ARCHIVE: March 2019

Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Attacks May Not Be Foolproof

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test used to detect a heart attack may often provide some misleading results, British researchers report. In a new study of patients undergoing...

Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia is now one of the leading killers in the United States, with the rate of deaths linked to the disease more than doubling over the past two...

Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All Doctors

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be pulling out their prescription pads less often for opioid medications, but not everyone's on the same page yet. New research found that...

Flavored E-Cigarettes Hold Greatest Appeal for Youth

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Candy- and fruit-flavored electronic cigarettes hold far more allure for teens and young adults than older adults, a new study shows. The sharp rise in...

Even Distant Relatives' History Could Up Your Alzheimer...

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A grandparent's mental decline or a great uncle's waning memory may indicate you, too, have greater risk for Alzheimer's disease -- especially if closer...

After Chinese Infant Gene-Editing Scandal, U.S. Health Officials...

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The controversy over a Chinese scientist who claimed he created gene-edited babies has prompted the U.S. National Institutes of Health to join an...

Scientists Spot Clues to Predicting Breast Cancer's Return

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Figuring out which breast cancer patients will live disease-free after treatment is a bit of a guessing game. But new research indicates breast cancer...

Are 'Inactive' Ingredients in Your Drugs Really So...

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 90 percent of the medications that Americans take contain an inactive ingredient that could cause an allergic reaction, a new study suggests....

New FDA Rules Aim to Keep Kids From Flavored E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Responding to the steep, recent rise in the use of addictive e-cigarettes among kids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it...

Keep E-Cigs Away From Youth to Win War Against Tobacco

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Making sure electronic cigarettes don't get into the hands of youngsters is the key to beating tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the United States,...

Claire's Recalls 3 Cosmetic Products Due to Possible...

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Claire's Stores, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of three of its cosmetic products on Tuesday. The move follows a warning issued last week by the U.S...

FDA OKs Blood Pressure Drug to Ease Shortage Due to Recalls

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new generic version of the high blood pressure/heart failure drug valsartan, saying the move...

The Saturated Fat Debate Rages On

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to keep up with the findings from studies on the health effects of saturated fat -- you know, the fat typically found in animal foods, from...

When Can Kids Return to Play After a Concussion?

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though coaches and parents are more alert to the need for emergency attention after young athletes suffer a concussion, many may not realize how long...

Newborn Heart Problems Surged After Fukushima Nuke Disaster:...

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There was a significant increase in the number of infants in Japan who had surgery for complex congenital heart disease after the nuclear accident in...

AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The term artificial intelligence (AI) might bring to mind robots or self-driving cars. But one group of researchers is using a type of AI to improve lung...

Need to Be Vaccinated? Try Your Local Pharmacy

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines are big news in the United States these days. Measles outbreaks in unvaccinated clusters around the country have highlighted the importance of...

Are Some Birth Control Methods Doomed to Fail?

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who get pregnant when using certain contraceptives might have their genes to blame, a new study suggests. A gene variant that breaks down hormones...

Why Watch Sports? Fans Get a Self-Esteem Boost, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When your favorite college team wins the big game, it can boost your self-esteem for days -- especially if you watch the game with others, a new study...

Common Household Chemicals Harm Sperm in Both Men and Dogs

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two chemicals found in household products and food could harm male fertility in both dogs and people, U.K. researchers say. The chemicals are the...

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