ARCHIVE: July 2020

Black Kids Face Higher Odds of Post-Op Complications Than White...

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When healthy kids have surgery, serious complications are uncommon. But even in that low-risk scenario, Black children fare worse, a new study finds....

When a Nurse Becomes a COVID Patient: Her Tough Road Back

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nurse case manager Sharon Tapp recalls laying in a Bethesda, Md., hospital bed, feverishly ill from COVID-19, asking for a bedpan. Then, in what seemed to...

U.S. Coronavirus Case Counts Continue to Break Records, Pooled...

MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As yet another record for the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the United States was broken on Sunday, federal health officials prepared to...

When Teens Feel Loved, Conflicts With Parents Are Easier to...

SUNDAY, July 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can ease conflict with their teens by showing them warmth, researchers say. In their new study, they analyzed daily diary entries from parents and...

Know Your Burn Risks This Summer

SATURDAY, July 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Grilling. Campfires. Fireworks. All are part of summer's pleasures -- but they also pose burn risks. A new survey of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 53%...

Loss of a Twin Linked to Risk for Mental Illness

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The death of a twin, especially earlier in life, leaves the surviving twin at risk for psychiatric problems, a new study finds. "Losing a co-twin by death...

Check Early and Often for Glaucoma

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Regular eye checks are crucial for people with early-stage glaucoma, a new study shows. Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve that connects the...

Lupus Drug Prevents Low Heartbeat in High-Risk Newborns: Study

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat lupus and malaria -- hydroxychloroquine -- reduced by half the risk of a potentially fatal heart condition in newborns who were at high...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Cancer Has Returned, But Won't...

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Friday that she is undergoing chemotherapy to help fight a recurrence of pancreatic cancer, CNN...

AHA News: Hopes for Quick COVID-19 Vaccine Rest on Innovations,...

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- As physical distancing, face masks and habitual hand-washing have become the new normal, hopes for returning to the old normal rest largely...

Will CPR Save Your Life? Study Offers a Surprising Answer

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The success of CPR is vastly overrated by patients, a new study suggests. Not only does the general public consider CPR more effective than it really is,...

Even People With Lung Disease Should Wear Masks: Experts

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic lung disease may worry about being able to breathe freely with face masks, but they should wear the coverings if possible, four leading...

Masks, Video Calls: Pandemic Is Hampering Communication for...

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they have a huge downside for people with hearing problems: They muffle sound and prevent lip-reading....

'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Tells Fans Cancer...

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fans of "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek got a health update for the first time in months on Thursday when he told followers that his treatments for pancreatic...

Placenta May Help Shield Fetus From COVID-19

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Some key molecules used by the new coronavirus to cause infection aren't found in the placenta, which may explain why the virus is rarely detected in fetuses...

COVID-19 Deaths Have Already Left 1.2 Million Americans Grieving

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Each COVID-19 death in the United States leaves an average of nine close family members to grieve, researchers say. With more than 137,000 deaths so far in...

Your Guide to Safer Dining During the Pandemic

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Restaurant dining used to be a routine affair, but many now dread the thought of chowing down in a roomful of bare-faced strangers. So as state-level...

U.S. Breaks Another Daily Record for New Cases, With More Than...

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another daily record for new U.S. coronavirus cases was shattered on Thursday, with 75,600 new infections reported. It's the 11th time in the past...

Contact Tracing Useless Unless It's Speedy: Study

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's the Holy Grail for containing the spread of coronavirus, but contact tracing only works if it is done quickly, researchers report. The modeling...

More Clues to the Genes Behind Hearing Loss

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dutch researchers have identified a common genetic variant as a cause of deafness, and say it could be a good target for gene therapy. Deafness in...

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