Category: Health

Pets May Get COVID-19 More Than Realized

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 There are “substantial” rates of coronavirus infection in dogs and cats whose owners have COVID-19, new research shows. The researchers also...

WHO endorses protocol for virus herbal medicine trials

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other...

The List of Retracted COVID-19 Papers Is up to 33

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. To the list of COVID-19 papers that have been retracted so...

PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)may significantly increase the risk of dementia later in life, according to a new study. The...

‘Power of positive’: Michigan conjoined twins separated

Alyson and Phil Irwin the parents of 1-year-old conjoined twins Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin visit at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., on...

‘Cautious’ DOAC Underdosing in AF May Push Mortality Higher

The risk for death goes up for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are put on direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) at dosages other than those...

Details Emerge on Unexplained Illness in AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine Trial

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (Healthday News) New details surfaced on Thursday on an unexplained neurological condition that struck...

Polio vaccine in the crossfire of misinformation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As scientists around the world rush to find a vaccine to stem the spread of COVID-19, another deadly disease, polio, has...

More Women Specialists, but Gender Pay Gap Persists

More women physicians are becoming specialists, a Medscape survey finds, and five specialties have seen particularly large increases during the last 5 years. Obstetrician/gynecologists and...

Controversial COVID Testing Guidelines Posted on CDC Website Without Scientific Review

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) officials wrote a controversial recommendation about COVID-19 testing that appeared on the...

Study sheds light on cancer treatment, COVID-19

Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology at the UC College of Medicine and lead author. Credit: Colleen...

Ustekinumab May Trigger Acute CV Events Early in Treatment

Initiating treatment with the interleukin-12/23p40–targeting monoclonal antibody ustekinumab may trigger early severe cardiovascular events (SCEs) in susceptible patients, according to a large French case-time-control analysis. Investigators...

Another Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) Yet another rapid COVID-19 test has proven its mettle in spotting infection...

Trump touts swift vaccine as Europe battles virus second wave

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain US President Donald Trump said Friday he expects enough COVID-19 vaccines “for every American” will be produced by next April, as...

Two Cardiac MR Articles Pulled for Research Misconduct

Two studies touting the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for noninvasive detection of coronary microvascular dysfunction have been retracted on the basis of findings...

Getting a Hip Replacement? Choice of Hospital Can Be Crucial

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a spotlight on...

CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 file photo, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield pauses while speaking at a Senate...

Lower Rituximab Dose as Effective, Safer in MS

Further data suggesting that a lower dose of rituximab seems to offer similar effectiveness with a better safety profile than higher doses commonly used have...

Almost 90,000 Young American Adults Will Get Cancer This Year: Report

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) Nearly 90,000 Americans between 15 and 39 years of age will be diagnosed with cancer...

Trump expects enough COVID-19 vaccines for every American by April

Credit: CC0 Public Domain US President Donald Trump said Friday he expects enough COVID-19 vaccines “for every American” will be produced by next April, and...

Researchers Identify Five Cognitive Phenotypes in MS

Researchers have identified five cognitive phenotypes among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The lead researcher described the clinical characteristics and MRI findings unique to each...

Pregnant Women With COVID-19 at High Risk for Complications

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) COVID-19 may hit pregnant women especially hard, U.S. health officials warned in two reports. In one report, scientists from...

COVID-19 death toll unacceptably high: WHO

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The COVID-19 weekly death toll of around 50,000 lives is unacceptably high, the World Health Organization said Friday as the one...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies from Pancreatic Cancer

Sept. 18, 2020 — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing jurist and the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Friday. She...

Medicare Will Test Pay Models for Radiation Oncology, Dialysis

Beginning in 2021, Medicare will test alternative methods of paying for radiation oncology and dialysis, with the giant federal insurer saying it is seeking to...