Category: Health

‘Significant’ racial disparities in care of heart patients during first pandemic wave

There were ‘significant’ racial disparities in the presentation and care of heart attack patients during the first wave of the pandemic in England, reveals a...

Healthier 2021: Bill Found New Motivation

This post appears as part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three WebMD team members as they strive to improve their...

Heart Failure Redefined With New Classifications, Staging

The terminology and classification scheme for heart failure (HF) is changing in ways that experts hope will directly impact patient outcomes. In a new consensus...

Water temperature key to schistosomiasis risk and prevention strategies

Karena Nguyen in the Emory biology lab with two freshwater snails that serve as intermediate hosts for the parasites that cause schistosomiasis. Credit: Rachel Hartman...

Global Warming Could Make Life in Tropics Impossible

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Limiting global warming to targets proposed in the Paris Agreement could keep tropical...

US 2019 Suicide Rate Drops, but Will Decline Last?

In 2019, the U.S. suicide rate dropped for the first time in 14 years, driven largely by a significant decline in firearm-related deaths, according to...

New research shows marijuana THC stays in breast milk for six weeks

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) have found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the...

Experimental Drug May Fight Type 1 Diabetes

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Just two weeks of treatment with an experimental drug can delay the onset...

No Benefit Seen With Everolimus in Early Breast Cancer

Adding everolimus to adjuvant hormone therapy for early ER+, HER2- breast cancer does not offer any benefit over hormone therapy alone, according to results of...

Protein responsible for tendon strength and resilience isolated in new study

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain We may have been taught that milk does a body good, but when it comes to the ability of our tendons...

Blood Test Predicts Organ Rejection Risk After Kidney Transplant

A functional immunologic assay that could easily be incorporated into routine laboratory work can predict which patients are at high risk for rejection of their...

Cardiac arrest from opioid overdose has unique features affecting prevention and treatment

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests triggered by opioid overdose are a significant cause of death among adults 25 to 64, according to a...

Stroke affecting the eye requires immediate treatment, can signal future vascular events

Credit: CC0 Public Domain While most people think of strokes affecting the brain, they can also affect the eye. Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is...

A Swing and a Hit? Golf Beneficial in Parkinson’s Disease

Playing golf improves mobility and balance in Parkinson’s disease (PD) better than tai chi, the gold standard exercise for improved balance and falls prevention in...

England’s children go back to school after virus lockdown

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Children return to school in England on Monday for the first time since January, as the government begins to ease tough...

Psoriasis Pathophysiology Insights Carry Treatment Implications

Dr Kenneth Brian Gordon Several surprising recent insights into the pathophysiology of psoriasis may eventually lead to superior treatment strategies for this common T-cell-mediated disease,...

What’s the Best COVID Vaccine?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 Americans love to have choices, and now there are three COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in...

Global players brainstorm to boost COVID vaccine output

The WHO has warned that the pandemic will not end unless poor countries can keep up with accelerating mass vaccination campaigns Global players are gathering...

What a Difference a Year Makes: California Poised to Reopen

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gen Til wears a protective face mask while working out at...

COVID Leaves Most Pro Athletes With No Lasting Heart Damage: Study

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) In some reassuring news for professional athletes, a new study finds very few develop...

Tracking the plague in DR Congo

Already battling COVID-19 and a renewed Ebola outbreak, DR Congo is also home to one of the world’s oldest sites of the plague—and there are...

How Patients Decide on Surgery

Patients consider the risk of cancer and menopause, as well as other factors, when making decisions about ovarian cancer prevention surgery, according to a small...

Opioid Use (and Overuse) for Knee Arthritis Takes Big Financial Toll

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) Opioids and arthritic knees are a costly mix, new research claims. “These data offer new evidence of the magnitude...

UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

An empty classroom at Great Academy Ashton, as the school prepares for its reopening on March 8 after the latest lockdown curb the spread of...

RA Experts Highlight Key Developments Over the Past Year

A massive Swedish cohort study suggesting that biologic agents reduce the known excess risk of lymphoma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was hailed as one...