Category: Health

Young Adults Have Low Vaccination Rate, CDC Says

June 22, 2021 — The national rate of vaccinations for COVID-19 is lagging, and the CDC may have discovered why: Young Americans are not...

Expert Offers 10 ‘Tips and Tricks’ for Everyday Cosmetic Practice

During the annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, H. Ray Jalian, MD, shared his “top 10” tips and tricks for...

Sickle Cell Plagues Many Black Americans, But There’s Hope for Better Treatments

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) It’s been more than six months since Brandy Compton last landed in a hospital...

Spray-On Hydrogel to Prevent Post-Surgery Adhesions

Researchers at University of California San Diego have developed a spray-on hydrogel that forms a protective coating on tissue surfaces, such as the surface of...

Why do so many kids never get swimming lessons?

Cost and lack of time are among the reasons parents don’t enroll their kids in swimming lessons, a new survey finds. “Swimming is one of...

Plant-Based Diets and Your Cholesterol

A plant-based diet could benefit your heart in a big way. It might help bring your cholesterol numbers down, along with your chances of getting...

Bariatric Surgery’s Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years

Patients with obesity who had bariatric surgery had a lower risk of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) or dying from all causes during...

Survey Finds Many Adults Don’t Want Kids — and They’re Happy

Latest Sexual Health News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) Marriage and children may be the norm for...

Personality traits relate to being a morning or evening person at both the phenotypic and genetic level

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The link between the different hierarchies of personality, sleep patterns and even genetics has been discovered by researchers from the Department...

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians’ Calculus Varies

Clinicians more often use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they do for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data...

Tai Chi May Ease Depression, Insomnia for Stroke Survivors: Study

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) The ancient practice of tai chi may help reduce depression, anxiety...

Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic

In this April 17, 2020, file photo, a patient is loaded into an ambulance by emergency medical workers outside Cobble Hill Health Center in the...

Neurodegeneration Complicates Psychiatric Care in Parkinson’s

Managing depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease should start with a review of medications and involve multidisciplinary care, according to a recent summary of evidence....

Multiple long-term physical health problems increase risk of depression later in life

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Middle-aged people in the UK with at least two long-term physical health conditions are at a greater risk of developing depression...

5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A leading medical group is offering testing guidelines for children with autistic behaviors. The...

No Overall Statin Effect Seen on Dementia, Cognition

Statin therapy likely didn’t lead to dementia or even mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older patients taking the drugs for cardiovascular (CV) primary prevention in...

Low COVID Vaccination Rates for Seniors in 11 States a ‘Powder Keg’

By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters MONDAY, June 21, 2021 U.S. health experts warn there is a ticking time bomb in 11 states...

Twin study is first to reveal genetic risk factors for PTSD and migraine

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and migraine often co-occur, but researchers knew relatively little about how or why this happens. A new...

Screen All Kids for Heart Problems, Pediatricians’ Group Says

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — All children should be screened for conditions that may put them at risk for...

AAP Updates Guidance for Return to Sports and Physical Activities

As pandemic restrictions ease and young athletes once again take to fields, courts, tracks, and rinks, doctors are sharing ways to help them get back...

Drinking any type of coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Drinking coffee that is caffeinated (ground or instant) or decaffeinated is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic liver disease...

Sleep Paralysis: Demon in the Bedroom

The woman was in her late 50s. Every night she would fall asleep and then dream that she was unable to move, but that her...

Antihypertensives Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier Improves Memory

Antihypertensive medications that cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) may be linked with less memory decline, compared with other drugs for high blood pressure, suggest the...

Smartphone screening and referral increases access to care for people with eye problems

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A smartphone-based eye screening and referral system used in the community has been shown to almost triple the number of people...

Survey Highlights Unequal U.S. Health Care System

June 21, 2021 — Keeva Blackwood, Deidra Fryer, and Tricia Stewart Moody have a few things in common. They all live in Maryland, all...