ARCHIVE: February 2020

U.S. Announces More Travel Restrictions as First Coronavirus...

SATURDAY, Feb. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Following the first U.S. coronavirus death, the Trump administration on Saturday placed travel restrictions on three countries that are battling COVID-19...

Pick Summer Camps Carefully When Your Kid Has Allergies, Asthma

SATURDAY, Feb. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you child has allergies or asthma, you need to take that into consideration when selecting a summer camp. "Parents and kids alike who are dealing with...

Teen Moms at High Risk for Depression, Anxiety

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As if being a teen mom isn't hard enough, two-thirds of young mothers are grappling with at least one mental health issue, researchers say. And close to 40...

Research Finds Contagious Staph in Lupus-Related Skin Rashes

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Skin rashes in people with lupus may have high levels of disease-causing bacteria that can spread to other people, according to a new study. Researchers...

More Evidence Tying Vitamin E Acetate to Vapers' Lung...

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found more evidence from animal studies linking vitamin E acetate in vaping liquids to deadly lung damage in people who use electronic...

Weight-Loss Surgery Works, No Matter How Long Patient Was Obese

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery is as effective for people who became obese before age 20 as for older patients, new research shows. For the study, researchers from the...

Med Schools More Diverse Now, But Study Finds Minorities Still...

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Race, gender and sexual orientation are tied to mistreatment of medical school students by faculty, physicians and fellow students, according to a new report...

China Study Puts Coronavirus Death Rate at 1.4%; Real...

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The latest tally of almost 1,100 cases of COVID-19 infection from 30 Chinese provinces shows a fatality rate of 1.4% during the early phase of the...

AHA News: Could Sunshine Lower Blood Pressure? Study Offers...

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Exposure to sunshine is linked to lower blood pressure, says a new study that included hundreds of thousands of patients at dialysis clinics...

Doctors' Ratings Tank When Patients Are Kept Waiting: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Tick-tock: A long delay in the waiting room annoys some patients so much that they give their doctors lower ratings, a new study finds. "Waiting to see the...

For Black Americans, Exercise Brings Real Boost to Life After...

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise can benefit black cancer survivors' physical and mental health, but most don't get the recommended amount of activity, a new study says....

At High Risk for Heart Disease? Strict Blood Pressure Control...

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're at high risk for heart disease, lowering your blood pressure below the standard target level may help extend your life, a new study suggests....

It's Not Medical Outcomes That Drive Patients'...

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Rave online reviews about a hospital stay may not mean much about the actual medical care there, if a new study is any indication. Researchers found that...

Coronavirus Strikes Men, Older People the Hardest

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus is on the cusp of becoming a global pandemic and experts say that, if it does, older people and men could be most at risk for serious illness...

Whistleblower Complaint Filed, California Case Spurs Changes in...

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Just how prepared the United States is to quell an outbreak of coronavirus on American soil came into question on Thursday, as federal officials broadened...

Imaging Scans May Lead to Shorter TB Treatment

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new monitoring approach could help improve treatment of patients with tuberculosis (TB), researchers say. TB is an infectious disease that primarily...

Japan Closes Schools to Help Stem Coronavirus Spread

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News, Japan) -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for all schools to close for about a month while officials try to contain a coronavirus outbreak...

AHA News: What Heart Patients Should Know About Coronavirus

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The coronavirus should have everyone's attention by now, health experts say. And people with heart disease have extra reasons to be alert...

Blood Flow in Heart Differs in Men and Women

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- How your blood flows through your heart may depend on whether you are a man or a woman, new research suggests. For the study, researchers used a...

Healthy Heart in Your 20s, Healthier Brain Decades Later

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A healthier heart in early adulthood could mean fewer thinking and memory problems later in life, a new study suggests. "These results indicate that...

Pages