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Dangerous COVID-19 Syndrome First Seen in Kids Also Strikes Adults

When the new coronavirus pandemic first began, respiratory distress immediately became the hallmark of severe COVID-19 illness. News reports focused on...

MRIs Might Be Safe for Patients With Implanted Heart Devices

For years, people with implanted heart devices have been told they can't undergo MRI scans. But a new study adds to evidence that, with certain measures...

FDA Approves Veklury (remdesivir) for the Treatment of COVID-19

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2020-- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the...

Hospitals Straining Under Weight of Surging COVID Case Counts

As the United States witnessed record-breaking daily coronavirus case counts over the weekend, public health experts warned that hospitals may soon reach...

Fading Sense of Smell Could Signal Higher Death Risk in Older Adults

If you're a senior who can't smell onions, smoke, chocolate or natural gas, it's time to see your doctor. Seniors who lose their sense of smell -- which...

More Evidence Masks Slow COVID's Spread

Here's more proof that masking up reduces transmission of COVID-19: A new Massachusetts study found that wearing face coverings resulted in a decrease...

Kidney Trouble Greatly Raises Odds for Fatal COVID-19

COVID-19 patients who have kidney disease or whose kidneys are damaged by the virus have a much higher risk of dying from the illness, a new study suggests. Researchers...

Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Five Pence Staffers Test Positive for COVID-19 Vice...

Social Media 'Kid Influencers' Are Promoting Junk Foods

Is your kid suddenly clamoring for a fast food meal or a sugary cereal you've never even heard of? He or she may have seen the product featured on a favorite...

Exercise Boosts Physical, Mental Well-Being of Older Cancer Survivors

Active older adults -- cancer survivors included -- are in better physical and mental health than their sedentary peers, a new study finds. More regular...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the Epidemic?

Covid has changed our lives. Lockdowns, self-isolation, canceled events, and mask-wearing….could anyone have imagined this last Columbus day? Everyone is under stress. Some notably more than others. But perhaps those who have been destabilized the most are the ones who struggle with addiction disorders. Experts are predicting a record year for opioid-related overdosages, surpassing lasts […]

BPA – Still widespread and still a concern.

In 2008, the Washington Post made national headline news with its front-page news article about the dangers of BPA  (Bisphenol-A), a chemical used to make sealants and a hard clear plastic called polycarbonate.  The FDA investigated, but according to their most recent safety assessment in 2014, still considers BPA  safe at the current levels occurring […]

Feeling the heat? Maybe your medication is to blame.

With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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