ARCHIVE: July 2020

Pandemic Has ER Docs Stressed Out and Weary: Survey

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has left many U.S. emergency doctors with high levels of anxiety and emotional exhaustion, a new study finds. The research...

Dangerous 'Drunkorexia' Hits College Campuses

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- College students are known to drink too much and eat a poor diet. So it may not be surprising that new research has revealed that these two unhealthy...

Many LGBTQ Youth Suffer From Mental Health Woes

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 40% of LGBTQ youth and more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth contemplated taking their life in the past year, according to a new...

AHA News: This 'Citizen of the World' Empowers Herself...

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- As early as middle school, Noun Abdelaziz began helping other people in her San Diego community. At 13, she signed up to volunteer at Nile...

Thyroid Drug May Not Help After Heart Attack: Study

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If a heart attack survivor also has an underactive thyroid, treating them with supplemental thyroid hormone probably won't help, new research shows. The...

Keep Flossing: Study Ties Gum Disease to Higher Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Want to avoid cancer? Consider brushing and flossing more often. Why? Folks with bad gums might be at higher risk of developing certain types of cancer,...

U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Be Way Beyond 'Official'...

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Far more Americans have been infected with COVID-19 than reported case counts reflect, a new government report suggests. COVID-19 infections were anywhere...

Face Masks Making Things Tough for the Deaf

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the debate over face masks continues, few may realize how the coverings make it hard for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss to communicate with...

Success of Smallpox Vaccine Bears Lessons for Coronavirus Vaccine

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who have identified the early smallpox strains used to create vaccines against the disease say this type of genetic research could help efforts...

Congress Begins Talks on Coronavirus Aid Package as Cases Pass 3...

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With U.S. coronavirus cases surging past 3.8 million on Tuesday, Congress is negotiating yet another pandemic relief package for cash-strapped Americans....

Science Suggests Some Men Really Are Bisexual

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Is male bisexuality real? According to a new review, the answer is a definitive "yes." "The current study found very strong and consistent evidence that...

Researchers Zero in on Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Ten risk factors may affect your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new Chinese study suggests. Focusing on these factors could help doctors develop...

Even in Dirty Air, Working Out Can Help Cut Risk of High Blood...

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, even if you live in an area with high levels of air pollution, new research shows. The new...

Immunotherapy Safe for Cancer Patients with COVID-19: Study

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Immunotherapy for cancer patients with COVID-19 appears safe, a preliminary study suggests. The treatments activate a person's immune system against cancer...

Viagra Doesn't Solve All Sexual Problems, Men Discover

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Viagra, the wonder drug for men suffering from impotence, is not a cure for all sexual health ills, a new study shows. Since it hit the scene, men aren't...

HRT Might Help Older Women Ward Off Recurrent UTIs

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might be able to break the cycle of recurring urinary tract infections in some women, a new study reports. Women taking...

How Much Fasting Is Enough for 'Fasting Diet' to Work?

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting food to a narrow window of time each day may help people shed some extra pounds, a small study finds. And restricting your eating to six hours may...

British, Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Show Promise

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The highly anticipated results of two early-phase clinical trials of candidate COVID-19 vaccines suggest they are safe and may protect recipients, although...

U.S. Air Quality Got Better During Pandemic: Study

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. air quality improved after businesses closed to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, researchers say. For their new study, they compared air...

Colon Cancer Tests by Mail Might Boost Screening

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Want to boost colon cancer screening rates? Mail testing kits to patients' homes, a new study says. Colon cancer is easily diagnosed by routine screening,...

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