ARCHIVE: July 2020

There May Be 6 Types of COVID-19

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 may not be just one disease, but six distinct types, a new British study claims. Each type differs in severity and in the need for respiratory...

Repeat Bone Density Tests Might Not Be Needed, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Bone density tests are often touted as a way to predict the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women, but a new study casts doubt on the value of repeating...

Less Smoking, Drinking Means Fewer Hip Fractures for Americans

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a rare bit of good health news for Americans, a new government study finds that hip fracture rates have fallen substantially since the 1970s. Between...

Yet Another Study Finds Vaccines Are Safe

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines remain a "remarkably safe" way to protect human health, thanks to a rigorous system of safety monitoring that continues after approval, a new...

Smoking Raises Aneurysm Risk for Women

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking significantly increases a woman's risk of potentially deadly brain aneurysms, a new study warns. An aneurysm is a weakened, bulging section of an...

Survivors' COVID Antibodies May Provide a Powerful Gift

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Powerful antibodies found in certain COVID-19 survivors could treat patients with the disease and even protect against infection, researchers report in a...

Concussion Ups Odds for Many Brain Conditions

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People with a history of concussion may face increased risks of certain psychological and neurological conditions, a large new study suggests. The study of...

Final Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Get Underway

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. coronavirus case count passed 4.3 million on Monday, companies launched the final phase of testing for two potential COVID-19 vaccines. In one...

PTSD Therapy Doesn't Trigger Drug Relapse in Addiction...

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Talk therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't appear to increase addiction treatment patients' risk of relapse, a small new study says....

Want to Protect Your Eyes as You Age? Stay Away From Carbs

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma strikes many people as they age, but what if a simple dietary change could lower your risk? New research suggests it can: Scientists found a low-...

AHA News: Flu Shot May Help Protect Vulnerable Hospital Patients...

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Hospital patients at high risk for influenza had lower rates of death, heart attack, mini-stroke and cardiac arrest if they were vaccinated...

Alcohol and Arrhythmia a Deadly Mix

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol abuse is associated with an increased the risk of death in people with abnormal heart rhythms, a new study warns. Researchers reviewed deaths among...

In Rush to Publish, Most COVID-19 Research Isn't Reliable,...

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a massive scientific response to the crisis, with more than 1,500 coronavirus studies kicking off between March and mid-...

When Tackling a Problem, Pigs and Pooches Have Different Strategy

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- You might say this is a tale about sheer pig-headedness. Hungarian researchers wondered how two popular family pets -- dogs and miniature pigs -- would...

Spanking on the Decline in American Homes

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- American kids have something to celebrate: Spanking has hit a new low. About one in three parents said they spanked their kids in 2017 compared to 50%...

COVID-19 'Super Spreaders' Quickly Fill Room With...

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Face masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among folks trapped in a room with an infected "super spreader," a new Swiss study claims. Most infected...

Glaucoma Checkups Fall by the Wayside During Pandemic

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another sign that the coronavirus pandemic has pushed critical medical care aside, a new survey finds many glaucoma patients have missed appointments...

Lab-Created Virus Can Help COVID-19 Research, Developers Say

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A lab-created virus that's similar to but not as dangerous as the new coronavirus could aid efforts to create COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, according to...

How to Counter the Anti-Mask Backlash? Empathy.

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of a pandemic, many Americans still view face mask mandates as an assault on their personal freedoms, rather than a means of protecting...

Could the Flu Shot Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Getting vaccinated to protect against pneumonia and flu may offer an unexpected benefit -- a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Two...

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