ARCHIVE: February 2020

Coronavirus Fears Have U.S. Pharmacies Running Out of Face Masks

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As millions in China scramble to find and wear face masks they believe will protect them against the new coronavirus, many Americans are trying to do the...

Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,000, While 13th U.S. Case Confirmed

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1,000 deaths and close to 43,000 illnesses have now been confirmed in the coronavirus outbreak that continues to rage in China, while a 13th U.S....

What's the Best Way to Administer the Opioid OD Antidote?

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, knowing how to quickly administer the anti-overdose drug naloxone could save a life. Now, research finds...

General Anesthesia Boosts Postpartum Depression Risk After C-...

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women who receive general anesthesia during a cesarean section delivery are at higher risk of severe postpartum depression that requires hospitalization, as...

Two Experimental Drugs Disappoint With Inherited Alzheimer's

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs do not appear to slow memory loss or mental decline in patients in the early stages of a rare, inherited form of Alzheimer's disease,...

How Does Social Media Shape Your Food Choices?

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For better or worse, your social media friends might be influencing your eating habits, British researchers report. They asked nearly 400 college students...

Meds May Not Prevent Migraines in Kids

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine drugs that might work for adults won't prevent the debilitating headaches in kids and teens, a new study shows. A number of drugs are used to...

More Evidence Links Social Media Use to Poorer Mental Health in...

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones, and being on Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and the like may be taking a big toll on teens' mental health, a new survey of collected data on the...

Puberty Starts a Year Earlier for Girls Now Than in the 1970s

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Girls are entering puberty about a year earlier than they did back in the 1970s, according to global data on breast development. The age of breast...

AI May Help Guide Patients to Most Effective Antidepressant

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing the right antidepressant for someone who is depressed can be hit or miss. But a new study shows that artificial intelligence (AI) technology may be...

High Testosterone Levels Have Different Health Impact for Men...

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of the sex hormone testosterone may trigger different health problems in men and women, a new study reveals. In women, testosterone may...

AHA News: For Kids With Heart Defects, the Hospital Near Mom May...

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Heart problems are often associated with older people. But every year about 1 in 110 children in the United States are born with congenital...

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works as well as multiple doses to protect older teen girls against preinvasive cervical disease,...

Baby in Your Room, Not in Your Bed: Good Advice, but Are Parents...

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parents have long been told that babies should sleep in their own crib to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), yet nearly 1 in 5 infant...

Fewer LGBT Teens Plagued by Suicidal Thoughts, But Rates Still...

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Suicidal behavior is declining among U.S. teenagers who identify as LGBT, but the problem remains pervasive. That's the conclusion of two new studies that...

Coronavirus Cases Top 40,000, While Deaths Hit 908

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus outbreak that is raging in China continued to spread Monday, with just over 40,000 cases and 908 deaths now confirmed. Those numbers far...

Silence Your Snore, Save Your Romance

SUNDAY, Feb. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Roses are red, violets are blue, sleep experts have a Valentine's Day gift idea for you. A box of chocolates and a candlelight dinner might seem romantic,...

Man Residing in China Is First U.S. Citizen to Die From...

SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A 60-year-old man living in Wuhan, China, has become the first American citizen to die from the new coronavirus that first surfaced in the Chinese city....

Caregivers Give Short Shrift to Their Own Health

SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than 43 million American adults care for their loved ones every year, but a new survey shows they are more likely to neglect their own health in the...

Tigers, Rhinos and Bears Help Raise Money for Conservation

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Zoos that have large, well-known types of animals attract more visitors, which means more money for conservation, a new study finds. Zoos and aquariums are...

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