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First U.S. Case of China Coronavirus Diagnosed
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

The male patient in Washington state was hospitalized with pneumonia last week and had recently traveled to Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in China where the outbreak is thought to have begun.

Brain Waves Explain Sleep Woes in Kids with Autism?
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

The study found that the brain waves of children with autism are, on average, 25% weaker (shallower) than those of children without autism.

Taylor Swift's Mother Has Brain Tumor
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

While Taylor Swift's mother was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, doctors discovered that she also had a brain tumor

Could a Kid's Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

The study also noted that parents may play a key role in development of the particular bacteria in their child's gut (collectively known as the microbiome).

Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

Parents did seek alternatives to the standard pediatrician sick visit, including treatment at urgent care and retail clinics as well as telemedicine consults. These visits accounted for about half of the decrease in pediatric sick visits, the study found.

FDA: Skin Absorbs Untested Sunscreen Chemicals
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

It shows that the six active ingredients tested were absorbed into the body. Some continued to be elevated beyond the FDA’s threshold of concern for 3 weeks after the people in the study stopped putting them on their skin.

Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

In an appearance on Good Morning America, the 71-year-old musician also said he was diagnosed with pneumonia and suffered a fall in his Los Angeles home in the past 12 months, People reported.

Millions With Heart Disease Use Pot, Risking Harm
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

Research has found that heart disease patients develop chest pain more readily if they smoke pot, while other studies suggest that marijuana use might even serve as a heart attack trigger, the review found.

Deadly New Coronavirus Can Spread Between Humans
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

The finding could raise fears that the infection might not require contact with infected animals to occur, and could spread among people more rapidly.

3 U.S. Airports to Screen for Chinese Coronavirus
Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020

Travelers from China will now have to undergo enhanced screening at three major U.S. airports for symptoms of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in China

Could Your Fitbit Help Detect the Flu?
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

Research has shown that young men with fevers had increases in their resting heart rate of about 8.5 beats per minute (bpm) for about every 2-degree Fahrenheit increase in body temperature.

Confronting Racial Bias in Maternal Deaths
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country, and African American women like Kira are overly affected

Are Doctors Throwing Away Potential Donor Kidneys?
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests.

Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Than Thought
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say.

Racy Slogans Halt Utah Condom Distribution Plan
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert halted the distribution of 100,000 condoms that were part of an HIV-prevention effort due to racy messaging.

Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

American teens aren't getting enough sleep, which can lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Flu Shot No Match for 'B' Strain, Season Rages On
Posted on Thursday January 16, 2020

According to the CDC's estimates, there have been at least 9.7 million illnesses, 87,000 hospitalizations, and 4,800 deaths from flu this season.

Diet Drug Belviq May Raise Cancer Risk: FDA
Posted on Thursday January 16, 2020

Health care providers should weigh the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks when deciding whether to prescribe or continue patients on the medication, the FDA advised.

CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain Romaine Lettuce
Posted on Thursday January 16, 2020

But as of Wednesday, the outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to the lettuce "appears to be over," the CDC said in a statement.

Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring
Posted on Thursday January 16, 2020

Medicaid spending on 15 MS drugs increased from $453 million to just over $1.3 billion between 2011 and 2017


 

 

 

 

 

 

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