ARCHIVE: January 2020

Smoking While Pregnant May Weaken Baby's Bones

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their infants at increased risk of fractures in their first year of life, researchers warn. The study looked at...

Could Strep Throat Become Untreatable?

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When a child has strep throat, an antibiotic like penicillin usually has them back at school 24 hours later. But a new study warns that strains of...

Checklist: What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus that has rapidly infected nearly 6,000 people in China is spreading across the globe, with five cases confirmed in the United States. The...

Will a Face Mask Protect You From Coronavirus?

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The dreaded coronavirus in China has many reaching for face masks across the globe. But while mandatory in Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, a...

Life Expectancy in U.S. Increases for First Time in 4 Years

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- After four years of declines, life expectancy in the United States increased in 2018, health officials reported Thursday. The jump in longevity comes as...

WHO Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency, U.S. Reports...

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization declared the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak an international public health emergency on Thursday, as the United States reported...

Study Confirms CT Screenings Can Cut Lung Cancer Deaths

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new Dutch study is being hailed as proof of the need for annual CT screenings of former and current longtime smokers to reduce deaths from lung cancer...

Just 1% of Doctors Prescribe Nearly Half of Opioids in U...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all opioid doses and more than a quarter of all opioid prescriptions in the United States come from 1% of health care providers, a new...

Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients Develop Pneumonia, About 10...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's still the early days, but a report on the first 99 cases of the new coronavirus treated at a hospital in Wuhan, China, finds severe respiratory...

Diets Rich in Fruits, Veggies Could Lower Your Odds for...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who regularly consume a group of antioxidants called flavonols may have a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study...

Massachusetts' Health Reforms Helped Catch More Cancers...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Advanced-stage colon cancer diagnoses declined after Massachusetts expanded health insurance coverage, a new study finds. In 2006, state legislators...

Spinal Fusion Outcomes Worse for Black Patients, Large Study...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans who have lower spinal fusion surgery have more complications, spend more time in the hospital and have higher costs than white patients,...

Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Surprise Bonus: Breathing Easier

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Countless Americans who struggle with extreme obesity turn to weight-loss surgery for help, and now new research shows the procedure can deliver an...

AHA News: Processed vs. Ultra-Processed Food, and Why It Matters...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The difference between "processed" and "ultra-processed" foods might sound like an issue best left to linguists or hungry English...

Bone Marrow Transplants Less Risky Now

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The risks faced by U.S. bone marrow transplant patients have dropped sharply, a new study shows. While this type of transplant can be lifesaving for...

Where Is the New Coronavirus Most Likely to Spread?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As Chinese health officials fight to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has sickened nearly 6,000 and killed 132, British researchers have mapped out...

Family's Experience in Vietnam Shows Coronavirus Spreading...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A man from Wuhan, the Chinese city that's the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, apparently transmitted the infection to his son living in Vietnam, a...

When it Comes to Classroom Performance, Praising Kids Works Best

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Students have better focus in class if teachers praise them for being good rather than scolding them for being bad, according to a new study. Researchers...

Eating Out: A Recipe for Poor Nutrition, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you're stopping at a casual fast-food place or sitting down to eat in a full-service restaurant, eating out is an easy way to fill up when you're...

New Coronavirus Infections in China Top SARS Total, as U.S...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the case count in China's new coronavirus outbreak eclipsed those reported in the 2003 SARS outbreak on Wednesday, the United States evacuated 200...

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