ARCHIVE: January 2020

Gene Test Might Spot Soccer Players at High Risk for Brain...

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation implicated in the risk for Alzheimer's disease might also impair memory in soccer players who head the ball a lot, a new study suggests....

Is Suppressing Puberty the Right Course When a Child Questions...

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Suppressing puberty in a child who's questioning their gender identity might seem extreme, but the therapy is relatively safe and could significantly lower...

Could You Save a Life From Opioid Overdose?

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the United States grapples with an opioid abuse crisis, Americans are being urged to learn how to recognize and respond to overdoses from these and other...

Coronavirus Cases Top 2,700 in China, While 5th U.S. Case Is...

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Chinese officials extended the New Lunar Year holiday on Sunday, as the number of cases of a new coronavirus climbed past 2,700 and the death toll reached 81...

Many Americans in the Dark About Eye Health

SUNDAY, Jan. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Though good vision is critical, a new survey finds that most folks fall short when it comes to knowledge about eye diseases. The American Academy of...

How to Avoid a Breakout When You Work Out

SATURDAY, Jan. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While working out might boost your health and mood, it also might cause your skin to break out. But don't kick your New Year's resolutions to the curb...

Healthy Living Helps Keep the Flu at Bay

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- This flu season arrived early and hit children hard, but experts say you can dodge the flu by boosting your immune system. How? By living a healthy...

Psychedelics May Boost Mood Even After Their High Wears Off

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin -- also known as "magic mushrooms" -- can elevate mood and make one feel close to others, and those feelings may...

Even Female Bosses Face Sexual Harrassment: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When most people think of sexual harassment of females on the job, they assume it's happening to lower-level staffers. But surprisingly, women supervisors...

AHA News: Athletic Mom's Undiagnosed Condition Led to 2...

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Kelly Naab was waiting in a drive-thru lane with her two young boys in the back seat when her body suddenly felt strange. Her face began...

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Help Prevent Preterm Births

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A daily baby aspirin helped first-time mothers lower their chances of delivering too soon in a new clinical trial, though it's not clear the practice should...

Making the Mummy Speak -- Or at Least Make a Sound

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nesyamun, an Egyptian priest who chanted hymns at the grand temple of Karnak in Thebes 3,000 years ago, has been allowed to speak once more. Well, maybe not...

First Clinical Studies Find Wuhan Virus Closely Resembles SARS

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The new coronavirus rapidly spreading in China and nearby countries seems to trigger symptoms similar to those seen in the severe acute respiratory distress...

Chicago Woman Is 2nd U.S. Case of Wuhan Virus

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A Chicago woman in her 60s has been identified as the second U.S. patient to be diagnosed with a new Chinese coronavirus, health officials announced Friday...

A Flu Shot May Spare Your Young Child a Hospital Visit

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- This flu season is hitting children particularly hard, but new research shows that a flu shot is still well worth it for these youngest patients. Getting...

Many of America's Most Critical Workers Are Short on Their...

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of working Americans don't get enough sleep, and the problem is greatest among the police, the military, health care workers and...

Faulty Immune System May Lead to Lung Cancer

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An immune system that's not functioning normally may lead to lung cancer in patients who don't smoke, a new study suggests. "A strong immune system helps...

What You Need to Know Now About the Wuhan Virus

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As China scrambles to contain an outbreak of a new coronavirus spreading rapidly within its own borders and to other countries, U.S. infectious disease...

How Obamacare Helped Some Southern States

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The physical and mental health of poor people is less likely to be at risk in Southern U.S. states that expanded their Medicaid programs under Obamacare, a...

Only 1 in 4 Older Cardiac Patients Get Rehab Therapy

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac rehabilitation is known to help people recover after a heart attack or heart surgery, but a new study shows only one-quarter of eligible Medicare...

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