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What's The Best Treatment For Knee Osteoarthritis?

A new study compares steroid injections to physical therapy for relieving pain and improving function.

Should You Wear Contacts During The Covid-19 Crisis?

Important advice on how to prevent coronavirus infection through your eyes.

New Therapy For Treatment-Resistant Depression

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

09 Apr
Smartphone Apps Might Track, Slow Spread of COVID-19

Smartphone Apps Might Track, Slow Spread of COVID-19

Your smartphone could help stem the spread of coronavirus, British researchers claim.

How? Their proposal for an app would record other app users who had recently been in close proximity. If a user became infected, he or she would update their status on their smartph...

09 Apr
Clinical Trial to Investigate Nitric Oxide Treatment of COVID-19

Clinical Trial to Investigate Nitric Oxide Treatment of COVID-19

Doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are enrolling patients in an international clinical trial to find out if inhaled nitric oxide benefits those with COVID-19 who have severely damaged lungs.

Right now, there are no approved treatments for the il...

09 Apr
Does COVID-19 Drug Touted by Trump Really Work? New Trial Aims to Find Out

Does COVID-19 Drug Touted by Trump Really Work? New Trial Aims to Find Out

A clinical trial to assess the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for adults with COVID-19 is now underway, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

The drug, along with a similar medicine, chloroquine, has received much media attention ...

09 Apr
'Dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable Bowel

'Dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable Bowel

Probiotic supplements containing "killed" bacteria might help some people with irritable bowel syndrome find relief, a new study suggests.

Experts said the findings add to evidence that certain probiotics can help some people with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. An...

09 Apr
COVID-19 Is Making Psychiatric Treatment Tougher

COVID-19 Is Making Psychiatric Treatment Tougher

In the best of times, it can be hard to get mental health treatment. But these definitely aren't the best of times, and even for people who have established relationships with mental health professionals, the coronavirus pandemic is making it harder to find the right care.

09 Apr
FDA Warns of Dangerous, Bogus Claims That Bleach Can Treat COVID-19

FDA Warns of Dangerous, Bogus Claims That Bleach Can Treat COVID-19

A warning letter has been sent to a company marketing bogus and dangerous chlorine dioxide products for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

The fraudulent claims by the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing about it...

09 Apr
AHA News: Clogged Arteries Are Not the Only Sign of Cardiovascular Disease

AHA News: Clogged Arteries Are Not the Only Sign of Cardiovascular Disease

Doctors rely on a variety of risk assessments to evaluate how likely a person is to develop heart disease. While the scores provide an invaluable tool for health care professionals and the general public alike, they are not infallible.

For example, they sometimes fa...

09 Apr
Millions More Unemployed as U.S. Coronavirus Lockdowns Devastate Economy

Millions More Unemployed as U.S. Coronavirus Lockdowns Devastate Economy

With the U.S. coronavirus death toll edging closer to 15,000 on Thursday, Americans faced more bleak news on unemployment numbers.

U.S. Labor Department statistics released Thursday morning showed that 6.6 million more workers joined the jobless rolls in the past wee...

09 Apr
Don't Count on Warmer Weather to Curb COVID-19

Don't Count on Warmer Weather to Curb COVID-19

Both the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a report out of China are dampening hopes that -- as happens with colds and the flu -- COVID-19 might begin to fade with hotter weather.

"Given that countries currently in 'summer' climates, such as Australia and Iran, a...

09 Apr
Why Is COVID-19 Sometimes So Severe in Young Adults?

Why Is COVID-19 Sometimes So Severe in Young Adults?

COVID-19 has infected over 429,000 Americans and claimed the lives of nearly 15,000 patients, with seniors clearly bearing the brunt of severe disease.

But experts warn the virus is proving to be a threat to some younger Americans as well.

According to the...

09 Apr
Kids of Mentally Ill Parents Have Higher Injury Odds

Kids of Mentally Ill Parents Have Higher Injury Odds

Children of parents with mental illness are at increased risk for injuries, researchers report.

Risk is highest before 1 year of age, but remains elevated to age 17, according to the new study.

"Our results show there is a need for increased support to par...

09 Apr
How to Connect With Nursing Home Patients in Quarantine

How to Connect With Nursing Home Patients in Quarantine

U.S. nursing homes, assisted living centers and other long-term care facilities have closed their doors to outsiders due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it difficult for residents and their families to stay connected.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) h...

09 Apr
What People With Type 1 Diabetes Need to Know About COVID-19

What People With Type 1 Diabetes Need to Know About COVID-19

If you or your child has type 1 diabetes, you already have a lot of extra health worries, and now you need to add COVID-19 infections to the list.

You may be wondering if you have a higher risk of catching COVID-19, if you'll be able to g...

09 Apr
Coronavirus Came to New York City From Europe, Not Asia, Genetic Study Shows

Coronavirus Came to New York City From Europe, Not Asia, Genetic Study Shows

The new coronavirus has been circulating in New York City for longer than previously believed and most cases can be traced back to Europe, a new study reveals.

To come to that conclusion, genetic information about the coronavirus was gathered from nasal swab samples ...

08 Apr
Newborns With COVID-19 May Suffer Only Mild Symptoms, Study Says

Newborns With COVID-19 May Suffer Only Mild Symptoms, Study Says

Newborns with COVID-19 may get by with only mild infection symptoms, a small, new study suggests.

Researchers at Wuhan University in China identified four newborns with the COVID-19 coronavirus. All were born to mothers with COVID-19 and delivered by cesarean section...

08 Apr
Are Steroids Really the Answer for Arthritic Knees?

Are Steroids Really the Answer for Arthritic Knees?

Folks with knee arthritis will get more out of physical therapy than a cortisone shot, a new clinical trial argues.

People with osteoarthritis of the knee had less pain and disability after one year of physical therapy than others who received as many as three inject...

08 Apr
FDA OKs Generic Asthma Inhaler in Face of Coronavirus-Related Shortages

FDA OKs Generic Asthma Inhaler in Face of Coronavirus-Related Shortages

The first generic albuterol inhaler in the United States was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to inhaler shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The inhalers are widely used by people with asthma, but it's become more dif...

08 Apr
Vaginal Bacteria Could Help Predict Risk of Premature  Birth: Study

Vaginal Bacteria Could Help Predict Risk of Premature Birth: Study

The makeup of bacteria in an expectant mother's vagina may help identify which women are most at risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

It also found that pregnant women who deliver early are more likely to have a diverse community of vaginal bacteria....

08 Apr
Hugs More Calming for Baby When Given by Mom or Dad

Hugs More Calming for Baby When Given by Mom or Dad

All hugs are not created equal -- and babies as young as 4 months are proof.

Heart rates in infants less than a year old slowed more during a hug than a hold. And the hug had a greater effect when it came from Mom or Dad rather than from a stranger, according to a st...

08 Apr
Many Americans Will Grieve Parents, Grandparents Lost to Coronavirus

Many Americans Will Grieve Parents, Grandparents Lost to Coronavirus

As deaths from coronavirus continue to mount, researchers are calling attention to another toll of the pandemic: the many people left behind to grieve, in a time of social isolation.

Losing a loved one is a traumatic event at any time. But experts say the ongoing cri...

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