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How Med Schools Are Fighting Racial Disparities in Health Care

Gio, 26/08/2021 - 16:11

A growing number of educators believe students are the key to solving one of medicine’s most insidious problems -- racism.

Why the CDC Doesn’t Recommend Screening Straight Men for STDs

Mer, 25/08/2021 - 22:08

Women and men who have sex with men benefit most from screening efforts, experts say.

Long COVID, Big Bills Even With Short Hospital Stays

Mer, 25/08/2021 - 22:06

A new study of COVID's impact points at lasting health problems as 85% of patients hospitalized were still not back to their previous health one month later.

Phone-Snubbing Friends Can Be a Sign of Mental Illness

Mer, 25/08/2021 - 19:19

Sometimes called phubbing, it happens when one person ignores another to pay attention to their phone. It's rude, but according to a new study, there can be another reason it's happening.

Why Do Black, Hispanic Newborns Face Higher Health Risks?

Mer, 25/08/2021 - 18:14

New research reveals differences in the quality of hospital care contributes to a higher chance of complications for Black and Hispanic newborns compared to white and Asian infants.

Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dies at 80

Mer, 25/08/2021 - 17:55

Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer for over 50 years, passed away in London.

Enlarged Prostate Doesn't Raise a Man's Odds for Cancer

Mer, 25/08/2021 - 17:36

Researchers report that having an enlarged prostate -- a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) -- may actually provide some protection from developing prostate cancer.

White House to Vaccine Skeptics: ‘The Wait Is Over’

Mar, 24/08/2021 - 22:46

White House officials are urging COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to get immunized now that Pfizer’s two-dose shot has been given full FDA approval.

Salmonella Illness in 17 States Tied to Salami, Prosciutto

Mar, 24/08/2021 - 22:39

Twelve people have been hospitalized and at least 36 people in 17 states became sick from two salmonella outbreaks that appear related to salami and other Italian-style meats.

Healing Haiti: The Emotional Trauma of Repeat Crises

Mar, 24/08/2021 - 21:03

Experts discuss the psychological effects of ongoing crises and suggest ways for healing within the Haitian population.

TikTok Creators Are Destigmatizing Men’s Mental Health

Mar, 24/08/2021 - 20:07

One TikTok user is helping to destigmatize men’s mental health by being open about his own.

Expert Panel Lowers Routine Screening Age for Diabetes to 35

Mar, 24/08/2021 - 19:57

Leading experts recommend lowering the age to start screening overweight and obese people for diabetes by five years from 40 to 35.

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving

Mar, 24/08/2021 - 18:18

Improvements in tissue matching, organ distribution systems, surgical techniques, immune-suppressing medicines and after-transplant medical care have helped contribute to better survival rates.

Liquor Store Sales Rose During Pandemic

Mar, 24/08/2021 - 17:47

Between March and September 2020, beer, wine and liquor store sales totaled $41.9 billion — 20% higher than during the same months in 2019.

Afghan Woman Gives Birth on U.S. Evacuation Plane

Lun, 23/08/2021 - 21:24

U.S. airmen helped to deliver the baby on the C-17 aircraft. The woman and her baby, whose identities were not revealed, were taken to a nearby medical facility. They’re both in good condition.

The Complex Link Between Depression and Your Weight

Lun, 23/08/2021 - 19:52

Does depression cause weight gain or weight loss? Does weight gain or weight loss cause depression? WebMD helps to unravel the mystery surrounding the link between depression and weight.

Secondhand Smoke May Raise Kids’ Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Lun, 23/08/2021 - 19:45

New study suggests risk might go up by 75%, but the disorder is rare overall

FDA: Stop Using Ivermectin Veterinary Drug to Treat COVID

Lun, 23/08/2021 - 17:31

The FDA warns that taking a drug meant for horses and cattle to prevent or treat COVID-19 is dangerous and could be fatal.

Conservative Talk Show Host Who Railed Against Vaccines Dies of COVID

Lun, 23/08/2021 - 17:25

Conservative radio talk show host Phil Valentine, a COVID-19 vaccine skeptic and mask mandate opponent, has died at age 61 of COVID-19.

FDA Fully Approves Pfizer COVID Vaccine, Paves Way for Mandates

Lun, 23/08/2021 - 16:57

It is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be fully licensed in the U.S. It will be marketed under the trade name Comirnaty.