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  • Microplastics Seeping Out of Baby Bottles: Study
    on October 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Infants are likely exposed to an average daily dose of nearly 1.6 million microplastic particles through baby formula they drink from heated plastic bottles, researchers estimated in the Oct. 19 issue of Nature.

  • New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Help Tough Cases
    on October 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    The drug, marketed under the brand name Rinvoq, also helped twice as many patients enter remission from their rheumatoid arthritis, according to a report in the Oct. 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Big Babies May Face Higher Lifelong A-Fib Risk
    on October 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    The association between birth weight and a-fib is controversial, which led the authors of this study to investigate it. Using a special data analysis technique, the researchers concluded that there was a link between greater birth weight and an increased risk of a-fib later in life.

  • More Women Trying Pot to Manage Menopause
    on October 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    THC helps lower body temperature, which can help with hot flashes. Pot’s mellowing effects may help settle your mood and improve sleep, but everyone’s reaction may differ.

  • Expert: Darkest Weeks of Pandemic Are Yet to Come
    on October 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Osterholm said the United States has “a major problem in messaging” about the pandemic response, as evidenced by polls showing high skepticism about a coronavirus vaccine.

  • States Get Ready for Complex COVID Vaccine Plans
    on October 19, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    The CDC had set a deadline of this past Friday for all 50 states, nine territories, and five large cities to submit their draft plans to distribute the vaccine.

  • FDA Warns of Painkiller Risk During Pregnancy
    on October 16, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    The FDA warned on Thursday that taking widely used painkillers called NSAIDS -- which include Advil, Motrin, Aleve and Celebrex -- at 20 weeks or later in a pregnancy could raise the risk of complications.

  • Patients Getting Surprise Bills After Colonoscopies
    on October 16, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Many Americans who get recommended colon cancer screening may end up with  "surprise" medical bills, a new study suggests.

  • No Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Before Election
    on October 16, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Even though Pfizer could have preliminary data about the vaccine's effectiveness by the end of October, gathering safety and manufacturing data would take until at least the third week of November, Dr. Albert Bourla said in the statement.

  • Chinese COVID Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    on October 16, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    By the 42nd day after vaccination, all had antibody responses to the virus, according to researchers.

  • Heart Defects Don't Increase Risk of Severe COVID
    on October 16, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Among the 43 adults and 10 children with a congenital heart defect who were infected with COVID-19, 58% had complex congenital anatomy, 15% had a genetic syndrome, 11% had pulmonary hypertension and 17% were obese.

  • Despite Gains, Diagnosing RA Remains a Race Against Time
    on October 15, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Doctors have made big leaps in recent years to catch rheumatoid arthritis early. But diagnosis still takes too long, costing people valuable time to prevent long-term damage to their joints.

  • Is Apathy an Early Sign of Dementia?
    on October 15, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    The nine-year study of more than 2,000 older adults -- average age 74 -- found that people with severe apathy (a lack of interest or concern) were 80% more likely to develop dementia during the study period than those with low apathy.

  • Low Brain Blood Flow May Spur Alzheimer's Hallmark
    on October 15, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Offering fresh insight into the deep-seated roots of dementia, new research finds that diminished blood flow to the brain is tied to buildup a protein long associated with Alzheimer's disease.

  • Pandemic Impact: The News You Watch Might Matter
    on October 15, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    The study found that folks drawn to conservative-leaning TV news were much less likely to follow COVID prevention guidelines.

  • Young Women at Higher Risk from Heart Attacks
    on October 15, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Women had a 1.6-fold increased risk of dying from other causes during the follow-up, according to the study published Oct. 14 in the European Heart Journal.

  • Scientists Slam White House for Herd Immunity Claim
    on October 15, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Within hours of the White House call supporting the Barrington declaration, public health experts condemned the Trump administration’s embrace of the declaration and its approach.

  • Hard to Change Minds of 'Vaccine-Hesitant' Parents
    on October 14, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Even though those parents are not "adamantly" opposed to vaccinations, it can still be hard for pediatricians to allay their concerns, said Jason Glanz, lead researcher on the study.

  • Curbing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity
    on October 14, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Limiting TV ads for sugary, salty and high-fat foods and drinks might help reduce childhood obesity, British researchers suggest.

  • Blood Type May Predict Your Risk For Severe COVID
    on October 14, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Among the COVID-19 patients, there was a lower percentage of people with blood type O and higher percentages of those with with types A, B and AB.

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