Loneliness can be a real heartbreaker

By Sydney Murphy Health Day Reporterhealth day reporter FRIDAY, August 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death, warns a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). The statement also highlights the lack of data on interventions that may […]

Long COVID doubles risk of some serious outcomes in children and teens: study

August 4, 2022 – CDC researchers report that children and adolescents with long-term COVID are about twice as likely to have severe outcomes, compared to others without COVID. Heart inflammation; a blood clot in the lungs; or a blood clot in the lower leg, thigh or pelvis were the most common poor outcomes in a […]

Are mini robots coming to a hospital near you?

August 2, 2022 – Imagine being transported to the operating room where your surgical team is waiting – the surgeon, the anesthetist and… a little robot crab. Northwestern University scientists have built a super-small crab robot that could one day perform tricky surgical tasks — entering your body to suture small ruptured arteries, clear clogged […]

‘Love hormone’ doesn’t help troubled relationships: study

August 1, 2022 – Nasal sprays that contain the “love hormone” oxytocin have been marketed as a potential panacea for improving emotional connection with others and even saving difficult relationships. But a new study from the UK suggests otherwise, revealing that oxytocin spray does not make healthy young men better able to recognize emotions. What […]