TUESDAY, June 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Millions of stray cats roam the world over, and surgical sterilization has long been the primary method of population control. But a small new study shows promising results for a one-and-done contraceptive injection. Researchers say this first-of-its-kind approach appears safe and effective. “AContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery for women in their reproductive years, right after cesarean section. Nearly 68% of these surgeries are done to address non-cancerous conditions such as abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids and endometriosis, according to Michigan Medicine. The U.S.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is once again warning consumers to avoid muscle-building “supplements” that are anything but a safe alternative to steroids. In an advisory sent out last week, the agency said it continues to receive reports of serious side effectsContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Could a one-hour procedure that involves zapping a part of the intestines mean no more insulin for millions of folks with type 2 diabetes? Maybe, according to a small study scheduled for presentation next week at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.Continue Reading

MONDAY, March 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Do you ever wonder why you typically feel hungry when it’s time for dinner? Researchers say that’s not just a habit, but a physiological drive, with the human body able to predict the timing of regular meals. “We often get hungry around theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Chemicals found in plastic personal care products, kids’ toys, and food and drink packaging could be raising the risk of type 2 diabetes among women, new research suggests. To study the impact of these chemicals, known as phthalates, researchers followed just over 1,300Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The “love hormone” oxytocin might not play the critical role in forming social bonds that scientists have long believed, a new animal study suggests. Prairie voles bred without receptors for oxytocin display the same monogamous mating, attachment and parenting behaviors as regular voles,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As numerous U.S. states move to restrict transgender health care, a new study shows that such care can substantially improve teenagers’ mental health. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed transgender and nonbinary teenagers who received “gender-affirming” hormones —Continue Reading