ARCHIVE: July 2018

To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Use the Mail

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests. University of North...

Lyme Disease Striking More Americans in More States

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp spike in Lyme disease cases in the United States, and the tick-borne illness has now spread to all 50 states, a new report shows. "...

Climate Change Means More Deadly Heat Waves: Study

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the northern hemisphere is struck by one deadly heat wave after another this summer, new research suggests things are only going to get worse. Climate...

Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Alan Alda revealed Tuesday that he's been living with Parkinson's disease for more than three years. "The reason I want to talk about it in public is that...

Brain's 'Plasticity' Amazes as Boy Recovers From...

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The developing brain of a growing child has incredible ways of compensating for the loss of an essential brain region, a new case study shows. A young boy...

AHA: Scientists May Have Cleared Gene Therapy Hurdle

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Scientists may have found a way to slip a special type of disease-fighting virus past the guard of the body's immune system and into targeted...

AHA: A Better Way to Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes &...

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts -- and the technique may...

'Heading' a Soccer Ball More Dangerous for Women: Study

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heading soccer balls poses a much greater threat to women's brains than men's, new research suggests. The study included 49 female and 49 male amateur...

Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a leg is one of the most traumatic consequences of advanced kidney disease, but the risk of amputations has dropped significantly since 2000, a new...

How to Decipher Those Food 'Sell-By' Dates

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Did you know that a store can sell food past the expiration date printed on the label? Or that manufacturers only voluntarily stamp dates on foods? While...

Caffeine Not a Dieter's Friend

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to control your weight, don't look to caffeine for help. Caffeine is not an effective appetite suppressant or weight-loss aid, researchers...

Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey suggests health care professionals are giving short shrift to their older patients when it comes to explaining the risks of opioid painkillers...

Could a Blood Test Help Spot Severe Depression?

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with severe depression may have particularly low blood levels of an amino acid involved in brain function, a new study suggests. The substance,...

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic...

If You're Tempted to Eat Raw Centipedes, Don't

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating raw centipedes never sounds like a good idea, but for two people in China it turned out to be downright dangerous. In a new case report, doctors say...

HIV Doubles Heart Disease Risk

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease than those without the AIDS-causing virus, British researchers report. Their review of studies...

Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,...

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite their growing popularity, there's no evidence that so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures are either safe or effective, the U.S. Food and Drug...

LGBQ Youth More Prone to Obesity

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of obesity and inactivity are higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) youth than among their heterosexual peers, a new study reports...

AHA: Limit Diet Sodas and Drinks, Stick to Water Instead

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People are drinking fewer diet drinks these days, and a panel of health experts agrees that's a good idea. A science advisory from the American...

Here's What Happened When 1 Unvaccinated NYC Kid Got Measles

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new report details how a measles outbreak tore through two Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2013, ignited by an unvaccinated teen who...

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