Millennials Flock to Telehealth, Online Research

April 2, 2021 — The internet is often the first place many of us go to find information, whether it’s about hotels, music, or furniture. And health guidance is no exception — especially among millennials. A new survey of 2,040 millennials (ages 23 to 39) in February by Harmony Healthcare IT found that 69% … Read more

The Power of Fiction on the Mind

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s not unusual for a fictional character to ring such a chord that their story shapes your life. Think of educators inspired by Robin Williams’ character in “Dead Poets Society,” lawyers drawn to the profession by Perry Mason or Atticus Finch, or health … Read more

Lockdowns Gave Boost to Type 1 Diabetes Control in Kids

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Blood sugar levels in youngsters with type 1 diabetes improved during Britain’s first national COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, researchers say. “Children and families found it easier to manage this disease when they were forced to stay at home. This helps us to understand the pressure … Read more

COVID Patients Face Higher Risk for Stroke

FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study adds to mounting evidence that COVID patients have an added risk of stroke. Researchers analyzed data on more than 20,000 U.S. adults hospitalized with COVID-19 between January and November 2020. The analysis found that their risk of stroke was higher than for patients with … Read more

Scientists Create Human ‘Pre-Embryo’ for Research

“These are organized embryo-like structures modeled on the human embryo, but in my opinion I don’t consider them to be the equivalent of a human blastocyst that comes from an in vitro fertilization clinic,” said Amander Clark, a member of Polo’s team and chair of molecular, cell and developmental biology at University of California, Los … Read more

What Causes Herpes Cold Sores? New Research

Its activation is required for HSV to reactivate in response to interleukin 1, along with other triggers like damage to nerve cells, she said. That makes DLK a good target to prevent HSV, Cliffe added. Repeated reactivation of HSV can also affect the eyes. In the eye, the virus leads to herpes keratitis, can … Read more

Pandemic Has Slowed Pace of Cancer Research

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — To the ever-growing list of COVID-19’s collateral damage, add one more casualty: cancer research. A new study indicates that during the first wave of the pandemic last spring, the number of newly launched cancer treatment studies cratered by 60%. “In short, the first wave of … Read more

Research Shows Why COVID Pneumonia Is More Deadly

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Diabetics who’ve contracted COVID-19 should suspend their use of a class of common diabetes drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i), new research warns. People using these medications for diabetes are at risk of a potentially fatal complication called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and it now appears … Read more

Research Shows Why COVID Pneumonia Is More Deadly

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Unlike regular pneumonia, COVID-19 pneumonia spreads like many “wildfires” throughout the lungs, researchers say. This may explain why COVID-19 pneumonia lasts longer and causes more harm than typical pneumonia, according to the researchers at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. The research team said that their aim is … Read more