Men with larger waists and more belly fat might be at greater risk of dying from prostate cancer, warns study
Men with larger waists and more belly fat might be at greater risk of dying from prostate cancer, warns study

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

Coronavirus patients can suffer long-term lung and heart damage, early rehab program may help: Study
Coronavirus patients can suffer long-term lung and heart damage, early rehab program may help: Study

People could recover faster if they undergo rehabilitation as soon as possible after coming off ventilators or leaving intensive care, suggests expert

Covid-19 superspreaders, young people should get vaccine after healthcare workers to protect elderly: Experts
Covid-19 superspreaders, young people should get vaccine after healthcare workers to protect elderly: Experts

The approach, according to the experts, will shield the elderly and the vulnerable population from the infection

Why do we remember old memories so well even after years? Study suggests sleep could be responsible
Why do we remember old memories so well even after years? Study suggests sleep could be responsible

Understanding how the brain manages to safeguard our memories could help experts design new treatment strategies for Alzheimer's

Northeastern University expels 11 students gathered in Boston hotel room for violating Covid-19 protocols
Northeastern University expels 11 students gathered in Boston hotel room for violating Covid-19 protocols

More than 50,000 Covid-19 cases have emerged from universities and colleges

Russia’s coronavirus vaccine shows no serious adverse effects and produces antibody response, finds study
Russia’s coronavirus vaccine shows no serious adverse effects and produces antibody response, finds study

Early-phase results from Russia’s vaccine trials reveal that Sputnik-V induced antibody responses in all participants within 21 days. The two 42-day trials did not find any serious adverse effects among participants

Labor Day weekend celebrations could lead to spike in Covid-19 infections, top US experts urge caution
Labor Day weekend celebrations could lead to spike in Covid-19 infections, top US experts urge caution

Scientists and officials worry that people not following safety rules could lead to a repeat of the national surge of Covid-19 infections that followed Memorial Day

Covid-19 deaths in US projected to more than double by January, experts recommend masks and social distancing
Covid-19 deaths in US projected to more than double by January, experts recommend masks and social distancing

More than 410,000 Americans could die by January 1 in the 'most likely' scenario that assumes individual face mask use and other mitigation measures remain unchanged

Suicide Prevention Month: 1 in 5 American youths have seriously considered death by suicide, reveals CDC
Suicide Prevention Month: 1 in 5 American youths have seriously considered death by suicide, reveals CDC

During 2019, 1 in 11 (8.9%) students nationwide wanted to kill themselves by suicide at least once and the prevalence was significantly higher among female (11.0%) students

Common cold virus may be able to combat the more dangerous flu by activating body’s defenses, finds study
Common cold virus may be able to combat the more dangerous flu by activating body’s defenses, finds study

The work may allow experts to better predict how respiratory viruses spread and to design interventions for viruses when there are no vaccines, say researchers

Heavy use of video games and less time in nature may affect mental health in kids and adolescents: Study
Heavy use of video games and less time in nature may affect mental health in kids and adolescents: Study

Parents can ensure that children get their dose of nature by ensuring they have close access to safe and high-quality green spaces, say experts

Smoking less doesn’t help, study says ‘social smokers’ 8.6 times likely to die of lung cancer than non-smokers
Smoking less doesn’t help, study says ‘social smokers’ 8.6 times likely to die of lung cancer than non-smokers

People who smoke less than 10 cigarettes a day are also 2.5 times as likely to die of lung disease compared to those who do not smoke

Sleep experts call for an end to daylight saving time as it impacts health and may lead to more accidents
Sleep experts call for an end to daylight saving time as it impacts health and may lead to more accidents

Daylight saving time does more harm than good, warn sleep experts

CDC refutes claims of 180,000 Covid-19 deaths in US being an exaggeration, Dr Fauci slams bogus QAnon post
CDC refutes claims of 180,000 Covid-19 deaths in US being an exaggeration, Dr Fauci slams bogus QAnon post

The bogus post, which has been heavily promoted by followers of the QAnon conspiracy group, targeted the CDC, accusing them of quietly changing the number of deaths to about 9,210 on its website

Depression rate among Americans may have tripled amid coronavirus, people with low savings most impacted: Study
Depression rate among Americans may have tripled amid coronavirus, people with low savings most impacted: Study

'We would hope that these findings promote creating a society where a robust safety net exists, where people have fair wages, where equitable policies and practices exist'

Being generous and compassionate may boost well-being and could help young people find purpose in life: Study
Being generous and compassionate may boost well-being and could help young people find purpose in life: Study

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, having a high sense of well-being may lead to a decreased risk of disease, illness, injury, and an increased lifespan

Common drugs used for colds, BP and depression may increase risk of developing thinking, memory problems: Study
Common drugs used for colds, BP and depression may increase risk of developing thinking, memory problems: Study

47% of people who took at least one of these medications called anticholinergic drugs were more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment

Inexpensive steroids can reduce death risk among severely ill Covid-19 patients by 20%, study reveals
Inexpensive steroids can reduce death risk among severely ill Covid-19 patients by 20%, study reveals

Steroids are anti-inflammatory drugs, and evidence strongly suggests that they reduce the lung inflammation in seriously ill Covid-19 patients who require oxygen support for their breathing difficulties

Hair dyes unlikely to increase risk of most cancers in women, finds study
Hair dyes unlikely to increase risk of most cancers in women, finds study

The authors said their findings 'offer some reassurance against concerns that personal use of permanent hair dyes might be associated with increased cancer risk or mortality'

Use of plasma therapy shouldn't be considered as standard of care for Covid-19, NIH disputes Trump endorsement
Use of plasma therapy shouldn't be considered as standard of care for Covid-19, NIH disputes Trump endorsement

At a press conference on August 23, US President Donald Trump hailed the treatment, calling it safe and effective

CDC asks health officials to be ready to distribute coronavirus vaccines by late October or early November
CDC asks health officials to be ready to distribute coronavirus vaccines by late October or early November

Populations for initial Covid-19 vaccination will likely be critical workforce that provides healthcare and maintains essential functions of society

Teens who think their parents are loving and supportive less likely to engage in cyberbullying, study reveals
Teens who think their parents are loving and supportive less likely to engage in cyberbullying, study reveals

Asked if their parents are loving, youth who said 'almost never' were over 6 times more likely to engage in high levels of cyberbullying than those who answered that their parents are 'almost always' loving

Pregnant women with coronavirus are more likely to need intensive care and give birth early, finds study
Pregnant women with coronavirus are more likely to need intensive care and give birth early, finds study

However, they are less likely to show symptoms of Covid-19. Being overweight, older and having other pre-existing medical conditions increase their risk of having a more serious disease

After 8 months of Covid-19, nine vaccines enter final stage of trials, here's all you need to know about them
After 8 months of Covid-19, nine vaccines enter final stage of trials, here's all you need to know about them

Currently, more than 170 potential Covid-19 vaccines are at various stages of development, according to the World Health Organization

Infants in US households with very low food security face higher risk of obesity, finds study
Infants in US households with very low food security face higher risk of obesity, finds study

While the reasons for the association between food insecurity and greater obesity risk are not yet understood, they may be related to poor nutrition and overfeeding, say experts

Flu vaccines given to women during pregnancy do not increase risk of autism in children, finds study
Flu vaccines given to women during pregnancy do not increase risk of autism in children, finds study

The analysis shows that 1% of babies born to women who were given the flu vaccine and 1.1% of those whose mothers did not get the vaccine had autism spectrum disorder

Covid-19 infections among frontline healthcare workers could be going undetected and unrecognized, warns CDC
Covid-19 infections among frontline healthcare workers could be going undetected and unrecognized, warns CDC

Frontline healthcare workers not only face a higher risk of exposure to Covid-19, but they can also pass on the infection to patients, coworkers, and others in the community

People who shun face masks and social distancing may be sociopaths, finds study
People who shun face masks and social distancing may be sociopaths, finds study

Researchers found that callousness, deceitfulness and manipulativeness, possible signs of a sociopath, were commonly found among people who broke Covid-19 safety rules 

Children born to women with PCOS at higher risk of autism, ADHD and other mental disorders, finds study
Children born to women with PCOS at higher risk of autism, ADHD and other mental disorders, finds study

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common hormonal disorder in which there is an excess of male hormones and the ovaries do not function correctly

Can eating too much ultra-processed food age your body cells faster? Study says it may be possible
Can eating too much ultra-processed food age your body cells faster? Study says it may be possible

Some examples of ultra-processed foods are soft drinks, packaged salty snacks, cookies, cakes, processed meats and many items often marketed as convenience foods

FDA chief says Covid-19 vaccine may get green signal before phase 3 trials are complete, here's what it means
FDA chief says Covid-19 vaccine may get green signal before phase 3 trials are complete, here's what it means

However, scientists have warned against any such approval without reliable safety and efficacy data

Over 1,000 University of Alabama students test positive for Covid-19 in less than two weeks since reopening
Over 1,000 University of Alabama students test positive for Covid-19 in less than two weeks since reopening

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa holds the lion's share with 1,201 students testing positive while its campuses at Birmingham and Huntsville have recorded 157 and 10 cases, respectively

Chemicals found in food packaging, toys and cosmetics may increase risk of ADHD in teenagers, warn scientists
Chemicals found in food packaging, toys and cosmetics may increase risk of ADHD in teenagers, warn scientists

Among 205 US teenagers and adolescents, while 40% of participants had scores consistent with a significant behavioral problem, 19% had an ADHD diagnosis

Nevada man could be first case of coronavirus reinfection in US, his illness was more severe second time: Study
Nevada man could be first case of coronavirus reinfection in US, his illness was more severe second time: Study

The researchers conclude that it is possible for people to become infected multiple times by Covid-19, but the generalizability of this finding is not known

Obesity can increase risk of Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths, may decrease vaccine efficiency: Scientists
Obesity can increase risk of Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths, may decrease vaccine efficiency: Scientists

The critical issue is that Covid-19 highlights how important it is to have a population at a healthy weight level

Hurricane Laura: Carbon monoxide poisoning kills 4 in Lousiana, CDC warns against improper use of alternate power
Hurricane Laura: Carbon monoxide poisoning kills 4 in Lousiana, CDC warns against improper use of alternate power

The CDC said that improper use of generators could release CO, leading to accumulation of gas inside buildings or garages that can 'poison people and animals inside'

California woman, 66, could become the first person to be cured of HIV without drugs or surgery: Study
California woman, 66, could become the first person to be cured of HIV without drugs or surgery: Study

Additionally, 63 other people living with HIV, who researchers are referring to as 'elite controllers' can suppress the virus naturally without the need for medication

Flu and pneumonia vaccines vital in prevention of respiratory infections, linked to lower heart failure deaths
Flu and pneumonia vaccines vital in prevention of respiratory infections, linked to lower heart failure deaths

Evidence has suggested that respiratory infections like flu and pneumonia may worsen heart failure. Viral infections can trigger inflammation, which may damage and weaken the heart

4 camps prevented Covid-19 outbreak in over 1K people via testing, here's what schools can learn from findings
4 camps prevented Covid-19 outbreak in over 1K people via testing, here's what schools can learn from findings

A multi-layered strategy was successful in identifying and isolating 3 asymptomatic Covid-19 cases and preventing secondary transmission, which may be considered in settings such as schools and colleges, say experts

Covid-19 testing may be considered for all close contacts of infected individuals, says CDC after backlash
Covid-19 testing may be considered for all close contacts of infected individuals, says CDC after backlash

The CDC faced backlash for changing its guidance earlier this week, saying that tests were not necessary for people who do not develop symptoms after exposure to the virus

Teens and adolescents with depression and anxiety face 20% higher risk of heart attack by middle age: Study
Teens and adolescents with depression and anxiety face 20% higher risk of heart attack by middle age: Study

Experts say that patients need to be vigilant and look for signs of stress, depression or anxiety that is beyond the normal teenage angst and seek help if the problem persists

Only 1 in 3 US adults got flu shot in 2018, study may inform public health efforts for future Covid-19 vaccine
Only 1 in 3 US adults got flu shot in 2018, study may inform public health efforts for future Covid-19 vaccine

Age was one of the key determinants and the findings reveal that 22.6% of those in the 18 to 24 age group got the flu vaccine, versus 59.3% of those over 75

Is racism as deadly as Covid-19? It'll take 700K more White deaths for life expectancy to match Blacks: Study
Is racism as deadly as Covid-19? It'll take 700K more White deaths for life expectancy to match Blacks: Study

White life expectancy in 2020 will remain higher than Black life expectancy has ever been, unless nearly 700,000 excess White deaths occur due to the pandemic

Can Covid-19 spread on flights? CDC says woman may have contracted infection after using toilet during travel
Can Covid-19 spread on flights? CDC says woman may have contracted infection after using toilet during travel

Stringent global regulations are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus on aircrafts, says the report

Artificial pancreas system is safe and can effectively control type 1 diabetes in children aged 6 and older: Study
Artificial pancreas system is safe and can effectively control type 1 diabetes in children aged 6 and older: Study

Data from this clinical trial and other studies has prompted the FDA to approve the device for use by children as young as 6

1 in 4 high school students in the US experience bullying while 1 in 9 face sexual violence, says CDC
1 in 4 high school students in the US experience bullying while 1 in 9 face sexual violence, says CDC

Female and sexual minority students experience higher rates of such forms of violence, which the agency says represents a substantial public health problem in the US

Caffeine is unsafe for pregnant women and may increase risk for miscarriage and stillbirth, warns study
Caffeine is unsafe for pregnant women and may increase risk for miscarriage and stillbirth, warns study

According to the review, there is 'substantial cumulative evidence' of an association between maternal caffeine consumption and diverse negative pregnancy outcomes

People exposed to Covid-19 but without symptoms don't need tests, says CDC but experts call move 'dangerous'
People exposed to Covid-19 but without symptoms don't need tests, says CDC but experts call move 'dangerous'

Experts have expressed concern over the revised guidance, saying it is a huge problem if people are getting exposed and are not getting themselves tested or isolated

40M teachers, adults living with schoolchildren have 'definite or possible risk factors' for severe Covid-19
40M teachers, adults living with schoolchildren have 'definite or possible risk factors' for severe Covid-19

The findings underscore the need for careful consideration of and preparation for school reopenings this fall, say experts