Move to zero-emission trucks could save 66,000 lives. The benefit would accrue if all medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold have zero emissions by 2050, and if the electricity they use comes from non-combustion renewable energy, not fossil fuels, a new report concludes. Read more Instagram ‘post-baby’ shots don’t reflect averageContinue Reading

Disabled patients face discrimination from doctors. More than three decades after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), some doctors still harbor biases toward people with disabilities, and even actively avoid accepting them as patients, a new study finds. Read more U.S. breast cancer death rates continue toContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials have warned that numerous brands of brie and camembert cheese may contain Listeria, a potentially dangerous bacteria. Old Europe Cheese Inc. has recalled more than 20 brands of cheese from retail and wholesale stores nationwide and in Mexico after sixContinue Reading

Alzheimer’s meds are mostly tested in whites. That worries Black patients, caregivers. Evidence on how drugs like Aricept and Adulhelm work for Black and Hispanic patients is sorely lacking because so few were included in clinical trials of the medications. Read more More evidence COVID boosters improve seniors’ immunity. InContinue Reading

Suicides rose among Americans in 2021, reversing two years of decline. The U.S. suicide rate increased to 14 suicides for every 100,000 people, up from 13.5 per 100,000 in 2020, according to new CDC numbers. Read more After Ian’s destruction: How to safely enter, clean flood-damaged homes. Dangers from electricity,Continue Reading

‘Bionic pancreas’ could make life easier for people with type 1 diabetes. If approved by the FDA, the iLet Bionic Pancreas would be the most automated system available for managing the illness — tracking blood sugar levels and delivering insulin with minimal input from patients. Read more Perceptive pooches canContinue Reading

Does forced cheerfulness at work lead to burnout? A new study finds that forcing yourself to be cheery at work can be emotionally exhausting, leaving some workers feeling drained, distracted and maybe even less productive. Read more New Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in clinical trial. Eisai’s lecanemab appeared to slowContinue Reading

Soaring food prices toughest on frail seniors. In a new poll, more than one-third of 50- to 80-year-olds said rising food costs have had a substantial impact on their well-being. Read more Clinic brings healthcare to the homeless and their pets. The One Health Clinic in Seattle offers services toContinue Reading

Bike riding while on meth, opioids is sending thousands to ERs. Between 2019 and 2020, more than 11,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries after they rode a bicycle while high, researchers found. Read more Thousands of U.S. kids have died riding ATVs. Every hour, four kidsContinue Reading