ARCHIVE: April 2018

Here's Another Reason to Not Marry Your Cousin

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to parents who are cousins have a significant risk for developing a mood disorder -- such as depression or anxiety -- when they grow up, a...

Are your mitochondria sagging? Time to get off the couch.

It’s easy to find excuses for not exercising. Too tired. Too busy. Too far away. But here’s one excuse that won’t fly: Too old. “If you’re physically able and you have your doctor’s...

AHA: Shedding So-Called 'Protective' Thigh Fat May...

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Although past research has shown that thigh, hip and buttocks fat might actually protect against heart disease, a new study says losing fat in...

Zika Infection After Birth May Require Long-Term Follow-Up

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who contract Zika virus early in infancy should have long-term monitoring, a new animal study suggests. Researchers found that monkeys infected...

2 Out of 3 Tanning Bed Users Have Never Had a Skin Cancer Check

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even though it's widely known that tanning bed use greatly increases the odds for skin cancer, 70 percent of Americans who've used the devices have never...

Early Promise for Eye Implant to Fight Macular Degeneration

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new stem cell transplant might help preserve or even restore vision being lost to the dry form of age-related macular degeneration, a new pilot clinical...

Those With Diabetes Less Likely to See Dentist Despite Health...

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many adults with diabetes don't see the dentist often enough, even though they're at increased risk for gum disease, researchers say. In a new study,...

Super Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Coming to U.S., Experts Say

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans should expect that a super-resistant form of gonorrhea like that found in the United Kingdom will soon reach these shores, health experts say....

It's Crunch Time

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toned abs don't just look great, they're also vital for good posture and avoiding lower back pain. But there's a limit to how far the exercises known as...

AHA: 'No Excuses' for 3 Heart Disease Survivors...

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Jerry McCann, Ray Rivera and Taunya Stewart are living proof that there's no good excuse to avoid physical activity, especially during Move...

Blood Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in Kids

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Blood levels of a flame retardant have fallen in American children since use of the chemicals was banned in consumer products, a new study finds....

Obesity Can Lead to Liver Damage by Age 8: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity can lead to liver disease in kids as young as 8 years old, a new study warns. The long-term study of 635 children in Massachusetts found that a...

Veggies a Healthy Recipe for Older Women's Hearts

WEDNESDAY, April, 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of vegetables may help older women keep their blood vessels healthy, Australian researchers report. The biggest benefit seems to come from...

Despite California's Warning Signs, Coffee Is Still Safe,...

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Science says you can get your coffee buzz without fear of cancer, so experts say you can forget that recent controversial California law. Last Wednesday, a...

Weightlifting Injuries Common for Deployed U.S. Troops

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An "alarming" number of weightlifting injuries occur among U.S. military personnel in combat zones, according to a new study. Intense weightlifting...

Tiny Changes in Facial Color Telegraph Your Emotions

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could new forms of artificial intelligence someday guess what you're feeling just by looking at you? It's a good bet, according to Ohio State University...

AHA: Gene Test Predicts Who Won't Benefit From Blood...

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart stent patients with a certain gene mutation may need to consider alternatives to Plavix, a commonly prescribed blood thinner, a new study...

AHA: Smart Ways to Get a Workout at Work

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It's no secret that Americans need to move more. Yet our jobs often require us to sit for eight to 10 hours a day -- at home, the office or...

FDA Recalls Kratom Products Due to Salmonella Threat

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of salmonella infection has led to a mandatory recall of kratom products from Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC. Kratom is a controversial herbal drug -- a...

'Nightmare Superbug' Outbreak Could Happen, CDC Warns

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria have uncovered hundreds of germs carrying unusual genes that could lead to a "nightmare" superbug, U.S....

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