MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pop singer Britney Spears was at the height of her fame in 2008 when, through a series of arcane legal maneuverings, her father gained conservatorship over her and took control of her personal and financial affairs. Spears’ plight and the #FreeBritney movement hasContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The National Health Service Corps will receive $100 million to help tackle the U.S. health care worker shortage, the White House announced Thursday. That’s a five-fold increase in funding from previous years for a program that helps find primary care doctors for communitiesContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Days in the saddle can be risky, with horseback riding a potentially deadly activity, according to a new study. “Hospital admission risk from horseback riding is higher than football, auto and motorcycle racing, and skiing,” the study authors noted. Chest injuries are mostContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus pandemic forced a significant shift to telemedicine treatment for addiction, but it’s not clear whether that approach is better than in-person care, a new study finds. Before the pandemic, addiction treatment services in the United States had many restrictions on telemedicineContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Private insurers paid out about $156.2 billion in 2018 for U.S. patients with the 15 most common cancers. Medication was the largest expense and drugs for breast, lung, lymphoma and colon cancers accounted for the largest chunk of those costs, according to aContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Just over a decade ago, the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) made many common cancer screenings free. But a pair of new studies caution that when those free tests turn up signs of trouble, important follow-up tests may beContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News)– Physical abuse of school-aged kids tripled during the early months of the pandemic when widespread stay-at-home orders were in effect, a new study finds. Exactly what triggered the surge is not fully understood, but other studies have also reported similar upticks in child abuse.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Accidental burns among U.S. children rose by one-third during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. “COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders inevitably created a new dynamic between children and their social environment. One result was the increased risk ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A shift in thinking means it’s OK to skip your monthly breast self-exam — but don’t miss your regular professional checkup and diagnostic imaging, health experts say. A periodic visual check in a mirror can be helpful, breast health experts from the Cedars-SinaiContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Hoverboards, electric scooters and electric bikes are the transportation of choice for a growing number of Americans, but they’re taking many straight to the emergency room. Injuries associated with these so-called “micromobility products” skyrocketed 70% between 2017 and 2020, according to a soon-to-be-releasedContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The size and shape of the blood vessels in your brain may help predict your risk of an often-fatal type of stroke, called an aneurysm, a new study finds. An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery wall. “A subarachnoid hemorrhage is theContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While high-profile cases like the 2020 killing of George Floyd have cast a harsh spotlight on police violence in the United States, researchers say deaths attributable to it have been underreported for at least 40 years. That’s the key finding in a newContinue Reading