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Sep24After COVID-19 Exposure, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

After COVID-19 Exposure, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

Young athletes who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms should be symptom-free for 14 days and get their doctor’s OK before returning to practices or games, according to a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. An electrocardiogram (EKG) is also recommended for those who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in updated guidance. […]

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Sep24Kids Who Need Steroids Face Risk of Diabetes, Other Ills

Kids Who Need Steroids Face Risk of Diabetes, Other Ills

Children who need to take oral steroids for chronic or life-threatening conditions can experience serious side effects, according to new research. Children with autoimmune disorders such as juvenile arthritis, psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease are often prescribed a steroid to keep the illness under control. But the odds that a child might develop diabetes was […]

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Sep24COVID Bites: Cracked Teeth Another Coronavirus Scourge

COVID Bites: Cracked Teeth Another Coronavirus Scourge

Dentists are drilling down on another worrying trend related to the coronavirus: more cracked teeth. Like sleepless nights and stomach jitters, teeth grinding is a telltale sign of stress. And the habit — which can damage and break your choppers — is sending people to dental offices in growing numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I […]

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Sep24Americans Are Cutting Back on Sugary Drinks

Americans Are Cutting Back on Sugary Drinks

Drinking lots of sugary beverages can wreak havoc on your health, but new research finds more Americans are turning away from those high-calorie drinks. And that includes many people who used to drink large quantities of sweetened beverages — the equivalent of 3.5 cans of soda daily. “Our study found the percentage of children and […]

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Sep24FDA Adds Abuse Warning to Labels for Xanax, Valium

FDA Adds Abuse Warning to Labels for Xanax, Valium

Reacting to an upsurge in abuse of benzodiazepine sedatives such as Valium, Xanax and Ativan, U.S. officials on Wednesday added a “Boxed Warning” to the drugs’ labels, cautioning about the danger. Benzodiazepines are tranquilizers commonly prescribed to help ease issues such as anxiety, seizures, insomnia and panic disorders. But “while benzodiazepines are important therapies for […]

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Sep249 in 10 Americans Not Yet Immune to COVID, CDC Director Says

9 in 10 Americans Not Yet Immune to COVID, CDC Director Says

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (Healthday News) — The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a Senate committee on Wednesday that 90% of Americans are still at risk of contracting the virus. “The preliminary results in the first round [of a very large, ongoing CDC study] show that a majority of […]

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Sep24Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2020

Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2020

Man Dies From Eating Too Much Black Licorice Children's Routine Care Plummets During Pandemic

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Sep23Kids Often Hit Hard by Death of Beloved Pet, Study Finds

Kids Often Hit Hard by Death of Beloved Pet, Study Finds

The loss of a pet may be a child’s first encounter with death, and new research suggests no one should underestimate the psychological trauma that the loss can bring. Previous studies have found that kids form deep emotional attachments to their pets and having a furry companion in your youth has been linked to greater […]

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Sep23Singing Without a Face Mask Can Spread COVID-19

Singing Without a Face Mask Can Spread COVID-19

If you sing indoors without a face mask, you run the risk of spreading COVID-19 through tiny airborne particles known as aerosols. That’s the conclusion researchers reached after studying a choir practice. In Skagit Valley, Wash., one person with mild symptoms of COVID-19 attended a 2.5-hour-long indoor choir practice on March 10. Over the next […]

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Sep23Had a Heart Attack? Resuming Sex Soon After Might Be Healthy

Had a Heart Attack? Resuming Sex Soon After Might Be Healthy

Many heart attack survivors worry that resuming sex too soon afterwards might trigger another attack. But new research suggests the opposite may be true. Research out of Israel finds that resuming a normal sex life in the months after a heart attack may actually boost survival. Lead researcher Yariv Gerber believes part of the benefit […]

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