(HealthDay)—As-needed follow-up is an equally effective posthospitalization follow-up strategy when compared with a scheduled follow-up visit for young children hospitalized for bronchiolitis, according to a study published online July 6 in JAMA Pediatrics. Eric R. Coon, M.D., from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and colleagues randomly assigned children younger than 24 months
DR ELLIE CANNON: How long will it be before I’m free from the pain of shingles? I had shingles a few months ago and was given tablets. The blisters have gone but I still have pain across the side of my ribs where they were. Will it go away? Something I noticed, during lockdown was
(HealthDay)—If you want to live longer, you should choose beans over beef for your protein, a new analysis suggests. “These findings have important public health implications as intake of plant protein can be increased relatively easily by replacing animal protein and could have a large effect on longevity,” the researchers reported. Diets high in protein
Glioblastoma is a malignant brain tumor that often grows very quickly and as a particularly aggressive applies. Usually the first symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, blurred vision, or paralysis lie between the appearance of symptoms and the diagnosis only a few weeks or months. The therapy must begin quickly. The person and their family can
In the fight against the novel Coronavirus, a vaccine is considered to be crucial. But the population would benefit from this also? While in April 2020, 70 percent of the people in Germany were willing to be vaccinated, the number dropped in June to 61 percent. Many people are particularly concerned with possible side effects.
As Victoria grapples with a second-wave outbreak of COVID-19, the importance of large-scale testing has again been highlighted. Without its “testing blitz” aiming at 10,000 tests a day, the extent of the outbreak would have been invisible for much longer. Australia-wide, we’ve so far achieved a seven-day rolling average of a little more than 50,000
A small team of researchers from the University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, and Aarhus University has found that people who are exposed to end-of-the-world movies may be more resilient when dealing with the real-life ongoing pandemic. They have written a paper describing questioning volunteers about movies they had seen and their real pandemic experiences.
New Cornell-led research shows that inadequate funding is the main barrier to better surveillance and control of ticks, including the blacklegged tick, which spreads Lyme disease, the No. 1 vector-borne illness in the country. Insufficient infrastructure, limited guidance on best practices and lack of institutional capacity also are impediments to improved tick monitoring, the researchers
If there ever was a multi-use fruit, it’s bananas. You can bake them into bread, throw them on some pancakes, dip them into chocolate, and make them into ice cream. Plus, they’re and easy, portable snack that’s packed full of good-for-you vitamins and minerals. But are sweet, filling fruits like bananas good for weight loss?
You only want the best for your baby, but sadly there are some products out there that may not be the best for them. On top of that, so many products can be wasteful and not the greatest for the environment, so that doesn’t help either. Luckily, you can still minimize laundry without being wasteful
I think we can all agree there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment. Like many people, I watched Boris Johnson announce his action plan for getting out of lockdown last week with a puzzled look on my face. This confusion turned to frustration when the following day he shared a document, which stated
Detailed analysis from the epicentre of the Italian COVID-19 outbreak describes increase in cases of rare Kawasaki-like disease in young children, adding to reports of similar cases from New York, USA and South East England, UK. Syndrome is rare and experts stress that children remain minimally affected by SARS-CoV-2 infection overall. Doctors in the Bergamo
Grocery stores have been adjusting their store policies in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and Costco is the latest to add more requirements for shoppers. Starting next month, customers are required to wear a face mask or face covering while inside Costco facilities. Some of the already existing procedures include special shopping hours for
If you’re suffering from coronavirus anxiety or starting to go stir-crazy in self-isolation, it can be difficult to muster up any positive feelings. The world is a bleak place at the moment, so it’s understandable. Thankfully, an expert in happiness is here to teach people tips and tricks on how to regain joyful emotions amid
The coronavirus mortality rate might be lower than previously thought, according to a new study. A group of researchers analyzed data from China and found that the overall mortality rate of COVID-19 was 1.38%. But if they adjusted for cases that likely went unaccounted for due to their mild or asymptomatic nature, the overall mortality
Doctors say a complete loss of smell and taste may be an early warning sign of coronavirus… that could appear just hours after a sufferer is infected Doctors are calling for this to be added to other main symptoms of coronavirus Currently these are a continuous cough and/or a high temperature, says PHE But an
DR ELLIE CANNON: Will my wife’s carers be banned from visiting due to the coronavirus outbreak? Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor? I am in my 80s and have heart troubles. My wife has Alzheimer’s and lives at home. We’ve been told we should stay put, and not go out,
Panda Express, an American-Chinese fast food restaurant chain with locations across the U.S. and around the world, has vowed to improve the nutrition of their food. This effort, dubbed the “Panda Promise” (which may or may not be the subtitle of the next Kung Fu Panda movie), aims to achieve several broad goals. To help
UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person’s ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks. Traditionally, empathy is assessed through the use of questionnaires and psychological assessments. The findings of this study offer an alternative to
When it comes to memory, immune cells are known as the “bad cops” of the brain. But new research shows they could also be turned into “good cops” to power memory and learning. Inflammation can send the brain’s immune cells into damaging hyperdrive, and this has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases that affect memory, like