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Past articles by Steven:

A Little Drinking Won't Help Prevent Obesity, Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Having a couple of drinks a day won't protect you from obesity or diabetes, a new study suggests.Everybody knows that heavy drinking isn't good for your health, but whether moderate alcohol consumption is protective or harmful is still open for debate, re... → Read More

Home Delivery of Alcohol Expanded During Pandemic, With Permanent Effects on Health

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- During the COVID-19 pandemic home liquor delivery soared in the United States, as did binge drinking along with it, a new study finds."'Home delivery’ refers to when restaurants, bars or retailers use their own employees or a third-party delivery system s... → Read More

Protect Your Baby From the Sun's Harmful UV Rays

SUNDAY, June 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Summer's here and the Mayo Clinic says babies need protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, too.It only takes one severe sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double the risk for a deadly melanoma later in life, according to the American Acade... → Read More

1.3 Billion People Worldwide Could Have Diabetes by 2050

More than half a billion people are living with diabetes worldwide, affecting men, women, and children of all ages in every country, and that number is projected to more than double to 1.3 billion people in the next 30 years, with every country seeing an increase, as published today in The Lancet. → Read More

7.5 Million 'Baby Shark' Bath Toys Recalled Due to Serious Injuries to Kids

FRIDAY, June 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 8 million Baby Shark and Mini Baby Shark bath toys have been recalled because they can cause serious injuries to children.When using these bath toys, particularly in a bathtub or wading pool, a child can sit, slip or fall onto the shark's hard plastic... → Read More

FDA Orders Stores to Stop Selling Elf Bar Disposable Vapes

FRIDAY, June 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has sent warning letters to 189 retailers, telling them to stop selling unauthorized tobacco products such as Elf Bar and Esco Bars.Both brands are disposable e-cigarettes sold in flavors known to appeal... → Read More

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

FRIDAY, June 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the drug Elevidys, the first gene therapy for the treatment of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).The groundbreaking treatment will not be cheap: Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. said... → Read More

Brain 'Zaps' Might Limit the Damage From a Stroke

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Could an electrical zap to the brain limit the damage a stroke inflicts?Yes, claims a small new study that found this noninvasive procedure increased blood flow to the areas around the clot that caused the stroke, thus protecting them from further damage.... → Read More

Almost 10 Million Americans Have Diabetes-Linked Eye Disease

MONDAY, June 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 10 million Americans are at risk for blindness from diabetic retinopathy, a new study finds.In 2021, an estimated 9.6 million people in the United States — 26% of those with diabetes — had the eye illness and nearly 2 million had the most severe form,... → Read More

CDC Warns of Potentially Fatal Bacterial Illness on U.S. Gulf Coast

For the third time in the US since 2020, a patient in Mississippi was diagnosed with melioidosis due to infection with the locally acquired bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei, now considered endemic in the Gulf Coast region of the US. → Read More

Heavy Marijuana Use Might Raise Risk of Bipolar Disorder, Depression

FRIDAY, May 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy users of marijuana might face an increased risk of bipolar disorder and depression, a new study suggests.The analysis of more than 6.6 million Danish individuals found that having cannabis use disorder doubled or even tripled the odds for most forms of ... → Read More

1 in 5 U.S. Seniors Now Skip Meds Because of Cost

MONDAY, May 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors skip or stretch prescription medications due to costs despite being insured by Medicare, a new U.S. study finds. Roughly 20% of older adults reported taking less medication than prescribed or not taking medication because of cost, the researchers... → Read More

Losing Weight Before Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Boosts Outcomes

Results from a new clinical trial found overweight and obese patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who lose weight prior to a catheter ablation procedure have improved clinical outcomes. → Read More

Key to Post-Stroke Recovery: Exercise

TUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity after a stroke may be crucial to a more successful recovery, according to a study by Swedish researchers.They found that patients who increased and sustained their exercise in the six months after their stroke were functioning better than t... → Read More

Many American Teens Are in Mental Health Crisis: Report

THURSDAY, April 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- America's teens are still not alright.Instead, many continue to engage in risky behaviors, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.Top among these is an increase in suicidal thoughts and suicide planning and attempts among teen girls, according to a new s... → Read More

Could Melatonin Ease Self-Harm in Kids?

Medical sleep treatment may reduce self-harm in young people with anxiety and depression, an observational study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests. The risk of self-harm increased in the months preceding melatonin prescription and decreased thereafter, especially in girls. → Read More

COVID in Pregnancy Might Raise Odds for Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Sons: Study

New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a founding member of Mass General Brigham (MGB), found that males but not females born to mothers with SARS‐CoV‐2 infection during pregnancy were more likely to receive a neurodevelopmental diagnosis in the first 12 months after delivery. → Read More

Signs That COVID Infection Might Harm the Liver

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 may harm the liver, a small study suggests.The virus appears to increase liver stiffness, a sign of potential long-term injury, but it's too early to tell if that portends serious liver disease, the researchers said."COVID infections have been obse... → Read More

Black, Hispanic COVID Patients Less Likely to Get Antiviral Paxlovid

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic patients are less likely to be given antiviral drugs such as Paxlovid to help battle a bout of COVID-19 than white patients are, a new government report shows.In a study of more than 700,000 patients with COVID-19, researchers from the U.S... → Read More

Marijuana, Meth, Cocaine Use Can Help Trigger Dangerous A-Fib

THURSDAY, Oct. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Using marijuana increases the risk of developing the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (a-fib), a new study suggests.It's been known that drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine and opiates can directly affect the heart and cause abnormal rhythms li... → Read More