Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests. The study of more than 83,000 women with asthma found that those who used birth control pills for at least three years tended to have fewer severe flare-ups. The […]

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Sitting Raises Women’s Odds for Heart Failure

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — Too much sitting or lying down significantly increases older women’s risk of hospitalization for heart failure, even if they get recommended amounts of physical activity, a new study warns. “These findings are consistent with other studies confirming that people with more daily sedentary time are more likely to develop chronic […]

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Coronavirus Most Contagious Soon After Infection

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — People infected with the new coronavirus are most contagious in the first week after they develop symptoms, which shows the importance of identifying and isolating infected people early, researchers say. They reviewed 79 studies and clinical trials, including 73 that included hospitalized COVID-19 patients only. SARS-CoV-2 viral load appears to […]

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