Drugs, medical devices can contain harmful chemicals linked to cancer and other health issues: Experts
Drugs, medical devices can contain harmful chemicals linked to cancer and other health issues: Experts

Experts worry that endocrine-disrupting chemicals might nullify the benefits of drugs by lowering their efficiency or increasing their side effects

Sleep issues among infants and young children linked to mental health disorders in adolescence, study reveals
Sleep issues among infants and young children linked to mental health disorders in adolescence, study reveals

Waking up frequently at night at 18 months and irregular sleep at 6 and 30 months and 5.8 years were associated with psychotic experiences in children ages 12 and 13

Children, teens may transmit Covid-19 despite high proportion of mild or asymptomatic infections, says study
Children, teens may transmit Covid-19 despite high proportion of mild or asymptomatic infections, says study

Analysis shows viral load is comparable to that of adults and that symptomatic children of all ages shed infectious virus in early acute illness, a prerequisite for further transmission

US buys full 3-month global stock of Covid-19 drug remdesivir, leaves almost nothing for rest of the world
US buys full 3-month global stock of Covid-19 drug remdesivir, leaves almost nothing for rest of the world

However, a potential Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTechs has also shown promise in its early human trials

July 4 fireworks emit toxic metals, can cause permanent damage to human cells and animal lungs, research shows
July 4 fireworks emit toxic metals, can cause permanent damage to human cells and animal lungs, research shows

The findings suggest 'Black Cuckoo', a fountain-style firework is most toxic, 10 times more damaging to human cells than other fire crackers

National face mask mandate for Covid-19 can replace lockdown and save economy from 5% GDP loss, economists say
National face mask mandate for Covid-19 can replace lockdown and save economy from 5% GDP loss, economists say

Goldman Sachs analyzed that official orders could raise the fraction of Americans using protective gear by 15% and reduce Covid-19 growth rate by 1%

1 in 4 coronavirus patients in US didn't know how they got infected, suggesting community spread: CDC
1 in 4 coronavirus patients in US didn't know how they got infected, suggesting community spread: CDC

Case investigation, contact tracing, isolation of infected persons as well as social distancing and more widespread use of cloth face coverings are warranted, says the agency

Moderate consumption of alcohol can lead to better mental status, word recall and vocabulary, study shows
Moderate consumption of alcohol can lead to better mental status, word recall and vocabulary, study shows

Researchers also linked light to moderate drinking to slower decline in brain functions and lower risk of developing heart disease

Classroom contact may lead to Covid-19 spread, warns CDC while medical body says schools should reopen by fall
Classroom contact may lead to Covid-19 spread, warns CDC while medical body says schools should reopen by fall

Widespread school closures have mostly eliminated the risk for classroom transmission of coronavirus, says the agency’s report

How much does Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir cost? Priced at $3,120 for US patients with insurance
How much does Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir cost? Priced at $3,120 for US patients with insurance

For government programs in the US such as Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense hospitals, the cost stands at $2,340

A new pandemic? Swine influenza virus seen in China could go global, experts call for urgent steps to control it
A new pandemic? Swine influenza virus seen in China could go global, experts call for urgent steps to control it

With no prior exposure to the virus, most people do not have immunity to these viruses

Covid-19 global death toll tops 500k with over a quarter in US, Alex Azar says nation is 'missing window' to act
Covid-19 global death toll tops 500k with over a quarter in US, Alex Azar says nation is 'missing window' to act

The US is still leading the world, both in the number of cases and the death toll. The situation in other parts of the world is also looking grim

Contaminated salad mix leaves over 200 people across 8 states sick with infection,  recalled after CDC warning
Contaminated salad mix leaves over 200 people across 8 states sick with infection, recalled after CDC warning

The culprit behind the infection is cyclospora, a parasite that causes intestinal diseases - mainly diarrhea

Florida, Texas pay price for reopening early as Covid-19 tally reaches record high, US cases cross 2.5M mark
Florida, Texas pay price for reopening early as Covid-19 tally reaches record high, US cases cross 2.5M mark

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the rise in infections could not only be due to premature reopening but also because people chose not to safety guidelines

Both smoking and vaping harden arteries and increase risk of heart, lung damage, says study
Both smoking and vaping harden arteries and increase risk of heart, lung damage, says study

The analysis compared the effects of three forms of smoking and vaping on human health, which include tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or waterpipes

Wet market ban not enough, human interactions with animals must change to prevent another pandemic: Experts
Wet market ban not enough, human interactions with animals must change to prevent another pandemic: Experts

As per experts, simplistic measures such as bans can be difficult to implement, so they must be carefully planned to prevent the proliferation of illegal trade

Coronavirus pandemic could lead to baby bust with nearly half a million fewer births in the US, predicts study
Coronavirus pandemic could lead to baby bust with nearly half a million fewer births in the US, predicts study

Researchers examined data from previous studies on fertility in the US during the recession of 2007-2009 and the 1918 influenza pandemic to forecast 300,000-500,000 fewer births next year

Sleeping with your partner may give 'extra boost' to mental health, memory and problem-solving skills: Expert
Sleeping with your partner may give 'extra boost' to mental health, memory and problem-solving skills: Expert

Researchers found that couples who shared a bed had a better quality of rapid eye movement sleep (REM), a phase associated with dreaming

Pregnant women may be at greater risk of severe Covid-19 illness but aren't more likely to die: CDC
Pregnant women may be at greater risk of severe Covid-19 illness but aren't more likely to die: CDC

The study of 8,207 pregnant women highlights the importance of pregnant patients being prioritized for a coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available

Actual US coronavirus cases may be over 20 million, 10 times higher than official count: CDC
Actual US coronavirus cases may be over 20 million, 10 times higher than official count: CDC

People of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19, warns new advisory

Covid-19 may strike the brain and trigger strokes, dementia and other complications, suggests study
Covid-19 may strike the brain and trigger strokes, dementia and other complications, suggests study

This data represents an important snapshot of the brain-related complications of Covid-19 in hospitalized patients, say experts

BLM protests haven't led to rise in Covid-19 cases in US as many stayed home over safety concerns, claims study
BLM protests haven't led to rise in Covid-19 cases in US as many stayed home over safety concerns, claims study

The experts said individuals who didn't wish to attend the protests, perhaps due to fear of violence, may have chosen to avoid public spaces

Texas coronavirus cases hit all-time daily high as Houston hospitals fear they may exceed ICU capacity
Texas coronavirus cases hit all-time daily high as Houston hospitals fear they may exceed ICU capacity

The Texas Medical Center said 97% of its ICU capacity is in use, which includes 27% Covid-19 patients and 70% non-Covid-19 patients

Spring break trip results in 64 Covid-19 cases among Texas students with mild or no symptoms: CDC
Spring break trip results in 64 Covid-19 cases among Texas students with mild or no symptoms: CDC

With timely testing and tracing, authorities managed to cut the transmission chain before it could wreak havoc

Why do more women have Alzheimer's than men? It may be linked to hormonal changes and estrogen loss, says study
Why do more women have Alzheimer's than men? It may be linked to hormonal changes and estrogen loss, says study

The study says changes in brain imaging features, or biomarkers in the brain, suggesting menopausal status may be the best predictor of Alzheimer's related brain changes in women. 

Obesity in people aged above 50 puts them at 28% more risk of developing dementia, finds study
Obesity in people aged above 50 puts them at 28% more risk of developing dementia, finds study

Over 5.8M Americans are living with dementia, of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common form

Anthony Fauci warns of 'disturbing surge' in Covid-19 cases, contradicts Trump saying US will increase testing
Anthony Fauci warns of 'disturbing surge' in Covid-19 cases, contradicts Trump saying US will increase testing

The NIAID chief said next few weeks will be critical in addressing the increase in cases and that the federal government will expand testing

Rising Covid-19 cases among young people can lower death rate only until elderly not infected: Former CDC head
Rising Covid-19 cases among young people can lower death rate only until elderly not infected: Former CDC head

Dr Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said it was premature to know if growing cases among the young could lower fatalities

People with inflammatory bowel disease twice as likely to develop dementia than those without it: Study
People with inflammatory bowel disease twice as likely to develop dementia than those without it: Study

Of all the dementias, the risk for Alzheimer's disease was greatest: those with IBD were six times as likely to develop this as compared to those without the chronic inflammatory condition

Cyberbullying linked to post-traumatic stress disorder for both victims and bullies, find researchers
Cyberbullying linked to post-traumatic stress disorder for both victims and bullies, find researchers

More than a third of cyber victims (35%), more than one in four (29.2%) of the cyberbullies, and a similar proportion (28.6%) of those who were both, presented clinically significant PTSD symptoms

Microbes in tongue hold clues to heart health, may help detect cardiac failure in patients: Study
Microbes in tongue hold clues to heart health, may help detect cardiac failure in patients: Study

The tongue of a healthy person and a patient with heart defects differ in terms of color and microbial composition

Eco-friendly reusable plastic safe to use in pandemic, say over 100 scientists dismissing fear of virus spread
Eco-friendly reusable plastic safe to use in pandemic, say over 100 scientists dismissing fear of virus spread

To stay safe, experts recommend washing reusable items with hot water and detergent or soap

Early coronavirus infection rate in the US may have been 80 times more than initially thought, finds study
Early coronavirus infection rate in the US may have been 80 times more than initially thought, finds study

The findings support a scenario where more than 8.7M new Covid-19 infections appeared in the US during March and estimate that more than 80% of these cases were unidentified

Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse are biggest drivers of death rate in the US, finds study
Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse are biggest drivers of death rate in the US, finds study

The research team analyzed survey data collected from 13,611 adults in the US between 1992 and 2008 and identified which factors applied to those who died between 2008 and 2014

People slept for longer hours during Covid-19 lockdown but sleep quality was poor, suggests study
People slept for longer hours during Covid-19 lockdown but sleep quality was poor, suggests study

Stress from economic and health concerns could be tied to disturbed sleep patterns, speculate scientists

White House gets ready for second wave of coronavirus in fall even as Trump claims pandemic is 'fading'
White House gets ready for second wave of coronavirus in fall even as Trump claims pandemic is 'fading'

The US is still in the first wave and data shows that cases are rising in the South and West

New York City sees sharp rise in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, deaths during coronavirus pandemic
New York City sees sharp rise in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, deaths during coronavirus pandemic

Researchers found a three-fold increase in such cases in March and April 2020 compared to the same period in 2019

Climate change may cause pregnant women to have premature or stillborn babies, black mothers most at risk: Study
Climate change may cause pregnant women to have premature or stillborn babies, black mothers most at risk: Study

The review analyzed over 32 million births across 68 studies, of which 84% found a significant association of air pollutants and heat exposure with adverse birth outcomes

CDC's early coronavirus test kits were faulty because of 'likely' contamination, confirms federal review
CDC's early coronavirus test kits were faulty because of 'likely' contamination, confirms federal review

The CDC reportedly did not check the kits despite 'anomalies' during manufacturing

US halts clinical trial of Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine after finding no benefit to coronavirus patients
US halts clinical trial of Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine after finding no benefit to coronavirus patients

Participants in the study will now continue to receive standard of care and follow up as indicated for their condition, says the NIH

Coronavirus could trigger sugar disorders in patients with no history of diabetes, according to experts
Coronavirus could trigger sugar disorders in patients with no history of diabetes, according to experts

Is 'COVID-19 Diabetes' a new form of diabetes?

Sedentary lifestyle risks: Too much sitting can increase chances of dying from cancer, suggests study
Sedentary lifestyle risks: Too much sitting can increase chances of dying from cancer, suggests study

Incorporating 30 minutes of movement into your daily life can help reduce your risk of death from cancer, say researchers

Early signs of adult type 2 diabetes visible in children as young as 8 years old, study reveals
Early signs of adult type 2 diabetes visible in children as young as 8 years old, study reveals

The analysis shows that certain types of HDL cholesterol or good cholesterol were reduced at age 8 before other types of cholesterol, including low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol, were raised

Hype over dexamethasone as Covid-19 cure might prove to be costly and break people's trust in science: Expert
Hype over dexamethasone as Covid-19 cure might prove to be costly and break people's trust in science: Expert

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were being celebrated as coronavirus cure but studies soon found out loopholes

17 Virginia men suffer dangerously low blood sugar after using over-the-counter sexual enhancement supplements
17 Virginia men suffer dangerously low blood sugar after using over-the-counter sexual enhancement supplements

Tested samples of the tablet marketed as 'V8' contained 90-100 mg of glyburide, a dose 5 to 10 times higher than that used in the treatment of diabetes

Florida's 'Jurassic Park experiment' to release genetically modified male mosquitoes to control dengue, zika
Florida's 'Jurassic Park experiment' to release genetically modified male mosquitoes to control dengue, zika

Genetically modified male mosquitoes named OX5034 has received federal approval to be released into the Florida Keys now through 2022, despite objection of many local residents and environmental activists

Trump believes coronavirus is 'dying out' and Americans are wearing masks to show their disapproval of him
Trump believes coronavirus is 'dying out' and Americans are wearing masks to show their disapproval of him

Experts fear this could send mixed signals and worsen the crisis at a time when the southern and western US are seeing an uptick in new cases

Coronavirus patients not showing symptoms may have weaker immune responses to disease: Study
Coronavirus patients not showing symptoms may have weaker immune responses to disease: Study

Asymptomatic patients shed the virus for a longer period as compared to those who have symptoms. Study findings suggest that there are potential risks of using Covid-19 ‘immunity passports’

Fauci warns US could report 100k Covid-19 cases a day if country doesn't take necessary steps to curb spread
Fauci warns US could report 100k Covid-19 cases a day if country doesn't take necessary steps to curb spread

Before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Dr Anthony Fauci said he was not satisfied with what’s going on, adding that the country is not in total control