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Judge: Hospital Doesn’t Have to Give Patient Ivermectin

Mer, 08/09/2021 - 09:22

An Ohio judge ruled that a hospital does not have to give a patient the drug ivermectin as part of COVID-19 treatment because it hasn’t been proven effective, even though a doctor prescribed it.

Do Your Sleep Habits Trigger Migraines?

Mar, 07/09/2021 - 21:36

Do sleep deprivation and poor bedtime habits cause migraine headaches? Get the latest migraine facts.

TikTok Creator Shortly Before COVID Death: ‘Get the Vaccine’

Mar, 07/09/2021 - 19:27

TikTok creator artist Alexandra Blankenbiller posted her last video on Aug. 15 from her hospital bed. Voice raspy, breathing with the help of a machine, she pleaded with her followers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Medical Journalists Issue Statement on Health Dangers of Global Warming

Mar, 07/09/2021 - 19:07

The message from editors of more than 230 medical journals worldwide is clear: Climate change is making people sick – and it's going to get worse.

Your Smartwatch Says You’re in AFib. Now What?

Mar, 07/09/2021 - 17:01

A new generation of wearable devices enable patients to catch atrial fibrillation earlier than ever. Is that a good thing?

Americans' COVID Medical Bills Are Set to Rise

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 19:43

COVID-19 care is likely to get more expensive for Americans with the expiration of insurers' temporary waivers on costs associated with treating the illness.

Scientists in Danger in Afghanistan, Their Research in Jeopardy

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 18:38

An academic dean who recently led an American university in Kabul says, "The people of Afghanistan are losing one of their most valuable national assets — the scientific mind."

Annoyed When Watching Others Fidget? You're Not Alone

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 17:39

If other people's fidgeting makes you anxious, you may have a condition called misokinesia, which means "hatred of movements." And it's more common than you might think.

Kidney Damage Another Consequence of 'Long COVID'

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 16:31

Researchers found that months after initial infection, COVID survivors were at increased risk of various types of kidney damage -- from reduced kidney function to advanced kidney failure.

How to Choose the Best Shampoo

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 01:27

Learn what to look for when shopping for a shampoo.

Tips for Great Lips

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 00:34

When it comes to skin care, people forget that their lips need attention. Learn some new tips for great lips to help get rid of bothersome lip dryness.

Teachers Have No Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 22:19

A new report finds teachers have no greater risk of catching or being hospitalized for severe COVID-19 than anyone else.

Human Trials for HIV Vaccine Created With mRNA Technology to Begin

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 22:00

An mRNA vaccine targeting HIV will soon enter phase I clinical study.

Colon Cancer, Often Avoidable, Hits Black Men, the Young More

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 20:21

Colorectal cancer is among the most preventable and treatable diseases. So why are young people and Black men still dying from it?

Depression With MS Can Be a Fatal Mix

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 20:04

A new study finds when depression and MS are together, chances of dying during the next decade are 5 times greater than if neither condition is present.

Too Many Antibiotics Might Raise Colon Cancer Risk

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 19:16

Study findings may be due to the impact antibiotics have on the intestinal microbiome, or gut bacteria. But researchers say overall risk is low.

Mistrust, Politics, and Vaccines: How We Got Here, How We Fix It

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 14:19

Some Americans reveal that their COVID-19 vaccine reluctance stems from an already skeptical worldview, with mixed messaging only heightening their suspicions.

Changing Minds: What Moves the Needle for the Unvaccinated?

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 14:19

With just over half of eligible Americans fully vaccinated, that leaves millions on the fence. How do you coax them to safety? Experts say empathy and a willingness to "live in that space" helps.

COVID Vaccine 'In-Betweeners': Who They Are, Why They're Hesitant

Gio, 02/09/2021 - 14:18

Health concerns, a disabling fear of needles, a general mistrust of medicine and more are among the reasons some people remain hesitant about COVID-19 vaccination. Just don't call them anti-vaxxers.

Two Women Charged in Fake COVID Vaccination Card Scam

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 22:23

Bogus cards were sold for $200 each to people in the New York City area, including some employees of hospitals and nursing homes.