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A growing number of Americans are using marijuana for musculoskeletal conditions, study finds.
Schooling demands and work are the top stressors.
The study also found that picky eaters tend to have a lower body mass index.
THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passed 100,000 on Wednesday, there was more evidence of the collateral damage the virus has caused: New numbers released Thursday show the number of unemployed has now passed 40 million.
The death toll is "a striking reminder of how dangerous this virus can ...
- Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
- May 28, 2020
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An injectable electrode could prove a better way to ease chronic nerve pain than opioid painkillers or bulky and expensive implants, animal research suggests.
It's called an "injectrode." It appears easier and cheaper than spinal implants for debilitating back pain, and safer than long-term use of opioids like OxyContin (oxycodone), a ...
The coronavirus pandemic can be especially difficult for children and adults with autism and their families, experts say.
Self-isolation and disruption of routine are tough for anyone, but may emotionally upend someone with an autism spectrum disorder, said Dr. Adrien Eshraghi, a professor and director of the University of Miami Hearin...
A new cruise ship study suggests that the number of people who are infected with the new coronavirus but have no symptoms may be much higher than believed.
More than 80% of those who tested positive for the infection had no symptoms, according to the study published online May 27 in the journal Thorax.
Fatter wallets lead to fatter people, according to a new study.
Researchers examined the link between nations' wealth and their obesity rates. They discovered citizens get plumper as their country gets richer.
"As most people currently live in low- and middle-income countries with rising incomes, our findings underscore the u...
Even if a vaccine against the new coronavirus is developed, only half of Americans say they'd get it, a new survey finds.
It also found that 31% weren't sure if they'd get vaccinated, and about 1 in 5 said they wouldn't get vaccinated.
Of those who'd refuse a vaccine, 7 in 10 cited safety concerns, according to the As...
E-cigarettes can damage more than your lungs: New research shows that only a few months of vaping might also trigger gum disease.
"Vaping is such a big assault on the oral environment, and the change happens dramatically and over a short period of time," said study senior author Dr. Purnima Kumar, a professor of periodontology at Ohio ...
Spring showers bring … pollen.
That's the surprising discovery made by researchers when they measured tree pollen fragment concentrations during and after spring rains of varying intensity in Iowa City between April 17 and May 31, 2019.
Rain fell on 28 days of the study period, which is prime tree pollen season. There ...
A child with an uncle or aunt with autism appears to have a more than doubled risk of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder themselves, a new U.S. government-funded study reports.
Roughly 3% to 5% of children with an aunt or uncle with autism can also be expected to have some form of autism, compared with just 1.5...
Many patients with heart failure might live years longer if they were on a combination of newer medications, a study suggests.
Researchers estimate that if certain heart failure patients were prescribed a four-pill regimen -- including three recently proven therapies -- they could live up to six years longer, compared with the regimen ...
After people have a hip or knee replacement surgery, doctors expect these patients will get relief from joint pain, get around easier and once again enjoy the activities they love.
Now, a new study shows that patients' partners -- and thereby their marriage -- also reaped the benefits of the surgery.
"It was obvious that [pa...
- Cara Roberts Murez
- May 27, 2020
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It was already known that genetics can play a role in drinking problems, but now researchers have identified additional gene variants that could help identify many more at-risk people.
The team conducted a genome-wide analysis of more than 435,000 people of European ancestry to look for shared gene variants among people with problem dr...
Chris Dier understands how trauma can follow you for a lifetime.
In 2005, he was entering his senior year of high school, looking forward to a year of making memories at Andrew Jackson High in Chalmette, Louisiana. Then, disaster struck. Twice.
First, a car crash killed three friends. Two weeks later, Hurricane Katrina hit.
On the final morning of a family camping trip, Stacey Bailey woke up and started cleaning. After a difficult night caring for her sick granddaughter, Bailey hauled a pile of vomit-soiled sheets and towels to the campground showers.
Along the way, she felt nauseous and unusually exhausted.
"Maybe it's the altitude or I'm out of sh...
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A jump in coronavirus cases is being seen in nearly a dozen U.S. states, at least half of which reopened early, as the country's coronavirus case count neared 1.7 million on Wednesday.
Though the overall national trend has been staying steady or dropping, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Ca...
- Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
- May 27, 2020
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Beginning next year, people on some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans who need insulin will be able to access the lifesaving medication for just $35 a month, according to a new plan announced by the White House.
In some cases, the cost may be even lower, President Donald Trump said at a Rose Garden news conference on Tuesday...
People who have a flawed gene linked to Alzheimer's disease may face a higher risk of COVID-19, an international team of researchers reports.
Part of the increased risk among people with dementia may owe to high rates of new coronavirus infections in nursing homes. But this study suggests genetics may also be a factor.
Women who had COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of placental injury, suggesting a new complication of the illness, researchers say.
The good news from the small study of 16 women is that "most of these babies were delivered full-term after otherwise normal pregnancies," said study senior author Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein. He's assista...
Mindfulness training may help counter the thinking and emotional difficulties caused by multiple sclerosis.
In a small test study, people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who had four weeks of mindfulness training emerged with better emotional control and faster thinking.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune syste...
Though the physical health risks posed by COVID-19 are at the top of everyone's mind, experts warn the pandemic is also exacting a massive toll on mental health.
So finds new research emerging on the mental health effects in China, where infection peaks and lockdowns have preceded the American experience by ...
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