Can Some Vaccines Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

Dec. 3, 2020 — Could vaccines play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are looking at that question more broadly after finding that the flu and pneumonia vaccines might also help protect against the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease. Svetlana Ukraintseva, PhD, an associate research professor

Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Menopause symptoms can interfere with women’s jobs, Japanese researchers report. For the study, the investigators looked at nearly 600 working women, aged 45 to 65, in Japan. Of those, 61% were postmenopausal. Women with

CBD from Marijuana Doesn’t Impair Driving

Gallup: “14% of Americans Say They Use CBD Products,” Aug. 7, 2019. Journal of the American Medical Association: “Effect of Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol on Driving Performance.” Johannes G. Ramaekers, PhD, professor of psychopharmacology and behavioral toxicology, University of Maastricht, Netherlands. Brain Behavior: “The influence of THC:CBD oromucosal spray

Training May Speed Smell’s Return After COVID

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Special training may help COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell after suffering parosmia, a new British study suggests. Parosmia is a condition where people have strange and often unpleasant smell distortions. Instead of smelling a

CDC Panel Votes on Who Should Get COVID Vaccines First

Dec. 1, 2020 — An influential government committee has recommended that health care workers and people who reside in long-term care facilities get the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. In a 13-to-1 vote, the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) said health care workers and

COVID in Kids: The Most Telling Symptoms

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among thousands of kids tested for COVID-19, an upset stomach, loss of taste/smell, fever and headache were symptoms most predictive of positive test results, a Canadian study found. But one-third of children and teens with the

The New Domestic Violence: Technology Abuse

Abusers don’t need to be technologically sophisticated, according to experts. A past or present relationship with the victim can open the doors to many stealthy forms of abuse. Abusers might have set up email or bank accounts and passwords for the victim and continue to enter the accounts even after

COVID in Pregnancy Won’t Affect Outcomes: Study

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with COVID-19 have little risk of developing severe symptoms, as do their newborns, a new study finds. In fact, 95% of these women have good outcomes, and just 3% of their babies test positive

Data Shows Oxford COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A COVID-19 vaccine under development at Oxford University in England appears safe and triggers an immune response in older adults, researchers report. Older adults have an increased risk of COVID-19, so it’s crucial that vaccines

‘Hidden’ Prostate Cancer Usually Means Good Outcome

         By Robert Preidt                   HealthDay Reporter                 MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Negative biopsies among early-stage prostate cancer patients who’ve chosen active surveillance are associated with a low

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