Scientists Are Studying Weight-Loss Drugs for Way More Than Weight Loss
The new weight-loss drugs Wegovy and Zepbound are in high demand, and the clamoring will only increase in coming years, experts predict. That’s because drugs like these, which rely at least in part on the appetite-regulating hormone GLP-1, are being investigated not just for weight loss and diabetes, but also for a wide range of other conditions. “Weight loss is only part of it,” says Dr. Ian Neeland, chair of the American Heart Association’s obesity science committee and an associate professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Here&...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World Must Not Abandon the Mothers of Gaza
The Al-Helal Al-Emirati maternity hospital in Rafah is one of the last remaining functioning health facilities in southern Gaza. Midwives are delivering more than 70 babies per day in dire conditions and while drastically under-supplied. Credit: UNFPA Palestine/Bisan OudaBy Natalia KanemUNITED NATIONS, May 10 2024 (IPS) As millions of children and families celebrate their mothers, my thoughts turn to the pregnant women and new mothers our teams at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, support in more than 130 countries around the world. And I hold in my heart all those who, tragically, will never...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Natalia Kanem 2 Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Dog walker rating how pups greet her melts hearts: " Should be a series "
A seasoned dog walker started filming how the pups greeted her as she entered their home, and the result has viewers demanding more. Pet owners often hire others to help take care of their fur babies. That can include walking the dog while they're at work or having someone dog-sit while on…#ibisworld #tiktok #petofweek (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp; A: Heart failure during pregnancy -- what you should know
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm in the first trimester of my pregnancy, and I know that heart disease runs in my family. What are the warning signs of heart failure during pregnancy? How can I safely manage or prevent this? ANSWER: First of all, congratulations on being proactive and voicing your concern for yourself and your baby. There are some specific cardiovascular conditions, such as heart failure, which occur during pregnancy. Symptoms from this can overlap… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 4, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A Test Told Me I ’m Basically Made of Plastic. You Probably Are Too
I might like to think of my body as a thing of bone and blood and tissue and water, but as I recently learned, it’s also a thing of plastic—home to an alarming amount of plastic toxins known as bisphenols. Used to manufacture mostly hard, durable plastics—such as water bottles and takeout containers—bisphenols are often found in the company of phthalates, which are used to make more flexible plastics such as raincoat linings, vinyl boots, and packing tape. Both types of chemicals are known to be hormone disruptors, leading to numerous health problems, including early puberty, obesity, heart disease,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

How to Talk to Your Family About Their Heart Health History
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is the most common genetic heart disease, affecting about 1 in every 500 people, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). In people with HOCM, genetic variants cause the heart’s walls to thicken and stiffen, blocking blood from flowing freely from the left ventricle to the aorta. This, in turn, results in shortness of breath and chest pain (especially during physical activity), abnormal heart rhythms, lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting, and can worsen over time. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] If a parent has HOCM, offspring have a 50% ch...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Klein Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Why So Many Women Are Waiting Longer to Have Kids
In 1970, the average woman in the U.S. had her first baby at around 21 years old. That’s hard to imagine now: new federal data published in April show that in 2022, the average first-time mother was a little older than 27—a record high for the country, and a sign of a major demographic change. This shift has been underway for years. Teenagers and women in their early 20s are having fewer kids, while the opposite is happening among older age groups. In 2022, for the seventh year in a row, the birth rate among U.S. women in their early 30s was higher than the rate among those in their late 20s. Perhaps even mo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

America ’ s Growing Birthweight Crisis
Americans are increasingly at risk of having lower incomes, poorer health, and a worse shot at opportunity even before they are born. More babies are now born with low birthweights than in the last 30 years. This has caused growing inequalities that can persist if not properly addressed. In certain parts of the country, that risk may be ten-times greater. Underweight newborns are at an increased risk of long term health challenges, lower IQ scores, and developmental delays. New data shows that the frequency of this problem is rising with more than 300,000 newborns now experiencing low birthweight. This public hea...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeremy Ney Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Woman using bedside crib for reason never listed in manual cheered
More and more Americans consider their pets to be their babies, and some owners even buy baby stuff for them. The owner of two dachshund puppies has melted hearts online after explaining why she got her pets a bassinet. In the heartwarming clip, shared on TikTok in January under the username…#tiktok #pewresearchcenter #karam (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daylight Saving Time Is the Worst
On Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m., the U.S. and about a third of the world’s other countries will set their clocks forward by one hour, which will make the sun seem to rise later in the morning and hang in the sky longer in the evening. I am not alone in dreading it. Plenty of people want nothing to do with the whole hoary practice. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] It’s bad for health, bad for safety, bad for your mood, and just plain unpopular. But that doesn’t stop us from changing the clocks, pointlessly, twice a year. The ridiculous history of Daylight Saving Time The first push for ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Placenta Issues Linked to Newborns' Brain Aberrations in Congenital Heart Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Among babies with severe congenital heart disease (CHD), neurological abnormalities tended to cluster in those who had been exposed to some placental pathology while still in the womb, a single-center prospective study found... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 1, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Mom's Grief During Pregnancy Could Pass Heart Trouble to Her Child
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2024 -- Babies born to mothers who experience profound grief during pregnancy may be vulnerable to heart failure much later in life, new research suggests. " If future studies support our findings, the implementation of early... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Doctor ’s Lifelong Quest to Solve One of Pediatric Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries
For 40 years, Dr. Jane Burns has been working to find the cause of Kawasaki disease, an illness that can lead to aneurysms and heart attacks. Her work has brought together a most unlikely team. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Baumgaertner and Ariana Drehsler Tags: your-feed-science Kawasaki Disease Heart Doctors Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Aneurysms Deaths (Fatalities) University of California, San Diego Dr. Jane Burns your-feed-healthcare Japan San Diego (Calif) United State Source Type: news

Scandal of unlicensed midwives linked to deaths of hundreds of newborns - as mother tells DailyMail.com that 'fake' practitioner ignored signs baby's heart was failing
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Danielle Yeager from Nevada claims her midwife dismissed concerns over the safety of her baby, leading to the death of her first-born, Gavin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Down syndrome identified in 2600-year-old infants through their DNA
Between 770 and 550 B.C.E., in a hilltop village called Alto de la Cruz near the modern Spanish city of Navarro, one infant girl received an unusual burial: Although people in Iron Age Spain usually cremated their dead, the girl was laid to rest beneath the floors of an elaborately decorated dwelling, with grave goods including bronze rings, a shell from the Mediterranean, and three whole sheep or goats. And she wasn’t alone: Archaeologists working in the 1940s and ’50s found dozens of infants buried below the floors in Alto de la Cruz and another nearby village built more than 2600 years ago. “The main questio...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news