- Preexisting cardiovascular conditions tied to severe COVID-19 in childrenon 19/05/2022 at 17:41
Some previous or preexisting cardiovascular conditions are associated with increased severity of COVID-19 among children, according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open.
- Uptick in avian flu cases poses little threat to humanson 19/05/2022 at 17:13
If the recent increase in avian influenza cases has you concerned, you likely have nothing to worry about and don’t need to take any added measures, according to a University of Alberta expert on influenza in birds.
- Do compression garments facilitate muscle recovery after exercise?on 19/05/2022 at 17:13
Compression garments are an elastic cloth fitting that people wear on their arms, legs, or hips during or after physical exercise. Their use has gained popularity over the last few decades because they are thought to enhance muscle recovery following exercise.
- A gene-targeted approach may help prevent or recover neonatal brain injurieson 19/05/2022 at 17:00
The findings of a new pre-clinical study published in The Journal of Neuroscience are helping pave the way toward better understanding, prevention and recovery of neonatal brain injuries. During pregnancy, the fetus normally grows in low oxygen conditions. When babies are born preterm, there is an abrupt change into a high oxygen environment which may be higher than the baby can tolerate. These preterm babies often need support to breathe because their lungs are immature. If the oxygen they receive is too high, oxygen-free radicals can form and cause cell death.
- Study reveals impact of sleep-disordered breathing in adults over 70on 19/05/2022 at 16:53
A recent study by Monash University researchers found that even mild cases of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), the most common type being obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), associate with lower physical health-related quality of life, and also with lower cognitive function.
- This Rural, Red Southern County Was a Vaccine Success Story. Not Anymore.by Brett Kelman on 19/05/2022 at 10:31
Meigs County in Tennessee reported one of the highest covid-19 vaccination rates in the South for much of the past year. But those reports were wrong because of a data error that has surfaced in other states as well.
- The Private Sector Steps In to Protect Online Health Privacy, but Critics Say It Can’t Be Trustedby Darius Tahir on 19/05/2022 at 09:00
Health data can be shockingly available. A group of nonprofits and corporations is proposing to patch up the holes in health apps, but many of the biggest companies didn’t participate in the proposal’s creation.
- New Covered California Leader Urges Renewal of Enhanced Federal Aid for Health Premiumsby Bernard J. Wolfson on 18/05/2022 at 09:00
Jessica Altman took over in March as executive director of California’s health insurance marketplace, which serves 1.8 million people. She warns that if Congress does not renew the tax credit enhancements that have made health plans more affordable, consumers will face significantly higher premiums, which could cause many to forgo coverage.
- ‘That’s Just Part of Aging’: Long Covid Symptoms Are Often Overlooked in Seniorsby Judith Graham on 18/05/2022 at 09:00
Millions of older adults are grappling with long covid, yet the impact on them has received little attention even though research suggests seniors are more likely to develop the poorly understood condition than younger or middle-aged adults.
- How Better Ventilation Can Help ‘Covid-Proof’ Your Homeby Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News on 18/05/2022 at 09:00
Is someone at home sick with covid-19? One simple but effective strategy for keeping the virus from spreading is to make your indoor air as much like the outdoors as possible.