THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Persistent use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to treat acute lower back pain may actually turn it into a chronic condition, a new study warns. However, some experts who expressed concerns about the study published in the journal ScienceContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to potentially harmful chemicals is on the rise among pregnant women in the United States, a new study warns. “This is the first time we’ve been able to measure the amounts of chemicals in such a large and diverse group of pregnantContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — With summer comes warm weather and swimming. But for some people, knowing how to swim may not be enough to ensure their safety. That’s because certain medical conditions bump up the risk for drowning in a big way, according to a new CanadianContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Occupational therapy or low-impact exercise might be the key to relieving long-haul COVID symptoms like extreme fatigue, breathlessness and brain fog, a pair of new studies from Ireland suggest. The studies reflect two different — in some ways, opposite — approaches to dealingContinue Reading

SUNDAY, May 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As youth spring sports kick into high gear, it’s important to know about injury prevention and treatment, an expert says. Injury risks and preventive measures can vary by sport, according to Dr. Marcus Knox, a physical therapist in the department of orthopedic surgeryContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with sickle cell disease who take corticosteroids to treat asthma or inflammation may suffer severe pain and even need to be hospitalized, researchers report. This reaction to corticosteroids can be particularly severe among older people, women and patients not taking the drugContinue Reading