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With COVID Vax in Works, 20% Don’t Believe in Shots

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As many as 20% of Americans don’t believe in vaccines, a new study finds. Misinformed vaccine beliefs drive opposition to public vaccine policies even more than politics, education, religion or other factors,…

Blood Pressure Meds Don’t Raise Risk of Depression

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you have hypertension and you’re depressed, don’t blame your blood pressure drugs. Although previous research hinted there might be a connection between high blood pressure medications and…

Face Masks, Yes, But Don’t Forget Hand-Washing

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For most people, wearing a face mask to protect against COVID-19 doesn’t lead to a false sense of security that leads them to forgo other precautions like hand…

One Disease Mosquitoes Don’t Spread: Coronavirus

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Although scientists haven’t nailed down how the new coronavirus jumped to humans, a new study confirms mosquitoes aren’t to blame — and you won’t get COVID-19 from a…

Mask Up! Don’t Let Down Your Guard Against COVID-19

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even as the United States reopens, it’s crucial that people wear face masks when they can’t maintain proper social distancing, experts emphasize. “While it’s tempting to view [things] as being back to normal,…