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Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk

Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain A new study finds older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for...

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a...

Obesity May Help Trigger Heavier Periods: Study

Latest Women’s Health News By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) Obese women can be more likely to have...

Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain India’s coronavirus epicentre Maharashtra went into a state-wide weekend lockdown on Saturday as the country battled exploding infection numbers and shortages...

Time to Move Away From Using Decontaminated Respirators

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today recommended that healthcare...

Non-Emergency Surgeries Are Rebounding, But Backlogs Remain

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) The coronavirus pandemic put elective ear, nose and throat surgeries in the...

Virus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

A medical worker inoculates a woman in Allahabad, India. The country is suffering a shortage of vaccines. Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens...

Lasting Norovirus Immunity May Depend on T Cells

Protection against norovirus gastroenteritis is supported in part by norovirus-specific CD8+ T cells that reside in peripheral, intestinal, and lymphoid tissues, according to investigators. These...

Pandemic Has Put Many Clinical Trials on Hold

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) Fewer clinical trials are being completed during the pandemic, which experts say...

Hands-free: Monkey plays video game

A monkey managed to play a video game via a brain implant Elon Musk’s startup devoted to meshing brains with computers was closer to its...

Fauci Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America’s health care workers, who “every single...

Kids With Autism Can Really Benefit From Exercise

FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Being active is good for most everyone, and new studies now show it can help kids with autism...

Trudeau calls for Canada regions to tighten COVID restrictions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday called on Canada’s provinces to tighten public health measures as an accelerating vaccination program fails...

12 Ways to Beat Loneliness

Whether you’re a social butterfly or a shy wallflower, you’re human and therefore wired for connection with others. After living through a year of social...

Parity Whether Anticoagulation Is Halted or Not for Unplanned Cath

Maintaining oral anticoagulation (OAC) throughout an unplanned cardiac catheterization confers no extra risk and might hold some advantages over periprocedural OAC interruption in patients on...

You’ve Got Fungi in Your Lungs, and That’s OK

FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) There’s more than one kind of fungus living among lung tissue, but people can breathe easy knowing these species...

Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX global initiative arrives in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. As many...

What You Can Do When Someone You Love Has PTSD

When a loved one has posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s important to know how you can help them and take care of yourself, too. The...

Several Vaccine Sites Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot After Adverse Reactions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several vaccine sites across the U.S. paused administration of the Johnson...

NIH Starts Trial Looking at Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) A new clinical trial will investigate whether people who are highly allergic or have what’s known as a mast...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions...

Dementia: What Is Dementia-Related Psychosis?

More than 2 million Americans have dementia-related psychosis. If you have a loved one who has dementia, you know that it can be a scary...

Study IDs Most Common Lingering Symptoms 8 Months After Mild COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Loss of smell, loss of taste, dyspnea, and fatigue are the...

No Proof COVID Vaccines Can Trigger Guillain-Barré Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) Two people in the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine trial developed Guillain-Barré syndrome, but it’s highly doubtful the vaccine...

Possible ‘missing link’ detected in COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 image from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A newly published UC Davis research paper pinpoints what could be “the missing link” in...