ARCHIVE: June 2020

High Costs Lead Millions of Americans to Shop Abroad for Rx Drugs

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than 2 million Americans buy prescription drugs from other countries as a way around rising prices in the United States, a new study finds. The...

There's No Healthy Alternative to Smoking Except Quitting:...

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking is terrible for your heart and lungs, and simply switching to e-cigarettes won't do much good, a major new analysis finds. That's especially true...

Is 'Pooled' Coronavirus Testing the Next Step for...

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Large-scale "pooled" testing of Americans could curb the spread of the new coronavirus and allow most people to return to their normal lives within several...

When to Visit the Tampa General Hospital Emergency Department

It¡¯s a global pandemic, tensions are high¡­ some may be wondering do I really need to visit an Emergency Department? What can I expect during my visit? In a medical emergency, your number one priority...

Pandemic Hits Primary Care Practices Hard Across the U.S.: Study

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Huge declines in patient visits during the coronavirus pandemic have slashed U.S. primary care doctors' revenues, a new study finds. As a result of...

Medical Pot May Help Many Battle Insomnia, Pain and Stress: Study

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More and more U.S. states are allowing marijuana to be taken as medicine, and a new study suggests that users do indeed feel better. In a survey of nearly 1...

Need Better Sleep? Get a Partner

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Happy couples apparently make good bedfellows. New research says that when happy couples sleep together, they tend to have more -- and less disrupted --...

U.S. Coronavirus Task Force Warns of Rising Case Numbers,...

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the United States reported yet another record-breaking number of new coronavirus cases on Friday, public health officials warned that younger Americans...

Stroke, Confusion: COVID-19 Often Impacts the Brain, Study Shows

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with severe COVID-19 may be at risk for a variety of brain complications -- from stroke to psychosis, new research suggests. "There have been...

Promising Results Mean Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Could Start by...

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Animal studies of a potential COVID-19 vaccine have been so encouraging that researchers plan to speed up testing of the vaccine in humans. Initially, the...

As Pandemic Leads to Clearer Skies, Solar Energy Output Rises

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some truly sunny news out of the coronavirus pandemic. Lower levels of air pollution resulting from people staying at home have enabled more...

Who's at Highest Risk From COVID-19? CDC Updates Its List

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The list of conditions that put people at risk for severe COVID-19 illness has been expanded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It...

'COVID Toe' Lesions Probably Not Caused by COVID-19,...

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies strongly suggest that the so-called "COVID toe" lesions that have popped up among some Americans during the pandemic may not be caused by...

Coronavirus Baby Boom? Survey Says Maybe Not

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Will the stay-at-home orders issued in March and April result in a "coronavirus baby boom," as some have predicted? Perhaps not, according to a new...

AHA News: COVID-19 Highlights Long-Term Inequities in Some...

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Just as the coronavirus pandemic strains states and the nation, it also has stressed the resources of neighborhoods and individuals. And...

How the Saharan Dust Plume Could Make Your Allergies Worse

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the giant Saharan dust plume continues its 5,000-mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean, experts warn that people in its path can expect to have flare-...

Middle-Age Obesity Linked to Higher Odds for Dementia

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been looking for a good reason to slim down, consider this: Being obese at midlife appears to increase your odds for dementia. That's the...

Amid Pandemic, Fears That Older Americans Are Feeling '...

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From the start of the coronavirus pandemic, it's been clear that older adults are especially vulnerable to serious illness. Now, experts are concerned...

'The Lockdowns Worked,' Experts Say, But Did America...

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It was a silent spring. For long weeks, Americans stayed at home, away from work or school, hoping to curb transmission of the new coronavirus and build...

NBA Players to Assess New Coronavirus Test

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A saliva-based test for the new coronavirus will be assessed in a study that includes NBA players and staff, Yale University researchers said. "Our...

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