THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As it stands, no one blood test or brain scan can definitively diagnose Parkinson’s disease. But researchers report this may soon change if a new blood test continues to show promise. The test measures DNA damage in the mitochondria of cells, which isContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s become more common for people to share mental health struggles on social media, but that decision could have a negative impact on future employment. Potential employers view job candidates differently if they talk about their personal mental health publicly, a new studyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The field of surgery has long been dominated by men, and still is today. But two new studies show that if patients want safe, effective long-term results, picking a female surgeon might be key. In one study involving more than 1 million CanadianContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — If you are in your 90s, is hip replacement surgery too dangerous for you? That depends, new research shows: While elderly patients have more complications and higher death rates after such a procedure, the surgery can be “appropriately considered.” That’s because the risksContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While new research suggests cancer screenings are not extending lives for the most part, the study’s authors stressed that there are still good reasons why people should continue with screenings. Their review of clinical trials looked at six kinds of common cancer testsContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — If you need quick directions on performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in an emergency, don’t rely on Alexa, Siri or another voice assistant. A new study finds the directions provided by these AI (artificial intelligence) helpers are inconsistent and lack relevance. “Our findings suggestContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Public health officials have detected the new BA.2.86 variant of COVID-19 in U.S. wastewater, giving rise to concerns about the highly mutated variant in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the detection on Wednesday. It was foundContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — British researchers may have found a way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease several years sooner. Researchers at University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital say that eye scans may be able to detect signs of Parkinson’s up to seven years before diagnosis. “I continueContinue Reading