Oregon Decriminalizes Possession of Hard Drugs

Nov. 5, 2020 — Oregon voters have passed a measure making the state the first to decriminalize possession of hard drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine, LSD and oxycodone. The measure completely changes how Oregon’s justice system treats those who are…

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Follows ‘Special’ Diet

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — No doubt you’ve heard friends lament they couldn’t eat bread because they were on the Keto diet, or maybe it was Paleo, or a low-carb plan or perhaps…

Clear Election Winners: State Marijuana Reforms

Nov. 4, 2020 — Ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona and New Jersey, and both recreational and medical use in South Dakota, are on their way to voter approval, CNN projected Wednesday. Results are still pending for Montana’s…

Beware of Blood Pressure Changes at Night

Osborne said this study “is another signal that we really need to incorporate ambulatory blood pressure monitoring into the evaluation of high blood pressure. If we only see blood pressure during the day, it dramatically reduces our ability to assess…

Upbeat Outlook Could Shield Your Brain

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Being positive may help protect your memory as you age, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed data from almost 1,000 middle-aged and older U.S. adults who…

Is It a Cold, the Flu, Allergies, or COVID-19?

Respiratory illnesses can share  so many of the same symptoms — a fever, chills, coughing, tiredness, a sore throat, body aches, a headache, and a stuffed nose — so it’s not easy to tell the difference.

Construction Workers at High Risk for COVID

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Construction workers have a higher risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19 than other workers, a new study finds. Using data collected between March and August on hospitalizations in Austin,…

Lies Spread on Social Media Hamper Vaccinations

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Foreign disinformation campaigns on social media have caused vaccination rates to fall, a new study reveals. Every 1 point increase in the effort to discredit vaccines…

Grocery Workers at Risk for COVID Without Symptoms

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Grocery workers are likely at greater risk of infection with the new coronavirus, a new study shows. Not only that, but because a…

Supersreaders Spur Record New U.S. COVID Cases

Oct. 30, 2020 — The big coronavirus numbers keep piling up — and so do the superspreader events. The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center reported that 88,521 new coronavirus cases were recorded Thursday in the United States — the…