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'9/23/2020 4:00:07 PM'

Severe Mental Illnesses Often Overlooked at Hospital Admission: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Severe mental illness diagnoses often get missed in patients hospitalized for physical health problems, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 13,800 U.K. adults who were diagnosed with severe...

'9/23/2020 2:09:44 PM'

Smoking Reduces Survival Odds After Bladder Cancer Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Patients who have surgery for bladder cancer fare worse if they smoke, new research shows. "This study is important because while it is known that tobacco smoking is the leading cause of bladder cancer, this is the...

'9/23/2020 2:09:14 PM'

Mom-to-Be's Pot Use Linked With Higher Odds for Kids' Mental Woes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Expectant mothers who smoke pot in pregnancy could increase their baby's risk for mental or emotional problems later in childhood, a new study finds. Marijuana use during pregnancy was associated with a host of problem...

'9/23/2020 12:09:59 PM'

Fewer U.S. Women Aware of Their Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Fewer U.S. women these days are aware that heart disease is the number-one threat to their lives -- especially younger and minority women, a new study finds. Historically, heart disease was seen as a "man's disease,"...

'9/23/2020 12:09:52 PM'

Blood Test Could Spot Those at Highest Risk for Severe COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- If you're unfortunate enough to be admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, a common blood marker may predict how severe your illness might become, new research shows. The blood marker is called "red cell distribution...

'9/23/2020 12:09:50 PM'

Common Heart Defect Limits Exercise Ability: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- People born with a hole in their heart may lose 20% or more of their exercise capacity as they age, even if the defect is repaired. A ventricular septal defect is a hole in the wall separating the heart's pumping...

'9/23/2020 12:09:45 PM'

AHA News: How to Protect Yourself From the Stress of Politics

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- We interrupt your latest binge of breaking political news, fear-provoking campaign commercials and angry posts from your favorite pundit to report that politics can be stressful. That...

'9/23/2020 12:09:00 PM'

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Protect the Aging Brain

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- A common type 2 diabetes drug called metformin may have an unexpected, but positive, side effect: New research suggests that people taking the drug appear to have significantly slower declines in thinking and memory as...

'9/23/2020 9:09:55 AM'

Had a Heart Attack? Resuming Sex Soon After Might Be Healthy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Many heart attack survivors worry that resuming sex too soon afterwards might trigger another attack. But new research suggests the opposite may be true. Research out of Israel finds that resuming a normal sex life in...

'9/23/2020 9:09:51 AM'

Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: J&J Coronavirus Vaccine Begins Final Stage of Clinical Trials The final stage of clinical trials for Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus...

'9/23/2020 9:09:32 AM'

U.S. COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 as Cases Climb in 22 States

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 (Healthday News) -- The U.S. coronavirus death toll reached the tragic milestone of 200,000 on Tuesday, with at least 22 states now reporting a rise in new cases. Just last Monday, only nine states were reporting increase...

'9/23/2020 9:09:27 AM'

Kids Often Hit Hard by Death of Beloved Pet, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- The loss of a pet may be a child's first encounter with death, and new research suggests no one should underestimate the psychological trauma that the loss can bring. Previous studies have found that kids form deep...

'9/23/2020 9:09:09 AM'

Could Zinc Help Fight COVID-19?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Millions of Americans pop zinc supplements at the first sign of the common cold. Now, new research suggests the nutrient might play a role in COVID-19 outcomes, too. Researchers from Spain reporting at a European...

'9/23/2020 9:09:04 AM'

Singing Without a Face Mask Can Spread COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- If you sing indoors without a face mask, you run the risk of spreading COVID-19 through tiny airborne particles known as aerosols. That's the conclusion researchers reached after studying a choir practice. In Skagit...

'9/22/2020 7:09:50 PM'

Many Health Care Workers Who Have Coronavirus Don't Have Symptoms: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Four in 10 health care workers who test positive for COVID-19 don't have symptoms, which means they could unknowingly spread the disease to co-workers and patients, researchers say. For the new study, the research team...

'9/22/2020 4:09:09 PM'

4 Out of 5 People With COVID-19 Will Develop Symptoms: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Folks shrugging off the risk of COVID-19 because they don't think the virus will do them much harm might want to think again. As many as four out of five people infected with the new coronavirus likely will suffer some...

'9/22/2020 4:09:04 PM'

Teens Aren't Turning to E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Most teens who vape aren't looking to quit smoking, a new study of Twitter suggests. This finding belies Juul's claim that its e-cigarette is improving smokers' lives, the researchers said. For the study, researchers...

'9/22/2020 2:09:21 PM'

Sleep Builds the Brain in the Early Years, Then Maintains It

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- For the very young, sleep builds and strengthens the brain, but it quickly switches to maintenance and repair before a child turns 3, new research shows. Before about the age of 2½, the brain grows rapidly. And...

'9/22/2020 2:09:14 PM'

Baby's Heart Rate Reflects Mom's Mental Health

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Babies of mothers with anxiety or depression can have significantly higher heart rates than normal, a new study finds. And this might put them at risk for long-term problems, researchers say. Mother-infant interaction...

'9/22/2020 2:09:11 PM'

Certain Cancer Treatments May Heighten Danger From COVID-19

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- People with cancer are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. Now, a preliminary study suggests that certain cancer therapies may heighten those odds even further. Researchers found that of 3,600 U.S. cancer patients who...

'9/22/2020 12:09:52 PM'

Minorities Hit Hardest When COVID Strikes Nursing Homes

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Minority residents of U.S. nursing homes and assisted living communities have been especially hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic, two University of Rochester studies show. The first found that nursing homes with higher...

'9/22/2020 12:09:34 PM'

AHA News: Cluster of Risky Conditions That Can Lead To Heart Disease Is Rising in Hispanic Adults

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome that could lead to heart disease and stroke is becoming more common among Hispanic adults, and experts say there needs to be more resear...

'9/22/2020 12:09:31 PM'

Avoid the 'Twindemic:' Get Your Flu Shot Now

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- The best time to get your flu shot is now if you want to protect yourself against a potential "twindemic" infection of influenza and COVID-19, experts say. "Early September, at the very least early October, is the best...

'9/22/2020 12:09:22 PM'

Search and Rescue Dogs Fared Well After Working at 9/11 Sites

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Search and rescue dogs used during the 9/11 attacks lived as long as dogs not at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon, a new study finds. "I was at Ground Zero and I would hear people make comments...

'9/22/2020 12:09:22 PM'

Once-a-Week Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Promise in Early Trial

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Type 2 diabetes can be tough to control without medication. But for some people, the thought of daily shots makes them delay or avoid starting insulin therapy. Now, new research offers some hope for those insulin avoider...

'9/22/2020 9:09:36 AM'

Is an Early Form of Breast Cancer More Dangerous Than Thought?

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Women diagnosed with an early, highly treatable form of breast cancer still face a higher-than-normal risk of eventually dying from the disease, a large new study finds. The study looked at women with ductal carcinoma in...

'9/22/2020 9:09:29 AM'

Homemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Don't fret about whether that fabric mask you made on your sewing machine protects against the spread of COVID-19 as well as the face masks sold in stores, new research reassures. Taher Saif, a professor of mechanical...

'9/22/2020 9:09:19 AM'

Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: CDC Removes New Coronavirus Guidelines Just Days After Posting Them New U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website guidelines...

'9/22/2020 9:09:18 AM'

Having Flu and COVID Doubles Death Risk in Hospitalized Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (Healthday News) -- While health officials worry about a potential "twindemic" of COVID-19 and the flu this winter, a new study finds that hospital patients who were infected with both viruses were more than twice as likely...

'9/21/2020 5:09:10 PM'

Effects of Gun Laws Cross State Borders, New Study Suggests

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Strong gun laws may be negated by more permissive laws in neighboring states, a new study reports. It found that weaker gun laws appear to increase gun deaths in adjoining states. The finding could support policymakers...

'9/21/2020 4:09:46 PM'

Middle-Aged Americans Report More Pain Than Seniors

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Middle-aged Americans are living with more physical pain than older adults are -- and the problem is concentrated among the less-educated, a new study finds. The pattern may seem counterintuitive, since older age generall...

'9/21/2020 4:09:46 PM'

Fall Risk Rises Even in Alzheimer's Early Stages

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- In older people a fall can sometimes be a sign of oncoming Alzheimer's disease, even in the absence of mental issues, new research suggests. Although falls are common among older people, in some cases they can be a sign o...

'9/21/2020 2:09:59 PM'

1 Woman in 5 With Migraine Avoiding Pregnancy: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Many women with severe migraines don't want to get pregnant because of concerns about their headaches, a new study finds. Migraine, one of the world's leading causes of disability, particularly affects women of...

'9/21/2020 12:09:44 PM'

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Everyone needs sleep, but too little or too much of it might contribute to declines in thinking, a new study suggests. Too little sleep was defined as four or fewer hours a night, while too much was deemed 10 or more hour...

'9/21/2020 12:09:37 PM'

AHA News: High Blood Pressure May Cause Poor Communication Between Brain Regions

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A test that measures blood flow changes in the brain shows people with high blood pressure are more likely to experience poorer communication between brain regions than those with normal...

'9/21/2020 12:09:22 PM'

Guard Yourself Against the Health Dangers of Wildfire Smoke

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- As the smoke left by wildfires in California and Oregon continues to linger, people exposed to it need to take steps to protect themselves, an expert says. In healthy people, wildfire smoke can cause symptoms such as runn...

'9/21/2020 12:09:19 PM'

Immunotherapy Drug Avelumab Boosts Survival With Bladder Cancer

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- An immunotherapy drug significantly improved survival in patients with the most common type of bladder cancer, according to a new study. About 550,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year, making...

'9/21/2020 9:09:56 AM'

Potential COVID-19 Drug Could Increase Heart Risk: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- The widely prescribed antibiotic azithromycin is being investigated as a COVID-19 treatment, but a new study warns it could increase the risk of heart problems. Researchers analyzed data from millions of patients (average...

'9/21/2020 9:09:53 AM'

Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Parents of kids with food allergies probably won't be surprised to hear that Halloween is an especially risky time for their youngsters. A new study found that serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) triggered by peanuts...

'9/21/2020 9:09:37 AM'

Clear Danger: Glass-Topped Tables Injure Thousands Each Year

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- At Rutgers New Jersey Medical School's trauma center, Dr. Stephanie Bonne and her team noticed a string of patient injuries caused by broken glass tables. "They were quite serious, significant injuries that required prett...