ARCHIVE: June 2020

Cancer Drug Might Help Curb Severe COVID-19

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could a cancer drug spare hospital patients from the ravages of severe COVID-19? Yale doctors think it can after giving the medication, known as...

More Young Americans Developing Unhealthy Predictors of Heart...

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that 1 in 5 people under age 40 now have metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that together increase the odds for many serious...

AHA News: Heart Condition Made Her Feel 'Like a Ticking...

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Heather Lister was 28 when her cardiologist said, "If you're planning to have children, you shouldn't wait long." The problem was her heart...

Heat Kills More Americans Than Previously Thought

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Heat is an underestimated killer in the United States, a new study suggests. According to researchers, death records indicate that heat kills as many as...

Pandemic Job Losses Leaving Many Americans Uninsured: Survey

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Furloughs and layoffs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic have left many Americans without health insurance, a new survey reveals. "Here in the fourth...

Coming This Way: Huge Saharan Dust Plume Will Affect Americans...

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A pandemic, a slew of protests -- and now a huge blanket of Sahara Desert dust will engulf parts of the United States this week. That's what some weary...

COVID Spreads Quickly in Crowded Homes, Poor Neighborhoods

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty and crowded living conditions increase the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study suggests. Researchers reached that...

Severe COVID-19 Raises Odds for Dangerous Heart Conditions 10-...

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long noted links between severe COVID-19 and heart trouble, but a new study helps quantify the magnitude of the problem. The study of hundreds...

Amid Jumps in COVID-19 Infections, U.S. Health Officials to...

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As 29 U.S. states and territories posted spikes in new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the country's top health officials prepared to testify before Congress on...

Your Genes May Affect How You'll Heal If Wounded

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may have a big impact on bacteria in your wounds and how quickly you heal, new research shows. The researchers said their findings could help...

Yes, Bad Sleep Does Make People Grumpy

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Not getting enough sleep can kill your mood the morning after, Norwegian researchers report. "Not in the sense that we have more negative feelings, like...

How to Prevent Community Spread of COVID-19

As the city opens back up, we are continuing to see the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 rise across the state of Florida and the Tampa Bay Area. While Tampa General Hospital has...

Don't Be a 'Hot-Head': Study Suggests Head...

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Can working or playing in the hot sun "fry" your brain? Yes, claims a new, small study that found too much heat on the head hampered thinking in volunteers...

Drug Might Relieve Low Back Pain in Whole New Way

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new nonopioid pain reliever could be welcome news for people who have difficult-to-treat back pain. Tanezumab is what's called a monoclonal antibody. And...

AHA News: Persistent Depression Might Increase Heart Disease...

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women with HIV who experience persistently high levels of stress or depression have a significantly greater risk of plaque building up in...

Stubbed Your Toe? Only Real Swear Words Help Dull the Pain

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Ouch! Many of us swear when we get hurt, and a new study shows it actually does help. Turns out that swearing can significantly increase your pain...

Inhaled Remdesivir May Allow COVID-19 Patients to Be Treated at...

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An inhaled version of the antiviral drug remdesivir will soon be tested outside a hospital setting, Gilead Sciences announced Monday. Remdesivir, which is...

Statins Tied to Significantly Lower Death Rate From Ovarian...

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Statin drugs, used for decades to treat high cholesterol, may also reduce deaths for women with ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. "These drugs are...

Does COVID-19 Trigger New Cases of Diabetes?

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Early in the coronavirus pandemic, doctors learned that people with diabetes face a greater risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19 infections...

Despite Predictions, Loneliness Not Rising for Americans Under...

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have worried that social distancing and stay-at-home orders would lead to a surge in loneliness....

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