Black Stroke Survivors Less Likely to Get Treated for Complications

By Steven Reinberg HealthDayReporter THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Having a stroke is a life-altering experience, and complications can crop up afterwards, but a new study finds the color of your skin may determine whether you are treated for them. In the year following a stroke, Black and Hispanic patients were not treated … Read more

Fallopian tube removal advised for more women to prevent ovarian cancer

Comment on this story Comment To prevent more cases of ovarian cancer, a major research and advocacy group is suggesting an aggressive prevention strategy: remove a woman’s fallopian tubes if she is undergoing pelvic surgery for another reason. The practice would apply to women, trans men or nonbinary people at average risk who don’t plan … Read more

Pregnancy Complications Could Mean Lifelong Heart Risks for Women

By Cara Murez HealthDayReporter THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Major pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and preterm birth, should be recognized as lifelong risk factors for women’s heart disease, new research suggests. Women who experience any of the five major pregnancy complications have an increased risk of ischemic heart disease up to 46 … Read more

Now Trending on Social Media: Bad Birth Control Info

Feb.2, 2023 – Add this to the list of social media’s potential health risks: unintended pregnancy. That’s for women who take birth control advice from influencers, particularly on YouTube, where many talk about stopping hormonal contraception and may give incomplete or inaccurate sexual health information. In an analysis of 50 YouTube videos, University of Delaware … Read more

A Healthy Lifestyle Might Delay Memory Decline in Older Adults

Feb. 2, 2023 — A new study suggests that following a healthy lifestyle is linked to slower memory decline in older adults, even in people with the apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4) gene, one of the strongest known risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. A team of investigators in China analyzed 10-year data on over … Read more

CDC warns EzriCare eyedrops may be linked to infection, vision loss

Comment on this story Comment The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the public to “immediately discontinue” use of EzriCare Artificial Tears, and said the eye drops could be linked to infections across the United States that have resulted in hospitalization, vision loss and one death. The CDC issued Wednesday’s warning after 55 patients … Read more

What the Mexican cavefish can teach us about our couch potato future

Comment on this story Comment Humans sheltered in place for weeks early in the coronavirus pandemic, allowing what was already a sedentary lifestyle for many people to descend into endless hours attending Zoom meetings, streaming movies and waiting for food deliveries. Yet in the realm of couch potatoes, we’re amateurs. A species of fish washed … Read more