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18 Aug

Allergy Info on YouTube Is Often Misleading, New Study Finds

More than one third of hay fever videos on YouTube contain misinformation, researchers say.

17 Aug

1 in 4 Kids Hospitalized with COVID Have Health Problems Months Later, Study Finds

A quarter of children and adolescents hospitalized with COVID-19 or MIS-C have persistent symptoms and activity impairments months later, researchers say.

15 Aug

Should Parents Who Break School Drop-Off Rules Be Banned from the Parking Lot?

A new, national poll finds many parents worry that school traffic is a danger for kids.

Cheap, Same-Day Test Could Help Spot Miscarriage Risk

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

Cheap, Same-Day Test Could Help Spot Miscarriage Risk

A new and inexpensive same-day test could help pregnant women learn if their developing fetus has genetic problems that increase their risk of miscarriage.

The Short-read Transpore Rapid Karyotyping (STORK) test can detect extra or missing chromosomes using samples collected from standard prenatal tests like amniocentesis and chorioni... Full Page

Taking a Shot at Pain Relief After Knee Replacement

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

Taking a Shot at Pain Relief After Knee Replacement

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have found a new way to help ease the pain of knee replacement surgery: infusing morphine directly into the shin bone.

The findings come from a recent study of 48 patients undergoing total knee replacement. The investigators found that giving a morphine injectio... Full Page

Hispanic Americans' Suicide Rates Are Rising

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

Hispanic Americans' Suicide Rates Are Rising

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide is a major public health issue for all Americans, but new research suggests it is a particularly pressing problem for Hispanics.

Between 2010 and 2020, the suicide rate among Hispanic adults increased by more than 70%, while the Hispanic population in the United States ... Full Page

CDC Investigating E. Coli Outbreak in Michigan, Ohio

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

CDC Investigating E. Coli Outbreak in Michigan, Ohio

U.S. health officials said Wednesday that they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has infected 29 people in Michigan and Ohio.

The outbreak has led to nine hospitalizations but no deaths, and investigators have not yet found a food source responsible for sickening people. They did note that the numbers are likely higher than cas... Full Page

AHA News: New Report Details What to Know About Cardiovascular Disease Symptoms

American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

AHA News: New Report Details What to Know About Cardiovascular Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of cardiovascular problems run the gamut. Some – like chest pain during a heart attack or a droopy face during a stroke – are sudden and severe, while others last years with varying intensity. Factors such as sex, cognitive function and depression can complicate the recognition or diagnosis of symptoms.

In a new report, expert... Full Page

Ivermectin, Luvox Fail as COVID-19 Treatment

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

Ivermectin, Luvox Fail as COVID-19 Treatment

Two drugs touted as potential COVID-19 treatments, ivermectin and fluvoxamine, don't do a thing to improve patients' oxygen levels and keep them out of the hospital or the morgue, a new clinical trial has shown.

Neither of the two repurposed drugs proved effective against COVID among overweight or obese patients who received them within se... Full Page

Change to Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Helped Women

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

Change to Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Helped Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Using a lower threshold to diagnose pregnancy-related diabetes does not seem to reduce the risk of having a big baby, on average — but some women do benefit, a new clinical trial suggests.

Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when a pregnant woman's blood sugar levels are abnorm... Full Page

3 Big Pharmacy Chains Must Pay $650 Million to Ohio Counties for Role in Opioid Crisis

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

3 Big Pharmacy Chains Must Pay $650 Million to Ohio Counties for Role in Opioid Crisis

Three of the country's largest pharmacy chains will have to pay $650.5 million over the next 15 years to two Ohio counties for their role in the opioid epidemic, a U.S. federal judge has ordered.

The decision follows a November jury verdict that found CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies continued to dispense significant quantities of the... Full Page

Kids Born Premature Lag in Elementary School, But Most Catch Up Later

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

Kids Born Premature Lag in Elementary School, But Most Catch Up Later

While babies born prematurely may lag behind their elementary school peers, they eventually catch up, British researchers report.

By the end of high school, only the kids born before 32 weeks of gestation were continuing to struggle, according to a new study published online Aug. 17 in the journal .

A team led by Neora Alterman and M... Full Page

Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic

Countries that are closer to achieving universal health coverage saw smaller declines in routine childhood vaccinations during the pandemic, a new study reveals.

The World Health Organization describes universal health coverage as "all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship."<... Full Page

Pregnancy Can Be Anxious Time for Women With Epilepsy

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 18, 2022

Pregnancy Can Be Anxious Time for Women With Epilepsy

Pregnant women with epilepsy battle anxiety and depression more often than their peers who aren't pregnant or don't have epilepsy, a new study reveals.

"The good news is we did not find that pregnant women with epilepsy were any more likely to have episodes of major depression than the other two groups," said study author Dr. Kimford Meado... Full Page

Organ From Live Donor Best When Child Needs New Kidney

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

Organ From Live Donor Best When Child Needs New Kidney

Children who need kidney transplants have better long-term outcomes when the donor is a living person and not someone who has died and donated organs, a new study finds.

"The findings of our study should lay to rest any fears and concerns that centers have about accepting organs from unrelated living donors," said senior study author Dr. L... Full Page

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to respond quickly enough during the COVID-19 pandemic and needs an major overhaul, Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday.

With her rebuke, she sketched out a plan to prioritize action on public health needs, reported.

“For 75 years, CDC and public health have been... Full Page

Need Advice on Medical Pot for Cancer Care? Don't Ask Local Dispensary

Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

Need Advice on Medical Pot for Cancer Care? Don't Ask Local Dispensary

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who use cannabis to relieve pain and improve appetite may be getting bad advice from dispensary staff, a new study suggests.

Doctors usually offer only spotty advice about pot to their patients and, although well-intentioned, staff at many cannabis dispensaries... Full Page

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Amid a stark shortage of psychiatric beds that only worsened for millions suffering from mental illnesses during the pandemic, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is rolling out a new model that can help communities determine exactly how many beds they need.

Having enough in-patient beds would cut down on overcrowding in emergency ... Full Page

More Athletes Are Getting Their Nutrition Through an IV. This Should Stop, Experts Say

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

More Athletes Are Getting Their Nutrition Through an IV. This Should Stop, Experts Say

Pro athletes appear to be regularly turning to intravenous (IV) nutritional drips to alleviate fatigue and speed recovery, despite the potential risks and without solid proof of any real benefit.

Normally, such needle-inserted drips are supposed to be reserved for treating a serious illness like anemia, or in an emergency situation such as... Full Page

The More Words Your Preschooler Knows, the Better They Do in Class

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

The More Words Your Preschooler Knows, the Better They Do in Class

Kids who enter preschool with good vocabulary and attention skills have a head start on academic success.

That's the takeaway from a new study of nearly 900 4-year-olds and their ability to engage with teachers and peers, as well as their involvement in classroom tasks.

“The levels of vocabulary skills and inhibitory control that c... Full Page

Bedsores Can Cause Serious Harm — Are U.S. Nursing Homes Hiding Cases?

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

Bedsores Can Cause Serious Harm — Are U.S. Nursing Homes Hiding Cases?

People might want to think twice before relying on federal quality ratings to help choose a nursing home for an elderly or frail relative, a new study warns.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Nursing Home Compare website in the 1990s to publicly report patient safety indicators for every nursing faci... Full Page

Half of People Infected With Omicron May Not Have Known It: Study

Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

Half of People Infected With Omicron May Not Have Known It: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Are you one of those folks who thinks they have somehow miraculously managed to avoid COVID-19 infection more than two years into the pandemic?

You might be mistaken, claims new research that discovered most people hit by the highly contagious Omicron variant had symptoms so m... Full Page

AHA News: Having Ideal Heart Health May Lessen the Risk for Brain Vessel Disease

American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter August 17, 2022

AHA News: Having Ideal Heart Health May Lessen the Risk for Brain Vessel Disease

Maintaining excellent cardiovascular health may lower the risk for abnormalities in the small vessels of the brain, a new study suggests.

Scientists aren't sure what causes the condition, known as cerebral small vessel disease, or CSVD. Previous research shows CSVD contributes to about half of dementia cases, a quarter of clot-caused strok... Full Page

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