TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Becoming a couch potato as you get older goes against evolution and puts your health at risk, a new study suggests. Humans have evolved to be active in their later years, and staying active can protect against heart disease and a number ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have identified two previously unrecognized symptoms of pancreatic cancer — a discovery that might help with earlier detection and improve extremely low survival numbers, they say. “When pancreatic cancer is diagnosed earlier, patients have a higher chance of survival. It is possibleContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one-third of older U.S. adults visit at least five different doctors each year — reflecting the growing role of specialists in Americans’ health care, a new study finds. Over the past 20 years, Americans on Medicare have been increasingly seeing specialists, researchersContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A common group of bacteria may be causing deadly pneumonia or anthrax-like disease among metalworkers in the southern United States, health officials report. The bacteria, called Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), naturally occurs in soil and dust. B. cereus can cause food poisoning andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The rings of stately pines on the coasts of North and South Carolina offer telling long-term evidence of climate change and a chilling forecast for the future. The upshot: The last 300 years have gotten wetter and wetter, making hurricanes ever more dangerous.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Researchers hoped to show that the natural antioxidant urate could delay Parkinson’s disease progression, but a study completed at Massachusetts General Hospital dashed those expectations. The trial enrolled nearly 300 individuals recently diagnosed with early Parkinson’s disease, which affects the body’s motor system.Continue Reading