Category: Health

Teen girls suicide attempts up dramatically in pandemic: study

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday that emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts by teenage...

Moderna Seeks FDA OK for Adolescent COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Moderna has filed for emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food...

Expiration Dates on Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Extended

By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) U.S. regulators have extended the expiration date on millions of Johnson...

Pandemic surges in Africa as it slows elsewhere

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Coronavirus cases continued to soar in Africa as they slowed elsewhere in the world for the sixth week in a row,...

LDCT Lung Cancer Screening May ID Aortic Stenosis Risk

Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to screen for aortic valve calcification during a lung cancer screening could identify those at risk for aortic stenosis, says...

Will We Need a Yearly COVID Booster Vaccine?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 As the number of people fully immunized against COVID-19 rises into the hundreds of millions, immunologists...

Brazil green-lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and up

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Brazil’s health regulator approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Friday for use in children aged 12 and up, though they will likely...

Florida Woman Dies From Dengue Fever

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The death of a Miami woman in her 30s from locally acquired dengue...

There Is No ‘Healthy Obesity,’ Study Finds

Latest Diet & Weight Management News FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) There is no such thing as healthy obesity, a Scottish study...

Deep learning with SPECT accurately predicts major adverse cardiac events

Prediction performance of DL compared to quantitative measures and Kaplan-Meier curves for quartiles of DL. Credit: Singh et al., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA....

Pandemic Boosted Drinking Among Americans Over 50

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Drinking rose among older Americans during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that...

Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Charges

Dartmouth’s medical school is dropping charges against students whom they accused of cheating by looking up course materials online during closed-book remote exams, according to...

‘Laughing Gas’ Treatment for Depression Shows Promise

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter When antidepressants fail to rein in hard-to-treat depression, the common anesthetic most know as “laughing gas” might be a safe...

UK says Delta variant 60 percent more transmissible

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The British government said Friday that the new Delta coronavirus variant is 60 percent more transmissible in households than the variant...

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D...

EMA Seeks More Data on Myocarditis After COVID-19 Shots

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) safety committee is continuing its review of myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines. “Currently, further analysis is needed...

Rideshare Apps Could Be Saving Lives, Study Shows

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) – You’ve heard it often: Don’t get...

Promising ovarian cancer treatment proves effective and efficient

Bioluminescence images overlayed with pictures of representative mice implanted intraperitoneally with luciferase-positive ovarian cancer cells (SKOV3) before and after treatment with Pb-214-TCMC-trastuzumab. Credit: Abdullah Metebi,...

Delta Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know

Highlights: Study finds two doses needed to block delta variant. 6,000 die from COVID-19 in single day in India....

As COVID Restrictions Ease, RSV and Other Viruses Re-Eemerge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s not just people coming out of lockdown: As COVID-19 restrictions...

Why COVID Could Cost Way More Money in 2021

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 COVID-19 could be a much more expensive experience for folks who fall ill this year, thanks...

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction to opioids and ultraviolet rays

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, according...

Plan, Be Flexible, Travel Safe

Highlights: Be smart. Only travel lif it makes sense for your situation.  Domestic may be safer than international.  ...

EMA Warns of New AZ Vaccine Side Effect

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Following a safety review, the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of...

Child Drownings in U.S. Pools, Spas Are on the Rise

WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) Pool and spa drowning deaths among U.S. children are spiking upwards, and restrictions related to the COVID pandemic may...