ARCHIVE: March 2020

Blood Sugar Control May Aid Stroke Recovery in Diabetes Patients

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Good blood sugar control can help protect against mental decline after a common type of stroke in people with diabetes, new research suggests. The study...

Doctors Describe First Drone Delivery of Diabetes Meds to Patient

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine needing insulin to live but a natural disaster suddenly cuts off access to your medication. New drone technology may one day come to the rescue by...

N95 Face Masks Can Be Sterilized and Re-Used, Studies Show

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Amid a shortage of face masks for medical personnel fighting COVID-19, two studies show that disposable N95 masks can be sterilized and re-used. A...

Too Many Patients, Too Few Ventilators: How U.S. Hospitals Cope...

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Faced with a looming shortage of lifesaving ventilators, U.S. hospitals are scrambling for solutions and planning for the worst. Intensive care units at...

What Dental Offices Are Doing to Prevent Coronavirus Infection?

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, hygienists and other dental professionals are at high risk for work-related exposure to coronavirus, but they can take steps to protect themselves...

A Parent's Guide to Fighting Coronavirus Stress

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Stressed-out parents should reach out to others for support during the coronavirus pandemic, child health experts say. As the number of coronavirus cases...

Do Gene Mutations Explain COVID-19 Cases in the Young?

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic mutations that put some younger people at high risk for severe illness from the new coronavirus will be investigated in an international study....

Trump Extends Social Distancing to April 30 as COVID-19 Cases...

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise, President Donald Trump on Sunday backed down on plans to re-open the country by Easter -- instead...

CDC Urges Residents of 3 States Near New York City to Cease...

SUNDAY, March 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In an unprecedented move, residents of the tri-state area around New York City -- New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- are being urged by the U.S....

Recovery From Mild Brain Trauma Takes Longer Than Expected:...

SUNDAY, March 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of patients with a sports-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) recover within two weeks, new research shows. "This study challenges...

Trump Signs $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill Into Law, as U.S. Cases...

SATURDAY, March 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package into law on Friday, as U.S. coronavirus cases surged past 100,000 and the death...

Staying at Home During the Pandemic? Use Technology to Stay...

SATURDAY, March 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Technology can help you maintain social connections if you're staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says. "When using technology to...

Electric Cars Still Better for the Planet Than Gas Vehicles

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Electric cars really are greener than gasoline ones, researchers report. Some have questioned whether electric cars could actually increase carbon...

Caring for Relatives With ALS Almost a Full-Time Job for Youth:...

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Kids and teens spend as much as five hours a day helping care for relatives with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a...

Nationwide Shortages Looming for Respirators, Masks, Gowns:...

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. health care facilities are already or nearly out of respirators worn by staff to protect against infection as they care for COVID-19...

AHA News: Understanding the Basics of 'Herd Immunity'

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez is the American Heart Association's chief medical officer for prevention and a former state health commissioner of Texas. He has dealt with major public health crises –...

AHA News: Is This Nature's Healthier Meat Replacement?

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Thanks to research suggesting they are better for heart health than animal-based foods, many carnivores are on the hunt for the best plant-...

Too Little Sleep Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health: Study

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at risk for ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, researchers report. "If we make sure our...

AI May Not Be Better Than Experts at Reading Medical Scans

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new study casts doubt on claims that artificial intelligence (AI) equals or surpasses the ability of human experts to interpret medical images. Many...

Construction Industry Respirator Masks Can Be Used by Health...

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the coronavirus pandemic stresses the U.S. health care system, personal protective equipment -- including high-tech masks -- are in desperately short...

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