Health Highlights: September 8, 2022 | Health, Medicine and Fitness
Too little exercise, too much sitting could increase the risk of breast cancer. According to a new study, people most likely to engage in physical activity based on their DNA had a 41% lower risk of invasive breast cancer. Read more
THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Sitting on the couch or behind a desk could increase your risk of breast cancer, according to a new genetics-focused study.
In rare second review, FDA panelists support approval of experimental ALS drug. Wednesday’s vote was 7-2 for approval. The same panel voted 6-4 last March not to endorse the drug, called Albrioza, but lobbying from patient advocates has been intense. Read more
THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In a rare second review, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Wednesday recommended approval of an investigational drug for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
Texas judge says Obamacare can’t require coverage for HIV drugs. PrEP helps thousands of Texans avoid HIV infection. But U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that a provision of the Affordable Care Act requiring free drug coverage violated the religious beliefs of a Christian-owned business. Read more
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THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Hundreds of thousands of Americans are taking drugs meant to prevent HIV infection, but a Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday that a provision of the Affordable Care Act ( ACA) that demands free drug coverage violates the religious beliefs of a Christian-owned business.
THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Although vitamin D attracted attention early in the pandemic, it does not reduce the risk of COVID-19 or other respiratory infections, according to two new clinical trials.
Nurse practitioners fill the void in psychiatric care. A new study finds Americans are increasingly reliant on these healthcare workers as the number of psychiatrists accepting Medicare has plummeted. Read more