Category: Health

Coronavirus deaths top 150,000 in worst-hit US

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Southern and western regions of the United States were grappling Thursday with a renewed surge of coronavirus infections as the death...

Wide Support for House Bill to Boost CMS Alternative Pay Models

A newly introduced House bill designed to strengthen the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and other Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) of the Centers for...

9/11 First Responders Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer’s: Study

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) First responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks appear to be at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, new...

making the indoors safer during COVID

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As schools prepare to reopen and more people are heading back to their offices and shared work spaces, Syracuse University Professor...

Low Vitamin D, Heart Damage After ‘Recovery’

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...

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Now in Final Phase of Testing

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. has entered the final phase...

Rapid antibody development yields possible treatment for yellow fever

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Yellow fever, a hemorrhagic disease that is common in South America and sub-Saharan Africa, infects about 200,000 people per year and...

Misinformation, Disagreement Hinder COVID Messaging

July 29, 2020 — A viral video touting hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19 is the only the latest in a series of rumors,...

AAP Issues Apology for Past Racism

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today issued a formal apology for past racism and included quotes from board meetings in the 1940s that illustrate...

COVID-19 ‘Super Spreaders’ Quickly Fill Room With Virus — But Masks Help

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) Face masks can help prevent the spread of...

New drug targets for lethal brain cancer discovered

Glioblastoma (histology slide). Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 More than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma—the most aggressive type of brain cancer—offer promising...

Hydroxychloroquine No COVID Cure, Experts Warn

July 29, 2020 – Experts are warning about messages in a controversial video shared by President Donald Trump touting the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as...

$5 Million Competition for New Rapid COVID Test

A new $5 million, 6-month competition aims to develop faster, cheaper, and easier-to-use testing methods for the virus that causes COVID-19. The competition, sponsored by...

When Tackling a Problem, Pigs and Pooches Have Different Strategy

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) You might say this is a tale about sheer pig-headedness. Hungarian researchers wondered how two popular family pets —...

Romania imposes new restrictions after virus surge

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Romania on Wednesday adopted new measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, including shortening working hours for bars and...

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...