Regulators Pressure AirBnB, Vrbo After Another Child Dies in Elevator Accident
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- The death of another child between a residential elevator's inner and outer doors had prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to call on Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms to alert customers to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Money may not buy happiness but new research suggests it may at least help Americans live longer. " Our results suggest that building wealth is important for health at the individual level, even after accounting for where... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer's Drug
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- The controversial new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm is creating something of a civil war in medicine, as health networks, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors weigh impending discussions with patients about whether they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Long-Term Outlook for Most With Serious Brain Injury Is Better Than Thought
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cripple patients for the rest of their lives, but new research suggests that many people with moderate-to-severe TBI have better-than-expected long-term outcomes. The findings show that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia-Linked Psychosis
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- A drug that eases hallucinations in people with Parkinson's disease may be able to do the same for those with dementia, a new clinical trial finds. The medication, called Nuplazid (pimavanserin), is already approved in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Big Road Trip This Weekend? Keep Baby Safe
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- If you're hitting the road with your infant this summer, you need to ensure your child's safety and comfort, a pediatric expert says. First, check your car safety seat to make sure it's installed according to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PTSD Common After Sexual Assault, But Eases for Most
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Most sexual assault survivors have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately after the attack, but it tends to lessen over the following months, a new study finds. " One of the main takeaways is that the majority of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High-Tech Exoskeletons Improve Bowel Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say. In an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccinations Start to Climb in States Hit Hard by Delta Variant
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- In a sign that vaccine-hesitant Americans are starting to worry about the rapid spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 23, 2021
Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Friday, July 23: Arguing for& against approval of controversial Alzheimer's drug. The FDA earlier this month gave its OK to the first new Alzheimer's drug in years -- despite its own panel voting 10-1... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fauci Supports NFL's Tough New COVID Policy
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players could result in forfeited games and loss of pay, the league announced Thursday. The policy sends a strong message about COVID-19 vaccines and is likely to be followed by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are Antibiotics Really the Answer for UTIs in Women?
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Urinary tract infections: They're the bane of millions of women, and a new study finds that many sufferers are unhappy that diagnosis and treatments are still limited for this painful condition. One of the biggest concerns... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable " superbug " fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 candida auris cases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lockdowns Cut Air Pollution, But Poorer Neighborhoods Benefited Less
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- If you thought the air was cleaner at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, you weren't imagining it. But clean skies were less evident in poorer areas of the United States, a new study finds. COVID-19 pandemic-related... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HealthDay Now: Experts Weigh In On Alzheimer's Drug Controversy
... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies and Asthma
No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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As Olympics Begin, Tokyo Posts Highest Number of New COVID Cases in Six Months
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- One day before the official start of the Tokyo Olympics, the city has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months. The 1,979 cases reported on Thursday are the most seen since 2,044 cases were recorded... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even at Same Hospital, Black Patients Face More Complications Than Whites
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Black Americans admitted for inpatient hospital care are far more likely than white patients to experience safety-related health complications -- even when both are treated in the same facility, a new report warns. And... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Empty Stadiums, COVID Fears: How Will It Affect Olympic Athletes?
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- To do their best, Olympic athletes need to be both physically and mentally fit, but the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions at the Tokyo Olympics has made that a real challenge, experts say. " This Olympics is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: 7-Day-Old's Skin Felt Cold, She Wouldn't Eat and Cried in Agony. It Was Her Heart.
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Throughout Laney Lyon's 1-week birthday, small signs indicated something was wrong. She wasn't eating as much as usual. Her color seemed off. Her mom suspected jaundice and held Laney in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pfizer Vaccine Offers 88% Protection Against Delta Variant, But 2 Doses Needed
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine provides surprisingly robust protection against the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 -- but only if you've gotten both doses. Fresh data out of England shows that two doses of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biden Says Full Approval for COVID Vaccines Coming Soon
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- As he urged Americans who are still hesitant to get vaccinated, President Joe Biden told an Ohio town hall on Wednesday night that he expected the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon give final approval to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 22, 2021
Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Thursday, July 22: Two-dose Pfizer vaccine gives great protection against Delta. A new study should reassure millions of Americans who've gotten the Pfizer vaccine: Two doses provide 88% protection against... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- A proposed $26 billion settlement on opioid-related lawsuits has been reached with four large drug companies, a group of state attorneys general announced Wednesday. If enough states sign on to the deal with the country's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Muffins Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Possible listeria contamination has triggered the nationwide recall of more than two dozen muffin products made by Give and Go Prepared Foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The recalled products... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Study Brings New Insights Into Migraine
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Roller coasters race up, down, over and back again at breakneck speeds, but if you are one of the millions of people who get migraines, the risks may not be worth the thrill. A new study by German researchers shows that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Parents Clueless About Overuse Dangers to Young Pitchers
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Before you sign your young pitcher up to play baseball in multiple leagues, familiarize yourself with guidelines that can protect them against overuse injuries. Sound obvious? A new survey shows it isn't, because most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When It Comes to Bullying of LGBTQ Teens, Local Politics Matters
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ suffer more bullying at their schools when they live in areas with politically conservative voting records, a new study finds. School boards should do more to implement policies that go beyond... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Changed Grocery Shopping for Rich and Poor
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Changes in Americans'grocery shopping habits during the pandemic made pre-existing gaps in access to food even worse, researchers report. While many wealthier people switched to online ordering and did more stocking up,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stronger Hearts, Better Outcomes in Pregnancy: Study
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Thinking of starting a family? Start getting your heart in shape. New research suggests that how healthy a woman's heart is before conception affects outcomes in her pregnancy. Study author Dr. Sadiya Khan said the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Want to Avoid Sleep Apnea? Get Off the Sofa
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Here's yet another reason to limit screen time and get moving: Boosting your activity levels could reduce your risk of sleep apnea, according to a new study. Compared to the most active people in the study, those who spent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Patients Billed for Preventive Care That Should Be Free: Study
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Many Americans are being charged for preventive -- and supposedly free -- health care, new research shows, and those bills may keep them from booking appointments in the future. Out-of-pocket charges for preventive care... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can You Live Long with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Can You Live a Long Life with Ankylosing Spondylitis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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J & amp;J Vaccine Less Effective Against Variants
J&J Vaccine Less Effective Against Variants (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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What Does Psoriasis Look Like on Your Hand
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Difference Between Psoriasis and Plaque
What Is the Difference Between Psoriasis and Plaque Psoriasis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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How Do You Treat Inverse Psoriasis
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In a First for the Continent, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Produced in South Africa
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced for the first time in Africa by a South African firm, Pfizer announced Wednesday. The Biovac Institute in Cape Town will produce the vaccine for distribution across Africa,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 20 Cases of Dementia Occurs in People Under 65
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Dementia is largely a disease of old age, but a new study finds that up to 5% of all cases are among people in the prime of their lives. Looking at 95 international studies, researchers estimated that nearly 4 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating Meat Raises Risk of Heart Disease: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Eating beef, lamb, pork and processed meats spells trouble for your heart, and the more you eat, the worse it gets, new research warns. The meta-analysis -- an overview of data from a large number of studies -- included... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Secret Weapon: Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- It takes two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to " wake up " cells that play a very important role in the body's immune response, with the second dose increasing their numbers 100-fold, according to new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Diabetes and Dementia Risk: Another Good Reason to Keep Blood Sugar in Check
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- There are many reasons to avoid getting diabetes, or to keep it controlled if you already have it: Higher risks for heart disease, stroke and for having a foot or leg amputation. But... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Coffee, Veggies Lower Your Odds for COVID-19?
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Coffee delivers the boost that many people need to start their day. Now, new research suggests this breakfast powerhouse may also provide some protection against COVID-19. Consuming vegetables and having been breastfed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 21, 2021
Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Wednesday, July 21: J&J COVID vaccine weak against Delta variant. Troubling new lab research suggests the Johnson& Johnson vaccine given to more than 13 million Americans may be severely weakened... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfed Babies Have Healthier Blood Pressure as Kids
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Here's another reason for new moms to give breastfeeding a try: Toddlers who were breastfed for even a few days have lower blood pressure than those who always got a bottle, research finds. And lower blood pressure at an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

McConnell Tells Unvaccinated Americans to Get COVID-19 Shots
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Unlike many others in his party, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged unvaccinated Americans to get COVID-19 shots as new coronavirus cases climb and the country risks the return of shutdowns. During... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lockdowns' Effects on Health Still Less Than Harm From Pandemic: Experts
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- While there's been much talk about pandemic lockdowns being a burden on people's health, new research finds the effects of large COVID-19 outbreaks are typically worse. " It is unlikely that government interventions have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise Boosts Survival for People With Implanted Defibrillators
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Just small amounts of exercise can benefit people with implanted heart defibrillators, new research shows. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a battery-powered device placed under the skin to detect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PrEP HIV Prevention Pills to Be Free for Insured Americans
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Nearly all health insurers must cover the entire cost of HIV prevention treatments, the U.S. government says. That includes the two approved pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs Truvada and Descovy, all clinic visits... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Drove Biggest Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Since World War II
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Exactly how deadly has the coronavirus pandemic been in the United States? New research confirms it has had a big hand in slashing life expectancy by a year and a half. That's the lowest level of life expectancy since... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news