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Premenstrual Exacerbation: When Your Period Can Be Life-Threatening

Fri, 02/24/2023 - 15:12

What to know about premenstrual exacerbation.

A Young Neurologist Mentors Black Women, Fights Disparities

Fri, 02/24/2023 - 13:56

Eseosa Ighodaro, MD, PhD, is a neurologist focusing on stroke, health disparities, and mentoring the next generation of doctors.

Air Pollution May Create U.S. 'Hot Spots' for Parkinson's Risk

Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:31

A new study suggests people living in heavily polluted areas of the U.S. may be more vulnerable to Parkinson’s disease.

Links Found That Tie Encephalitis to Potential Suicide Risks

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 13:53

In some cases, encephalitis, which can be difficult to diagnose, can lead to mental health issues, including thoughts of self-harm and suicide.

Cutting Down on Social Media Brings Quick Boost to Teens' Self-Image

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 11:12

Researchers estimate that youth spend about six to eight hours each day on screens -- and a lot of that time is spent on social media sites.

Heart Attack Deaths Fell for Americans Over Past 20 Years

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 11:05

The gap in the rate of heart attack deaths between white people and Black people narrowed by nearly half.

FDA Broadens Warning on Potentially Contaminated Eye Products

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 16:08

The agency says Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Eye Ointment may be contaminated with bacteria.

Despite Progress, Black Americans See Heart Health Disparities

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 15:17

Increased rates of heart failure and stroke disproportionately affect Black Americans, even though overall rates of coronary heart disease are not significantly different than those found in non-Hispanic white peers.

Q&A: Maybe Kids Don’t Need to Lose Weight

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 15:12

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatricians on childhood obesity have been well received by many. But some experts question whether the recommendations might have unexpected consequences.

Mpox Can Be Fatal for People With Advanced HIV

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 11:30

Researchers report the mpox virus (formerly known as monkeypox) often causes severe illness and death in those with advanced HIV infection that is not under control.

Black Patients Face More Screening Delays for Uterine Cancer Diagnosis

Tue, 02/21/2023 - 14:42

A new study finds Black women are not getting the tests they need to diagnose uterine cancer early.

LGBTQ+ Support Groups in Schools Boost Students' Mental Health

Tue, 02/21/2023 - 14:35

New research suggests that depression risk among LGBTQ+ students is considerably lower in those schools where such Gender-Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) are present and relatively active.

Even Mild COVID Might Change Your Brain

Tue, 02/21/2023 - 10:44

A new report says people who are experiencing anxiety and depression months after a mild case of COVID may have changes affecting the structure and function of their brains.

Migraine: What to Do When Your Pain Is Dismissed

Tue, 02/21/2023 - 05:09

A migraine diagnosis is a key part of your treatment plan. Here’s what to do if your doctor isn’t taking your pain seriously.

Quick-Acting Migraine Medication: What to Know

Tue, 02/21/2023 - 05:07

Learn which drugs may ease your pain ASAP when a migraine hits.

Including More People of Color in Heart Failure Research

Mon, 02/20/2023 - 05:25

Heart failure clinical trials aren't diverse enough. What researchers, the government, and you can do to make these studies more inclusive.

Heart Failure Risk: Where You Live, What You Look Like, and Where You Come From

Mon, 02/20/2023 - 05:23

Heart failure hits Black and Hispanic communities hardest. Here’s why -- and the changes that can help.

Equal Access to Heart Failure Treatment for All

Mon, 02/20/2023 - 05:22

Treatments for heart failure can ease your symptoms and help you live longer. But Black and Hispanic people with the disease may not have equal access.

Family History and Your Heart Failure Risk

Mon, 02/20/2023 - 05:18

Do you have a family history of heart failure? Asking the right questions when heart failure runs in your family will help you learn your own risk.

New Cancer Screen, Same Issues: Can New Test Be Trusted?

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 13:44

A cancer screening program in Arizona that offers the Galleri blood test to first responders provides some insights on how well the test can catch cancers in this high-risk group.