ARCHIVE: March 2020

What Does a Self-Quarantine Look Like?

MONDAY, March 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans are choosing -- or have been told -- to self-quarantine to slow the spread of COVID-19. Doctors at the University of Texas Health Science...

How to Keep Housebound Kids Busy During a Pandemic

MONDAY, March 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you and the kids are staying home to avoid the coronavirus, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers this advice to help you make the best of the...

Hand Sanitizer: Is More Coming? What Can You Do in the Meantime?

MONDAY, March 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to find hand sanitizer to ward off coronavirus? You're not alone. Hand sanitizer has been selling out across the country as the COVID-19 pandemic...

National Guard Activated in 3 States as U.S. Coronavirus Cases...

MONDAY, March 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of known U.S. coronavirus cases soared past 34,000 and the death count eclipsed 400 on Sunday, President Donald Trump approved disaster...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Pass 26,000, With 1 in 4 Americans Under...

SUNDAY, March 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of U.S. coronavirus cases soared past 26,000 and the death count eclipsed 300 on Sunday, millions of Americans spent their first weekend...

Raking Your Leaves to the Edge of Your Yard an Invitation to...

SUNDAY, March 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Where you put leaves raked from your yard last fall could affect your family's risk of bites from ticks that transmit Lyme disease-causing bacteria, a new...

As More States Clamp Down, 1 in 4 Americans Now Under '...

SATURDAY, March 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Governors in a total of five states -- California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey and New York -- have now advised residents to stay at home...

Can You Buy Happiness? Yes, Study Suggests, If You Spend on...

SATURDAY, March 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers are happier when they spend money on experiences, instead of more stuff, a pair of new studies finds. "It would be unfair to compare a shirt to...

Racial, Ethnic Gaps in Insurance Put Moms, Babies at Risk: Study

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Though they are at a higher risk of childbirth complications and pregnancy-related death, women who are black, Hispanic or indigenous are less likely than...

New Drug Helps Shrink Inoperable Tumors in Kids

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new trial confirms that the drug selumetinib shrinks tumors in children suffering from neurofibromatosis type 1. The condition is characterized by...

Eating Fish in Moderation During Pregnancy Benefits Fetus: Study

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Advice on eating fish while pregnant has flip-flopped over the years. Now, a new study suggests that the benefit of eating fish in moderation during...

AHA News: Coronavirus News on Social Media Stressing You Out?...

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Pandemic. Politics. An upending of life at a level that few Americans have ever experienced. And all of it amplified by social media. The...

When Relatives Get Deported, Hispanic Teens' Mental Health...

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. immigration policies may put Hispanic teens' mental and physical health at risk, researchers say. Of 547 U.S.-born Hispanic kids surveyed in Atlanta,...

Global Warming Could Trigger Even More Extreme Weather Than...

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Using past weather data to predict climate change-linked increases in extreme weather events may underestimate how often they'll occur, with potentially...

Statins Might Reduce Harms From Breast Cancer Chemo

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins are commonly used to help prevent heart disease. Now a new study hints that they could shield women's hearts from the harms of...

Music Helps Heal a Damaged Heart

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People often turn to music to boost their mood or relieve stress. And new research suggests there may be science supporting that practice. The study found...

Don't Abandon Healthy Eating During Coronavirus Pandemic

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans empty grocery shelves over fears of possible shortages during the coronavirus pandemic, one nutritionist says healthy eating doesn't have to...

Calming Your Child's Coronavirus Fears

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Schools are closing. Sports and other activities have been cancelled. Everything is changing. In the midst of this chaos, how do parents keep kids from...

Coronavirus Crisis Should Put Elective Surgeries on Hold,...

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Considering a knee replacement? Plastic surgery? With a pandemic of new coronavirus cases looming, it's probably time to postpone elective surgery if you...

Could COVID-19 Survivors' Blood Help Save Very Ill Patients?

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As more people recover from COVID-19, that means more people should have antibodies against the virus. And it's possible that blood donations from those...

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