ARCHIVE: April 2020

During Droughts, Many Poor Americans Will Lack Clean Tap Water:...

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Poor and minority Americans are most likely to lose access to clean tap water as droughts become more common and severe, a new paper says. Water service...

More Evidence That Trump-Touted Drugs Won't Curb COVID-19

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Another study casts doubt on the malaria drugs touted by President Donald Trump as potential game-changers against COVID-19. The drugs, chloroquine and...

Researchers Move Toward Once-Yearly Treatment for HIV

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have reformulated an HIV medication into a version they hope can eventually be taken as infrequently as once a year. The work is only in the...

When Young Adults Vape, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate May Spike

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine may prompt spikes in blood pressure and heart rate in the young, a new study suggests. Research has shown...

AHA News: How Pregnant Woman's High Blood Pressure Can...

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Mothers who have high blood pressure are more likely to have babies with slightly different-shaped hearts, a finding that could impact...

Heavy Pot Use Linked to Mental Problems, Even After Quitting

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana dependence goes hand in hand with poor mental health, and problems may persist long after stopping the drug, according to Canadian researchers....

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests On the Rise During COVID-19...

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Stress placed on the heart by COVID-19, a hesitancy by people to call 911, and even reluctance on the part of bystanders to perform CPR may be boosting...

Thousands of Health Care Workers Lack Insurance If COVID-19...

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on the sacrifices of America's health care workers, yet many of them live in poverty and can't afford health...

10 Ways to Cure Your COVID-19 Cabin Fever

It has already been six weeks since Florida was directed to go into quarantine, and four weeks since the Florida stay-at-home order was mandated. Whether you have gone stir crazy at this point or not...

Tips for keeping Coronavirus (COVID-19) out of your home

Even during this period of stay-at-home and social distancing, it’s important to occasionally leave the house to run errands and get some fresh air. These everyday activities can help keep you...

Pandemic Delaying Medical Care of Older Americans

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has led many older adults to postpone medical care, a new survey finds. The University of Chicago survey found that 55% of...

During Coronavirus Pandemic, Don't Ignore Symptoms of Heart...

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer heart attack and stroke patients are seeking medical care since the coronavirus pandemic began and doctors are wondering why. It's possible that...

High-Tech Prosthetic Arm Melds With Patient's Anatomy

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new "mind-controlled" prosthetic arm can allow amputees to regain a sense of touch and move through their daily lives more easily, researchers report...

Should Face Shields Replace Face Masks to Ward Off Coronavirus?

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of millions of Americans heeded recent government advice and rushed to wear cloth face masks, hoping they might prevent transmission of the new...

Trump Says Federal Guidelines on Social Distancing Set to Expire

THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Social distancing guidelines crafted by the federal government to stem the spread of coronavirus expire on Thursday, but President Donald Trump said...

NIH Launches $500 Million Contest to Produce Best COVID-19 Test

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A competition between researchers is part of a $1.5 billion program that seeks to speed development of accurate, quick and easy-to-use COVID-19 tests,...

Obamacare May Help Many Laid-Off Workers Get Health Insurance

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans in industries hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic could be eligible for financial help with health insurance, a new study says....

Replace That Old Carpet to Shield Your Kids From Toxins

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you have kids and carpets, it might be time to redecorate. Older carpets are a major source of kids' exposure to harmful chemicals known as PFAS,...

E-Cigarettes as Bad for Arteries as Regular Smokes, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are touted by some as safer than smoking tobacco. But a new study finds they damage blood vessels just like traditional cigarettes...

Will Remdesivir Help COVID-19 Patients? Two Reports Provide...

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two new reports have produced conflicting results on the potential effectiveness of remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug considered to be one of...

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