ARCHIVE: April 2018

No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds. "Drinking only to thirst typically...

Even a 'Bad' Flu Vaccine Could Save 61,000 Lives: Study

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A truly dismal flu vaccine could still save thousands of lives, as long as roughly 40 percent of Americans got their shots, new research suggests. At that...

Black Heart Failure Patients Less Likely to See a Cardiologist

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among heart failure patients, black people are much less likely than white people to have their care overseen by a cardiologist, a new study finds....

Study Debunks Idea That Epilepsy Can Hamper Fertility

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having epilepsy doesn't appear to lower a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, new research finds. "Our paper is a myth-buster," said study author Dr....

Music May Calm the Agitation of Alzheimer's

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Music therapy might help ease the anxiety and agitation that plagues many Alzheimer's patients, researchers suggest. "People with dementia are confronted...

AHA: How Much Does Your Doctor Actually Know About Nutrition?

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut down on sweets and processed foods. Increase consumption of fish, nuts and legumes. This rudimentary...

End-of-Life Care Saves Money

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Giving very ill and dying patients palliative care shortens hospital stays and lowers costs, researchers report. Palliative care focuses on providing...

'What's That Word?' Fitness Helps Seniors Find It

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can't recall that word that's on the tip of your tongue? Exercise might help. Physical activity is tied to a host of benefits. Now, a small study finds...

Gardening Isn't Just for Adults

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Still having a hard time getting your kids to eat fruits and veggies? Studies show one solution is to grow your own. Kids get excited as they watch a...

Too Much or Too Little Weight May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity may accelerate and amplify the crippling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests. Conversely, the researchers also found that...

Take These 5 Steps to Live 10 Extra Years

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans could add years to their lives with just a handful of healthy habits, a large, new study suggests. Right now, the typical 50-year-old American...

Take the Ouch Out of Bee Stings

SUNDAY, April 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With summer comes the stings of bees and wasps, but one expert has advice on how to keep the pain to a minimum. "The first thing to do is to get the...

After Age 50, Yearly Eye Checks May Catch Common Cause of Vision...

SATURDAY, April 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. population ages, vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration is likely to increase, an ophthalmologist says. Adults over 50 should...

College Kids May Be Learning, Even When Checking Smartphones

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Social media use in college classrooms is generally frowned upon. But new research suggests it's possible to check posts and tweets -- and still absorb the...

Nearly 100 Sickened by E.Coli-Tainted Romaine Lettuce

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of illnesses linked to Arizona romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli has risen again, from 84 cases Wednesday to 98 on Friday. The U.S. Centers...

How Transplanted Livers Guard Against Organ Rejection

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who get a liver transplant often require less anti-rejection medication, and new research helps explain why. "This study shows that the liver...

Get Fit to Cut Your Diabetes Risk During Pregnancy

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If she's fit, a woman is less likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy, a new study contends. Researchers who followed 1,300 U.S. women found that high...

AHA: Therapy Dogs Like Katie Are Good Medicine After Stroke

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Scott Vande Zande had a serious stroke 15 years ago, his beloved golden retriever Hollie was key to his recovery. "I had to learn to...

Take Online Reviews of Plastic Surgeons With a Grain of Salt

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Online reviews of surgeons who perform cosmetic plastic surgery may be unreliable, researchers say. The researchers examined 1,077 online reviews about...

With 'Super Gonorrhea' a Threat, Many Still Getting...

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When an unnamed British man recently contracted a form of "super gonorrhea" resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat it, the news spiked concern...

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