ARCHIVE: September 2018

Lawn Mowers Can Be an Accident Waiting to Happen

SATURDAY, Sept. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mowing your lawn can be a dangerous job, resulting in severe injury or even the loss of a limb. A new review of 51,000 lawn mower injuries between 2006...

Just Witnessing School Violence Can Leave Psychic Scars

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied, new research suggests. An international team of researchers found...

Patients Want Breast Cancer Costs Upfront

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of breast cancer treatment rarely comes up in doctor-patient discussions -- but most patients wish it would, researchers report. "Doctors and...

AHA: Is Coffee Good for You?

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- At just a couple of calories a cup, good old black coffee packs quite a punch. It wakes you up, boosts your metabolic rate and decreases the...

Racial Bias Can Take Toll on Minority Medical Residents

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Minority medical residents routinely face bias and comments that can subtly reveal racial, ethnic or religious slights or preconceptions, a new study...

Parents Teach Firstborns About Sex, But Not Their Later Kids

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Younger siblings are less likely than firstborns to hear about the birds and the bees from their parents, a new study suggests. Instead, they may learn...

Growing Up Poor May Permanently Damage Thinking Skills

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty may scar kids' mental abilities for the rest of their lives, a new study suggests. Children who grow up poor or otherwise disadvantaged are more...

Smoked, Vaped, Eaten: U.S. Teens Use Pot in Many Ways

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are partaking of pot in any way they can, from smoking to vaping to eating marijuana edibles, new research shows. The study, of Los Angeles-...

Forgetful? Remember to give your brain a boost

So you’re leaving the office to go home and in the parking lot realize you left your keys in the desk drawer. That’s the second time this week. You also forgot your sister’s birthday, the tickets...

Diet Tips That Go Beyond Calorie Cutting

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Calories in must be less than calories out -- that's the basic rule of dieting. But there's more to losing weight because more than hunger often motivates...

'Hangry' May Be More Than Just a State of Mind

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you're hungry, everything's annoying and tempers can get short. Now, animal research might help explain why. Researchers working with rats found that...

For Many With MS, Well-Being Increases With Age

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living with a potentially disabling condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult, but new research suggests patients get better at dealing with...

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Broken Hips in Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may raise the risk for hip fractures among dialysis patients by nearly 20 percent, a new study...

New guidelines may mean it’s time for your first colonoscopy

If you thought you had a few years to wait before getting a colon cancer screening, think again. New guidelines move the age for recommended screenings up five years. Instead of beginning screenings...

AHA: Spotting a Severe Circulation Problem Early Can Prevent...

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Having a limb amputated can be traumatic, yet experts say not enough is being done to prevent a common disease that can lead to limb loss....

AHA: New Report Explores Genes Behind Congenital Heart Disease

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Genetics are at the core of some congenital heart defects, and a just-released scientific statement could help guide doctors in new...

Beware the Vampire Bat, and Not for the Reason You Think

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If the thought of vampire bats sucking your blood for their meals isn't enough to scare you, new research shows they also carry dangerous bacteria that...

Study Supports Oxygen Therapy for Sudden Hearing Loss

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses and blood flow issues can, in rare cases, trigger sudden and profound hearing loss. Now, South Korean research supports the use of hyperbaric...

With 80,000 Flu Deaths Last Season, Experts Urge Vaccination

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Influenza killed an estimated 80,000 Americans during last winter's flu season, making it the deadliest season in more than four decades, U.S. health...

Many Drivers Rely Too Much on New Car Safety Features

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New cars are now coming out with high-tech safety features designed to prevent crashes. But if you don't know how they work you could be inviting an...

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