ARCHIVE: January 2018

Stressed? Try Sniffing Your Partner's T- Shirt

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Need to travel for work? Have an important job interview coming up? Consider tucking a shirt from your partner into your bag. Sniffing it just might help...

Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Muscle Cells, a Potential Boon...

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a potential advance for medical research, scientists say they've created the first functioning human muscle from skin cells. The breakthrough could...

The Opioid Crisis' Hidden Victims: Children in Foster Care

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the United States, the toll on the littlest victims -- the children of addicts -- is mounting, new research shows...

What to Do if Your Child Has Chickenpox

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Have a child with chickenpox? Don't despair. There are a number of things you can do to care for a child with this disease. "For most healthy children,...

Child Death Rate Higher in U.S. Than Other Wealthy Nations

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States has had the smallest decline in child death rates among wealthy nations over the past 50 years, despite spending more on health care per...

Fewer of America's Poor Kids Are Becoming Obese

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity rates among poor kids may be declining, U.S. health officials report. The number of severely obese 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the Special...

Working Night Shift May Raise Women's Odds for Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who pull the night shift regularly might be at greater risk for a number of cancers, new research suggests. "Our study indicates that night-shift...

Apple Investors Press for Parental Controls on iPhones

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents aren't the only ones worried about their kids' smartphone habits. Some big Apple investors want the iPhone developer to make it easier for Mom and Dad...

Spike Seen in Kids' Eye Injuries From BB, Paintball Guns

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While BB and paintball guns may seem like harmless child's play, new research shows eye injuries among kids using them have shot up nearly 170 percent since...

Middle-Aged and Out of Shape? It's Not Too Late to Save...

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Does a youth misspent lounging and lazing condemn middle-aged folks to a future of bad heart health? Maybe not, a new, small study has found. People in...

Poor Credit Scores, Poor Health

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You know that poor lifestyle choices today can affect your health tomorrow. But according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Weight-Loss Surgery Is Good for Obese Teens' Hearts

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese teens who undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight end up lowering their heart disease risk down the road, new research indicates. For the...

For Poorer Americans, Stress Brings Worse Health

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that will surprise few, new research shows that minorities and the poor suffer more stress than their wealthy, white peers. That additional...

Annual Flu Shots Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The current flu season is shaping up to be a nasty one, but there's good news for American seniors who've gotten their flu shot. New research shows that...

Respiratory Virus Lurks as Wintertime Worry

SUNDAY, Jan. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common respiratory virus that circulates in winter can pose a serious threat to children, an expert warns. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) "is the most...

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For those still open to adding to their list of New Year's resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering its top 10 healthy suggestions...

Best Ways to Quit Smoking, Cut Your Lung Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While there is no sure way to avoid lung cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Smoking contributes to 80 to 90 percent of lung cancer...

Beware Carbon Monoxide Dangers When Cold Weather Strikes

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As temperatures plummet across the northern half of the United States this weekend, gas heating use goes up. So does the risk for accidental carbon monoxide...

'Mountain Madness' Found to Be a Real Psychosis

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The "madness" mountain climbers often experience isn't a type of altitude sickness, as once thought, but rather an actual psychotic disorder, a new study...

Stress Is Tough on Medical 'Surrogates' When a Loved...

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When seriously ill hospital patients can't express their wishes about their medical care, decision-making often falls to emotionally drained family members...

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