ARCHIVE: September 2020

During Stress of Pandemic, Know Suicide's Warning Signs

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Financial struggles, social isolation and anxiety are triggering feelings of hopelessness and helplessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it's important...

Early Results Show Moderna's COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective...

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- One of the big questions around any new COVID-19 vaccine is: Will it safely protect those at highest risk from the illness -- older people? Now, the...

Air Pollutants, Metals Are Reaching The Placenta, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Metals and other air pollutants have been found in the placentas of new mothers, which means such pollutants may be able to reach the fetus, researchers...

Allowing More Gay Men to Donate Corneas Could Save Sight for...

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and Canadian restrictions on cornea donations from gay and bisexual men prevent thousands of vision-restoring transplants and need to be changed,...

Exposing Babies to Wheat Very Early Might Prevent Celiac Disease...

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood risk for developing the allergic/autoimmune disorder known as celiac disease might be eliminated if infants were exposed to gluten as early as 4...

AHA News: After Working Late, Teacher Woke Up in ICU Four Days...

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Teacher Zach Nelson spent most of his Sunday preparing for the week ahead, working deep into the evening. He put his 5-year-old son to bed...

Do Fasting Diets Really Work? New Study Finds Little Benefit

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More and more people are turning to "intermittent fasting" to lose weight, but the jury is still out on whether the tactic works. In a new clinical trial...

Pandemic Has More Americans Turning to Booze

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Is the coronavirus pandemic driving people to drink? Yes, a new U.S. survey shows, and the greatest spike in alcohol use is being seen in women. Overall...

Study Confirms Minorities Face Higher Odds of COVID-19: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic Americans are twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as white Americans, researchers report. For the study, an international...

Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for U.S. Seniors

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Isolation due to the pandemic and failure to get hearing aids checked has fueled anxiety, depression and more hearing loss for many seniors. "This has...

Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attack

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who suffer a particularly deadly condition after a heart attack are 11% more likely to die from it than men, a new study finds. Not only...

Global Death Toll From COVID-19 Passes One Million

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (Healthday News) -- The global coronavirus pandemic reached a grim new milestone on Tuesday: One million dead. Americans made up more than 200,000 of those deaths, or one in...

Warming World Could Alter West Nile Transmission in U.S.

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change could give West Nile virus a boost in some areas of the United States, but reduce its spread in other regions, a new study suggests. The...

Older Patients at Risk When Dentists Prescribe Opioids

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who take depression and anxiety drugs shouldn't be prescribed opioid painkillers by their dentist because it puts them at increased risk for...

Why Do Gay and Lesbian People Get More Migraines?

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could migraine risk be affected by sexual orientation? A new study suggests that the answer may be yes. After tracking migraines among thousands of...

COVID-19 Patients Rarely Survive Cardiac Arrest: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Folks whose hearts stop due to a severe case of COVID-19 are very unlikely to leave the hospital alive, a new study shows. Out of 54 patients at a Michigan...

AHA News: Puerto Rico School Relies on Holistic Methods to Teach...

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Justo Méndez Arámburu's idea to start a nonprofit alternative school in Puerto Rico came to him in a dream. His 15-year-old...

Obamacare Cut Out-of-Pocket Costs, But Many Families Still...

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- High out-of-pocket health care costs for low- and middle-income Americans with kids have fallen due to "Obamacare," but more needs to be done to reduce...

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Raise Lifelong Heart Risks for...

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The foundation for early heart disease might begin not during childhood or in the years that follow, but in the womb. Researchers studying nearly 30 years...

Most Newborns of COVID-19-Infected Moms Fare Well

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers with COVID-19 only rarely suffer from effects of the virus, a new study suggests. These newborns generally do well in the six to...

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