Category: Health

Coronavirus Cases Now Climbing in the Midwest

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) Midwestern states are starting to see surges in coronavirus cases, just as...

Countries tighten measures as global virus death toll nears 700,000

The reimposition of quarantine measures in the Philippines at short notice left many workers stranded France and the Netherlands are gearing up for stricter mask-wearing...

Repositioning Evolut Valves During TAVR Appears Safe

Repositioning the Medtronic Evolut R and Evolut PRO valves can be done with “acceptable” safety outcomes and low complication rates in intermediate- to low-risk patients, according to...

Many Older Americans Staying Strong in the Pandemic

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) Older Americans are feeling stressed by COVID-19 and prolonged social isolation, but they’re...

November U.S. election can be held safely, experts contend

(HealthDay)—With the 2020 presidential election just three months away, new research suggests an election can be held safely if stringent steps are taken to lower...

Two Monoclonal Antibody Trials for COVID-19 Launched

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Officials from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Eli Lilly...

Sustained High Blood Pressure May Damage Brain Vessels

Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (American Heart Association News) Having high blood pressure for long periods may increase the...

Many COVID-19 patients given useless antibiotics, study finds

(HealthDay)—Early in the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, many people landing in the hospital may have been given unnecessary antibiotics, a new study suggests. The findings come...

Pooled COVID-19 Testing Feasible, Greatly Reduces Supply Use

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Combining specimens from several low-risk inpatients in a single test for...

College Students Will Need COVID Tests Every 2-3 Days for Campus Safety: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) College students would need to be tested for COVID-19 infection every two to three days...

Research leads to simplified dosage of HIV medicine for children

Microscopic image of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID Children living with HIV can now benefit from an adapted, simpler combination therapy. In combination therapy,...

Monoclonal Antibodies, Pooled Hospital Testing

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...

Kids ‘Efficient’ Transmitters as COVID-19 Raced Through a Georgia Summer Camp

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) With school reopenings just a few weeks away, a report on how the new coronavirus...

Parasite resistance to antimalarial artemisinin derivatives now affecting Africa

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Resistance to artemisinin, the main component of the current antimalarial treatments recommended by WHO, is already widespread in South-East Asia, but...

When a Contagion Comes, Women Bear a Heavy Burden

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Suganya Prakash, 21, left at 8 a.m. from her home in a...

For a Longer Life, Any Exercise Is Good Exercise: Study

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) Want to live longer? Take the stairs, stretch or toss a volleyball...

TIGERTRIEVER XL Cleared in EU to Remove Large Stroke Clots

August 4th, 2020 Medgadget Editors Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology, Vascular Surgery Israel’s Rapid Medical has won European regulatory clearance to introduce its TIGERTRIEVER...

Dozens of pesticides linked with mammary gland tumors in animal studies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In an analysis of how regulators review pesticides for their potential to cause cancer, researchers at Silent Spring Institute identified more...

Adjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy Tied to Better Survival After Resection of Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adjuvant systemic chemotherapy following resection of isolated synchronous colorectal peritoneal metastases is associated with improved survival compared with active surveillance,...

How Streetlights Might Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) Cities around the world are increasingly turning to streetlights emitting so-called “blue light,” and it’s also common in smartphones,...

New head lice treatment approved for use in USA

Unlike other treatments, Xeglyze, a topical lotion, only requires one use to be effective. Credit: Wikipedia A new prescription head lice treatment, developed by University...

Who Is Tracking Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When police discovered the woman, she’d been dead at home for...

Nearly a Third of Young Black Americans Have High Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) High blood pressure is often seen as a...

France risks losing control of coronavirus: science council

Credit: CC0 Public Domain France could “change course at any moment” to a runaway spread of coronavirus, the government’s COVID-19 scientific council warned Tuesday as...

ACS Disagrees With CDC on HPV Vaccination in Adults

The American Cancer Society’s new guidance on human papillomavirus vaccination diverges from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations. The ACS has endorsed two...