Medical Notes: Week of May 16, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of May 16, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 16, 2021 including: A study showing that even Covid survivors who were never sick enough to be hospitalized have a 60 percent higher risk of death from other diseases. Then Most people assume that smoke from wildfires affects mostly the heart and lungs, but a new study finds that it increases the odds of eczema as well. And finally… more than a year after the first reports of “zoom fatigue,” we’re getting more insight on who’s most affected and why.

Medical Notes: Week of May 9, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of May 9, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 9, 2021 including: The injection of nanoparticles deep into the brain can produce relief for those with chronic pain and depression. Then, diagnoses for the four most common cancers take a big jump when people hit age 65. And finally, a new study shows that narcissistic people pump themselves up only because deep down inside, they don’t believe they’re any good.

Medical Notes: Week of May 2, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of May 2, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 2, 2021 including: Doctors are preparing for the possibility of COVID-19 variants that vaccines don’t prevent. Then, a new drug that shows promise against Pancreatic and triple-negative breast cancers. And finally… mindfulness and meditation apps are good for reducing stress and anxiety, but they can also make you selfish.

Medical Notes: Week of April 25, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of April 25, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 25, 2021 including: New research shows that reopening schools can be safe. Then, The brain cancer glioblastoma has no cure… but that may be changing. And finally, as air pollution from cars declines, scientists in Los Angeles say another polluter is becoming more important—palm trees.

Medical Notes: Week of April 18, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of April 18, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 18, 2021 including: A new study finds COVID-19 was likely circulating undetected for nearly two months before late December 2019. Then, a study indicating weight loss surgery significantly cuts the risk of cancer in people with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And finally, a small study finds that early in the lockdown, a weight gain of two pounds a month was pretty typical.

Medical Notes: Week of April 11, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of April 11, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 11, 2021 including: A federal task force says far more smokers and former smokers should be eligible for free CT scans to screen for lung cancer. Then, a single head injury could result in dementia decades later. Then, Women with heart disease do a lot better when they’re treated by women doctors. And finally, if you want to cut your risk of diabetes… eat breakfast early.

Medical Notes: Week of April 4, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 4, 2021 including: One of the oldest drugs in the world, aspirin, may help prevent COVID-19 infections and make illnesses that do take place much less serious. Then, people with Crohn’s disease often have flare-ups. One reason those sores don’t heal—fungus in foods. And finally… bosses who demand that employees keep their noses to the grindstone may be hurting productivity.

Medical Notes: Week of March 21, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of March 28, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 28, 2021 including: About 10 percent of people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives. When it happens, doctors may want to check for Osteoporosis, too. Then, more evidence that a vitamin d deficiency may leave you more susceptible to COVID. And finally… a lot of people take a probiotic to improve their gut health, but a new study suggests… try avocados instead.

Medical Notes: Week of March 21, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of March 21, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 21, 2021 including: Rich countries are buying all the available COVID-19 vaccine for themselves… leaving poor countries in the cold. Then, Have you been double masking? If you haven’t been able to get the vaccine, it could be one of the best things you can do to stay safe from COVID. And finally, you may think that loud music is distracting while you’re driving… but a new study finds that young drivers are more distracted by not having music.

Medical Notes: Week of March 14, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of March 14, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 14, 2021 including: Scientists have developed a urine test that’s extremely accurate at finding prostate cancer. Then, Spanking a child may be as bad for their mental health as being abused or neglected. And finally, we’ve heard about dogs that can sniff out cancer. Now we know they can sniff out COVID-19, too.

Medical Notes: Week of March 7, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of March 7, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of March 7, 2021 including: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in the first half of 2020, overall American life expectancy dropped by a full year. Then, a new study finds that one third of Americans are anxious and depressed today. And finally… one way to reduce all that anxiety—listen to 80’s music.

Medical Notes: Week of February 28, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of February 28, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 28, 2021 including: A new survey shows that most of us will continue with health precautions even when Covid is behind us. Then, a study showing that Pregnant women who’ve had the coronavirus pass antibodies to their babies. Then, a study shows that bleeding of the gums as well as bleeding in the eye are associated with low levels of vitamin c. And finally… people blame short sleeping on a lot of things, but apparently they should also blame the moon.

Medical Notes: Week of February 21, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 21, 2021 including: A study finds that schizophrenia is the second biggest risk factor for dying of Covid, second only to age. Then, scientists have discovered that a lack of a specific fatty acid in body tissues may trigger multiple sclerosis. And finally, a study recommending a calming influence for everyone... getting a cat.

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 14, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of February 14, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 14, 2021 including: A study shows that the Covid-19 virus may hide in the body and become activated again much later. Then, Scientists have engineered a killer t-cell in the blood that attacks other t-cells causing diabetes. And finally… as the pandemic drags on, a new study is showing that people under age 30 aren’t weathering the strain as well as older people.

Medical Notes: Week of February 7, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of February 7, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 7, 2021 including: New statistics from the American Cancer Society show that cancer deaths are continuing to drop. Then, a study finds that reopening schools doesn’t increase hospitalizations for Covid-19… at least not in areas where hospitalizations are low. Then, a new study showing that saliva tests are just as accurate and much more convenient than nose swabs. And finally… If you’ve received cosmetic facial fillers… there’s a slight chance the Covid-19 vaccine may cause a reaction to them.