ARCHIVE: February 2020

U.S. Evacuates More Americans From City at Center of China'...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About 350 Americans who were evacuated Tuesday from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China landed at an Air Force base in California Wednesday...

Pregnant Moms Who Smoke, Drink Put Babies at Risk of SIDS: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol may put their babies at higher odds for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a new government study...

High-Tech 'Exoskeleton' Can Give Mobility Back to...

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most people take the ability to move for granted, but not Kathy Miska. Miska has had multiple sclerosis for two decades now, and her ability to get around...

Online Bullies Make Teen Depression, PTSD Even Worse: Survey

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cyberbullying can worsen symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people, new research shows. That's the conclusion of a recent...

Many Can Suffer Facial Paralysis -- and Its Emotional Toll

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans develop some form of facial paralysis from a variety of causes. The loss of facial control and expression that...

Crafting With Dry Pasta, Play-Doh Safe for Kids With Gluten...

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Play-Doh and uncooked pasta are classic classroom craft supplies -- but what if the kids in the classroom have celiac disease? Gluten in these substances is...

Employers Need to Do More to Help Breastfeeding Moms: Survey

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Protections may be in place for employees who breastfeed, but the onus is on working moms to seek out the resources they need, according to a University of...

Texting While Walking Is Risky Business

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The dangers of "distracted driving" are well-known, but texting while walking may also be a road hazard, a new research review finds. Pedestrians who are...

AHA News: Persistent Asthma Linked to Increased Risk for Heart...

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- People with persistent asthma could be at 1.5 times higher risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation than those...

Can Siri or Alexa Help You Beat Addiction? Don't Count on It

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri are little help for people seeking information about how to quit drinking, smoking, vaping or taking opioids, a new...

2 in 3 Americans Unaware That Heart Disease Is Leading Killer of...

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than two-thirds of Americans don't know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among U.S. women, a new survey reveals. Overall, 68% of...

Medicare Could Save Billions If Allowed to Negotiate Insulin...

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you don't need insulin, you probably haven't paid much attention to its skyrocketing cost, but new research shows that exorbitant drug pricing eventually...

As Health Experts Fear Possible Pandemic, 2nd Death Reported...

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While health experts fear that the coronavirus outbreak in China will become a pandemic as infections topped 20,600 worldwide, the second death outside China...

E-Cigarettes Popular Among Recent Quitters: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who recently quit tobacco cigarettes are much more likely to use e-cigarettes than those who quit more than a decade ago, a new study says. The...

Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- American dentists often prescribe more than the recommended supply of opioid painkillers to patients, a new study finds. Not only that, they are more likely...

Eating Disorders, Exercise Addiction Go Hand in Hand: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People with an eating disorder are much more likely to have exercise addiction than those with normal eating habits, British researchers say. They analyzed...

Bedside 'Sitters' May Not Prevent Hospital Falls

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many hospitals use bedside "sitters" to protect patients from falling, but a new review finds little evidence the tactic works. However, researchers said the...

With Equal Access to Care, Blacks, Whites Have Similar Prostate...

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are similar for black and white prostate cancer patients who are treated in an equal-access health system, researchers say. In the general U.S...

HIV Drug Costs Soaring, Jeopardizing Effort to End Epidemic

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government aims to end the HIV epidemic by 2030, but skyrocketing medication costs may make that a pipe dream, a new study suggests. Since 2012,...

Strong Support Network Is Key to Women's Cancer Recovery:...

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with colon or rectal cancer are more likely to die early if they lack support from family, friends or others, a new study finds. For the study,...

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