ARCHIVE: February 2020

Scientists Spot Early Markers of Coronavirus in Lungs of Patients

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers report they have spotted early, subtle signs in the lungs that point to coronavirus infection. This could help doctors diagnose patients...

What Makes Your Food So Attractive to Seagulls?

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Given a choice, seagulls prefer food that's been handled by humans, a new British study finds. This suggests that the birds may watch you when deciding...

Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths Seen in U.S.

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Walking on America's streets is getting ever more dangerous, a new report shows. Based on data from the first six months of 2019, the Governors Highway...

How to Prepare, Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With U.S. health officials this week declaring a domestic outbreak of coronavirus a "not if, but when" situation, one expert in infectious illness offers...

More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that suggests America's obesity epidemic is far from under control, a new government report shows that more than 40% of people in the United...

Trump Taps Pence to Head Coronavirus Response, As 1st U.S. Case...

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Vice President Mike Pence will lead the U.S. response to a potential global pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, President Donald Trump announced...

Want Your Kids to Eat Veggies? Both Parents Must Set Example

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Mom and Dad, if you want your little ones to eat their fruit and vegetables, both of you must set an example, Finnish researchers say. They noted that...

Drug Shows Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The immunotherapy drug Keytruda might offer a new treatment option to women with an aggressive form of breast cancer, a clinical trial suggests. The...

For a Longer Life, Stay in School, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. life expectancy hasn't kept up with other wealthy nations and experts have cited health care, drug addiction and mental health woes as possible...

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Adult Boosters for Tetanus,...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Countering a U.S. government advisory, a new study suggests that adults may not need regular booster shots for tetanus and diphtheria if they received a...

Weight Gain Is No Friend to Aging Lungs

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Piling on extra pounds speeds up the decline of lung function in older adults, a new study suggests. While lung function decreases naturally as people...

Years of Endurance Exercise May Change Heart Structure

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Triathlons, rowing, mountaineering, cross-country skiing: Tough exercise like this done over decades appears to reshape the heart, new research shows. In...

AHA News: After Heart Attack, Mini-Stroke and Stroke, Survivor...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Andy Beal woke up at 4 a.m. and went to the bathroom as he'd done hundreds of times before. This time, though, the 44-year-old North...

Drug Offers Hope Against Tough-to-Treat Chronic Cough

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Anywhere from 4% to 10% of adults have troublesome chronic cough, defined as an unexplained cough lasting more than eight weeks. But a new drug...

Another Vaping Hazard: Less-Healthy Mouths

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Your lungs might not be your only concern if you're trying electronic cigarettes -- your mouth may pay the price, too. Vaping alters the natural bacteria...

Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse can be a heartbreaker, and new research suggests it's also tough on the brain. The study found that when a husband or wife dies, the...

Female Firefighters Face Higher Exposure to Carcinogens

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Female firefighters are exposed to chemicals that may be linked with breast and other types of cancer, researchers say. Compared to women working in...

Big Breakfast May Be the Most Slimming Meal of the Day

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the day with a big breakfast and keeping dinner light may help you burn more calories and keep you trimmer, new research suggests. Eating this...

Paddles Against Parkinson's: Ping Pong Might Ease Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A spirited game of ping pong may be more than just fun: New research suggests it could quell symptoms in Parkinson's patients. The small study found that...

Sugary Sodas Wreak Havoc With Cholesterol Levels, Harming the...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Sugar-sweetened drinks can play havoc with your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study...

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