ARCHIVE: October 2020

1 in 3 High School Seniors Who Misuse Prescription Opioids Turn...

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Among high school seniors, nearly a third of those who misuse prescription opioids use heroin by age 35, a new study shows. "It is a very timely study...

AHA News: Heart Attacks Linked to Pregnancy on the Rise, Most...

By Maria Elena Fernandez American Heart Association News TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Pregnancy-related heart attacks — especially in the period after childbirth...

Losing a Sibling a Common Tragedy in Poorer Nations, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of a sibling is all too common among young women in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study. The researchers found that roughly...

Will Expelled Droplets Spread COVID? Ventilation May Be Key

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The tiny droplets that linger in the air after people talk, cough or sneeze aren't very efficient at spreading the new coronavirus, new research suggests....

Colon Cancer Screening Should Start at Age 45: Task Force

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Average folks should start being screened at age 45 to prevent colon cancer, five years earlier than is now recommended, the nation's top preventive...

Got Election Anxiety? Experts Have Coping Tips

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It may be no surprise that this year's presidential election is taking a toll on the mental health of Americans. In a new Harris Poll survey, conducted on...

Patients With Worst COVID-19 May Be Best Plasma Donors: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Factors such as sex, age and severity of the disease may help identify COVID-19 survivors who have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the...

Spouses Share a Lot – Including Heart Health, Study...

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many married couples or domestic partners share a lot: the same house, bills, pets and maybe children. A new study found they often also share the same...

People With Down Syndrome Face Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When adults with Down syndrome contract COVID-19, their risk of dying is much higher than the norm, a large, new study finds. The researchers found that of...

Loss of Smell More Common in COVID-19 Than Thought

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of smell is common in COVID-19, but fewer people say they have this symptom than objective tests reveal, a new study finds. In fact, about 77% of...

Psoriasis Meds Don't Raise Risk of Severe COVID-19: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in the United Kingdom have reassuring news for people with psoriasis based on the first analysis of a global registry of COVID-19 patients who...

Diet Drinks Don't Do Your Heart Any Favors

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Replacing sugary drinks with diet versions may not be any healthier for the heart, a large, new study suggests. French researchers found that people who...

Lockdowns Can Widen Kids' Waistlines – Here'...

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Stuck at home, bored. Fiddling with their phone or playing video games. Munching on snack foods to while away the time. School-age children gaining excess...

Trial of Antibody Drug for COVID-19 Stopped for Lack of...

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Testing of Eli Lilly's antibody drug for hospitalized COVID-19 patients has been halted because the treatment doesn't help them recover from their infection...

Mail-Order Prescriptions Delayed? Here's What to Do

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Your mail-order prescriptions may be taking longer to get to you, but you can take steps to get your meds on time. Recent U.S. Senate hearings found that...

Need to Pee? Scientists May Have Found the Gene for That

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have spotted the gene responsible for telling you when it's time to pee. The gene, called PIEZO2, may help at least two different types...

Knee or Hip Replacements Cut People's Risk for Falls: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People who have total joint replacement, or total joint arthroplasty (TJA), experience fewer falls than those who don't undergo the surgery, a new study...

Hard-to-Detect Form of Epilepsy Can Lead to Car Crashes

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The most common form of epilepsy is a risk factor for car crashes, yet it can have such subtle symptoms that it often goes undiagnosed for an extended period...

What Will It Take for People to Embrace a COVID Vaccine?

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When scientists finish developing a COVID-19 vaccine, will people be willing to take it? An international research team analyzed data from 19 countries hit...

AHA News: Study Highlights Heart-Health Issues for Adults Who...

By Michael Merschel American Heart Association News MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Erin Wegener was a tiny baby facing enormous challenges. Born at 29 weeks' gestation,...

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