WVa Opioid Trial Verdict Still Pending Nearly a Year Later | West Virginia News

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on … Read more

Lots of ‘THC-Free’ CBD Products Contain THC: Study | Health News

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) FRIDAY, June 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — You might be getting a little unwanted something extra when you buy a CBD product at your local grocers or supplements store, a new study warns. About 60% of CBD products tested in the lab also contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical in … Read more

US Death Rate From Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Triples Over Two Decades | Health News

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans may have a collective drinking problem, made worse by the obesity epidemic, new research suggests. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have more than tripled in 20 years. In 1999, alcoholic cirrhosis — an advanced form of alcohol-related … Read more

Finding balance: 3 simple exercises to steady your steps

A healthy life requires balance — and not just in a metaphorical sense. Being able to maintain physical balance is crucial to performing everyday activities from going up and down the stairs to reaching for an item on a shelf at the supermarket. But while many people squeeze in a daily walk and may even … Read more

Fight Addiction by Reducing Opioid Use After Surgery | Healthiest Communities Health News

Driven by dangerously potent opioids like the synthetic substance fentanyl, deaths from drug overdoses are skyrocketing. Fatal overdoses among adolescents doubled between 2019 and 2020. And Black men – who in the past had a lower risk of drug-related death than white men – were one of the two most likely demographic groups to fatally … Read more

AHA News: COVID-19 Led to Heart Problem That Put Teen in a Wheelchair For 3 Months | Health News

By By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 26, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — Olivia Lopez came home from school one day, walked into her mom’s office and announced: “I can’t.” It was November 2020, so then-13-year-old Olivia and her mom knew what this likely meant. A test confirmed … Read more

Six in 10 COVID Patients Have a Symptom Persisting Over 1 Year | Health News

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve had COVID-19, there’s a good chance that at least one symptom will still be haunting you a year later, new research suggests. The researchers found that six in 10 people who’ve had COVID-19 still have at least one … Read more

AI May Help Spot Relapse Risk in Alcoholics | Health News

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify alcoholics at risk of relapsing after treatment, researchers say. Patients often return to heavy drinking during and after treatment, and may require multiple tries before they can achieve long-term abstinence from unhealthy … Read more

Treatment for Opioid Addiction often Brings Discrimination | Health News

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danielle Russell was in the emergency department at an Arizona hospital last fall, sick with COVID-19, when she made the mistake of answering completely when she was asked what medications she was on. “I said yes, I was taking methadone,” said Russell, a doctoral … Read more

Aster Neurosciences Bengaluru conducts walkathon for Parkinson’s Disease

Aster Neurosciences of Aster CMI Hospital and Aster RV Hospital, Bengaluru organized a walkathon to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease. The event was organized in partnership with “I Love To Care” (India) charitable trust on the occassion of World’s Parkinson’s Day. To raise awareness about the progressive nervous system disorder, April 11 is observed as … Read more