ARCHIVE: February 2018

U.S. Gun Injuries Dip During NRA Conventions

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the debate over U.S. gun policy heating up, a new study uncovers an interesting connection: Fewer Americans fall victim to firearm injuries during...

Years of Football Could Harm the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A lifetime spent playing football has been linked to brain damage, but the game also may lead to serious heart problems, two new studies suggest. In one...

No 'Obesity Paradox'? The Overweight May Not Live...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a myth that people with heart disease who are overweight or obese live longer than those who are normal weight, researchers report. Rather than...

Cutting Out Gluten May Help Some Battle Nerve Pain

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A sensitivity to gluten in the diet has been tied to the nerve damage known as neuropathy, and a new study seems to strengthen that link. The research...

Eyes May Be Window Into Future Memory Loss

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By looking deeply into your eyes, doctors might be able to predict your future risk for dementia and memory loss. Unhealthy changes to the blood vessels...

Have Smartphones, Pot Become Deadly for Pedestrians?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For the second year in a row, U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highs not seen in decades, new data shows. Greater use of marijuana and smartphones may be the...

Defense Against Skin Cancer May Live on Your Skin

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that commonly live on your skin's surface just might be protecting you from cancer. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego,...

Transgender Surgeries on the Rise

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of transgender people in the United States who've had gender-affirming surgery has risen with the expansion of insurance coverage for the...

Flu Shot a Lifesaver for Heart Failure Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a heart failure patient, new research suggests you would be wise to get a flu shot every year. After reviewing six studies that included more...

This Body Shape Can Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Excess belly weight -- a so-called apple shape -- raises a woman's risk for heart attack even more than overall obesity, researchers report. While...

To Tell the Truth: Kids' Edition

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teaching kids about telling the truth is a critical life lesson. And your approach can determine how motivated your kids are to be honest. Younger...

'Moderate' Precancerous Cervical Lesions May Not Need...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study calls for regular monitoring of "moderate" cervical lesions that might point to the potential for cancer later on, rather than immediate...

1 in 14 Pregnant Women Still Smokes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though the dangers of smoking during pregnancy to both mother and baby are well-known, just over 7 percent of women still light up while pregnant, a new...

As Grass Replaces Trash in Vacant Lots, Crime Goes Down

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cleaning and greening vacant lots in a city's poor neighborhoods can put a damper on gun violence and other types of crime, a new study has found....

Diesel Exhaust Might Raise Truckers' Odds for ALS

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Truckers and others who are routinely exposed to diesel fumes while on the job might face a greater chance of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS...

Tackling Menopausal Sleep Problems From Other Angles

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause can bring on a host of complaints, including sleep disruptions. Now, researchers say that hot flashes and depression are strongly tied to sleep...

Tackling Menopausal Sleep Problems From Other Angles

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause can bring on a host of complaints, including sleep disruptions. Now, researchers say that hot flashes and depression are strongly tied to sleep...

Varicose Veins Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clots

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Those tangled blue varicose veins that can pop up on your legs as you age may be more than unsightly: New research suggests they might quintuple your risk...

One Key Factor Raises Gay and Lesbian Teens' Suicide Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are gay or lesbian but engage in heterosexual sex are at higher risk of a suicide attempt, new research suggests. "These findings are a wakeup...

Heart-Healthy 'DASH' Diet May Also Help Lower...

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains may lower your risk of depression, new research suggests. "Making a lifestyle change -- such as...

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