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The Benefits of Vitamin C

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:40

Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies from Pancreatic Cancer

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:01

The three-time cancer survivor faced her most recent troubles in late 2018, when she had surgery for lung cancer that was discovered after she broke several ribs in a fall in her chambers. In January of 2020, Ginsburg announced that she was cancer free. But in July she said she was undergoing chemotherapy after a lesion was found on her liver.

Sore Jaws, Cracked Teeth COVID Collateral Damage

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:04

Reports of pandemic-related dental problems liked cracked teeth are common, and sales of mouthguards to prevent people from grinding their teeth are up.

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 15:11

Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally recommended that they have a colonoscopy every three years.

Moderna: We'll Know Soon if COVID Vaccine Works

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:46

Along with Moderna's vaccine, there are six others in final Phase 3 testing that involves large-scale human tests.

Another Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:38

The results are available within 90 minutes, while conventional COVID-19 tests provide results within 24 hours, the researchers said.

90,000 Young U.S. Adults May Get Cancer This Year

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:32

The report from Ohio State University projects that nearly 90,000 Americans between 15 and 39 years of age will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 9,200 will die.

COVID Adds Risk for People With Addiction Disorders

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:26

People with a recent addiction disorder diagnosis were more likely than others to develop COVID-19, and the connection was strongest among those with opioid and tobacco use disorders, the findings showed.

CDC Posted Test Guideline Without Scientific Review

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:40

The guidance -- which was posted on Aug. 24 and widely criticized by experts -- said it wasn't necessary to test people without symptoms of COVID-19 even if they'd been exposed to the virus, and was posted on the CDC website when public health experts were urging more testing, not less.

Meager Meals, Dirty Rooms: Life in ‘Quarantine U’

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:31

Students say meager meals, unclean quarters and a general lack of necessities has made isolation feel like a punishment – adding to an already stigmatizing experience.

COVID Prevention May Mean Record Low Flu Rates

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 17:32

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe the social distancing measures put into place across the country last spring kept more than the new coronavirus at bay.

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 17:29

Of the nearly 1,200 patients in the study, those who drank four or more cups of java on a daily basis had 36% higher odds of surviving during the 13-year study period.

Colleges and Universities: The New COVID Hot Spots

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:47

More than 61,000 positive cases have been discovered on campuses since late August.

Smoking Ups Your Risk of a Fatal Brain Bleed

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:12

Compared to nonsmokers, the risk of fatal bleeding in the brain was three times higher among heavy and moderate smokers, and 2.8 times higher among light smokers.

COVID Conflicts Are Straining Relationships

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:08

As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, it's clear that not everyone's on the same page when it comes to preventing the risk of infection.

Big Ten Reverses Decision, Will Have 2020 Season

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 17:20

The Big Ten joins the SEC, ACC and Big 12 among the "Power Five" conferences to play this year.

Do Eyeglasses Offer Protection Against COVID-19?

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 17:14

People who wear glasses every day might be less susceptible to COVID-19 infection, a new study reports.

‘Self-Care’ Urged for Women Caregivers Amid Pandemic

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:17

The CDC released new practical guidance last week on how women facing unique challenges during the epidemic can care for both themselves and others.

Black Children at Higher Odds for ADHD

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:41

In a review of 21 previously published U.S. studies, which included nearly 155,000 Black children in the United States, researchers found that 14.5% of these children had ADHD.

Blood Clotting Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:38

While it's not clear precisely how SARS-CoV-2 causes clots, a new study suggests that the amount of a particular protein -- called factor V -- in a patient's blood may have something to do with it.