ARCHIVE: March 2020

U.S. Hospital Beds Were Already Maxed Out Before Coronavirus...

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many hospitals across the United States regularly operate with most of their beds taken by patients, limiting their ability to handle a sudden influx of...

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Economic Aid Deal as Coronavirus...

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Senate voted late Wednesday to pass a $2 trillion stimulus package to bolster the U.S. economy as the country's coronavirus death toll passed 1,...

Daily Aspirin Won't Stop Dementia, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans pop a low-dose aspirin each day to help ward off heart issues, but a new study finds that protection may not extend to dementia....

FDA Warns of Defective EpiPen Dangers

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of EpiPens and their generic counterparts may fail or delay injection of lifesaving epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, the U.S....

Could Robots Be Deployed to Front Line in Fighting COVID-19?

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Robots can provide significant help in the fight against coronavirus, experts say. Their uses include: patient care such as telemedicine and...

Climate Change's Hotter Days Will Take Toll on Mental Health

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the days heat up, people tend to report more emotional distress, a new study finds, adding to concerns that global warming could take a growing mental...

Could Sleep Apnea Put You at Risk for Alzheimer's?

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New research out of France suggests that untreated sleep apnea could raise your odds for developing Alzheimer's disease. Evidence linking the two is...

COVID-19 May Force Some Cancer Patients to Delay Treatment

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Early findings involving cancer patients from Wuhan, China -- the original epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic -- suggest that many contracted the...

American Teens Struggling With Mental Health Issues

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts are all on the rise among U.S. teens, a new study finds. "We aren't sure why this is occurring, but...

Poll Finds High Anxiety in the Time of Coronavirus

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus has sent the anxiety levels of Americans soaring, a new online poll shows. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) survey of more than 1,...

Soaking in a Hot Bath Might Do Your Heart Good

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- One of the few pleasures left to Americans sequestered at home is a soak in a hot bath. Now, research from Japan involving more than 30,000 adults...

Your Teeth Are a Permanent Archive of Your Life: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Your teeth provide a detailed account of your life, much as a tree's rings record its history, a groundbreaking study shows. "A tooth is not a static...

What People With Parkinson's Need to Know About COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The new coronavirus poses a significant risk to people with Parkinson's disease, and experts say they and their caregivers need to take precautions. "...

How to Weather Social Isolation During Coronavirus Pandemic

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Social distancing has become the new normal, with one-third of Americans now under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, but experts say...

Cooking Up a Storm During Coronavirus Crisis? Store Leftovers...

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Social distancing measures have many Americans cooking at home during the coronavirus pandemic, so one food safety expert has tips for storing and...

COVID-19 Infection Likely Worse for Vapers, Smokers

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers and vapers who get COVID-19 can probably expect a more severe infection, health experts warn. Many advisories have focused on the risk facing...

Agreement Reached on $2 Trillion Economic Aid Deal as U.S. Cases...

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Senate leaders reached agreement early Wednesday on a $2 trillion stimulus package to bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles coronavirus. The...

Indoor Athletes Often Lacking in Vitamin D

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Indoor athletes may be vitamin D-deficient, putting themselves at risk of injury and poor performance, a small study finds. Researchers assessed vitamin D...

When Arteries Narrow, Chest Pain Can Come Earlier for Women Than...

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women with coronary artery disease have less narrowing in their blood vessels but more chest pain than men with the condition, a new study finds. In...

Loss of Sense of Smell Could Be Early Sign of Coronavirus...

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a clue that you may have coronavirus that might surprise you: a loss of your sense of smell. Groups representing ear, nose and throat (ENT)...

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