Pregnancy-related high blood pressure puts women at higher risk of heart disease later on, new research suggests. In the study, researchers analyzed an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women in the United Kingdom. Those who had gestational high blood pressure or preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy had stiffer…  read on >

More Americans are having trouble falling and staying asleep, and smartphones and technology are probably to blame, researchers report. Their analysis of data from nearly 165,000 adults nationwide showed that the number who reported difficulty falling asleep at least once a week was up 1.4% between 2013 and 2017, and those who had trouble staying…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — More than three-quarters of Americans say money is a significant cause of stress for them, says the American Psychological Association. To help manage financial stress, the association encourages people to: Remain calm and stay focused. Identify financial stressors and make a plan. Recognize how you currently deal with stress related to money.…  read on >

Children will face more food shortages and infections if climate change continues unchecked, researchers from the World Health Organization and 34 other institutions warn. Climate change is already harming children’s health. And they’re at risk for lifelong health threats unless the world meets Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius,…  read on >

While the high price of insulin has gotten a lot of attention lately, it’s not the only cost issue facing people with diabetes. New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people to afford. Maya Headley, 36, has had type 1 diabetes for 30 years. The New York City resident…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Pre-workout supplements are the buzz around many gyms and athletic facilities. But before you chug these products and start exercising, it’s important that you know more about the supplements. Cleveland Clinic offers this advice about these products: The supplements typically come in powder or pill form. The main ingredient is usually caffeine.…  read on >

Late dinners and heavy evening snacking do no favors for women’s hearts, a new study suggests. Researchers at New York City’s Columbia University found that those who ate more of their daily calories in the evening had a higher risk of heart disease. One cardiologist who looked over the new findings wasn’t surprised by the…  read on >

Opioid painkillers may temporarily ease the discomfort of arthritis, but they have no clear lasting benefit, a research review finds. In an analysis of 23 clinical trials, researchers found that, on average, opioid medications were somewhat effective at easing pain in patients with osteoarthritis. That’s the common form of arthritis in which cartilage cushioning the…  read on >

A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant known as baclofen can leave older kidney patients so disoriented that they land in the hospital, a new study warns. “It can present with acute stroke-like symptoms, even though it’s not a stroke,” said senior researcher Dr. Amit Garg, a professor of nephrology at Western University in Ontario, Canada. “It…  read on >