Category: Health

Blood Test Heralds New Era in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new blood test offers hope that doctors may soon...

Cooling Device Limits Esophageal Lesions From AF Ablations

Repurposing a device meant to cool patients after surviving a cardiac arrest allows cardiologists to minimize esophageal injury during radio frequency ablation for atrial fibrillation...

Spanking on the Decline in American Homes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) American kids have something to celebrate: Spanking has hit a new low. About one in...

Anti-viral strategy with double effect

The protease PLpro of Sars-CoV-2 plays a central role in the viral life cycle. By cleaving also proteins of infected cells, PLpro interferes with the...

Kidney Transplants Between HIV-Positive Individuals Yield Excellent Outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Kidney transplants from HIV-positive deceased donors to HIV-positive recipients yield excellent transplant and HIV outcomes, according to results from a...

Concussion Ups Odds for Many Brain Conditions

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) People with a history of concussion may face increased risks of certain psychological and neurological...

Online autism program thrives through challenges of COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Since its inception in 2015, the Autism Navigator program, which is housed in the Autism Institute at Florida State University, has...

Unfriend Hospital’s Name, Staff Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A local mask-wearing campaign, objections to a hospitals name, and a...

Final Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Get Underway

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) As the U.S. coronavirus case count passed 4.3 million on Monday, companies...

Decline in US cardiac deaths slowing, while county-level disparities grow

Credit: George Hodan/public domain After decades of progress in reducing overall, premature cardiac death rates in the U.S., a county-by-county population study has found the...

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccination Tied to Lower Dementia Risk

Vaccinations against influenza and pneumonia may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease (AD), two large observational studies suggest. In a cohort study of more than 9000...

Smoking Raises Aneurysm Risk for Women

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) Smoking significantly increases a woman’s risk of potentially deadly brain aneurysms, a new study warns. An aneurysm is a...

Telemedicine can help safety net providers expand access to medical specialists

Safety new medical providers can substantially increase their telemedicine services with modest investments in new staff and technology, a move that can help them expand...

More US Cardiologists Opting for Larger Practices

US cardiologists are increasingly opting out of solo or small practices, and joining larger practices, according to a new analysis of US data from 2013...

Survivors’ COVID Antibodies May Provide a Powerful Gift

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) Powerful antibodies found in certain COVID-19 survivors could treat patients with the disease and even protect against infection, researchers...

Prescribed CBD could help people quit cannabis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Results from the first-ever randomised clinical trial of CBD for cannabis use disorder suggests that prescribed doses of the non-intoxicating constituent...

Testing Falling Short, Residents Catch Virus at Party

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...

A Growing Threat to Health?

Latest Infectious Disease News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) Every summer seems to bring fresh warnings of toxic...

ADHD services map reveals major gaps in care, failing the vulnerable

New research has called for urgent action after creating a map that identifies gaps in services for adults with ADHD across the UK, leaving vulnerable...

Survivors’ COVID Antibodies May Be a Powerful Gift

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Powerful antibodies found in certain COVID-19 survivors could treat patients with the disease and even protect against...

Almost 20 Anesthesiology Residents Catch COVID After Attending Party

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The University of Florida (UF) Health is refusing to confirm a...

Phosphoprotein biomarkers to guide cancer therapy are identified

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Precision medicine in cancer treatment uses genetic changes in the cancer cells to select the best therapies for individual patients. Now...

Yet Another Study Finds Vaccines Are Safe

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Vaccines remain a “remarkably safe” way to protect human health,...

In a First, Proton Therapy Bests Radiotherapy in an RCT

In a first, proton beam therapy has demonstrated significantly reduced toxicity when compared with conventional radiotherapy in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in patients with...

Sharpen up on Your Sunscreen Knowledge

SATURDAY, July 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) Most American parents know that sunscreen is important for their children, but there are gaps in their knowledge of...