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May27Mindfulness May Ease the Emotional Burden of MS

Mindfulness May Ease the Emotional Burden of MS

Mindfulness training may help counter the thinking and emotional difficulties caused by multiple sclerosis. In a small test study, people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who had four weeks of mindfulness training emerged with better emotional control and faster thinking. Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the brain, spinal cord and […]

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May27Clotting Tied to COVID-19 May Harm the Placenta

Clotting Tied to COVID-19 May Harm the Placenta

Women who had COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of placental injury, suggesting a new complication of the illness, researchers say. The good news from the small study of 16 women is that “most of these babies were delivered full-term after otherwise normal pregnancies,” said study senior author Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein. He’s assistant professor of pathology […]

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May27Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk

Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk

People who have a flawed gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may face a higher risk of COVID-19, an international team of researchers reports. Part of the increased risk among people with dementia may owe to high rates of new coronavirus infections in nursing homes. But this study suggests genetics may also be a factor. The […]

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May27White House Announces Plan for Medicare Recipients to Get Insulin at $35 Per Month

White House Announces Plan for Medicare Recipients to Get Insulin at $35 Per Month

Beginning next year, people on some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans who need insulin will be able to access the lifesaving medication for just $35 a month, according to a new plan announced by the White House. In some cases, the cost may be even lower, President Donald Trump said at a Rose […]

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May27Coronavirus Cases Ticking Upwards in Nearly a Dozen U.S. States

Coronavirus Cases Ticking Upwards in Nearly a Dozen U.S. States

(HealthDay News) — A jump in coronavirus cases is being seen in nearly a dozen U.S. states, at least half of which reopened early, as the country’s coronavirus case count neared 1.7 million on Wednesday. Though the overall national trend has been staying steady or dropping, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee are some […]

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May27Health Highlights: May 27, 2020

Health Highlights: May 27, 2020

Preventative Meds Help Reduce Rebound Headaches: Study Apple Reopening 100 U.S. Stores FDA Approves Drug to Treat Severe Malaria WHO Suspends Testing of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients

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May27Lockdown Got You Down? Experts Offer Tips to De-Stress

Lockdown Got You Down? Experts Offer Tips to De-Stress

Though the physical health risks posed by COVID-19 are at the top of everyone’s mind, experts warn the pandemic is also exacting a massive toll on mental health. So finds new research emerging on the mental health effects in China, where infection peaks and lockdowns have preceded the American experience by several months. For example, […]

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May26WHO Halts Testing of Drug That President Trump Has Embraced

WHO Halts Testing of Drug That President Trump Has Embraced

(HealthDay News) — Safety concerns over a malaria drug that President Donald Trump has touted as a coronavirus treatment prompted the World Health Organization on Monday to remove the medication from a global trial of potential COVID-19 therapies. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the international health agency’s director-general, said the WHO decided to take a “pause” […]

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May26Dirty City Air Might Raise MS Risk

Dirty City Air Might Raise MS Risk

Air pollution might increase the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), Italian researchers report. They found that in places with low levels of tiny particles of air pollution called particulate matter, the risk for MS was lower than in areas where those levels were high. In urban areas, the risk was 29% higher than in rural […]

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May26For Many Kids, Picky Eating Isn’t Just a Phase, Study Finds

For Many Kids, Picky Eating Isn’t Just a Phase, Study Finds

For parents hoping their “picky” eater will grow out of it, a new study may be unwelcome news. Researchers found that choosy 4-year-olds were still turning their noses up at many foods at age 9 — suggesting their finicky eating is more of a trait than a phase. The study, which followed over 300 children, […]

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