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Coronavirus on Surfaces: What’s the Real Risk?

Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases, UC Davis Children’s Hospital. CDC: “CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread,” “Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” “Frequently Asked Questions,” “How COVID-19 Spreads,” “How to Protect Yourself…

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…

In-Person Pregnancy Checks Won’t Raise COVID Risk

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some reassuring news for pregnant women: In-person doctor visits don’t appear to make them vulnerable to COVID-19, a new study indicates. It included thousands of Massachusetts women…

Birth Control Pill May Cut Women’s Risk for Asthma

By Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Could birth control pills build a bulwark against asthma? New research suggests that hormonal contraceptives, which alter the natural ebb and flow of female hormones, may do just…

Genetic Testing for Alzheimer’s Has Emotional Risk

Jamie Tyrone, author Fighting for My Live: How to Thrive in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s, San Diego. Scott Weissman, MS, CGC, Chicago Genetics, Chicago. Shirley Wu, PhD, director, Health Product Science, 23andMe, San Francisco. Julie Gregory, president, APOE4info.org, Long Beach,…

COVID Risk Up to 7 Times Higher for Young Vapers

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young people who use electronic cigarettes face an increased risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a new study. Teens and young adults who vaped were five…

Even With PPE, Frontline Workers Face COVID Risk

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — At the peak of the pandemic in the United States and United Kingdom, frontline health care workers, especially minorities, had much higher risks for COVID-19 than other individuals,…

Young Black Americans at High Risk of Hypertension

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure is often seen as a condition of old age, but a new study finds that it’s common among young Americans — especially young Black adults. The study, of 18- to…

Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Complication Risk

Untreated, DKA can lead to death, the ADA said. The new study included more than 200,000 people with type 2 diabetes who started using SGLT2 inhibitors between 2013 and 2018. They were compared to a matched group of people…