Category: Health

Suburban NYC County Residents Sue WHO Over Coronavirus Pandemic Response

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Residents of a suburban New York City county that was one of the earliest U.S. hot spots for the coronavirus sued...

New COVID-19 Tracking App May Find ‘Hotspots’ Across America

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2020, (HealthDay News) — With widespread testing still not a reality, a new phone app aims to help...

Social isolation linked to higher risk of hospital admission for respiratory disease in older adults

Social isolation is linked to a heightened risk of hospital admission for respiratory disease among older adults, suggests research published online in the journal Thorax....

Virtual ‘Highlights’ Event Replaces APA Annual Meeting

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 20, 2020 — In place of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2020 Annual Meeting, which was canceled on...

Signature STEMI Sign May Be Less Diagnostic in the COVID-19 Age

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The signature electrocardiographic sign indicating ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) may be...

States Mull Reopening as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Pass 728,000

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters SUNDAY, April 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As governors across America crafted plans to start easing social distancing...

Behavioral intervention, not lovastatin, improves language skills in youth with fragile X syndrome

UC Davis MIND Institute researcher delivering the behavioral intervention PILI to parents with youth with fragile X syndrome. Credit: UC Davis Health A UC Davis...

Every Obituary Deserves to Be Read

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 20, 2020 — I am looking outside my window on a Sunday evening. The day was...

Vent Debate Continues, Screening for Taste/Smell

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...

Benefits of Social Distancing Outweigh Economic Toll: Study

MONDAY, April 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The lifesaving benefits of strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic far outweigh their projected harm to...

NHS charging rules for non-residents ‘unworkable’ and harming wider UK health system

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The current NHS regulations for charging those not ordinarily resident in the UK for treatment, such as migrants and short term...

New Classification Urged for PFO-Associated Stroke

A call has been made for a new classification of ischemic stroke for patients who have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) that is thought to...

Even During Pandemic, Childbirth Safest in Hospital, Doctors’ Group Says

MONDAY, April 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Having your baby in a hospital is the still the safest choice, even during the coronavirus pandemic, updated...

Engineers design UV stations to aid healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Ultraviolet sterilization stations, built in the Watson School’s Fabrication Lab at Binghamton University, are being delivered to UHS and Lourdes for their fight against COVID-19....

Good News on Remdesivir’s Power to Treat COVID-19

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary data from two clinical trials using the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat...

Surge or No Surge, the Midwest Readies for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Longtime Mohs surgeon Marta Van Beek, MD, has spent much of her...

What Will Reopening America Look Like?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2020 — Dr. Tom Moore argued forcefully in favor of the stay-at-home order that has helped limit the spread...

Smoking only in early pregnancy still puts baby at risk

(HealthDay)—While quitting smoking during the first trimester slightly decreases the risk for low birth weight in newborns, any duration of maternal smoking during pregnancy is...

COVID-19 Drug Testing: Where We Stand

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There’s a lot of confusion about medications and COVID-19, so experts offer some answers. There are no...

Employers Cut Doc Pay, Withhold Bonuses: What’s Your Recourse?

Employed physicians have had to take large pay cuts, give up bonuses, go on leave, and have even been terminated. In many cases, these actions...

Lessons From the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The virus struck swiftly, stoking panic, fear and mistrust as it sickened millions and...

4 good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids

Credit: CC0 Public Domain About 55 million U.S. schoolchildren attend schools that have been closed or are being directly affected by the new coronavirus social...

Social Distancing Benefits Outweigh Economic Toll

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The lifesaving benefits of strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic far...

Want to Keep Cancer Patients and Providers Safe? Here’s How

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With careful review and some changes, cancer centers can provide effective...

White House, Congress Near Deal on Yet Another Coronavirus Aid Package

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters MONDAY, April 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The White House and Congressional leaders said Sunday they were close...