Category: Health News

No benefit from drug used to reduce heart disease in kidney patients

Following a large-scale clinical trial, researchers have found that lanthanum carbonate does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease developing in patients with chronic kidney disease. The drug is routinely prescribed to patients with chronic kidney disease to help reduce the risk of both bone disease and cardiovascular disease, with cardiovascular disease the most common

Ultra-processed foods may accelerate biological aging

A study links the consumption of ultra-processed foods with the shortening of the body’s telomeres. Telomeres are structures located at the ends of our chromosomes. Although they contain no genetic information themselves, they preserve the integrity of chromosomes by keeping their ends from fraying, much as shoelace tips protect the laces. Telomeres become shorter and

Drugs bill warning over US/UK trade deal

The NHS would spend billions of pounds more on drugs if it had to pay US prices following a US/UK trade deal. According to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Oxford, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, NHS

US coronavirus deaths surpass 190,000

Fox News Flash top headlines for September 10 The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States hit another somber milestone on Thursday, with some 190,000 lives lost, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. The number of deaths in the United States associated with COVID-19 infections is 191,168, according to Johns Hopkins CSSE data. That number

COVID-19 may have been in LA before CHRISTMAS, study suggests

Coronavirus may have been sending people in Los Angeles to ERs before Christmas and circulating in the county months earlier than the first reported case, study suggests UCLA researchers analyzed more than 10 million patient records for visits to Los  Angeles hospitals between December and February  They saw 50% increase for visits for ‘coughing’ compared

Big drop reported in vaping by US teenagers

Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping related illnesses and deaths may have scared off some kids, but they believe other factors contributed to the drop, including higher age limits and flavor bans. In a national

Early therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may slow heart disease

(HealthDay)—Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment also cuts cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Sven Plein, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and colleagues randomly assigned 81 patients with early RA to either

Ensuring an ethical path to a ‘warp speed’ vaccine

A vaccine for COVID-19 is seen by many—rightly or wrongly—as the finish line for the pandemic, the shot that will mark the resumption of our normal lives. Yet recent polls suggest that a significant fraction of Americans may opt not to get a vaccine when one becomes available, or are at least wary of getting

Chadwick Boseman worked through colon cancer. 3 other people with the illness talked to Insider about what that’s really like.

After Chadwick Boseman's tragic death from colon cancer at age 43, fans and celebrities lauded everything the "Black Panther" actor accomplished in his too-short life. Some people with cancer said they found the discourse was rooted in misconceptions about living with the disease, as if it's a sudden acute illness rather than a disability.  Not