Category: Health

Smokers Unmotivated to Quit Smoke More With e-Cigarettes

Not only does the use of e-cigarettes not help cigarette smokers who are unmotivated to quit, it has the opposite effect, according to results from...

After Diabetes, Stroke and Heart Attack, She’s Learning to ‘Fight Smart’

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Hyvelle Ferguson-Davis was reviewing paperwork at her office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when the headache started....

UK to introduce 14-day quarantine for international arrivals

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Travellers arriving in Britain will face 14 days in quarantine from next month to prevent a second coronavirus outbreak, the government...

Healthcare Worker Risk, Prone Positioning

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...

Your Sleep Habits May Worsen Your Asthma

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Getting too little or too much sleep may worsen asthma in adults, a new study finds. Researchers asked...

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers

A bioinspired technology enables machine-free droplet manipulation for potential rapid diagnostic urine testing for kidney stone patients. Credit: provided by Pak Kin Wong, Penn State...

‘Flavor of the Month’ or Valid COVID-19 Treatment?

On March 31, soon after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized emergency use of antibody-packed plasma from recovered patients with COVID-19, Marisa Leuzzi...

If Prescribed Opioids for Pain, Ask Lots of Questions: FDA

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If your doctor prescribes opioid painkillers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine or morphine for you, there are a...

Blood flow recovers faster than brain in micro strokes

Rice neurobiologists show that increased blood flow to the brain is not an accurate indicator of neuronal recovery after a microscopic stroke. The researchers created...

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2020

May 22, 2020 — Chemical sunscreens offer the best protection and beat out those with mineral or natural ingredients such as titanium dioxide...

U.S. Plans Massive Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Effort to Meet Year-End Deadline

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The United States plans a massive testing effort involving more than 100,000 volunteers and a half dozen or so of the most...

Women Less Likely to Get Standard Heart Medications

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — It’s a myth that heart attacks are a “man’s disease.” Yet a new research...

Researchers develop high-performance cancer vaccine using novel microcapsules

Strategy for utilizing self-healing microcapsules to modulate immunization microenvironments in cancer vaccination. Credit: WEI Wei Developing safe and efficient bioformulations using approved materials and ingenious...

How To Do Memorial Day Safely During Pandemic

May 22, 2020 — Memorial Day is often seen as the unofficial kickoff of summer, when families gather to fire up their grills or...

Hydroxychloroquine Has No Benefit, ‘Only Risks’ in COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, with or without azithromycin or clarithromycin, offer no benefit in treating patients with COVID-10 and, instead, are associated with ventricular arrhythmias and...

Lasting Spikes in Blood Pressure While Exercising Could Be Unhealthy Sign

Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged men and women who develop high blood pressure while performing...

US regulators approve new type of contraceptive gel

by Linda A. Johnson This May 2020 photo shows Phexxi, a contraceptive made by San Diego-based Evofem Bioscience. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday,...

Face Masks Can Help Prevent Viral Spread

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Face coverings may reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, a...

As Visits for AMI Drop During Pandemic, Deaths Rise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The drastic drop in admissions for acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) during...

Cooking More at Home? Diverse Food Cultures Can Expand Heart-Healthy Menu

Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — For many in the United States, dinner means...

Combinatorial screening approach opens path to better-quality joint cartilage

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a degenerative disease characterized by the gradual break-down of joint cartilage, which only exhibits limited regenerative capacity....

Pandemic Has Overburdened Parents Stressed Out

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If there’s such a thing as a “new normal” during...

Monovision Contact Lenses Raise Risk for Traffic Accidents

Monovision contact lenses, a common prescription, corrects each eye for a different distance, causing one image to be blurrier than the other and prompting some...

Not Wanting to Burden Busy Hospitals, She Disregarded Heart Attack Signs

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Every weeknight in April, Charley Bednarsh flung open the windows of her fifth-floor apartment across from...

New infections show virus accelerating across Latin America

A nurse talks to a COVID-19 patient at the Dr. Ernesto Che Guevara hospital, that exclusively treats new coronavirus cases, in Marica, Brazil, Thursday, May...