Most U.S. Women Under 50 Use Contraception: Report

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most American women between 15 and 49 years of age use birth control, according to a new U.S. government report. Between 2017 and 2019, 65% of those women...

What Will Convince People to Get a COVID Vaccine?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Promoting any emerging COVID-19 vaccine to a skeptical public could be tough. But a new survey finds vaccine uptake might rise if the shot is promoted by medical...

Homeless Get Help Through Innovative Businesses

Ron Hooks, executive director of West Coast Care in Santa Monica, CA, spends his days driving a utility vehicle up and down the beach. More than half of the city’s homeless residents sleep there. Hooks stops and talks to as...

Curbing COVID Had Benefit for Asthma Patients

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Measures enacted to slow the spread of the new coronavirus also appeared to reduce hospitalizations for asthma, a new study finds. Researchers compared weekly data on hospitalizations at...

Pandemic Fears Tied to California Gun Sale Surge

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Citing fears over violence and chaos, more than 100,000 Californians have bought guns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study estimates. Researchers said the findings add...

UK Begins Controversial Coronavirus Challenge Trial

Oct. 20, 2020 -- British scientists are infecting healthy volunteers with the coronavirus, in hopes of speeding up vaccine development, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Led by scientists at Imperial College London, people in this challenge trial will be guaranteed...

Face Masks and Foggy Glasses: A COVID Consequence

Roni Levin, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Sidney Gicheru, MD, spokesperson, American Academy of Ophthalmology; ophthalmologist, Laser Care Eye Center, Dallas. Nekita Shelton, senior analyst, Marketing Operations, Verizon. James Wrenn, data analyst,...

Virologists: What Do They Do?

Since the advent of modern medicine, virologists have contributed to innovations in health care from developing vaccines for multiple diseases to sequencing DNA. These infectious disease specialists are highly skilled medical experts who manage the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of...

Microplastics Seeping Out of Baby Bottles: Study

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New parents preparing a bottle for their baby should know the infant may ingest unwanted microplastics along with the nourishing formula, a new study warns. High levels of...

Beyond trick-or-treating: Safe Halloween fun during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve had to find new ways to do almost everything — and the same is true of this year’s Halloween celebrations. Two mainstays of Halloween, trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, could be very risky this...
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