MONDAY, June 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s OK to drink coffee soon after taking a liquid thyroid medication, a new study finds. Current product labels and treatment guidelines recommend patients take thyroid hormone replacement therapy on an empty stomach, but this new research shows that absorption of liquid levothyroxineContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One year of testosterone therapy for men with low levels of the hormone does not appear to increase their risk for heart problems, British researchers found. “We were unable to find evidence … that testosterone increases risks of mortality or cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascularContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Open-source automated insulin delivery (AID) systems are an effective and safe way for people with type 1 diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, researchers say. The AID systems combine an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), and an algorithm that automaticallyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Lower levels of sex hormones might be tied to tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff in men and women, a new study suggests. Among women with low levels of estrogen, researchers found the odds of a rotator cuff tear were 48% higher, comparedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new therapy corrects low blood sugar in children with a genetic disorder that causes the pancreas to produce too much insulin, researchers say. Congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) is the most common cause of persistent low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in infants and children. “ThereContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Although Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has deemed it “child abuse,” access to “gender-affirming” services cuts the odds of severe depression and maybe even suicide among transgender teens, a new study finds. Investigators came to that conclusion after tracking the mental health of 104Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Here’s yet another consequence of America’s childhood obesity epidemic: New research shows that girls with type 2 diabetes can set themselves up for developing a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS occurs when a woman’s ovaries or adrenal glands produce moreContinue Reading