ARCHIVE: February 2020

Age Makes the Difference in Sticking With HIV Meds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with HIV have much lower rates of viral suppression than adults with the AIDS-causing virus, a new U.S. study finds. Viral suppression means...

Growing Up in U.S. 'Stroke Belt' Bad for the Brain...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who grew up in the swath of the South known as the Stroke Belt are more likely to develop thinking declines later in life, even if they moved...

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who get the shingles vaccine may gain stroke protection as well, a new study suggests. Shingles is a viral infection tied to heightened risk of...

In Small Study, No Sign That Coronavirus Can Be Passed to Baby...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There's some good news about the new coronavirus: Preliminary research suggests that the virus cannot be transmitted from an infected pregnant woman to...

Scientists Spot Antibody That Might Help Diagnose, Treat...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who have pinpointed an antibody linked to life-threatening autoimmune disorders in children say their discovery could lead to faster diagnosis...

Coronavirus in America: Keep Your Panic in Check

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A deadly virus that's surging through a foreign country makes its way into the United States, carried into this country by an unwitting traveler. In...

Coronavirus Spread Slows, But Death Toll Jumps to 1,113

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While the number of new cases of coronavirus in China slowed on Wednesday, the death count has now risen to 1,113, Chinese health officials reported....

Got 'Couch Potato' Teens? It's Not Helping Their...

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Getting your surly teens off the couch might trigger a long-term turnaround in their moods, new research suggests. "Our findings show that young people who...

Were You Born in an H1N1 Flu Year or an H3N2? It Matters

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The first type of influenza virus you're exposed to may set your lifetime ability to fight the flu. Researchers with McMaster University and University of...

Medicaid Expansion Meant More Poor in 'Diabetes Belt'...

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There was a steep drop in the number of low-income people without health insurance in so-called Diabetes Belt states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare...

Family Members Are Swiping Hospice Patients' Painkillers:...

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In another sign of just how bad the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic has become, a new study finds family members often steal painkillers from dying relatives in...

Mom-to-Be's Cosmetics Chemicals Could Lead to Heavier Baby

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens, their children may have a greater likelihood of becoming overweight, a new study suggests. Parabens...

AHA News: Baby Born With 'One-of-a-Kind' Heart...

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When a test showed a dangerous drop in the heart rate of Courtney Agnoli's unborn daughter, the doctor who urgently admitted her to the...

Middle School Challenges Add Up to Teacher Stress

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From hormonal changes to new schedules and altered expectations, children face a variety of challenges when they enter middle school. But students and their...

AHA News: Being an African American 'Superwoman' Might...

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The image of the strong African American woman – resilient, driven to succeed, devoted to those around her – is rooted in...

U.S. Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Over Two Decades

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly twice as many people in the United States used heroin in 2018 as did in 2002, a new government study shows. "I think the rise in heroin use is...

1 in 5 Insured Hit With Surprise Bills for Surgery

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- You scheduled your surgery and made sure both your doctor and hospital are in your insurer's approved network of providers. Everything went without a hitch...

8 Ways to Make Every Day a Valentine For Your Kids

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As Valentine's Day approaches, parents are reminded to shower their children with love and attention throughout the year. "Building strong bonds and a...

Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Too few teenage boys at risk for HIV infection are tested for the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, researchers say. And this contributes to the...

Stricter Clean Air Laws Could Save Thousands of Lives a Year:...

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Daily exposure to ground level ozone increases city residents' risk of early death, researchers warn. Ground level ozone -- commonly found in cities and...

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