These New Joint Repair and Pain Relief Advancements Are Changing How Arthritis Is Treated
New and emerging advancements are changing the way joints affected by arthritis can be treated. Maskot/Getty Images
Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are living with arthritis.
Many people have to turn to joint repair and replacement procedures for treatment.
A range of technological innovations and advancements in treatment have emerged in recent years to create more long-lasting, effective treatments to repair joints affected by arthritis.
For the millions of Americans who live with arthr
Getting a Good Night's Sleep Can Boost Your Response to Vaccinations
Researchers say good sleep habits can boost your body’s ability to produce antibodies. Tatyana Gl/Getty Images
Researchers say healthy sleep habits can boost your body’s immune reaction to vaccinations.
They say that’s because restful sleep helps the body to produce antibodies needed to ward off infections.
Experts say there are a number of ways to help insure a good night’s sleep from establishing a consistent bedtime routine to avoiding caffeine in the evening to limiting screen time
Every Girl Scout Cookie Ranked from Healthiest to Unhealthiest
While cookies are by no means a health food, it’s possible to include them as part of an overall healthy eating plan when consumed in moderation. Image via Girl Scouts of America
Nutrition experts say healthy eating is about making good choices most of the time.
Treats like cookies can be eaten in moderation.
Information like total calories, saturated fat, and added sugars can be used to compare which foods are relatively healthier.
However, it’s also important to savor and enjoy wh
Poor Sleep Can Make Vaccines Less Effective, Particularly for Men
Researchers say poor sleep can reduce your body’s ability to produce antibodies after vaccination. DjelicS/Getty Images
Researchers say poor sleep can greatly reduce your body’s immune reaction to vaccinations.
They say that’s because restful sleep helps the body to produce antibodies needed to ward off infections.
Experts say there are a number of ways to help ensure a good night’s sleep from establishing a consistent bedtime routine to avoiding caffeine in the evening to limiting scr
CDC Proposes Common Antibiotic to Prevent Spread of STIs
New proposed guidelines from the CDC could result in more people being prescribed a common antibiotic to prevent bacterial sexually transmitted infections.
The guidelines currently only apply to men having sex with men and to transgender women.
CDC officials may recommend taking the antibiotic doxycycline within 72 hours of sexual intercourse to stop the spread of STIs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announce potential new guidelines
How Type 2 Diabetes Can Also Impact Your Mental Health
New research shows that type 2 diabetes can also have profound effects on mental health, especially for those diagnosed earlier in life. Fertnig/Getty Images
Millions of people visit hospitals with diabetes-related complications each year.
New research has found that mental health disorders account for a notable proportion of hospital admissions.
Those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in earlier adulthood are more likely to be affected by mental health concerns.
More research is neede
What You Can Do Before Daylight Saving Time to Help Your Body Adjust
Experts say slowly adjusting your bedtime as well as decreasing your caffeine intake the week before changing your clocks can help ease the transition. Getty Images
Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, when we turn our clocks ahead one hour.
Experts say the time change can temporarily disrupt our inner body clocks and circadian rhythms.
They say there are ways to ease the transition from slowing adjusting our clocks in the days ahead of the change to de
Dementia: This Memory Test Can Predict Who's at Risk of Cognitive Decline
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A recent study finds that a simple memory test may help predict people’s risk of cognitive decline.
Memory recall tests have been used for decades and impaired performance on these tests has been linked to mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
Early detection of cognitive impairment, especially with Alzheimer’s disease, can help people combat long-term memory issues.
A simple memory test may be able to predict future cognitive decline in people with no
Discrimination at Work Can Increase Your Risk of High Blood Pressure
Chronic stress and anxiety from workplace discrimination can severely affect a person’s risk of developing high blood pressure. LumiNola/Getty Images
New research suggests that discrimination in the workplace can directly affect a person’s risk of developing high blood pressure.
Chronic stress from workplace discrimination can cause an over-activation of the cardiovascular system, leading to hypertension and other cardiovascular disorders.
Experts say individual coping mechanisms can b
Mediterranean Diet: How It Can Help People With MS Maintain Memory, Cognitive Skills
Experts say lifestyle choices such as a healthy diet can help people with multiple sclerosis to maintain their cognitive skills.
Researchers say a Mediterranean diet can help people with multiple sclerosis to better retain their memory and cognitive skills.
One of the reasons, they say, is the plant-based diet can help reduce inflammation that causes brain health issues.
Experts note that people with multiple sclerosis can also benefit by adopting other healthy lifestyle habits such as
Amy Schumer Says She Stopped Taking Ozempic Because of Severe Side Effects
Amy Schumer (above) says she had to stop taking Ozempic shortly after she began because she experienced severe side effects. MEGA/GC Images
Comedian Amy Schumer shared that she tried taking Ozempic for weight loss last year but stopped after she developed serious side effects that left her feeling weak and fatigued.
Medications like Ozempic and Wegovy decrease appetite and slow gastric emptying, causing people to consume less food.
They are generally safe but they may carry risks and
About 4 Minutes of Daily Activity Can Help You Drop Your Cancer Risk by 32%
Daily intense activity can include taking the stairs, speedwalking or lugging heavy bags of groceries. Cavan Images/Getty Images
A new study finds a few minutes of vigorous activity on a daily basis can help lower your cancer risk.
This type of vigorous activity can include taking the stairs, speedwalking or bringing in heavy bags of groceries.
Around four minutes of physical activity a day was associated with a 32% drop in cancer risk.
While a great workout is good for the body
Sleep Apnea May Increase Your Risk of Cognitive Decline, Dementia
A new study suggests that sleep apnea is sufficient to “kick-start” cognitive changes. Grand River/Getty Images
A new study shows that obstructive sleep apnea may hasten cognitive decline in middle-aged men.
The research included 27 men between the ages of 35 and 70 with diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea and compared them to seven healthy men.
The results showed that men with severe obstructive sleep apnea showed deficits in vigilance, executive functioning, short-term visual recogniti
Ultra-processed Foods Linked to Developing Multiple Health Conditions
A new study found a link between certain ultra-processed foods and a higher risk of developing multiple health conditions like heart disease and cancer. RealPeopleGroup/Getty Images
A large new study found that ultra-processed food consumption raised the risk of multiple comorbidities, including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
The greatest risk was linked to processed animal-based products and artificial sweeteners.
Other ultra-processed foods like breads, cereals, and plant-based
Long-Term Use of Acid Reflux Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Dementia
New research suggests that long-term use of some acid reflux drugs could increase your risk of developing dementia by as much as 33%. J_art/Getty Images
A study has found a link between certain acid reflux medications and higher dementia risk.
People who took proton pump inhibitors longer than four-and-a-half years were at greater risk.
However, the study could not prove whether PPIs actually cause cognitive decline.
Experts note that it could simply be a coincidence since older peo
FDA Approves RSV Vaccine to Protect Newborns, What to Know
The RSV vaccine is given to pregnant women to protect infants when they’re born. iLumenii Studio/Getty Images
The FDA has approved a vaccine for RSV that can be given to pregnant women.
This vaccine can help protect newborns from the disease.
Additionally, a new monoclonal antibody treatment can be given to infants to protect against the disease.
There are now two clear ways to help keep infants protected against RSV: a vaccine for pregnant women, as well as a monoclonal antibody
Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce a Woman's Heart Disease Risk by 25%
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The Mediterranean diet may help women stay heart healthy, according to a new study.
Women on this plant-based diet low in red meat had a 25% reduced risk of heart disease and death.
The diet’s antioxidant properties and microbiome effects help reduce inflammation throughout the body.
A new study has found that sticking with the Mediterranean diet, which focuses on a diet high in healthy fats, plants and lean meats, can boost heart health, especial
Prince Harry Credits Use of Psychedelics with Relief from Anxiety, Trauma
Health experts say Prince Harry’s honesty about using psychedelics to help him deal with past trauma and anxiety is a step in the right direction toward demystifying their potential as mental health treatments. Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images
In a recent interview, Prince Harry said psychedelics have helped him deal with the traumas and pains of the past
Research suggests psychedelics may help improve mood and ease some mental health issues, such as anxiety
Experts suggest that m
MS Symptoms Progress More Quickly in Certain People, Researchers Think They Know Why
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This is the first study to suggest that certain genes may influence disease severity in those with MS.
The researchers evaluated the health data of over 22,000 people with MS to conduct a genome-wide association study.
The team identified one variant, that was linked to quicker disease progression.
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have identified a genetic variant that may cause some patients with multiple sclerosis (MS
What to Know About Wegovy for Weight Loss: Experts Answer 6 Common Questions
Wegovy has recently gained popularity for its ability to predictably help people lose a significant amount of weight. Xavier Lorenzo/Getty Images
Wegovy is a weight loss drug that has become increasingly popular over the last year.
Wegovy is similar to Ozempic but the two have important differences.
While many people may find Wegovy to be effective, it isn’t the right solution for everyone.
If you have an interest in the weight loss drug Wegovy, it’s fair to say you’re not alone.