Nearly 30% of adolescents, teens in U.S. have prediabetes, study finds

More and more adolescents and teens in the United States have prediabetes, a sign many of them are on the path to full-blown diabetes, a new study suggests. File photo by Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock March 28 (UPI) — Nearly 30% of adolescents and teens in the United States meet the criteria for prediabetes, an analysis published Monday … Read more

New COVID variant: Will there be a new variant after omicron and BA.2?

There is still potential for the novel coronavirus to mutate into a new coronavirus variant, an infectious disease expert recently told the Deseret News. Driving the news: dr. Robert Quigley, an infectious disease expert and senior vice president of International SOS, a leading medical and security services company, told the Deseret News in an email … Read more

How TikTok may be causing teen girls to develop neurological disorders

Teenage girls are going to doctors and health clinics after experiencing tics and other disorders that are believed to stem from prolonged use of the social media app TikTok. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, an increasing number of young girls have been diagnosed with “functional neurological disorders” including “vocal tics and abnormal body … Read more

Men in their early 60s at higher risk of dying from heart attack during warm evenings, study claims

Men in their 60s face a higher risk of dying from heart attacks or strokes on muggy summer evenings, according to a study. Researchers found just a 1C (1.8F) rise in average night-time temperatures in June and July was linked to an up to 5 per cent spike in deaths from the conditions. The study … Read more