ARCHIVE: July 2020

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

WEDNESDAY, July 1 , 2020 (HealthDay News) -- 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 HIV Drug You Only Take Twice a Year?

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- 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...

A Safer 4th Is One Without Backyard Fireworks

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you plan to celebrate Independence Day, you might want to reconsider setting off fireworks, Prevent Blindness suggests. There are other, safer ways to...

Trauma of Racism Fuels High Blood Pressure Among Black Americans...

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- 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...

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

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- 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...

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

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Almost overnight, the pandemic has turned cotton masks into an American wardrobe staple. But a coughing simulation shows that not all cotton masks are...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Another High as Fauci Warns Daily...

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- 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...

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