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Health Highlights: Aug. 6, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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COVID-19 Causing More Stress in America Than Other Nations: Survey

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are faring much worse mentally and financially during the COVID-19 pandemic than citizens of other high-income ...

Men's Genital Bacteria Help Predict Partners' Risk for Vaginal Infection: Study


THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The makeup of bacteria that colonize a man's penis can help predict the risk of a serious and hard-to-treat vaginal infec...

Michelle Obama Says She Is Suffering From Depression

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Former First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that she is suffering from "low-grade depression."

"I'm waking u...

Scientists Call for Broader Use of Faster COVID Tests

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As coronavirus cases continue to surge across America, scientists on Wednesday called for widespread adoption of simpler...

U.S. Women More Likely to Skip Meds Than Men, Study Finds


THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In the United States, many women with chronic medical conditions aren't filling prescriptions or are trying to make their...

Are Baby Boomers Less Sharp Than Previous Generations?


THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Aging baby boomers may not be as mentally sharp as their parents were, a new study suggests -- raising questions about wh...

Many Stay Optimistic Until Old Age Hits


THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to be optimistic for most of their life, even when they have to cope with serious challenges, a new study fin...

Early Periods Tied to Worse Menopause Symptoms


THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose periods started at an early age are more likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, resear...

Scientists Sniff Out the True Cause of 'BO'


THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- British scientists have discovered what makes people stink.

Blame an enzyme that hides in specific bacteria that ...

Many Older Adults Can't Connect With Telehealth: Study

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has fueled big increases in video visits between patients and doctors, but older Americans haven...

Will Your Kid Play School Sports This Fall? Here's Some Guidance on Doing It Safely

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're thinking about letting your child resume sports while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, a leading ped...

Many Older Americans Getting Cancer Screens They Don't Need: Study


THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to recommendations set by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, many Americans are getting screened for cance...

AHA News: Want Your Cat to Stay in Purrrfect Health? Watch Out for Heart Disease

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THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- As evidenced by the countless adoring posts, cute videos and laugh-out-loud memes on social media, peopl...