THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. hospitals are running low on contrast dye injected into patients undergoing enhanced X-rays, CT scans and MRIs. The fluid, which makes the routine but potentially life-saving scans readable, helps doctors identify clots in the heart and brain. The shortage is expected toContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many people who are overweight or obese avoid cancer screening for fear of stigma and judgment about their weight, British researchers report. In a review of 10 published studies, researchers found that many doctors around the world don’t look kindly on patients withContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A combination of genetic testing and health screenings could identify more than 1 million U.S. adults with an inherited risk for a cholesterol disorder that increases their risk for premature heart attack and death, according to a new study. About 1 in 250Continue Reading

MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Immunotherapy with nivolumab (Opdivo) after surgery for metastatic bladder cancer significantly reduces the odds for the tumor’s return, a new clinical trial finds. Among 700 patients with urothelial cancer of the bladder or other parts of urinary tract that had spread to muscle,Continue Reading

MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Emphysema is missed more often in Black Americans than in white Americans, and now researchers report they have figured out why. The investigators found that many Black men who were considered to have normal results after race-specific interpretations of a common lung functionContinue Reading

SUNDAY, May 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — College basketball player Joey Liedel suffered years of debilitating hip pain that limited his ability to play. As a freshman at University of Detroit-Mercy, he was in constant discomfort. Eventually, the Erie, Mich., athlete underwent hip surgery and took some time off toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Nurses can be trained to detect postpartum depression in new mothers and could be crucial in spotting the condition early, researchers report. Postpartum depression affects about 15% of new moms and can cause persistent sadness, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, and troubleContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease. The massive Human Cell Atlas contains detailed maps of more than one million individualContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — After 30 years, researchers believe they finally have definitive evidence of the primary cause of Gulf War syndrome: exposure to low levels of the nerve gas sarin. Gulf War syndrome is blamed for leaving a quarter million veterans of the 1991 conflict withContinue Reading