MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — All health care workers should be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, dozens of major U.S. medical groups said in a joint statement released Monday. “Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, our health care organizationsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause go on to have a 58% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, a new study finds. Although the study wasn’t designed to prove cause and effect, the findings could point the wayContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic could leave a grim legacy for women’s health. New research suggests that disruptions in breast cancer screening and treatment in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in deaths from the disease. While mammography ratesContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A major U.S. hospital system had a strong rebound in most cancer screening tests after a steep drop-off in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study shows. The findings are based on an analysis of data from the Boston-based MassContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ overall death rate from cancer continues to fall — but rising rates of certain cancers and ongoing racial disparities linger. Those are among the findings of an annual report to the nation from several major cancer organizations. The good news includes anContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The notion of parents picking out genetically perfect babies may seem like science fiction. But in a new report, a multidisciplinary group of researchers warn that some companies have already started to offer couples going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) the means toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When child care centers were forced to close in the pandemic’s early months, hundreds of thousands of American working mothers lost their jobs, new research shows. The study is just the latest illustration of the toll the pandemic has taken on working womenContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dementia patients who have the same nurse for all of their home health care visits are a third less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, a new study finds. “While continuity of nursing care may benefit every home health care patient, itContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Good news for couples considering fertility treatments: Children born through assisted reproductive technology (ART) don’t have an increased risk of cancer, researchers say. In the new study, kids born through high-tech fertility treatments — such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and frozen embryoContinue Reading