ARCHIVE: May 2020

What to Know If You're Headed to College With Asthma or...

SUNDAY, May 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're off to college in the fall and have allergies or asthma, it's not too soon to figure out how you'll manage them. "There are many arrangements to be...

Protect Yourself From Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer

SATURDAY, May 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Headed to the beach or park for a little fresh air? Don't forget your sun protection, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) advises. Skin cancer is...

Placenta's Hidden Mysteries Revealed in MRI Study

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- MRI imaging has uncovered key differences in blood flow to the placenta in pregnant women who are healthy and those with preeclampsia. That could help...

Very Early-Stage Breast Cancer Ups Long-Term Odds for Invasive...

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women with cancerous cells in their milk ducts -- also known as DCIS -- are at a high risk for developing fatal breast cancer, British researchers report....

AHA News: Inherited High Cholesterol May Be Common in People...

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- An inherited disorder that causes high cholesterol early in life appears to affect about 25 million people worldwide, but it is especially...

DVT Clots Strike Many Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients: Study

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a small French study, three-quarters of all COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care went on to experience a dangerous blood clot in the leg that can...

High-Potency Pot Tied to Big Rise in Psychiatric Issues

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana has long been linked to a host of mental health risks, but the potent strains sold today may amplify those dangers, new research suggests. "We know...

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be 'Game Changing,'...

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections -- and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or...

Your Eyewear and COVID-19 Safety

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus-related safety is crucial if you wear contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, experts say. While the American Academy of...

Pandemic Having More Impact on U.S. Hospitals Than Thought: Study

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the United States spend more time in the hospital and are more likely to require intensive care than patients in China, a...

Big Need for Blood Donations as Postponed Surgeries Resume

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. hospitals resume procedures put on hold by the coronavirus outbreak, there's an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, the American Red Cross...

Is COVID-19 'One and Done?' Experts Ponder Odds for...

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Let's say you're one of the more than 1.7 million people in the United States who've contracted COVID-19, and you've been fortunate enough to shake off the...

As Hard-Hit Areas of America Show Slowing in Coronavirus Cases,...

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While the spread of coronavirus has slowed in some of the hardest-hit areas of America, other parts of the country were seeing worrying spikes in cases by...

1 in 10 Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients With Diabetes Dies: Study

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Ten percent of COVID-19 patients with diabetes die within a week of entering the hospital and 20% need a ventilator to breathe by that point, a new...

Prescriptions for Discredited COVID Drugs Surged 2,000% After...

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that prescriptions rose sharply for two anti-malarial drugs that President Donald Trump claimed could help prevent or treat COVID-19....

Hydroxychloroquine May Worsen Odds for Cancer Patients With...

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the evidence piles up that a malaria drug touted as a possible coronavirus treatment by President Donald Trump may instead harm patients, a new study...

Emergency Transport Can Surprise Many With Big Bills

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Money is the last thing on anyone's mind during a medical emergency, but new research shows many patients could be hit with huge bills for that ambulance...

Tumors Have Their Own Bacterial Colonies That Could Guide Cancer...

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The human body is teeming with bacteria, and a new study finds the same is true of many cancers -- raising questions about what role microbes might play in...

'Major Financial Hardship' Hits Most Patients Battling...

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis can deliver a double blow -- along with dealing with a serious health crisis, you also need to worry about how your treatment is going to...

More Patients Turning to Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Pain

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of people are using medical marijuana to treat their arthritis and other muscle aches and pains, often without consulting their doctor, a new study...

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