Health News

After COVID-19 Exposure, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 — Young athletes who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms should be symptom-free for 14 days and get their doctor’s OK before returning to practices or games, according to a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. An electrocardiogram (EKG) is also recommended for those who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms, the American Academy of Pediatrics […]

Health News

Researchers hypothesize coronavirus immunity from dengue exposure

CDC: New airborne transmission guidance was ‘draft version’ posted by mistaken Fox News’ Steve Harrigan reports on CDC correction on coronavirus guideline. A new study suggests a mosquito-borne illness called dengue may afford some immunity against coronavirus. Researchers at Duke University analyzed factors contributing to the spread of coronavirus cases in Brazil, and found an inverse […]

Kids Health

Prenatal opioid exposure may alter brain function in babies

Connectivity in an area of the brain that regulates emotion may be altered in infants exposed to opioids while in utero, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Opioid use in pregnancy has become a major public health crisis. Opioids can […]

Health Problems

Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer: study

Exposure to glyphosate—the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup—increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington. Various reviews and international assessments have come to different conclusions about whether glyphosate leads to cancer in humans. The […]

Health Problems

Increased risk for oral cancer with exposure to high PM2.5

(HealthDay)—Taiwanese men exposed to high concentrations of fine particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) have an increased risk for oral cancer, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Yu-Hua Chu, from Asia University in Taichung City, Taiwan, and colleagues examined the correlation between PM2.5 and oral cancer among Taiwanese men using four […]