SATURDAY, May 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If heading back into the water this summer has you concerned about flesh-eating bacteria, an expert offers some advice. “Flesh-eating bacteria refers to an infection that spreads so rapidly that the skin and surrounding soft tissue starts to die,” explained Dr. Stacey Rose,Continue Reading

Big rise in esophageal cancers among middle-aged Americans. Between 2012 and 2019, the rate of this cancer nearly doubled among people aged 45 to 64, and the prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus — a precancerous condition — rose by about 50%, anew study finds. Read more Gallstones can warn of pancreaticContinue Reading

Long COVID may be chronic disease needing steroids. New evidence finds patients suffering inflammation affecting the entire body, and easing that inflammation could be key to saving lives. Read more Are ‘climate-friendly’ restaurant menu items coming soon? German researchers believe that adding info on a meal’s carbon footprint could helpContinue Reading

FDA moves to help ease a nationwide shortage of baby formula. Worried parents are frantically trying to find enough product to feed their babies, as a shortage caused by supply-chain issues and one company’s recall continues. Read more Could a week off of social media give you a mental boost?Continue Reading

After sweeping review, CDC looks to rebuild public trust. Recent shakeups paint a picture of an agency at a crossroads in the wake of enormous public scrutiny during the pandemic. Two experts — one a former agency chief of staff — talk with HeathDay Now about the changes ahead. ReadContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of cancer nutrition information on the social media site Pinterest is misleading and posted by businesses trying to sell products, according to a new study. “Our results revealed a significant amount of misinformation about cancer and nutrition,” said study co-author TracyContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — With summer comes warm weather and swimming. But for some people, knowing how to swim may not be enough to ensure their safety. That’s because certain medical conditions bump up the risk for drowning in a big way, according to a new CanadianContinue Reading

Some health conditions greatly raise drowning risks. In a new Canadian study, about 1 in 3 adults and children over age 10 who drowned there between 2007 and 2016 had a chronic health condition. Read more What’s the role of antibiotics in recurrent UTIs? Some women are plagued by oneContinue Reading

Smoking plus vaping no healthier than smoking on its own. In a new study, mixing smoking and e-cigarettes didn’t reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke or any cardiovascular disease. Read more Obesity might blunt effect of COVID vaccine. Antibody levels among those who were severely obese wereContinue Reading

Adding fruits, veggies to your diet could keep dementia away. In a new study, people whose blood contained the highest amounts of three key antioxidants were less likely to develop all-cause dementia. Read more Hope for 1st vaccine against virus driving ‘mono,’ cancers and maybe MS. They’ve so far onlyContinue Reading