Can Probiotics Help Ease Depression?

Tweet When Your Depression Treatment Isn’t Working, What Are Your Options? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Probiotic supplements might help ease depression symptoms in some people, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that across seven small clinical trials, various probiotics seemed to improve symptoms in...
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75 or Older? Statins Can Still Benefit Your Heart

Tweet 3 Ways to Protect Your Heart By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Older adults with healthy hearts probably would benefit from taking a cholesterol-lowering statin, a new study contends. People 75 and older who were free of heart disease and prescribed a statin wound up with a 25% lower risk of death from any cause and a 20% lower risk...
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

Tweet July 6, 2020 — A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health. It said a person in Hillsborough County contracted Naegleria fowleri, a single-cell amoeba that attacks brain tissue and is usually fatal, CBS News reported. Naegleria fowleri is contacted when contaminated water enters through a person’s nose, and is...
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Two Lysol Products Can Kill Coronavirus: EPA

Tweet Pulmonary Embolism Signs of this potentially fatal complication. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200708/two-lysol-products-can-kill-coronavirus-epa?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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New Guidelines Could Double Number Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening

Tweet How Common Is Extensive Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — CT scans have been proven to help spot lung cancer early and save lives. Now, updated expert recommendations could double the number of Americans who are eligible for the yearly screening. The recommendations — from the U.S. Preventive Services...
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COVID Worsens Mental Health In The LGBTQ Community

Tweet MONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety and depression are striking many in the LGBTQ+ community for the first time, researchers say. “What I was hearing at the beginning of the pandemic was that people who were already anxious were more anxious than ever, and we didn’t find that,” said researcher Annesa Flentje, an assistant...
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Studies Track Super-Spreading of COVID-19

Tweet MedRxiv preprint: “Characterizing super-spreading events and age-specific infectivity of COVID-19 transmission in Georgia, USA.” MedRxiv preprint: “Chopping the tail: how preventing superspreading can help to maintainCOVID-19 control.” SSRN preprint: “College Student Contribution to Local COCID-19 Spread: Evidence from...
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As REM Sleep Declines, Life Span Suffers

Tweet Narcolepsy Symptoms By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Deep sleep is essential for good health, and too little of it may shorten your life, a new study suggests. REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is when dreams occur and the body repairs itself from the ravages of the day. For every 5% reduction in REM sleep, mortality...
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Does Having a Dog Make for Well-Adjusted Kids?

Tweet By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve hesitated to get a dog because your kids are very young, new research suggests that the preschool years might be a good time to add a furry friend to the family. The study found that preschoolers with dogs at home had fewer problems with their peers or other behavior problems compared to...
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Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Tweet Heart Disease and Diabetes in 3D By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next several years. That’s the conclusion of a new analysis of 10 clinical trials:...
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