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Trump Signs $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill Into Law, as U.S. Cases Pass 100,000

SATURDAY, March 28, 2020 -- President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package into law on Friday, as U.S. coronavirus cases surged past...

Staying at Home During the Pandemic? Use Technology to Stay Connected

SATURDAY, March 28, 2020 -- Technology can help you maintain social connections if you're staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says. "When...

Electric Cars Still Better for the Planet Than Gas Vehicles

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- Electric cars really are greener than gasoline ones, researchers report. Some have questioned whether electric cars could actually...

Nationwide Shortages Looming for Respirators, Masks, Gowns: Expert Poll

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- Nearly half of U.S. health care facilities are already or nearly out of respirators worn by staff to protect against infection as...

Caring for Relatives With ALS Almost a Full-Time Job for Youth: Study

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- Kids and teens spend as much as five hours a day helping care for relatives with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as...

AHA News: Understanding the Basics of 'Herd Immunity'

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez is the American Heart Association's chief medical officer for prevention and a former state health commissioner of Texas. He has dealt with...

AHA News: Is This Nature's Healthier Meat Replacement?

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Thanks to research suggesting they are better for heart health than animal-based foods, many...

Too Little Sleep Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health: Study

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at risk for ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, researchers...

AI May Not Be Better Than Experts at Reading Medical Scans

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- A new study casts doubt on claims that artificial intelligence (AI) equals or surpasses the ability of human experts to interpret...

Construction Industry Respirator Masks Can Be Used by Health Care Workers: Study

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- As the coronavirus pandemic stresses the U.S. health care system, personal protective equipment -- including high-tech masks -- are...

Cough, Fever, Fatigue? Head to CDC's Online Coronavirus Symptom Checker

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- You went jogging and developed a cough. You did some yard work and now you're wheezing. Maybe your throat is scratchy. Your first...

Multiple Measures of Social Distancing Required to Slow Coronavirus: Study

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- It takes multiple measures of social distancing to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, a study from Singapore concludes. That...

Preventing Repeat Heart Attack, Stroke More Important Than Ever: AHA

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- With the new coronavirus severely straining the U.S. health care system, experts are calling on heart attack and stroke survivors to...

Three Countries Have Kept Coronavirus in Check; Here's How They Did It

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- Vietnam. South Korea. Taiwan. All three countries are placed uncomfortably close to China, the initial epicenter of the coronavirus...

Legal Pot Products Too Potent for Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- Most legal medical marijuana -- more than 90% -- is stronger than what doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, a new study...

U.S. Leads the World With Most Coronavirus Cases, House to Pass $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- The United States passed China as the country with the most coronavirus cases in the world late Thursday, as the U.S. House appeared...

Health Highlights: March 27, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Autism Diagnoses Rise, Racial Gap Closes While...

Could Stroke Drug, TPA, Help COVID-19 Patients Avoid Ventilators?

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- For people very sick with COVID-19, access to a mechanical ventilator can mean life or death. Trouble is, they're in short supply...

PTSD Can Take Heavy Toll on Hearts of Female Vets

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- PTSD can cause severe psychic distress, but it may also raise heart risks for female veterans in particular, a new study...

Meth Use, Addiction on the Rise Among Americans: CDC

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- Methamphetamine use is soaring again, with nearly one million Americans hooked on it, according to federal health...

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