Is the Pandemic Harming Kids’ Mental Health?

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay) — Since last April, hospital emergency rooms across the United States have seen a sustained surge in visits related to the mental health of school-aged kids, a new report…

Study Finds Blacks, Asians More Vulnerable to COVID

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Black and Asian people in the United States and the United Kingdom have significantly higher odds of COVID-19 infection compared to white people, a large research…

Restrictions Return As COVID Surges Across the U.S.

COVID Tracking Project blog: “A Nationwide Case Surge Hits US Hospitals: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Nov 12.” COVID Tracking Project: “Cumulative Cases.” The Associated Press: “Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds won’t budge on masks, even as virus deaths rise.” Office…

New Finding Reveals Why Certain COVID Patients Die

“Interferons are like a fire alarm and a sprinkler system all in one,” said Rasmussen, who wasn’t involved in the new studies. Lab studies show interferons are suppressed in some people with COVID-19, perhaps by the virus itself. Interferons are…

Could Propecia Up Young Men’s Suicide Risk?

“Sexual dysfunction in younger men can result in depression and, in a subset of these men, suicidal ideation,” Irwig said. Trinh said that these findings should not be over-interpreted to say that finasteride causes suicides, only that there seems to…

Measles Deaths Grow by Half

Nov. 12, 2020 — Global measles deaths increased 50% from 2016 to 2019, and more than 200,000 people died last year alone from the preventable disease. The World Health Organization on Thursday released new statistics that show 869,770 cases of…

Exercise and Migraines: What Helps and Hurts

SOURCES: Nada Hindiyeh, MD, clinical assistant professor of neurology specializing in headache medicine, Stanford University. Urvish K. Patel, MD, research associate, Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, president and…

1 of 4 Court Rulings Likely

At issue is a complex legal concept known as “severability” — that is, whether a specific provision can be “severed” from a larger law, without overturning the entire thing. In two recent rulings, Miller notes, the Supreme Court has tended…

Face Masks Won’t Hamper Your Workout, Study Says

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you want to work out while wearing a cloth face mask, a new study says you can do it safely. Researchers from the University of…