ARCHIVE: April 2020

Interventions Boost Abstinence, Condom Use Among Black Teens:...

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual health programs appear to help increase condom use and abstinence among black American teens, researchers say. They analyzed data from 29 studies...

Potato & Sausages, Cold Cuts a Bad Combo for Your Brain

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If your diet consists mostly of processed meats, starches and sugary snacks, you may run the risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. "How...

Most COVID-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators Died, New York...

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The largest analysis of hospitalized U.S. COVID-19 patients to date finds that most did not survive after being placed on a mechanical ventilator. The...

Bacterial Blood Infections Tied to Heightened Colon Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There's an association between blood infections caused by certain types of bacteria and an increased risk of colon cancer, a new study finds. "At this...

AHA News: He's a Doctor, a Heart Disease Survivor &...

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Nearly a week into suffering from COVID-19, Dr. Tim Martindale started feeling like himself again. The coughing, aching and abdominal...

AHA News: Country's Former Top Doc Learned Resilience by...

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- For most people, being appointed U.S. surgeon general would qualify as a career-defining moment. But for Dr. Regina Benjamin, the real...

Dirtier Air May Bring More COVID-19 Deaths

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parts of Europe with consistently high levels of air pollution have higher COVID-19 death rates, a new study finds. The study compared confirmed COVID-...

Fewer Americans Have High Cholesterol

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American adults with high cholesterol dropped nearly 8 percentage points from 2000 to 2018, health officials reported Wednesday. By 2018...

Could an Ancient Drug Help Fight Severe COVID-19?

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As researchers hunt for ways to treat severe COVID-19 infections, a new trial will ask whether an old arthritis drug can prevent serious complications in...

Use of Cloth Face Coverings During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has required ordinary people to begin using personal protective equipment (PPE) in their everyday lives. The CDC recently released national guidance...

Rural Women at Higher Risk of Early Death From Heart Disease

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women under age 65 with coronary artery disease are more likely to die if they live in rural areas of the United States, and premature deaths among them...

Coping With Budget Stress During the Pandemic

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has supercharged the financial stress that already plagues many Americans, an expert says. About half of Americans lived...

Surgery? One Type of Anesthesia Is Preferable During COVID-19...

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- No one wants to be in the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, but people who need emergency surgery may have no choice. If that's the case for you...

Up to 50,000 U.S. Kids May Be Hospitalized With COVID-19 by Year...

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While children seem to have been largely spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests it's possible that up to 50,000 U.S....

In Oregon, One Town Goes Door to Door Tracking Coronavirus Spread

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A college town in Oregon is embarking on a groundbreaking effort to measure the hidden spread of COVID-19 within the community, thanks to the local...

Trump Issues Temporary Halt on Green Cards, Senate Passes...

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that the issuance of all green cards in the United States will be suspended for 60 days as the country battles...

Transplanted Skin Stem Cells Help Blind Mice See Light

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Transplants of skin cells that were turned into light-sensing eye cells enabled blind mice to detect light, a new study says. In previous research with...

Many Adults Delay Getting Help for Eating Disorders

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults may be waiting too long to seek help for eating disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 300 young adults, ages 18-25, in...

AHA News: As African Americans Struggle With COVID-19...

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The coronavirus pandemic is hitting African Americans hard, early data suggest. But Sonjia B. Dickerson doesn't need a spreadsheet to tell...

More Good News on Remdesivir's Power to Treat COVID-19

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary data from two clinical trials using the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients is encouraging, researchers report. One trial is...

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