FRIDAY, April 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Managing a stroke victim’s blood sugar levels after they receive powerful clot-busting drugs might help them survive their health crisis, a new trial finds. People with high blood sugar levels were more likely to suffer a potentially deadly brain bleed after clot-busters reopenedContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Comedian Amy Schumer has disclosed that she has been diagnosed with Cushing’s syndrome, a condition that arises when there is too much cortisol in the body. In an interview published Friday in the News Not Noise newsletter, Schumer revealed she has exogenous Cushing syndrome, broughtContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Five of eight British children who received human growth hormone from the pituitary glands of deceased donors went on to develop early-onset Alzheimer’s disease many decades later, researchers report. Researchers at University College London (UCL) suspect that the growth hormone received by theseContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Transgender people transitioning to male (transmasculine) identity typically take testosterone therapy as part of the process.   There have been worries that the treatment might spur erythrocytosis, an abnormally high concentration of red blood cells in blood that could prove dangerous. But newContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many breast cancer survivors take a hormonal drug after cancer treatment to stave off a recurrence, but new research suggests these drugs may be less effective in women who are obese. Breast cancer cells in hormone-positive breast cancers are fueled by the femaleContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes lack functional islet cells in their pancreas to produce the hormone insulin and must take daily insulin via injections or a continuous pump to compensate. But if new research pans out, some folks with type 1 diabetes mayContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Recent research has suggested that viruses could play a role in the loss of pancreatic beta cells, which triggers type 1 diabetes. Now, a new trial finds antiviral medications, when given soon after a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, might helpContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Exposure to ubiquitous chemicals known as PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, may delay puberty in girls, new research indicates. The study is the first to consider the role hormones play in the delay, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati. DelayedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Moms with higher prenatal levels of plastics chemicals known as phthalates may face a slightly increased risk of postpartum depression, according to a new study. Postpartum depression affects up to 20% of new mothers, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. ThatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The blockbuster drug Ozempic has become a household name for its ability to spur weight loss. Now an early study hints at an intriguing possibility: The drug might allow people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to drop their daily insulin shots. ExpertsContinue Reading