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07 Apr

New Therapy For Treatment-Resistant Depression

Stronger magnetic brain stimulation helps 90% of participants find relief from depression symptoms, study finds.

06 Apr

Keeping Kids Active During The Coronavirus Pandemic.

Avoiding potential hot spots like the playground.

03 Apr

Coronavirus Is Causing Conflicts Between Parents and Kids, New Study Finds.

There's more stress and yelling at home, but still lots of love being shared.

U.S. Study Finds COVID-19 Seldom Severe in Kids

U.S. Study Finds COVID-19 Seldom Severe in Kids

Mirroring findings from a similar study in China, the first comprehensive tally of coronavirus infection in American children shows it's much less likely to cause severe illness.

Children under the age of 18 are far less likely to even be diagnosed with COVID-19 than adults. Although people under the age of 18 make up 22% of the U....

Magnetic Brain 'Zap' Shows Promise Against Severe Depression

Magnetic Brain 'Zap' Shows Promise Against Severe Depression

Intensifying a standard form of brain stimulation may bring relief to people with hard-to-treat depression, a preliminary study suggests.

The study involved just 21 patients, but the treatment sent 90% into remission within a few days. That's a success rate that has never been seen in early testing of other therapies for severe dep...

As U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 11,000, Signs Show Pandemic May Be Peaking

As U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 11,000, Signs Show Pandemic May Be Peaking

TUESDAY, April 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) With U.S. deaths from coronavirus approaching 11,000 on Tuesday, signs emerged suggesting the pandemic might be peaking, experts say.

New York state saw lower totals of new coronavirus patients in hospitals for the fourth day in a row, and a new modeling forecast released Monday painted a slight...

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  • April 7, 2020
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What Material Is Best for Your DIY Face Mask? The Answer May Surprise You

What Material Is Best for Your DIY Face Mask? The Answer May Surprise You

What's the best material for a do-it-yourself face mask?

Yang Wang, an assistant professor of environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has some suggestions based on initial testing. He investigated how a few common household materials -- such as pillowcases, scarves and furnace filters -- filtered out...

You're Wearing a Face Mask -- Are You Wearing It Correctly?

You're Wearing a Face Mask -- Are You Wearing It Correctly?

A cloth mask can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but there's a right way and a wrong way to wear one.

Used incorrectly, such masks could put you and others at risk, according to doctors at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. And remember: Masks are only a supplement -- not a replacement -- for such precautions as...

Beware of 'Media Overload' During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say

Beware of 'Media Overload' During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say

If you feel like the news about coronavirus is growing worse by the hour, then it might be time to take stock: How much do you really need to know?

As the pandemic unfolds, and people routinely wake up to uncertainty, it is necessary to stay informed, psychologists say.

At the same time, they caution, remember that media ove...

Women Are Much Safer Drivers Than Men, British Study Finds

Women Are Much Safer Drivers Than Men, British Study Finds

If more women were hired for trucking jobs, the roads would be a lot safer, British researchers suggest.

That's because men, who hold most driving jobs, are more likely to drive dangerously. This puts other road users at risk, said lead researcher Rachel Aldred. She's a reader in transport at the University of Westminster in London. <...

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  • April 7, 2020
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High-Tech Rings Are Tracking COVID-19 'Warning Signs'

High-Tech Rings Are Tracking COVID-19 'Warning Signs'

Researchers are gathering data from thousands of Americans to create an "early warning system" that can identify people in the early stages of COVID-19.

More than 12,000 people -- including thousands of health care workers in California and West Virginia -- are already wearing specially designed Oura rings that track their temperature,...

Why Your Kids' Playground Is Unsafe During COVID-19 Pandemic

Why Your Kids' Playground Is Unsafe During COVID-19 Pandemic

It's a tough task, but parents need to keep kids away from playgrounds, shared toys and sports equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, experts emphasize.

The coronavirus can stick around on surfaces for a long time, a recent New England Journal of Medicine study found.

It takes 72 hours for the virus to become undet...

Why Will It Take So Long for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Why Will It Take So Long for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Public health officials have been warning that a COVID-19 vaccine will not be available to the public for 12 to 18 months, dampening hopes that there will be a quick end to the global pandemic nightmare.

But Chinese researchers cracked the virus' genetic code within weeks of its emergence late last year, and two vaccine candidates are ...

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  • April 7, 2020
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ICU With COVID-19

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in ICU With COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care at St. Thomas' Hospital in London as his condition deteriorated after infection with the novel coronavirus.

According to The New York Times, Johnson, 55, had tweeted from hospital on Monday that he was "in good spirits." Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who wa...

Pilates May Be Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Pilates May Be Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Pilates exercises can do more than help strengthen your abs -- the moves may also lower high blood pressure and reduce artery stiffness, new research suggests.

Pilates is a workout program that focuses on core strength, flexibility, body posture and controlled breathing.

The new study included 28 obese women, aged 19 to 27, w...

Americans Got the Memo on Social Distancing, Poll Shows

Americans Got the Memo on Social Distancing, Poll Shows

Americans have gotten the message on the importance of social distancing in stemming the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows.

Conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the survey found that 94% of Americans say they are staying away from large groups, up from 68% six weeks ago. Eighty-...

Some Steroid Meds May Raise Coronavirus Risk

Some Steroid Meds May Raise Coronavirus Risk

People taking a certain class of steroids for inflammatory conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis may be at increased risk from the new coronavirus, experts say.

Glucocorticoid medications suppress the immune system, so people taking them may not be able to fight off the coronavirus, according to an editorial published onli...

With Coronavirus a Threat, Stop Wearing Contact Lenses

With Coronavirus a Threat, Stop Wearing Contact Lenses

Even if you're already wearing a face mask to cover your mouth and nose, taking steps to protect your eyes might also help guard against coronavirus infection, eye health experts say.

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO):

  • Don't wear contact lenses -- switch to glasses. People who wear cont...

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  • April 6, 2020
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AHA News: Cancer Survivor Feared Recurrence, But This Time It Was His Heart

AHA News: Cancer Survivor Feared Recurrence, But This Time It Was His Heart

Doug Cobb popped a couple antacid pills to calm the heartburn he'd been experiencing on and off for weeks. The 60-year-old considered he might have a stomach problem, but waved it off, assuming the burning sensation came from something he'd eaten.

Cobb had another reason for not wanting to see a doctor. A two-time cancer survivor, he ...

White House Tells Americans Worst Week Is to Come, as Death Toll Nears 10,000

White House Tells Americans Worst Week Is to Come, as Death Toll Nears 10,000

White House officials told Americans on Sunday to brace themselves for what could be the toughest week of the coronavirus pandemic so far, as the country's death toll neared 10,000.

During a media briefing on Sunday, President Donald Trump and his advisers predicted parts of the country were about to reach their respective peaks of CO...

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  • April 6, 2020
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For Addicts in Recovery, Technology Preserves Bonds Despite COVID-19 Crisis

For Addicts in Recovery, Technology Preserves Bonds Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Recovering alcoholic Catherine Collins normally attends five to seven face-to-face program meetings a week.

Collins still attends meetings, but now they're online -- and there's something important that's missing.

"In the real world, you're in a room full of people who have the exact same feelings. If I said 'I'm really strug...

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  • April 6, 2020
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Trials Begin for Potential COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

Trials Begin for Potential COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

A drug originally developed to treat Ebola is getting a second chance in the spotlight, as research teams in the United States, Asia and Europe race to test it against the new coronavirus.

The drug, called remdesivir, has already been given to a limited number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, on a "compassionate use" basis. That...

School Closures Will Force Many U.S. Health Care Workers to Stay Home

School Closures Will Force Many U.S. Health Care Workers to Stay Home

At least 1 in 7 U.S. health care workers have to miss work to care for their children if the coronavirus pandemic keeps schools closed -- and their absence could result in more patient deaths, researchers say.

Teams from Yale University and Colorado State University used U.S. Census data to project the child care needs of health care w...

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