ARCHIVE: March 2019

Race Affects Health Care of Even the Smallest and Youngest

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Racial segregation starts early in a child's life, with vulnerable black "preemies" receiving worse hospital care in the United States than white, Hispanic...

Common Diabetes Test May Often Miss the Mark

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly used diabetes test may not spot the disease as well as an older test does, a new study suggests. The researchers said the newer test -- called...

More Reasons to Follow the Mediterranean Diet

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More and more research supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the way of eating followed by people who live in countries around the...

The Easy Way to Cook Fish: Wrap It in Parchment Paper

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fish is a delicious, lean protein with healthy fats, but many people are afraid to cook it and save it for when dining out. Whether you avoid cooking fish...

Heart Disease a Growing Threat to U.S. Veterans

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. veterans are at increased risk for heart disease, a looming public health problem, researchers say. They analyzed data from more than 153,000...

Toddlers May Gain More From Paper Books Than E-Books: Study

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to reading to toddlers, apparently there is no substitute for an old-fashioned book. That's according to new research that found paper books...

Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two medical groups have declared war on sodas and energy drinks by calling for taxes on what has become the leading source of sugar in the diets of children...

Sperm DNA Damage May Lead to Repeat Miscarriages: Study

SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When couples experience recurrent pregnancy loss, it's natural for them to want to know why. Now, a new study suggests that sperm DNA damage could be a...

Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies' Hearts

SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers-to-be who expose their pregnant partners to secondhand smoke put their babies at risk of heart defects, researchers warn. For the new study,...

Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows. "When people lose...

Want to Stay Trim? Don't Eat in the Evening, Study Finds

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you rush around with work and activities during the day, then settle in for a large, relaxing meal in the evening. But new research says the later...

Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People transitioning female to male face issues around future fertility. But new research suggests children in the future are a real possibility for...

Extra Calcium Safe for the Aging Eye

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To take calcium or not to take calcium, that is still the question. In a new study that contradicts earlier research, investigators found that adding...

Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More American women had health insurance and access to care after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully in place in 2014, and poorest women benefited most...

Managing MS

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Proper treatment can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) contend with their disease, an expert says. "Patients get a predisposed feeling that their...

AHA News: Is the New 'Fasting' Diet Trend Healthy?

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Tipping the scales at 233 pounds, Charles Joy realized he needed to make some changes. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native...

Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No one likes to get a colonoscopy, but new research suggests that mailing at-home colon cancer tests to folks who are overdue for their checks might prompt...

How to Raise Global Citizens of Tomorrow

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's never too soon to teach kids to be culturally competent -- to learn about, respect and accept people whose culture is different from their own....

Easy Eggs for a Nutritious Breakfast

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research shows that eggs can be part of a healthful diet. Eggs are highly nutritious because they deliver the essential amino acids your body needs...

Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America's Schoolkids

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Gun-related deaths among school-age children in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, researchers report. In 2017, gun violence claimed more...

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