THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Regular home monitoring can help with blood pressure control, but only half of people who have hypertension or other related conditions actually do it, a new study found. Of Americans ages 50 to 80 who take blood pressure medications or have a healthContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More than four out of five pregnancy-related deaths in the United States could have been prevented, according to a new federal government report. The researchers examined data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees in 36 states on circumstances surrounding pregnancy-related deaths. The data, fromContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When the wildly popular TV show “This Is Us” wrapped up its final season this year, it did so with a storyline that showed one of the lead characters dealing with Alzheimer’s disease as her adult children disagreed over the type of careContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that’s driving a surge in drug overdose deaths, kills by stopping breathing even before someone loses consciousness, a new study reveals. To come to that conclusion, researchers ran electroencephalogram (EEG) tests on 25 patients who were undergoing operations lastingContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Every year, anywhere from 700,000 to 1 million people fall while in U.S. hospitals, and this often triggers a downward health spiral. Little has been shown to make a dent in those numbers. Until now. Enter Smart Socks, which are wired with sensorsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Lori McClintock, the wife of Northern California congressman Tom McClintock, died late last year after taking white mulberry leaf, a herb used to treat diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol, a recently released report shows. The cause of death listed in the report wasContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Health authorities are investigating a parvovirus-like illness that has killed more than 30 dogs in northern Michigan, most within three days. The dogs died in Otsego County after showing symptoms such as vomiting and bloody stool, signs of canine parvovirus, but tests wereContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Staffing shortages at nursing homes across the United States are severe in disadvantaged areas where needs may be greatest, researchers say. The study — recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society — looked at staffing before the COVID-19 pandemic. ItContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Even a “small” nuclear war, far short of a global conflict, could kill much of the world’s population due to starvation, a new study projects. Any nuclear war would have obviously devastating effects in the places where it was waged — obliterating cities,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Minutes after a heartbeat stops, a massive series of disastrous events triggered by lack of blood flow begins to destroy a body’s cells and organs. This chain of events had been thought to be inevitable and irreversible. Now, a new animal study showsContinue Reading