Recall: Pet Food Blamed in Death of 70 Dogs

By Ernie MundellHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There’s an expanded nationwide recall of Sportmix pet food products underway, after links were found between a mold-borne toxin in the food and the deaths of 70 dogs, with 80 other dogs being sickened, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. … Read more

Heart Failure Nearly Doubles COVID Death Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients who suffer from acute heart failure may be nearly twice as likely to die if they get COVID-19, a new study finds. “Our results support prioritizing heart failure patients for COVID-19 vaccination once it is available,” said researcher Dr. Amardeep Dastidar, … Read more

Coronavirus doctor’s diary: ‘Close to death from Covid, I asked them to save my baby’

“So she got to see the baby for the first time,” Debbie says. “And it was really emotional. She hadn’t really been communicating, but she just started to cry. And, you know, I was also emotional and so were the nurses. It was a special thing to share with them, and to have been able … Read more

COVID-19 Ranks as a Leading Cause of Death in U.S.f

Dec. 17, 2020 — COVID-19 became a leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020, particularly for people over age 35, according to a new report published in JAMA on Thursday. Adults over age 45 were more likely to die from COVID-19 than car crashes, respiratory diseases, drug overdoses, and suicide. And those … Read more

Heart Disease Is World’s No. 1 Killer

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide — accounting for one-third of deaths in 2019 — and the death toll continues to rise, a new paper says. China had the highest number of heart disease deaths last year, followed … Read more

U.S. Leads Wealthy Nations in Pregnancy-Related Deaths

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries — and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill for the future. Those are some of the findings from a new report … Read more