ARCHIVE: August 2020

Time Spent in Nature Boosts Kids' Well-Being

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Whether camping, hiking or gardening, connecting with nature has many benefits for children's well-being, a new study suggests. "There is strong evidence...

Sweet-Tooth Tendencies Change as Kids Get Older: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young people seldom say a food or drink is "too sweet." A new study suggests that may be because they're less sensitive to sugar than adults and prefer more...

AHA News: Unpredictability of Advanced Heart Failure Complicates...

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Some people with advanced heart failure live for a long time, while others don't. That uncertain timeline poses challenges for doctors,...

Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Tackle Oral Herpes in Mice

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy has nearly eliminated the oral herpes virus in lab animals, researchers report. Using a gene editing technique, they achieved at least a 90...

Gun Licensing Laws Help Keep Murders, Suicides Down

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Handgun licensing laws in U.S. states lead to fewer gun-related homicides and suicides, a new study finds. These laws go beyond federal background checks by...

Online Therapy, Coaches Help Ease Eating Disorders

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most college students with an eating disorder never seek treatment, but more than 8 in 10 were willing to try a new treatment that combines digitally guided...

ER Visits for E-Scooter Injuries Nearly Double in One Year

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the popularity of electric scooters has accelerated in the United States, so have serious injuries, which nearly doubled in just one year, a new study...

A Guide to Managing Children's Diabetes During COVID-19

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parents worry that COVID-19 can make a diabetic child's condition worse, but an expert has some tips for keeping kids healthy during the pandemic. "If a...

Booze, Drug Use Common at Virtual Parties During Pandemic

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Drug use is common among people taking part in virtual raves and happy hours during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds. "We explored whether stay-...

Remote Monitoring May Help Control High Blood Pressure

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Telemedicine might help people with stubbornly high blood pressure get their numbers down -- and possibly lower their risk of heart disease and stroke in the...

Quick and Cheap, New COVID-19 Test Could Enhance U.S. Screening...

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The new rapid COVID-19 test approved last week is probably not the most reliable option for determining whether someone is infected. But it's cheap and it's...

Most Americans Wear Masks, But Myths Linger: Poll

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are generally well-versed about the use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, although knowledge gaps about face coverings persist, a new...

U.S. COVID Cases Pass 6 Million, With Infections Rising in Youths

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of coronavirus cases in the United states passed the dubious milestone of 6 million on Sunday, a new report shows COVID-19 is now spreading at...

Tampa Bay Lightning Honors Tampa General Hospital as Community...

Tampa, FL (August 30, 2020) ¨C The Tampa Bay Lightning has donated $200,000 to local healthcare charities as part of their ongoing Community Heroes program. Tampa General Hospital was one of four...

Seniors With Depression Show Resilience in Face of Pandemic

SUNDAY, Aug. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans with depression have held up well to the threat of COVID-19, a new study finds. Researchers saw no increase in their depression and anxiety...

Some Fall Allergy Symptoms Could Have You Thinking COVID

SATURDAY, Aug. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Some fall allergy symptoms mimic those of COVID-19, so seasonal allergy sufferers should follow treatment plans and take precautions to avoid any confusion...

Artificial Pancreas Controls Diabetes in Kids 6 and Up, Clinical...

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An artificial pancreas system is safe and effective at managing blood sugar levels in kids as young as age 6 with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study...

Owners Remain Faithful to Flat-Faced Dogs Despite Health Woes

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In spite of serious health problems, flat-faced pooches such as bulldogs, French bulldogs and pugs win the hearts of their owners, a new study finds....

Are Opioids Prescribed Too Freely as Patients Are Moved to...

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When hospital patients are moved to a skilled nursing facility, they are too often given a prescription for a high-dose opioid painkiller, new research...

AHA News: As the Coronavirus Upends Schools, Experts Say Don...

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- For some parents and schools, education amid a pandemic will mean a focus on reading, writing and arithmetic. But brain experts say don't...

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