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FDA Warns Consumers to Not Use Ivermectin for COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer update last week regarding the use of ivermectin for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. The...

Excess Belly Fat at Menopause Could Boost Heart Risks

If you are approaching menopause and you have some extra belly fat, new research suggests you might want to shed some inches now. Women who carry weight...

Even 1 Dose of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID Vaccines Offer Good Protection for People Over 80

Just one dose of the Pfizer or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines significantly reduces the risk of hospitalization for COVID patients in their 80s with preexisting...

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of March 1 to...

Device Used for Thousands of Years Eases Major Cause of Female Urinary Problems

Many women with pelvic organ prolapse may get lasting relief from a treatment that's been around for a few thousand years, a new study suggests. With...

No Sense of Smell After COVID-19? Therapies Can Help Bring It Back

So, you had COVID-19 a few months back and you still can't smell that first steaming cup of coffee in the morning. Is there anything you can do to hasten...

Had Sinus Surgery? Better Skip Nasal Swab COVID Test

If you've had major sinus or skull base surgery, you should talk with your ear, nose and throat doctor before getting a COVID-19 nasal swab test, researchers...

Global Warming Could Make Survival in Tropics Impossible: Study

Limiting global warming to targets proposed in the Paris Agreement could keep tropical regions from reaching temperatures that are beyond human tolerability,...

Obesity a Big Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19, Study Confirms

Yet another study confirms what doctors have long known: Being obese greatly raises the odds that if you contract COVID-19, your case could be a severe...

Health Highlights: March 8, 2021

  U.K. Schools Reopen With Extensive COVID-19 Testing A rigorous coronavirus testing system will be in place as U.K. students return to school Monday...

Could a Drug Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in Those at Risk?

Just two weeks of treatment with an experimental drug can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes by several years, researchers report. The drug, called teplizumab,...

Pandemic Stress Has More Americans Grinding Their Teeth

Lockdowns have you stressed? The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that more people are grinding their teeth as they try to cope with the pressures...

New First Look at the Tiniest Babies' Lungs

Researchers who recorded the most detailed images ever made of newborns' lungs as they took their first breaths say the breakthrough could improve treatment...

Most Older Americans Need Hearing Checks, But Many Aren't Getting Them

Even though research has shown that at least 50% of older adults suffer some degree of hearing loss, a new study finds that most aren't getting their hearing...

Which Americans Live Longest? Education Matters More Now Than Race

A four-year college degree is becoming the key to living a longer life in the United States, a new study argues. In fact, education appears to be a more...

Merck Presents Results from Phase 1 Trial Evaluating Investigational Islatravir Subdermal Implant for the Prevention of HIV-1 Infection at CROI 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE) March 8, 2021 -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced results from a Phase 1 study evaluating...

Globalization of Cancer Trials Tied to Lower Enrollment of Blacks

The globalization of cancer clinical trials is associated with a widening racial disparity in enrollment, according to a study published online March 8...

Suicide Decedents in Child Welfare System Had Used Health Services

Suicide decedents in the child welfare system are more likely to have been diagnosed with mental and physical conditions and to have accessed mental or...

Wildfire Smoke Is Especially Toxic to Lungs, Study Shows

Fine particles in wildfire smoke pose a far greater threat to the lungs than similar particles in vehicle exhaust and other types of air pollution, researchers...

Inflammatory Heart Disease After COVID-19 Rare in Athletes

Few cases of inflammatory heart disease have been detected among professional athletes who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a study published...

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