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How Moving the Homeless to Hotels During the Pandemic Helps Everyone

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Giving homeless COVID-19 patients a free hotel room for their quarantine and recovery pays huge health dividends for the entire...

Formaldehyde in Hair Straighteners Prompts FDA Warning

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- You might decide your frizzy locks aren't so bad after all, given a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that most...

When Facebook, Twitter Flag Posts as 'Unverified,' Readers Listen

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Readers pay attention when social media sites label an article as "unverified" or "suspicious," a new study suggests. But how an...

AHA News: Why Did Yankees Manager Get a Pacemaker, and How Does It Work?

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- With each beat of your heart, the muscle squeezes, feeding blood to the rest of your body. The...

Opioid Use (and Overuse) for Knee Arthritis Takes Big Financial Toll

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Opioids and arthritic knees are a costly mix, new research claims. "These data offer new evidence of the magnitude of the societal...

Big Paychecks Pay Off in Self-Confidence, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Can money buy you happiness? Maybe not, but a new study suggests it's linked to greater feelings of confidence and pride. Researchers...

It's Too Soon to Lift COVID Restrictions: Fauci

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (Healthday News) -- Coronavirus restrictions should not be lifted until the daily toll of new U.S. cases falls below 10,000, "and maybe...

Health Highlights: March 5, 2021

Anti-Parasite Drug Won't Help Against Mild COVID-19: Study A drug called ivermectin that's typically used to treat parasitic worms and has been viewed as a...

A Vaccine Against UTIs? New Mouse Study Brings Shot Closer

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Many women suffer through countless urinary tract infections (UTIs), but a new study in mice offers hope that a vaccine could one day...

Reassuring News for Women Taking Epilepsy Meds While Pregnant

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Toddlers whose mothers took certain epilepsy drugs during pregnancy are unlikely to have development delays, researchers say. The...

With 3 COVID Vaccines Approved, Is There a 'Best' Shot?

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Americans love to have choices, and now there are three COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States. But infectious...

Lockdowns Tied to Temporary Drops in Illicit Drug Seizures

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home orders...

More Data Suggests New Coronavirus Variants Weaken Vaccines, Treatments

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- There's new evidence that fast-spreading variants of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 are more resistant to antibody treatments...

Moderna COVID Vaccine Can Sometimes Trigger Delayed Skin Reactions

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- Some people given the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may develop a reaction at the injection site that can first appear more than a week...

Perils of the Pandemic: Scooters, Cleansers and Button Batteries

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- Fireworks, skateboards and button batteries are among the products associated with increased trips to the emergency room during the...

American Indians Face the Highest Odds for Stroke

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- While strokes strike many Americans, a new study shows the risk is particularly high among American Indians. Researchers already...

AHA News: Bypass Surgery Turned Doctor From Couch Potato Into Mountain Climber

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Because of the lack of oxygen at such lofty altitudes, Dr. Akil Taherbhai needed four hours to...

COVID Leaves Most Pro Athletes With No Lasting Heart Damage: Study

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- In some reassuring news for professional athletes, a new study finds very few develop inflammatory heart disease after being...

Catnip Might Be Your Next Mosquito Repellent

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- A common herb that makes your favorite feline high may hold the key to a mosquito-free summer in your backyard. Researchers say...

U.S. Hispanics at High Heart Disease Risk and Many Go Untreated: Report

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- Even after suffering a stroke, many Hispanic Americans still have uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure or other conditions...

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