All posts by HealthCast

  • Kids Often Hit Hard by Death of Beloved Pet, Study Finds

    The loss of a pet may be a child’s first encounter with death, and new research suggests no one should underestimate the psychological trauma that the loss can bring. Previous studies have found that kids form deep...

    • Posted September 23, 2020
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  • Singing Without a Face Mask Can Spread COVID-19

    If you sing indoors without a face mask, you run the risk of spreading COVID-19 through tiny airborne particles known as aerosols. That’s the conclusion researchers reached after studying a choir practice. In Skagit Valley, Wash., one...

    • Posted September 23, 2020
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  • Had a Heart Attack? Resuming Sex Soon After Might Be Healthy

    Many heart attack survivors worry that resuming sex too soon afterwards might trigger another attack. But new research suggests the opposite may be true. Research out of Israel finds that resuming a normal sex life in the...

    • Posted September 23, 2020
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  • Could Zinc Help Fight COVID-19?

    Millions of Americans pop zinc supplements at the first sign of the common cold. Now, new research suggests the nutrient might play a role in COVID-19 outcomes, too. Researchers from Spain reporting at a European coronavirus conference...

    • Posted September 23, 2020
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  • U.S. COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 as Cases Climb in 22 States

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 (Healthday News) — The U.S. coronavirus death toll reached the tragic milestone of 200,000 on Tuesday, with at least 22 states now reporting a rise in new cases. Just last Monday, only nine...

    • Posted September 23, 2020
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  • Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2020

    J&J Coronavirus Vaccine Begins Final Stage of Clinical Trials Stricter Vaccine Approval Rules Coming From FDA Plastic Face Shields Don't Block Tiny Droplets: Study Perrigo Asthma Inhalers Recalled Due to Clog Risk

    • Posted September 23, 2020
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  • Many Health Care Workers Who Have Coronavirus Don’t Have Symptoms: Study

    Four in 10 health care workers who test positive for COVID-19 don’t have symptoms, which means they could unknowingly spread the disease to co-workers and patients, researchers say. For the new study, the research team reviewed 97...

    • Posted September 23, 2020
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  • Is an Early Form of Breast Cancer More Dangerous Than Thought?

    Women diagnosed with an early, highly treatable form of breast cancer still face a higher-than-normal risk of eventually dying from the disease, a large new study finds. The study looked at women with ductal carcinoma in situ...

    • Posted September 22, 2020
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  • Homemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

    Don’t fret about whether that fabric mask you made on your sewing machine protects against the spread of COVID-19 as well as the face masks sold in stores, new research reassures. Taher Saif, a professor of mechanical...

    • Posted September 22, 2020
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  • Having Flu and COVID Doubles Death Risk in Hospitalized Patients

    TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (Healthday News) — While health officials worry about a potential “twindemic” of COVID-19 and the flu this winter, a new study finds that hospital patients who were infected with both viruses were more...

    • Posted September 22, 2020
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  • Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2020

    CDC Removes New Coronavirus Guidelines Just Days After Posting Them

    • Posted September 22, 2020
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  • Life Expectancy Could Decline Worldwide Due to COVID-19

    The coronavirus pandemic could cause short-term decreases in life expectancy in many parts of the world, according to a new study. Using a computer model, the researchers concluded that infection rates of only 2% could cause a...

    • Posted September 21, 2020
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  • Potential COVID-19 Drug Could Increase Heart Risk: Study

    The widely prescribed antibiotic azithromycin is being investigated as a COVID-19 treatment, but a new study warns it could increase the risk of heart problems. Researchers analyzed data from millions of patients (average age: 36) in the...

    • Posted September 21, 2020
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  • Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

    Parents of kids with food allergies probably won’t be surprised to hear that Halloween is an especially risky time for their youngsters. A new study found that serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) triggered by peanuts jumped 85% when...

    • Posted September 21, 2020
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