ARCHIVE: March 2019

Cost Puts Sports, Art Programs Out of Reach for Many Families

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After-school activities help develop social skills and talent, but a new report finds that many kids are priced out of participating. In fact, for 1 in 6...

What Works Best for Women Struggling With a Leaky Bladder?

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For women who need relief from bladder control problems, behavioral therapies are a better bet than medication, a new research review finds. In an analysis...

New Facial Bone Might Someday Be Grown From the Patient's...

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed a way to grow live bone using a rib and a 3-D mold in animal studies, and they say their technique could offer a new way to treat...

Could Male Twin's Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to...

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a twin brother could put a woman at a lasting disadvantage, and exposure to his testosterone before birth may play a role, a new study suggests....

CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease...

More U.S. Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. emergency departments are seeing a surge in the number of kids and teens seeking help for mental health problems, new research warns. Between 2011 and...

Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who regularly down sugar-laden sodas, juices and sports drinks aren't doing their heart any favors. A new study of more than 110,000 U.S. health...

Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Someday soon, devices like the Apple Watch might be monitoring wearers for heart conditions such as potentially dangerous atrial fibrillation, a new study...

Knives: Essential Equipment for Healthy Food Prep

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Every home chef will find that cooking healthfully is easier with a well-made set of knives. When shopping, let quality, not quantity, be your guide. You...

Healthy Cooking on a Budget

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cooking healthy at home is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. And your budget doesn't have to take a hit when you stock up on...

Hate Those Stressful Office Parties? Just Fake It, Study Suggests

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though they often dread social events, many introverts find they're not as bad as feared and some have learned to fake an outgoing personality to get...

Exposing Baby to Foods Early May Help Prevent Allergies

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New parents worry about a lot of things, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says one thing they can cross off that list is concern about giving high-...

Prescription Fish Oil Pill Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those...

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have high triglycerides and take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30...

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention

SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of aging Americans worried about heart attacks and strokes have for years popped a low-dose aspirin each day, thinking the blood thinner might...

'Antibiotic Envelopes' Could Cut Infections After...

SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tucking a pacemaker inside an antibiotic-soaked mesh envelope before implanting it inside your body can drastically reduce your risk of a dangerous...

Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip Statins

SATURDAY, March 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who've already had a heart attack or stroke can cut their odds for another one in half if they regularly take cholesterol-lowering statins. Yet...

Funding Gap Leaves Women Scientists at a Lifelong Disadvantage:...

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women scientists get less early-career research funding from the U.S. government than men, which can put them at a disadvantage for the rest of their...

AHA News: Overweight Kids at Higher Risk for Blood Clots as...

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Overweight children may be more likely than normal-weight children to develop life-threatening blood clots as adults, a new Danish study...

Human Ancestors' Diet Led You to Pronounce Your F's...

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Think of it as another example of a refined palate. The ability to make speech sounds such as "f" and "v" is due to diet-led changes in humans' bite,...

Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans have the worrisome and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib," and they're typically...

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