WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Department of Defense isn’t doing enough to guard service members against exposure to so-called “forever chemicals” associated with a range of health problems, the department’s inspector general said Tuesday. The internal audit also noted that the department is falling short onContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A drug that eases hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease may be able to do the same for those with dementia, a new clinical trial finds. The medication, called Nuplazid (pimavanserin), is already approved in the United States for treating hallucinations and delusionsContinue 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

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Teens and young adults with cancer who live in rural areas or far from the hospital where they were diagnosed are more likely to have advanced cancer and more likely to die, new research shows. “A number of studies have indicated that placeContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Modern, flexible boots may be just as good as old-school plaster casts when it comes to treating broken ankles, new research suggests. Often related to sports, traffic accidents or falls, broken ankles can be simple breaks in one bone or more complicated fracturesContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Lawsuits claiming that the widely used bug killer chlorpyrifos caused brain damage in children were filed Monday in California. Past research has shown that the pesticide harms the brains of fetuses and children, the Associated Press reported. Chlorpyrifos is approved for use onContinue Reading