TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most people shouldn’t bother taking daily low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of a first heart attack or stroke, the nation’s leading panel of preventive medicine experts announced Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation that essentially backsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Clot-busting drugs may be safe for certain stroke patients with brain aneurysms that haven’t ruptured, researchers say. An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. In the new study, patients had suffered an ischemic stroke, which is caused byContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Treating sickle cell anemia with the drug hydroxyurea may also reverse related heart abnormalities, a new study suggests. Heart issues are common among people with sickle cell disease. Among them are enlargement of the heart and an impaired ability to relax heart muscles,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine-laden e-cigarettes raise a user’s risk of blood clots, damage small blood vessels and can also raise heart rate and blood pressure, a new study finds. The effects are similar to those caused by traditional cigarettes, and raise the concern that long-term vapingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Barnacles may be the bane of ships, but they could point to new ways to quickly halt severe bleeding, researchers report. Barnacles are small crustaceans that attach to rocks, ship hulls and even other animals, such as whales. Their ability to cling toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dispatching rapid-response medical teams to perform an emergency procedure on stroke patients significantly improves their chances of survival and a good recovery, according to a new study. Researchers assessed a pilot program in New York City where a mobile interventional stroke team (MIST)Continue Reading

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who’s ever undergone knee replacement understands the real and troubling risk of post-op blood clots. Many patients are told take a daily blood thinner pill long after their procedure. But a new study finds that a one-time injection of an experimental bloodContinue Reading