ARCHIVE: July 2020

Under 50 and Had a Heart Attack? Quit Smoking, and You'll...

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a smoker under 50 and you suffer a heart attack, new research suggests kicking the habit may be the best thing you can do to still be around...

AHA News: At Nonprofit Fitness Center, Women Find Strength in...

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- After more than a decade of driving a Boston city bus, Lorene Thomas was exhausted, overweight and depressed. "Sitting in that seat all...

Coronavirus May Have Come From Bats; Could They Also Hold Clues...

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Bats have been blamed as a possible source of the new coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe. But they might also point to possible ways out of it....

Many Older Americans Face Ageism Every Day, Survey Finds

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Age-based job demotions, forced retirements and other overt examples of age discrimination can be harmful to older adults. But what about more subtle...

Many Americans With Dementia Live in Homes With Guns

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with dementia may have access to a gun in their home, yet few families have gotten advice from a doctor on how to handle the situation, a small...

Get on the Bus: Lifesaving Lung Screens Hit the Road

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Irene Johnson noticed a big, blue bus bearing the words "Breathe Easy" outside the Benton, Tenn., library during the 2019 Labor Day weekend. Inside, a...

Fewer Recurrent Strokes Now in Mexican Americans

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of second strokes among Mexican Americans has declined steeply since the turn of the century, a new study finds. Between 2000 and 2013, the rate...

Have Lockdown Measures Worked to Control Coronavirus? Here'...

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Lockdown measures helped reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in countries around the world, a new study finds. Moreover, earlier stay-in-place...

More States, Retailers Turn to Face Mask Mandates as U.S. Cases...

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of U.S. coronavirus cases topped 3.5 million on Wednesday, more states, cities and major retailers turned to face mask mandates to try to...

More COVID-19 Patients in ICUs Are Surviving Now: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even as new coronavirus infections soar in the United States, a new study offers one piece of good news: Severely ill COVID-19 patients are significantly...

Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your Testosterone

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Images of burly cavemen bringing home meat may have men thinking that steaks and burgers are key to masculinity. It's just not true: New research shows...

Skin Cream May Offer New Treatment Option for Psoriasis

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A cream medication that eases skin inflammation might offer a safer treatment option for people with psoriasis, a new clinical trial suggests. Psoriasis...

Smog Harms Women's Brains, But One Food May Help Buffer the...

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dirty air is the curse of urban living, and studies have shown that breathing it in harms the brains of men and women alike. But a new study suggests...

As People Age, They Share Fewer Memories With Others: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The older people get, the less likely they are to share memories, researchers say. And when they do reminisce, older folks don't offer as much detail as...

Pets Provide Comfort for 'Ruff' Quarantine Time

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For New York lawyer Roseann Schuyler, her family's pets -- a dog (Jackie), two cats (Hudson and Winter) and a fish (Atticus fish) -- eased the long,...

Infusion of Certain Immune Cells May Help in Severe Coronavirus...

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An infusion of cells that dampen the body's immune response might help people with severe cases of the new coronavirus recover more quickly, a new report...

AHA News: Can a Pay Cut Hurt Your Health?

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- COVID-19 poses plenty of direct threats to Americans' health. But with economic hardships mounting, the coronavirus also might be posing...

Another COVID-19 Symptom Joins the List: Mouth Rash

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While rashes on the skin have long been tied to COVID-19, doctors in Spain report that rashes on the inside of the mouth are also occurring in some cases...

Young Adults May Face Higher Risk for Severe COVID Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With coronavirus infections soaring among young Americans, a new study shows they may be more vulnerable to serious complications than many believe....

Will COVID Pandemic's Environmental Benefit Last?

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It has been the sole silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic -- cleaner air and water on the planet. But will it continue? A new study says that isn't...

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