ARCHIVE: April 2019

Ten Infant Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play...

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ten infants are known to have died in the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper since 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns. In a...

For One Man, Too Much Vitamin D Was Disastrous

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D is the healthy "sunshine" vitamin, but it can have a dark side, one Canadian man discovered. A team of Toronto physicians reported on the case of...

Gum Disease Shows Possible Links to Alzheimer's

SUNDAY, April 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regular brushing and flossing can save your teeth into old age. Could it also save your brain? The bacteria involved in gum disease might play a key role in...

Why Do Older Heart Attack Patients Get Worse Care?

SATURDAY, April 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're over 65 and have a heart attack, your care may be compromised, a new study finds. In fact, you're less apt than younger patients to receive a...

Researchers Seek Firefighters for Data on Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Learning more about firefighters' increased risk for certain cancers is the aim of a voluntary registry being created by the U.S. National Institute for...

CDC Investigates Mystery E. Coli Outbreak Affecting 5 States

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials say they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli gastrointestinal illness that's already affected 72 people across five Eastern states...

Black Women in the U.S. Still Missing Out on Heart Care

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older black American women are much less likely to be treated for heart attack and heart disease than white and Hispanic women, researchers say. "Our study...

AHA News: Transgender Men and Women May Have Higher Heart Attack...

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A new study indicates transgender men and women have a higher risk of heart attack -- more than four times in some instances -- than people...

Let Your Lawn Grow: It's Good for Bees, Won't Attract...

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You now have an excuse to skip cutting the grass every weekend -- it's beneficial for the bees. And mowing your lawn less often to provide native bees a...

Blacks Live Longer, Not Necessarily Better, With ALS

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tend to live longer than whites with the disease because blacks are more likely to have a procedure...

Heart Deaths Declined After Obamacare Began

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid expansion under "Obamacare" may have quickly translated into fewer heart disease deaths among middle-aged Americans, a new study suggests. In 2014...

Mick Jagger in Recovery After Heart Valve Procedure

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Giving millions of fans some "Satisfaction," Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is recovering and in good health after undergoing a heart valve procedure in...

The 7-Minute Workout

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in a time crunch for even a short workout? Experts at the American College of Sports Medicine created a 7-minute plan that can fit into almost anyone...

Baby-Led Eating: A Healthier Approach

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With childhood obesity rates soaring, prevention should start at a very early age. One approach gaining in popularity is baby-led weaning. This means that...

Voice-Assisted Tech Can Be a Driving Hazard

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of using voice-based technology in your car may be greater than you think. Many consider this technology safer than using their hands to operate...

FDA Says Patients Can Take Tainted Blood Pressure Meds Until...

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans face shortages of widely used blood pressure drugs due to contamination with potentially cancer-causing impurities, the U.S. Food and Drug...

Does Cancer Battle Bring Personal Growth? Yes and No, Survivors...

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivor Jessica Sidener is adamant that her illness brought real benefits to her life. "I am incredibly grateful for all of the hardships I'...

Forested Counties Have Lower Medicare Costs, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Getting back to nature may nurture your health, according to a new study that found U.S. counties with more forests and shrublands have lower Medicare...

Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As the American population ages, elder abuse rates are increasing, particularly among men, federal health officials reported Thursday. Between 2002 and...

Scientists Spot Brain Cells That Control Traumatic Memories

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever been suddenly and unexpectedly reminded of a past trauma, you may wonder if those old fears will ever stop haunting you. Now,...

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