ARCHIVE: March 2020

Certain Cancers Linked to Higher A-Fib Risk, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People with a history of certain cancers have more than double the risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, a new study says. A-fib is a...

One Joint May Cause Psychotic Symptoms: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking just one joint of marijuana is enough to trigger psychotic, depressive and anxiety symptoms in otherwise healthy people, British researchers...

Obesity Might Be 'Contagious' Among Teens

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who live around lots of obese or overweight kids come to see their body types as ideal, a new study suggests. As a result, these teens tend to be...

New Coronavirus Wasn't Made in a Lab, Genomic Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Despite internet rumors to the contrary, the new coronavirus arose from natural causes and was not concocted in a lab, according to scientists who...

For Heart Health, Not All Plant-Based Diets Are Equal: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A plant-based diet can benefit your heart, but only if you eat certain healthy types of food, researchers say. They tracked the eating behavior and the...

Study Ties Brain Inflammation to Several Types of Dementia

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Brain inflammation may be more of a factor in dementia than previously believed, a new British study suggests. "We predicted the link between...

Who's Most at Risk From Coronavirus?

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues its relentless spread around the world, the greatest worry has been for older people. But experts stress that age...

The Most Effective Ways to Kill Coronavirus in Your Home

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A number of home cleaning supplies may be effective against the new coronavirus, experts say. "Not many scientific studies have asked which are the most...

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WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even in the midst of rising rates of suicide and substance abuse, nearly 117 million Americans live in what is known as "health professional shortage...

Coronavirus Cases Hit All 50 States, as U.S. Death Toll Tops 100

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus continued its insidious spread throughout America on Tuesday, as all 50 states reported cases and the death toll topped 100. As the case...

AHA News: Working Out While Staying Safe During the Coronavirus...

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- As people are advised to stay home and as the list of gathering places being closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus grows, people...

Minorities Less Likely to Get Recommended Lung Cancer Imaging

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely than whites to receive recommended lung cancer imaging, a new study claims. PET-CT imaging is recommended...

New, Graphic Health Warnings Coming for U.S. Cigarette Packs

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic new health warnings must appear on cigarette packages and in cigarette ads beginning next year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says....

Medical Groups Say Heart Meds Don't Worsen COVID-19 Symptoms

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two types of heart medications do not make coronavirus infection worse, three major U.S. medical groups say in a new joint statement meant to dispel...

Belly Fat Can Lead to a Sudden Attack of Pancreatitis: Study

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is not only tied to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, researchers now say it's also linked to a painful condition known as acute pancreatitis...

With New Boost From Medicare, 'Telemedicine' Steps Up...

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. states and cities scramble to contain the new coronavirus by restricting public gatherings, hospitals are increasingly using remote medical care to...

Global Study Calculates Deadly Toll of Secondhand Smoke

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For every 52 smokers, secondhand smoke claims the life of one nonsmoker, an international study reports. "We hope that attributing harm directly to...

U.S. Exposure to Medical Radiation Drops Dramatically

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a large decrease in Americans' exposure to medical radiation, according to a new study. Between 2006 and 2016, medical radiation exposure...

Another Study Finds COVID-19 Typically Mild for Kids

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to evidence that children infected with COVID-19 have less severe symptoms than adults with the coronavirus. Researchers analyzed the...

Is the 'Gratitude Movement' Overrated? Study Finds It...

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Can a self-help strategy built on daily expressions of gratitude keep depression and anxiety at bay? Don't count on it, researchers say. That's the...

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