Skin Cream May Offer New Treatment Option for Psoriasis

Skin Cream May Offer New Treatment Option for Psoriasis

A cream medication that eases skin inflammation might offer a safer treatment option for people with psoriasis, a new clinical trial suggests.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects more than 8 million Americans, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. The disease arises from an abnormal immune response that trigger...

Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your Testosterone

Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your Testosterone

Images of burly cavemen bringing home meat may have men thinking that steaks and burgers are key to masculinity.

It's just not true: New research shows that testosterone levels in men who eat vegetable-heavy diets are similar to those in men who wolf down meat.

"We found that a plant-based diet was associated with normal test...

Smog Harms Women's Brains, But One Food May Help Buffer the Damage

Smog Harms Women's Brains, But One Food May Help Buffer the Damage

Dirty air is the curse of urban living, and studies have shown that breathing it in harms the brains of men and women alike.

But a new study suggests that diet can help reverse the damage: Older women who regularly ate fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids seemed to better withstand the neurological effects of smog.

"Omega-3 fatty...

Infusion of Certain Immune Cells May Help in Severe Coronavirus Cases

Infusion of Certain Immune Cells May Help in Severe Coronavirus Cases

An infusion of cells that dampen the body's immune response might help people with severe cases of the new coronavirus recover more quickly, a new report suggests.

Two patients so sick with COVID-19 that they'd been put on a ventilator improved quickly when given an infusion of regulatory T-cells, which are cells that check the immune ...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • July 15, 2020
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Pets Provide Comfort for 'Ruff' Quarantine Time

Pets Provide Comfort for 'Ruff' Quarantine Time

For New York lawyer Roseann Schuyler, her family's pets -- a dog (Jackie), two cats (Hudson and Winter) and a fish (Atticus fish) -- eased the long, lonely days of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic this spring.

"Those early days were so surreal. There was not a lot to do other than to sit in the house and worry," Schuyler said. ...

As People Age, They Share Fewer Memories With Others: Study

As People Age, They Share Fewer Memories With Others: Study

The older people get, the less likely they are to share memories, researchers say.

And when they do reminisce, older folks don't offer as much detail as younger adults do, new study findings show.

Over four days, University of Arizona researchers used a smartphone app to record random bits of conversations as 102 mentally hea...

Young Adults May Face Higher Risk for Severe COVID Than Thought

Young Adults May Face Higher Risk for Severe COVID Than Thought

With coronavirus infections soaring among young Americans, a new study shows they may be more vulnerable to serious complications than many believe.

Researchers found that about one-third of Americans ages 18 to 25 had risk factors that make them vulnerable to severe COVID-19. The most common was smoking, followed by asthma, obesity an...

Another COVID-19 Symptom Joins the List: Mouth Rash

Another COVID-19 Symptom Joins the List: Mouth Rash

While rashes on the skin have long been tied to COVID-19, doctors in Spain report that rashes on the inside of the mouth are also occurring in some cases.

The rashes are clinically known as enanthem, and it's not surprising that they are showing up with COVID-19, said a U.S. dermatologist unconnected to the new study.

"An ena...

AHA News: Can a Pay Cut Hurt Your Health?

AHA News: Can a Pay Cut Hurt Your Health?

COVID-19 poses plenty of direct threats to Americans' health. But with economic hardships mounting, the coronavirus also might be posing an indirect threat – through shrinking paychecks.

Recent research has linked sharp changes in income with subsequent health problems. A 2019 study published in the American Heart Association journ...

Trump Administration Bypasses CDC on Collection of Coronavirus Hospital Data

Trump Administration Bypasses CDC on Collection of Coronavirus Hospital Data

As 64,000 new U.S. coronavirus cases were reported Tuesday and states struggled to control the spread of the virus, the Trump Administration stripped the country's leading public health agency of the ability to collect hospitalization data on COVID-19.

Instead of patient information going to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

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  • July 15, 2020
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Will COVID Pandemic's Environmental Benefit Last?

Will COVID Pandemic's Environmental Benefit Last?

It has been the sole silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic -- cleaner air and water on the planet. But will it continue?

A new study says that isn't yet clear.

"The pandemic raises two important questions related to the environment," said study author Christopher Knittel, from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston....

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  • July 15, 2020
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Global Population Will Peak by Mid-Century, Shifting Economic Power

Global Population Will Peak by Mid-Century, Shifting Economic Power

The world's population is shifting, with a new analysis predicting it will peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion people and fall to 8.8 billion by the end of the century.

The United States will have population growth until just after mid-century (364 million in 2062). That will be followed by a moderate decline to 336 million by 2100. At ...

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 'Promising' After Early Trial

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 'Promising' After Early Trial

A leading COVID-19 vaccine contender has passed its early safety trial with flying colors.

The vaccine, created by Moderna, produced an immune response in all 45 healthy participants who received two shots 28 days apart, according to findings reported July 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The vaccine (named m...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • July 14, 2020
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Obesity in Childhood Quickly Harms Heart Health

Obesity in Childhood Quickly Harms Heart Health

In a finding that suggests the seeds for heart disease are sown early in life, researchers report they found evidence of stiff, thickened arteries in children who had been obese as toddlers.

"Public health efforts are needed in the very early years to prevent problems with obesity and being overweight, to avoid the risk of adolescent ...

139 Clients, No COVID Infections: Hair Salon Study Shows Face Masks Work

139 Clients, No COVID Infections: Hair Salon Study Shows Face Masks Work

While Americans continue to debate whether face masks can stop the spread of coronavirus, a new report offers compelling evidence that the coverings do indeed work.

In May, two hairstylists at a Missouri salon who had COVID-19 but wore face masks cut the hair of 139 masked customers for roughly a week, and did not infect a single clien...

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