• Study Gauges Mental, Physical Toll of Divorce December 4, 2020
    Both men and women reported poorer physical and mental health than the norm for the general population. That was particularly true if their divorce was messy -- involving fights over kids, hostile communication or other conflicts.
  • Smile When You Get a COVID Vaccine, It'll Hurt Less December 4, 2020
    That genuine smile, which brings up the corners of the mouth and creates crow's feet around the eyes, can reduce the pain of a needle injection by up to 40%, and also blunt a stressful needle-related physiological response by lowering the heart rate, the researchers said.
  • Lockdowns May Be Limiting Kids' Asthma Attacks December 4, 2020
    Boston Children's Hospital's emergency department (ED) observed a steep decline in asthma-related emergency visits last spring. That coincided with a surge of coronavirus cases amid a lockdown ordered by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on March 24.
  • Baby Girl Born From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years December 4, 2020
    The baby's birth broke the record for the longest-frozen embryo to result in a live birth, which was held by her older sister, Emma.
  • Can Some Vaccines Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk? December 3, 2020
    Could vaccines play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are looking at that question more broadly after finding that the flu and pneumonia vaccines might also help protect against the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer's disease.
  • COVID Can Harm the Infant Heart December 3, 2020
    Researchers found a 2-month-old baby experienced heart issues similar to those seen in adults. The infant later recovered and was released with no heart medications.
  • Pandemic Is Driving U.S. Surge in Cardiac Arrests Tied to Overdose December 3, 2020
    Analyzing data on nearly 26 million EMS calls in 2020, they found that OD-linked cardiac arrests reached a peak in May, when lockdowns began to really take hold across the United States.
  • Financial Missteps Could Signal Future Dementia December 3, 2020
    Older people diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's were more likely to miss credit card payments as early as six years before their diagnosis, compared with similar people without dementia (about 8% versus 7%), the researchers found.
  • Study: CBD from Marijuana Doesn't Impair Driving December 2, 2020
    Strains rich with THC, the chemical that produces marijuana’s “high,” cause driving impairment up to 4 hours after vaping, but strains that contain CBD (cannabidiol) and no THC do not, the study found.
  • Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women December 2, 2020
    Women with a higher number of menopause symptoms had poorer work performance, according to the authors of the study published online recently in Menopause, journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).