ARCHIVE: April 2018

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the...

AHA: Infections Could Trigger Stroke in Pregnant Women During...

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay,...

Teens Who Cook Set the Table for Healthy Eating as Adults

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teach teens to cook, and they will eat better as adults. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted at schools in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area....

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report. "People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of...

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests. The research involved...

Keep Eating Veggies (and Fruits) for Better Health

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your parents' advice to eat your vegetables has solid science behind it. Filling half your plate with non-starchy selections, as well as some fruit,...

U.S. Better Able to Tackle Health Emergencies: Report

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is more ready for health disasters than it was five years ago, but certain regions still lag behind, a new report shows. The nation...

When Does Online Gaming Become an Addiction?

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For most, playing online video games is largely a harmless hobby. But a new review finds that some fall prey to what experts call "internet gaming disorder...

Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates. In fact, one of every three patients...

Healthy Diet, Healthy Eyes

THURSDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the macula (a small area near...

Gene Change May Have Helped Indonesia's Deep-Sea Divers

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For members of an Indonesian group known as the Bajau, the ability to dive deeply for long periods of time appears to be in their genes. Specifically,...

Doctor Who Gave Name to Asperger's Syndrome Worked With...

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Austrian doctor who defined Asperger's syndrome may have collaborated with the Nazis and likely played a role in the deaths of hundreds of mentally...

Even Flies Enjoy Ejaculation: Study

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It seems that males of many species -- even the common fruit fly -- get a real buzz from ejaculation. And, like some human males, if denied sex, male...

Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn't help matters,...

Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tattoos serve many purposes, perhaps expressing artistry, loyalty or love. Now, scientists working with mice say they've engineered a medical "tattoo"...

Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deep breathing is a great stress reliever, and the technique called mindfulness meditation is a helpful way to use breathing to get more in touch with...

You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The makeup of bacteria in your dog's digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed...

His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to suffer a knee injury called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But -- surprisingly -- the injury occurs the same...

As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men under 50 who smoke cigarettes are increasing their risk for a stroke, researchers warn. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk,...

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. "Since the last...

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