Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn't Harm Lungs: Study
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Treatment with the immunosuppressant methotrexate does not raise the risk of lung disease among rheumatoid arthritis patients, two new studies claim. At least 5% to 10% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients develop... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Beta Blocker Heart Meds Might Pose Special Risks for Women
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Millions of Americans are prescribed blood pressure medicines called beta blockers, especially after a heart attack. But a new Italian study finds that these go-to drugs might not work as well for women as they do for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Getting Your Protein From Plants a Recipe for Longevity
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Swapping out tofu for your morning eggs or using beans instead of ground beef in your chili could help you live longer, a new study reports. Getting your daily protein from plants instead of animals appears to reduce your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Americans Lag Behind Brits When It Comes to Health
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Health care in the United States is often touted as the best in the world, but Americans seem to be in worse health than their British peers, a new study shows. Even the richest Americans in their 50s and early 60s had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: High Blood Pressure Increasingly Deadly for Black People
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Cardiovascular deaths related to high blood pressure, often called a silent killer, continued to rise over the last two decades, according to new research, which showed stark health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: For'This Is Us' Actor, Stroke Survivor Is More Than a Role – It's Reality
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- For actor Timothy Omundson, art imitates life. After suffering a stroke that almost killed him, he was hired to play Gregory, a character on NBC's comedy-drama " This Is Us " who is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pot Use in Pregnancy Could Mean Sleepless Kids
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Kids whose moms used pot while pregnant may end up with sleep problems years later, a new study suggests. Looking at thousands of 9- and 10-year-olds, University of Colorado researchers found that children were more likely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COVID-19 May Trigger High Blood Sugar, Raising Death Risk: Study
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Bodies stressed by severe COVID-19 could produce abnormally high blood sugar levels, even in people without diagnosed diabetes. And that appears tied to a doubling of the odds of dying from COVID-19, Chinese researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Coronavirus Cases and Deaths Spike Across America
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- New U.S. coronavirus cases surged across 37 states on Sunday, with worsening hotspots in the South and West also fueling new daily records for COVID-19 deaths. Florida recorded more than 15,000 new infections on Sunday,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Does Medical Marijuana Help or Harm Kids With Cancer?
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Parents are increasingly interested in whether medical marijuana can help their children with problems like cancer-related pain and nausea -- but there's concern about interactions with their medications and a general lack... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: July 13, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Rise Seen in U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Led by states in the South and West, COVID-19 deaths in the United States have started a long-anticipated... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Do COVID-19 Patients Really Have to Die Alone?
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Hospitals have put in place strict no-visitation rules meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but these precautions have led to another heart-wrenching dilemma. People are dying alone, gasping their last breath without... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What People With Sickle Cell Disease Need to Know About COVID-19
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- People with sickle cell disease are at increased risk for severe complications from COVID-19, an expert says. " Many patients experience a pain crisis, also known as a vaso-occlusive crisis, early in COVID-19 infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Evidence Mounts That TB Vaccine Might Help Protect Against COVID-19
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- A tuberculosis vaccine may help reduce the risk of death from COVID-19, researchers suggest. Developing countries have lower-than-expected COVID-19 death rates, and a TB vaccine given in countries with high rates of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Workouts in the Park? Crime Fears Keep Some Away
SUNDAY, July 12, 2020 -- Parks can be good for your health, but fear of crime stops some people from using them, a new study finds. Previous research has shown that urban green spaces can lower stress levels, weight and heart disease risk, and that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Protect Yourself From the Sun's Harmful UV Rays
SATURDAY, July 11, 2020 -- When you're outside this summer, be sure to protect yourself from the sun, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and nearly 20 Americans die every... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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High-Fiber, Low-Fat Diet May Help People With Ulcerative Colitis
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- A low-fat, high-fiber diet may improve the quality of life of patients with ulcerative colitis, a new study finds. " Patients with inflammatory bowel disease always ask us what they should eat to make their symptoms better, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Blacks Underrepresented in Cancer Drug Trials: Study
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- U.S. government-funded clinical trials for new cancer treatments have more Black participants than those run by drug companies, but Blacks are still underrepresented in cancer studies, researchers say. The SWOG Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Changes in IVF May Have Spurred Drop in Cerebral Palsy, Study Says
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Rates of cerebral palsy among babies in Nordic countries born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) have fallen by more than half over the past two decades, due to fewer twin births from IVF, according to a new study. A... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Remdesivir May Reduce Deaths, Hasten Recovery for COVID-19 Patients
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- There's more good news on the effectiveness of the antiviral drug remdesivir against COVID-19, according to new clinical trial results from the drug's maker. Gilead Sciences said Friday that in a trial involving more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Antiviral Drugs Tied to Heart Issue in COVID-19 Patients
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Older, critically ill COVID-19 patients who are given a combination of two common antiretroviral drugs can experience a drastic slowing of their heart rate, French researchers report. In their study of 41 patients treated... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: More People Are Dying During the Pandemic – and Not Just From COVID-19
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- More people in the United States are dying during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not just because of the coronavirus. One reason, experts say, is people with other ailments may not be seeking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Most Survivors of Severe COVID-19 Report Symptoms Many Weeks After'Recovery '
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Even a month after hospital discharge and " recovery, " a majority of patients who had survived severe COVID-19 were still dealing with fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms, Italian research shows. The study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Terrifying Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Intense breathing problems may be the most widely reported feature of COVID-19, but new research warns that coronavirus can also take aim at the brain. Infection can trigger serious nerve damage, stroke, inflammation and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Raw Milk Can Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- If you're a fan of raw milk, keep it chilled. Leaving raw milk at room temperature can release antimicrobial-resistant genes, a new study suggests. Also, bacteria that have antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Cold War Antiseptic May Be Valuable Germ Fighter
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- A nontoxic antiseptic developed in the former Soviet Union may be a valuable weapon for fighting common infections, British researchers say. The drug, miramistin, was developed for the Soviet Space Program. While little... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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With Social Distancing, Schools Should Be Safe to Reopen This Fall, Experts Say
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Kids should be able to safely return to reopened schools this fall, resuming their studies with little risk that they will contribute to the COVID-19 pandemic, some infectious disease experts argue. The scientific evidence... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Sees Another Record-Breaking Day of New Coronavirus Cases
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- States across America reported nearly 60,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, setting yet another daily record as the pandemic tightens its grip on a country struggling to reopen. The surge has been largely fueled by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: July 10, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: WHO Affirms That Coronavirus Can Linger in Indoor Air The new coronavirus can linger in small airborne droplets indoors, the World Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Aerosol Boxes' Meant to Protect COVID Health Teams Might Harm Them: Study
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Aerosol boxes meant to protect health care workers when they intubate COVID-19 patients may actually increase their exposure to airborne virus particles, an Australian study warns. Intubation is done when patients are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Marijuana, E-Cigarettes Enticing More Young Adults
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- E-cigarettes and pot may go hand in hand when it comes to young Americans, a new report suggests. There's been a sharp rise in the use of both among young adults in California, and many of them are underage, the new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Coronavirus Fears Kept Many Essential Workers at Home in April: Study
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Many more American workers caring for children, the sick or aged, as well as bus drivers, subway workers and those involved in food production took time off work in April -- probably due to fears of contracting COVID-19, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Broken Heart Syndrome' Has Risen During Pandemic: Study
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Doctors at one Ohio hospital system have discovered yet another possible consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: More cases of " broken heart syndrome. " The condition -- which doctors call stress cardiomyopathy -- appears... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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In Many Cases, Hip Replacement Also Eases Back Pain
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City focused on 500 patients who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Where Do New Viruses Like the Coronavirus Come From?
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Factors smaller than a cell and as large as the planet are at play when a virus leaps from an animal to a human. The question of how that happened with SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Blood Test May Reveal Concussion Severity With Accuracy of Spinal Tap
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- A simple blood test may predict the severity of a concussion as accurately as an invasive spinal tap, researchers report. They focused on a biomarker called neurofilament light chain. This nerve protein can be detected in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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5 Years, No Fatal ODs: Study Finds'Safe Injection Sites' Can Save Lives
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Safe injection sites for users of illicit drugs such as heroin: They've been tried and legalized in countries such as Canada and the Netherlands, and a new study suggests they might save American lives, too. In the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Upping Fruit, Veggies, Grain Intake Can Cut Your Diabetes Risk by 25%
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods could lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers looked at more than 9,700 people who developed type 2 diabetes and over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Trump Threatens School Funding Cuts, New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 59,000
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- With President Donald Trump threatening to cut federal funding for schools that do not fully reopen in the fall, the United States set yet another record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with more than 59,000 new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Upping Fruit, Veggies, Grain Intake Can Cut Your Diabetes Risk by 25 & #37;
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods could lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers looked at more than 9,700 people who developed type 2 diabetes and over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Lower Smoking Rates?
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Want to make smoking less attractive to young people? Try taking menthol cigarettes off the market, a new analysis suggests. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned flavors in cigarettes in 2009 because flavors appeal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: July 9, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: CDC to Change School Reopening Guidelines After Trump's Criticism An announcement that new guidelines for reopening U.S. schools was made... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pandemic Is Changing Addiction Care, for Better and Worse
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up America's approach to addiction treatment, but the fallout hasn't been all bad, experts say. In-person support meetings either aren't happening or have been severely curtailed, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA Approves Oral Treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Inqovi (decitabine and cedazuridine) tablets, an oral outpatient treatment option for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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The Long-Term Harm of Missing School
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Missing lots of school between kindergarten and eighth grade may have consequences when kids grow up, a new study suggests. When they reached their early 20s, frequent absentees were less likely to vote and more likely to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Can Probiotics Help Ease Depression?
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Probiotic supplements might help ease depression symptoms in some people, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that across seven small clinical trials, various probiotics seemed to improve symptoms in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Cases of'Penicillin Allergy' Might Be Mistaken
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Penicillin allergy is often unconfirmed in hospital patients, meaning many unnecessarily receive other antibiotics that may be less effective and even harmful, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed records of nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Streetlights Could Be Harming Your Teen's Sleep, Mental Health: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- New research is suggesting links between street lights, neon signs and other forms of nighttime outside lighting and sleeplessness and mood disorders among teens. The study of more than 10,000 American kids aged 13 to 18... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Why Stay in Touch While Keeping Distant? It's Only Human
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- If you've been keeping a healthy distance from other people because of COVID-19, you probably feel smart. But if you're also feeling lonely and stressed, it doesn't mean anything is wrong.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How the Pandemic Is Changing Summer Camp
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- If your children are going to summer school or camps this year, you may need to prepare them for safety precautions that will be in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says. " Social interaction, engaging... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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