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29 May

Vaping Ups Your Risk Of Gum Disease, New Study Finds.

Just a few months of vaping can put you on the brink of oral disease, researchers say.

28 May

Can Marijuana Help Control the Pain Caused by Arthritis?

A growing number of Americans are using marijuana for musculoskeletal conditions, study finds.

Coronavirus Was Already Spreading in U.S. in January: Study

Coronavirus Was Already Spreading in U.S. in January: Study

More evidence has surfaced that the COVID-19 coronavirus was circulating in the United States as much as a month prior to the first confirmed local case in February, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

Genetic analysis of early cases suggests a single line of coronavirus imported from China began circul...

Protect Yourself From Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer

Protect Yourself From Sun to Prevent Skin Cancer

Headed to the beach or park for a little fresh air? Don't forget your sun protection, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) advises.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans, but many don't protect themselves from harmful UV rays.

Sixty percent of respondents to an AAD ...

Placenta's Hidden Mysteries Revealed in MRI Study

Placenta's Hidden Mysteries Revealed in MRI Study

MRI imaging has uncovered key differences in blood flow to the placenta in pregnant women who are healthy and those with preeclampsia.

That could help explain why babies born to mothers with preeclampsia -- dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy -- are often smaller and premature, according to researchers at the University o...

Very Early-Stage Breast Cancer Ups Long-Term Odds for Invasive Tumors: Study

Very Early-Stage Breast Cancer Ups Long-Term Odds for Invasive Tumors: Study

Women with cancerous cells in their milk ducts -- also known as DCIS -- are at a high risk for developing fatal breast cancer, British researchers report.

DCIS is short for ductal carcinoma in situ, an early form of breast cancer. With stepped-up breast screening, it has become an increasingly common diagnosis.

Though it's no...

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be 'Game Changing,' Researchers Say

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be 'Game Changing,' Researchers Say

For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections -- and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke, a clinical trial has found.

The drug, called relugolix, is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If it gets the green light, however, it would be "game-...

High-Potency Pot Tied to Big Rise in Psychiatric Issues

High-Potency Pot Tied to Big Rise in Psychiatric Issues

Marijuana has long been linked to a host of mental health risks, but the potent strains sold today may amplify those dangers, new research suggests.

"We know that people who use cannabis are more likely to report mental health problems than those who don't use cannabis, but we don't fully understand how recent increases in the strength...

DVT Clots Strike Many Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients: Study

DVT Clots Strike Many Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients: Study

In a small French study, three-quarters of all COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care went on to experience a dangerous blood clot in the leg that can travel to the lungs and potentially cause death.

Known as a DVT, the condition first gained notoriety as so-called "economy class syndrome," when passengers on long-haul flights d...

AHA News: Inherited High Cholesterol May Be Common in People With Heart Disease

AHA News: Inherited High Cholesterol May Be Common in People With Heart Disease

An inherited disorder that causes high cholesterol early in life appears to affect about 25 million people worldwide, but it is especially common among people with cardiovascular disease, new research suggests.

The findings, published Friday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, "make a strong case" for screening program...

As Hard-Hit Areas of America Show Slowing in Coronavirus Cases, Other Regions See Spikes

As Hard-Hit Areas of America Show Slowing in Coronavirus Cases, Other Regions See Spikes

FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While the spread of coronavirus has slowed in some of the hardest-hit areas of America, other parts of the country were seeing worrying spikes in cases by Friday.

New York City, once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, announced plans Thursday to ease restrictions af...

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Is COVID-19 'One and Done?' Experts Ponder Odds for Reinfection

Is COVID-19 'One and Done?' Experts Ponder Odds for Reinfection

Let's say you're one of the more than 1.7 million people in the United States who've contracted COVID-19, and you've been fortunate enough to shake off the virus and recover.

What happens when you encounter the COVID-19 coronavirus again?

Reinfection is a major concern among public health officials as the nation moves toward ...

Big Need for Blood Donations as Postponed Surgeries Resume

Big Need for Blood Donations as Postponed Surgeries Resume

As U.S. hospitals resume procedures put on hold by the coronavirus outbreak, there's an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, the American Red Cross says.

Following a sharp decline in demand for blood products that began in early April, hospitals' needs have recently spiked 30%.

"Blood donors are essential to ensu...

Pandemic Having More Impact on U.S. Hospitals Than Thought: Study

Pandemic Having More Impact on U.S. Hospitals Than Thought: Study

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the United States spend more time in the hospital and are more likely to require intensive care than patients in China, a new study says.

The findings suggest that the coronavirus pandemic may be putting greater strain on U.S. hospitals than previously assumed, according to researchers.

"The ...

Your Eyewear and COVID-19 Safety

Your Eyewear and COVID-19 Safety

Coronavirus-related safety is crucial if you wear contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, experts say.

While the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends limiting use of contact lenses and switching to eyeglasses during the pandemic, the American Optometric Association says there's no evidence that wearing contacts in...

Prescriptions for Discredited COVID Drugs Surged 2,000% After Trump's Support

Prescriptions for Discredited COVID Drugs Surged 2,000% After Trump's Support

A new study finds that prescriptions rose sharply for two anti-malarial drugs that President Donald Trump claimed could help prevent or treat COVID-19.

This happened despite the fact that multiple studies found the medicines might only bring harm to patients with coronavirus illness.

The study, conducted by researchers at Har...

1 in 10 Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients With Diabetes Dies: Study

1 in 10 Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients With Diabetes Dies: Study

Ten percent of COVID-19 patients with diabetes die within a week of entering the hospital and 20% need a ventilator to breathe by that point, a new French study found.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 1,300 COVID-19 patients with diabetes, average age 70, who were hospitalized in France during Mar...

Hydroxychloroquine May Worsen Odds for Cancer Patients With COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine May Worsen Odds for Cancer Patients With COVID-19

As the evidence piles up that a malaria drug touted as a possible coronavirus treatment by President Donald Trump may instead harm patients, a new study shows the same might hold true for cancer patients with COVID-19.

Researchers found that cancer patients with COVID-19 who receive both hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromyc...

Emergency Transport Can Surprise Many With Big Bills

Emergency Transport Can Surprise Many With Big Bills

Money is the last thing on anyone's mind during a medical emergency, but new research shows many patients could be hit with huge bills for that ambulance drive or helicopter flight to the hospital.

Quick response is crucial for people who have major injuries or require urgent care for serious health problems, and emergency dispatchers ...

More Patients Turning to Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Pain

More Patients Turning to Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Pain

Lots of people are using medical marijuana to treat their arthritis and other muscle aches and pains, often without consulting their doctor, a new study reports.

As many as 1 in 5 patients who consult an orthopedic surgeon for chronic musculoskeletal pain are using a cannabis product to treat them, Canadian researchers found.

"We...

'Major Financial Hardship' Hits Most Patients Battling Advanced Colon Cancer

'Major Financial Hardship' Hits Most Patients Battling Advanced Colon Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can deliver a double blow -- along with dealing with a serious health crisis, you also need to worry about how your treatment is going to affect your finances.

Nearly three out of four people with advanced colon cancer that spread to other parts of their bodies experienced major financial hardships within a year of ...

Tumors Have Their Own Bacterial Colonies That Could Guide Cancer Care

Tumors Have Their Own Bacterial Colonies That Could Guide Cancer Care

The human body is teeming with bacteria, and a new study finds the same is true of many cancers -- raising questions about what role microbes might play in the diseases.

Researchers have already known that tumors in certain areas of the body -- like the gut -- harbor bacteria of their own. But the new research reveals that a range of c...

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