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Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk
Posted on May 27, 2020 at 3:35 pm

Part of the increased risk among people with dementia may owe to high rates of new coronavirus infections in nursing homes. But this study suggests genetics may also be a factor. […]

Clotting Tied to COVID-19 May Harm the Placenta
Posted on May 27, 2020 at 3:29 pm

Women who had COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of placental injury, suggesting a new complication of the illness, researchers say. […]

Could a Hormone Help Spur High Blood Pressure?
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Many people with high blood pressure may have an unrecognized hormonal condition driving their numbers up, a new study suggests. […]

Can You Catch COVID-19 Through Your Eyes?
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 6:48 pm

You can catch COVID-19 if an infected person coughs or sneezes and contagious droplets enter your nose or mouth. But can you become ill if the virus lands in your eyes? […]

Outdoor Swimming Pools Not a COVID-19 Risk: Expert
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 5:20 pm

Taking a dip should pose little risk of coronavirus infection, but there could be risks at indoor pools from crowds, poor air circulation, and contaminated surfaces such as handrails. […]

Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 26, 2020
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 4:46 pm

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus Can Infect, Inflame the Thyroid
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 4:39 pm

An Italian teenager may be the first known case of a painful thyroid infection caused by the new coronavirus, doctors report. […]

Picky Eating Isn't Just a Phase, Study Finds
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 4:07 pm

For parents hoping their "picky" eater will grow out of it, a new study may be unwelcome news. […]

Nursing Homes Are Ground Zero for COVID-19
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm

No matter where you live, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are now lethal centers for COVID-19 in the United States. […]

Getting Back to Work Safely After Lockdown
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 3:47 pm

With businesses beginning to reopen, the National Safety Council (NSC) has tips for doing it right. […]

Dirty City Air Might Raise MS Risk
Posted on May 26, 2020 at 3:39 pm

places with low levels of tiny particles of air pollution called Particulate matter, the risk for MS was lower than in areas where those levels were high. In urban areas, the risk was 29% higher than in rural areas. […]

Blood Vessels in Lungs Split in Response to COVID-19
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 7:25 pm

A new autopsy study that investigated lung changes in response to COVID-19 down to the genetic and molecular levels has revealed startling new details about damage from the infection. […]

Strokes Are Deadlier When They Hit COVID Patients
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 7:18 pm

COVID-19 hasn't increased the risk for stroke, but when a stroke occurs it's more likely to be fatal, a new study finds. […]

Pandemic Has Overburdened Parents Stressed Out
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 7:15 pm

If there's such a thing as a "new normal" during the coronavirus pandemic, it's a constant state of stress. […]

Face Masks Can Help Prevent Viral Spread
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 7:10 pm

Face coverings may reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, a new study suggests. […]

How To Do Memorial Day Safely During Pandemic
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 6:39 pm

Public health experts say plans should depend on a variety of factors — regional risk, personal risk and common sense. […]

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2020
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 6:08 pm

Chemical sunscreens offer the best protection and beat out those with mineral or natural ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, a new review from Consumer Reports finds. […]

Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 22, 2020
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 3:11 pm

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19 […]

Blood Test Might Predict Worsening MS
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 10:42 pm

A new blood test might help doctors predict whether someone's multiple sclerosis may soon get worse. […]

Warehouse Employees Sue over Ethylene Oxide Exposure
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 10:09 pm

A lawsuit filed in Cobb County on Wednesday on behalf of 53 ConMed employees says that they were exposed to known carcinogen ethylene oxide from medical products that were not properly aired out. […]

Quarantine Weight Gain Not A Joking Matter
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 8:32 pm

While some people joke about gaining the "quarantine 15" while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 lock downs, experts say putting on too many pounds can harm your health. […]

COVID Can Complicate Pregnancy If Mom Is Obese
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 7:21 pm

Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests. […]

Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm

New research says people under stay-at-home orders turning to online yoga as a way to manage the stress may be onto something. […]

Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 21, 2020
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19 […]

Lockdown 1 Week Earlier Would Have Saved 36k Lives
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Nearly 36,000 American lives would have been spared if strict social distancing measures had been enacted across the country just one week earlier than they were, new estimates suggest. […]


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Keto Might Change Your Gut in More Ways Than One
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 2:35 pm

The now-trendy keto diet is said to turn fat into fuel. But a new, small study says it may also change the vast array of microbes residing in your gut (the microbiome). […]

Will a Jolt of Java Get Your Creative Juices Flowing?
Posted on March 9, 2020 at 6:44 pm

Volunteers were given either a 200 milligram (mg) caffeine pill -- equivalent to one cup of strong coffee -- or a placebo. Caffeine improved convergent thinking but had no real impact on divergent thinking. […]

Unscrambling the Egg Data: One a Day Looks OK
Posted on March 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm

The three-decade study showed no association between moderate egg consumption and risk of heart diseas […]

Hidden Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods
Posted on February 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm

Unless you make all your food at home from scratch -- and even then -- processed food is practically unavoidable. But there are degrees of processing. […]

Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome
Posted on February 19, 2020 at 7:15 pm

The new study finds that older adults who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to have more types of gut bacteria linked with healthy aging. […]

Rethinking Milk: Science Takes On the Dairy Dilemma
Posted on February 14, 2020 at 7:50 pm

Dairy products are rich in calcium and protein, and they have long been promoted as important for helping kids grow and helping kids and adults build and maintain strong bones. Now a new study questions whether diary deserves its health halo. […]

How Does Social Media Shape Your Food Choices?
Posted on February 10, 2020 at 8:07 pm

Those participants who believed their social media buddies ate the recommended five daily portions of fruits and vegetables in turn ate one extra serving. […]

Meat Still Isn't Healthy, Study Confirms
Posted on February 3, 2020 at 9:25 pm

These latest findings might seem to contradict an earlier study -- published in the fall in the Annals of Internal Medicine -- that had meat fans cheering. That study reported researchers couldn't say with certainty that eating red meat or processed meat caused cancer, type 2 diabetes or heart disease. […]

One Egg Per Day Is Heart-Healthy, After All
Posted on February 3, 2020 at 4:57 pm

Americans for decades have gotten dietary whiplash from the back-and-forth science on whether eggs are good for them. But a major new study will have many egg-lovers relieved. […]

Eating Out: A Recipe for Poor Nutrition, Study Finds
Posted on January 29, 2020 at 5:13 pm

The researchers found that 70% of fast-food meals consumed in the United States were of poor nutritional value. For full-service restaurants, around half of the meals were of poor nutritional value. […]

Could Your Morning Coffee Be a Weight-Loss Tool?
Posted on January 13, 2020 at 7:59 pm

Those who drank 4 cups of caffeinated coffee per day over six months saw a nearly 4% drop in overall body fat. […]

Green Tea Drinkers May Live Longer
Posted on January 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm

The study is the latest to look at green tea's potential health effects. […]

New Food Labels Help for Counting Calories, Sugar
Posted on January 2, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Foods with multiple servings in a single package -- like a big bag of potato chips -- will now have a two-column label that will list the nutrition information in a single serving alongside the calories, fat, cholesterol, protein, sugar, and sodium in the entire package. […]

Mediterranean Diet Repeats as Best Overall of 2020
Posted on January 2, 2020 at 3:32 pm

In 2018, the Mediterranean diet shared top honors with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Both focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The ketogenic diet, one of the most popular, again fared well in the annual survey […]

'Intermittent Fasting' Diet Could Boost Your Health
Posted on December 26, 2019 at 6:46 pm

A new review in the New England Journal of Medicine says intermittent fasting helps stabilize blood sugar, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, and may benefit brain health. […]

Unhealthy Eating Habits Cost U.S. $50 Billion a Year: Study
Posted on December 19, 2019 at 8:20 pm

An unhealthy diet is one of the leading risk factors for poor health and accounts for up to 45% of all deaths from these cardiometabolic diseases, the researchers noted. […]

Labels Showing Exercise Needed to Offset Food Helps
Posted on December 12, 2019 at 9:08 pm

For example, such labeling would show that a person would need to walk 42 minutes or run 22 minutes to burn off the 229 calories in a small bar of milk chocolate, said British researchers. […]

White Castle Frozen Burgers Recalled for Listeria
Posted on December 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm

The White Castle recall is for 6-pack cheeseburgers, 6-pack hamburgers, 6-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, 16-pack hamburgers, and 16-pack cheeseburgers with best by dates ranging from 04 Aug 2020 to 17 Aug 2020. […]

Recall: Breakstone Cottage Cheese for Plastic Bits
Posted on November 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm

The recalled cottage cheese was shipped to retailers and distributors in the United States and Latin America. […]

America's Sweet Tooth Starts From Infancy
Posted on November 15, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Infants and toddlers are eating a lot of added sugars every day from foods like yogurt, snacks and fruit drinks. […]