ARCHIVE: July 2020

Could Vegetables Be the Fountain of Youth?

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to live longer, you should choose beans over beef for your protein, a new analysis suggests. "These findings have important public health...

Sweet News: Chocolate May Help Your Heart

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If the stress of the current pandemic has you reaching for chocolate, a new review may give you just the excuse you need. The study found that people who...

Blood Test Might Spot Cancer Years Earlier

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are working on a blood test that may catch five common cancers years sooner than current methods. The blood test, which is still experimental,...

COVID-19 Jitters Shouldn't Keep You From the Emergency Room

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of COVID-19 is keeping keep some people from getting medical help for critical conditions like stroke and heart attack, experts say. In the first...

Expert Tips to Help You Beat the Heat

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With much of the United States blanketed by a heat wave this week, the American Red Cross offers some survival tips. Each year, extreme heat kills more...

Even Mild Obesity Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even mild obesity significantly drives up the risk for serious illness or death among COVID-19 patients, researchers from Italy report. "Health care...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Near 4 Million as Death Toll Tops 1,000...

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As America neared the milestone of 4 million coronavirus cases on Thursday and the daily death toll topped 1,000 for the second day running, states across...

Toxic Lead Fallout From Notre Dame Fire May Be Worse Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A ton of dangerous lead dust may have been deposited around Notre Dame cathedral in Paris when it burned in April 2019 -- far more than had been estimated...

Coffee: Good for You or Not?

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee has been tied to many potential health benefits, but people should drink it for pleasure, and not disease prevention. That's one of the main...

Will Your Brain Stay Sharp Into Your 90s? Certain Factors Are Key

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Some people in their 90s stay sharp whether their brain harbors amyloid protein plaques -- a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease -- or not, but why? That's...

For Cancer Patients, Getting COVID-19 Raises Death Risk 16-Fold

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 is no joke for tens of thousands of ill Americans, but a new report shows just how dangerous it can be for those already fighting cancer. The...

Early Dialysis Doesn't Improve Outcomes With Acute Kidney...

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, early dialysis doesn't reduce death any more than standard care does, new research finds. "...

AHA News: Enjoy a Nap, But Know the Pros and Cons

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- You could read this story now. Or you could take a nap first, and perhaps tackle it feeling more alert and refreshed. Health-wise, is...

Antibodies Fade a Few Weeks After Mild COVID-19, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hopes for robust, long-term antibody protection after a bout of COVID-19 have been dampened by a new study that finds the protection may only last a few...

Pandemic Has Half of U.S. Hospitals Operating at a Loss: Report

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has America's hospitals on the fiscal ropes, with many facing financial ruin without continued aid from the federal government, a...

Straight Talk From Front-Line Experts on Wearing a Mask

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- On the front lines of the war against COVID-19, masks have become a flashpoint. How well do they protect against the new coronavirus -- if at all? To...

Gene Could Explain Why Some Women Don't Need Pain Relief in...

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic variant that acts as a natural pain reliever may explain why some women don't require pain relief during childbirth, researchers say. The level...

Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,000 as Trump Warns the Worst is...

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time in nearly two months the daily U.S. coronavirus death toll topped 1,000 on Tuesday, with President Donald Trump acknowledging that the...

Flavored-Cigarette Ban Led to Smoking Decline Among Young...

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Banning flavored cigarettes led to a large decline in smoking among U.S. teens and young adults, a new study suggests. The U.S. ban on flavored cigarettes...

Using Fewer Asthma Meds May Be Safe Option for Some

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma often need several medications to control their wheezing, but new research suggests that some can use less without suffering an asthma...

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