ARCHIVE: June 2020

Wildfire Smoke Causes Rapid Damage to Your Health: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Wildfire smoke has an almost immediate harmful effect on the heart and lungs, researchers say. Using data from wildfire seasons between 2010 and 2015 in...

Even Small Reductions in Air Pollution Help The Heart

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution is a major risk factor for heart disease and death, but even small reductions in pollution levels can...

Preterm Birth Ups Mom's Long-Term Heart Disease Risk: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Over a lifetime, women who've had a preterm delivery have a higher risk of heart disease, new research suggests. The findings point to the fact that doctors...

Intestinal Illness Spurs Recall of Bagged Salads Sold at Walmart...

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Bagged salad mixes sold at Walmart and other stores are linked with an outbreak of intestinal illness in eight Midwestern states, the U.S. Centers for...

A Drink or Two a Day Might Be Good for Your Brain: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Love a glass of wine with dinner? There's good news for you from a study that finds "moderate" alcohol consumption -- a glass or two per day -- might...

AHA News: Routine Checkup Led to Open-Heart Surgery –...

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- In May 2016, Angela Grinstead Ahmad took her 6-year-old son, Alec Ahmad, for a routine checkup. After hearing Alec's heart make a troubling...

COVID Drug Remdesivir Could Cost Up to $3,120 Per Patient, Maker...

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The maker of remdesivir, the first drug that showed promise in treating coronavirus infections, will charge U.S. hospitals $3,120 for a patient with private...

How Insurance Plans Keep Black Patients From Cancer Care

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurance plans with high deductibles may be taking a financial toll on Black patients, according to a new study of cancer survivors. The researchers...

Are Raw Food, Homemade or Vegan Diets Good for Your Pet?

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Loving pet parents only want the finest fare for their furry friends, but with a dizzying array of choices, it's hard to know which pet diet is best. Raw...

Ad Displays in Stores Boost Teen Vaping Rates: Canadian Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian provinces that allow retail displays promoting e-cigarettes had nearly three times the teen vaping rate, a new study found. Until May 2018, e-...

COVID Threatens the 3 out of 4 Americans Who Can't Work...

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Working at home during a pandemic isn't an option for about three-quarters of U.S. workers, putting them at increased risk of infection, a new study finds....

Hispanic Americans Being Hit Hard By COVID-19

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 is being diagnosed in Hispanic communities at a disproportionately high rate, a new study of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area shows....

Global Coronavirus Cases Pass 10 Million as U.S. Struggles With...

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the worldwide coronavirus case count passed 10 million and the death toll topped 500,000 on Sunday, 36 U.S. states continued to struggle with alarming...

When Can Sports Fans Safely Fill Stadiums Again?

MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Sports fans are itching to watch their favorite teams return to play, but are jam-packed arenas even remotely safe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic...

Affection, at Least for Women, May Be Rooted in Genes

SUNDAY, June 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics play a major role in how affectionate women are, but the same does not hold true for men, new research shows. "When we measure people's tendency to...

An Expert's Guide to Keeping Bad Dreams at Bay

SATURDAY, June 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're having nightmares during these stressful times, rest easy: A sleep expert says it's to be expected. "Your experiences and interactions during...

Shorter Storage of Frozen Embryos Tied to Pregnancy Success:...

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Vitrification is a safe way to freeze and store embryos during fertility treatment, but the longer embryos are stored, the less likely women are to get...

Hormones May Explain Greater Prevalence of Alzheimer's in...

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women have more Alzheimer's disease-related changes in the brain than men, and this may be linked to hormonal disruptions at menopause, researchers say. "...

Started Early, Drug Combo Eases Fatigue of Rheumatoid Arthritis...

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Early and intensive treatment with methotrexate and prednisone can ease fatigue in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study. RA...

AHA News: Appalachia Volunteers Make Homes Safe, Affordable...

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Replacing air filters, installing smoke detectors, weatherizing windows, repairing rotting floors. It's maintenance that can make a house...

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