ARCHIVE: April 2018

Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works -- in Mice

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental peanut-allergy vaccine proved effective in mice, researchers say. The vaccine protected allergic mice from reactions such as itchy skin...

As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart May Pay a Price

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a link between the severity of a woman's menopausal symptoms and her risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. While the research...

Got Osteoarthritis? Get Moving

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case. In fact, physical activity can be vital to your continued...

Did 2016 Election Unleash OCD in the USA?

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's little doubt that the last presidential election sparked a host of emotions among Americans. But new research suggests it might also have...

Brain Injuries Linked With Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A traumatic brain injury (TBI), even a mild one such as a concussion, may raise your risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed 36...

Another Wildfire Danger: Heart Attacks

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wildfire smoke may trigger a heart complication or stroke in vulnerable people, a new U.S. study suggests. Looking at the impact of the widespread...

Tiny Juul Device Getting U.S. Teens Hooked on Vaping

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny e-cigarette devices that look like USB drives are making it tough for parents and educators to keep their kids from vaping. And these devices are...

FDA Approves Contact Lenses That Shade the Sun

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The lives of contact lens wearers just got a whole lot easier. On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first contact lenses that...

Many Parents Unsure of Talking About Sex With LGBT Kids

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens feel uneasy and uninformed when it comes to talking to them about sex and dating, a new...

Common Gynecologic Condition Linked to Mental Health Issues

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) be at increased risk for mental health problems? And are their children more likely to have autism and...

Sugar-Craving Gene Helps Lower Body Fat, But Has Downside

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common version of a gene that makes you eat more sugar also plays a role in reducing body fat, surprised researchers report. "This goes against the...

Eyebrow-Raising Finding on How Human Communication Evolved

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Highly expressive eyebrows likely played a big role in humans' evolutionary success, researchers report. Early ancestors of humans had a large, bulging...

Video Games May Be OK for Toddlers -- If Mom or Dad Join In

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents, you may be able to stop feeling guilty about letting your toddlers play video games -- as long as you're playing with them. That's the...

Study Highlights Vast Health Differences Between States

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How long you might live may depend on where you live. New research suggests that if you spend your days on a sunny Hawaiian island, your life expectancy...

Help for When You're Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Something like this has happened to most of us: You wake up, wide awake, only to discover that it's 3 a.m. Suddenly your mind fills with worry about how...

Human Cancer Meds Might Help Save Tasmanian Devils

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that fight cancer in people could help treat cancers that put Tasmanian devils at risk of extinction, researchers report. They found that two...

Who Do City Mosquitoes Bite Most?

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In cities, the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes varies according to neighborhood income -- and middle-class residents may be at greatest risk. That's...

The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer's Research

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The way that Alzheimer's disease is defined for research should be based on brain changes rather than symptoms. That's what leading Alzheimer's scientists...

Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

TUESDAY, April, 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The youngest victims of America's addiction crisis are not the teenagers tempted by tobacco, pot and pills. Rather, they are tens of thousands of...

One Man Got a Nasty Surprise From World's Hottest Chili...

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Forget what a hot chili pepper can do to your stomach: A new case report suggests that eating some of the hottest ones may give you a headache that can send...

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