Teen Boys With High Blood Pressure Face Danger Decades Later

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter Teenage boys who have high blood pressure may find themselves on the road to serious heart problems in adulthood. Swedish researchers found that boys who had high blood pressure at 18 were at risk for heart failure, heart attacks, strokes and death as adults. And the risk began when blood […]

Nurses, Health Care Staff Face Higher Suicide Risks

By Sarah D. Collins HealthDay Reporter Nurses, health technicians and health care support workers face a higher risk of suicide than the general U.S. population does, an alarming new study shows. Researchers pointed out these workers have to perform stressful tasks while caring for ill patients and managing heavy workloads, with little control over patient […]

European Commission Grants Approval of Ritlecitinib for Severe Alopecia Areata

By Doug Brunk The European Commission has authorized the marketing of ritlecitinib to treat adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with severe alopecia areata. This makes ritlecitinib the first medicine authorized by the EC to treat individuals with severe alopecia areata as young as 12 years of age. Taken as a once-daily pill, […]

Breast Cancer Drug, Piqray, Could Trigger Dangerous High Blood Sugar

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter For certain patients with advanced breast cancer, a drug called Piqray (alpelisib) may extend survival. But new research confirms the medication often causes seriously high blood sugar levels. “This is a very effective drug that we should be using to treat breast cancer, but the problem is that it causes high blood […]

Tear Gas Exposure Might Harm a Woman’s Reproductive Health

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter Researchers in Minnesota have uncovered a new link between tear gas exposures and negative effects on reproductive health. The study was prompted by anecdotal reports of irregular menstrual cycles among protestors who were exposed to tear gas during the nationwide protests that followed the May 2020 murder of George Floyd. […]

Unsafe Neighborhoods Have Higher Levels of Child Abuse

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter Having safer neighborhoods, where families feel less stress, can help prevent child abuse, according to new research that supports this long-suspected theory. When parents feel higher levels of stress or hopelessness about their surroundings, they may have a harder time caring for their children, the study confirms. “To get the best outcomes for […]

Talking to a Loved One Battling Substance Abuse: Staying Positive Is Key

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter A conversation with a family member or loved one struggling with addiction can be the catalyst for getting help.But it’s important to choose your words carefully when discussing possible addiction to controlled substances with your loved one, said Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska, a professor of family and community medicine at Penn State […]

Side Effects of High Blood Pressure Medications

Written by Annie Stuart Any medication can cause side effects, and high blood pressure (HBP) medications are no exception. However, many people do not have side effects from taking hypertension drugs, and often the side effects are mild. Still, it’s important to stay informed and work closely with your doctor to manage any side effects […]

Service Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD Lead Better Lives

When Ryan*, 37, returned home from two deployments with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq from 2005 to 2008, he began withdrawing from social situations and experienced chronic anxiety. Nights brought no respite — his sleep was interrupted by punishing nightmares. “I had every calling card of a veteran in distress,” he told Medscape Medical News. When […]

Peru Doctors Save Toddler Who Swallowed 8 Medical Needles

In northeastern Peru, a medical team successfully saved the life of a 2-year-old boy who had unwittingly swallowed eight injection needles while at play. The incident was a unique and challenging case for the doctors involved, and it highlights the need for vigilance in ensuring the safety of children in rural areas where unexpected hazards […]

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