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Coronavirus' Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers Early data suggested that men were more vulnerable, as they accounted for just more than half the cases, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected men died twice as often as infected women.
WebMD | Feb 26, 2020 4:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD? There's not enough evidence to recommend newer treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
WebMD | Feb 25, 2020 9:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Quarantines for Coronavirus: Not in My Backyard As the number of cases of coronavirus grows in the U.S., the government is looking for more and more places to establish quarantines.
WebMD | Feb 25, 2020 9:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Could Heartburn Meds Lead to Drug-Resistant Germs? The findings do not prove that PPIs -- which include popular brands such as Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) -- are the cause, experts said. But they are the latest to raise safety questions about the top-selling pr
WebMD | Feb 25, 2020 6:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Woman's Body Actually 'Auto-Brewed' Alcohol The doctors, at the University of Pittsburgh, say it's a previously unrecognized variant of so-called auto-brewery syndrome. ABS, which has been reported sporadically over the years, occurs when yeast builds up in the gut and converts sugar from food into
WebMD | Feb 25, 2020 6:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pot Use Among Seniors Nearly Doubled in 3 Years The proportion of folks 65 and older who use pot stands at 4.2%, up from 2.4% in 2015, according to figures from the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
WebMD | Feb 24, 2020 9:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With New Hotspots, Coronavirus on Verge of Pandemic Pandemics are more severe than outbreaks or epidemics. Its a term that signals that a disease is a threat to the entire world. While public health officials seemed to downplay the significance of attaching the word to COVID-19, theres no doubt about its i
WebMD | Feb 24, 2020 8:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FDA Approves New Cholesterol Drug Nexletol is a daily pill approved for people with a genetic predisposition for high cholesterol and for heart disease patients who need to further reduce their bad cholesterol.
WebMD | Feb 24, 2020 4:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts? Median sperm counts were highest among men who ate a healthy diet (167 million), followed by the vegetarian-style diet (151 million) and the Danish diet (146 million). (Median means half had higher counts, half lower.)
WebMD | Feb 21, 2020 6:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Drug Company Perks Spur Doctors' Prescriptions More than 20% of Medicare Part D expenses on brand-name medications came from doctors who received an incentive related to a drug they prescribed. Nearly 30% of physicians got an incentive for at least one drug they prescribed during the study period.
WebMD | Feb 21, 2020 6:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend