TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe for kids to take the COVID-19 vaccine after they’ve suffered a rare complication from a prior COVID infection, a U.S. National Institutes of Health-supported study has concluded. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) affects about 1 in every 3,000 to 4,000Continue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The prices that health insurers agree to pay for joint replacement surgery vary widely and are unrelated to conventional measures of the quality of care. That’s the conclusion of a new study that found who is footing the bill is the biggest influenceContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Corticosteroid injections to relieve pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis could actually be setting them back. Two new studies have discovered that, despite the temporary relief of symptoms, the injections were associated with continued progression of the disease. On the other hand, patientsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, Aleve or ibuprofen don’t do a thing to slow the progression of knee arthritis, and might even make things worse, a new study suggests. Knee arthritis patients who regularly took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) wound up with worseContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A severely paralyzed person no longer needs to go through brain surgery to try and steer a motorized wheelchair with their mind, researchers report. Through an electrode-studded cap placed on their head, several people with quadriplegia — no function in all four limbsContinue Reading