ARCHIVE: June 2018

With Summer Here, Check for Signs of Skin Cancer

SATURDAY, June 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- During the summer when people trade in their jackets and jeans for flip flops and bathing suits, more skin is exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays. Dr....

Even at 'Safe' Levels, Air Pollution May Boost...

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Add another health harm to air pollution: New research suggests it might increase the risk of diabetes, even at levels considered safe. Cutting air...

Human Insulin as Good as Costly Synthetic Versions

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Human insulin is as safe and effective as newer, more expensive insulin analog drugs for people with type 2 diabetes, researchers report. The new study...

Close Siblings Can Ease the Pain of Family Conflict

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Good relationships between siblings can help them cope with conflicts between their parents, a new study finds. The research included 236 families with a...

AHA: Using Electricity to Test Your Risk for Heart Failure

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Imagine stepping onto a scale -- not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart failing. That's the potential scenario envisioned by...

Some Salads Are Healthier Than Others

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Not all salads are created equal. When you're choosing your bowl of greens this summer, you should know that three types contain more calories, sodium and...

Pantry Items That Stay Fresher in the Fridge

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You may know to keep tomatoes out of the fridge to preserve their taste, but did you know which pantry staples actually do better under refrigeration? While...

Hot Cars, Drowning: Keep Your Family Safe This Summer

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Along with sun and fun, there's unexpected danger lurking during the summer. More accidental deaths occur in the United States during July and August than...

Don't Turn Into a July 4 Highway Statistic

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The National Safety Council has a sobering forecast for this Fourth of July. It estimates that 18,600 people could be seriously injured on U.S. roads and...

Staying With 1 Doctor May Prolong Your Life: Study

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking with one primary care doctor may help you stay healthy and extend your life, according to a new British study. Researchers reviewed 22 studies from...

As the Eyes Go, So May the Mind

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light on how vision loss is linked to mental decline in seniors. For the study, University of Miami researchers analyzed health data...

'Walk & Think' Test Could Be Key to Concussion Care

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can you spell words backwards while you're walking? Successfully performing that simple test of cognition could help decide whether a concussed athlete...

'Superbugs' Found in Vast Majority of U.S. Supermarket...

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of meat in U.S. supermarkets contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit...

Weight Loss May Reverse Course of Atrial Fibrillation

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss might help reverse progression of a common heart arrhythmia in obese adults, a new study shows. Researchers found that when obese adults with...

July Is Peak Time for Illness From Poop in Pools: CDC

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is it safe to go in the water this summer? Not if microscopic germs like E. coli or cryptosporidium are swimming in the pool with you, U.S. health...

Does Human Life Span Really Have a Limit?

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The limits of human existence might not be as limited as we have long thought. A person's risk of death slows and even plateaus above age 105, a new study...

AHA: An Uncommon Form of Heart Attack Needs a Second Look

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- One in 10 heart attacks in younger patients aren't caused by blocked coronary arteries, but a new study found survivors have similar outcomes...

Cataract Surgery Tied to Fewer Car Crashes for Seniors

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Data on more than half a million Canadian seniors shows that traffic accident rates fall after drivers undergo a needed cataract surgery. The effect was...

Just 1 in 4 Americans Gets Enough Exercise

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most...

Hey parents, boys need HPV vaccine too

Maybe it’s a little awkward, but it’s an important conversation between physicians and parents of middle-schoolers: It concerns the most common sexually transmitted infection, the human...

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