MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A significantly increased risk of self-harm and suicide among people with autism shows the need for programs to reduce that risk, researchers say. For their study, the investigators analyzed 31 studies on the link between autism and self-harm/suicide that were posted to fiveContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Oct. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your Jack-o’-Lantern may be more than scary — it could be dangerous. Pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Between October and November 2018 in the United States, 44% of Halloween-linkedContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s a drug that’s been supported by some conservative media figures, but taking ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19 might land you in the hospital, a new study warns. Interest in the drug surged last summer as the highly contagious Delta variant tookContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Antibody infusions help keep high-risk COVID-19 patients out of the hospital, but getting the therapy can be a challenge. One U.S. health system has found a creative way to address the problem: home infusions administered by paramedics. Researchers found that the tactic wasContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Slings and other popular “baby-wearing” products have sent thousands of U.S. infants to the emergency room in the past decade, a new study finds. Researchers estimate that between 2011 and 2020, more than 14,000 infants nationwide ended up in an ER because ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The White House on Wednesday unveiled a national plan to roll out coronavirus vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds that is designed to make getting shots as easy and comfortable as possible for both kids and their parents. Rather than mass vaccination sites, theContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans seeking treatment for anxiety and depression has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating what a leading medical association terms a “mental health tsunami.” That’s the key takeaway from a nationwide survey of psychologists by the American Psychological Association (APA).Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Gender-affirming breast removal (mastectomy) can greatly enhance a patients’ mental well-being, a new study finds. Gender-affirming mastectomy is the most common type of gender-confirming surgery, but there’s “not a lot of information out there about how exactly these types of surgeries help people,”Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Affordable over-the-counter hearing aids could soon bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, under a landmark proposal announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The proposal would create a category of hearing aids that could be sold directlyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many female family doctors face sexual harassment, but most remain satisfied with their careers, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 315 women physicians in family practices from 49 countries and found that 75% said they were satisfied or extremely satisfied with their workContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 could now face thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket medical costs, according to a new report. In 2020, most health insurance companies waived co-pays, deductibles and other cost-sharing for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but many stopped doing that early this year,Continue Reading