THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The nationwide shortage of health care professionals — a so-called “Great Resignation” of providers — is impacting patient care in ways large and small, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows. One in four Americans (25%) have noticed or personally experienced the impact of staffingContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Having a clear purpose in life could reduce your risk for premature death. That’s the conclusion of researchers who spent eight years tracking about 13,000 Americans over age 50. Those who considered their life particularly purposeful were found to have about a 15%Continue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Eating more berries and drinking tea may help slow mental decline as you age, new research suggests. In a study of more than 900 adults, researchers found that foods like these — containing antioxidant flavonols — delivered brain benefits to older adults. FlavonolsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Transgender youth are more likely than others to experience sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea, and researchers now recommend these young people be screened for sleep problems. “Transgender and gender-nonconforming identity may precede mental health disorders, and both influence insomnia diagnosis,”Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Stress affects gut health and intensifies pain, which — for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — can make traveling to see family during the holiday season excruciating. “People living with IBS often say the holidays are especially stressful, above and beyond theContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Research in wild bats is reinforcing a notion crucial to stopping future pandemics: When wildlife populations stay healthy, the odds of “crossover” viruses infecting humans subsides. In Australia, deforestation has caused a deadly respiratory virus to pass from fruit bats to humans, byContinue Reading