MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Power outages are becoming more frequent in the United States, and a new study highlights one consequence of prolonged blackouts: carbon monoxide poisonings. Looking at major U.S. power outages between 2007 and 2018, researchers found that carbon monoxide poisonings spiked during those disruptions,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Here’s more evidence that marijuana may make driving more dangerous: As pot has been legalized in more countries and states, a greater number of people are driving intoxicated by the drug and crashing, researchers report. THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, has beenContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — President Joe Biden plans to announce Thursday that a “surge” of U.S. military medical personnel will soon be deployed to hospitals struggling with staff shortages amid soaring COVID-19 cases. More than 1,000 will begin arriving at hospitals nationwide starting next week, and thatContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Medicare has been told to reassess a significant premium increase it had announced that largely stemmed from the expensive new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra’s directive, which was announced on Monday, comes shortly after Aduhelm maker BiogenContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More than 30 years after passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many doctors still don’t know how to provide accessible care, a new study finds. “Despite the fact people with disabilities comprise 25% of the population, they often confront barriersContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many insured cancer patients still experience serious money problems linked to their illness, new research affirms. For example, nearly 3 out of 4 insured patients with colon cancer have major financial hardship in the year after their diagnosis, which affects their social functioningContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Dec. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Give yourself and your loved ones the gifts of health and safety this holiday season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. The agency outlines 12 ways to do that, beginning with a reminder that washing your hands with soap andContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a surge in new gun owners across the U.S., a new study finds. The data shows that between January 2020 and April 30 of this year, 5.1 million Americans bought their first guns, following 2.4 million who didContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The maker of the pricey new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm (aducanumab) said Monday it will slash the cost of its medication in half, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The move follows widespread criticism of the drug’s original $56,000-a-year price tag. The reduction in the wholesaleContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — French Bulldogs are incredibly cute, sporting adorable snub snouts, big round heads, bright wide eyes and large bat ears. Unfortunately, the physical traits that make them one of the most popular breeds in the United States and United Kingdom also saddle them withContinue Reading