Health

Lies Spread on Social Media Hamper Vaccinations

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Foreign disinformation campaigns on social media have caused vaccination rates to fall, a new study reveals. Every 1 point increase in the effort to discredit vaccines is linked to an average 2% drop in annual vaccine coverage around […]

Grocery Workers at Risk for COVID Without Symptoms

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Grocery workers are likely at greater risk of infection with the new coronavirus, a new study shows. Not only that, but because a high percentage of them have no symptoms when they are infected, they could become sources […]

Supersreaders Spur Record New U.S. COVID Cases

Oct. 30, 2020 — The big coronavirus numbers keep piling up — and so do the superspreader events. The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center reported that 88,521 new coronavirus cases were recorded Thursday in the United States — the most in a single day since the start of the […]

For Some, Postpartum Depression Lingers for Years

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many women have depression symptoms after giving birth, but for some postpartum depression hangs on for years, a U.S. government study finds. Of nearly 4,900 new mothers researchers followed, one-quarter had depression symptoms at some point in their […]

1 in 3 U.S. Seniors Prescribed Inappropriate Drugs

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) – More than one-third of older Americans are prescribed drugs they may not need, a new study finds. In fact, these patients are prescribed twice as many drugs as needed and are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized […]

Voices of Crohn’s Disease

Around the World With Crohn’s Crohn’s hit Erron Maxey suddenly in 2009, about halfway into his 18-year career playing pro basketball abroad. A bout of food poisoning in Argentina seemed to trigger it. “Actually, the whole team got food poisoning,” says Maxey, who also has played in Australia, Finland, China, […]

A Closer Look at Joe Biden’s Health

Oct. 28, 2020 — Uncertainty and contention surround the presidential election that is mere days away, but there is one thing we know for sure: No matter who wins, the next president of the United States will be the oldest to ever take office. President Donald Trump set the most […]

We Asked Five Experts for COVID Thanksgiving Advice

Oct. 28, 2020 — Thanksgiving 2020 just isn’t going to look the same. If you’re trying to find ways to gather, but still protect vulnerable loved ones from COVID, here are some ideas from the experts. William Schaffner, MD, Infectious Disease Expert, Vanderbilt University: Skip the Meal This year, you […]

Manage Risk to Stay Safe for COVID Thanksgiving

Oct. 29, 2020 — Most years, Paula Emde’s Thanksgiving plans involve sharing a meal with at least a dozen family members, either at her home in Dunwoody, GA, or at a relative’s lakeside picnic pavilion about 80 miles south of the Atlanta suburb. Her favorite dishes include glazed ham, sweet […]

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