CDC warns of extreme heat dangers amid ‘record-breaking high temperatures’

[ad_1] Many regions across the United States experienced “record-breaking high temperatures” in 2023 due to extreme heat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Emergency room visits due to heat-related illness peaked in several regions in the U.S. and remained elevated for a prolonged duration compared to visits between 2018 and 2022, […]

US FDA approves first drug for fatty liver disease NASH

[ad_1] Health 14 March 2024, 2:54 pm 1 minute Reuters was first to report on the FDA approving Madrigal Pharmaceuticals’ drug Rezdiffra, an oral drug to treat a fatty liver disease known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The approval was the first of its kind.  Market Impact The company’s shares surged 24% in extended trading. Article […]

Weight loss, diabetes drug ad spending tops $1 billion

[ad_1] Boxes of Wegovy made by Novo Nordisk are seen at a pharmacy in London, Britain March 8, 2024.  Hollie Adams | Reuters Think a friend or colleague should be getting this newsletter? Share this link with them to sign up. Good afternoon! Drugmakers spent big on advertisements for weight loss and diabetes treatments last […]

Lauren Boebert hospitalized, underwent surgery for blood clot, campaign says

[ad_1] Rep. Lauren Boebert was taken to a Colorado hospital after experiencing severe swelling in one of her legs on Monday, her campaign team said in a statement on Tuesday night. Doctors found a blood clot, and the congresswoman was diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome. On Tuesday morning, Boebert underwent surgery to remove the clot and insert […]

Pakistan eyes $2b in health funding

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is eyeing foreign funding worth $2 billion to fight various diseases over the next four years, while also seeking an opportunity to collaborate with the United States in the area of health security. The funding is being secured for interventions in various areas, mainly family planning, nutrition, hepatitis C elimination, and diabetes […]

Can lack of sleep cause hypertension?

[ad_1]   A recent study found that sleeping less than seven hours a night is linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure over time. The authors of the study accepted that there is no scientific proof linking sleep patterns to hypertension, or elevated blood pressure. They did, however, note that prior evidence of […]

Researchers Find Genes That Could Cause Children’s Cerebral Palsy | Health News

[ad_1] The seven-year study, published in the journal Nature Genetics and led by scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, suggests the existence of many genetic variants contributing to cerebral palsy. The childhood-onset physical disability can have […]

Bacteria That Cause Meningitis Are Spreading Again, C.D.C. Warns

[ad_1] By the Numbers: A rising fatality rate. The illness is caused by infection with a bacterium called Neisseria meningitidis. Last year, 422 cases of invasive meningococcal disease were reported in the United States, the highest number since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But as of Monday, 143 cases have […]

Pregabalin: What is it and why can it be dangerous?

[ad_1] Image source, Getty Images The prescription drug pregabalin has been linked to a number of deaths in the UK and around the world. Many users buy the drug illegally on the black market, often from unregulated websites. What is pregabalin and what is it used for? It comes as tablets, capsules or in liquid […]

Why Britons mostly suffer from these three deadliest types of cancers

[ad_1] Cancer could take out about half of British population in their lifetime. — University College London/File The United Kingdom has seen a surge in cancer cases recently and according to a Mail Online data analysis, the disease could strike about half of the British population in their lifetime. The National Health Service (NHS) has […]