Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California records new high in coronavirus cases

California reported a record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday as Los Angeles restaurants prepared to close for three weeks and firefighters in Silicon Valley were being enlisted to help enforce public health rules to ...

Medical research

Researchers develop a portable blood ammonia detector

Seated around the dinner table, faculty affiliated with Stanford ChEM-H—one of Stanford University's interdisciplinary institutes—spoke one-by-one, pitching ideas for collaborative research. Inspired by a recent medical ...

Cardiology

Reduce salt to improve heart health

Those with high blood pressure or who are at risk may want to consider simply saying no to sodium. Dr. Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says 75% of the amount of salt you get in your day-to-day diet is from processed ...

Pediatrics

With summer vacation here, how much screen time is too much?

Dazzling graphics, engaging applications and a dizzying array of beeps, pings and rings make smartphones and other portable gadgets hard to resist. With summer vacation starting for millions of American children, many parents ...

Pediatrics

Picky eating may mask larger issues

(HealthDay)—Many children are picky eaters, making every meal a challenge. But for some, the problem goes deeper than not liking vegetables or whole-wheat bread.

Health

Gardening isn't just for adults

(HealthDay)—Still having a hard time getting your kids to eat fruits and veggies? Studies show one solution is to grow your own.

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