ARCHIVE: March 2019

How Much Coffee Is OK?

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It seems as though every day brings a new study on the merits -- or the risks -- of coffee. So what's the real scoop? If you like drinking coffee simply...

Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer's Advance

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise has countless benefits, even in small doses. And new research suggests the payoffs might extend to colon cancer patients. Short sessions of...

Raw Dog Food Is Risky Business for Pet and Family Alike

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of harmful bacteria found in many raw meat dog foods may be dangerous for more than just Fido, a new study suggests. Not only can these foods...

Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fatigue can plague many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). But a small new study suggests a soothing cup of hot cocoa may bring some relief. Like dark...

Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most seniors expect their doctor to recommend testing of thinking and memory when it's needed. But a new survey discovered that is rarely the case: Only...

Largest Study Ever Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine, Autism

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid ongoing U.S. measles outbreaks, one of the largest studies to date provides fresh evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not...

The Deadliest Plastic for Seabirds? Balloons

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No plastic is good for seabirds, but new Australian research finds that balloon bits pose the most deadly threat to marine life. "Balloons, or balloon...

High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients'...

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even when women have health insurance, high deductibles may delay them from having breast cancer diagnosed and treated, researchers say. In a study of more...

FDA to Crack Down on Retailers That Keep Selling Tobacco to Kids

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it is turning up the heat on retailers that continue to illegally sell tobacco to teens. First, the agency...

Actor Luke Perry Dies of Stroke at Age 52

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Actor Luke Perry, who shot to fame in the 1990s in the TV series "Beverly Hills, 90210," has died of a stroke at the age of 52. In a statement, Perry's...

Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary...

Treatment May Allow Allergic Kids to Eat Eggs Safely: Study

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An egg allergy is no joke, but some children who have it could safely eat eggs after immunotherapy treatment, a new study claims. "Egg allergy is one of the...

AHA News: Are Thrill-Seekers With Heart Conditions Courting...

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The fastest roller coasters exceed 100 mph. A race car driver can double that speed within seconds. Either activity can exhilarate, but...

Fungi in Breast Milk? These Kinds Are Good for Baby

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another finding that points out the positives of breastfeeding, scientists report that beneficial fungi and yeasts reside in breast milk. Previous...

Acne Drug Accutane May Not Depress Mood After All

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For years, doctors have debated the safety of the acne drug most commonly known as Accutane, but new research suggests the medication does not boost...

Easy Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism and Burn Calories

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your metabolism rate determines how fast you burn calories, and that can influence how fast you lose weight -- and how easily you can gain it. After age...

Get in Shape for Tennis and Other Racquet Sports

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Playing singles tennis is a great way to have fun and exercise, and if you have access to an indoor court, it can be a year-round workout option that builds...

Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Getting older can be a lonely business, and a new survey shows that health problems only make matters worse. The online poll of more than 2,000 adults, aged...

Social Media 'Influencers' Can Get Kids Eating Junk...

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When a social media "influencer" hawks junk food, young kids may be easily won over, a new study suggests. British researchers found that when children saw...

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer's Marker

SUNDAY, March 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans are left drowsy each day by sleep apnea, and new research suggests it might also raise their odds for Alzheimer's disease. It isn't...

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