ARCHIVE: August 2018

Undescended Testes Tied to Higher Risk of Cancer, Infertility

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young boys with undescended testes are at increased risk for testicular cancer and infertility in adulthood, new research suggests. Undescended testes are...

Obamacare May Have Boosted Access to Birth Control

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, may close a big gap in women's access to reproductive health care, a new study...

With Stroke Comes Higher Dementia Risk: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had a stroke face up to twice the normal risk of dementia, a new review suggests. In what they say is the largest analysis of its kind,...

FDA Warns of Dangers of Liquid Nitrogen in Food, Drinks

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You risk serious injury if you consume or handle food and drink products where liquid nitrogen is added just before consumption, the U.S. Food and Drug...

Depression Strikes Nearly 1 in 5 Young Adults With Autism: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression affects almost 20 percent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that's more than triple that seen in the general population....

ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However...

Taming Those High-Calorie Temptations

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's the dieter's tug-of-war: the need to lose weight versus the urge to eat high-calorie foods. Scientists say the easy availability of sweets and other...

Goats Can Read Human Emotions, Prefer Happy Faces

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're happy and you know it, so will a goat. New research suggests that goats can read people's facial expressions and prefer those who appear happy....

Brain Implant Puts the Brakes on Epileptic Seizures in Mice

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Experiments in mice have shown that an implanted electronic device in the brain can detect -- and deliver drugs to stop -- impending epileptic seizures....

Strain of E. Coli Spread From Poultry to People, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An E. coli strain found in fresh chicken and turkey products can cause serious urinary tract infections (UTIs) in people, researchers say. For the study,...

When pregnant women nap, it helps their babies

Attention, all pregnant women everywhere. We have an urgently important medical bulletin for you: Go ahead and take that afternoon nap. That’s right, nap away. Snooze. Catch some Z’s. It’s time...

Gene 'Editing' in Dog Study Shows Promise for Kids...

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, scientists report using gene-editing technology to halt the progression of muscular dystrophy in dogs -- suggesting a possible...

States Struggle With Onslaught of Opioid OD Deaths

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new report on thousands of opioid overdose deaths across 11 states finds the problem is increasingly complex, but more can be done to stop it. The...

AHA: Why More Americans Are Kicking the Smoking Habit

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- More and more Americans are putting out their cigarettes -- for good. The overall cigarette smoking rate among U.S. adults has hit an all-...

Monkey Trials Raise Hope for Non-Addictive Opioid Alternative

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing opioid addiction crisis means the search for powerful but non-addictive painkillers is more urgent than ever before. Now, a team of scientists...

FDA Warns of Common Diabetes Meds' Link to Dangerous...

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rare but serious genital infections, as well as one death, have been reported in some patients taking a certain class of type 2 diabetes medicine, the U.S...

Later Breakfast, Earlier Dinner Might Help You Shed Body Fat

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could the timing of your breakfast and dinner help you eat less and lose body fat? A small, preliminary study suggests it's possible. People cut their...

Low Back Pain? These Exercises May Help

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain is a common health complaint. And if it sidelines you for too long, it can lead to weight gain, a loss in your fitness level and keep you...

Even at Low Levels, Toxic Metals Put Heart at Serious Risk: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and heart disease, researchers...

Sleep Apnea Might Raise Odds for Painful Gout

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea have higher chances of developing gout, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on nearly 16,000 people with sleep apnea...

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