TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new mental health media platform meant to connect people with educational resources and reduce the stigma around mental illness is planned by pop star Selena Gomez and her partners. Wondermind is set to launch in February 2022 and will include mental healthContinue Reading

Do you really need an opioid after knee surgery? After ACL surgery, non-opioid options such as Advil, Tylenol and muscle relaxers appear to offer the same degree of pain control to patients as addictive prescription opioids, new research finds. Read more Years of blood thinners after stenting probably aren’t necessary.Continue Reading

Delta variant raises chances of stillbirth, death during pregnancy: New reports found pregnant women were more vulnerable to having stillbirths or dying as the highly contagious Delta variant spread across the country. Read more Many psychiatric patients getting risky drug “off-label”: Most prescriptions for gabapentin, approved for treating seizures andContinue Reading

Cardiologists’ meeting brings new insights, advances. The COVID-19 pandemic, heart-healthy eating, and better ways to treat and prevent heart disease were among the hot topics that emerged during the American Heart Association’s annual meeting this week. Read more Switch to plant-based diet brought relief to man with severe migraine. TheContinue Reading

Moderna asks for approval of booster shots for all U.S. adults. The company’s request to the FDA on Wednesday comes as the agency is poised to approve the Pfizer booster for all adults this week. Read more Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. hospital workers still unvaccinated. Data on more thanContinue Reading

U.S. could soon approve COVID boosters for all adults. Sources say the move from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could come as early as Thursday, making tens of millions more Americans eligible for the immune-strengthening doses.Read more Demand for liver transplants is soaring. More older folks are winding upContinue Reading

A woman has rid herself naturally of HIV — but how? Researchers say there’s a second HIV-positive person whose body might have naturally cleared the infection — sparking hope that studying such exceedingly rare events will help lead to a cure. Read more Breast cancer diagnosis raises odds for a-fib.Continue Reading

Still feeling nervous about holiday gatherings? You’re not alone. A new survey finds that nearly three-fourths of Americans plan to celebrate only with household members, and 46% would require unvaccinated guests to test negative for COVID-19. Read more Less salt, more potassium for a healthier heart. A new study ofContinue Reading

Mouse study offers hope for breakthrough against spinal cord damage. A new injectable ‘nanofiber’ therapy that restored motion in laboratory mice might pave the way for healing paralyzed people, researchers say. Read more Exercise can help ease shoulder pain after breast cancer surgery. Arm and shoulder pain are common forContinue Reading