Disasters Leave a Rise in Suicides in Their…

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- Hurricanes, tornadoes and other major disasters can cause more damage than devastation to property, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the severe emotional distress and anxiety for those who…

Losing Your Hair Because of Pandemic Stress?

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- Add stress-related hair loss to the many problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "I've had patients coming in recently with stress-related hair loss, who tell me they were so worried…

How Hospitals Can Cut Patients Falls

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- A new toolkit to help reduce falls and fall-related injuries among hospital patients is highly effective, a new study shows. Falls are the leading cause of preventable injury, so researchers…

WHO Says No to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- The antiviral drug remdesivir is not recommended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients because there's no evidence that it reduces their need for ventilation or improves their chances of survival, a World…

Will Biden De-Politicize COVID?

THURSDAY, Nov. 19 -- President-elect Joe Biden campaigned on big plans for health care, many of which would face an uphill road if the U.S. Senate remains in Republican hands. But one of the first…

Health Highlights, Nov. 20, 2020

U.S. Adult Vaping Rate Rises, Smoking Rate Remains Same The rate of smoking among American adults seems to have leveled off, while vaping appears to be on the rise, a new survey from the U.S.…

Birx Says U.S. COVID Cases Are Skyrocketing as…

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 – The new coronavirus is spreading across America with unprecedented speed, the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in its first briefing in four months on Thursday. "This is more cases,…