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Metformin Use for T2DM May Reduce COVID-19 Mortality

Diabetes is associated with increased odds of contracting COVID-19 and with increased COVID-19 mortality, while metformin treatment before diagnosis of...

Are the Moon's Phases Affecting Your Sleep?

Moonlight feels right, the '70s song insists -- and that old nugget might have been onto something. Your sleep waxes and wanes with the phases of the...

Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, Due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Content Above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) Limit

Kansas City, Missouri, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent...

Why Does 'Mono' Sometimes Turn Into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

While most people know about mononucleosis, the dreaded "kissing" disease that knocks down teenagers and young adults, many don't know there is a link...

COVID Antibody Treatments Exceed Expectations in Early Trials

There's some much-needed good news on both the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. On the treatment front, promising new data on two coronavirus antibody...

Aspirin Use Tied to Longer Bladder, Breast Cancer Survival

Aspirin use may improve survival for bladder and breast cancer, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in JAMA Network Open. Holli A. Loomans-Kropp,...

High Blood Pressure Often Mistaken for Menopausal Symptoms in Women

High blood pressure is often dismissed as part of menopausal symptoms in older women, experts say. And that could raise a woman's risk for heart trouble,...

Discovery Could Explain Why Black Americans More Prone to Colon Cancer

New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. The researchers examined age-related "epigenetic"...

Worse COVID Illness May Mean Stronger Immune Protection After

People who've recovered from severe COVID-19 may have stronger long-term immune protection from reinfection than those with milder illness, researchers...

New Coronavirus Variants Spreading Across U.S., White House Experts Say

New and more infectious coronavirus variants are beginning to appear in the United States, but all have remained vulnerable to the two vaccines now being...

Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2021

  U.S. Government to Increase Vaccine Deliveries to States In response to COVID-19 vaccine shortages, the U.S. government will increase vaccine...

AHA News: HousingLink Gives Families Fleeing Domestic Violence a Second Chance

For nearly two years, Ms. D's 8-year-old twins exclaim "Home sweet home!" every time they cross the threshold of their New York City apartment. Domestic...

Exercise Rehab Should Include Stroke Survivors, Study Suggests

Exercise programs that are standard for heart attack survivors can also benefit people who've suffered a stroke, a new pilot study suggests. Researchers...

Pandemic Has Greatly Slowed Pace of Cancer Research

To the ever-growing list of COVID-19's collateral damage, add one more casualty: cancer research. A new study indicates that during the first wave of...

There’s ‘A Path Forward’ to Reopening Schools, CDC Officials Say

With most in-person classes curtailed or canceled in schools across the United States since last spring, kids and their parents have had a really tough...

Nearly Half of Americans Want COVID Vaccine ASAP, Numbers Rising Since December: Poll

Nearly half of all Americans want to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can, a new poll suggests. That percentage is even higher among those who...

AHA News: Statistics Report Puts Spotlight on Pregnancy and Heart Health

Complications during pregnancy are widespread, becoming more common and often overlooked as warning signs about a woman's heart health. Which is why for...

Retired Doctors, Nurses Will Be Approved to Give COVID Vaccine, White House Says

Retired doctors and nurses are being called to the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus vaccination effort, the White House COVID-19 Response team announced...

COVID Survivor's Plasma Saves His Mother-in-Law's Life

A seriously ill, immunocompromised patient with COVID-19 was cured with an infusion of convalescent plasma from her son-in-law, according to a new study...

Heart Disease Remains No. 1 Killer, But COVID Will Have Big Impact

Heart disease is likely to remain the world's leading cause of death for years to come, partially due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an American...

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