ARCHIVE: March 2019

Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant moms often try to plan as many aspects of their upcoming delivery as they can. But one thing they might not consider is what type of pain relief...

Tighter Gun Laws = Safer Schools

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stricter gun laws keep U.S. high school students safer, a new study says. Surveying nearly 100,000 high school students, researchers found that...

How to Help Your Kids Achieve a Healthy Weight

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity can lead to physical, social and emotional struggles for kids, so parents need to help their children maintain a healthy weight, experts say. "...

Pesticides Tied to Autism Risk in Kids

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are exposed to common pesticides, either while in the womb or in the first year of life, may be more likely to develop autism, a new study...

Baby Monkey May Offer Hope to Preserving Fertility of Kids With...

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- She's cute, and perhaps a medical breakthrough. Scientists say they have used frozen testicular tissue to achieve the birth of a healthy baby monkey...

What Drives 'Anti-Vaxxer' Parents? It's a Mixed...

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-vaccination campaigns abound on social media, but the people involved are not necessarily driven by any single motivation, a new study suggests....

Abuse in Childhood Tied to Brain Changes and Later Depression

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Abuse during childhood can cause structural changes in the brain that increase a person's risk of severe and recurrent depression, a new study reveals....

Attention, Seniors: Drink More Water and Head Off Disease

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. "So many...

AHA News: Culture, Paycheck, Neighborhood Key to Your Heart...

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Eating a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise and watching your weight can help lower risk for heart disease and stroke. But...

Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl Soaring: Report

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans dying from overdoses of the powerful narcotic fentanyl rose 12-fold in recent years, health officials reported Thursday. Fentanyl...

Three Clues to Raised Risk of Miscarriage

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's age and previous pregnancy complications influence her odds of miscarriage, a new study says. The findings suggest that miscarriage and other...

Drug Combo Does Double Duty Against Common Skin Lesions, Cancers

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tens of millions of Americans develop sun-linked skin lesions called actinic keratoses, which are tied to later cancer risk. Many will get a combo of...

Stretches to Strengthen Your Core

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever had a bad spasm from bending down to pick up your child or tie your shoes? Keeping your core muscles -- the workhorses that stabilize your spine...

Strengthening Family Ties Through Online Gaming

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Video games provide unlimited entertainment, and interactive ones can even help you burn off calories. But you may not know that playing games -- either...

Risk of Psychosis Varies With ADHD Meds, But Still Small: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) carry a small risk of a psychotic episode, but it appears to vary...

Eye-Soothing Tips for Computer Users

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Screens: They're at work, at home and even in the palm of your hand. But stare too long at them and your eyes -- and mind -- could pay a price, experts...

Extra Pounds in Childhood May Mean Higher MS Risk in Adulthood

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Research has suggested that kids who enter puberty early appear to face an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults. But a new...

Why Men Won't Mention Suicidal Thoughts to Their Doctor

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men may avoid talking with doctors about suicidal thoughts because they fear psychiatric hospitalization, researchers say. In the United States, men are...

Many With Opioid Addiction Don't Get Meds That Can Help

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most people struggling with opioid addiction lack access to FDA-approved medications that can head off withdrawal symptoms and quell their cravings, a...

AHA News: Family Adopts Three Children With Three Different...

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- James and Tara Fussell were on a Caribbean cruise celebrating their 10th anniversary when they decided to give their son and two...

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