TUESDAY, Nov 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Addictive opioid painkillers aren’t the only option for patients seeking relief following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee reconstruction, researchers say. As the United States wrestles with skyrocketing rates of opioid abuse and drug overdose deaths, the findings may come as good news. AfterContinue Reading

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

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study is highlighting yet another consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: It has likely made it even harder for kids with obesity to manage their weight. The findings, researchers said, are no surprise. Many adults, faced with normal life being upended duringContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More older folks are winding up on liver transplant waiting lists than ever before, as obesity and alcoholism supersede hepatitis C as the main cause of liver failure in the United States. The percentage of liver transplant candidates aged 65 or older roseContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Medical training may be taking less of a mental health toll on young doctors than it used to, but depression remains common, a new study suggests. Medical residency — the training that new doctors undergo at hospitals or clinics — is infamous forContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from dangerous abnormal heart rhythms can take matters into their own hands and figure out what is triggering their episodes, researchers report. Folks with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) were able to reduce their episodes of the irregular heartbeat by 40% by identifyingContinue Reading

SUNDAY, Nov. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to long-held wisdom, teen athletes recover from concussions sooner if they do light aerobic exercise rather than resting in a dark room, new research suggests. Instead of so-called “cocoon therapy,” new research-supported therapy has young concussion patients getting out of bed andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery sliced the risk of severe liver disease or liver cancer in obese people with fatty liver disease, a new study finds. It included more than 1,100 patients with an aggressive type of fatty liver disease. Patients who had weight-loss (bariatric) surgeryContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Arm and shoulder pain are common for women after breast cancer surgery, and beginning a supervised exercise program soon afterwards can go a long way to easing the discomfort, new research suggests. As the team of British investigators explained, restricted shoulder movement andContinue Reading