ARCHIVE: February 2018

More Norovirus Infections at Olympics in South Korea

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the Winter Olympics set to start Friday, South Korean officials are scrambling to find the source of a nasty stomach infection called norovirus that...

Are Germs Falling From the Sky?

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As if you weren't worried enough about the germs on surfaces around you, new research suggests that viruses and bacteria are literally dropping down on your...

MS Drug Poses Hard Choices for Women Wanting Children

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful multiple sclerosis drug presents women with a tough dilemma if they would like to have children, a pair of new studies suggests. Those who...

Women Fare Worse Than Men After a Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women tend to have a tougher time recovering from a stroke than men do, though the reasons aren't completely clear, researchers say. On average, female...

Picking a New Primary Care Doctor

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There are times in life when you need to pick a new doctor, or primary care provider. A primary care provider is your health gatekeeper, offering...

Women Who Are Most at Risk of Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke affects more women than men in the United States. And a new study pinpoints stroke risk factors unique to females. "Many people don't realize that...

Sleepy Drivers May Be Causing More Crashes Than Thought

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Driver fatigue causes many more car accidents in the United States than previously estimated, a new report suggests. The finding comes from an analysis...

Most Say Health Workers Shouldn't Refuse Care on Moral...

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans are not on board with President Donald Trump's recent decision to further protect health care workers who refuse to treat patients on...

Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Recent efforts by the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to promote safe prescribing of opioid painkillers seem to be working. Opioid...

Lovesick? How falling in love affects your health

The ancient Greeks called it eros. The wise old owl in Disney’s “Bambi” called it “being twitterpated.” And Dr. Jason Castro, a family medicine physician with Tampa General Medical Group, calls...

Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the Throat

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Human papilloma virus (HPV) could be lurking in your throat. It's known that strains of the virus can cause cervical cancer. And the virus can also...

Looking to Bats for Clues to Longevity

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New insights into what gives one bat species a long life span could offer clues to helping people live longer, scientists say. European researchers...

Impotence Among Heart Patients Not the Fault of Meds, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Worried that the drugs you're taking to lower cholesterol or blood pressure might make you more apt to develop erectile dysfunction? That's not likely,...

Your Attitude About Aging Might Affect Odds for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you hope to avoid dementia in old age, having an upbeat view on aging itself might help, new research suggests. Researchers found that people with...

Did Robin Williams' Suicide Spur 'Copycat' Acts?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fans around the world were shocked when comedian Robin Williams took his own life in 2014. But the tragedy didn't stop there: Researchers believe his grim...

Defibrillators May Not Help Kidney Patients With Bad Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease often develop heart failure, leading to their having a heart defibrillator implanted to control an irregular heartbeat...

Uber, Lyft Rides May Not Help Boost Doc Visits for Poorer...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Unreliable transportation keeps many poor patients from their medical appointments. But offering free ride-sharing services isn't the easy fix some...

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The popular botanical drug kratom essentially is an opioid, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared Tuesday. Nearly all of kratom's major...

Exergaming: Workouts That Work for All Ages

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Exergaming" -- playing video games that get you off the sofa and into the action -- has positive fitness benefits that span the generations. It can be...

Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Herpes infection rates are dropping among young Americans, and safer sex practices may be one reason why. Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected...

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