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Ex-Smokers Who Take Up Vaping Are More Prone to Relapse: Study


FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Far from helping them avoid cigarettes, longtime ex-smokers who try vaping are taking a big risk that they'll relapse, a ne...

Bleach on Fruit, Lysol Gargles: Many Getting Home Disinfection Dangerously Wrong

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two out of five Americans are using bleach and other household cleaners in potentially dangerous ways in an effort t...

COVID-19 Concerns Shouldn't Shut Down Police Brutality Protests: Health Experts

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A letter signed by nearly 1,300 public health professionals, infectious diseases professionals and community stakeholders s...

Walking or Biking to Work Might Save Your Life

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Walking or biking to work may lower your risk of getting sick or dying early, British researchers report.

"As large...

Exercise Habits Key to Gauging Seniors' Longevity

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing how much older adults exercise can predict their odds of developing heart disease or dying early, a new study sugge...

Teens Can Donate Blood, But May Need Iron Supplements After

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who donate blood are at significant risk for long-term iron deficiency, a new study warns.

The concern comes ...

Nursing Homes a Hotspot for COVID-19 Deaths

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's a grim fact: In many U.S. states, the bulk of coronavirus deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities, a new stu...

Pandemic-Battered U.S. Economy Makes Rebound, As Jobless Numbers Fall

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Federal data released Friday offered signs of hope on the economic front, as jobless numbers actually fell -- from 14.7 per...

'Psychological Distress' Has Tripled in U.S. During Pandemic, Survey Shows


FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll on Americans' mental health, a new nationwide survey shows.

Overall, psychological...

High Blood Pressure Might Raise COVID-19 Death Risk


FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients in China with COVID-19, researchers found that those with high blood pressure had twice the risk of death fr...

Pets: Big Pandemic Stress Reducers

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FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- June is time for people to bond with their pets, the American Heart Association says.

Throughout the month, the AH...

Could Heartburn Med Pepcid Ease COVID-19 Symptoms?

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THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter heartburn remedy is showing some potential as a symptom reliever for COVID-19, a small study finds.

Health Highlights: June 5, 2020

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

Afraid of COVID-19 During S...