WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your children’s school clothes may look neat, but are they safe to wear? Maybe not. Researchers found high levels of dangerous chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in school uniforms sold across North America. These chemicals — which can build up in
TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic has undone decades of progress controlling dog and cat populations through spay and neuter surgeries, a new University of Florida study finds. Spay-neuter procedures performed at 212 clinics across the United States declined in 2020 and 2021, with nearly 191,000
FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your dog may like to lick your hand or face, but if you’re using a chemotherapy cream that treats certain skin conditions, you should not allow it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises. The medication fluorouracil is fatal to dogs when ingested.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Munching handfuls of microwave popcorn might be perfect for movie night, but your snack could be loading your body with potentially harmful “forever chemicals,” experts warn. Many microwave popcorn bags are lined with PFAS (perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyl substances), and evidence has shown that
MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. doctors administered more than 150,000 doses of useless monoclonal antibody treatments to COVID-19 patients early this year, spending loads of cash on therapies that had been deemed of no benefit, a new study has found. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration deauthorized
THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental antibody therapy for multiple sclerosis can cut symptom flare-ups by half, versus a standard treatment, a new clinical trial has found. The drug, called ublituximab, beat a standard oral medication for MS in reducing patients’ relapses — periods of new or
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Health authorities are investigating a parvovirus-like illness that has killed more than 30 dogs in northern Michigan, most within three days. The dogs died in Otsego County after showing symptoms such as vomiting and bloody stool, signs of canine parvovirus, but tests were
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Even after dropping 25 pounds, Megan Gilbert still had some insecurities when she looked in the mirror. “After breastfeeding two kids and losing weight, my breasts no longer looked how I wanted them to,” she said. “And I thought, ‘Why be unhappy with