FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Medieval monks were much more wormy than average folks, a new archaeological analysis has revealed. Those living in medieval Cambridge were nearly twice as likely to be infected by intestinal parasites as city dwellers, researchers found. Even though Augustinian friars had access toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, making it the most significant health care legislation enacted in more than a decade. How will it affect health care? Millions of Americans covered by Medicare will see big reductions inContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The Biden Administration plans to stop buying COVID tests, vaccines and treatments as early as the fall, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said Tuesday. Under that plan, those products would be provided through the regular health care system, Jha saidContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Millions of infant swings and rockers are being recalled because crawling babies can get entangled in straps that dangle beneath them. The recall applies to MamaRoo and RockaRoo swings and rockers manufactured by Thorley Industries of Pittsburgh. The company, which does business underContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s well known that exposure to lead can harm young children’s brain development. Now a new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding the detrimental effects of lead on Black children. The study, of close to 26,000 schoolchildren, found that Black childrenContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new study of U.S. military veterans reveals they are more comfortable getting help for physical ills than for mental health issues. “The majority of participants indicated they would be willing to seek treatment for both physical and mental health problems. However, theyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Taking part in certain sports in high school may lead to misuse of prescription stimulants in the years after graduation, a new study finds. It reported that high school seniors who play contact sports are 50% more likely to abuse prescription stimulants inContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to bring out-of-pocket drug costs down for many U.S. seniors, but most of its benefits aren’t immediate. Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs. That should eventually bring downContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Inflatable bounce houses are big, colorful, cheap to rent and practically scream “childhood fun.” So, what could possibly go wrong? It turns out plenty. For one thing, the air-filled party staples are vulnerable to being blown aloft and even flipped over if leftContinue 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