Study Gauges Mental, Physical Toll of Divorce

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Couples going through a divorce may see their mental well-being deteriorate — especially if they are having angry exchanges and other conflicts, a new study shows. The findings…

Smile When You Get a COVID Vaccine, It’ll Hurt Less

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Could a genuine smile be the key to getting a less-painful vaccination? Researchers from University of California, Irvine, say yes. That genuine smile, which brings up the corners…

Lockdowns May Be Limiting Kids’ Asthma Attacks

By Ernie Mundell and Cara Murez HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For kids with asthma, more time spent at home and donning masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be providing a reprieve from emergency symptoms,…

Can Some Vaccines Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

Dec. 3, 2020 — Could vaccines play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are looking at that question more broadly after finding that the flu and pneumonia vaccines might also help protect against the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer’s…

COVID Can Harm the Infant Heart

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) – An infant diagnosed with COVID-19 showed signs of reversible heart injury and heart failure, according to a new case report. Researchers found the 2-month-old baby experienced heart issues…

CBD from Marijuana Doesn’t Impair Driving

Gallup: “14% of Americans Say They Use CBD Products,” Aug. 7, 2019. Journal of the American Medical Association: “Effect of Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol on Driving Performance.” Johannes G. Ramaekers, PhD, professor of psychopharmacology and behavioral toxicology, University of Maastricht,…

Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Menopause symptoms can interfere with women’s jobs, Japanese researchers report. For the study, the investigators looked at nearly 600 working women, aged 45 to 65, in…

CDC Panel Votes on Who Should Get COVID Vaccines First

Dec. 1, 2020 — An influential government committee has recommended that health care workers and people who reside in long-term care facilities get the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. In a 13-to-1 vote, the Advisory Committee…

Training May Speed Smell’s Return After COVID

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Special training may help COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell after suffering parosmia, a new British study suggests. Parosmia is a condition where people have strange and…

The New Domestic Violence: Technology Abuse

Abusers don’t need to be technologically sophisticated, according to experts. A past or present relationship with the victim can open the doors to many stealthy forms of abuse. Abusers might have set up email or bank accounts and passwords for…