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Newborns With COVID-19 May Suffer Only Mild Symptoms, Study Says

Robert Preidt April 8, 2020

Newborns With COVID-19 May Suffer Only Mild Symptoms, Study Says

Newborns with COVID-19 may get by with only mild infection symptoms, a small, new study suggests.

Researchers at Wuhan University in China identified four newborns with the COVID-19 coronavirus. All were born to mothers with COVID-19 and delivered by cesarean section. Three were separated from their mothers at birth.

None of ... Full Page

Are Steroids Really the Answer for Arthritic Knees?

Dennis Thompson April 8, 2020

Are Steroids Really the Answer for Arthritic Knees?

Folks with knee arthritis will get more out of physical therapy than a cortisone shot, a new clinical trial argues.

People with osteoarthritis of the knee had less pain and disability after one year of physical therapy than others who received as many as three injections during that same period, according to study results.

"W... Full Page

FDA OKs Generic Asthma Inhaler in Face of Coronavirus-Related Shortages

Robert Preidt April 8, 2020

FDA OKs Generic Asthma Inhaler in Face of Coronavirus-Related Shortages

The first generic albuterol inhaler in the United States was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to inhaler shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The inhalers are widely used by people with asthma, but it's become more difficult to get them because they're being used to treat patients with C... Full Page

Vaginal Bacteria Could Help Predict Risk of Premature  Birth: Study

Robert Preidt April 8, 2020

Vaginal Bacteria Could Help Predict Risk of Premature Birth: Study

The makeup of bacteria in an expectant mother's vagina may help identify which women are most at risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

It also found that pregnant women who deliver early are more likely to have a diverse community of vaginal bacteria.

The findings, based on more than 3,000 samples taken from mor... Full Page

Hugs More Calming for Baby When Given by Mom or Dad

Robert Preidt April 8, 2020

Hugs More Calming for Baby When Given by Mom or Dad

All hugs are not created equal -- and babies as young as 4 months are proof.

Heart rates in infants less than a year old slowed more during a hug than a hold. And the hug had a greater effect when it came from Mom or Dad rather than from a stranger, according to a study published April 7 in the journal iScience.

The fi... Full Page

Many Americans Will Grieve Parents, Grandparents Lost to Coronavirus

Amy Norton April 8, 2020

Many Americans Will Grieve Parents, Grandparents Lost to Coronavirus

As deaths from coronavirus continue to mount, researchers are calling attention to another toll of the pandemic: the many people left behind to grieve, in a time of social isolation.

Losing a loved one is a traumatic event at any time. But experts say the ongoing crisis presents unique difficulties for people in mourning -- from the su... Full Page

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