High-Tech Ultrasound Might Predict Risk for Premature Delivery
THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2024 -- Ultrasound scans that pick up " microstructural " changes in a woman ' s cervix could point to her having a higher risk for preterm birth, researchers report. The scans were done as early as week 23 of pregnancy and could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Factors Really Predict Migraine Onset?
THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2024 -- Factors like sleep, energy levels and stress can predict the onset of a migraine headache, a new study finds. Those factors differed from the morning to the afternoon and evening, however. Poor perceived sleep quality,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women's Anxiety Rose in States Affected by Fall of Roe v. Wade
THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2024 -- Women are suffering more anxiety and depression in states that banned abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a new study shows. The court’s Dobbs decision in June 2022 triggered laws banning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Red Cross Repeats Call for Blood Donors as Shortage Continues
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- Reiterating a plea it made earlier this month, the American Red Cross is urging people to roll up their sleeves and give blood. A series of severe winter storms this month have exacerbated an already bad situation, as a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Sign Latest COVID Variant Leads to Worse Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- JN.1, the COVID variant sweeping the country this winter, is not prompting more severe disease than earlier variants did, early U.S. government data suggests. While it does not appear to be more deadly than its... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID In Pregnancy Triples Baby's Odds for Respiratory Illness
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- Babies born to COVID-infected mothers have triple the risk of developing a breathing disorder that normally affects preemies, a new study shows. Researchers found that exposure to the coronavirus while in the womb... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AA Programs Turn Lives Around, But Most Members Are White: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- Alcoholics Anonymous is a key means by which millions of Americans deal with drinking problems. However, white Americans are much more likely to engage in the trusted“12-step” program than Black of Hispanic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Odd Vision Troubles Could Be Early Alzheimer's Sign
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- Strange visual disturbances occur early in about 10% of Alzheimer ' s cases, and when this happens it almost always signals the impending arrival of the disease, a new study finds. The condition is called posterior... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug, Propranolol, Might Lower Anxiety in Kids With Autism
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- Could a blood pressure drug thats been around since the 1960s help ease anxiety in people with autism? That ' s the main finding from a small study where 69 people between the ages of 7 and 24 who had autism were given the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Propranolol Might Lower Anxiety in Kids With Autism
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- Could a blood pressure drug thats been around since the 1960s help ease anxiety in people with autism? That ' s the main finding from a small study where 69 people between the ages of 7 and 24 who had autism were given the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Rare Secondary Cancer Risk With CAR-T Therapies
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 (Healthday News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has told drugmakers to add a boxed warning to a type of cancer treatment called CAR-T therapy, saying the treatment itself may sometimes cause a secondary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Disease Still America's Top Killer, Although the Death Rate Has Declined
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- Heart disease remains the United States’ top cause of death, but progress is being made and more lives are being saved, a new report finds. There were 931,578 heart-related deaths in 2021, an increase of less than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Decade-Long Study Offers Guidance on Treatments for Prostate Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- A new study may provide help to men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer who are faced with a daunting array of treatment options. The study tracked 10-year outcomes and treatment side effects for nearly 2,500 men first... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

American Lung Association Blasts Biden for Inaction on Menthol Cigarette Ban
 WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- The American Lung Association’s annual report on smoking blasts President Joe Biden for failing to finalize rules that would end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Last month, the Biden... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Race Matters in MS Progression Among Women
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2024 -- Young Black and Hispanic women diagnosed with multiple sclerosis are more likely to fare worse than young white women do, a new study shows. Specifically, they are more likely to have advanced MS and to face greater... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news