ARCHIVE: March 2019

Heart Care Guidelines Rarely Backed by Top-Notch Science

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Precious few treatment guidelines for heart patients are supported by the best scientific evidence, a new study shows. Less than one in 10 recommendations...

Even Housework, Gardening Can Help an Older Woman's Heart

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Think exercise has to be high-intensity to make a difference to your health? Think again. New research shows that even routine housework and gardening can...

Heart Attacks Fall By One-Third Among Older Americans

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A groundbreaking new study holds heartening news for older Americans. Since the mid-1990s, the number of seniors who suffered a heart attack or died from...

Heart-Breaking News for Egg Lovers

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eggs may not be all they've been cracked up to be. A new study says eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol and that cholesterol in the diet ups the...

Are Enhanced Waters Better for Your Health?

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You'll find plenty of nutrient-enriched flavored waters on grocery shelves, but are they any better for your diet than a glass of water with a squeeze of...

How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Cyberbullying

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No type of bullying is acceptable, but cyberbullying can be harder for parents to spot because it takes place via cellphone, computer or tablet, often...

How to Protect Your Kids From Drowning

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Drowning can be swift and silent, making it a leading cause of accidental death among children. To help parents protect their kids in and around the water...

Burden of Autism in Teens Weighs Heaviest on Minorities, Poor

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Autism exacts a heavy toll on the families of teens who struggle with the disorder, but the fight to get treatment and services is even harder among...

Half-Dose of Mountain Sickness Med Works as Well as Full Dose

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds. Acute mountain sickness...

Ebola Survivors Continue to Suffer Years After Recovery

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have ongoing health problems, a new study finds. More than 28,000 people were infected and...

Fewer Boys Are Suffering Head Injuries, But Rate Rises for Girls

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news from a new study of children visiting U.S. emergency departments for head injuries: The rate of these potentially serious...

Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans -- Is Social...

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans may be more vulnerable to depression, distress and suicidal thoughts or attempts than their parents' generation, and social media might be...

New Drug Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block...

AHA News: Two Young Moms Bond Over Heart Failure, Transplant...

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Sarah Bradley's second pregnancy was uneventful until 30 weeks, when she found herself swollen, breathless and unusually fatigued....

AHA News: Black Woman in Their 50s Face Especially High Stroke...

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Black women in their 50s may have more than triple the risk of stroke compared to white women of the same age, according to a new study...

Early-Onset Menstruation Linked to Later High Blood Pressure Risk

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who started menstruating at an early age have an increased risk of high blood pressure, new research suggests. For the study, scientists...

Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's one of the toughest cancers to beat. But new research suggests that identifying the genetics of pancreatic cancer in individual patients could boost...

For an Energizing Workout, Take It Outside

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As the weather starts to warm up, you might be excited to restart a swimming routine, but swimming isn't the only water sport that's also fun exercise....

Spring Ahead With Spring Vegetables

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Celebrate spring with farm-fresh foods that usher in the season -- asparagus, peas and watercress. They're low in calories, have fresh flavor and are the...

Spread of Democracy Is Good for World's Health: Study

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy democracy means better health for its citizens, a new study claims. Researchers analyzed political, economic and population health data from...

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