ARCHIVE: July 2020

Gynecological Cancers Not a Risk for Severe COVID-19: Study

THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Despite rampant fears that cancer patients are at higher risk of having severe cases of COVID-19, a new study suggests gynecologic cancers do not boost the...

11 States Could Face ICU Doc Shortages as Coronavirus Cases Surge

THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As COVID-19 infections surge across the United States, 11 states could find themselves with too few doctors to treat non-COVID patients in intensive care...

Will the Telemedicine Boom Outlast the Pandemic?

THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Telemedicine has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the United States on track to log more than 1 billion virtual doctor visits by the end of 2020...

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surges Past 150,000

THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. coronavirus death count climbed past 150,000 on Wednesday, a milestone that none had predicted would come so soon. In April, Dr. Anthony Fauci...

America's Progress Against Early Cardiovascular Death Is...

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From the 1960s to the 2010s, the United States experienced a major reduction in heart disease-related deaths among younger adults -- often called...

What's the Best 'Uterine-Sparing' Treatment for...

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two "uterine-sparing" treatments for fibroids can improve women's quality of life -- though one might be more effective than the other, a new clinical...

If Mom-to-Be Lives Near Airport, Odds for Preemie Birth Rise

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The roar of jet engines may pose a hidden danger to babies: higher odds of premature birth tied to plane exhaust. So finds a study showing that pregnant...

Wildfire Pollution Puts Kidney Patients at Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution caused by forest fires can be deadly for people with kidney failure, a new study suggests. The tiny particles of air pollutants -- called...

AHA News: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Tabs on Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Tracking a few simple numbers can be a big help in keeping tabs on heart health. But you need to pay attention to those numbers long...

Gene Study Shows How Coronavirus Swept Through the <i>...

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The fate of more than 3,600 quarantined passengers and crew on the cruise ship Diamond Princess made headlines in the early weeks of the coronavirus...

HPV Shots: Safe and Effective, But Many Parents Still Hesitate

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than a decade of research has shown that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against a host of cancers, yet a new study finds that only...

More Americans Turning to Artificial Sweeteners, But Is That a...

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans may be heeding expert advice to reduce sugar intake. But instead of giving up sweets altogether, they're turning to certain sugar substitutes...

One Disease Mosquitoes Don't Spread: Coronavirus

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Although scientists haven't nailed down how the new coronavirus jumped to humans, a new study confirms mosquitoes aren't to blame -- and you won't get...

Mastering the Violin Won't Help Your Child Master Math:...

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- All the parents who force their children to play an instrument because it has been touted as a way to boost overall intelligence, take note. New research...

Child Care Stresses, Hunger Are Harming U.S. Families During...

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With everyday life turned upside down, efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are taking a toll on the well-being and health of American families, a...

Do Bedbugs Dirty the Air Inside Your Home?

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs do more than infest your sheets and pillows: New research shows they also alter what germs hover in the dust inside your home. "There is a link...

Blood Test Heralds New Era in Alzheimer's Diagnosis

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test offers hope that doctors may soon be able to diagnose Alzheimer's disease with astonishing accuracy. A study led by Swedish researchers...

9/11 First Responders Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer's:...

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- First responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks appear to be at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, new research suggests. The prevalence...

Common Diabetes Meds Linked to Higher Odds for a Serious...

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People taking a class of diabetes medications called SGLT2s have up to three times the risk for a serious complication called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)...

AHA News: New Test May Predict Who Develops Certain Type of...

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- People with higher levels of a specific inflammatory marker may have a greater risk of developing a form of heart failure, according to new...

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