HealthWatch: Adults With COVID-19 May Develop Other Medical ConditionsNew research finds that almost a third of older adults infected with the virus in 2020 developed a new condition that needed medical attention.
HealthWatch: New Study Could Help Address Racial Disparities In Breast Cancer TreatmentThe study suggests earlier treatment with a certain class of drugs could improve outcomes.
HealthWatch: Up To Half Of Children Consume Energy Drinks WeeklyA new study has found that half of children around the world consume energy drinks weekly. Researchers found that teens who consumed the drinks five or more days a week had more physical and mental issues compared to their peers.
HealthWatch: Children Who have Positive Interactions With Mothers Less Prone To ObesityA study in pediatrics finds that when children ages 4 and younger receive warmth and positive parenting from their mothers, it improves their ability to self-regulate their behavior. The findings suggest positive parenting, even in infancy, can have long-term effects.
HealthWatch: Pregnant Women At Risk Of Developing Severe COVID-19 Illness, Study SaysPregnant women are at risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, according to a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The CDC recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated.
HealthWatch: Couples' Success In Therapy May Depend On GenesHow well couples respond to therapy might come down to their genes, researchers say. The research found that people with genes associated with higher sensitivity benefited the most from therapy designed to improve communication and prevent divorce.
HealthWatch: Your Next Vaccine Could Be In Pill FormMIT researchers have developed a method to deliver vaccines in capsules rather than shots.
HealthWatch: Experts Say Keeping Schools Open Amid Pandemic A 'Priority'The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its pandemic guidance, saying keeping schools open for in-person learning should be a priority. The organization says remote learning has worsened educational inequities and the mental health crisis among children.
HealthWatch: Childcare Programs With Mask Requirements Less Likely To CloseResearchers have found that childcare programs that require children to wear masks are less likely to close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
HealthWatch: People With Parkinson's May Live Longer By Eating More FlavanoidsA new study has found that consuming flavanoids -- apples, berries, orange juice and red wine -- can help people with Parkinson's live longer.
HealthWatch: New Study Finds Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Need To Be Monitored After ReleaseHealthWatch: New Study Finds Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Need To Be Monitored After Release
HealthWatch: Men Who Worry More May Develop Heart Issues At Younger AgesResearchers found risk factors started to rise for men who regularly feel overwhelmed beginning in their early 30s.
HealthWatch: People With Depression More Likely To Believe False Statements About COVID-19A new study has found that people diagnosed with depression are more likely to believe false statements about COVID-19.
WJZ HealthWatch: Drinking Coffee Could Reduce Risk Of Developing Endometrial CancerWJZ HealthWatch: Drinking Coffee Could Reduce Risk Of Developing Endometrial Cancer
HealthWatch: Long Wait Times At ER Linked To Higher Risk Of DeathWaiting more than five hours in the emergency room is linked to a higher risk of death, according to the results of a new study.
HealthWatch: School-Based Programs Teaching Healthy Habits Create Lifestyle ChangesA new study finds school-based programs teaching healthy habits for diet, exercise, and emotion management can create lasting lifestyle changes.
HealthWatch: Preterm Births, Stillbirths & Newborn Deaths More Common Among Women With COVID-19A new study of more than 87,000 pregnancies found that preterm births, stillbirths, and newborn deaths were more common among women with COVID at the end of their pregnancy.
HealthWatch: CDC Study Finds 2019-2020 Flu Vaccine Protected Children From Serious IllnessA new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that the 2019-2020 flu vaccine protected children from serious illness, even if the strain of influenza they had was different from the one in the vaccine.
HealthWatch: Minorities More Likely To Be Exposed To Dangerous Air PollutionAccording to a new Harvard study, areas with predominantly Black and Latino residents still have higher concentrations of dangerous pollution.
HealthWatch: Study Shows More Baby Boomers Dying From Opioid OverdosesThe latest in health & fitness news.
HealthWatch: Long-Term Exposure To Pollution Might Heighten COVID-19 RiskResearchers say long-term exposure to air pollution may heighten the risk of COVID-19, especially for people ages 55 and older.
HealthWatch: Study Finds Legalized Cannabis Sending Kids To ERResearchers have found that legalized cannabis is sending more and more children to the emergency room.
HealthWatch: Global Dementia Cases Expected To Triple Over Next 30 Years, Study SaysCases were expected to climb to 153 million by 2050. While largely due to population growth and aging, the authors of the study also cites smoking, obesity and education level among the risk factors.
HealthWatch: Pollution Contributing To Asthma Risks, Plus N-95 Masks ReusableResearchers have found that pollution causes asthma in 2 million children each year, plus a new study finds that N-95 masks can be reused safely so long as they're properly sanitized between uses.

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