ARCHIVE: January 2018

Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The onset of back pain among runners may stem from a general weakness in their deep core muscles, new research indicates. Such deep muscles are located...

Astronauts May Get Space Fever

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weightlessness apparently causes astronauts' body temperatures to run a little hot while in space, a new study reports. The researchers used forehead...

Dolphins Beat Humans, Chimps at …

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the brightest mammal of them all? Using mirror images, researchers found that bottlenose dolphins show signs of self-...

Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even though appendicitis often resolves with the use of antibiotics, the overwhelming majority of Americans would opt for surgery instead, a new survey...

Dissatisfaction With Breasts May Mean Fewer Self-Checks for...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts -- whether too big or too small -- may be less likely to perform self-exams to check for signs of...

Hormone Therapy May Ease Depression Linked to Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A year of hormone therapy cut the risk of depression symptoms in women going through menopause and early postmenopause, new research shows. "Thirty-two...

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Language Delays -- in One Sex

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers used acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- early in pregnancy may have a heightened risk of language delays, a new study...

Many Lung Cancer Patients Aren't Getting Best Treatment:...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy and radiation are the standard of care for small-cell lung cancer that hasn't spread to other parts of the body. But many patients don't...

Smarter, Slimmer Alcoholic Drinks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wine and spirits are tallied in the "empty calories" column because they lack any nutritional benefits. Add cream or soda to make a mixed drink and you...

Is Surgery Riskier for Black Children?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black children are more than twice as likely as white kids to die from surgery complications in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers...

Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary...

Ozone Hole Smaller Thanks to Decades-Old Chemical Ban: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- NASA scientists say they have satellite evidence that the international ban on chlorine-containing chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has helped...

Conceiving Despite IUD Use Is Tied to Higher Odds for Pregnancy...

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of women use an IUD as a safe, reliable means of birth control. But a new study finds that in rare cases where conception occurs despite IUD use,...

Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Goodbye, daily HIV meds? Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections...

Too Many Babies Still Die Needlessly of SIDS, CDC Says

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents still regularly risk their babies' lives as they put them to bed, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with misery now widespread across 46 states, health officials say. In the West,...

Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in Half

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breakthroughs in breast cancer screening and treatment have slashed the percentage of women dying from the disease, a new analysis reveals. "Advances in...

Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When is it appropriate to give kids a cellphone? That depends on factors like their maturity level, their ability to follow rules at home and school, and...

Life in Poor Neighborhoods Is Hard on the Heart

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where you live could influence how likely you are to develop heart failure, a new U.S. study suggests. In addition to people's income and education level...

Blood Banks Need January Donors

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want to make a difference right now? Consider donating some blood. That's the suggestion of experts from Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical...

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