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Bigger spend, same end: Medicare could save money in post-hospital care

Picture a woman in her 60s, in the hospital, after a heart attack or hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her care...

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive problems get fewer treatments

In a new study, researchers found people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are less likely to receive proven heart attack treatment in the...

Hot water soak may effectively manage this dangerous artery disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition in which fatty buildup accumulates in the arteries, leading to reduced blood flow to the limbs. It is...

If you take opioids for chronic pain, you may find it hard to find...

Finding a new doctor for health checkups and primary care can pose a challenge to anyone. But for people who take prescription opioid pills for...

Scientists find possible treatment for non-healing wounds in diabetes

In a new study, researchers found for the first time an enzyme that seems to be critical for normal healing—and, in diabetic patients, appears...

Despite worry, man older Americans don’t ask doctors about dementia

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and...

Losing weight—and keeping it off—may protect your heart and metabolic function

In a new study, researchers found people who lose weight and keep it off can stabilize or even improve their cardio-metabolic risk factors compared...

Autism risk higher in kids with this health condition

In a new study, researchers found the risk of developing autism is increased for children with congenital heart disease. The research was conducted by a...

Torn between work and family? It may not be good for heart health

When family demands affect work performance or work demands undermine family obligations, the resulting stress may contribute to decreased heart health, particularly among women,...

New eye drops may effectively treat dry eye disease

In a new study, researchers found the presence of a specific type of antibody, called anti-citrullinated protein autoantibodies, or ACPAs, in human tear fluid. They...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...