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During COVID Lockdowns, Childcare Still Falls To Women

And when the mom does it all, the outcomes are bad for couples

One Drink Daily May Raise Your Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Common heart arrhythmia linked to alcohol consumption in new, long-term study

One-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine From Johnson & Johnson Looks Promising

J&J Covid-19 vaccine found to be 90% effective after single jab, according to phase 1-2a study

17 Jan
Vision Problems? Here's a Guide to Which Specialist Is Right for You

Vision Problems? Here's a Guide to Which Specialist Is Right for You

If you're having eye problems, you may not know which type of specialist to consult.

Here's some help from experts who explain the roles of an optometrist, ophthalmologist, pediatric ophthalmologist, orthoptist and optician.

Optometrists provide comprehensive eye c...

16 Jan
Biden Outlines 'Bold' National Vaccine Effort

Biden Outlines 'Bold' National Vaccine Effort

President-elect Joe Biden described an ambitious national vaccination plan on Friday that will deliver coronavirus vaccines to far more people and invoke a wartime law to boost vaccine production.

In a speech in Delaware, Biden told Americans that, "The honest truth is t...

15 Jan
COVID Pandemic Shortened U.S. Life Expectancy by More Than a Year

COVID Pandemic Shortened U.S. Life Expectancy by More Than a Year

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly shortened life expectancy in the United States, especially among Black people and Hispanics, a new study says.

With more than 336,000 COVID-19 deaths nationwide last year, researchers decided to examine the pandemic's impact on life ex...

15 Jan
Should Your Child Get a COVID Test?

Should Your Child Get a COVID Test?

If you're trying to decide whether to have your child tested for COVID-19, talk with your pediatrician, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests.

Children and teens with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested immediately. This is especially important if they're goin...

15 Jan
AHA News: What Heart and Stroke Patients Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

AHA News: What Heart and Stroke Patients Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Experts have a simple answer for heart and stroke patients questioning whether they need a COVID-19 vaccination. That answer: yes.

"People with all kinds of cardiovascular risk factors and disease should definitely get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families ...

15 Jan
New Hope Against Diseases Marked by Progressive Scarring of Lung Tissue

New Hope Against Diseases Marked by Progressive Scarring of Lung Tissue

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- An inhaled medication might make every day physical activity a bit easier for patients with serious scarring of the lungs, a new clinical trial finds.

The study, published online Jan. 13 in the New England ...

15 Jan
Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus 'Rescue' Plan

Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus 'Rescue' Plan

President-elect Joe Biden proposed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus "rescue" plan on Thursday that would pump $400 billion directly into efforts to fight the pandemic, with the rest focused on economic relief and state and local aid.

""I know what I just described will not co...

15 Jan
Pharmacy Chains Ready to Supply COVID-19 Vaccines to Americans

Pharmacy Chains Ready to Supply COVID-19 Vaccines to Americans


Now that federal guidelines have expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people over 65 and those of all ages with underlying health conditions, drug stores say they are ready, willing and able to start giving the shots.

There's ju...

15 Jan
3 Steps Could Nearly Eliminate COVID Infections on College Campuses: Study

3 Steps Could Nearly Eliminate COVID Infections on College Campuses: Study

A combination of mask use, social distancing and routine testing would eliminate nearly all COVID-19 infections on U.S. college campuses, a new study claims.

Using a computer model that simulated a semester of a mid-sized college (5,000 students and 1,000 faculty), resea...

15 Jan
What Happened to the Flu This Year?

What Happened to the Flu This Year?

The United States has far fewer flu cases than normal, and experts say it's probably due to measures people are taking to protect themselves from COVID-19.

Flu season usually peaks between December and February. Influenza typically causes about 45 million illnesses, 810,...

15 Jan
Shorter COVID Quarantine for College Athletes a Good Idea, Study Finds

Shorter COVID Quarantine for College Athletes a Good Idea, Study Finds

After SARS-CoV-2 exposure, a 14-day quarantine is standard among university athletes. But shorter quarantines for these athletes, along with mid-quarantine testing, may improve their compliance without increasing the risk that they'll infect others, a new study suggests.

15 Jan
Science Reveals Top Marathon Runners' Secrets

Science Reveals Top Marathon Runners' Secrets

What makes a marathoner great?

New research pinpoints the physical attributes of top marathon runners, and could help others improve their marathon performance.

Elite male distance runners were asked to run on treadmills at a range of speeds and also on an out...

15 Jan
Fresh Embryos Beat Frozen for IVF: Study

Fresh Embryos Beat Frozen for IVF: Study

When it comes to in vitro fertilization, new research suggests fresh is best.

In the study, researchers analyzed data from 33,000 women who received fresh or frozen embryos derived from freshly retrieved donor eggs.

The data was from 370 in vitro fertilization cli...

15 Jan
Program Helps Low-Income Women Get Needed Mammograms

Program Helps Low-Income Women Get Needed Mammograms

Giving low-income women mammograms when they're hospitalized can boost their breast cancer screening rates, according to a new study.

Getting cancer screening tests can be challenging for low-income women due to factors such as a lack of transportation and not being able...

14 Jan
Members of Biden's Pandemic Response Team Optimistic About Vaccine Rollout

Members of Biden's Pandemic Response Team Optimistic About Vaccine Rollout

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's target of 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations delivered within the first 100 days of his administration isn't just a lofty goal, two members of his pandemic advisory board said Thursday.

Rather, it's a hard-nosed response to the daily toll ...

14 Jan
What Will COVID-19 Look Like Years From Now?

What Will COVID-19 Look Like Years From Now?

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The bad news? COVID-19 may be around for a long, long time. The good news? Even if it does, new research suggests it could very well end up being just another mild illness, bringing with it inconvenience and discom...

14 Jan
Time to Angioplasty Is Crucial for Better Heart Attack Outcomes

Time to Angioplasty Is Crucial for Better Heart Attack Outcomes


When a heart attack begins, the time it takes until the blockage in a coronary artery is cleared is critical in preventing further damage to the heart, a new study warns.

The amount of damage is directly related to how long it takes from th...

14 Jan
I've Already Had COVID-19, Do I Need the Vaccine?

I've Already Had COVID-19, Do I Need the Vaccine?

Folks who've gotten through a COVID-19 infection might naturally question whether they need to get a coronavirus vaccination when their turn comes.

Experts say they really need the shot anyway, because even after having COVID they might be vulnerable to reinfection.

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14 Jan
'Mindfulness' on Your Mind? It Has Limits, Review Finds

'Mindfulness' on Your Mind? It Has Limits, Review Finds


Mindfulness is all the rage when it comes to boosting mental health, but new research suggests that it may not help everyone equally.

Practicing mindfulness meditation -- which involves paying close attention to what you are feeling in the ...

14 Jan
Many Americans Don't See Links Between Racism,  Health Outcomes: Poll

Many Americans Don't See Links Between Racism,  Health Outcomes: Poll

Many Americans most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic don't believe that racism is associated with poorer health, a nationwide poll shows.

The ongoing poll of more than 4,000 lower- and middle-income Americans focuses on communities of color.

"It really struck us t...

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