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Houston Has a Problem: All the COVID Variants of Concern
on March 3, 2021 at 9:37 pm
A team of researchers in Houston has sequenced the genomes of coronavirus from 20,400 COVID-19 patients treated at a single health system there, and they've found cases of all the major variants that public health experts say could increase the transmission of the virus or the severity of infection.
Why Blood Type May Matter for COVID Infection
on March 3, 2021 at 7:39 pm
A new study provides further evidence that people with certain blood types may be more likely to contract COVID-19.
Kids’ Dental Anesthesia: What Parents Should Know
on March 3, 2021 at 6:55 pm
A handful of tragic cases involving children who died during dental appointments have prompted a closer look at pediatric dentists’ growing use of anesthesia for kids having routine procedures like cavity fillings, root canals, and tooth extractions.
NIH Halts Trial of Convalescent Plasma for Mild COVID-19
on March 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm
According to the NIH, patients in a clinical trial with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms did not benefit from convalescent plasma treatment.
Social Media, Kids' Binge Eating Often Go Together
on March 3, 2021 at 4:43 pm
New research suggests hours spent scrolling through social media and watching TV trigger binge eating in preteens.
Choosing Generic Rx Drugs Could Save Medicare Billions
on March 3, 2021 at 3:54 pm
Wider use of prescription generic drugs could save Medicare nearly $2 billion a year, researchers say.
Biden Vows Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Adult in May
on March 2, 2021 at 10:02 pm
The president also said teachers, school employees and child care workers will be able to get at least their first dose in March.
Skipping Mammograms Raises Odds for Breast Cancer
on March 2, 2021 at 8:40 pm
New findings are concerning given the widespread delays and cancellations of preventative cancer screenings that took place during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WebMD Survey: Many Parents Back Kid, Teacher COVID Shots
on March 2, 2021 at 8:39 pm
A majority of parents of teens and preteens say they plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 within a year of the shots being authorized for use in children. But parents of younger age groups were less certain about their vaccination plans.
Could ADHD Raise Odds for More Psychiatric Illnesses?
on March 2, 2021 at 8:11 pm
Experts say the more pressing issue is making sure that children with ADHD get the care they need in the first place.
Black, Hispanic Communities' Concern Over Dementia
on March 2, 2021 at 7:15 pm
A new report finds U.S. racial and ethnic minority communities expect and experience more barriers when accessing dementia care.
Strep Throat Doesn't Worsen Tourette's, May Affect ADHD
on March 2, 2021 at 5:13 pm
A new sturdy finds strep throat doesn't appear to aggravate Tourette syndrome in youngsters, but may affect kids with ADHD.
'Telestroke' Care at Hospitals Is Improving Patient Outcomes
on March 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Consulting with a stroke specialist who could be miles away is helping to lead to better patient outcomes, new research shows.
Pot May Not Be the Best Rx for a Migraine
on March 2, 2021 at 2:41 pm
Marijuana use has been linked to rebound headaches, which can occur when pain medication is overused.
The Emotional Side of Lung Cancer
on March 1, 2021 at 11:12 pm
A condition like lung cancer can trigger a wide range of emotions such as grief, anger, and feeling helpless. Everyone is different, so there’s no “normal” way to feel. But no matter where you are in your journey, these strategies can help you cope.
Home Schooling: Pros, Cons, and What You Need to Know
on March 1, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Many parents turned to home schooling in the wake of pandemic uncertainty. If you’re thinking about it, here’s a look at the pros and cons, plus other things you need to know to get started.
What Are the Different Parenting Styles?
on March 1, 2021 at 6:41 pm
There’s no one set way to parent your children. Learn about the pros and cons of various styles.
A Day in the Life of My Heart Failure
on March 1, 2021 at 6:06 pm
Heart failure has slowed Aimee Rodriguez Zepeda down, but it hasn’t stopped her. Here’s how she manages the condition every day.
I Was Young and Full of Plans -- RA Was a Detour I Didn't Expect
on March 1, 2021 at 5:53 pm
While living with RA pain, I was struggling to see a picture of the future I wanted. But,10 years later, my dreams haven’t been crushed by RA.
Can You Get Rid of Pregnancy Stretch Marks?
on March 1, 2021 at 4:33 pm
Can you get rid of pregnancy stretch marks? Do stretch marks go away? What works to get rid of stretch marks after you’re pregnant? Learn about pregnancy stretch marks and what you can and can’t do to make them look better.