ARCHIVE: April 2018

Expert Tips for Taming Oily Skin

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Oily skin isn't all bad. And there are a number of things you can do to control it, an expert says. "There are many reasons for oily skin, including stress...

Mom's Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a new mom also smokes marijuana, does the drug turn up in her breast milk? Yes, says new...

Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy...

Sleepless Nights Show Ties To Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even one night of lost sleep may cause the brain to fill with protein chunks that have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new...

Common Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Alter Fetal Brain...

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who take certain antidepressants may unknowingly compromise the brain development of their child, researchers suggest. The concern is based...

FDA Puts New Restrictions on Contraceptive Implant Essure

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- To help curb complications tied to the permanent contraceptive implant Essure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday slapped new restrictions on...

AHA: Asthma as Kid, Stiffer Arteries as an Adult?

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Having asthma as a child is associated with developing stiff arteries earlier in adulthood, according to a new study. The study, published...

Belly Fat Tied to Lower Kidney Cancer Survival Odds in Women

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Belly fat reduces a woman's chances for surviving kidney cancer, but not a man's, a new study suggests. The study included 77 women and 145 men with kidney...

What Your Kids Want to Tell You About Social Media

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Memo to Mom and Dad: Rein in your screen time. That's one of the things that kids say they'd like to tell their parents, according to a survey on families...

COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People struggling with COPD might find some relief in an ancient art. The centuries-old practice of tai chi appears to boost the exercise capabilities and...

Exercise Cuts Heart Risks, Regardless of Your Genes

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Staying physically fit can help ward off heart trouble, even if your genetics put you at higher risk for clogged arteries, a new, large study suggests. The...

Reading to Your Kids Might Boost Their Social Skills

SATURDAY, April 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who read to their infants and toddlers may help them develop skills that pay big dividends when they start school, a new study suggests....

Looking for Online Advice on Your Heart Device? Beware

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Folks using online message boards to learn more about their heart implant should take any advice they come across with a grain of salt. Researchers report...

Exercise for High Blood Pressure? Most Not Keen on Idea

SATURDAY, April 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to lowering high blood pressure, exercising is pretty much the last thing people want to do, a new survey shows. Much more preferable was...

Safeguard the Arms of Young Pitchers

SUNDAY, April 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young baseball pitchers are at risk for overuse injuries, but there are ways to reduce that risk, a sports medicine expert says. "Pitching year-round,...

Will a Narcissist Steal Your Sweetheart Just for Kicks?

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Narcissists aren't more likely to pursue partners who are already taken, but it doesn't stop them, a new study finds. Study leader Amy Brunell wanted to...

Dance Club Scene Rife With Opioid Abuse

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ecstasy and molly have other deadly company on the club drug scene. A new study finds odds of opioid misuse are higher than average among electronic dance...

AHA: Summer Sun Might Bring Fewer Heart Attacks, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The sun's radiation could be a factor in seasonal patterns of a deadly type of heart attack, according to new research that tracked a "summer...

Why Americans' Life Expectancy Is Getting Longer

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans appear to be aging slower than they used to, which may help explain recent gains in life expectancy, researchers say. The researchers compared how...

Kratom-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Widens: CDC

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Salmonella infections linked to the use of the popular botanical drug kratom now number 132 people in 38 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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