Lost Sense of Smell Returns for Almost All COVID Survivors
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- A year on, nearly all patients in a French study who lost their sense of smell after a bout of COVID-19 did regain that ability, researchers report. " Persistent COVID-19-related anosmia [loss of smell] has an excellent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drop in Life Expectancy From COVID Much Worse for Black, Hispanic Americans
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a significant blow to life expectancy in the United States, researchers say. Overall, American life expectancy dropped by just over one year in 2020. But researchers found the pandemic hit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Potato Chips, Fatty Lunches Greatly Raise Your Heart Risks
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- A steady lunch routine of cheeseburgers and fries may shorten your life, but loading your dinner plate with vegetables could do the opposite. Those are among the findings of a new study looking at the potential health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: After a Stroke at 26, Determined Athlete Fights Back
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Jesse Shea felt a little cloudy when he got up for work on a Monday. He chalked it up to being out later than usual to watch football with friends. Jesse drove to the dock in Cape May, New... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA to Add Warning to Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines About Rare Heart Issues in Young
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it will add a warning to the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines about mild, rare cases of heart inflammation seen in some teens and young adults following... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 24, 2021
Morgan Stanley Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory for Staff, Clients COVID-19 vaccinations will be soon mandatory for staff, clients and anyone else entering Morgan Stanley's offices in New York City and suburban Westchester County, the company... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clot-Removing Procedure Can Sometimes Backfire for Stroke Patients
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- When someone suffers a stroke, doctors can often remove the culprit clot obstructing blood flow to the brain. Now, a new study sheds light on why those successful procedures do not always translate into a good... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Caused Biggest Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Since World War II
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the largest decline in U.S. life expectancy since World War II, a new study finds. Between 2018 and 2020, overall life expectancy in the United States fell by 1.87 years. But there were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For People With Heart Failure, Statins May Lower Cancer Risk Too
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Many people with heart failure take a cholesterol-lowering statin, and new research suggests those pills might also lower their odds for cancer. Researchers analyzed data from more than 87,000 people in Hong Kong who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental Confusion an Early Warning Sign of Severe COVID-19
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- COVID-19 patients with mental confusion are at increased risk for a severe form of the illness, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the electronic health records of more than 36,000 COVID-19 patients at five Florida... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 3 Caregivers for Elderly May Be Untrained, Unscreened
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- A new report raises questions about the training and qualifications of many caregivers for the elderly across the United States. The study by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, found that nearly a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

People Over 80 Benefit From Surgery for Benign Brain Tumors
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- Surgery for the most common type of benign brain tumor should be considered for patients 80 and older, Finnish researchers say. Meningiomas originate in the meninges surrounding the brain, and the primary treatment is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Body's'Signals' May Feel Different in People With Anorexia, Depression
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- The brain interprets physical signals differently in people with depression, anorexia and some other mental health disorders, new research shows. British scientists examined " interoception " -- the brain's ability to sense... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

C-Section Babies Miss Out on Mom's'Microbiome,' But Treatment Can Change That
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- When a baby is born, the mother's body provides a pathway into the world, but the journey also exposes them to beneficial bacteria that live in and on their mom. But that critical exchange doesn't happen during a cesarean... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Suggests COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Will Be Needed
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- One dose of a two-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is enough to protect previously infected people, but it's likely they and everyone with two doses will still require booster shots at a later date, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic May Have Created a'Baby Bust,' Not Boom
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- The pandemic not only cost hundreds of thousands of American lives, but it also appears to have triggered a deep drop in births, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. Until 2020, the birth rate had been declining... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rash, Itch After COVID Vaccine Rare & Quickly Resolves
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Rashes, itchiness and other skin problems can develop after people receive COVID-19 vaccines, but such problems are rare and go away quickly, new research shows. For the study, the researchers looked at more than 40,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Good Evidence Weight Loss Supplements Work: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Losing weight is hard, but many weight loss supplements promise to make the journey easy. Unfortunately, there's little high-quality research to back these claims, a new study shows. Hundreds of weight loss supplements... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Silent Heart Attacks All Too Common, and Often Overlooked
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- In 2014, Marian Butts was hospitalized for fluid in her lungs. Right before being released, a cardiologist told her she had some heart damage from a previous heart attack. That was a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alligator Attack Nearly Cost This Firefighter Dad His Arm
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- You might not believe it, but Florida firefighter Carsten Kieffer was incredibly lucky when a 12-foot alligator leapt into his boat and chomped down on his right forearm. Just about no one else thought so, and that went... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

White House Says July 4 Vaccination Goal Won't Be Met
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- As vaccination rates among young Americans lag, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday that it will miss two key benchmarks in its nationwide campaign to stop the spread of coronavirus. The first missed goal will be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 23, 2021
Coronavirus Delta Variant Spreading Rapidly in U.S. The delta variant of the coronavirus that once crippled India now accounts for 20% of infections in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday. The percentage of the highly transmissible and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Advisers to Discuss Heart Problems in the Young After COVID Vaccination
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Rare heart problems in young people who've received the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will be discussed Wednesday at a meeting of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisers. As of May 31, 216 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Need for Blood Thinners in Patients Sick at Home With COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Early in the pandemic, doctors began to note a heightened risk of sometimes deadly blood clots in people hospitalized with severe COVID-19, and they routinely began to prescribe blood thinners in these cases. Is the same... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fertility Drugs Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Women battling infertility are often given medications to help them conceive, and potential side effects are always a concern. Now, research suggests use of the drugs won't raise a woman's odds for breast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Pollen Misery: It Might Help Transmit COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Pollen is tough enough for allergy sufferers, but a new study suggests it also helps spread the new coronavirus and other airborne germs. Researchers had noticed a connection between COVID-19 infection rates and pollen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stress Has Many U.S. Teachers Leaving Profession: Survey
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Teaching has always been a stressful job, and now a new survey suggests the pandemic could be driving even more teachers from the time-honored profession. " Teacher stress was a concern prior to the pandemic and may have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Leaded Gas, Banned Decades Ago, Might Still Harm People Today
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- The good news: Levels of lead in the air that Londoners breathe are far lower today than they were in the 1980s, when leaded gas was an automotive staple. The bad news: Decades-old lead particles still pollute the city's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Marijuana Use Tied to Higher Odds for Thoughts of Suicide
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Young adults who use marijuana appear to have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide, according to a new study from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In fact, the risk that someone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Do So Many Kids Never Get Swimming Lessons?
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Cost and lack of time are among the reasons parents don't enroll their kids in swimming lessons, a new survey finds. " Swimming is one of the most important life-saving skills that children and adults should master. Whether... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Teacher Collapsed in School Hallway From a Stroke
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Two days before Halloween, Nicky Larson stayed up late making edible witch's hats and spiders for her daughter's day care. When her left shoulder started to ache, she iced it, pegging the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coffee Could Perk Up Your Liver
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Want to be good to your liver? Pour yourself another cup o'joe. British researchers report that coffee of all kinds may reduce your risk for chronic liver disease. Whether your java jolt is caffeinated or decaffeinated,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too Many Older Americans Are Taking Daily Aspirin
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Many older adults are still taking a daily baby aspirin to ward off first-time heart problems— despite guidelines that now discourage it, a new study finds. Researchers found that one-half to 62% of U.S. adults aged... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When Is Your Very Earliest Memory?
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Your earliest memories may stretch back to a younger age than previously thought, new research suggests. The study found that people can recall back to an average age of 2 ½ years old, which is a year earlier than suggested... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Than Half of People With Asthma Aren't Seeing a Specialist
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Among Americans with severe asthma, less than half see a specialist to manage their condition, new research shows. The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends patients with severe asthma be referred to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More E-Scooter Rideshares, More Injuries
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- As the use of e-scooters has risen with the introduction of urban rideshare programs, so have serious injuries associated with their use, a new study finds. Neck and head injuries are especially common. " Since e-scooters... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Animal Study Suggests COVID-19 Can Infect Testes
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- The new coronavirus infected the testes of hamsters in a study that adds to growing evidence that COVID-19 strikes more than just the lungs. The findings could have important implications for men's health, the researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Migraines Tied to Higher Odds for Complications in Pregnancy
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Women who suffer from migraines may be more vulnerable to pregnancy complications, new research finds. " Our study confirms that women who suffer from migraine are at a greater risk of a host of medical and obstetric... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 22, 2021
Medicaid Enrollment Reaches Record High During Pandemic Nearly 10 million Americans signed up for Medicaid through January, and the 80 million people now enrolled in the program is the most in its history. The surge in enrollment during the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Autopsy Study Shows How COVID Harms the Brain
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- The brains of people who died from COVID-19 were remarkably similar to the brains of people who die from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, showing inflammation and disrupted circuitry,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Deaths Drop to New Lows in U.S., While Vaccination Rates Climb
TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- The United States reached two promising pandemic milestones on Monday: COVID-19 deaths dropped below 300 a day and 150 million Americans are now fully vaccinated. COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in America in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Should Rare Cases of Heart Inflammation Put Your COVID-19 Vaccine Plans on Hold?
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- A possible link between some COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation bears close monitoring, but it's no reason for parents or their teenage children to avoid vaccination. That's what... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sharing Bed With Baby: Dangerous, and It Won't Boost'Attachment,' Study Shows
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 -- Whether to share your bed with your infant at night has been the subject of heated debate: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises against it, recommending room-sharing but not bed-sharing, while others promote the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Your Blood Pressure Medicine Protect Your Memory?
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 -- Older adults who use certain blood pressure drugs may retain more of their memory skills as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers found the benefit among older people taking medications that are allowed past the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' Blame Pandemic' Best Way to Save Relationships During Lockdown
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 -- Job stress, money problems and other everyday frustrations can undermine relationships, but big challenges like the coronavirus pandemic may actually leave couples happier, a new study reveals. The reason: They're more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: New Psychotherapy May Reduce Anxiety, Depression in Heart Patients
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- A type of psychotherapy that changes how people regulate thinking patterns may reduce anxiety and depression for people recovering from heart problems, new research shows. The study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Not-So-Happy-Birthdays: Parties Helped Spread COVID, Study Finds
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 -- Birthday celebrations raised the risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2 by 30% last year in U.S. counties with high rates of COVID-19, according to a new study. No such surge was seen in places with low rates of infection. For the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Low Vaccination Rates for Seniors in 11 States a'Powder Keg' for New Cases
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 -- U.S. health experts warn there is a ticking time bomb in 11 states where 20 percent or more of seniors still haven't gotten a COVID-19 vaccine. Top priority for vaccinations was given to Americans aged 65 and older because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 21, 2021
Investigation Starts in 5 States After Imported of Dog Develops Rabies A public health investigation is underway in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey and New York after an imported rescue dog was found to have rabies. At least 12 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Survey Finds Many Adults Don't Want Kids -- and They're Happy
MONDAY, June 21, 2021 -- Marriage and children may be the norm for most Americans, but a new study shows that many people are choosing to remain child-free — and they're happy that way. The study of 1,000 Michigan adults found that one-quarter had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news