This Year’s Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

Tweet What is Adult Whooping Cough? By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — How bad or how long this year’s flu season will be remains to be seen. But one thing is already clear: It’s proving to be an especially lethal season for infected children. Fueled by a strain of influenza that children may be especially vulnerable to, less...
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Allow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say

Tweet By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Should a dying man be allowed to let doctors harvest his sperm for possible use by strangers after death? Yes, say two medical ethicists in the United Kingdom. Writing in an article published Jan. 20 in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Drs. Nathan Hodson and Joshua Parker said that such donations would...
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Coronavirus 2020 Outbreak: Latest Updates

Tweet CDC: “Transcript of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Response Telebriefing.” CDC: “2019 Novel Coronavirus.” CDC: “Transcript of Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States.” Johns Hopkins University, ESRI: “Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases.” World Health Organization: “Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Situation Report — 2 (22 January 2020).” Journal of Medical...
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Low-Dose Aspirin Might Help Prevent Preterm Births

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A daily baby aspirin helped first-time mothers lower their chances of delivering too soon in a new clinical trial, though it’s not clear the practice should become routine everywhere. The trial, which was run in six lower-income countries, found that giving first-time mothers a daily low-dose aspirin...
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Many Critical Workers in U.S. Short on Sleep

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of working Americans don’t get enough sleep, and the problem is greatest among the police, the military, health care workers and truckers, researchers report. Their analysis of data from more than 150,000 employed adults between 2010 and 2018 also found that the rate of inadequate sleep (7 hours or less) rose from about...
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Faulty Immune System May Lead to Lung Cancer

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An immune system that’s not functioning normally may lead to lung cancer in patients who don’t smoke, a new study suggests. “A strong immune system helps to keep inflammation under control and chronic inflammation is known to promote cancer,” said co-author Rayjean Hung. “Our research suggests that it’s underlying...
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Washington Monitors Coronavirus Patient’s Contacts

Tweet Kathy Lofy, MD, state health officer, Washington State Department of Health. Casey Calamusa, spokesperson, Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, WA. CDC: “First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States,” Jan. 21, 2020. CDC: “Coronavirus,” Jan. 23, 2020. World Health Organization: “Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Situation Report —...
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CDC Confirms Second U.S. Coronavirus Case

Tweet Jan. 24, 2020 — A second travel-related case of a new strain of coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed in a Chicago resident. The patient is a woman in her 60s. She had symptoms a few days after returning to the U.S. from a trip to Wuhan, China, on Jan. 13. She was not sick while traveling. Health officials say she is doing well and is in stable condition. She remains in the hospital...
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Even Female Bosses Face Sexual Harrassment: Study

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When most people think of sexual harassment of females on the job, they assume it’s happening to lower-level staffers. But surprisingly, women supervisors actually encounter more of it than other female workers, a new study finds. Researchers examined workplace sexual harassment in the United States, Japan and Sweden. They found that female...
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‘Yo-Yo’ Blood Pressure Numbers in Youth a Bad Sign for Health Later

Tweet By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If your blood pressure numbers swing from low to high and back again in your 20s, that could bode ill for heart health in middle age, new research shows. In fact, every 4 mm Hg spike in systolic blood pressure — the top number in a reading — during young adulthood was tied to a 15% higher risk...
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