Category Archives for Healthcare News

How to Lower Heart Disease and Breast Cancer Risk at the Same Time

It turns out that many of the lifestyle behaviors that help fight off breast cancer in women also can help them avoid heart disease. Read more Source: HealthDay

Smoking Tied to Earlier Death in Dialysis Patients

Current and former smokers face worse outcomes while undergoing dialysis, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in Nephrology. Read more Source: HealthDay

Five hours’ sleep a night linked to higher risk of multiple diseases

Getting less than five hours of sleep in mid-to-late life could be linked to an increased risk of developing at least two chronic diseases, finds a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

Eating 5 to 6 prunes a day may prevent bone loss, osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, or loss of bone mass and density, afflicts many people, especially people over 50, leading to an increased risk of breaks and fractures. A new randomized controlled study finds that eating 5-6 prunes a day can preserve bone mass and density, arresting the development of osteoporosis. Read more Source: Medical News Today

How Does Hepatitis C Spread?

Unlike cold or flu viruses, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) does not spread easily. It is transmitted by direct contact with blood that carries the virus. Before screening donated blood for hepatitis C became mandatory in 1991, most transmission occurred through blood transfusions. Read more Source: HealthDay

Nasal COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

About 1 in 10 people put off getting their COVID-19 vaccine due to a fear of needles. Two companies — one in China and one in India — recently received approval in their respective countries for intranasal vaccines to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe COVID-19 disease. Read more Source: Medical News Today

Blood Test Shows Promise at Catching Cancers Early

A single blood test that can screen for more than 50 cancers seems to work fairly well in the real world, a preliminary study reveals. Read more Source: HealthDay

Even a 2-minute walk after a meal may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

A new meta-analysis published in Sports Medicine suggests that even 2 to 5 minutes of light walking right after eating may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Just standing — rather than sitting — may also help, though not as much, the study found. Read more Source: Medical News Today

COVID May Help Trigger A-Fib in Some Patients

About 1 in 20 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develop the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, according to data from an American Heart Association (AHA) registry. Read more Source: HealthDay

Exercise Tips and 10 Exercises to lower high blood pressure

The ultimate guide on how exercise can help you lower high blood pressure and hypertension. Including a list of 10 helpful exercises and common questions. Read more Source: HealthDay