Category: Health

Take 10 With Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson Fashion designer, 77, Malibu, CA Last year, after having three seizures, you had...

Fewer Outpatient HF Med Adjustments on Dapagliflozin: DAPA-HF

The scope of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibition’s clinical benefits in DAPA-HF may be greater than already appreciated, suggests a prespecified secondary analysis of the heart...

COVID-19 Highlights Long-Term Inequities in Some Communities

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) Just as the coronavirus pandemic strains states and the nation, it also has stressed the resources of...

After good start on virus response, California loses ground

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain When the coronavirus pandemic first snowballed in the United States, California was hailed for its handling of the crisis. But now,...

Big Surprise Medical Bills for COVID Survivors

        Average out-of-pocket spending for these respiratory hospitalizations was $1,961 for patients with cheaper high-deductible plans versus $1,653 for patients...

ACR Issues Guidances for MIS-C and Pediatric Rheumatic Disease

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two new clinical guidance documents from the American College of Rheumatology...

Promising Results Mean Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Could Start by August

By Serena McNiffHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) Animal studies of a potential COVID-19 vaccine have been so encouraging that researchers plan to...

EU narrows down border list, US unlikely to make the cut

In this Saturday, June 13, 2020 file photo, people enjoy the warm weather on the beach in Barcelona, Spain. European Union envoys are close to...

Steph Curry Turns Focus to Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, basketball superstar Steph Curry has a message he wants everyone to hear. “It’s...

How Does the New Immigration Order Affect the Medical Community?

The suspension of most new work visas for entry into the United States, announced by President Trump on Monday, will not affect international medical graduates...

U.S. Has 2nd Day of Record Rise in New Coronavirus Cases; Young People Fueling Trend

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 As the United States reported yet another record-breaking number of new coronavirus cases on...

Repeated head impacts associated with later-life depression symptoms, worse cognitive function

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have long believed that a single traumatic brain injury (TBI) earlier in life may contribute to problems with memory, thinking...

Does COVID-19 Trigger New Cases of Diabetes?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Early in the coronavirus pandemic, doctors learned that people with...

Outpatient Diagnostic Delays Linked to EHR Usage, Design Flaws

Health information technology (HIT) is implicated in many of the missed test result follow-ups that lead to outpatient diagnostic delays, according to a new study...

COVID-19 Often Impacts the Brain, Study Shows

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) Patients with severe COVID-19 may be at risk for a variety of brain complications — from stroke to psychosis,...

More evidence of causal link between air pollution and early death

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Strengthening U.S. air quality standards for fine particulate pollution to be in compliance with current World Health Association (WHO) guidelines could...

Despite Predictions, Loneliness Not Rising for Americans Under Lockdown

“People may be checking in with each other more, and checking in with friends who they weren’t connecting with before,” Luchetti said. Maddux...

Physician Shortage Grows in Latest Projections

Fifteen-year projections for the shortage of primary care and specialty physicians in the United States grew to between 54,000 and 139,000 in the latest annual...

Vaccine Might Guard Against Bacteria That Cause Diarrhea in Kids

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) An experimental vaccine helps protect monkeys against bacteria that cause diarrhea in millions of children worldwide, researchers report. Bacterial...

St. Jude Cloud portal expands access to treasure trove of pediatric solid tumor data

An innovative, interactive cloud-based data portal debuted this week that lets academic researchers mine the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of scientific resources for...

Pandemic Hits Primary Care Practices Hard

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Huge declines in patient visits during the coronavirus pandemic have...

New Tx Guidelines, More Infections

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...

What Behaviors Will Shorten Your Life?

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 Smoking, drinking too much and divorce are among the social and behavioral factors most strongly...

Texas, Florida slow reopening as virus cases surge

Patrons at the West Alabama Ice House in Houston have beers before Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order that all bars are to be closed amid...

NBA to Use High-Tech Rings to Help Detect COVID-19

June 26, 2020 — When NBA athletes head back to the court next month, some may be donning new rings — but not the...