ARCHIVE: July 2020

States With Soaring COVID Cases Must Take Action, U.S. Health...

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said Sunday that federal health officials are recommending the closing of bars, cutting indoor restaurant...

Don't Forget Good Sleep Habits During Summer

SUNDAY, July 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Summer means long, carefree days outside, but don't let that sabotage your slumber, sleep experts say. An American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) survey...

Parents: Sharpen up on Your Sunscreen Knowledge

SATURDAY, July 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents know that sunscreen is important for their children, but there are gaps in their knowledge of its proper use, a new survey finds....

What Puts You at High Risk of Midlife Mental Decline?

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Your thinking skills may be at risk of declining in midlife if you smoke or have high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests. Heart disease risk...

Summer's Toxic Algae Blooms: A Growing Threat to Health?

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Every summer seems to bring fresh warnings of toxic algae blooming in local ponds, lakes and waterways. These toxic blooms are known to be dangerous to...

History Lesson: How Social Distancing Beat Typhus in the Warsaw...

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that could inform the world's response to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers say they determined how public health measures beat an outbreak...

CDC Issues Call to Reopen America's Schools This Fall

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Facing opposition from President Donald Trump and others, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a document supporting a reopening of...

AHA News: Controlling Diabetes Takes on Greater Urgency During...

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Uncontrolled blood sugar is dangerous at any time. But with mounting evidence showing that COVID-19 places people with diabetes at higher...

Skeletons May Put Blame on Vikings for Smallpox' Spread

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Vikings had smallpox and may have spread it wherever they ventured, scientists report. That conclusion stems from an examination of teeth from 1,400-...

Many U.S. Homes Too Cramped to Stop COVID-19's Spread

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People with COVID-19 are told to keep their distance from family members to protect them from infection. But a new study finds that one-fifth of U.S. homes...

Sports After Lockdown: Take It Slow

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you love to play sports, it's tough advice to follow after months of lockdown: Go easy. You may be tempted to jump right back into things as playing...

More Layers Are Better With Homemade Face Masks

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to homemade face masks, two or three layers of fabric is best, researchers say. That's what you need to keep droplets from your nose and mouth...

With Safety Steps, Moms Unlikely to Pass COVID-19 to Newborns:...

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers are unlikely to pass COVID-19 to their newborns if they follow recommended precautions, a small study suggests. "We hope our study will provide some...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Pass 4 Million, Third Day of Over 1,000...

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- America saw its coronavirus case count pass 4 million on Thursday, as health officials across the country reported a third day of more than 1,000 new COVID-...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Fight Severe COVID-19, Early Data...

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study from France, an immune-dampening drug used by people battling rheumatoid arthritis showed promise in patients hospitalized with severe...

Chronic Conditions Tied to Severe COVID-19 More Common in...

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity. Diabetes. Heart disease. COPD. Kidney disease. These chronic medical conditions all raise the risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19, but a...

Steroids Other Than Dexamethasone May Also Help Battle COVID-19

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The steroid medication dexamethasone has been proven to help people severely ill with COVID-19. Now a new study hints that other drugs in the same class...

Stalking, Harassment of Partners Common Among Teens

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. teens have been stalked or harassed by a partner or done the deed themselves, a new study finds. "These victimization and perpetration...

With Tighter Handgun Laws, U.S. Would See Fewer Suicides by...

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of suicides could be prevented in the United States each year if the minimum age for buying a handgun was raised to 21 in the 33 states that have...

AHA News: Three Generations of Women Had Heart Attacks &...

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- In Hubbard, Ohio, a truck-stop town off Interstate 80, Kendel Christoff had her pick of fast food. One day for lunch, she downed a double...

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