ARCHIVE: January 2018

Quick Test Could Spot Precursor to Esophageal Cancer

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A pill-sized device that you swallow might help detect a change in the esophagus that can lead to a deadly form of cancer, researchers are reporting. The...

Why Evenings May Be a Dangerous Time for Dieters

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The hours after sunset may be toughest for folks trying to stay slim, new research shows. The small study suggests that you're more likely to overeat in...

Severe Flu Cases Just Keep Rising: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An already bad U.S. flu season hasn't peaked yet, with the numbers of related hospitalizations and deaths continuing to rise, health officials said Friday...

Former NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A group of former National Football League greats -- including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins...

Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of an especially tough flu season, here's more bad news: Researchers say it may be possible to spread the virus simply by breathing. Until...

'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's called "hot" yoga because it's practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than...

PMS: An Update on Solutions

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 75 percent of women experience PMS (premenstrual syndrome) with symptoms like anxiety, irritability and fatigue, health experts say. PMS is thought...

For Supersized Cities, the More Trees the Better

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing the number of trees in extremely large cities can lead to significant health and financial benefits, a new study claims. The researchers...

1 in 4 U.S. Stillbirths Might Be Prevented

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 1 in every 160 pregnancies in the United States ends in stillbirth. Now, a new study suggests many of these tragedies are "potentially" avoidable....

Teens Eating Detergent 'Pods': Latest Web Fad Brings...

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've gotta be kidding me. That's gotta be fake. That's the understandable first reaction of many to the viral phenomenon dubbed the "Tide Pod...

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls, But 38 Million Still Light Up

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American adults who smoke has decreased, but nearly 38 million still put their health at risk by using cigarettes, U.S. government data show...

ADHD Drug Use Soars Among Young Women

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are typically taken by children and young teens, scores of women of childbearing age...

Scientists Seek a Better Flu Vaccine

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of getting a flu shot at the doctor's office, you might someday inhale a nasal spray vaccine at home. That's the goal of researchers who say a...

Concussion May Not Be Needed to Bring on CTE Brain Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Head impacts, not just concussions, may lead to the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to new research...

'One-Stop' Blood Test for Cancer Shows Early Promise

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an early step toward "one-stop" screening for cancer, researchers report they've developed a blood test that can detect eight types of the disease....

White House to Shield Health Workers Who Refuse Services on...

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Health workers who refuse to perform abortions or sex-change operations on religious or moral grounds will now get more protection from the Trump...

The Pill Lowers Ovarian Cancer Risk, Even for Smokers

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's known that use of the birth control pill is tied to lower odds for ovarian cancer, but new research shows the benefit extends to smokers or women who...

These Foods May Up Your Odds for Colon Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Chowing down on red meat, white bread and sugar-laden drinks might increase your long-term risk of colon cancer, a new study suggests. These foods all...

Be a Savvy Supermarket Shopper

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depending on how you navigate the aisles, your local supermarket can be an obstacle course of temptations or a direct route to eating healthy. Start by...

Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are Renewed

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How long you take opioid painkillers after surgery is a much stronger risk factor for addiction and overdose than the dosage of the opioids you take,...

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