Suicides rose among Americans in 2021, reversing two years of decline. The U.S. suicide rate increased to 14 suicides for every 100,000 people, up from 13.5 per 100,000 in 2020, according to new CDC numbers. Read more After Ian’s destruction: How to safely enter, clean flood-damaged homes. Dangers from electricity,Continue Reading

‘Bionic pancreas’ could make life easier for people with type 1 diabetes. If approved by the FDA, the iLet Bionic Pancreas would be the most automated system available for managing the illness — tracking blood sugar levels and delivering insulin with minimal input from patients. Read more Perceptive pooches canContinue Reading

Does forced cheerfulness at work lead to burnout? A new study finds that forcing yourself to be cheery at work can be emotionally exhausting, leaving some workers feeling drained, distracted and maybe even less productive. Read more New Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in clinical trial. Eisai’s lecanemab appeared to slowContinue Reading

Soaring food prices toughest on frail seniors. In a new poll, more than one-third of 50- to 80-year-olds said rising food costs have had a substantial impact on their well-being. Read more Clinic brings healthcare to the homeless and their pets. The One Health Clinic in Seattle offers services toContinue Reading

Bike riding while on meth, opioids is sending thousands to ERs. Between 2019 and 2020, more than 11,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries after they rode a bicycle while high, researchers found. Read more Thousands of U.S. kids have died riding ATVs. Every hour, four kidsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Consumers should immediately stop using HECOPRO digital display carbon monoxide (CO) detectors because they can fail to warn about the presence of the dangerous gas, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. The CPSC issued the warning Thursday after detectors sold onContinue Reading

First evidence that babies can taste, smell in the womb. Special scans of late-term fetuses show that those whose moms had just consumed carrots showed more “laughter face” responses, while those whose moms had eaten kale showed more “cry face” responses. Read more Fattened-up bears offer clues to human diabetes.Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking and smoking these days, but marijuana and vaping have gained in popularity — particularly among kids with lots of unsupervised free time. Those are among the findings of a new study tracking substance use trends among American teensContinue Reading

Teens’ drinking, smoking declines while vaping, pot use keep rising. So finds a new study that tracked substance use trends among American teens over the past 30 years. Read more Depression, PTSD plague Flint residents 5 years after water crisis. Poor water testing left residents exposed to unsafe levels ofContinue Reading

In Canada, program that supplies safe opioids to addicts is saving lives. The London, Ontario-based program provided clients with a daily dose of prescription opioid tablets, as well as basic health care, counseling and social services. Read more Drug may be effective new way to ease eczema in young kids.Continue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Misusing over-the-counter medications can have dangerous consequences, but recent social media trends encouraging this could be downright deadly for gullible teens, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. One concerning trend has been a challenge that encouraged people to cook chicken inContinue Reading

Bariatric surgery can bring long-term benefits for pain, mobility. Seven years out, 43% of the roughly 1,500 patients enrolled in a new study said their joint pain remained noticeably lower than before surgery. Read more Experts say new street drug is ‘as deadly as fentanyl.’ Drugs called nitazenes are beingContinue Reading