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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- New and more infectious coronavirus variants are beginning to appear in the United States, but all have remained vulnerable to the...

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- Retired doctors and nurses are being called to the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus vaccination effort, the White House COVID-19...

Are the Moon's Phases Affecting Your Sleep?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- Moonlight feels right, the '70s song insists -- and that old nugget might have been onto something. Your sleep waxes and wanes with...

Pandemic Has Greatly Slowed Pace of Cancer Research

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- To the ever-growing list of COVID-19's collateral damage, add one more casualty: cancer research. A new study indicates that...

Exercise Rehab Should Include Stroke Survivors, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- Exercise programs that are standard for heart attack survivors can also benefit people who've suffered a stroke, a new pilot study...

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Complications during pregnancy are widespread, becoming more common and often overlooked as...

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- While most people know about mononucleosis, the dreaded "kissing" disease that knocks down teenagers and young adults, many don't...

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- For nearly two years, Ms. D's 8-year-old twins exclaim "Home sweet home!" every time they cross...

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- 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...

High Blood Pressure Often Mistaken for Menopausal Symptoms in Women

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- High blood pressure is often dismissed as part of menopausal symptoms in older women, experts say. And that could raise a woman's...

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- A seriously ill, immunocompromised patient with COVID-19 was cured with an infusion of convalescent plasma from her son-in-law,...

COVID Antibody Treatments Exceed Expectations in Early Trials

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- There's some much-needed good news on both the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. On the treatment front, promising new data on...

Discovery Could Explain Why Black Americans More Prone to Colon Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. The researchers examined...

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- With most in-person classes curtailed or canceled in schools across the United States since last spring, kids and their parents...

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 deliveries to...

First People in the Americas Probably Brought Their Dogs

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- The relationship between humans and man's best friend is an enduring one. New research suggests that not only did dog...

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- 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...

Worse COVID Illness May Mean Stronger Immune Protection After

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- People who've recovered from severe COVID-19 may have stronger long-term immune protection from reinfection than those with milder...

Just 2% of U.S. Teens Eat Recommended Amount of Veggies

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 -- In findings that may ring true to parents, a new government survey shows that a paltry 2% of U.S. high school students are eating...

AHA News: Reversing Prediabetes Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- People who reverse their prediabetes may lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and death, a new...

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