MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from dangerous abnormal heart rhythms can take matters into their own hands and figure out what is triggering their episodes, researchers report. Folks with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) were able to reduce their episodes of the irregular heartbeat by 40% by identifyingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most folks groan when the time comes to either “spring forward” or “fall back” an hour, with the waxing and waning of daylight saving time. But that one-hour time shift — which occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday — is more than just aContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers may have unearthed a surprising risk factor for often-fatal brain bleeds: Sleepless nights. In a study of about 70,000 adults, researchers found that people with a genetic predisposition to insomnia were at somewhat higher risk of a brain aneurysm. An aneurysm isContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients suffering from “long COVID” can have symptoms that last a year or more, putting their jobs and everyday routines in jeopardy, a new study finds. Looking at more than 150 people with long-lasting effects from COVID-19, researchers said the patients reported thinkingContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Exercise may help reduce symptoms of a common sleep disorder and improve brain function, a small study finds. Exercise training could be a useful supplemental treatment for people with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, the research showed. The condition isContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Sleeplessness. Night sweats. Anxiety. Irritability. Aches and pains. Would smoking a little pot help women deal with these common symptoms of menopause? A good number of middle-aged women apparently think so, because they’ve been turning to marijuana to help handle the change ofContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Millions of U.S. sleep apnea patients are scrambling to find ways to protect their nightly slumber, following a voluntary recall from one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of CPAP breathing machines. Philips Respironics agreed to a voluntary recall of continuous positive airway pressureContinue Reading