IVF Won’t Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization don’t appear to increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, a new study finds. Previous studies suggested that women who used…

Data Shows Oxford COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A COVID-19 vaccine under development at Oxford University in England appears safe and triggers an immune response in older adults, researchers report. Older adults have an…

CDC Urges Americans to Forgo Thanksgiving Travel

Nov. 19, 2020 — As COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations of continue to accelerate in the U.S., the CDC on Thursday bluntly advised Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. “Amid this critical phase, the CDC is recommending against…

U.S. Leads Wealthy Nations in Pregnancy-Related Deaths

By Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries — and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill…

What the Pandemic Did to Workouts

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In the face of pandemic-mandated gym closings and significant limits on movement outside the home, a new survey suggests that Americans are spending more time exercising while dialing…

Is Ablation Rx the Best First Choice for A-Fib?

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A procedure that freezes bits of heart tissue may be a better option than medication for people with atrial fibrillation (a-fib, or AF), two clinical trials have found. …

Can Supplements Boost Your Immunity This Winter?

Barry Fox, MD, clinical professor of infectious disease,  University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Harri Hemilä, MD, PhD, adjunct professor, Department of Public Health,  University of Helsinki, Finland. Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD, senior scientist and director,…

Many Will Attend Large Indoor Holiday Events

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Despite skyrocketing coronavirus infection rates, many Americans plan to attend large holiday gatherings, a nationwide survey finds. Nearly two in five respondents said they will likely gather with…

Warming Planet Ups Risk of Deadly Tick-Borne Fever

Nov. 16, 2020 — Climate change, already linked to more frequent wildfires, longer droughts, and more tropical storms, may also increase the risk of getting the potentially deadly tick-borne disease known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, new research suggests. When…

Annual Report Highlights Dangerous Toys

Nov. 13, 2020 — As the holidays near, the hunt for presents begins. But not all children’s toys have made the nice list — among this year’s most dangerous items are a toolset with small parts, a toy with high…