ARCHIVE: March 2018

Prenatal Test Advance May Help Spot Serious Gene Mutations

SATURDAY, March 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who found a way to use amniotic fluid to sequence the entire genome of a fetus say the breakthrough could significantly increase detection of...

Many Grad Students Struggle With Anxiety, Depression

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed...

Brain Cell Development Differs in Those With Autism: Study

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Neurons in a brain area involved with social and emotional behavior normally increase as children become adults, but this does not occur in people with...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had emergency open-heart surgery to replace a heart valve, TMZ reports. According to the...

With Warmer Weather Comes Wrap-Up of Severe Flu Season

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Spring continues to take the bite out of this year's brutal flu season, new numbers show. For starters: yet another drop was seen in doctor visits, and...

AHA: When a College Hoops Star Died of a Heart Attack, His...

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- March Madness, the annual college basketball tournament that glues Americans to their TVs and their brackets, is a bittersweet time for the...

ER Docs Prescribe More Opioids Than They Realize

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many emergency room doctors underestimate how often they prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers, new research shows. But they pare back those...

More Women Die of Lung Cancer in 2 U.S. 'Hot Spots'

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer death rates among women have fallen in much of the United States, but have increased in two regions where smoking is more common, a new study...

For Hard-to-Manage Type 1 Diabetes, Transplant Makes Life Better

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that for people with type 1 diabetes who can no longer sense when their blood sugar levels drop too low, an islet cell transplant can...

Guideline Urges Hormone Test for Women With Unwanted Hair

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems, a new...

Smart Choices for Your Home Gym

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Home exercise equipment has come a long way over the years. It's a great option if you're starting a fitness program and don't want to go to a gym or can't...

Foul Play: More Baseball Fans Getting Hit By the Ball

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Headed to a Major League Baseball game? Be prepared to duck and cover. As the 2018 season gets underway, a new study finds that fans' risk of being struck...

Many Pick the Wrong Drugs for Sneezin' Season

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever sufferers often choose the wrong medication for their seasonal sniffles, new research suggests. With flowers, trees and grasses springing back to...

Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flaws in current whooping cough vaccines aren't to blame for rising rates of the disease in the United States, a new study contends. Researchers...

Protect Your Child From Opioid Poisoning

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- America's opioid epidemic is taking a mounting toll on the nation's children -- some as young as toddlers. The number of youngsters hospitalized for...

Firearm Trauma May Linger Longest for Men

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men hospitalized with gunshot wounds are far more likely than women to wind up in the hospital again, a new study finds. In the six months after their...

AHA: Healthy Teeth Can Mean a Lot More Than a Pretty Smile

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- How your teeth are faring as you age can also indicate how your heart is doing. The idea of oral and heart health being connected has been...

Diabetes Now Affects 23 Million U.S. Adults

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The latest tally of Americans adults affected by diabetes finds more than 23 million struggle with the blood sugar disease. Of those, the vast majority...

Fentanyl Fuels Latest Spike in Opioid OD Deaths

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths continue to pile up in the United States, driven largely by the opioid epidemic and the emergence of dangerously potent synthetic...

Too Few Baby Boomers Get Hepatitis C Screening

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recommendations, only about one in 10 U.S. baby boomers has been screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study reveals. Hepatitis C is a...

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