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Is It A Cold, The Flu Or COVID-19?

Experts looked at how you can tell the difference between these three illnesses.

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Does Physical Work Help Protect Brain From Dementia?

Physical activity on the job may be very different than leisure-time movement, new study finds.

05 Nov

Getting A Flu Shot May Protect You Against Severe COVID-19

COVID-19 patients who skip the flu shot more than double their risk of being hospitalized, new study finds.

Lockdowns May Be Keeping Kids' Asthma Attacks at Bay: Study

Lockdowns May Be Keeping Kids' Asthma Attacks at Bay: Study

For kids with asthma, more time spent at home and donning masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be providing a reprieve from emergency symptoms, new research shows.

Boston Children's Hospital's emergency department (ED) observed a steep decline in asthma-related emergency visits last spring. That coincided with a surge of coronavirus case...

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Could Tanning Raise a Woman's Odds for Endometriosis?

Could Tanning Raise a Woman's Odds for Endometriosis?


Young women who regularly visit tanning salons may have an increased risk of developing endometriosis, a new study suggests.

Researchers said the findings, from a large study of U.S. women, don't prove that tanning beds help cause the painful pelvic condition.

But, they noted, the study might give women...

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  • December 4, 2020
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AHA News: Here's an Idea to Float – a Space-Ready Sleeping Bag to Keep Blood Moving

AHA News: Here's an Idea to Float – a Space-Ready Sleeping Bag to Keep Blood Moving

A sleeping bag attached to a vacuum cleaner might not sound like the stuff giant leaps are made of. But researchers using just that have taken at least a small step toward solving a serious problem for space travelers.

The problem is the way blood behaves in the absence of gravity.

When you're standing up on Earth, gravity pulls bloo...

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  • December 4, 2020
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Sudden Death More Common Than Thought in Very Young With Epilepsy

Sudden Death More Common Than Thought in Very Young With Epilepsy

Sudden, epilepsy-related death is more common than thought in infants and children, a new study suggests.

It also found that Black and multiracial youngsters are at higher risk for what's known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

It occurs in otherwise healthy people with epilepsy, most often when they're asleep or restin...

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Young Epilepsy Patients May Benefit From Mental Health Screening

Young Epilepsy Patients May Benefit From Mental Health Screening

Depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are more common in children and teens with epilepsy than previously known, and they should be screened for such problems, researchers report.

They assessed 119 children and teens, aged 9 to18, with epilepsy. None had been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts (suicidality).

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  • December 4, 2020
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Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 Days

Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 Days

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) – President-elect Joseph Biden said Thursday that on his first day in office he would ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days, and that Dr. Anthony Fauci will play a pivotal role in his administration's fight to curb the spread of coronavirus.

"On the first day I'm inaugurated, I'm going to ask the ...

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