This Injury a Possible Sign of Domestic Violence

Tweet Personal Story of Diabetes and Heart Concerns By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) – As many as one-third of adult women who have a particular fracture to their forearms may be victims of intimate partner violence, according to a new study. The findings underscore the need to screen women who receive fractures to their ulna for possible intimate...
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COVID in Kids: The Most Telling Symptoms

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among thousands of kids tested for COVID-19, an upset stomach, loss of taste/smell, fever and headache were symptoms most predictive of positive test results, a Canadian study found. But one-third of children and teens with the coronavirus showed no symptoms, the researchers...
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The New Domestic Violence: Technology Abuse

Tweet Nov. 30, 2020 — The words “domestic violence” tend to prompt images of physical intimidation and attacks. But some of that abuse has taken a 21st century turn. In our highly connected world, abusers also can use technology against victims to monitor, threaten, harass, and hurt them. They may install spyware on victims’ phones, impersonate them on social media to humiliate them, or...
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‘Hidden’ Prostate Cancer Usually Means Good Outcome

Tweet          By Robert Preidt                    HealthDay Reporter                 MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Negative biopsies among early-stage prostate cancer patients who’ve chosen active surveillance are associated with a low risk of disease progression, but they aren’t a sign that their cancer has completely vanished, a new study indicates.  ...
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Young Americans Lonely, Depressed During Pandemic

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Loneliness, anxiety, depression and substance use have increased sharply among young American adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey shows. Over 1,000 people aged 18 to 35 took part in the online anonymous questionnaire between April 22 and May 11, 2020. Nearly half reported...
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Experts: COVID Vaccine May Cause Side Effects

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) – At least three new COVID-19 vaccine candidates are already in the pipeline, with a roll-out expected early in the new year. But on Monday, experts attending a meeting of an advisory committee to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed that Americans...
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Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes

Tweet Mark Parkinson, CEO, American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), Washington, D.C. Jessica Van Fleet-Green, MD, chief medical officer, Daiya Healthcare, Bellevue, WA. Terry Robertson, CEO, Josephine Caring Community, Stanwood, WA Adam Marles, president and CEO, LeadingAge Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg. Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO, LeadingAge, Washington,...
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Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment

Tweet By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who’d survived the disease might help boost outcomes. But study findings released Nov. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, along with disappointing results from prior trials,...
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Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women’s Odds for Diabetes

Tweet Managing High Potassium While on Dialysis Managing High Potassium While on Dialysis By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women who don’t, a new study suggests. The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil,...
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Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests. The study of more than 83,000 women with asthma found that those who used birth control pills for at least three years tended to have fewer severe flare-ups. The difference between pill...
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