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Multiple Surgeries for Cleft Lip, Palate Won't Cause Major Psychological Damage

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 -- Having multiple surgeries for cleft lip and palate doesn't appear to have a major impact on children's mental health, a new study...

Follow Exercise Guidelines and You'll Live Longer, Study Says

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 -- Getting the recommended amount of exercise could cut your risk of early death, a new study indicates. U.S. government guidelines...

Injuries Shoot Up After Fireworks Laws Loosened in West Virginia

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 -- West Virginia loosened fireworks sales rules in 2016. And since then, the state has seen a 40% boom in fireworks-related injuries,...

U.S. Coronavirus Hospitalizations Spiking in South, West

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 -- As the daily toll of new coronavirus cases broke yet another record and topped 55,000 on Thursday, COVID-19 hospitalizations were also...

HIV May Not Worsen COVID-19 Outlook

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 -- People with HIV who were hospitalized with COVID-19 didn't have worse results than COVID-19 patients without HIV, new research...

Definition of 'Dog Years' Not as Simple as Multiplying by 7

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Mapping changes in the genome over time, researchers have developed a new formula to compare dog age with human age -- and it's not...

AHA News: To Everything There Is a Season, Including Heart Disease

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A growing body of research suggests heart attacks, angina and other heart events increase during...

COVID-19 Death Risk Twice as High in New York City as Some Countries

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- New York City's COVID-19 death rate was more than double that of some countries, and the city's oldest people had the highest risk of...

Asthma, Allergies Plus Pandemic May Pose 4th of July Challenges

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic makes planning for July 4th a challenge this year, especially if someone in the family has allergies or...

Stroke Appears 8 Times More Likely With COVID Than With Flu

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Both flu and COVID-19 can raise your risk for a stroke, but the odds appear to be eight times higher with the coronavirus, a new...

Animal Tests Point to Possible Path to Ultrafast Insulin

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- An experimental ultrafast-acting insulin could work four times quicker than current fast-acting formulas, researchers say. For the...

Scientists Find Source of COVID Clots

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- COVID-19 is linked to potentially fatal blood clots. Researchers now believe they've found out how they occur, which potentially...

MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Despite the existence of conventional medications to manage multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, a majority of patients also rely on...

Pandemic Means More Backyard Fireworks This Year -- And More Danger

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- With communities across the United States canceling Fourth of July celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, backyard fireworks are...

Fireworks Are Bad News for Your Lungs

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- A new threat has been added to the risks posed by fireworks -- they can release toxic metals that can damage your lungs. These...

New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 50,000 as More States Slow Reopening Plans

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- The daily tally of new U.S. coronavirus cases passed 50,000 on Wednesday, as more reopening plans across the country were slowed amid...

Could Threshold for COVID-19 Herd Immunity Be Lower Than Thought?

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Could young people going out and partying be the key to limiting the spread of COVID-19? Possibly, as a new mathematical model...

Biases Mean Men Dubbed 'Brilliant' More Often Than Women

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- When it comes to intelligence, men are more likely to be bestowed with the lofty attribute than women, a new study finds. These...

Health Highlights: July 2, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Promising Results for Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine in...

Americans Started Staying Put Early in the Pandemic, and That May Have Saved Lives

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 -- Americans began to travel less before states started to issue stay-at-home orders, and that may have curbed coronavirus case...

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