Task Force: Screen for Colon Cancer at Age 45

Tweet Meal Planning For Chemo: Help From a Dietitian By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Average folks should start being screened at age 45 to prevent colon cancer, five years earlier than is now recommended, the nation’s top preventive medicine panel says. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force currently recommends that people...
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COVID-19 Antibodies Decline Over Time, Study Shows

Tweet Imperial College London. “Declining prevalence of antibody positivity to SARS-CoV-2: a community study of 365,000 adults” https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/institute-of-global-health-innovation/MEDRXIV-2020-219725v1-Elliott.pdf Imperial College London. “Coronavirus antibody prevalence falling in England, REACT study shows” https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/207333/coronavirus-antibody-prevalence-falling-england-react/ WebMD....
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Supersreaders Spur Record New U.S. COVID Cases

Tweet 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 most in a single day since the start of the pandemic. Less than a week ago, a daily record was set with 83,000 new cases. Meanwhile,...
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Grocery Workers at Risk for COVID Without Symptoms

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung 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 high percentage of them have no symptoms when they are infected, they could become sources of future spread,...
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Lies Spread on Social Media Hamper Vaccinations

Tweet 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 is linked to an average 2% drop in annual vaccine coverage around the world, and a 15% increase in negative tweets about vaccination, researchers...
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The Pandemic Diet: How to Lose the ‘Quarantine 15’

Tweet Mondelēz International: “Mondelēz International Reports Q2 2020 Results.” SWNS Digital: “Americans have gained up to 16 pounds while quarantining.” Nick Rizzo, fitness research director, RunRepeat. Kristin Kirkpatrick, registered dietitian, Cleveland Clinic. Dianne Simmons, Frederick, MD. Rachel Kahan, Brooklyn, NY. The BMJ: “Central fatness and risk of all cause mortality:...
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1 in 3 U.S. Seniors Prescribed Inappropriate Drugs

Tweet Age-Related Macular Degeneration By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) – More than one-third of older Americans are prescribed drugs they may not need, a new study finds. In fact, these patients are prescribed twice as many drugs as needed and are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized or wind up in the emergency department. On average,...
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For Some, Postpartum Depression Lingers for Years

Tweet MS and Depression: Tips for Mental Fitness By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many women have depression symptoms after giving birth, but for some postpartum depression hangs on for years, a U.S. government study finds. Of nearly 4,900 new mothers researchers followed, one-quarter had depression symptoms at some point in their child’s...
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Manage Risk to Stay Safe for COVID Thanksgiving

Tweet Oct. 29, 2020 — Most years, Paula Emde’s Thanksgiving plans involve sharing a meal with at least a dozen family members, either at her home in Dunwoody, GA, or at a relative’s lakeside picnic pavilion about 80 miles south of the Atlanta suburb. Her favorite dishes include glazed ham, sweet potatoes, and her mother-in-law’s squash casserole. She’s planning for the holiday to be...
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We Asked Five Experts for COVID Thanksgiving Advice

Tweet William Schaffner, MD, professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. Isaac Bogoch, MD, clinician investigator, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. Cameron Wolfe, MD, associate professor, infectious diseases, Duke University, Durham, NC. Clio Andris, PhD, assistant professor, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia...
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