Your Child’s Education Impacts Your Health

Your Child’s Education Impacts Your Health

If you’re a parent, here’s another reason to encourage your kids to get a good education: Children’s educational successes or failures can impact their parent’s physical and mental health, new research suggests. For the study, researchers at...
US Life Expectancy Fell Year and a Half in 2020

US Life Expectancy Fell Year and a Half in 2020

Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years, the lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. health agency said on Wednesday. It is the biggest one-year decline since World War...
Statins May Protect Against Severe COVID-19

Statins May Protect Against Severe COVID-19

Could cholesterol-lowering statins help lower your risk of dying from COVID-19?For patients with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, the answer appears to be yes. At least that’s the conclusion of a new study that enlisted roughly 10,500 patients...
Your Physician’s Gender Could Affect Your Hospital Stay

Your Physician’s Gender Could Affect Your Hospital Stay

A large, new study published in JAMA Network found that your physician’s gender could affect how well you fare while in the hospital. The study followed 171,625 patients in hospitals in Canada and found that those cared for by female physicians had a lower...