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29 Oct

How Is The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Your Diet, Exercise And Sleep Habits?

Our food choices seem to be improving, but that may be the only bright light, according to researchers.

28 Oct

Artificially Sweetened Drinks May Not Be Any Healthier For Your Heart Than Sugary Drinks

Higher consumption of both types of beverages increases risk for stroke and heart attack, researchers say.

27 Oct

What Is A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle?

3 Key Components To Protecting Your Heart.
Staying Active as You Age Not a Guarantee Against Dementia

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter October 29, 2020

Staying Active as You Age Not a Guarantee Against Dementia

Experts in healthy aging often cite the importance of leisure activities -- hanging out with friends, playing games, taking classes -- in maintaining your brain health as you grow older.

But a new study calls into question whether those enjoyable pursuits actually protect you against dementia.

Researchers found no link between middle... Full Page

For Some Women, Postpartum Depression Lingers for Years

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter October 29, 2020

For Some Women, Postpartum Depression Lingers for Years

Many women have depression symptoms after giving birth, but for some postpartum depression hangs on for years, a U.S. government study finds.

Of nearly 4,900 new mothers researchers followed, one-quarter had depression symptoms at some point in their child's first three years. And for about half of them, the symptoms either started early ... Full Page

Smog Could Increase COVID-19 Deaths by 15% Worldwide

Steven Reinberg October 29, 2020

Smog Could Increase COVID-19 Deaths by 15% Worldwide

Long-term exposure to air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19, a new study finds.

About 15% of deaths from COVID-19 worldwide could be due to long-term exposure to air pollution, the researchers said. In Europe, the proportion was about 19%, in North America about 17% and in East Asia about 27%.

These propor... Full Page

Fauci Calls for National Mask Mandate

Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters October 29, 2020

Fauci Calls for National Mask Mandate

America's leading infectious diseases expert called for a national mask mandate on Wednesday as coronavirus cases surged across the country.

After expressing regret that face masks haven't been more widely adopted, Dr. Anthony Fauci said for the first time on Wednesday that the United States needs a nationwide mask mandate to combat the ri... Full Page

Your Guide to Getting a COVID-19 Test

Steven Reinberg October 29, 2020

Your Guide to Getting a COVID-19 Test

Which type of COVID-19 test is best?

There are three types of COVID-19 tests. The molecular test, known as the PCR -- short for polymerase chain reaction - is considered the most accurate, particularly when taken deep in the nasal cavity.

"The sensitivity of the test is much better when you get that deeper specimen," said Dr. Cathari... Full Page

Asymptomatic Kids With COVID-19 May Also Carry Less Virus

Steven Reinberg October 29, 2020

Asymptomatic Kids With COVID-19 May Also Carry Less Virus

Most kids infected with COVID-19 who don't have symptoms have low levels of the virus, compared with symptomatic children, a new study finds.

Researchers said it's not clear why.

"While these findings provide some reassurance about the safety of asymptomatically infected children attending school, these unanswered questions suggest t... Full Page

Death Rates Are Dropping for New Yorkers With COVID-19 -- Why?

Steven Reinberg October 29, 2020

Death Rates Are Dropping for New Yorkers With COVID-19 -- Why?

Fewer New Yorkers than anticipated are dying from COVID-19, a new study reveals.

Death rates have dropped from the pandemic's early days because of a shift in the population that is getting infected to younger, healthier people who are more resilient, New York University (NYU) researchers reported.

For the study, the researchers coll... Full Page

1 in 3 Americans Prescribed Inappropriate Drugs

Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter October 29, 2020

1 in 3 Americans Prescribed Inappropriate Drugs

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) – More than one-third of older Americans are prescribed drugs they may not need, a new study finds.

In fact, these patients are prescribed twice as many drugs as needed and are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized or wind up in the emergency department. On average, they pay more than $450 a y... Full Page

Eli Lilly Antibody Drug Could Prevent COVID Hospitalizations: Study

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter October 29, 2020

Eli Lilly Antibody Drug Could Prevent COVID Hospitalizations: Study

An Eli Lilly-developed COVID-19 antibody drug that didn't help hospitalized patients might still prove effective in treating people with mild or moderate infections, new clinical trial data suggests.

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases pulled the plug earlier this week on a clinical trial aimed at people hospital... Full Page

For Some Black Women, DNA Could Magnify Racism's Toll on Health

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter October 28, 2020

For Some Black Women, DNA Could Magnify Racism's Toll on Health

Many aspects of daily living can trigger stress. But for Black women, everyday stressors plus racial discrimination and a specific genetic mutation may increase the risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease, researchers say.

The EBF1 mutation is found in roughly 2% of Black women and 7% of white people. And according to study c... Full Page

Lockdowns Got Your Teen Down? Here's How to Help

Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter October 28, 2020

Lockdowns Got Your Teen Down? Here's How to Help

If you're the parent of a teen, you had plenty to deal with before the pandemic began -- dramatic sighs, slamming doors, eye-rolling -- and that was only when your teen wasn't out somewhere with friends.

But the coronavirus pandemic brought your teen's social life to a screeching halt. No more in-person school, no more sports, no more club... Full Page

Ample Vitamins May Shield You From Colds

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter October 28, 2020

Ample Vitamins May Shield You From Colds

People who get enough vitamin A, D and E may be less likely to complain of coughs and sore throat, though it's not clear the nutrients are the reason why, new research suggests.

The study, of over 6,100 U.K. adults, found that those who consumed more of the vitamins were less likely to have "respiratory complaints" -- like coughs, "chest" ... Full Page

AHA News: Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

American Heart Association News October 28, 2020

AHA News: Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

You might assume that portraying video games as bad for your health would be as easy as shooting ducks on an old Nintendo.

Even a professional gamer like Noah "Nifty" Francis, 22, admits players aren't known for having great habits. Francis, who plays Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the Dallas-based Team Envy, knows people who play 14... Full Page

Five Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Steven Reinberg October 28, 2020

Five Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Strokes can happen any time, anywhere and at any age, which is why it's important to know how to reduce your risk, says the American Stroke Association.

First, check your blood pressure regularly.

"Checking your blood pressure regularly and getting it to a healthy range is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your ri... Full Page

How Teachers Can Manage Burnout During the Pandemic

Steven Reinberg October 28, 2020

How Teachers Can Manage Burnout During the Pandemic

Many teachers are suffering from burnout as they try to cope with teaching during a pandemic, worrying about managing students and dealing with anxiety about their own health.

But Ann Murphy, director of the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center at Rutgers School of Health Professions in New Jersey, says teachers... Full Page

COVID-19 Lockdowns Improved Air, Prevented Deaths

Steven Reinberg October 28, 2020

COVID-19 Lockdowns Improved Air, Prevented Deaths

Lockdowns in China and Europe to blunt the spread of COVID-19 resulted in better air quality and thousands of lives saved, a new study finds.

Researchers found that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations dropped 30% in China and 17% in parts of Europe.

PM2.5 are tiny airborne particles that come from combustion including indu... Full Page

NYC Transit Workers Hit Hard by COVID-19: Survey

Cara Murez October 28, 2020

NYC Transit Workers Hit Hard by COVID-19: Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a significant toll on New York City transit workers, who are grappling with illness, anxiety and the loss of colleagues.

About 24% of transit workers who participated in a pilot study led by New York University researchers reported having had COVID-19. About 76% said they knew a colleague who had died of the... Full Page

Most Americans Anxious About Climate Change: Poll

Steven Reinberg October 28, 2020

Most Americans Anxious About Climate Change: Poll

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2020 (Healthday News) -- Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are very anxious about the effect of climate change on the planet and more than half worry about its impact on their mental health, a new poll reveals.

The percentage of Americans who say climate change is probably or definitely affecting their mental health rose from 47... Full Page

Don't Let COVID-19 Keep You From Seeing Your Doctors

Cara Murez October 28, 2020

Don't Let COVID-19 Keep You From Seeing Your Doctors

Patients with chronic health problems don't need to put off seeing their doctors in person during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In fact, that could lead to other health problems, according to an expert from Rutgers Center for State Health Policy at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, in New Jersey.

In a news rel... Full Page

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