Antibodies Protect Against COVID-19
References. Association of SARS-CoV-2 seropositive antibody test with risk of future infection. Harvey RA, Rassen JA, Kabelac CA, Turenne W, Leonard S, Klesh R, Meyer WA 3rd, Kaufman HW, Anderson S, Cohen O, Petkov VI, Cronin KA, Van Dyke AL, Lowy DR, Sharpless NE, Penberthy LT.
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Finding Reliable Health Information Online NIH News in
(9 days ago) Health websites sponsored by the federal government are a good place to start. Their web addresses will be followed by “.gov.” Well-known medical schools and large professional organizations can also be good sources of health information.
The Risks of Vaping NIH News in Health
(9 days ago) But nicotine vaping could still damage your health. “Your lungs aren’t meant to deal with the constant challenge of non-air that people are putting into them—sometimes as many as 200 puffs a day—day after day, week after week, year after year,” Eissenberg says.
Chronic Disease in Uncertain Times NIH News in Health
(8 days ago) Preparing for the unexpected will help you manage a chronic health condition during a crisis. Consider packing a specialized “go-kit” for emergencies. See the Wise Choices box for what to include. Maintaining your health doesn’t erase the risk for getting other diseases. But each healthy day is a day closer to better treatments for diseases.
What Are Your Health Risks
(3 days ago) NIH has created a one-page guide called Making Sense of Your Health Risks to help you put risks into perspective. A health risk is something that increases your chance of developing a disease. For example, getting too much sun on your skin may put you at higher risk for skin cancer. That doesn’t mean that you will definitely get skin cancer.
Understanding Health Risks NIH News in Health
(3 days ago) A health risk is the chance or likelihood that something will harm or otherwise affect your health. Risk doesn’t mean that something bad will definitely happen. It’s just a possibility. Several characteristics, called risk factors, affect whether your health risks are high or low.
Biosensors and Your Health NIH News in Health
(9 days ago) “Health sensors have the potential to dramatically improve the way we practice medicine and shift the focus away from reactive treatments to preventive maintenance,” Wisniewski explains. Biosensors are quickly becoming part of our normal health care routines. New sensor technologies are opening avenues to better health.
The Power of Pets NIH News in Health
(7 days ago) Scientists are looking at what the potential physical and mental health benefits are for different animals—from fish to guinea pigs to dogs and cats. Possible Health Effects. Research on human-animal interactions is still relatively new. Some studies have shown positive health effects, but the …
A Well-Aged Mind NIH News in Health
(1 days ago) Maintaining your cognitive health—the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember—is important for your overall well-being. Many things influence cognitive health. Your genes, lifestyle, and environment can all impact your thinking skills and ability to perform everyday tasks.
Cancer Care Widens Its Reach NIH News in Health
(5 days ago) These are examples of health disparities: differences in access to health care, quality of health care, or health outcomes experienced by different populations. “These can be based on ethnicity, gender, geography, or other things that put certain groups at a disadvantage,” says Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo, an expert in minority health at the
To Fast or Not to Fast NIH News in Health
(3 days ago) Fasting may bring health benefits, but not eating can be dangerous for some people. Talk with your health care provider first, especially if you: Are under the age of 25. Are pregnant or breastfeeding. Take insulin or other medications to control diabetes. Have been prescribed any medication that must be taken with food. Have a seizure disorder.
Telemedicine May Affect Quality of Care NIH News in Health
(3 days ago) Researchers used claims data from a health plan to look at visits for children with respiratory illnesses. These included colds, sore throats, and ear infections. More than 5,000 children received care via telemedicine. About 88,000 visited an urgent care clinic. More than a million saw primary care doctors.
Tired or Wired
(1 days ago) Talk with your health care provider if you’re concerned about caffeine and your health. “Even healthy people should avoid mixing caffeine with alcohol,” explains Ferre. “This is because caffeine can block the brain from feeling the depressant effects of alcohol. This might lead someone to drink more than they normally would, increasing
Good Sleep for Good Health NIH News in Health
(9 days ago) But sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. Good sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and health. Not getting enough quality sleep regularly raises the risk of many diseases and disorders. These range from heart disease and stroke to obesity and dementia.
Chocolate Health Claims NIH News in Health
(Just Now) This sparked interest in the health properties of cocoa beans. Today, researchers are studying whether concentrated doses of cocoa flavanols can improve health. Thousands of participants are involved in studies of how cocoa supplements affect everything from eye disease to heart health, cancer risk, and cognitive Related to the ability to think
Your Liver Delivers NIH News in Health
(6 days ago) Help your liver to guard your health by avoiding the things that might cause it harm. The liver is the largest organ inside your body. It’s about the size of a football, and rests just under your ribs against the right side of your stomach.
(3 days ago) Talk to a health care provider if you feel unable to cope, have suicidal thoughts, or use drugs or alcohol to cope. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Or text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
Dr. Chandra Jackson on COVID-19 and Sleep NIH News in Health
(Just Now) Excerpts from a conversation between Dr. Marishka Brown at NIH and Dr. Chandra Jackson, an NIH expert on sleep. Brown: From a sleep perspective, how is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting people? Jackson: Before the pandemic, at least a third of Americans were not getting the recommended amount of at least seven hours of sleep per day. And before the coronavirus, millions …
To Screen or Not to Screen
(7 days ago) Catching chronic health conditions early—even before you have symptoms—seems like a great idea. That’s what screening tests are designed to do. Some screenings can reduce your risk of dying from the disease. But sometimes, experts say, a test may cause more harm than good. Before you get a test, talk with your doctor about the possible
Blood Pressure Matters NIH News in Health
(9 days ago) A health care provider may then use a stethoscope to listen to your pulse as air is released from the cuff, or an automatic device may measure the pressure. Blood pressure is given as 2 numbers. The first number represents the pressure in your blood vessels as the heart beats (called systolic pressure). The second is the pressure as your heart
Mindfulness Matters NIH News in Health
(6 days ago) Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for your health. Studies suggest that the ancient practice called mindfulness may help people manage stress, cope better with serious illness and reduce anxiety and depression.
Childhood Arthritis NIH News in Health
(6 days ago) To diagnose juvenile arthritis, health care providers perform a physical exam. They may order lab or blood tests and X-rays. They’ll also ask about family health history. Juvenile arthritis can take both a physical and emotional toll. Pain and fatigue can make doing schoolwork harder.
Sex and Gender NIH News in Health
(7 days ago) Influences on Health — “Sex and gender play a role in how health and disease affect individuals. There was a time when we studied men and applied those findings to women, but we’ve learned that there are distinct biological differences between women and men,” explains Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, who heads research on women’s health at NIH.
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Your Family’s Health History NIH News in Health
(4 days ago) Do any health conditions seem to run in your family? For example, have many people in your family had diabetes, cancer, a heart attack, or anything else? Now is the time to find out. Ask about the health history of your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and the rest. You can share this information with your health care team.
Positive Emotions and Your Health NIH News in Health
(6 days ago) References. Compassion training alters altruism and neural responses to suffering. Weng HY, Fox AS, Shackman AJ, Stodola DE, et al. Psychol Sci. 2013 Jul 1; 24(7):1171-80. doi: 10.1177/0956797612469537. Epub 2013 May 21.
The Skinny on Fat NIH News in Health
(7 days ago) This was largely because of concerns about saturated fats Fats that are solid at room temperature; found in butter, lard, full-fat milk and yogurt, full-fat cheese, and high-fat meat., explains Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein, who studies diet and heart health at Tufts University. Saturated fat that’s in the bloodstream raises the levels of LDL
The Salty Stuff NIH News in Health
(2 days ago) Health Effects “The best-known effect of sodium on health is the relationship between sodium and blood pressure,” explains Dr. Holly Nicastro, an NIH nutrition research expert. Dozens of studies, in both animals and people, have linked a higher salt intake with higher blood pressure. Reducing salt intake, on the other hand, lowers blood
Yoga for Health NIH News in Health
(8 days ago) Talk with your health care provider before trying yoga if you’re pregnant, older, or have a health condition. Let your yoga instructor know about your individual needs and any medical issues. Go slowly to prevent injury. Avoid extreme positions and forceful breathing. Listen to your body. Find studies recruiting people for research on yoga.
Better Nutrition Every Day NIH News in Health
(7 days ago) If you’re a parent or guardian, start talking with kids at an early age about health and nutrition. And practice what you preach. Make healthy food and drink choices yourself so you can set a good example for your kids. “Food provides our bodies with needed nourishment. Teaching children to read labels while shopping as they get older is a
Blood Clots Explained NIH News in Health
(8 days ago) Your blood is an amazing, multi-purpose substance. It flows continuously through the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to your cells. But if you get a scrape or cut, some of this flowing liquid quickly turns to a protective clot. Clots are tangles of molecules and blood cells that clump together
Herpes in Hiding NIH News in Health
(Just Now) Your health care provider can sometimes diagnose genital herpes by looking at the sores or testing a sample from infected skin. Between outbreaks, a blood test can detect evidence of HSV-1 or HSV-2. Although there’s no cure for herpes, prescription medicines can …
The Benefits of Slumber NIH News in Health
(3 days ago) One 5-year study of 10,000 pregnant women is designed to gauge the effects of apnea on the mother’s and baby’s health. Zee says this study will shed more light on apnea and the importance of treatment. Good sleep is critical to your health. To make each day a safe, productive one, take steps to make sure you regularly get a good night’s
How Much Activity Do You Need
(6 days ago) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently updated advice about how much physical activity you and your family should try to get. The new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is based on the latest research on how activity affects health. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week.
Healthy Habits Can Lengthen Life NIH News in Health
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Healthy Eating Special Issue NIH News in Health
(5 days ago) Learn about how to reach your healthy eating goals in NIH News in Health’s special issue on healthy eating. Eating well, along with getting enough physical activity, can help you lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other health problems.