Biden Outlines'Bold' National Vaccine Effort
SATURDAY, Jan. 16, 2021 -- President-elect Joe Biden described an ambitious national vaccination plan on Friday that will deliver coronavirus vaccines to far more people and invoke a wartime law to boost vaccine production. In a speech in Delaware,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Should Your Child Get a COVID Test?
SATURDAY, Jan. 16, 2021 -- If you're trying to decide whether to have your child tested for COVID-19, talk with your pediatrician, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests. Children and teens with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Hope Against Diseases Marked by Progressive Scarring of Lung Tissue
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- An inhaled medication might make every day physical activity a bit easier for patients with serious scarring of the lungs, a new clinical trial finds. The study, published online Jan. 13 in the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: What Heart and Stroke Patients Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Experts have a simple answer for heart and stroke patients questioning whether they need a COVID-19 vaccination. That answer: yes. " People with all kinds of cardiovascular risk factors and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COVID Pandemic Shortened U.S. Life Expectancy by More Than a Year
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic significantly shortened life expectancy in the United States, especially among Black people and Hispanics, a new study says. With more than 336,000 COVID-19 deaths nationwide last year, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Happened to the Flu This Year?
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- The United States has far fewer flu cases than normal, and experts say it's probably due to measures people are taking to protect themselves from COVID-19. Flu season usually peaks between December and February. Influenza... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Program Helps Low-Income Women Get Needed Mammograms
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Giving low-income women mammograms when they're hospitalized can boost their breast cancer screening rates, according to a new study. Getting cancer screening tests can be challenging for low-income women due to factors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Jan. 15, 2021
Previous Coronavirus Infection May Confer Immunity for at Least 5 Months Immunity against the new coronavirus can last for at least five months in most people who've been infected, British researchers report. The Public Health England team... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pharmacy Chains Ready to Supply COVID-19 Vaccines to Americans
  FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Now that federal guidelines have expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people over 65 and those of all ages with underlying health conditions, drug stores say they are ready, willing and able to start... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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3 Steps Could Nearly Eliminate COVID Infections on College Campuses: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- A combination of mask use, social distancing and routine testing would eliminate nearly all COVID-19 infections on U.S. college campuses, a new study claims. Using a computer model that simulated a semester of a mid-sized... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus'Rescue' Plan
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- President-elect Joe Biden proposed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus " rescue " plan on Thursday that would pump $400 billion directly into efforts to fight the pandemic, with the rest focused on economic relief and state and local... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Science Reveals Top Marathon Runners' Secrets
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- What makes a marathoner great? New research pinpoints the physical attributes of top marathon runners, and could help others improve their marathon performance. Elite male distance runners were asked to run on treadmills... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fresh Embryos Beat Frozen for IVF: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- When it comes to in vitro fertilization, new research suggests fresh is best. In the study, researchers analyzed data from 33,000 women who received fresh or frozen embryos derived from freshly retrieved donor eggs. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Shorter COVID Quarantine for College Athletes a Good Idea, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- After SARS-CoV-2 exposure, a 14-day quarantine is standard among university athletes. But shorter quarantines for these athletes, along with mid-quarantine testing, may improve their compliance without increasing the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Toothbrush Disinfection May Protect Against COVID
-19 (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Members of Biden's Pandemic Response Team Optimistic About Vaccine Rollout
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's target of 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations delivered within the first 100 days of his administration isn't just a lofty goal, two members of his pandemic advisory board said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Time to Angioplasty Is Crucial for Better Heart Attack Outcomes
  THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- When a heart attack begins, the time it takes until the blockage in a coronary artery is cleared is critical in preventing further damage to the heart, a new study warns. The amount of damage is directly related... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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I've Already Had COVID-19, Do I Need the Vaccine?
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Folks who've gotten through a COVID-19 infection might naturally question whether they need to get a coronavirus vaccination when their turn comes. Experts say they really need the shot anyway, because even after having... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Will COVID-19 Look Like Years From Now?
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- The bad news? COVID-19 may be around for a long, long time. The good news? Even if it does, new research suggests it could very well end up being just another mild illness, bringing with it inconvenience and discomfort,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Mindfulness' on Your Mind? It Has Limits, Review Finds
  THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Mindfulness is all the rage when it comes to boosting mental health, but new research suggests that it may not help everyone equally. Practicing mindfulness meditation -- which involves paying close attention to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Americans Don't See Links Between Racism,   Health Outcomes: Poll
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Many Americans most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic don't believe that racism is associated with poorer health, a nationwide poll shows. The ongoing poll of more than 4,000 lower- and middle-income Americans focuses on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cancer Screening Fell Sharply Early in Pandemic, But Has Rebounded
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- As clinics closed for non-essential care and patients'COVID-19 fears kept them from check-ups, the United States saw a steep drop in cancer screenings and diagnoses during the first peak of the pandemic, a new report... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sperm Samples May Help Predict Autism Risk in Offspring
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Biomarkers in sperm may help identify men at risk of fathering children with autism, researchers say. For the study, investigators examined sperm epigenetics -- the molecular processes that affect gene expression -- in 13... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Baby Born With Heart Defect Faces More Challenges After Stroke
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Kayla Scritchfield had a normal pregnancy and delivered her second daughter, Ava, thinking all was well. About six hours later, Ava looked purple. Medical personnel whisked away the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. COVID Vaccine Rollout Nears 1 Million Doses Per Day
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- One month after the United States began what has become a troubled rollout of a national COVID vaccination campaign, the effort is finally gathering real steam. Close to a million doses -- over 951,000, to be more exact... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Jan. 14, 2021
New Coronavirus Strain Found in Ohio Ohio State University researchers said they've identified a new, more infectious COVID variant in Columbus in recent weeks. The new variant has three previously unseen mutations that " are likely to make the virus... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Breast Cancer Survivors Opting to'Go Flat' After Mastectomy
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- When journalist Catherine Guthrie learned that she would need to have a mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, she was shocked by what seemed like a cursory explanation from her surgeon about what would happen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Even 1 Drink a Day May Raise Your Odds for A-Fib
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Moderate drinking is often touted as heart-healthy, but a large new study finds that even one drink a day might raise the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky for Kidney Patients
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Patients with chronic kidney disease who stop using a class of common blood pressure medications may lower their risk for dialysis, but they also raise their odds of cardiovascular disease, a new study finds. The blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Smoking Raises Risk for Deadly'Bleeding Strokes '
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- There's yet another reason to quit smoking: It increases the risk of deadly bleeding strokes, a new study warns. Researchers focused on a type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), which occurs when a blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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First Computer Model of Entire COVID Virus Will Aid Research
THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2021 -- Scientists have created the first computer model of the entire virus that causes COVID-19 and will share it with other researchers trying to find ways to fight the pandemic. " If you can understand how a virus works, that's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Climate Change Is Spurring Malnutrition in Kids Worldwide
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Rising temperatures caused by climate change are contributing to low diet quality and malnutrition among young children in many parts of the world, researchers say. Warmer temperatures now equal or exceed the impact of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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US Cancer Death Rates Drop for Second Year
in a Row (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Promising in Early Trial
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson& Johnson has shown very strong results in early clinical trials, potentially providing a significant boost to U.S. vaccination efforts. The vaccine produced an immune... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID Vaccine Promising in Early Trial
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- A single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson& Johnson has shown very strong results in early clinical trials, potentially providing a significant boost to U.S. vaccination efforts. The vaccine produced an immune... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Aphasia Affects Brain Similar to Alzheimer's, But Without Memory Loss
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- A rare brain disease that causes loss of language skills doesn't lead to memory loss, a new study finds. The condition is called primary progressive aphasia and about 40% of people who have it have underlying Alzheimer's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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People's'Microbiomes' Might Influence COVID-19 Severity: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- The bacteria in your gut may play a role in the severity of COVID-19 infection and the strength of your immune system response, a new study suggests. Not only that, imbalances in the microbiome may cause continued... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Lockdowns' Benefits for Air Quality Weren't as Big as Thought: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Two types of air pollution declined in cities around the world during initial COVID-19 lockdowns, but one type increased, a new study finds. Researchers assessed changes in levels of nitrogen dioxide, ozone and fine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What Shoes Work Best With Arthritic Knees?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Lots of Americans suffer from painful arthritic knees, but a new study finds that wearing the right type of shoe may help ease discomfort. Patients with knee arthritis will achieve greater pain relief by opting for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pot Might Impair a Woman's Fertility: Study
  WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Though using marijuana for medical or recreational reasons is legal in a growing number of U.S. states, it may come with some unexpected side effects. A new study found that women who use cannabis may be reducing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Is It OK to Exercise When You're Sick?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- If you are sick and plan to exercise this cold and flu season, experts say to use your head– and recognize the body's warnings signs. It's especially important to take precautions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Awareness' Under C-Section Anesthesia May Be Less Rare Than Thought
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- It's a woman's worst nightmare: You're having a C-section under anesthesia, but you suddenly become aware of what is happening during your surgery. Now, a new study shows that phenomenon, known as " accidental awareness, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Stuck at Home, Suffering With COVID? Experts Offer Guidance on Care
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Most folks infected with COVID-19 will only have mild or moderate illness -- but that means they'll still be stuck at home and feeling really lousy. What's the best way to cope? In many ways, you want to behave as you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COVID Daily Death Toll Sets New U.S. Record, Soars Past 4,400
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Coronavirus deaths in the United States hit another daily record on Tuesday, with 4,400 Americans succumbing to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The United States already has the world's highest death tally by a wide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More Than Agreement, Scans Show
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Brain drain: Arguing with others puts a lot more strain on your brain than agreeing with them, a new study finds. " Our entire brain is a social processing network, " said senior author Joy Hirsch, professor of psychiatry,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2021
Negative COVID-19 Test to be Required For People Flying to U.S. People flying to the United States will soon need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The order will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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College Campuses Are COVID'Superspreaders,' Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- U.S. colleges could be COVID-19 superspreader sites, and the first two weeks of classes are the most dangerous, researchers warn. They studied 30 campuses nationwide with the highest numbers of reported coronavirus cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pot Use Rises as Year Goes on: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Here's a New Year's resolution that might be more common than you think: quitting pot. A new study suggests it might explain why marijuana use typically falls at the start of the year and then increases as the year... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Insights Into How COVID-19 Damages the Brain
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- New research offers a novel explanation for the long-term brain problems many COVID-19 patients experience. Many coronavirus patients report headaches and " brain fog " for weeks or months after they recover from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Vitamins C and E May Reduce Parkinson's Risk
Vitamins C and E Linked to Reduced Risk for Parkinson's Disease (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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