Record number of deaths in the United States from cardiovascular disease at the start of the pandemic: a report shows

Record number of deaths in the United States from cardiovascular disease at the start of the pandemic: a report shows

New data from the American Heart Association highlights the major impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular health and death rates in the first year of the pandemic. At least 928,741 Americans died from cardiovascular disease-related causes in 2020, the annual statistical report found. This marks the largest year-on-year increase since 2015 and surpasses the previous record … Read more

Do gel nail dryers cause cancer? Study finds link

Do gel nail dryers cause cancer?  Study finds link

FOR PEOPLE EVERYWHERE WHO LOVE GETTING MANICURES, A RECENT STUDY MIGHT BE CONCERNING. THE OBJECT? UV LAMPS USED BY SOME NAIL SALONS. MICHELLE: STUDY INDICATES THAT UV LAMPS USED TO CURE CERTAIN TYPES OF NAIL POLISH CAN CAUSE SKIN CANCER, EVEN DAMAGE DNA IN CELLS. BUT AS WESH 2’S MICHELLE MEREDITH EXPLAINS, THERE ARE MANY … Read more

New test could detect Alzheimer’s disease 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis

New test could detect Alzheimer’s disease 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis

Summary: A newly developed blood test reveals changes in hippocampal neurogenesis up to 3.5 years before a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Source: King’s College London New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has developed a blood test that could be used to predict the risk of … Read more

A 24-year-old says she ‘ignored’ her bloating and stomach pain until it got so bad she went to the emergency room. Doctors diagnosed her with ovarian cancer.

A 24-year-old says she ‘ignored’ her bloating and stomach pain until it got so bad she went to the emergency room.  Doctors diagnosed her with ovarian cancer.

Doctors arranged an ultrasound for Chloe Etheridge (not pictured), who found two tumors on her ovaries.Getty Images A 24-year-old woman found out she had ovarian cancer after her stomach pain got so bad she went to the emergency room. Doctors arranged for an ultrasound, which found two tumors on Chloe Etheridge’s ovaries. Etheridge told SWNS … Read more

Peloton’s Leanne Hainsby, 35, diagnosed with breast cancer

Peloton’s Leanne Hainsby, 35, diagnosed with breast cancer

Peloton’s Leanne Hainsby has been quietly battling breast cancer since August, she announced on social media on Friday. Hainsby spoke at length about the treatments she received after a doctor first dismissed the lump she discovered, sharing that she underwent 12 weeks of chemotherapy and will start radiation therapy. “I was teaching my Wednesday morning … Read more

7 things to know for Friday, January 27

7 things to know for Friday, January 27

1 Five former Memphis officers were charged with murder yesterday. Why? For the fatal beating of Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, during a traffic stop earlier this month. The officers, who are also black, were fired last week. What happened? Body camera footage showed Nichols being kicked, punched, punched and Tasered, his family’s attorneys … Read more

10 ways to detox your body that actually work

10 ways to detox your body that actually work

Taking the time to detoxify your body can help you feel better after binge drinking and, if done in a healthy and intentional way, can also help you make healthier decisions in the long run. The truth is, bouncing back from the holidays, a fun weekend, or any other event can be a difficult transition … Read more

Another HIV vaccine failed – so what happens next?

Another HIV vaccine failed – so what happens next?

“We hope to have a vaccine ready for testing in about two years. Yet another terrible disease is about to give way to patience, perseverance and pure genius. So said Margaret Heckler, US Secretary of Health, about the HIV epidemic in 1984. Yet four decades and some 40 million deaths later, the world still lacks … Read more

Mother with terminal cervical cancer says ‘negative’ Pap smear three years before diagnosis showed signs

Mother with terminal cervical cancer says ‘negative’ Pap smear three years before diagnosis showed signs

Stay ahead of the fashion trend and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the fashion trend and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter A mother-of-two with terminal cervical cancer says a ‘negative’ Pap smear three years before her diagnosis showed signs of cancer. Lisa Stannard, 52, says not … Read more