U.S. Rate for a Dangerous Pregnancy Complication Doubled in 12 Years

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Rates of dangerous high blood pressure problems during pregnancy more than doubled in the United States between 2007 and 2019, a new study finds. “The increase in pregnancy complications is alarming because these adverse pregnancy outcomes — … Read more

Leftover Opioids? Mailed Kits Double Rate of Proper Disposal

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Could giving surgery patients ready-to-use mailed disposal kits for unused opioids lower the risk of abuse of the drugs? Yes, claims a new study that found patients with unused opioid pain pills are much more likely to dispose of them properly when … Read more

More Balmy Summer Nights, Higher Heart Death Rate in Men

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Warm summer nights may leave you tossing and turning in bed, but that could be the least of your worries. Just a slight rise in summer nighttime temperatures increases the risk of heart-related death for men in their 60s, a new study … Read more

With Fewer PSA Tests, Rate of Advanced Prostate Cancers Rose

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Ever since routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening tests have no longer been recommended, there has been a troubling rise in advanced prostate cancer cases in the United States, new research has found. The tests measure the amount of PSA in the blood, and elevated levels can signal the … Read more

‘I saw Evelyn’s heart rate reach 280bpm’

A mother has spoken of the moment she saw her two-year-old daughter’s heart rate reach 280 beats per minute before she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition. Evelyn, from Mountsorrel in Leicestershire, has Brugada syndrome – a condition that affects the way electrical signals pass through the heart. She has since been fitted with … Read more

Omicron Death Rate Higher Than During Delta Surge

Feb. 9, 2022 With the Omicron variant now accounting for almost 100% of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the seven-day average of daily COVID-related deaths hit 2,600 recently, the highest rate in about a year,The Washington Post reported. That’s higher than the approximately 2,000 daily deaths last autumn during the Delta surge, but less … Read more

Eka Care launches heart rate monitoring feature on mobile phones – ET HealthWorld

Bengaluru: Eka Care has launched a scientific mobile-based feature on the app through which users can track their pulse rate, a basic, yet very important body vital. Tracking the vitality can assist users to understand when they need to seek medical advice. It can also help doctors to understand their patients better and offer better … Read more