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Beware of Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

Beware of Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

The American Association of Poison Control Centers has issued a warning on hand sanitizers that contain methanol (methyl alcohol).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already warned that some hand sanitizers are contaminated with methanol.

Methanol is very toxic and can make you "blind drunk" because of its ability t...

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Model Shows 300,000 American Deaths by December if More Don't Wear Face Masks

Model Shows 300,000 American Deaths by December if More Don't Wear Face Masks

As the U.S. coronavirus case count neared 5 million on Thursday, a new model predicted that nearly 300,000 Americans could die of COVID-19 by December if more people don't wear masks or practice better social distancing.

Researchers from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) on Thursday issue...

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  • August 7, 2020
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Will a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell

Will a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell

Researchers say a new test can tell which patients with gonorrhea will benefit from treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin.

The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant to it.

In this study, 106 patients identified as having a gonorrhea strain called ...

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What Athletes Should Know About COVID-19, Heart Damage and Working Out

What Athletes Should Know About COVID-19, Heart Damage and Working Out

With evidence mounting that COVID-19 can damage the heart, experts urge people to take precautions when doing vigorous exercise.

Up to 30% of patients hospitalized with coronavirus infection have signs of cardiac injury, according to Dr. Sunal Makadia, health director of sports cardiology at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore.

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Many Stay Optimistic Until Old Age Hits

Many Stay Optimistic Until Old Age Hits

People tend to be optimistic for most of their life, even when they have to cope with serious challenges, a new study finds.

Researchers surveyed 75,000 people aged 16 to 101 in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands to assess their optimism and outlook about the future.

"We found that optimism continued to increase t...

U.S. Women More Likely to Skip Meds Than Men, Study Finds

U.S. Women More Likely to Skip Meds Than Men, Study Finds

In the United States, many women with chronic medical conditions aren't filling prescriptions or are trying to make their medications last longer due to the cost, a new study finds.

Not filling prescriptions, skipping doses, delaying refills or splitting pills may put their health at risk, the study authors noted.

For the s...

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