Spouses Share a Lot, Including Heart Health: Study

By Cara Roberts Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many married couples or domestic partners share a lot: the same house, bills, pets and maybe children. A new study found they often also share the same behaviors and risk factors that can lead to heart disease. Researchers […]

Loss of Smell More Common in COVID-19 Than Thought

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Loss of smell is common in COVID-19, but fewer people say they have this symptom than objective tests reveal, a new study finds. In fact, about 77% of COVID-19 patients who were directly measured had smell loss, but only […]

Diet Drinks Don’t Do Your Heart Any Favors

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Replacing sugary drinks with diet versions may not be any healthier for the heart, a large, new study suggests. French researchers found that people who regularly drank artificially sweetened beverages had a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, […]

Psoriasis Meds Don’t Raise Risk of Severe COVID-19

By Cara Roberts Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Researchers in the United Kingdom have reassuring news for people with psoriasis based on the first analysis of a global registry of COVID-19 patients who also have the skin disease. Moderate-to-severe cases of psoriasis are treated with drugs […]

CDC Warns of Listeria Outbreak

Oct. 27, 2020 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an alert about a multi-state outbreak of listeria infections. The outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes has been reported in three states. All 10 infected people were hospitalized and one death was reported in Florida. All those infected have reported eating […]

COVID Syndrome Seen in Kids Also Strikes Adults

In fact, said Morris, in some cases, MIS-A patients “may have multiorgan dysfunction without [any] history of showing symptoms of COVID-19.” Many patients show no ‘typical’ COVID-19 symptoms That speaks to the bewildering nature of MIS-A, Femia said. MIS-A patients are testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies, but absent classic […]

Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults

Brian Chicoine, MD, medical director, Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center, Park Ridge, IL. Nicholas Breitnauer, MD, Denver Health. Michelle Sie Whitten, president, CEO, Global Down Syndrome Foundation; Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome Workgroup. Karen Gaffney, president, Karen Gaffney Foundation. Beverly Johnson, actress/model; advocate and international spokesperson, Global Down Syndrome Foundation. […]

States, U.S. Hit Set New Records for COVID Cases

October 26, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic continues to pound the United States as record number of cases are reported from around the country. The 7-day average of new cases in the U.S. topped 68,000 on Sunday. That’s more than 1,000 cases higher than the previous record reported July 22. Friday and Saturday […]

Searching for Clues to COVID-19 Immunity

Joel Ernst, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the division of experimental medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco. Santosha Vardhana, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and attending physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Nicolas Vabret, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Medline […]