ARCHIVE: February 2020

More Countries Report Coronavirus Cases, as Outbreak in U.S....

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More cases of coronavirus cropped up in countries throughout the world on Wednesday, one day after top U.S. health officials warned that a coronavirus...

Heading to Work on a Bike? You Might Live Longer

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Do you ride your bike to work? If you don't, maybe you should. Why? People who commute by bicycle are at lower risk of dying early, a new study from New...

Is Your Smartphone or Tablet an Injury Risk?

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a good reason to put your electronic devices down whenever you can: Experts say that using them incorrectly or too often can put you at risk for a...

U.S. Veterans With Blocked Leg Arteries Seeing Better Results

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. veterans are having leg amputations or dying due to serious blockages in leg arteries, a new study finds. These blockages are called critical...

New Moms Need to Watch Out for High Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- All new mothers should know the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, even if they don't have a history of the condition, researchers say. It's not...

AHA News: Race, Income in Neighborhoods Tied to Cardiac Arrest...

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Socioeconomics might impact the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest, suggests a new study that found survival rates are lower in heavily...

5 Tips for Fighting Addiction

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Overcoming addiction can be difficult, with powerful cravings often causing relapse. But a psychiatrist offers some tips for success. Know your triggers,...

What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The best available drugs to treat sudden COPD flare-ups are the medications already widely in use, antibiotics and corticosteroids, a new evidence review...

AHA News: Legacy of Discrimination Reflected in Health Inequality

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. For African Americans, another...

Bad Sleep, Bad Diet = Bad Heart?

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's a dangerous equation: Poor sleep triggers a bad diet, and the two can equal a higher risk for obesity and heart disease in women, a new study contends...

Anti-Addiction Meds Key to Saving Lives of People Hooked on...

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People treated for an opioid addiction stand a much better chance of breaking their dependency if they take opioid-blocking medications, a new study finds...

Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your...

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Common heartburn meds may foster the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut, a new research review suggests. In an analysis of 12 past studies...

How Coronavirus Raced Through Quarantined Cruise Ship

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The crisis aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan shows how germs can spread rapidly through air conditioning systems that can't...

Getting Quality Autism Therapy From Thousands of Miles Away

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- By the time he was 7 months old, John Michael Crawford had been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis, associated with a high...

Too Many Antibiotics, Opioids Given to Dental Patients in the ER

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Too many patients who go to U.S. emergency rooms for dental problems are prescribed antibiotics and opioid painkillers, a new study claims. The findings...

Coronavirus Outbreak in America Is Coming: CDC

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A coronavirus outbreak on American soil is now all but a certainty, U.S. health officials warned Tuesday. "As more and more countries experience community...

How Safe Is It to Fly?

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Buckle up and get ready for take-off: Flying has never been safer, an expert says. Despite recent high-profile crashes of Boeing aircraft, the news on...

Variety is Key for the Fittest Americans

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Very fit American adults enjoy a wider range of physical activities than those who are less active, a new study finds. The findings could help point to...

They Thought She Drank, But Her Body Actually 'Auto-Brewed...

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors thought they had a fairly common scenario in front of them: A patient with advanced liver disease who needed help for her alcohol abuse. Then they...

Chicago's Short-Lived 'Soda Tax' Cut Consumption...

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Chicago's brief and now-defunct soda tax did cut the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, a new study finds, along with raising funds for public health...

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