Category: Health

Physical Jobs Tied to More Sick Leave, Earlier Retirement

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, May 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People with physically demanding jobs take more sick leave. They also have...

A new potential target for the treatment of alcohol-withdrawal induced depression

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Maintaining abstinence from alcohol can be exceptionally challenging. A main goal of addiction research has been to find out exactly why...

Sleep Burden Index Predicts Recurrent Stroke

A sleep burden index that considers multiple sleep-wake disturbances (SWDs) predicts subsequent cardio-cerebrovascular events during the 2 years after a stroke, preliminary results on an...

Sedative drug in combination with opioids may be especially dangerous

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Results from a study of adults with kidney failure suggest that taking both short-acting benzodiazepines and opioids may put patients at...

HCQ Trial Halted, Autopsy Lung Damage

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Optimal time to treat Huntington’s disease identified

A montage of three images of single striatal neurons transfected with a disease-associated version of huntingtin, the protein that causes Huntington’s disease. Nuclei of untransfected...

Nursing Homes Are Ground Zero for COVID-19

Facilities also have started dedicating specific floors, wards or buildings to house only people who are COVID-positive, the experts said. But more federal...

Antibody Testing Suggests Coronavirus More Widespread Than Expected in LA County

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In early April, far more individuals in Los Angeles (LA) County had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies than previously thought, suggesting that confirmed...

India backs hydroxychloroquine for virus prevention

Credit: CC0 Public Domain India’s top biomedical research body on Tuesday backed the use of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine as a preventive against coronavirus, after the...

Coronavirus Can Infect, Inflame the Thyroid

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An Italian teenager may be the first known case of...

Japan’s Small Clinics Driven to Brink as Virus-Wary Patients Stay Home

TOKYO, May 25 (Reuters) – As Japan eases coronavirus curbs following its first wave of cases, many small medical clinics are scrambling to stay afloat...

Fidget Spinner for Rapid Detection of Urinary Tract Infections

More than half of all women experience at least one episode of urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetime, with men also facing increasing risks...

Air filters shown to improve breathing in children with asthma

(HealthDay)—Daily use of a fine particulate matter air filtration device can significantly improve airway mechanics and reduce airway resistance in children with asthma, according to...

May 26, 2020 — A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

The United States is approaching 100,00 deaths officially attributed to coronavirus, but that didn’t stop people all over the country from crowding together for...

Mavacamten Phase 2 Results Hopeful in Nonobstructive HCM

An investigational, first-in-class agent showed hypothesis-generating promise in symptomatic adults with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a condition lacking in good treatment options, in an early...

Smartphone Measures Hemoglobin Levels in Photos of Eyelids

May 26th, 2020 Medgadget Editors Diagnostics, Informatics, Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health, Telemedicine Anemia is properly diagnosed using a blood test that measures...

Northern England hit harder by COVID-19 and effects will last longer

Credit: NHSA COVID19 is hitting the North hardest with its effects likely to last longest in the region particularly in deprived urban areas according to...

New Oral Testosterone Undecanoate Formulation Restores Normal Testosterone Levels

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new oral testosterone undecanoate formulation can restore testosterone concentrations to normal in hypogonadal men, researchers report. “Effective as other...

The coronavirus doesn’t exist in isolation—it feeds on other diseases, crises

Credit: CC0 Public Domain We may be in self-isolation, but the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly not. It isn’t isolated from other social, environmental and health...

Lung Rehab Needed After COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. If one word describes Eladio (“Lad”) Braganza, age 77, it’s “tenacious.”...

Spirituality linked to higher quality of life for stroke survivors, caregivers

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Higher spirituality among stroke survivors was strongly linked to better quality of life for them and their caregivers who may also...

Scientists fight online virus misinformation war

Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading as fast as the virus itself, posing a threat to public health With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu...

Children may not always grow out of being picky eaters: study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain If your preschooler often pushes their dinner plate away or wages battles against taking another bite of a vegetable they don’t...

Defects in developing frog brain can be prevented or repaired with bioelectric drugs

Nicotine induced defects in the frog embryo brain (center) can be rescued by transplanting an HCN2 expressing patch on the embryo far from the brain....

Study reveals first evidence inherited genetics can drive cancer’s spread

When researchers analyzed the immune cells in the tumors and grouped them by type, they found more cancer-fighting cells in mice with ApoE4. Credit: Elizabeth...