THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — You might be onto something if you suspect your mental and physical health declined during the COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year.
Stay-at-home orders appear to have had an overall bad effect on people’s health around…
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 – 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 or…
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — Experts in healthy aging often cite the importance of leisure activities — hanging out with friends, playing games, taking classes — in maintaining your brain health as you grow older.
But a new study calls into question…
By Diane Daniel
American Heart Association News
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Jill Veach looked at the name on her chirping phone.
The caller was her longtime babysitter. It was midafternoon, around the time Jill’s…
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — 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…
U.S. Government to Cover COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatments
Insurance rules that will grant every American free access to COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved were issued by the government on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.
The rules, from…
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — Long-term exposure to air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19, a new study finds.
About 15% of deaths from COVID-19 worldwide could be due to long-term exposure to air pollution, the researchers…
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — America’s leading infectious diseases expert called for a national mask mandate on Wednesday as coronavirus cases surged across the country.
After expressing regret that face masks haven’t been more widely adopted, Dr….
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — Which type of COVID-19 test is best?
There are three types of COVID-19 tests. The molecular test, known as the PCR — short for polymerase chain reaction – is considered the most accurate, particularly when taken deep in…
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 — Most kids infected with COVID-19 who don’t have symptoms have low levels of the virus, compared with symptomatic children, a new study finds.
Researchers said it’s not clear why.
“While these findings provide some…