ARCHIVE: March 2020

Preventing Repeat Heart Attack, Stroke More Important Than Ever...

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With the new coronavirus severely straining the U.S. health care system, experts are calling on heart attack and stroke survivors to take extra steps to...

Multiple Measures of Social Distancing Required to Slow...

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It takes multiple measures of social distancing to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, a study from Singapore concludes. That finding is based on a...

Legal Pot Products Too Potent for Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most legal medical marijuana -- more than 90% -- is stronger than what doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, a new study finds. "We know that...

Cough, Fever, Fatigue? Head to CDC's Online Coronavirus...

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- You went jogging and developed a cough. You did some yard work and now you're wheezing. Maybe your throat is scratchy. Your first thought is: Do I have...

Three Countries Have Kept Coronavirus in Check; Here's How...

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Vietnam. South Korea. Taiwan. All three countries are placed uncomfortably close to China, the initial epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic that's now...

U.S. Leads the World With Most Coronavirus Cases, House Passes $...

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The United States passed China as the country with the most coronavirus cases in the world late Thursday, while the U.S. House on Friday approved a $2...

Could Stroke Drug Help COVID-19 Patients Avoid Ventilators?

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For people very sick with COVID-19, access to a mechanical ventilator can mean life or death. Trouble is, they're in short supply in the United Sates and...

PTSD Can Take Heavy Toll on Hearts of Female Vets

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- PTSD can cause severe psychic distress, but it may also raise heart risks for female veterans in particular, a new study suggests. "The association we...

Meth Use, Addiction on the Rise Among Americans: CDC

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Methamphetamine use is soaring again, with nearly one million Americans hooked on it, according to federal health officials. Between 2015 and 2018,...

Up Your Steps to Lower Blood Pressure, Heart Study Suggests

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you have high blood pressure, you can take steps to lower it by walking more every day, new research suggests. In the study, researchers analyzed data...

Trial Finds Acupuncture May Help Prevent Migraines

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new clinical trial supports acupuncture as an option for reducing migraine headaches, and researchers believe doctors should inform patients it is a...

AHA News: If You Think Before You Snack, It's Not So Bad

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- To snack or not to snack? That is not the question, because we're going to snack. But it doesn't have to mean cookies, chips and cola. As...

Could Viagra, Cialis Work Largely by Placebo Effect?

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Until the discovery of Viagra, men with erectile dysfunction were largely left with the impression that their sexual problems were all in their head....

Severe COVID-19 Might Injure the Heart

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The new coronavirus may be a respiratory bug, but it's becoming clear that some severely ill patients sustain heart damage. And it may substantially raise...

Why Are Teens, Millennials Ignoring Coronavirus Warnings?

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In what can only be described as the stupidity of youth, at least one young person in Kentucky has been infected with COVID-19 after taking part in a "...

Shelter Animals Need Your Help During the Pandemic

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic could benefit both of you, an animal welfare group says. "Shelters are swamped in the best of...

An Expert's Guide to Fact-Checking Coronavirus Info Online

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With bogus information about the new coronavirus spreading fast online, how can you separate fact from fiction? A communications expert at Virginia Tech...

Livestock, Poultry Safe From Coronavirus: Expert

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a bit of good news about the novel coronavirus, one expert says it looks like livestock and poultry don't appear to be at risk from COVID-19. The...

Coronavirus Isn't Even 'Alive,' But Expert...

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It has spread across the globe in just a few short months, sickening hundreds of thousands, but the new coronavirus has the dubious distinction of not...

Wuhan Study Shows How Social Distancing Is Saving Lives

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a lesson for what can be achieved with social distancing, researchers report that school and workplace closures in Wuhan, China, reduced the number of...

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