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Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2020

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

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What's Best for Treating Bipolar Disorder?

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MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Combining medication with group or family-based therapy gives patients struggling with bipolar disorder their best shot at...

In Medieval Times, Plagues 'Sped Up' With Each New Outbreak


MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Medieval plague outbreaks in England picked up frightening speed in the 17th century, Canadian researchers report.

Microplastics Are Seeping Out of Baby's Bottle, Study Shows


MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New parents preparing a bottle for their baby should know the infant may ingest unwanted microplastics along with the nour...

What You Need to Know About Your Colon Cancer Risk


MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Early diagnosis of colon cancer is crucial to improve a patient's chance of survival, an expert says.

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Reopened Schools in New York City Not Seeing COVID Case Spikes

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MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Three weeks after becoming the first big urban area to reopen public schools since the pandemic began, New York City is

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Help Ease Tough-to-Treat Cases


MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A recently approved rheumatoid arthritis medication appears to be an effective second-line therapy when biologic treatment...

Staying Social Can Boost Healthy 'Gray Matter' in Aging Brains


MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who get together with friends, volunteer or go to classes have healthier brains, which could help them ward o...

AHA News: Persimmons Pack Plenty of Nutritional Punch

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MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Persimmons are low in calories and high in fiber – a combination that makes them a good choice for ...

Big Babies May Face Higher Lifelong A-Fib Risk


MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parents are usually pleased when their newborn seems big and strong, but new research suggests that large babies may be at...

Swine Coronavirus Could Jump to People, Researchers Warn


MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A coronavirus strain that has plagued the swine industry in recent years may have the ability to spread to people, researc...