MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans diagnosed with “broken heart” syndrome has steadily risen in the past 15 years — with the vast majority being women, a new study finds. The condition, which doctors call stress cardiomyopathy, appears similar to a heart attack — withContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Despite hints of promise from early research, a new clinical trial finds no evidence that kids with autism benefit from nasal sprays containing the “love” hormone oxytocin. Researchers called the findings disappointing. But they said the study also offers important information: Some parentsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The length of a woman’s menstrual cycle as she nears menopause could reflect her future risk of heart disease, researchers report. Some women’s menstrual cycles become longer as they approach menopause, while others’ cycles remain stable. This new study found that the womenContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Obese boys who lose weight may avoid fertility problems in adulthood, a preliminary study suggests. Even short-term weight loss might partially reverse weight-related alterations in reproductive function, the researchers said. Childhood obesity can have serious effects on adulthood health, including a risk ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Insulin resistance can make you more than twice as likely to develop major depression, even if you haven’t developed full-blown diabetes, a new study reports. Initially healthy people who later developed prediabetes were 2.6 times more likely to come down with major depressionContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women with a history of migraine headaches may suffer severe hot flashes during menopause, and this combo may boost their risk for heart disease, researchers say. Migraine doesn’t cause more or worse hot flashes — or vice versa. But both are believed toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Potentially dangerous symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children are not always immediately recognized by primary care providers, new research suggests. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas fails to make enough insulin, the hormone that helps regulate blood sugar used for energy byContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Transgender people have double the odds of dying early compared to folks whose identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender), a long-term study finds. And the added risk did not decrease over time, according to an analysis of data collectedContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 yearsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. pharmacists will now be able to automatically substitute a cheaper biosimilar for a more expensive brand-name insulin, the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. The agency’s approval of an “interchangeable” biosimilar could save diabetics and health plans millions each year, theContinue Reading