ARCHIVE: April 2018

Heart Disease Carries Huge Cost for Some Families

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a chronic heart condition is stressful enough, but new research suggests the cost of caring for the condition is also a huge financial burden for...

New Hope Against Disease That Brings a Colorless World

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine a world in black and white. That's the plight of people with an extremely rare condition called blue cone monochromacy, an inherited eye disease...

Sometimes, Headaches Can Be an Emergency. Here's When.

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve...

COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in Childhood

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- COPD may seem like an adult disease, often tied to smoking. But two new studies suggest it could have roots in life's earliest years. Kids with issues...

Kids in Tough Neighborhoods Head to ER More Often

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood may mean more visits to the emergency room, a new study suggests. When children came from areas of "low...

Loopholes May Lead Young Facebook Users to Tobacco Products

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Facebook needs to close loopholes on its measures to keep kids away from tobacco, a new study suggests. Although the social media giant doesn't allow paid...

Why More People Don't Walk or Bike to Work

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking or cycling to work doesn't take as long as you probably think, a new study finds. A major reason people favor a car for their daily commute is...

AHA: Can Statins Help Prevent Brain Aneurysms From Rupturing?

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People who learn they have an unruptured brain aneurysm typically have two options: surgery or watch and wait. Researchers hope to add a third...

Addicts Should Be Trained to Give OD Antidote, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent opioid users may be the best candidates for training to reverse overdoses in other users, researchers say. The U.S. opioid crisis has led many...

Older Brains Replenish Cells Just Like Young Brains: Study

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular thought, older adults' brains can churn out just as many new cells as younger brains do, a new study suggests. Using autopsied brain...

Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports. Researchers placed splints on lower...

Major Project Completes Genetic 'Map' of 33 Cancers

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what could prove to be a big advance in cancer care, a consortium of scientists said it has mapped the genetic blueprints of 33 cancer types. The hope...

'Magnetic Pulse' Device May Be New Way to Prevent...

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Self-administered magnetic pulses from a hand-held device may help head off debilitating migraines, researchers report. This new way to approach migraine...

Losing Excess Weight in Childhood Cuts Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If an overweight child slims down before puberty, the risk of type 2 diabetes seems to slide away with the lost pounds. Later weight loss also lowers the...

Here's How to Pack Protein Into Your Diet

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you want to lose weight, maintain your weight or just eat healthily, you need to know about protein. Protein in the foods you eat helps build and...

Poor College Grades? Maybe Your Class Schedule Is to Blame

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A mismatch between a college student's class schedule and natural body clock can cause a type of "jet lag" and worse grades, a new study reports. Night...

Smokers' Diets Let Them Down, Too

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke already face a greater risk of illnesses and early death, and a new study suggests their diets aren't doing their health any favors either...

Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In search of a cosmetic surgery procedure that might be less costly than the going rate in the United States, a 43-year-old woman traveled to the Dominican...

Girl's Windpipe Replacement Still Works 4 Years Later

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A girl who would have died without a new windpipe is still doing well four years after doctors made her a new one from her own body tissue. That's...

Oldest Students in Class Most Likely to Attend College

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found evidence to support what some parents and teachers call "the gift of time." Turns out that teens who are old for their grade in...

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