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

TUESDAY, Nov 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Addictive opioid painkillers aren’t the only option for patients seeking relief following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee reconstruction, researchers say. As the United States wrestles with skyrocketing rates of opioid abuse and drug overdose deaths, the findings may come as good news. AfterContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A widely available drug used to treat alcoholism has potential as a COVID-19 treatment, researchers say. The investigators found that people taking disulfiram (Antabuse) for alcoholism had a lower risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 and were less likely to die from COVID-19 ifContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Physiotherapist David Putrino was working on a vibrating glove to help deaf people experience live music when a friend mentioned that the same technology might stop tremors in people with Parkinson’s disease. Putrino, director of rehabilitation innovation for Mount Sinai Health System inContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Tight blood pressure control — not too high and not too low — during surgery for spinal cord injuries may improve patients’ outcomes, a new study suggests. “Damage to neurons in spinal cord injuries leads to dysregulation of blood pressure, which in turnContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — President Joe Biden underwent a routine colonoscopy on Friday, and briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he was sedated for the procedure, the White House said. The colonoscopy was part of Biden’s first routine physical exam as president, and tookContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — 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. “I was at the sessions yesterday, I was actually in clinic this morning,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Neurologists must make sure Alzheimer’s patients and their families understand that the controversial drug aducanumab does not restore mental function, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said in new position statement that includes ethical guidelines. “Aducanumab is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Despite stereotypes about seniors and technology, a small study suggests that older adults in the early stages of dementia can use smartphone apps as memory aids. The researchers found that older people with mild impairments in memory and thinking were not only ableContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Gene therapy shows promise in reducing, and even halting, potentially life-threatening bleeding events in people with hemophilia, researchers report. Hemophilia A is the most common inherited bleeding disorder, affecting one in 5,000 males worldwide. It’s caused by a missing coagulation factor called FVIII.Continue Reading