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Researchers say the benefits were seen in patients 55 and older.Their impact on anxiety disorders is still not clear.
Researchers say the benefits were seen in patients 55 and older.
Researchers say pet dogs help make children less antisocial and more considerate
Many more American workers caring for children, the sick or aged, as well as bus drivers, subway workers and those involved in food production took time off work in April -- probably due to fears of contracting COVID-19, a new government report finds.
In an analysis of federal employment data on work absenteeism from October 2019 until...
Doctors at one Ohio hospital system have discovered yet another possible consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: More cases of "broken heart syndrome."
The condition -- which doctors call stress cardiomyopathy -- appears similar to a heart attack, with symptoms such as chest pain and breathlessness. But its cause is different: Experts be...
If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.
Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City focused on 500 patients who underwent hip replacement surgery and followed up with them one year after the operation.
Over 40% report...
Safe injection sites for users of illicit drugs such as heroin: They've been tried and legalized in countries such as Canada and the Netherlands, and a new study suggests they might save American lives, too.
In the study, published online July 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers analyzed five years of data (201...
With President Donald Trump threatening to cut federal funding for schools that do not fully reopen in the fall, the United States set yet another record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with more than 59,000 new infections reported.
It was the fifth national record in nine days, according to The New York Times. At least f...
- Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
- July 9, 2020
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Want to make smoking less attractive to young people? Try taking menthol cigarettes off the market, a new analysis suggests.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned flavors in cigarettes in 2009 because flavors appeal to youth and young adults, and the agency recently announced that it also intends to ban menthol in cigarettes.
Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods could lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, two new studies suggest.
In one study, researchers looked at more than 9,700 people who developed type 2 diabetes and over 13,600 who didn't. Participants were from eight European countries and part of a long-term cancer and nutrition study.<...
The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up America's approach to addiction treatment, but the fallout hasn't been all bad, experts say.
In-person support meetings either aren't happening or have been severely curtailed, and addiction centers are facing financial ruin because folks are too afraid of the coronavirus to seek treatment.
Missing lots of school between kindergarten and eighth grade may have consequences when kids grow up, a new study suggests.
When they reached their early 20s, frequent absentees were less likely to vote and more likely to have economic problems and poor educational outcomes, researchers found.
The results suggest early scho...
Probiotic supplements might help ease depression symptoms in some people, a new research review suggests.
Researchers found that across seven small clinical trials, various probiotics seemed to improve symptoms in patients with clinical depression -- at least in the short term.
The studies build on a growing research interest...
Penicillin allergy is often unconfirmed in hospital patients, meaning many unnecessarily receive other antibiotics that may be less effective and even harmful, a new study finds.
The researchers analyzed records of nearly 11,000 patients at 106 U.S. hospitals and found that 16% of those with a self-reported penicillin allergy were ...
New research is suggesting links between street lights, neon signs and other forms of nighttime outside lighting and sleeplessness and mood disorders among teens.
The study of more than 10,000 American kids aged 13 to 18 couldn't prove cause and effect. However, it found that teens living in areas with high levels of artificial outdoor...
If you've been keeping a healthy distance from other people because of COVID-19, you probably feel smart. But if you're also feeling lonely and stressed, it doesn't mean anything is wrong. It could simply mean you're human.
The need to be around people is hard-wired into our brains, researchers say. We crave company in the same way we hu...
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 (HealthDay News)-- The tally of U.S. coronavirus cases passed 3 million on Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump pushed for schools across the country to reopen in the fall.
The pressure to find a way to resume classes in person was put on governors, mayors and other local officials during a day of conference ...
- Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
- July 8, 2020
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After spending much of 2016 healing following the deaths of both his partner of 25 years and his mother, Oswald Peterson -- a professional carnival dancer in New York City -- was convinced 2017 would be his year to start again.
But life had other plans. Peterson, now 53, woke up on New Year's Day 2017 feeling awful.
If your children are going to summer school or camps this year, you may need to prepare them for safety precautions that will be in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says.
"Social interaction, engaging learning opportunities and physical activity are critically important for kids' emotional and physical well-being. And h...
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, nearly 50% of Americans have used technology to communicate with their doctors, a new study finds.
But less than one-quarter have talked with their doctors about using health information technology, the researchers found.
"The results of our statewide survey indicate patients are us...
Critics are slamming U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
"The United States' notice of withdrawal, effective July 6, 2021, has been submitted to the U.N. secretary general, who is the depository for the WHO," a senior administration off...
Ethnic and minority groups make up nearly all meatpacking employees who've been infected during COVID-19 outbreaks at their plants, a new government study reveals.
The stats show that nearly 1 of every 10 workers in affected plants were diagnosed with COVID-19, based on figures from 14 states that reported the total number of workers i...
Just how healthy has the introduction of healthier new meals at America's schools been for kids? A new study ties the policy move to about a half-million fewer obese U.S. children.
The study covered kids aged 10 to 17. It found that after the introduction in 2012-2013 of school meals with less fat/sugar and more whole grains, the risk...
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