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Could Mom's Thyroid Levels Influence ADHD in Kids?

Mer, 21/10/2020 - 23:06

The study found that children born to mothers with low thyroid hormone levels during the first trimester of pregnancy had a 28% increased risk of being diagnosed with ADHD later.

One Big Reason Women May Be Less Prone to COVID-19

Mer, 21/10/2020 - 21:58

A survey conducted in eight countries in March and April found substantial gender differences both in numbers of people who considered COVID-19 to be a serious health crisis and who agreed with public policies to help fight the pandemic.

Cells That Drive Diabetes Seen in Healthy People

Mer, 21/10/2020 - 21:53

Scientists knew that dangerous T-cells lived in the pancreases of people with type 1 diabetes, but a new study shows they also take up residence in the pancreases of healthy individuals.

Purdue to Plead Guilty to Opioid-Related Crimes

Mer, 21/10/2020 - 18:58

The company will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the Justice Department officials to the AP.

Survey: Many Baby Boomers Not Screened for Hepatitis C Despite Risk

Mer, 21/10/2020 - 18:00

Almost half of baby boomers in a WebMD reader survey said they haven't been tested for hepatitis C. And as many aren't aware that a cure exists.

Scientists Discover New Organs in the Throat

Mer, 21/10/2020 - 17:13

If confirmed, these glands could be the first of their kind discovered in about 300 years. Modern anatomy books show only three types of salivary glands, a set near the ears, another below the jaw and a third under the tongue

Pandemic Fears Tied to California Gun Sale Surge

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 23:09

Most buyers pointed to fears over "lawlessness" (76%), prison releases (56%), the government "going too far" (49%), or the government "collapsing" (38%).

UK Begins Controversial Coronavirus Challenge Trial

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 22:33

The United States says human challenge trials might be too risky or unnecessary. But for the British, the payoff could push vaccine development ahead by three months, which could save hundreds of thousands of lives, the Post reported.

Homeless Get Help Through Innovative Businesses

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 22:29

Innovative organizations around the U.S. provide unhoused people with second chances at life through job opportunities, health education, long-term housing, and more. Read about a few of them.

Curbing COVID Had Benefit for Asthma Patients

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 22:28

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 were first recorded during week seven of 2020. Further analysis found a significant decrease in the average number of asthma hospitalizations during weeks nine to 22 of this year compared to 2017-19.

What Will Convince People to Get a COVID Vaccine?

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 22:20

There won't be as many takers for a vaccine that meets minimum U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards, is approved under emergency use protocols, and is endorsed by politicians rather than medical experts, according to findings published Oct. 20 in JAMA Network Open.

Most U.S. Women Under 50 Use Contraception: Report

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 22:16

The most common types of birth control were female sterilization (18%), oral contraceptive pills (14%), long-acting reversible contraception, or LARCs (10%), and male condoms (8%).

Face Masks and Foggy Glasses: A COVID Consequence

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 21:58

Remedies like soapy water and shaving cream create a thin film on the lenses that protect your glasses from temperature changes, which temporarily prevents what’s called surface tension, which causes glasses to fog up.

Multiple Myeloma Treatment: What’s New?

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 21:21

Is there anything new to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer? Cutting-edge drugs target and kill cancer cells and use the power of your immune system to fight cancer.

Virologists: What Do They Do?

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 19:46

Virologists are highly skilled medical experts who manage the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, Ebola, and now COVID-19. Learn more about them.

Microplastics Seeping Out of Baby Bottles: Study

Mar, 20/10/2020 - 18:03

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

Lun, 19/10/2020 - 22:48

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

Lun, 19/10/2020 - 22:15

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

Lun, 19/10/2020 - 21:13

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

Lun, 19/10/2020 - 20:00

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.