When you hear the word “genes,” you might think about the ones you inherit from your parents. But while genes and lung cancer do have a tie, very few known genes can transfer a higher chance of lung cancer from parent to child. “We don’t see those [people] very oftenRead More →

Hattey Lennerman, Lexington, KY. Business Insider: “A doctor explains why some people faint when they get a coronavirus test.” CDC: “COVID Data Tracker: United States Laboratory Testing,” “Interim Guidelines for Collecting and Handling of Clinical Specimens for COVID-19 Testing.” Nature: “Equivalent SARS-CoV-2 viral loads by PCR between nasopharyngeal swab andRead More →

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Despite being the dating-app generation, young adults are largely saying no to casual sex, and less drinking and more video games are two reasons why, a new study suggests. Surveys in recent years have been finding that comparedRead More →

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — That piece of sausage you’re about to enjoy? You may want to put it down for something healthier. New research found an association between eating even small amounts of processed meats, 150 grams (a little over 5 ounces) per week, and a higherRead More →

By American Heart Association NewsHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 29, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Black young adults are almost four times more likely than their white counterparts to have a stroke, according to new research. Yet regardless of race, the risk of having a stroke at a younger ageRead More →

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, OrthoInfo: “Articular Cartilage Restoration.” Arthritis Foundation: “Are Collagen Supplements Helpful for Arthritis?” Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine: “Beneficial effects of food supplements based on hydrolyzed collagen for skin care (Review).” Grandview Research: “Collagen Market Growth & Trends.” Harvard Medical School: “Do retinoids really reduce wrinkles?” MolecularRead More →

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are significantly underrepresented in U.S. health professions, with little indication that diversity will improve, a new study says.         In 2019, Black people made up about 12.1% of the U.S. workforce, but their representation in 10Read More →

Isolating when feeling bad could be kept up after the pandemic. But the isolation, the distance and the masks are not working for many kids, Vehec said. Children with speech trouble aren’t seeing their teacher’s mouth to learn how to speak correctly, for instance. “I think it has been aRead More →

March 31, 201 — Are coronavirus variants behind the recent jump in COVID-19 cases in states such as Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York? Does the relaxation of public health protection measures play a role as well? It depends on who you ask. Anthony Fauci, MD, cautioned that theRead More →