COVID-19 UPDATES: Click here to read more!
Click here to get on our COVID-19 Waiting List

Get Healthy!

Recent health news and videos.

Staying informed is also a great way to stay healthy. Keep up-to-date with all the latest health news here.

16 May

Long-term Exposure to Wildfires Increases Cancer Risk, Study Finds

People who live near wildfires face higher risk for lung cancer and brain tumors, researchers say.

13 May

Alarming Increase in Esophageal Cancer in Middle-Aged Americans, Study Finds

The rate of esophageal cancer in adults ages 45 to 64 nearly doubled over an 8-year span, researchers say.

12 May

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Disease Later in Life

Pregnant women who experience gestational hypertension or preeclampsia at increased risk for heart disease later in life, researchers say.

After Roe v. Wade: Could Bans on Out-of-State Abortions, Mail-Order Pills Be Next?

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter May 16, 2022

After Roe v. Wade: Could Bans on Out-of-State Abortions, Mail-Order Pills Be Next?

"I do not believe that the overturning of Roe v. Wade is where any of this will end."

So warns Rachel Fey, vice president of policy and strategic partnerships for Power to Decide, a contraception advocacy group dedicated to reducing the risk for unplanned pregnancies.

Elisa Wells, co-director of Plan C, an organization focused on ens... Full Page

Hispanics Wait Half-Hour Longer in ER When Chest Pain Strikes

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter May 16, 2022

Hispanics Wait Half-Hour Longer in ER When Chest Pain Strikes

When Hispanic Americans arrive in the emergency room with chest pain, they have to wait longer for care than other people with the same symptoms, a preliminary study finds.

Chest pain, a potential sign of heart attack, is one of the leading reasons people end up in an ER. But the new findings suggest that Hispanic patients may face unneces... Full Page

Wildfire Survivors Could Face Higher Cancer Risk

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter May 16, 2022

Wildfire Survivors Could Face Higher Cancer Risk

MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Wildfires, like the one currently raging in New Mexico, are known to cause upticks in breathing issues and heart attacks in their immediate wake for folks who live nearby.

Now, new Canadian research shows that these fires may also increase risk for lung and brain cancer over time.... Full Page

When Abortion Means Traveling, More Women Forgo Procedure: Study

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 16, 2022

When Abortion Means Traveling, More Women Forgo Procedure: Study

Long-distance travel will likely prove a nearly insurmountable barrier to some women seeking abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned as expected, a new study concludes.

Women who need an abortion are more than twice as likely to delay the procedure or decide to continue their pregnancy if they live 50 or more miles from a clinic, compared wi... Full Page

Arthroscopy: A Viable Treatment Option for Painful Hip Joints

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter May 15, 2022

Arthroscopy: A Viable Treatment Option for Painful Hip Joints

College basketball player Joey Liedel suffered years of debilitating hip pain that limited his ability to play.

As a freshman at University of Detroit-Mercy, he was in constant discomfort. Eventually, the Erie, Mich., athlete underwent hip surgery and took some time off to get comfortable on the court again.

The 6-foot-1 guard had a... Full Page

Warm Water Danger: What to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter May 14, 2022

Warm Water Danger: What to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

If heading back into the water this summer has you concerned about flesh-eating bacteria, an expert offers some advice.

"Flesh-eating bacteria refers to an infection that spreads so rapidly that the skin and surrounding soft tissue starts to die," explained Dr. Stacey Rose, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at Baylor College o... Full Page

AHA News: Improved Fitness Gave Man Chance to Walk Daughter Down the Aisle After Heart Attack

By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

AHA News: Improved Fitness Gave Man Chance to Walk Daughter Down the Aisle After Heart Attack

Justin Ballard of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, stared at the photos in disbelief.

"Do I really look that big?" he thought.

The pictures came from a joyous occasion – Christmas Day 2019, when Kelsey, the oldest of his three children, had gotten engaged.

The couple set a wedding date in October 2021. Justin vowed to be in much bett... Full Page

AHA News: Black, Hispanic Adults Less Likely to Receive CPR, Especially in Public

By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

AHA News: Black, Hispanic Adults Less Likely to Receive CPR, Especially in Public

Black or Hispanic adults who experience a witnessed cardiac arrest outside the hospital are substantially less likely than their white peers to receive lifesaving care from a bystander, preliminary new research shows.

CPR was least likely for Black and Hispanic adults in a less personal setting, such as on the street or in a public transpo... Full Page

Kidney Transplant Safe When Organ Donor Has COVID: Study

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

Kidney Transplant Safe When Organ Donor Has COVID: Study

Even before the pandemic, the demand for donor kidneys far exceeded supply. That shortfall only worsened when hospitals started refusing to use kidneys from COVID-positive donors.

However, new research now suggests that kidneys from deceased COVID-19 patients have almost zero risk of viral transmission to the recipient:

In the new s... Full Page

Big Rise in Esophageal Cancers Among Middle-Aged Americans

Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

Big Rise in Esophageal Cancers Among Middle-Aged Americans

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Esophageal cancer tends to be a "silent killer," and it's on the rise among middle-aged Americans, new evidence suggests.

The rate of this cancer nearly doubled among people aged 45 to 64, and the prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus -- a precancerous condition -- rose by about 50%... Full Page

Gallstones Can Warn of Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

Gallstones Can Warn of Pancreatic Cancer Risk

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer may feel like a death sentence because this fast-moving disease is often discovered at a later stage, when it's harder to treat.

Now, a new study offers hope for earlier diagnosis, finding an association between recent gallstone disease and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

Patients diagnosed... Full Page

Too Few People Treated for Opioid Use Get Anti-Overdose Med

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

Too Few People Treated for Opioid Use Get Anti-Overdose Med

A potentially lifesaving drug that reduces overdose risk is prescribed to less than half of Americans treated for opioid addiction, a new study finds.

This underuse of buprenorphine is "equivalent to giving those with advanced cancer a less aggressive treatment," said senior investigator Dr. Laura Bierut. She is a professor of psychiatry ... Full Page

In Animal Studies, Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Pain

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

In Animal Studies, Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Pain

An experimental gene therapy for spinal cord pain shows promise in mice, researchers say.

About half of spinal cord injury patients have neuropathy, which is chronic or debilitating pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness caused by damaged or malfunctioning nerves.

Treatment of neuropathy can be challenging. For example, medica... Full Page

Is Telemedicine Closing the 'Race Gap' in Primary Care?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

Is Telemedicine Closing the 'Race Gap' in Primary Care?

Here's one way in which the pandemic did not exacerbate health care disparities: A new study shows that telemedicine has closed the gap in access to primary care between Black and non-Black Americans.

The use of telemedicine boomed during the pandemic, so University of Pennsylvania researchers decided to examine how that affected Black pa... Full Page

Heavy Antibiotic Use Tied to Development of Crohn's, Colitis

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

Heavy Antibiotic Use Tied to Development of Crohn's, Colitis

The more antibiotics that seniors take, the greater their risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new study suggests.

The findings could help explain some of the increase in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (common types of IBD) among older adults, according to the study authors.

"In older adults, we think that envi... Full Page

Nurses Key to Spotting Postpartum Depression in New Moms

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter May 13, 2022

Nurses Key to Spotting Postpartum Depression in New Moms

Nurses can be trained to detect postpartum depression in new mothers and could be crucial in spotting the condition early, researchers report.

Postpartum depression affects about 15% of new moms and can cause persistent sadness, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, and trouble sleeping or eating. Some women with the condit... Full Page

'Human Cell Atlas' Maps 1 Million Cell Types in 33 Organs

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter May 12, 2022

'Human Cell Atlas' Maps 1 Million Cell Types in 33 Organs

An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease.

The massive Human Cell Atlas contains detailed maps of more than one million individual cells across 33 organs and systems, researchers announced t... Full Page

Nerve Gas Sarin Probably Caused Gulf War Syndrome

Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter May 12, 2022

Nerve Gas Sarin Probably Caused Gulf War Syndrome

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- After 30 years, researchers believe they finally have definitive evidence of the primary cause of Gulf War syndrome: exposure to low levels of the nerve gas sarin.

Gulf War syndrome is blamed for leaving a quarter million veterans of the 1991 conflict with a disabling array of l... Full Page

Underwear That Guards Against STDs During Oral Sex? FDA Says Yes

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter May 12, 2022

Underwear That Guards Against STDs During Oral Sex? FDA Says Yes

The first underwear meant to protect against sexually transmitted infections during oral sex was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.

Lorals -- which are available as bikinis or shorties -- are made of vanilla-flavored latex about as thin as condom material and form a seal on the inside of the thigh to keep fluid... Full Page

'Tragic Milestone': 1 Million American Lives Lost to COVID-19

Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter May 12, 2022

'Tragic Milestone': 1 Million American Lives Lost to COVID-19

It's a number many Americans have grimly expected but may still find hard to comprehend: Over one million of their fellow citizens killed by COVID-19.

"Today, we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19," President Joe Biden remarked in a speech posted Thursday morning on the White House website. "One million em... Full Page

HealthDay
Health News is provided as a service to Seip Drug site users by HealthDay. Seip Drug nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please seek medical advice directly from your pharmacist or physician.
Copyright © 2022 HealthDay All Rights Reserved.