Can a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell

Tweet FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say a new test can tell which patients with gonorrhea will benefit from treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant to it. In this study, 106 patients identified as having a gonorrhea strain called wild-type gyrA serine...
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Many Stay Optimistic for Most of Their Lives

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People tend to be optimistic for most of their life, even when they have to cope with serious challenges, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 75,000 people aged 16 to 101 in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands to assess their optimism and outlook about the future. “We found that optimism continued to increase throughout young...
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Will Coffee Shop Culture Survive COVID-19?

Tweet Sharling Tellez, Starbucks customer in Alexandria VA. Andrea Caulfield, Starbucks customers in Alexandria VA. Shannon Schultz, anonymous Starbucks manager in Alexandria VA. Alicia Love, president of Coffee Labs Roasters, Tarrytown NY. Zack Willhoff, café retail manager, Nossa Familia Lovejoy Expresso Bar, Portland OR. Karen Raskopf, chief communications and sustainability officer at Dunkin’...
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Simple Test Shows Which Face Masks Are Best

Tweet FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to face masks, not all are equally effective, a new study finds. Duke University researchers developed a way of testing various types of masks to see which did the best job of stopping droplets coming from people’s mouths, preventing spread of the new coronavirus. They relied on a makeshift apparatus consisting of a box, a laser,...
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As in Adults, Minority Kids Hit Hardest by COVID

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. minorities have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and a new study suggests kids are no exception. Researchers found that at one community testing site, nearly half of Hispanic children and teens were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes...
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Guidance for Kids to Return to Sports Amid COVID

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’re thinking about letting your child resume sports while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, a leading pediatricians’ group says there are a few things you should consider. To help families make informed decisions, the American Academy of...
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Are Boomers Less Sharp Than Previous Generations?

Tweet Age-Related Macular Degeneration By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Aging baby boomers may not be as mentally sharp as their parents were, a new study suggests — raising questions about what the pattern could mean for future dementia rates. Looking at two decades’ worth of data on U.S. adults, the study found generational...
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Many Older Adults Can’t Connect With Telehealth

Tweet THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus pandemic has fueled big increases in video visits between patients and doctors, but older Americans haven’t easily taken to the trend, a new study finds. More than one-third of those over 65 face difficulties seeing their doctor via telemedicine — especially older men in remote or rural areas who are poor, have disabilities...
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Moderna Prices COVID Vaccine Higher than Others

Tweet Pulmonary Embolism Signs of this potentially fatal complication. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200806/moderna-prices-covid-vaccine-higher-than-others?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Americans More Stressed by COVID Than Other Nations

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans are faring much worse mentally and financially during the COVID-19 pandemic than citizens of other high-income countries around the world, according to an international analysis. One-third of U.S. adults say they’ve experienced unbearable stress,...
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