Sunday, January 19, 2020

Flu Shot No Match for ‘B’ Strain, Season Rages On

Jan. 16, 2020 -- Influenza is still going strong in the United States and isn't expected to slow down for at least several more weeks, according to a report from the CDC. What's more, this season's vaccine is...

Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For women, a humdrum sex life might also mean an earlier onset of menopause, a new study suggests. British researchers who tracked the sex lives and menopausal status of nearly 3,000...

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?

By comparison, sleeve gastrectomy is simpler: Surgeons remove a large portion of the stomach, turning it into a tubular pouch that holds much less food. Like bypass, it alters gut hormone activity. On average, people shed more pounds...

Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn't confined to soldiers...

Probiotics: Don’t Buy the Online Hype

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many people turn to the internet with health...

New Drugs Getting FDA’s Blessing Faster, but Is That a Good Thing?

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New drugs are being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients based on less and less solid evidence, thanks to incentive programs that have been created to promote drug development, a new study shows. ...

Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two decades after terrorists attacked New York's World Trade Center, certain cancers are striking police and recovery workers who saved lives, recovered bodies and cleaned up the wreckage. This particular...

Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a life sentence, a large Canadian study suggests. "It's so exciting," said lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, director of the Institute for Life...

What Works Best to Help Men With Overactive Bladder?

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Learning how to control the urge to urinate may be all the therapy men need to treat an overactive bladder, a new study suggests. A combination of drugs and behavioral...

Childhood in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

SOURCES: Robokind.com: "Say Hello to Robokind." Science Robotics: "Improving Social Skills in Children With ASD Using a Long-term, In-home...
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