ARCHIVE: February 2018

Tips for Choosing Frozen Fruits & Veggies

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fruits and veggies are great ways to get important nutrients, try new tastes, and add low-calorie sides to your meals. When fresh isn't available or...

If You Suspect a Child Is Being Abused or Neglected, Report It

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You should alert authorities if you suspect a child is being hurt or is in danger, a child abuse expert says. The issue is in the spotlight with the recent...

Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure May Mean Similar Trouble...

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many women who develop severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy have undetected high blood pressure in the year after they give birth, a Dutch study contends...

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A colonoscopy can save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer, but it might also trigger appendicitis, a new study suggests. Experts aren't sure...

How to Protect Against Heart Disease

SUNDAY, Feb. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself, a cardiologist says. "...

Good Deeds Soothe Stress

SATURDAY, Feb. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If the constant stream of bad news from around the world gets to you, one psychiatrist suggests that helping others might make you feel better. "The...

In Ohio's Capital City, 1 in 3 Lacks Access to Healthy Food

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that nearly one-third of households in Columbus, Ohio have difficulty getting enough food or obtaining healthy food. The findings suggest...

Malaria-Causing Parasite Mutating to Resist Multiple Drugs

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia likely stems from two mutations of the malaria-causing parasite that combined a decade ago,...

Weak Vaccine Making Flu Season Even Tougher, CDC Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- This flu season continues to be one of the nastiest in years. And it isn't helping that the flu vaccine may be less than 20 percent effective against the...

Exercise May Help Lung Cancer Surgery Go More Smoothly

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients can halve their risk of postop complications by taking up an exercise program before their surgery, a new report suggests. For the...

Why It's Great to Learn a Second Language

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is learning a second language on your bucket list? Here's compelling evidence to get started right away. Numerous studies at institutions, including Penn...

What Works Best to Keep Drivers With Dementia Off the Road

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Don't count on physicians to keep drivers with dementia off the roads, a new study cautions. In-person license renewal and driver vision testing laws are...

Dog Bites More Common for Anxious People

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe there's some truth in the long-standing belief that dogs can sense fear in a human. According to a new British study, anxious people may be at...

Super Bowl Snacks That Don't Put Health on the Sidelines

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl Sunday is synonymous with greasy chicken wings, calorie-laden chili, salty potato chips and sugary brownies -- but experts say there's no reason...

Just How Bad Is This Flu Season? Experts Weigh In

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is in the grip of a tough flu season, no doubt. It might seem as if every other person you know has fallen prey to influenza. Actually,...

'Anti-Vaxxers' Are Often Conspiracy Theorists, Too

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Think vaccines aren't safe? If so, you might also believe that Princess Diana was murdered. That's the finding of new research into the relationship...

'Bug Bomb' Foggers Still Making People Sick

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Improperly used "bug bombs" are making Americans sick -- and improved labeling isn't helping, government health officials say. Pesticide foggers are...

Fish Oil Supplements May Not Help Your Heart: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Claims that fish oil supplements help prevent death from heart disease, heart attacks and stroke may be unfounded, British research suggests. Millions of...

Cow, Soy or Almond: Which 'Milk' Is Best for You?

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk may all offer lactose-free alternatives to cow's milk, but new research suggests that the dairy version...

Patients, Doctors Often Differ About Scars After Surgery

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Current methods to assess scarring after surgery often lead to disagreements between doctors and patients, researchers say. Patients were more likely to...

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