ARCHIVE: March 2019

Woman Feels No Pain, Thanks to Her Genes

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Jo Cameron, 71, has lived a life without pain. The Scottish woman has experienced childbirth, broken limbs, cuts, burns and surgeries with little or no...

How to Build a Healthier Burger With Mushrooms

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a hamburger lover who no longer wants to eat meat or simply wants to cut down on beef consumption, there are ways to get the taste and texture...

The Keys to Perfect Lunges and Squats

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want two moves that will effectively develop your lower body? Then add lunges and squats to your strength-training workout. These exercises primarily use...

Kids With Autism 'In Tune' With Mom's Feelings:...

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism may have trouble interpreting facial emotions in strangers, but research finds some are as "in-tune" with their mother's expressions...

Fussy Baby May Raise Mom's Risk of Depression

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a fussy baby doesn't just rob a new mother of sleep -- it can also increase her risk of depression, a new study finds. That fussiness, combined...

Common MS Treatment Can Bring Longer, Healthier Life

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An older but still common multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment has an unexpected perk: It not only quells symptoms, but patients may also live longer. New...

Dual-Drug Therapy May Boost Odds Against a Tough Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for women battling a particularly difficult form of advanced breast cancer. In a new study of patients with so-called "hormone...

Do Doctors Hounded by Malpractice Claims Just Shift Their...

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A bad doctor bedeviled by malpractice claims closes up shop in the dead of night and slips away to another state, hoping to leave his soiled reputation...

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the fewer menstrual periods a woman has in her lifetime, the higher her risk of dementia -- though the reasons, for now, are...

FDA OKs New Drug for Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new pill for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Generally, relapsing MS involves...

Heart Failure Hospitalizations Spike When Flu Season Peaks

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Weakened hearts grow weaker and fail when influenza rages throughout the land, a new study reports. Hospitalizations for heart failure increased...

Ann's turn to triumph: Liver transplant saves a nurse'...

The tables turned on Ann McCracken early last year. For most of her life, the 58-year-old Tampa resident cared for others, both as a mother and a nurse. But the chronic disease that had slowly...

AHA News: After 4 Strokes, Rare Disease and Brain Surgery, Woman...

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When Lisa Deck was chosen as a Go Red for Women national spokeswoman in 2014, she was thrilled to have a larger platform to help raise...

Ancestry Matters When Seeking Matched Bone Marrow Donors

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of finding an unrelated bone marrow donor are higher for U.S. patients of European descent than for those of non-European descent, a new...

Supplemental Steroids, Testosterone May Lower Men's Sperm...

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say. The...

Bad Info May Be Scaring Patients Away From Heart-Healthy Statins

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter of people who could benefit from taking statins don't, and a new survey suggests that while not enough doctors are prescribing the...

FDA Says Breast Density Must Be Reported to Women During...

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women with dense breasts who get mammograms must be told of their higher risk for breast cancer under new rules proposed Wednesday by the U.S. Food and...

Why Holding a Grudge Is Bad for Your Health

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's surprisingly easy to hold a grudge, but whether it involves a friend, a co-worker or a loved one, it can fill you with bitterness, keep you stuck in...

Enjoy These Sweet Strawberry Treats Without Guilt

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Berries are nature's natural sweetener and they come loaded with benefits. Fiber, vitamins and antioxidants sweeten the deal. Fresh strawberries are a...

Only Spoken Words Processed in Newly Discovered Brain Region

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A dementia study has led researchers to a brain region that processes spoken, not written, words. Northwestern University researchers worked with four...

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