Young Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Male Peers: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 -- Strokes aren't common among young people, but when they do happen, they strike more often in women than men, a new review finds. Of the nearly 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke each year, 10% to 15% are adults age 45 or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Omicron Shows Signs of Ebbing as U.S. Cases Fall, Hospitalizations Level Off
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 -- Weeks after Omicron began ravaging the United States, experts are now seeing statistical signs that suggest the wildly contagious variant might be losing steam. More states have now reported they have passed their peaks in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 25, 2022
Is Omicron on the downswing? After swamping America with new COVID cases, there are signs the Omicron variant surge may be ebbing, new data shows. Read more Women at higher risk of a stroke at a young age. New research suggests that women age 35 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Free N95 Masks Begin Arriving in U.S. Pharmacies
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 -- The distribution of free N95 masks for Americans has begun, the Biden administration said Monday. " Last week, masks began shipping and arriving at pharmacies and grocers around [the] country. We expect that throughout the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

3 Reasons Why Trying to Get COVID Is a Bad Idea
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 -- If you're wondering whether to intentionally expose yourself to the Omicron variant with the goal of developing immunity, the answer is absolutely not, experts say. " It sounds like playing with fire to me, " said Dr. Nicole... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Many Steps to Walk Away From Diabetes?
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 -- When older people cut back on physical activity, their risk of type 2 diabetes rises. But walking regularly can help, a new study suggests. The more steps you take -- and the more intensely you walk -- the lower your odds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Is Proving More Lethal for Children in Africa
TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 -- Children in sub-Saharan Africa have a far higher risk of death from COVID-19 than those in the United States and Europe, a new study shows. “Although our study looked at data from earlier in the pandemic, the situation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Limits Use of Two COVID Antibody Treatments
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (healthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is curtailing the use of two monoclonal antibody treatments that do not appear to work against the highly contagious Omicron variant. The combo treatments... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

England to Lift Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England will be scrapped, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday. Details about the changes are to be provided later in the day by Transport... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Can CBD Help Curb COVID? Maybe, But More Study Needed
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Cannabidiol, a compound derived from marijuana, appears to show promise in blocking replication of the COVID-19 virus and preventing its spread, lab and animal studies show. CBD inhibited the ability of the coronavirus to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Can Affect Brains of Hospitalized Kids
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- The coronavirus can leave more than 40% of children hospitalized for COVID-19 with headaches and other lingering neurological symptoms, a new study claims. And the kids who developed these headaches or experienced an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Falling Faster Among Black Americans Than Whites
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- While it appears that Black Americans were more hesitant than white Americans to roll up their sleeves when the COVID-19 vaccines launched last year, that unwillingness has lessened. Following 1,200 U.S. adults through much... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain Implant for Adults With Epilepsy Can Help Kids, Too
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- A brain implant that helps control severe epilepsy in adults may do the same for children who suffer from unrelenting seizures, new research suggests. The study is one of the first to examine the responsive neurostimulation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Worries May Raise Men's Heart Risks, Even When Young
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Worrying can take a toll on your psyche, but new research suggests that when middle-aged men fret too much, they face a higher risk for developing diabetes, heart disease or stroke down the road. And this increase in risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Depression Might Predispose You to Believe COVID Vaccine Lies
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines abounds, and people with depression are more likely than others to fall for it, a new study finds. " One of the notable things about depression is that it can cause people to see the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Faith-Based Nonprofit Gives Teen Moms a Path to Diplomas and Jobs
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- At age 16, Barbara Palmer became a single mom. Suddenly, she felt trapped in a community where she had felt so free. As the middle-class daughter of two police officers, she did not expect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are Pins or a Cast Better for a Broken Wrist?
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- A cast is as good as metal pins for treating a broken wrist, researchers report. A broken wrist in which bone fragments move out of their normal alignment is called a displaced wrist fracture. After the bones are put back... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Some Patients With Macular Degeneration Could Stop Monthly Eye Injections
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Injection medications can save the vision of older people with macular degeneration, but the ongoing regimen is taxing. Now a preliminary study raises the possibility that some patients can safely be " weaned off " the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA May Limit Use of Two COVID Antibody Treatments
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (healthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may soon curtail the use of two monoclonal antibody treatments that do not appear to work against the highly contagious Omicron variant. The treatments made by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Overdose Antidote Urged for Schools After Student's Fentanyl Death
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Schools should stock the opioid overdose antidote naloxone and train staff and students how to respond to an overdose, experts say after the apparent fentanyl overdose death of seventh grader at a school in Hartford,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight Loss May Not Affect Fertility Treatment Success
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Losing weight before beginning fertility treatment doesn't boost the odds that a woman who is obese will have a successful pregnancy, a new study shows. Obesity has been linked with difficulty conceiving, as well as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Kids Aren't Wearing Helmets While Sledding, Poll Finds
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- When American kids do downhill skiing or snowboarding, they almost always wear a helmet, their parents say, but they're far less likely to do so when cruising down a neighborhood hill on a sled. That puts them at risk for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Teens Were Already in Mental Health Crisis Before Pandemic Hit
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay Now) -- Alaina Stanisci has grappled with an eating disorder since she was 10, and the disruptions of the pandemic only made things worse for the high school senior. " I actually experienced a relapse at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2022
U.S. teens in mental health crisis. Data shows that young Americans were already suffering high rates of anxiety and depression before the COVID crisis shut down schools and overturned daily life. Experts and teenagers themselves tell HealthDay Now... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Winter Blues? It Could Be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
SUNDAY, Jan. 23, 2022 -- If winter gets you down, you may have a form of depression called SAD. That's short for seasonal affective disorder. SAD brings on mood changes during fall and winter, when there is less sunlight, and symptoms typically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Winter Blues? It Could Be SAD
SUNDAY, Jan. 23, 2022 -- If winter gets you down, you may have a form of depression called SAD. That's short for seasonal affective disorder. SAD brings on mood changes during fall and winter, when there is less sunlight, and symptoms typically ease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You Don't Have to Smoke to Get Lung Cancer
SATURDAY, Jan. 22, 2022 -- Tobacco use is far and away the leading cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers are also at risk, experts say. People who smoke have the highest risk, and smokeless tobacco is also a threat. About 90% of lung cancer cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Three New Studies Confirm Power of Booster Shots Against Omicron
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Booster shots are keeping the Omicron variant from landing millions of Americans in hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care clinics across the country, three new government studies show. In one study, published Friday in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

After Heart Attack, Cardiac Rehab Begins Road to Recovery
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Your heart is in an incredibly vulnerable state if you've suffered a heart attack or are fighting heart failure, and cardiac rehabilitation could be an important part of your recovery. Unfortunately, not enough older folks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Fertility, But Getting COVID Might
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- One less excuse to avoid that COVID vaccine: The shots don't affect fertility in either men or women, new research shows, but coronavirus infection could cause short-term fertility problems in men. " Many reproductive-aged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Worried About Her Health, She Lost 163 Pounds – And Inspired Her Husband to Drop 55
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- A few weeks before Thanksgiving, Ken and Morgan House of Newington, Connecticut, spent a week at one of her favorite places– Disney World. They walked to all the theme parks, went on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exposing Kids to Safe Levels of Peanut When Young Might Prevent Allergy
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Some kids might be able to get over their peanut allergy if they start immunotherapy while they're still toddlers, a major new clinical trial reports. In the trial, a group of 1- to 3-year-olds with severe peanut allergies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Rapid Test Makers Struggling to Meet Demand
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Shortages of both supplies and workers are wreaking havoc on the efforts of COVID at-home test makers to deliver enough of the tests to Americans, even as the federal government pledges to provide 500 million free, at-home... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Marijuana Vendors Aim Advertising at Kids: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports. Despite state laws restricting such marketing, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Boosters Keep Older Americans Out of Hospitals: CDC
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- The risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data shows. The differences were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2022
Pot vendors are aiming their ads at kids. Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports. Read more COVID booster shots can keep you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Few Countries Do Well Caring for the Dying
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Americans don't like to dwell on dying, so maybe it isn't surprising that compared to other nations, the United States does just a middling job of providing a good death. The United States ranked in the middle of 81... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

L.A. County Scenario Suggests COVID'Herd Immunity' Is Unlikely
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Herd immunity against COVID-19 is unlikely, and coping with the disease will likely hinge on vaccination, treatment and ensuring adequate hospital capacity, a new study conducted in Los Angeles County claims. With herd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Spit Test: Saliva Alerts Babies to Close Relationships
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Sharing food and smooching are two ways babies can suss out whom they can depend on to take care for them, a new study suggests. The tell-tale clue common to both is a surprising one: saliva. “Babies don’t know in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis & the COVID Vaccine: What You Need to Know
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Some arthritis drugs may reduce the effectiveness of COVID vaccines, according to the Arthritis Foundation, which also offers advice on booster shots. Research is limited, but evidence suggests that disease-modifying drugs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hit Your Head? Look for These Warning Signs of Concussion
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, a medical evaluation is crucial, an expert says. A concussion is " a short-lived functional brain injury typically caused by a bump or blow to the head, " Cleveland Clinic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Visiting a'Dental Fear' Clinic Can Help Improve a Child's Smile
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- If the sound of a dental drill sends shivers up your spine, you're likely in good company: Finnish researchers say that one of every two adults fear the dentist at least a little, while one in 10 are very afraid. But the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Artificial Pancreas' Can Help Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Having a child with type 1 diabetes can be a challenging health condition for parents to manage, but new research suggests an " artificial pancreas " system may beat standard treatment in controlling the blood sugar disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Study Finds Vaccine Booster'Neutralizes' Omicron
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- If you need more proof that a third shot of COVID vaccine is needed, new British research confirms that boosters can " neutralize " the virus'Omicron variant. To arrive at that conclusion, they analyzed 620 blood samples... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Residential Segregation May Increase Risk for High Blood Pressure
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Black and Hispanic adults who live in racially segregated neighborhoods may be more likely to develop high blood pressure than their peers who live in nonsegregated communities, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: A Healthy Thyroid Can Be Key to a Healthy Heart
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Make a list of the ABCs of heart health, from arrhythmia to Zumba classes, and you might not think to include a T– for thyroid. But the small gland that produces crucial hormones... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Patient
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- In another breakthrough for animal-to-human organ transplantation, U.S. researchers say they've transplanted two genetically modified pig kidneys into a living human. The recipient was Jim Parsons, 57, a brain-dead man on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Clues to Why Some Develop'Brain Fog' After COVID
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Brain fog. It has become an inexplicable side effect of COVID-19 infection, but researchers now report they have discovered a possible reason why it happens. In a small study, investigators found abnormalities in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccination Plus Prior Infection Best Defense Against COVID
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Think your prior bout of COVID shields you enough from another encounter with the coronavirus? New research suggests that adding in vaccination is still your best bet. A combination of vaccination and prior infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Who Attempt Suicide Not Getting the Care They Need
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- About 4 in 10 Americans who attempt suicide don't get mental health care, claims a new study that also found a " substantial and alarming increase " in suicide attempts. Researchers analyzed 2008-2019 federal government... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news