ARCHIVE: June 2020

Heart Surgery Leads to Long-Term Opioid Use for Some

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 heart surgery patients who is prescribed an opioid painkiller after the procedure still uses the drugs more than 90 days later, a new study...

Another COVID Plague: Big Surprise Medical Bills for Survivors

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Seattle resident Michael Flor's heart nearly stopped when he received a $1.1 million dollar hospital bill for months of COVID-19 treatment. The 181-page...

Citing Lack of Benefit, NIH Halts Trial of Hydroxychloroquine...

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Heath announced Saturday that it was stopping a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, a drug long supported by President...

Brazil, United States Fuel Biggest One-Day Jump in Coronavirus...

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization recorded the largest single-day worldwide increase in coronavirus cases on Sunday, with Brazil and the United States logging...

How to Prevent and Treat Nail Psoriasis at Home

SUNDAY, June 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis causes painful skin rashes and joints but can also affect the nails, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Most of the nearly 8...

Practice Gun Safety for Your Kids' Sake, Especially During...

SATURDAY, June 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With kids staying at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, it's vitally important to keep guns locked up, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics...

Asthma More Likely in Kids With Disabilities, Delays

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children with developmental disabilities or delays have an increased risk of asthma, a new study finds. "This research has shown that it's not just...

Coronavirus Doesn't Favor Crowded Cities, Study Shows

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Densely populated areas of the United States don't have higher rates of COVID-19 infection and death than less-congested areas, according to a new study....

Telehealth Programs Improve Blood Sugar for Rural Americans With...

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you have diabetes and live in rural America, the closest specialist may be hours away. But new research shows that effective help may be as close as your...

Why Exercise? Researchers Say It Prevents 3.9 Million Deaths a...

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's often said that physical activity rates are too low, but a new report takes a different angle and reveals the good news that exercise prevents nearly 4...

'Stress Hormone' Levels May Indicate Severity of COVID...

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are associated with an increased risk of death among COVID-19 patients, according to a new study. The findings...

Asthma Isn't a Risk Factor for Worsening COVID-19: Study

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma can breathe a little easier: New research suggests the condition does not increase your risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19. A...

For 8 in 10 Americans, Nation's Future Is Cause of Stress

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage and anti-racism demonstrations sweep the United States, 83% of Americans say the future of the nation is a...

Pandemic Affecting Mental Health of Pregnant Women, New Moms

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic is adding to the mood issues that many pregnant women and new moms experience, according to a new study. One in 7 women experience...

Working From Home? Posture, Ergonomics Can Make It Safe

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic and expect to keep doing so, you need to be sure your work station is set up properly, an...

Researchers Latch Onto the Leech's Genome

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A mainstay of 18th-century medicine -- the lowly leech -- has made something of a comeback in the 21st century. That's largely due to powerful blood thinners...

'Body Clock' Might Play Role in Risk for Parkinson...

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It often seems the older a person gets, the less they sleep, but new research suggests that inconsistent sleep patterns might predict a future diagnosis of...

Some States Reimpose Restrictions as Coronavirus Cases Surge...

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. states are seeing upticks in new coronavirus cases, leading some state officials to order the reimposition of mask wearing for citizens...

Don't Let COVID-19 Scuttle Your Child's Health Exams

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Wondering whether stay-at-home advisories mean you should skip your child's check-up? According to one pediatrician, parents should keep their kids'...

Woman With COVID-19 Develops Serious Heart Ailment After Taking...

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- One of the drugs championed by President Donald Trump as a potential "game changer" in the coronavirus pandemic led to a potentially deadly heart rhythm...

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