The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in the first half of 2020, overall American life expectancy dropped by a full year. Then, a new study finds that one third of Americans are anxious and depressed today. And finally… one way to reduce all that anxiety—listen to 80’s music.
Two COVID vaccines showing a better than 90-percent effectiveness rate now have the data to seek emergency approval from the FDA. Then, a study shows that signs of concussion can be detected in a person's saliva. And finally, a new study finds that deflating soccer balls just a little could cut concussion injuries in the sport.
One of the biggest questions about the coronavirus is whether people who are infected are immune from reinfection… and if so, for how long. Then, wildfires this year have generated respiratory and circulatory illnesses costing more than 1.3 billion dollars. And finally, fast fashion means more plastic pollution of both our water and land.
A treatment combining radiation and chemotherapy could be much more effective for colorectal cancer. Then, scientists have discovered that a World War One helmet is actually better when it comes to protecting its wearers from shock waves. And finally, doctors can tell whether you’re rich or poor through urinalysis.
There is a higher risk of heart disease for women who've experienced domestic abuse. Then, a study that shows that the pulse can vary wildly between people. Then, can being tall protect men from dementia? And finally, if you make a lot of typos when you text… your thumbs may be too long.
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 3, 2019, including: A study showing a growing number of young adults have substance use disorders. Then, a specific diet could help alleviate crushing fatigue for people with multiple sclerosis. And finally, a new study suggests men should stop drinking before conception to reduce the risk of heart disease in their offspring.