ARCHIVE: March 2020

Parents, Arm Your Kids Against COVID-19 With Good Hand-Washing...

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- What's the best thing you can teach your kid as the new coronavirus races around the globe? Proper hand-washing habits, a leading pediatricians' group says...

FDA Approves Malaria Drugs to Treat COVID-19, Despite Little...

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With little evidence that the malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can prevent or treat COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has...

Dirty Air Might Raise Your Odds for Dementia

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smog drives up dementia risk, particularly for older men and women with heart disease, according to a new Swedish study. For more than a decade,...

'Fever Tracker' Suggests Social Distancing Is Already...

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The concept is simple, yet elegant: Use fever readings from thermometers to create a database that can show public health officials whether social...

AHA News: Video Doctor Visits Gain Ground During Coronavirus...

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Dr. David Wheeler started seeing patients via telehealth in his Wyoming neurology practice 10 years ago as a way to provide routine visits...

Fitness Key to Long-Term Weight Loss Success

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The more fit you are when you start a weight-loss program, the more weight you could lose, a new study says. "This research could help us improve the...

Don't Fall Prey to COVID-19 Scammers

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a wave of scammers looking to take advantage of older adults, experts warn. Social distancing has created an easy...

Can AI Predict Who Will Develop Diabetes?

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify people who will develop type 2 diabetes, researchers say. For the study, the researchers used machine...

Being Chained to Your Desk Might Harm Your Thyroid

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could long hours at the office put you at risk for hypothyroidism? New research suggests it's possible: Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) was more...

What You Should Know If Your Surgery Has Been Put on Hold

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of elective and semi-elective surgeries -- including heart and chest operations -- are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. If your heart or...

Blood Test Could Spot 50 Different Cancers

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test for dozens of cancers is in the works. Researchers say their test can detect more than 50 kinds of cancer at early stages and pinpoint...

Major Study Casts Doubt on Routine Use of Stents, Bypass

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with clogged arteries do as well with medication and lifestyle changes as they do after undergoing invasive procedures to reopen their blood vessels...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 163,000; Death Count Set to Surpass...

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. coronavirus cases surged past 163,000 on Tuesday, Americans were told they may soon get a look at the statistical disease models that public...

Odds of Hospitalization, Death With COVID-19 Rise Steadily With...

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Once infected with the new coronavirus, a 20-something has about a 1% chance of illness so severe it requires hospitalization, and that risk rises to...

Another Coronavirus Health Threat: Too Few Asthma Inhalers

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As hospitals give more and more COVID-19 patients albuterol to help them breathe, people with asthma may have a hard time getting an inhaler. The...

More Evidence COVID-19 Survivors' Blood Could Help Very Ill...

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A small study out of China bolsters the notion that transfusing the antibody-enriched blood of people who've survived COVID-19 could help patients still...

AI Might Spot Which COVID-19 Patients Are at Risk of Severe...

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An international team has designed a computer program that predicts with up to 80% accuracy which COVID-19 patients will develop serious respiratory...

Common Heart Drugs' Risk With COVID-19 Unproven, Experts Say

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could a blood pressure or diabetes medicine make COVID-19 more severe? A new theory suggests the coronavirus could be binding to angiotensin-converting...

AHA News: Dropping Blood Pressure May Predict Frailty, Falls in...

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Blood pressure that goes down when you stand up is associated with frailty and falls in older people, according to a new study that...

AHA News: Health Emergency? Don't Hesitate to Get Help

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- With hospitals across America focused on people who have developed COVID-19, some people with unrelated but still urgent health problems...

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