How to Treat a Cold or Flu With COVID-19

Photo Credit: diovp / Getty Images SOURCES: Arti Madhavan, MD, specialist-in-chief of family medicine, Detroit Medical Center. Luci Leykum, MD, chief clinical officer, Harbor Health, Austin, TX. Frontiers in Medicine: “COVID-19 and Influenza Co-infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Cell Research: “Coinfection with influenza A virus enhances SARS-CoV-2 infectivity.” CDC: “COVID-19: What To Do If You … Read more

Three Wild Technologies About to Change Health Care

Feb. 3, 2023 – When I was a child, I watched syndicated episodes of the original Star Trek. I was dazzled by the space travel, sure, but also the medical technology.  A handheld “tricorder” detected diseases, while an intramuscular injector (“hypospray”) could treat them. Sickbay “biobeds” came with real-time health monitors that looked futuristic at … Read more

Deer Carry COVID Variants No Longer Seen in People

By Cara Murez  HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While COVID-19 variants Alpha, Gamma and Delta are no longer circulating among humans, they continue to spread in white-tailed deer. The animals are the most abundant large mammal in North America. Scientists aren’t sure whether the deer could act as long-term reservoirs for … Read more

ChatGPT’s AI Could Help Catch Alzheimer’s Early

Feb. 3, 2023 — The artificial intelligence that can write essays and pass tests can also help identify dementia. Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia used the AI behind ChatGPT (which has grabbed headlines for writing believable term papers and passing bar exams) to analyze speech, and the system correctly identified Alzheimer’s patients 80% of … Read more

Community Gardening Could Boost Your Lifestyle and Your Health

Feb. 3, 2023 — Despite the boom in wellness culture seen in recent years, Americans continue to struggle with maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the long term. We’ve had more options than ever before, but something still isn’t working.  According to the CDC, 6 in 10 Americans have diet-related chronic illnesses — heart disease, strokes, … Read more

Caring for Teeth, Gums May Safeguard Aging Brains

By Cara Murez  HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Taking good care of your teeth — brushing, flossing, regular dental checkups — is, of course, important for good health. Now researchers say it’s also vital for brain health. While it was already clear that poor dental health could increase stroke and heart … Read more

Black Stroke Survivors Less Likely to Get Treated for Complications

By Steven Reinberg  HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Having a stroke is a life-altering experience, and complications can crop up afterwards, but a new study finds the color of your skin may determine whether you are treated for them. In the year following a stroke, Black and Hispanic patients were not … Read more

Eye drops linked to drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

NEW YORK >> U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday night sent a health alert to physicians, saying the outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died. Disease … Read more