What Will It Take for People to Embrace a COVID Vaccine?
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- When scientists finish developing a COVID-19 vaccine, will people be willing to take it? An international research team analyzed data from 19 countries hit hard by the new coronavirus and found that when confidence in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Study Highlights Heart-Health Issues for Adults Who Were Preemies
By Michael Merschel American Heart Association News MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Erin Wegener was a tiny baby facing enormous challenges. Born at 29 weeks'gestation, she weighed only 1 pound, 14 ounces. Her first three... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hard-to-Detect Form of Epilepsy Can Lead to Car Crashes
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- The most common form of epilepsy is a risk factor for car crashes, yet it can have such subtle symptoms that it often goes undiagnosed for an extended period of time, even years. Researchers said the failure to recognize... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fading Sense of Smell Could Signal Higher Death Risk in Older Adults
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- If you're a senior who can't smell onions, smoke, chocolate or natural gas, it's time to see your doctor. Seniors who lose their sense of smell -- which doctors call olfactory dysfunction -- have higher odds of dying from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Social Media'Kid Influencers' Are Promoting Junk Foods
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- Is your kid suddenly clamoring for a fast food meal or a sugary cereal you've never even heard of? He or she may have seen the product featured on a favorite " kid influencer " video. In a new study, researchers viewed the top... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Kidney Trouble Greatly Raises Odds for Fatal COVID-19
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- COVID-19 patients who have kidney disease or whose kidneys are damaged by the virus have a much higher risk of dying from the illness, a new study suggests. Researchers who studied 372 patients admitted to four intensive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Evidence Masks Slow COVID's Spread
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- Here's more proof that masking up reduces transmission of COVID-19: A new Massachusetts study found that wearing face coverings resulted in a decrease in coronavirus cases among health care workers as infections were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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MRIs Might Be Safe for Patients With Implanted Heart Devices
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- For years, people with implanted heart devices have been told they can't undergo MRI scans. But a new study adds to evidence that, with certain measures in place, the procedure is safe. The study focused on patients with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hospitals Straining Under Weight of Surging COVID Case Counts
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- As the United States witnessed record-breaking daily coronavirus case counts over the weekend, public health experts warned that hospitals may soon reach a breaking point. More than 41,000 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Five Pence Staffers Test Positive for COVID-19 Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dangerous COVID-19 Syndrome First Seen in Kids Also Strikes Adults
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- When the new coronavirus pandemic first began, respiratory distress immediately became the hallmark of severe COVID-19 illness. News reports focused on the inability to breathe, low oxygen saturation levels and the alarming... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Skip Costume Contact Lenses This Halloween
SUNDAY, Oct. 25, 2020 -- Halloween is risky enough this year with the coronavirus pandemic, so don't risk your vision as well by wearing costume contact lenses, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) says. Costume contact lens packaging that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Daily COVID-19 Case Count Sets New Record for the Pandemic
SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2020 -- The United States broke a bleak record on Friday, logging the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. The tally of over 80,000 new infections eclipses the previous record of 76,533 new cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Knowing What to Expect May Help After Sexual Assault
SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2020 -- Sexual assault is common in America, with an attack occurring every 73 seconds. But having supportive care at the emergency department and afterwards can help heal the trauma, Penn State doctors say. One in five women is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Exercise Boosts Physical, Mental Well-Being of Older Cancer Survivors
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- Active older adults -- cancer survivors included -- are in better physical and mental health than their sedentary peers, a new study finds. More regular moderate to vigorous physical activity and less sedentary time improve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nearly 130,000 U.S. Lives Saved by March if Everyone Wore Masks: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- A resurgence of the new coronavirus is bearing down upon the United States, with hundreds of thousands more deaths likely to occur over the next few months, according to one of the nation's top epidemic modeling teams. But... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Tough Guy' Mentality Keeps Athletes in Denial About Pain
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- A culture of toughness and resilience is encouraged among elite college rowers, but it can keep them from reporting injuries, a new study finds. There's an overall myth among athletes that admitting pain is a sign of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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An Unexpected Finding on What Might Drive Joint Disease
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- High levels of a protein that lubricates the knee joint may actually be a harbinger of impending joint disease, a surprising animal study suggests. The researchers looked at the role of the protein, known as lubricin, in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Team Gemini Gives Disabled Children Something to Cheer About
By Diane Daniel American Heart Association News FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When Presley LeGrande was a member of the competitive cheer team NorCal Elite All Stars in San Jose, California, one of their biggest fans was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Poverty Might Raise Black Kids' Health Risks as Early as Age 5
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- Kids growing up in poverty show the effects of being poor as early as age 5 -- especially those who are Black, a new study suggests. The research adds to mounting evidence that children of Black parents who are also poor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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U.S. Daily COVID Case Count Nears Record for Pandemic
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- The United States on Thursday recorded its second highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with 75,000 new infections, while eight states broke single-day records of new cases. Also on Thursday,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Politics Key to Americans' Views on COVID-19, Poll Shows
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- The new coronavirus holds no political views. The pathogen's only aim is to infect, spread and thrive. But in what is surely no surprise in a deeply divided America, it turns out that your political views play a large role... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Coronavirus in a Cough: Tests Show Masks Stopping the Spread
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- A cough could spread a cloud of COVID-19 throughout a room, but a face mask can greatly shrink the size and spread of that cloud, a new study finds. In fact, the volume of the cloud without a mask is about seven times larger... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Needs More Safety Data on COVID-19 Vaccines, Experts Say At a meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory board, some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes: Survey
FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 -- As most of America prepares for the Nov. 1 return of standard time, 63% want one fixed, year-round time, a new survey finds. " Evidence of the negative impacts of seasonal time changes continue to accumulate, and there is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave Young Cancer Patients in the Lurch
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- If Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is repealed, pediatric cancer patients could lose critical insurance coverage, a new study warns. Kids with cancer often require intensive treatment and long-term follow-up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Common Asthma Meds Weaken Bones?
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- People who use common asthma controller medications are vulnerable to developing brittle bones and suffering fractures, a new study shows. The findings point the finger at anti-inflammatory corticosteroids -- whether... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Heart Conditions Could Raise Risk of Torn Aorta During Pregnancy
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- Pregnancy can increase the risk of a rare, dangerous heart condition called aortic dissection, researchers report. This is especially true for women with underlying heart conditions that can go undetected. Aortic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Boy With'Half a Heart' Gets Lifesaving Transplant
By Stefani Kopenec American Heart Association News THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Wendy Wees suffered a miscarriage during her first pregnancy with husband, Jason Protiva, so they were overjoyed when they passed the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Hospital Visit Records Help Docs Spot ADHD, Autism Early?
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- Kids with autism or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) go to the hospital more in their first year of life than children without these conditions, according to a new study. These findings suggest that keeping... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Heat Not Burn' Cigarettes Can Still Harm the Heart
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- " Heat-not-burn " tobacco products, created as an alternative to other types of smoking, may harm the user's heart, researchers report. These tobacco products -- think IQOS from Philip Morris -- are billed as substitutes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Coffee, Green Tea Might Extend Life for Folks With Type 2 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- If you've got type 2 diabetes and love drinking green tea or coffee, new research suggests you may be reducing your odds of a premature death. But you need to really love these drinks. The study found that having four or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mask Use by Americans Now Tops 90%, Poll Finds
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- Here's good news for public health officials who've been hammering home the need to wear face masks: Your messages have been getting through. A new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows that more Americans than ever are donning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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More Than Half of Americans Know Someone Infected or Ill With COVID: Poll
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- More than half of all Americans have been personally affected by COVID-19 at this point in the pandemic, according to a new HealthDay-Harris Poll survey. The national survey was conducted by The Harris Poll between Oct. 8... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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CDC Broadens Definition of'Close Contact' in Tracing COVID Infections
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- In a move that widens the pool of people considered at risk for coronavirus infection, U.S. health officials released new guidance on Wednesday that redefines who's considered a " close contact " of an infected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Mouthwash Will Not Save You From COVID-19 Regardless of what you may have heard, mouthwash won't protect you from COVID-19, experts say. A new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Homeless More Likely to Die After Heart Attack
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- Homeless people are three times more likely to die after a heart attack than other patients, a new study finds. " Our study shows a dramatically higher rate of mortality after heart attacks in people experiencing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COVID-19 More Common in Pregnant Hispanics Than Other Moms-to-Be: Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- Hispanic mothers-to-be in the southern United States are almost twice as likely to have COVID-19 as non-Hispanic women, a new study finds. The researchers also found that those with government health insurance were more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sprycel Plus Blincyto Combo May Be Safe, Effective Therapy for Rare Leukemia
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- A combination of two " targeted " therapies can beat back a rare form of blood cancer -- without the toxic effects of chemotherapy, a new study has found. In a trial of 63 patients, researchers found that the drug regimen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Sprycel Plus Blincyto Drug Combo May Be Safe, Effective Therapy for Rare Leukemia
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- A combination of two " targeted " therapies can beat back a rare form of blood cancer -- without the toxic effects of chemotherapy, a new study has found. In a trial of 63 patients, researchers found that the drug regimen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Drug Combo May Be Safe, Effective Therapy for Rare Leukemia
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- A combination of two " targeted " therapies can beat back a rare form of blood cancer -- without the toxic effects of chemotherapy, a new study has found. In a trial of 63 patients, researchers found that the drug regimen... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fewer Painful Procedures Could Help Preemies' Brain Development: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Giving fewer needle sticks to premature newborns in the intensive care unit may improve growth of a key brain area, a new study suggests. The thalamus relays sensory data from the body to the rest of the brain, where it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Fauci'Cautiously Optimistic' for COVID-19 Vaccine by Year's End
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the United States, said on Wednesday he is " cautiously optimistic " that a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready by year's end. Against the backdrop of a pandemic that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Nurses Can Make the Difference for New Moms' Breastfeeding
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- One key to breastfeeding success? Having enough hospital nurses to ensure that new moms get top-notch care. Hospitals with higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding had nurses who provided more consistent care, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Mom's Thyroid Levels Influence ADHD in Kids?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Low levels of thyroid hormone during pregnancy may contribute to the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the child, new research suggests. The study found that children born to mothers with low... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Post-Stroke Rehab at Home May Work Best
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Could telehealth help paralyzed stroke victims recover their motor skills faster than they would working directly with a physical therapist? Yes, claims a new study that found patients who had participated in at least 12... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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How to Care for Your Skin During Radiation Therapy
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Proper skin care is crucial for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says. Itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling are among the skin problems that radiation therapy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Weekend Effect' Affects Survival Odds for Rural Stroke Patients
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Stroke patients have a higher risk of death if they're admitted to a rural hospital on the weekend, a new study finds. University of Georgia researchers analyzed 2016 data on stroke deaths at U.S. hospitals to learn... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pancreas Cells That Drive Type 1 Diabetes Appear in Healthy People, Too
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Scientists knew that dangerous T-cells lived in the pancreases of people with type 1 diabetes, but a new study shows they also take up residence in the pancreases of healthy individuals. Researchers from the La Jolla... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: The Mummies' Message: Take Steps Against Heart Disease
By Michael Precker American Heart Association News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Centuries before bacon cheeseburgers, cigarettes and couch potatoes, people had clogged arteries that can lead to heart attack and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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