Health Problems

Pediatric T1DM medication adherence drops on weekends, holidays

(HealthDay)—For children with type 1 diabetes, medication adherence is lower during school holidays and on weekends, according to a study recently published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Catherine Leggett, from Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues randomly assigned 90 children with type 1 diabetes (mean age, 13.6 years) to […]

Kids Health

Diddy Breaks His Silence on Ex-Girlfriend Cassie’s Pregnancy

Taking the high road! Diddy broke his silence on Friday, June 14, two days after his ex-girlfriend Cassie revealed she is pregnant. “Congratulations @Cassie and Alex,” the 49-year-old rapper captioned a photo of the couple via Instagram. “I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless ❤️❤️❤️ L O V E.” Cassie, 32, […]

Health Problems

Physician burnout has disproportionate effect on women

While physician burnout has become a reality across the profession, its disproportionate impact on women should sound an alarm within the heath-care sector that more supports need to be offered, according to a recent Western study. In a recent paper for the National Academy of Medicine, the authors noted that the prevalence of burnout may […]

Health News

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study bolsters evidence that programs focusing on improving muscle strength and balance can help achieve that goal. Both studies were published Tuesday in the […]

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Patient's Chest Catches on Fire While Having Heart Surgery

All medical procedures have risks, but you don’t typically think of combustion as a common operating room problem. However, a 60-year-old Australian patient’s chest caught fire during emergency heart surgery, according to a release. So, how exactly does this happen? The patient was previously diagnosed with a chronic lung disease and had remaining air pockets, […]

Health Problems

Lifting the lid on bladder cancer support

Bladder cancer is a painful and sometimes life-threatening condition that patients can find difficult to talk about, with many becoming homebound as they cope with debilitating side effects such as incontinence. Bladder cancer mainly starts between the ages of 50 and 80 years old, affecting men at a ratio of 3:1, and is increasing with […]

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Are you running short on iron?

(HealthDay)—Could you—or your teenage daughter—have an iron deficiency and not know it? If you’re getting enough sleep, but still feel tired, running low on iron could be the problem. Iron is our most common nutrient shortfall. A serious deficiency can lead to anemia. That’s when you have fewer red blood cells than normal or when […]