Medical bill worries tied to worse outcomes for cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Financial worries can hamper the success of cancer treatment and raise patients’ risk of death, according to a new study that offers the first evidence of such a link. “The association we found was very strong, and very concerning,” said senior study author Dr. Anurag Singh, director of radiation research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y. “If […]

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Why the next flu season may be worse than ever

Why the next flu season may be worse than ever: There have been barely any cases this winter thanks to Covid restrictions. But now experts fear this will leave us dangerously exposed While Covid has infected four million UK people flu has been virtually eradicated Figures from Public Health England show not a single case of flu reported by labs Yet […]

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Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home have worse heart function as adults

The more secondhand tobacco smoke children breathe at home while growing up, the higher chance they have of developing markers of decreased heart function as adults, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. “We already know from previous studies that children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have structural differences […]

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COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse, new study finds

New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19—as well as the measures helping to keep us safe. The study of 3,103 people with tinnitus was led by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), with support from the British Tinnitus Association and the American Tinnitus Association. The […]

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Some Outcomes Worse for Black Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 — African-American men with low-risk prostate cancer have a significantly increased 10-year cumulative incidence of disease progression and definitive treatment than non-Hispanic White men, according to a study published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rishi Deka, Ph.D., from the VHA San Diego Health Care System in La Jolla, […]

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Asian Americans already face a mental health crisis—coronavirus racism could make it worse

In early March, Yuming Wang, a Philadelphia lawyer, watched with increasing concern reports of racist incidents against Asian Americans over coronavirus fears trickle in from other cities. A Chinese woman was attacked for wearing a mask in New York City. A 16-year-old Asian American student was physically assaulted in Los Angeles. Wang, who is the honorary chairman of the Pennsylvania […]

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Slower clearance of coronavirus infection may explain why men fare worse than women

Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine may have solved a mystery surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic: Why men infected by the virus generally show more severe symptoms and are more likely than women to die from COVID-19. In collaboration with the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai, India, the scientists showed for the first […]

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Low Libido? These Things In Your Home Might Be Making It Worse

Decreased desire, vaginal dryness, painful sex, difficulty achieving orgasm — sexual dysfunction affects people in a wealth of ways. Whatever your symptoms, however, your home environment could be exacerbating your low libido. From messy beds to invasive technology, here are seven ways your home might be hurting your sex life. Your messy bed isn’t so inviting “The physical environment in […]

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States race to stop virus, as official warns of worse ahead

Governors and other leaders scrambling to slow the spread of the coronavirus stepped up bans on large public gatherings and a rapidly expanding list of universities moved classes online, as the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert Wednesday warned that the worst is yet to come. With cases in the U.S. topping 1,000 and the number of deaths climbing to 31, […]

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