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AI ‘Simulants’ Could Save Time and Money on New Medications

AI ‘Simulants’ Could Save Time and Money on New Medications

Second in a series examining the impact and potential of artificial intelligence in health care. »

Move Faster, Live Longer? A Little More Effort Goes a Long Way

Move Faster, Live Longer? A Little More Effort Goes a Long Way

Boosting the intensity of your workouts even a little may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease and add years to your li... »

Amazon Clinic: What You Need to Know

Amazon Clinic: What You Need to Know

Amazon is encouraging patients to “skip the waiting room” with the launch of Amazon Clinic, a virtual health care service that aim... »

Volunteers are often first on the scene to save people with cardiac arrest, finds Swedish study

Volunteers are often first on the scene to save people with cardiac arrest, finds Swedish study

Volunteer so-called SMS lifesavers in Sweden, who are alerted to cardiac arrests nearby using a mobile app, perform a large part o... »

Cleveland Clinic’s net loss exceeds $1.5B so far this year

Cleveland Clinic’s net loss exceeds $1.5B so far this year

The Ohio-based nonprofit reported $9.2 billion in expenses during the first three quarters of 2022, driven in part by elevated lab... »

Hospitals expected to end year in the red, Kaufman Hall reports

Hospitals expected to end year in the red, Kaufman Hall reports

For the 10th consecutive month, health systems reported losses due to industrywide issues with staffing and patient volumes, accor... »

A New Drug Could Slow Alzheimer’s Disease, Data Show

A New Drug Could Slow Alzheimer’s Disease, Data Show

Over the past few years, Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers have been on a roller-coaster ride full of highs and lows in th... »

‘Living in despair and hopelessness’: A lack of affordable housing can put people’s health at risk

‘Living in despair and hopelessness’: A lack of affordable housing can put people’s health at risk

Rents soared during the pandemic, exacerbating a shortage of available housing in most U.S. cities. The result will be growing num... »

Twitter ends COVID misinformation policy

Twitter ends COVID misinformation policy

Twitter’s decision to no longer remove false claims about the virus, or the safety and effectiveness of vaccines disappointe... »

Mayo Clinic Minute: Strategies to break the heart disease and diabetes link

Mayo Clinic Minute: Strategies to break the heart disease and diabetes link

Heart disease remains a leading cause of death around the world. And diabetes is one of the risk factors for heart disease. Diabet... »

Study: Alzheimer’s drug shows modest success slowing declines in memory, thinking

Study: Alzheimer’s drug shows modest success slowing declines in memory, thinking

In a large study, the experimental Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab reduced the rate of cognitive decline by 27 percent in people ... »

Drug and alcohol deaths increasing among US adults 65 and older, CDC data shows

Drug and alcohol deaths increasing among US adults 65 and older, CDC data shows

Deaths related to drug misuse and alcohol abuse appear to be on the rise among older adults in the United States, similar to the r... »

Are Americans eating enough whole grains? It depends on who you ask

Are Americans eating enough whole grains? It depends on who you ask

A diet rich in whole grains, which are naturally high in fiber, is associated with lowering a person’s risk for various heal... »

Early research suggests promising use of AI to predict risk of heart attack or stroke using a single chest X-ray

Early research suggests promising use of AI to predict risk of heart attack or stroke using a single chest X-ray

Early research suggests a promising use of artificial intelligence to predict the 10-year risk of death from a heart attack or str... »

Experimental drug appears to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in clinical trial but raises safety concerns

Experimental drug appears to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in clinical trial but raises safety concerns

The experimental drug lecanemab shows “potential” as an Alzheimer’s disease treatment, according to new Phase 3 ... »

Diet can lower risk of cardiovascular disease by 10 percent, study shows

Diet can lower risk of cardiovascular disease by 10 percent, study shows

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 800,000 lives annually. A... »

New study finds deaths from firearms are reaching unprecedented levels

New study finds deaths from firearms are reaching unprecedented levels

Firearm-related violence and suicides have been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new study published in... »

Too many—or too few—job demands can spoil a good night’s sleep

Too many—or too few—job demands can spoil a good night’s sleep

Conventional wisdom suggests that people with the most demanding jobs would have the most trouble sleeping. However, a new study b... »

Many Asthma Patients Don’t Follow Their Medication Plans. Here’s How to Change That

Many Asthma Patients Don’t Follow Their Medication Plans. Here’s How to Change That

In 2017, an expert commission organized by the Lancet examined the current state of asthma care. That commission identified poor m... »

Genes Could Be Key to Diagnosing Lyme Disease, Scientists Say

Genes Could Be Key to Diagnosing Lyme Disease, Scientists Say

Global Lyme Alliance’s Chief Scientific Officer, Timothy Sellati, Ph.D., was interviewed by Fox5NY.com on the latest develop... »

A common treatment for your knee osteoarthritis may be making it worse, studies say

A common treatment for your knee osteoarthritis may be making it worse, studies say

Corticosteroids are commonly used to treat the pain of osteoarthritis, but two new studies have suggested they may be quickening t... »

Heart Disease Deaths Spiked During COVID

Heart Disease Deaths Spiked During COVID

Deaths from heart disease and stroke among adults living in the United States have been on the decline since 2010. But the COVID-1... »

Can AI Drive More Diversity in Drug Development?

Can AI Drive More Diversity in Drug Development?

A first in a series examining the impact and potential of artificial intelligence in health care. »

Study examines why overweight people are more susceptible to illness

Study examines why overweight people are more susceptible to illness

If you gain weight, the fat cells in the body get bigger. So in the extremely obese, those fat cells are greatly enlarged. Now, re... »

Parenting Tips for the Holidays

Parenting Tips for the Holidays

Get parenting tips to help ease holiday stress with your children. »

Taxpayers pay when community health centers face malpractice lawsuits

Taxpayers pay when community health centers face malpractice lawsuits

Over 480 payouts were made nationwide involving community health centers from 2018 through 2021. The settlements and judgments tot... »

Donate to #GiveLDA Today to Continue 32 Years of Patient Support!

Donate to #GiveLDA Today to Continue 32 Years of Patient Support!

 The post Donate to #GiveLDA Today to Continue 32 Years of Patient Support! appeared first on Lyme Disease Association... »

U.S. Flu Activity Already at Mid-Season Levels

U.S. Flu Activity Already at Mid-Season Levels

Outpatient visit and hospitalization rates are the highest in over a decade. »

Why large corporations are purchasing, delivering health care in the workplace

Why large corporations are purchasing, delivering health care in the workplace

The field of primary care is struggling. According to a report from the Primary Care Collaborative, it is financially underresourc... »

The TikTok Trend That Triggered a Diabetes Drug Shortage

The TikTok Trend That Triggered a Diabetes Drug Shortage

Ozempic, a weekly injection that helps boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes, also suppresses appetite, which l... »

As Kids’ Obesity Rises, Brain Health Declines: Study

As Kids’ Obesity Rises, Brain Health Declines: Study

Kids who are overweight or obese often struggle with school work, and now new research provides clues on how excess weight may har... »

America’s gun epidemic is deadlier than ever, and there are vast disparities in who’s dying

America’s gun epidemic is deadlier than ever, and there are vast disparities in who’s dying

Firearm deaths surged in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic, killing a record number of people in 2021. But as America’s gu... »

Keep Those New Year’s ‘Eat Better’ Resolutions

Keep Those New Year’s ‘Eat Better’ Resolutions

Do you resolve each year to do your body some good? Making small changes in diet and exercise will reap big rewards. »

Researchers Are Studying Whether Paxlovid Can Treat Long COVID

Researchers Are Studying Whether Paxlovid Can Treat Long COVID

Months after catching COVID-19 in December 2021, Lavanya Visvabharathy was still testing positive on antigen tests and suffering f... »

Humana shuttering most SeniorBridge home care locations

Humana shuttering most SeniorBridge home care locations

Humana will shut down 16 SeniorBridge sites in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Virginia ... »

Third kind of infection risk for soccer fans traveling to Qatar

Third kind of infection risk for soccer fans traveling to Qatar

A trio of researchers from Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Aix Marseille University, and the University of Zürich has found that ... »

Healthy Plant-Based Diets Lower Men’s Odds for Colon Cancer

Healthy Plant-Based Diets Lower Men’s Odds for Colon Cancer

A study of American men finds those who ate the highest average daily amounts of healthy plant-based foods had a 22% lower risk of... »

Extending pre-quit duration of leading smoking cessation medication doesn’t help smokers quit, study finds

Extending pre-quit duration of leading smoking cessation medication doesn’t help smokers quit, study finds

Extending the duration that a leading smoking cessation medication is taken prior to stopping tobacco use does not significantly i... »

A new test quickly and easily detects scopolamine (devil’s breath) and MDPV (monkey dust) in saliva and drinks

A new test quickly and easily detects scopolamine (devil’s breath) and MDPV (monkey dust) in saliva and drinks

According to recent studies, sexual assault with chemical submission of victims already amounts to 20.9% of cases. The main drug u... »

What is Chrononutrition?

What is Chrononutrition?

Chrononutrition is a relatively new specialty in the fields of nutrition and biology that tries to understand how the timing of fo... »