ARCHIVE: May 2018

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Not Getting Needed Mammograms

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer, women still need regular screening. But many of them, especially black women, aren't getting the mammograms...

Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the...

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Perhaps assuming that e-cigarettes are "safer" than tobacco, teens with asthma now vape at higher rates than those without the respiratory condition, new...

AHA: Health Concerns Haunt Puerto Rico as New Hurricane Season...

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Hospitals and clinics in Puerto Rico are still dealing with the massive destruction Hurricane Maria left throughout the island last year. Yet...

Dogs Chase Gulls, Keep Beaches Clean

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can dogs help keep nasty bacteria off the beaches? A new study suggests it's possible: E. coli spread by seagull droppings prompts beach closings, but dog...

Shorter Thanksgiving Dinners After Trump Election: Study

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Thanks to divisive politics, Thanksgiving dinner got shorter after President Donald Trump's election, a new study suggests. Americans shaved 30 to 50...

Pot, Opioids Now Rival Alcohol as Factor in Driver Deaths

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot and opioids have become almost as deadly as booze for drivers, a new report shows. Forty-four percent of drivers killed in crashes tested positive for...

Many Poor Women Miss Out on Folic Acid Supplements During...

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even though folic acid supplements are known to lower the risk of birth defects, poorer women rarely take them before or during pregnancy, a new study shows...

'Face-Aging' Photos Convince Tanners to Shun the Sun

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where fear of skin cancer has little effect, vanity may succeed. In a new study, sun worshippers who were shown computer images of how their face would age...

Who Are America's Cohabiting Couples?

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, marriage is the next logical step after you've dated for a while and believe you've found "the one." But new research shows that a lot of...

Mindfulness Training to Help With Weight Loss

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If mindless eating can put on the pounds, it stands to reason that mindful eating can help with diet success. In fact, studies show that "eating-focused"...

Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze as Teens' Drug of Choice

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol as the first drug of choice among young Americans, researchers have found. Boys, black Americans,...

AI Better Than Docs at Catching Skin Cancers

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A computer can beat even highly experienced dermatologists in spotting deadly melanomas, researchers report. The study is the latest to test the idea that...

There's No 'Healthy Obesity' for Women, Study...

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have been healthy for decades may still be on the path to heart problems, a new study suggests. "If you are obese, but free of disease...

Trumps Signs Bill Allowing Terminal Patients to Try Unproven...

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday put his signature on a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try unproven treatments to fight their disease....

FDA Approves 1st Artificial Iris

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its OK to the first artificial iris -- the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. The...

How Much Exercise Helps the Aging Brain?

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that exercise benefits the brain as well as the heart and muscles, but new research pinpoints just how much -- and what types -- of...

Scientists Create First 3D-Printer Corneas

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- These days, medical advances seem to be happening in the blink of an eye. Now, British scientists report they have created human corneas using 3D-printing...

Widely Used Antibacterial Tied to Colon Woes in Mice

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to triclosan -- a chemical in some shampoos and toothpastes -- might raise the risk for colon inflammation and colon cancer, at least in mice,...

Baby Teeth Give Clues to Autism's Origins, Detection

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A close examination of baby teeth is giving new insight into the roots of autism -- and ways to spot it early. The research suggests that the way infants...

AHA: Retired Electrician Saved by CPR, Jolts From AED

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- As a retired electrician, David Paschal knows a thing or two about electrical currents. He did everything he could to avoid the unpleasant...

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