Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms, Studies Show
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken. Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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As Climate Change Lengthens Allergy Season, Pollen Travels Farther
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- If you suffer the itchy, sneezy, wheezy consequences of seasonal allergies, you're probably painfully aware that pollen season is starting earlier and lasting longer than ever. It's an upshot of climate change, and new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alzheimer's May Strike Women and Men in Different Ways
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- The ravages of Alzheimer's may strike later in women than men, but once it takes hold women tend to deteriorate far faster than men, according to a new study. Something known as cognitive reserve helps the aging brain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Is Liver Cancer More Lethal for Black Patients?
THURSDAY, Feb 26, 2021 -- Black people with hepatitis C develop liver cancer sooner than people in other racial groups and the cancer is often more aggressive, but current screening guidelines may not be broad enough to catch these cases early,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mediterranean Diet Could Keep Aging Brains Sharp
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Helping your brain stay sharp with age may be as simple as changing up the food on your plate at dinnertime, a new study suggests. The study focused on the healthy " Mediterranean " diet, a regimen reliant on olive oil,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: Why Experts Say a Good Mood Can Lead to Good Health
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- It doesn't take a scientist to understand that laughter feels good, while anger feels awful. But it does take one to explain why one of these feelings can boost the immune system, while... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pandemic Is Adding to Teachers' Stress, and Quit Rates
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Stress is the No. 1 reason U.S. teachers left the profession before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll reveals. Nearly 1,000 former public school teachers were polled in December. Three-quarters said their job... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 25, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Planning for Variants Pfizer and BioNTech say they plan to update their original COVID-19 vaccine and also test a third booster shot in order to prepare for the possibility that new coronavirus variants may be more resistant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pandemic Putting Added Strain on Parents of Kids With Cancer
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- A cancer diagnosis for your child is devastating enough, but new research shows the coronavirus pandemic has made the battle even harder for many families. " Parents and caregivers of children who have cancer are already... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared hygienists at high risk for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COVID Cases, Deaths Plummet in Nursing Homes After Vaccine Rollout
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- In a hopeful turnaround during a long pandemic, U.S. nursing homes that were once the epicenter of coronavirus infections are now seeing both cases and deaths fall steeply as the country's vaccination rollout starts to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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History of Mental Illness Tied to Earlier Onset of Alzheimer's Disease
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- People with Alzheimer's disease often have a history of depression or anxiety, which might mean an earlier emergence of memory and thinking problems, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers found that of 1,500... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Mental Illness Not a Factor in Most Mass Shootings
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Contrary to what many believe, a new study finds that mental illness isn't a factor in most mass shootings or other types of mass murder. " The findings from this potentially definitive study suggest that emphasis on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dogs and Kids Are'In Sync,' Study Shows
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- It is an image as heartwarming as any: Young children giggling as the family dog climbs all over them and licks their faces. But new research suggests the bond may be more than playful. " The great news is that this study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Modern Medicine Unwraps Mystery of Ancient Mummy's Death
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Modern technology has unraveled an ancient mystery about the death of an Egyptian king. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the mummified remains of Pharaoh Seqenenre Taa II, the Brave, revealed new details about his head... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Could Affect Women's Hearts Long Term
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Pregnancy-related high blood pressure can lead to long-term heart risks, new research shows. Compared to those with normal blood pressure during pregnancy, women who developed blood pressure disorders such as preeclampsia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Could Americans Get to COVID Herd Immunity by Late Spring?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- Hungry for good news on the pandemic? One epidemiologist believes Americans might reach herd immunity to the new coronavirus as soon as late spring. That's the view held by Suzanne Judd, a professor with the school of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Switch to Plant-Based Diet Could Protect Older Women's Brains
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- If you want to protect yourself against dementia, heart disease and cancer, you might want to get your protein from nuts instead of juicy red steaks. New research shows that older women who ate the most plant protein... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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' Night Owls' Perform Worse at Work, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- " Early to bed, early to rise " may be good advice for your career. New research finds that, compared to night owls, folks with earlier bedtimes perform better at work and are less plagued by disabilities that lead to early... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for'Preemie' Delivery
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- In this pandemic era, moms-to-be understandably worry about the risks COVID-19 might pose to their baby. A new study offers some answers. Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be more likely to have a preterm birth. But they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pharmacies Will Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- Need a COVID-19 vaccine? Your neighborhood pharmacy may soon have one on hand. Pharmacies across the United States are joining the coronavirus vaccination effort, as part of the Biden administration's push to reach herd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Coronavirus Antibodies Appear to Stop Reinfection for Months
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- Protective immune system antibodies that develop after being infected with COVID-19 last for at least a few months, a new study suggests. And reinfection does seem to be relatively rare. That could have big implications... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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AHA News: What's Safe Once You've Had Your COVID-19 Vaccine?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Carl Bradford's life got upended by the pandemic. The Vacaville, California, artist lost chances to exhibit at galleries. He's been unable to see his far-flung family or go to the gym.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pfizer, Moderna Tell Congress a Big Jump in Vaccine Supply Is Coming
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- Officials from both Pfizer and Moderna delivered reassuring news about their COVID-19 vaccines to Congress on Tuesday: There will be a sharp rise in the delivery of doses in the coming month, and they will be able to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 2021
New Coronavirus Variant Surging in California A coronavirus variant first identified in California is more contagious than previous forms of the virus and is spreading across the state, two new studies show. One of them found that compared to other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Migraines? Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Curb Attacks
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances. Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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3D Mammograms Best at Spotting Tumors, But Many Black Women Missing Out
This study was about whether adoption of this technology is equitable. We're showing that it has not been, even though it has been [U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma, Large Study Shows
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- During the pandemic, people with asthma have worried that their respiratory condition might raise their risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, but new research findings should calm their fears. After analyzing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Many Cancer Patients Worry Pandemic Will Impact Their Care: Survey
This study demonstrates the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Diet Change Cured One Woman's Rare Leg Ulcers
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 -- For people who have livedoid vasculopathy, which causes painful ulcers on the feet and lower legs, new research may bring newfound hope. The disease is a rare medical mystery with no known cause and no commonly accepted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tiger Woods Hospitalized Following Car Crash
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- Golfing legend Tiger Woods is in the hospital after his car flipped over in a Los Angeles neighborhood on Tuesday morning. " Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Guys, Exercise Will Boost Your Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- Testosterone levels tend to fall in older men, but a new study shows that exercise -- and not supplemental testosterone -- is the way to rejuvenate the aging male heart. Australian researchers found that without exercise,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lupus More Deadly for Asian and Hispanic Americans: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- More Asian and Hispanic people with lupus die prematurely than white patients, a new study reveals. Death rates in San Francisco were nearly six times higher than expected among Hispanic patients with lupus and four times... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Black, Hispanic Families Hit Hardest by Dementia
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- It can begin with the occasional missed bill payment. An inability to remember names. Telling the same story repeatedly. There may be personality changes or mood swings. Confusion. Over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Identical in Nearly Every Way, These Twins Even Had the Same Kind of Heart Attack
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- As identical twins who look alike, sound alike and even have the same mannerisms, Patricia Wood and Pamela Smith are used to people mistaking them for one another. Even before birth, their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Why Some'Super Ager' Folks Keep Their Minds Dementia-Free
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- Researchers may have uncovered a key reason some people remain sharp as a tack into their 80s and 90s: Their brains resist the buildup of certain proteins that mark Alzheimer's disease. The study focused on what scientists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-Linked Loss of Smell, Taste Can Linger for Many Months
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- By now, most folks know that a loss of smell and taste are a hallmark of COVID-19 infection, but new research shows it can continue up to five months after the virus first strikes. " It was apparent from the beginning of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Health Highlights: Feb. 23, 2021
  Trial of Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease Halted A clinical trial of a new gene therapy for sickle cell disease that's shown promise has been halted after two participants were diagnosed with cancer. Therapy developer Bluebird Bio said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

' What's Wrong With Me?' Young COVID Survivors Battle Long-Haul Symptoms
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- It's been nearly a year since David Speal, 38, first fell ill with COVID-19, but a racing heartbeat remains a regular reminder of his brush with the new coronavirus. Even the littlest thing -- not eating at the right time,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Older Adults Confused About Proper Use of Antibiotics: Poll
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- Many older Americans lack knowledge about antibiotics, with some admitting to using leftover medication, a new survey reveals. More than 2,200 adults, aged 50 to 80, were questioned. Nine out of 10 said they're cautious... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

From Sourdough to Sacrifice, How COVID Is Changing Americans' Values
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic transformed everyday lives in 2020, Americans began dwelling on a few key topics, sourdough bread among them. But we were also tweeting about and researching sacrifice, survival and death,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Your DNA Predict a Happy Marriage?
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- The DNA ties that bind: Marriage satisfaction may lie in your genes, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Arkansas looked at 71 newly married couples, asking them to complete a survey three months after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. COVID Death Toll Passes 500,000
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- President Joe Biden marked the unthinkable milestone of half a million Americans lost to coronavirus with a somber, candlelit ceremony at the White House on Monday night. " The people we lost were extraordinary, " Biden... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You've Got Tens of Thousands of Virus Species Living in Your Gut
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- Researchers have identified more than 140,000 viruses that live in the human gut, including half that were previously unknown. The number and variety of viruses found in more than 28,000 gut microbiome samples gathered... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even for Preschoolers, Healthier Hearts May Mean Healthier Brains
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- The link between heart-lung fitness and brain health may begin at an early age, new research shows. The study revealed that 4- to 6-year-olds who could walk farther during a timed test also scored higher on tests of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Got a Vaccine-Skeptical Relative? Here's How to Talk to Them
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- While more than 57 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the United States and many Americans eagerly await their turn to get a shot, not everyone wants one. Vaccine skepticism isn't new, but you may be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Grumpy? Depressed? Try a More Regular Sleep Schedule
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- A steady sleep routine may do more than keep you well-rested: New research suggests that the more swings in your slumber schedule, the worse your mood and depression symptoms are likely to be. Researchers from Michigan... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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New Variants Mean COVID Vaccines, Tests May Need Tweaking: FDA
MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2021 -- The emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants could require a quick pivot on the part of pharmaceutical and medical device companies, to help stay one step ahead of COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Short Course of Psychotherapy Can Help Ease Panic Disorder
MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2021 -- New research offers up hopeful news for the millions of people struggling with panic disorder. Two relatively brief types of psychotherapy can help alleviate the often-debilitating symptoms of this anxiety disorder. Fully... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chronic Heartburn Raises Odds for Cancers of Larynx, Esophagus
MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2021 -- People with chronic heartburn may face increased risks of several rare types of cancer, a large U.S. government study shows. Researchers found that among more than 490,000 Americans aged 50 and up, those with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news