Category: Health News

Meat-Heavy Diets May Lead to Ulcerative Colitis Flares

CHICAGO – New data from an ongoing study shows that regular meat consumption is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flares, specifically for patients with ulcerative colitis. The data, which was presented on May 7 in Chicago at the annual Digestive Disease Week® meeting, is based on an analysis of data from the PREdiCCt study (Prognostic Effect of

COVID Emergency Over, but Hundreds Are Still Dying Weekly

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Traci Sikes’s older sister Debbie had survived several health setbacks in life — a heart attack, a cancer diagnosis, and a couple of botched surgeries for a bad back. But by early 2023, the 68-year-old from Brownwood, TX, was in remission

COVID pandemic may have heightened women’s fears around pregnancy

Many American women fear childbirth, and the COVID-19 pandemic did not calm those feelings, new research shows. “Our results showed really high rates of childbirth fear in our sample,” said Zaneta Thayer, co-author of a new study and an associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Moreover, childbirth fear was linked to

Expert reveals the one magic secret for a good night sleep

Expert reveals the one magic secret for a good night’s sleep… and it’s so simple you’ll kick yourself for not knowing it sooner  Turning on the AC while you sleep could lead to a better night’s sleep  Cooler bedroom temps have been linked to better metabolism and less stress  READ MORE: Our interactive map reveals

Warning to men who were fat in their teens or 20s

Warning to men who were fat in their teens or 20s as scientists discover ‘it increases risk of dying from prostate cancer by almost a third’ Obesity leads to elevated concentrations of insulin-like growth factor-1 Hormone, also called IGF-1, is involved in cell growth and development READ MORE: Bizarre, new way scientists say may help

CDC warns that mpox could make a summer return

Public health officials are urging people at risk of contracting mpox, the virus previously called monkeypox, to get vaccinated. They are concerned that a slowdown in infections since last summer may not continue. “There’s a very real risk of there being a surge in mpox cases over the next few months. Most likely, it won’t

One-third of U.S. physicians report ever being sued

Nearly one-third of U.S. physicians (31.2 percent) in 2022 reported they had previously been sued, according to new research released by the American Medical Association. The Benchmark Survey includes a nationally representative sample of 3,500 physicians who provide at least 20 hours of patient care per week, have completed their residency, are not employed by

COVID disinfectants may contain harmful chemicals, researchers say

The use of disinfectants containing quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) rose sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic. These disinfectants have been linked to health issues in animal and human studies. The disinfectants may also encourage pathogens to become more resilient to antibacterials and antimicrobials, contributing to the growing antibiotic resistance crisis. Experts say soap and water are

Wegovy, Other Weight Loss Drugs No Silver Bullet, Says WHO

LONDON (Reuters) – New highly-effective weight loss drugs such as Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy are not a “silver bullet” for addressing the rapid rise in global obesity rates, the World Health Organization’s nutrition chief told Reuters, as the agency conducts its first review of obesity management guidelines in more than 20 years. The global health body

T-DXd for HER2-Low BC: Analysis Confirms Adverse Effects

A safety analysis following a landmark randomized phase 3 trial confirms that vomiting and nausea are quite common in patients who take the drug trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd; Enhertu) to treat HER2-low metastatic breast cancer. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) also remains a concern, and it’s not clear if retreatment after resolution is warranted. In general, however, “T-DXd