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High-Fiber, Low-Fat Diet May Help People With Ulcerative Colitis
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- A low-fat, high-fiber diet may improve the quality of life of patients with ulcerative colitis, a new study finds. "Patients with inflammatory bowel disease always ask us what they should eat to make their symptoms better,...
Blacks Underrepresented in Cancer Drug Trials: Study
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- U.S. government-funded clinical trials for new cancer treatments have more Black participants than those run by drug companies, but Blacks are still underrepresented in cancer studies, researchers say. The SWOG Cancer...
Changes in IVF May Have Spurred Drop in Cerebral Palsy, Study Says
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Rates of cerebral palsy among babies in Nordic countries born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) have fallen by more than half over the past two decades, due to fewer twin births from IVF, according to a new study. A...
Remdesivir May Reduce Deaths, Hasten Recovery for COVID-19 Patients
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- There's more good news on the effectiveness of the antiviral drug remdesivir against COVID-19, according to new clinical trial results from the drug's maker. Gilead Sciences said Friday that in a trial involving more than...
Antiviral Drugs Tied to Heart Issue in COVID-19 Patients
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Older, critically ill COVID-19 patients who are given a combination of two common antiretroviral drugs can experience a drastic slowing of their heart rate, French researchers report. In their study of 41 patients treated...
AHA News: More People Are Dying During the Pandemic – and Not Just From COVID-19
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- More people in the United States are dying during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not just because of the coronavirus. One reason, experts say, is people with other ailments may not be seeking...
Most Survivors of Severe COVID-19 Report Symptoms Many Weeks After 'Recovery'
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Even a month after hospital discharge and "recovery," a majority of patients who had survived severe COVID-19 were still dealing with fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms, Italian research shows. The study...
Terrifying Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Intense breathing problems may be the most widely reported feature of COVID-19, but new research warns that coronavirus can also take aim at the brain. Infection can trigger serious nerve damage, stroke, inflammation and...
Raw Milk Can Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- If you're a fan of raw milk, keep it chilled. Leaving raw milk at room temperature can release antimicrobial-resistant genes, a new study suggests. Also, bacteria that have antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them t...
Cold War Antiseptic May Be Valuable Germ Fighter
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- A nontoxic antiseptic developed in the former Soviet Union may be a valuable weapon for fighting common infections, British researchers say. The drug, miramistin, was developed for the Soviet Space Program. While little...
With Social Distancing, Schools Should Be Safe to Reopen This Fall, Experts Say
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Kids should be able to safely return to reopened schools this fall, resuming their studies with little risk that they will contribute to the COVID-19 pandemic, some infectious disease experts argue. The scientific evidence...
U.S. Sees Another Record-Breaking Day of New Coronavirus Cases
Friday, July 10, 2020
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- States across America reported nearly 60,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, setting yet another daily record as the pandemic tightens its grip on a country struggling to reopen. The surge has been largely fueled by...
Health Highlights: July 10, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: WHO Affirms That Coronavirus Can Linger in Indoor Air The new coronavirus can linger in small airborne droplets indoors, the World Health...
'Aerosol Boxes' Meant to Protect COVID Health Teams Might Harm Them: Study
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Aerosol boxes meant to protect health care workers when they intubate COVID-19 patients may actually increase their exposure to airborne virus particles, an Australian study warns. Intubation is done when patients are...
Marijuana, E-Cigarettes Enticing More Young Adults
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- E-cigarettes and pot may go hand in hand when it comes to young Americans, a new report suggests. There's been a sharp rise in the use of both among young adults in California, and many of them are underage, the new...
Coronavirus Fears Kept Many Essential Workers at Home in April: Study
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Many more American workers caring for children, the sick or aged, as well as bus drivers, subway workers and those involved in food production took time off work in April -- probably due to fears of contracting COVID-19, ...
'Broken Heart Syndrome' Has Risen During Pandemic: Study
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Doctors at one Ohio hospital system have discovered yet another possible consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: More cases of "broken heart syndrome." The condition -- which doctors call stress cardiomyopathy -- appears...
In Many Cases, Hip Replacement Also Eases Back Pain
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City focused on 500 patients who...
AHA News: Where Do New Viruses Like the Coronavirus Come From?
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Factors smaller than a cell and as large as the planet are at play when a virus leaps from an animal to a human. The question of how that happened with SARS-CoV-2, which causes the diseas...
Blood Test May Reveal Concussion Severity With Accuracy of Spinal Tap
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- A simple blood test may predict the severity of a concussion as accurately as an invasive spinal tap, researchers report. They focused on a biomarker called neurofilament light chain. This nerve protein can be detected in...
5 Years, No Fatal ODs: Study Finds 'Safe Injection Sites' Can Save Lives
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Safe injection sites for users of illicit drugs such as heroin: They've been tried and legalized in countries such as Canada and the Netherlands, and a new study suggests they might save American lives, too. In the study,...
Trump Threatens School Funding Cuts, New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 59,000
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- With President Donald Trump threatening to cut federal funding for schools that do not fully reopen in the fall, the United States set yet another record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with more than 59,000 new...
Upping Fruit, Veggies, Grain Intake Can Cut Your Diabetes Risk by 25%
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods could lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers looked at more than 9,700 people who developed type 2 diabetes and over...
Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Lower Smoking Rates?
Thursday, July 9, 2020
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Want to make smoking less attractive to young people? Try taking menthol cigarettes off the market, a new analysis suggests. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned flavors in cigarettes in 2009 because flavors appea...
Health Highlights: July 9, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: CDC to Change School Reopening Guidelines After Trump's Criticism An announcement that new guidelines for reopening U.S. schools was made...
Pandemic Is Changing Addiction Care, for Better and Worse
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up America's approach to addiction treatment, but the fallout hasn't been all bad, experts say. In-person support meetings either aren't happening or have been severely curtailed, and...
FDA Approves Oral Treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Inqovi (decitabine and cedazuridine) tablets, an oral outpatient treatment option for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, the...
The Long-Term Harm of Missing School
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Missing lots of school between kindergarten and eighth grade may have consequences when kids grow up, a new study suggests. When they reached their early 20s, frequent absentees were less likely to vote and more likely t...
Can Probiotics Help Ease Depression?
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Probiotic supplements might help ease depression symptoms in some people, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that across seven small clinical trials, various probiotics seemed to improve symptoms in...
Many Cases of 'Penicillin Allergy' Might Be Mistaken
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Penicillin allergy is often unconfirmed in hospital patients, meaning many unnecessarily receive other antibiotics that may be less effective and even harmful, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed records of nearl...
Streetlights Could Be Harming Your Teen's Sleep, Mental Health: Study
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- New research is suggesting links between street lights, neon signs and other forms of nighttime outside lighting and sleeplessness and mood disorders among teens. The study of more than 10,000 American kids aged 13 to 18...
AHA News: Why Stay in Touch While Keeping Distant? It's Only Human
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- If you've been keeping a healthy distance from other people because of COVID-19, you probably feel smart. But if you're also feeling lonely and stressed, it doesn't mean anything is wron...
How the Pandemic Is Changing Summer Camp
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- If your children are going to summer school or camps this year, you may need to prepare them for safety precautions that will be in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says. "Social interaction, engaging...
From 'Dead Man Walking' to Dancing Once More: One Man's Cancer Journey
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- After spending much of 2016 healing following the deaths of both his partner of 25 years and his mother, Oswald Peterson -- a professional carnival dancer in New York City -- was convinced 2017 would be his year to start...
Tech Is Keeping More Americans in Touch With Doctors
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Since the coronavirus pandemic began, nearly 50% of Americans have used technology to communicate with their doctors, a new study finds. But less than one-quarter have talked with their doctors about using health...
Trump Pushes for Schools Reopening While U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 3 Million
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- The tally of U.S. coronavirus cases passed 3 million on Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump pushed for schools across the country to reopen in the fall. The pressure to find a way to resume classes in person was put...
Trump Administration Makes It Official: U.S. Cuts Ties With WHO
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Critics are slamming U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. "The United States' notice of withdrawal, effective July 6,...
Health Highlights: July 8, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Launches Suicide Prevention Campaign A national campaign to prevent suicide has been launched by the U.S. government. The REACH campaign...
Rukobia Approved for Patients With Multidrug-Resistant HIV
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- A new type of antiretroviral medication, Rukobia (fostemsavir), has been approved for people with HIV who have not had success with other therapies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. Rukobia, 600 mg...
Healthier School Meal Programs Helped Poorer Kids Beat Obesity: Study
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- Just how healthy has the introduction of healthier new meals at America's schools been for kids? A new study ties the policy move to about a half-million fewer obese U.S. children. The study covered kids aged 10 to 17. It...