COVID More Lethal for People Living With HIV

Tweet Continued About 38 million people worldwide live with HIV or AIDS, according to the World Health Organization. Certain pre-existing conditions are common among people living with HIV/AIDS, which may contribute to the severity of their COVID-19 cases. Among those who were HIV-positive, the most common pre-existing health conditions were high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary...
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What’s Best for Recurrent Ear Infections in Kids?

Tweet Slideshow: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has Cancer By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Frequent middle-ear infections are the nemesis of many parents and young children. Now a new study suggests that a common treatment — “ear tubes” — may not prevent future bouts. Middle-ear infections (or...
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Elon Musk: Is It Asperger’s or Level 1 ASD?

Tweet Victor M. Fornari, MD, vice chair, child and adolescent psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY. Matthew Siegel, MD, vice president of medical affairs, developmental disorders service line, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Portland; associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine. American Psychiatric Association: “What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?”    Article...
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Coronavirus Lingers in Penis and Could Cause Impotence

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Men now have one more compelling reason to get a COVID-19 vaccine — doctors suspect the new coronavirus could make it hard to perform in the bedroom. How? Coronavirus infection is already known to damage blood vessels, and vessels that supply blood...
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CDC: Vaccinated? You Don’t Need a Mask Indoors

Tweet May 13, 2021 — People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear masks or physically distance, regardless of the location or size of the gathering, the CDC announced Thursday. “Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physically distancing,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky,...
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Exercise Helps the Heart, But Can Manual Labor Hurt?

Tweet Andreas Holtermann, PhD, National Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark. World Health Organization: “WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior.” Andrew Freeman, MD, co-chair, Nutrition and Lifestyle Work Group, American College of Cardiology. Genevieve Dunton, PhD, professor, departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern...
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Do Prescription Sleep Medicines Even Work?

Tweet Continued Abbasi-Feinberg said that she approaches treating sleep problems like a mystery. “You have to solve the problem and see what’s going on with each person and then make a decision for the long term,” she said. More information The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips for better sleep. SOURCES: Daniel Solomon, MD, chief, section of clinical sciences,...
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‘Mind-Reading’ Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text

Tweet Continued In the new study, researchers at Stanford University managed to speed up that latter skill in one man with full-body paralysis. Instead of having him mentally move a computer cursor, the researchers asked him to imagine handwriting. The approach allowed him to eventually churn out text at a rate of roughly 18 words per minute, or double what he’d achieved with the mental-typing...
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Feel Younger Than Your Age? You Might Live Longer

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Can feeling young at heart, or at least younger than your actual age, help older people live healthier, longer lives? Yes, according to researchers in Germany. “Individuals who feel younger than they chronologically are seem to benefit from their younger subjective age in various aspects,”...
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Majority Say Make COVID Vaccine Required for Doctors

Tweet May 7, 2021 — Should COVID-19 vaccinations be required for health care professionals? WebMD polled its readers to ask that question collected 3,035 responses. Nearly two-thirds, or 66%, said yes and 34% said no. Among the yes votes, 55% believed these vaccinations should be required immediately and 11% said they should be mandatory eventually. WebMD’s sister site, Medscape, which produces...
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